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#1 Bens mini 66

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 05:17 PM

hey guys. I am restoring a 1972 austin mini right now and i have it on a jig in my garage. I am putting almost all new parts in. recently, I managed to get in the door step, door hinge panel, the A post boxing panel, and the inner wing on one side. i have only tacked in these panels becasue i want to make sure they are in properly. where do i go from here ? do i put in all the same parts on the other side? i am at a stand still because i want to make sure i do it right the first time. i have a lot of bracing inside the car to keep it from moving. if i were to cut out the other inner wing and A post and work on putting that in, will the car twist out of shape?

 

any advice will help. Thanks!



#2 Homersimpson

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 10:00 PM

I would always do one side at a time if you can, get that welded up and then move onto the other side.  This restores some strength to the car rather than having both sides cut out and the only tacked together.



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Posted 25 March 2020 - 03:32 PM

thanks that helps alot.



#4 Bens mini 66

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 05:15 PM

@speeding along now

 

if I were to fully weld in one side, how am i to know that it is in the right place?






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