Jump to content


Photo

Mini Pick-Up @ Mill Road Garage, Isle Of Wight

pickup

  • Please log in to reply
292 replies to this topic

#16 Ben_O

Ben_O

    Mill Road Garage

  • Paint Doctor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,424 posts
  • Location: Isle of Wight

Posted 31 July 2018 - 08:29 PM

Cheers Ben - let's see what the blaster uncovers. I'm sure it'll be fine

It looks pretty good.

I'm expecting there to be quite a bit of filler in the quarter panels so it will be good to get that out and straightened out.



#17 minimissions

minimissions

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,317 posts
  • Location: North West
  • Local Club: S.U.N.M.C

Posted 01 August 2018 - 05:40 AM

Yes what a great looking build I was wondering when you guys where going to take on a variant :D



#18 mattmiglia

mattmiglia

    Speeding Along Now

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 454 posts
  • Location: West Midlands

Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:49 PM

Another one to follow, looks great!

#19 Ben_O

Ben_O

    Mill Road Garage

  • Paint Doctor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,424 posts
  • Location: Isle of Wight

Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:57 PM

The sandblaster called today to let me know that he will be dropping off the subframes and panels on Monday. The shell will follow during the week.



#20 Ben_O

Ben_O

    Mill Road Garage

  • Paint Doctor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,424 posts
  • Location: Isle of Wight

Posted 21 August 2018 - 05:19 PM

Martin popped by at lunchtime to drop off the panels, subframes, fuel tank and box of small parts.

 

Overall everything is good however he removed a lot of filler from the doors, tailboard and bonnet which has revealed the damage that the filler was covering.

The doors are pretty straight however the tailboard is quite poor and the bonnet is terrible.

The good news is that there is little to no rust on the panels.

The subframes have come up very well indeed, as has the tank.

 

kzZc5l8.jpg

 

8Wt3aYQ.jpg

 

DlHAX8F.jpg

 

DyCWuDK.jpg

 

ch8GCVH.jpg

 

F6yEWXo.jpg

 

tMfFi01.jpg

 

shgRDtV.jpg

 

aOZVDsK.jpg

 

99HY7yC.jpg

 

He told me that the shell is coming up well but again there was lots of filler in the quarter panels which wasn't a surprise to me so all good. The repairs that the filler was covering are a good standard he tells me so that sounds fine.

 

I guess we will see next week once he has finished it.

 

Cheers

 

Ben



#21 KTS

KTS

    Super Mini Mad

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 530 posts
  • Location: Herts

Posted 21 August 2018 - 08:02 PM

I think that's better than I thought it was going to be

 

i knew the tailboard was a bit dodgy but didn't realise the bonnet was so bad - is it salvageable ?  .better news on the rest of it though...

 

the big question is how are you going to get the sand out of the tailboard ?  :proud:



#22 Ben_O

Ben_O

    Mill Road Garage

  • Paint Doctor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,424 posts
  • Location: Isle of Wight

Posted 21 August 2018 - 08:10 PM

I think that's better than I thought it was going to be

 

i knew the tailboard was a bit dodgy but didn't realise the bonnet was so bad - is it salvageable ?  .better news on the rest of it though...

 

the big question is how are you going to get the sand out of the tailboard ?  :proud:

The bonnet is salvageable because it is clean but I would expect the labour to fix it would be more than another bonnet. Ill have a poke and a prod and get back to you regarding options going forward. It's hard to show how bad it is in the photos.

The doors have previously had skins and i'm not over the moon with the finish on the welds and folds but I can do something with that

Ill probably clear the tailboard by taping up all but 2 holes. high pressure Air blower in one, high powered vacuum cleaner over the other. Usually does the trick although I may end up removing the damaged section at the bottom of the skin as it's very stretched. I can drain the sand out before letting a new section in.

 

Cheers

Ben



#23 KTS

KTS

    Super Mini Mad

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 530 posts
  • Location: Herts

Posted 21 August 2018 - 08:52 PM

yep - photos don't really show the damage much, but 'terrible' is a pretty descriptive word !!

 

cheers



#24 Ben_O

Ben_O

    Mill Road Garage

  • Paint Doctor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,424 posts
  • Location: Isle of Wight

Posted 31 August 2018 - 11:42 AM

Well I have got the shell back now.

