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#16 Dandyer1995

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 03:52 PM

Bit of an update today, spent the day hunting all the bad parts out so I could photograph them for the resto shop. Few of the worst bits.

Whole in bulkhead
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Back Qtrs completely rotten including the floors
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This delightful hole in the boot floor
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Going to try and get so ‘estimates’ of costings from restoration shops next week to see the best next step. I personally think the amount of labour will drive the price up to high. If this is the case I’ll be doing it myself but at a much slower rate! We might make IMM2029 😂😂

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 05:25 PM

So Not much of an update for the Car but a real progress for the future works!! ;D

 

had some high quotes back from shops not really wanting to do the work so its back to plan A of teaching myself!

 

Today I let a small unit with my cousin to work on our cars! its always been a dream of mine to have a space to call my own to work on my 'projects'. The units on a secure farm with a load of others units all full of cars too. I'll be able to work all winter long in the warm and dry. Its got power too which means no generator and I can make a brew. Happy Days!  :proud:

 

going to move the old boy in before the weekend so i can have a good few days over next weekend working on him!

 

better order myself a welder when i get paid! Any recommendations? 

 

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:55 PM

not surprised at the high quotes for repairing as it looks like it needs restoration and pretty much most 90's minis rust in the same areas, so look at some of the builds of here and you'll get an idea of whats needed.

 

welder wise i'd recommend getting a co2/argon gas one, get a refillable non rental bottle and lastly get one that will go as low amps as you can afford, most cheapish welders will go down to 30 amps, better more expensive ones will go to 20 and 15 which makes it easier to weld rusty metal, dont be fooled by the highest amps that they can weld as you'll never need this doing bodywork

 

get 3/4 grinders

 

make/buy a spit or even make a trolley to wheel in and out of the garage as it will be easier to work on the bodyshell welding whilst lying on your back getting showered in sparks and molten blobs falling on you soon wears thin

 

take lots of photos and post em on here :D



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Posted 18 August 2019 - 08:18 PM

not surprised at the high quotes for repairing as it looks like it needs restoration and pretty much most 90's minis rust in the same areas, so look at some of the builds of here and you'll get an idea of whats needed.

welder wise i'd recommend getting a co2/argon gas one, get a refillable non rental bottle and lastly get one that will go as low amps as you can afford, most cheapish welders will go down to 30 amps, better more expensive ones will go to 20 and 15 which makes it easier to weld rusty metal, dont be fooled by the highest amps that they can weld as you'll never need this doing bodywork

get 3/4 grinders

make/buy a spit or even make a trolley to wheel in and out of the garage as it will be easier to work on the bodyshell welding whilst lying on your back getting showered in sparks and molten blobs falling on you soon wears thin

take lots of photos and post em on here :D


Thanks for the advise, yeah I agree with the quotes. All were fair just is a lot of labour! I’m picking a jig up in a few weeks. I’ll post the spec of the welder here before I buy it.

Will post lots of pics!

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 12:55 PM

So got the car moved this week, was much easier than I imagined! It’s now Safe and sound in the new workshop! Even has a mate 😂

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Really need to decide now exactly what spec I’m going to re build it too, especially engine etc.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 04:44 PM

So had a solid day spent on the Mini in the new unit. Started sanding down the worst of the rust ready to cut panels out in the next few weeks. Have a Jig to collect next week and someone has kindly offered lend me a welder so can really start to crack on.

Some of today’s finds! by the way taking that sound deadening off the is the worst job so far! Especially in a garage over 30 degrees 😂

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Bit stuck now with what panel to cut out first, I’ve got to replace every panel from the doors back including floors, heel board and rear qtrs. anyone got any recommendations of where to start? Was thinking boot floor first?

At this rate it may be easier to re shell it 🙈

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 09:03 AM

Did a bit more work this weekend and last night on Alan. Test fitted the Mini on the Jig, cut the rear valance off and prepped the bracing ready to weld in once I can use my bloody welder 😂

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Now I need help for anyone that actually reads this 😂 my original plan was to start with the boot floor, then wheel arches then move onto sills etc after. Basically work from the rear forward. But with all the rot I’m assuming every panel is the same. I know my floor needs a least a patch would it be easier to start with the floor and sills to see what I’m dealing with or stick to my game plan?

Lots of head scratching going on at the moment!

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 08:04 PM

Have you considered having the shell media blasted? If there's a lot of rust this will get you back to sound metal and you'll know exactly what you're up against. If you do, best to remove any completely shot outer panels first so they can get at the inner ones.



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Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:18 AM

Have you considered having the shell media blasted? If there's a lot of rust this will get you back to sound metal and you'll know exactly what you're up against. If you do, best to remove any completely shot outer panels first so they can get at the inner ones.

 

yeah i did think about that, there's even mobile guys now however i'd imagine that'll make a right mess! i'm not sure i'll have much mini left if i do though and i'm worried about the structure of the shell even braced. Like i said before the biggest issue for me is on a car that needs every panel replacing whats the best one to start with? that's my headache ATM. Its a much bigger project than I originally thought and for my first one its going to be tough without the knowledge!

 

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:49 AM

There are plenty of experienced welders on this forum to ask once you have a full picture of the extent of rust damage. I've never welded a body but I would imagine that you'd replace the biggest panel first floor?) and work out/up from there.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:17 PM

I think I’d start with main floor and heel board first. Once that’s sorted, boot floor. I think starting with the boot floor would mean possibly coming unstuck if the heel board is knackered as you’d have little to fix it to.




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