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#76 jsyjamie

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 12:02 PM

The parts of the shell keeping it water tight were left as I didn't have a garage and even with the best of British summers you can never be sure...

 

Then I saw Jersey Mini Club chairman (Mk1leg) was selling a tent garage so I jumped on it and it was a life saver.

 

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In a weekend the rest of the shell was stripped including the sound deadening.

 

What a nightmare that was, wouldn't wish that job on my worst enemy!

 

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The shell was collected and sent to be media blasted.

 

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And that is us pretty much up to date! Once the shell has been blasted it will be going for welding and spraying.

 

I have ordered all the panel I think it need but we will see after it has been blasted...



#77 jsyjamie

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Posted 28 September 2020 - 12:06 PM

One more thing I forgot!

 

The engine is ready to go but I have asked Chris to hold off putting it on the dyno and sending it over until the shell is ready.

 

Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later, baby 2 is due end of January!  O_O

 

Bit of engine porn...

 

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 02:21 PM

As often with life there is good news and bad news.

 

First the good, the shell has been blasted and primed and it looks great. Some of the panels I thought we would have to replace actually look really good which will same time and money. 

 

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Now the bad, my tent garage made a brake for it in last nights 70mph winds and scratched the wife's car in the process. Nothing too bad but very annoying and I need to find a more permeant solution asap...

 

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 03:05 PM

Operation Access

 

After the garage blew over in the 70mph winds a couple of weeks ago I decided the easiest thing to do was knock half the side porch down so I could get the mini into my 4.5 x 7.5m mancave through the back garden.

 

My wife thinks I'm crazy (I am) and it is a bit tight but it worked a treat!

 

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Dry and warm just in time for winter! 



#80 johnR

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 03:23 PM

sorted!



#81 ads7

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 05:16 PM

Just discovered this build thread. Only £90 for the turbo!?! Yes apparently surprisingly good results running Chinese cheapies following with interest

Edited by ads7, 20 October 2020 - 05:20 PM.


#82 jsyjamie

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 02:03 PM

Just discovered this build thread. Only £90 for the turbo!?! Yes apparently surprisingly good results running Chinese cheapies following with interest

 

I have no idea how they knock them out that cheap but they seem to work a treat on a lot of other builds so fingers crossed!


Edited by jsyjamie, 22 October 2020 - 06:36 AM.


#83 jsyjamie

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 02:24 PM

Blasting

 

It is amazing to see all the rust and the mangey peeling paint stripped and the shell one consistent colour.

 

The previous repairs now revealed themselves too.

 

I knew about both sides of the scuttle panel...

 

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But not that the boot had been done previously even though it has some major holes.

 

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Other than that it was the other usual bits, a panels, front floors and cills.

 

For the price of the blasting I think it was definitely worth it knowing that the shell will be 100% rust free.

 

Just waiting for a few more panels to arrive before the welding starts...

 

 



#84 MiNiKiN

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 02:40 PM

Blasting

 

Other than that it was the other usual bits, a panels, front floors and cills.

 

For the price of the blasting I think it was definitely worth it knowing that the shell will be 100% rust free.

 

 

Except for all the double-, triple and quadruple layer metal.

On my Mini I cut open all suspect cavities and removed parts to be replaced prior to blasting. As far as possible and reasonable at least. 
 

But keep on keeping on (the good work ) :highfive:



#85 jsyjamie

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 03:40 PM

 

Blasting

 

Other than that it was the other usual bits, a panels, front floors and cills.

 

For the price of the blasting I think it was definitely worth it knowing that the shell will be 100% rust free.

 

 

Except for all the double-, triple and quadruple layer metal.

On my Mini I cut open all suspect cavities and removed parts to be replaced prior to blasting. As far as possible and reasonable at least. 
 

But keep on keeping on (the good work ) :highfive:

 

 

Good point, the only place left would be the sills which are being replaced so fingers crossed...



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Posted 18 November 2020 - 08:24 AM

Small update.

 

The lads doing the welding have been cracking on. They are welders/fabricators by trade rater than panel beaters but they are mini obsessed and have repaired 10's of shells before so I know it is in good hands.

 

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One of them is building an ecoboost mini from scratch.

 

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They thought we could get away without replacing the wings as they were in such good shape but the internal lips are rotten under the seam sealer unfortunately.

 

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They are hoping to get the rest done this weekend but I think they might need a few more evenings on it...

 

Costs wise they are charging me £25 an hour each including sundries.

 

There are hundreds of "How much will a respray cost" threads so I will try to total everything up to give a rough guide including all the panels.

 

No one local would touch the shell and I had quotes on the mainland of £10k+ but I am hoping this will be closer to half that amount!






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