Overall, it's as good as we thought it would be however the previous repairs to the side panels are pretty poor and unfortunately, the heat generated from the welding has distorted the panels very badly so they will need sorting out.

Ill leave the photos for now and ill sort out about getting it on the spit.

 

PGuctiS.jpg

 

prbUEYX.jpg

 

N8Mig7j.jpg

 

cR87T9P.jpg

 

j8BMIX8.jpg

 

Oxez6JI.jpg

 

Oxez6JI.jpg

 

azkOe74.jpg

 

VdYRIQd.jpg

 

y2uxs6R.jpg

 

cqeQImJ.jpg

 

4HmkDCI.jpg

 

RamWOnk.jpg

 

hrVqqu3.jpg

 

oYUp4To.jpg

 

d97yI4O.jpg

 

jPpPVxk.jpg

 

TNccLfL.jpg

 

v4sZUox.jpg

 

hi6xl2w.jpg

 

YfQwTZB.jpg

 

7HLBxmR.jpg

 

FWi6YBs.jpg

 

1GQ8ePp.jpg

 

K8DDxa3.jpg

 

yRVG3md.jpg

 

mBwM5Rp.jpg

 

QPZ8g4g.jpg

 

smLhoPq.jpg

 

qg640bd.jpg

 

aBA0g3q.jpg

 

EE13cvR.jpg

 

Cheers

Ben



#25 KTS

KTS

    Super Mini Mad

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 530 posts
  • Location: Herts

Posted 31 August 2018 - 07:43 PM

 

Cheers Ben - let's see what the blaster uncovers. I'm sure it'll be fine

It looks pretty good.

I'm expecting there to be quite a bit of filler in the quarter panels so it will be good to get that out and straightened out.

 

 

well you weren't wrong there !!

 

on the plus side, the roof seems OK...



#26 Ben_O

Ben_O

    Mill Road Garage

  • Paint Doctor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,424 posts
  • Location: Isle of Wight

Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:09 PM

 

 

Cheers Ben - let's see what the blaster uncovers. I'm sure it'll be fine

It looks pretty good.

I'm expecting there to be quite a bit of filler in the quarter panels so it will be good to get that out and straightened out.

 

 

well you weren't wrong there !!

 

on the plus side, the roof seems OK...

 

Martin said it took hours to get the filler out there was so much!

The roof does need work but it's not crispy croutons so that's good. I wonder if it had a light bar at some stage as there is a hole right in the centre of the roof that had been welded up.



#27 scoop-deluxe

scoop-deluxe

    Stage One Kit Fitted

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 55 posts
  • Location: Tasmania

Posted 31 August 2018 - 10:11 PM

Antenna maybe?
Looks good, a bit of work in it but have seen plenty worse!!!

#28 minimissions

minimissions

    Up Into Fourth

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,317 posts
  • Location: North West
  • Local Club: S.U.N.M.C

Posted 01 September 2018 - 06:47 AM

Like above I have see far worse come back from blasting, it looks a good base for a nice pup that.



#29 Ben_O

Ben_O

    Mill Road Garage

  • Paint Doctor
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,424 posts
  • Location: Isle of Wight

Posted 03 September 2018 - 01:54 PM

Ok, so the car is now on the spit

 

azhbx7N.jpg

 

OuhU7f3.jpg

 

A quick look underneath reveals some repairs required to the underside of the load floor but on the whole it's pretty good. Most of it is just ugly old repairs that need redoing or tidying up

 

JW1EzDp.jpg

 

clYeErg.jpg

 

07XaUdn.jpg

 

L9QUJw2.jpg

 

4EEwBUM.jpg

 

0wjqVHM.jpg

 

rwWqTSR.jpg

 

SUfNpxH.jpg

 

WDvxBHl.jpg

 

The ends of the toe board need work too

 

71hx72x.jpg

 

The cab floor is bad but that's going to be replaced entirely so nothing to worry about

 

tTb4f52.jpg

 

b7xZZxa.jpg

 

fnEnctY.jpg

 

BGBVDsX.jpg

 

Next, the new panels will be ordered and then the cutting can commence

 

Cheers

 

Ben



#30 KTS

KTS

    Super Mini Mad

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 530 posts
  • Location: Herts

Posted 03 September 2018 - 04:36 PM

Nice one Ben ! the progress I mean, not the car. that floor is horrific....







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: pickup

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Mini Spares