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Getting The Rose Family Mini Back On The Road! (After 5 Years)

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#256 Bdshim

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 03:28 PM

Rear wheel arch closing pannel obviously a left or right or bothhttp://www.minispare...px|Back to shop

Edited by Bdshim, 27 May 2020 - 03:30 PM.


#257 Ben Rose

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 03:58 PM

Rear wheel arch closing pannel obviously a left or right or bothhttp://www.minispare...px|Back to shop


Perfect! Two of them needed.

#258 Gilles1000

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 07:54 PM

Hi Ben, this is a closing panel between the rear arch and the main floor. you cn see it in the car close to the rear seat base. On it you should see the back part of the inner sill welded to it.

 

It's welded on the rear arch, together with the companion bin and the seat base, on the floor and on the corner of the rear quarter.

 

You can see it there in my topic:

http://www.theminifo...ast-road/page-6

 

What I can say about it is that it's akward to remove and put in place while all other parts are in place due to the shape of it. I changed it while the main floor was away.

 

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#259 Ben Rose

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Posted 27 May 2020 - 08:14 PM

Hi Ben, this is a closing panel between the rear arch and the main floor. you cn see it in the car close to the rear seat base. On it you should see the back part of the inner sill welded to it.

It's welded on the rear arch, together with the companion bin and the seat base, on the floor and on the corner of the rear quarter.

You can see it there in my topic:
http://www.theminifo...ast-road/page-6

What I can say about it is that it's akward to remove and put in place while all other parts are in place due to the shape of it. I changed it while the main floor was away.

Cheers
Gilles


Thanks for the detailed reply Gilles. Really helpful.

#260 Ben Rose

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 07:21 AM

Warm at the moment isn't it!!  So I got another 40 minutes last night in the garage.  Windows and doors closed in the garage but all open in the house and I was keeping the kids up so I had to stop.
 
I've come to the conclusion that for me a wire wheel is best to get under seal off and then I switch to a poly strip type disc to take the last layers of paint off.  Works for me.
 
Its a shame I'm only getting an hour in the evenings which is why it is slow progress but I feel like I am getting at least a bit done.

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#261 Junior Mini

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 08:37 AM

Progress is progress!

#262 pete l

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 09:18 AM

How are you treating those nasty rusty bits ?



#263 Ben Rose

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 10:04 AM

How are you treating those nasty rusty bits ?

If its really bad it will have to be cut out.  If its just surface rust I'll grind it back as best I can and then I intend on using Bilthamber Hydrate 80 and Bilthamber Deox Gel to neutralise the rust and then coat it in a high content ZINC primer (Bilthamber Electrox).  

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I'm no professional and hope someone will give a better answer / advice if I am wrong!  :highfive:



#264 cooperd70

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 11:39 AM

Those with shiny surfaces though to have been thoroughly cleaned up Ben. Great work πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

#265 cp2708

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Posted 30 May 2020 - 05:24 PM

Looks in half decent condition for a MPI. Good work. 



#266 Ben Rose

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 02:41 PM

Not much action. Had about another hour cleaning back the boot floor. I'm back out there tonight for another hour hoping to finish it off. I cant put off buying the panels any longer.
I just still cant decide whether or not to go cheap and buy repair panels or to replace entire boot floor  and heal board.  Just seems a lot of money when there is still so much good metal. 
Think I'm still talking myself in to getting repair panels but don't like going against much more experienced peoples advice.
 
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#267 Harryrothers93

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 04:02 PM

To be completely honest with you mate, if my boot was as clean as that I probably would have patched it.

Don’t think to much about it, just do what you think is right I agree that there is a lot of clean metal there and would be a shame just to cut it out for a few small areas

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#268 johnR

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 05:45 PM

That boot floor does look fairly good - you get points for leaving original metal!



#269 Gilles1000

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 05:51 PM

Honestly, apart of the holes in the closing panels between the rear arch and the heelboard, your boot floor looks pretty good. 

I would patch it. It costs only time and energy. But you get experience in doing it.

Even the pitting around the small hole does not look too bad. You could patch it also in this area.

There's one bigger repair near the hole for the fog loom, but again I would patch it.

 

What annoys me a bit more are the small holes in the corners of the closing panels. How does the rear quarter look there?

And how is the inside of the boot?



#270 Ben Rose

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Posted 05 June 2020 - 06:09 PM

Rear quarter is in really good shape.  No signs of any major rust at all.  The inside of the boot floor is clean too.

 

The front of rear wheel arch closing panels are shot on both sides.

 

I was thinking of getting M Machine side repair, boot floor panel for passenger side.  Probably end repair for the heal board too.

 

My list of panels so far.  A call to M Machine next week then.  Put it off for long enough.   Thanks for comments.  Much appreciated.

 

11.41.00.28  Side Repair, Boot Floor, RH 11.41.00.36 Rear Edge Repair, Boot Floor 14.42.00.00 Valence, Rear, Mk4 on 11.42.01.01 Filler, Valence Corner, LH, Mk1-on 11.42.01.02  Filler, Valence Corner, RH, Mk1-on 11.32.02.18 End Repair, Rear Sub Frame Mounting Panel including bracket, RH 11.32.02.17 End Repair, Rear Sub Frame Mounting Panel including bracket, LH





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