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#1 84sprite

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 08:49 AM

Hi all
Well in this time of lockdown me and my daughter have had a chance to start the mini project ...
story so far ...
When storm Ceira hit the gazebo that the mini was under got ripped out the ground and ended up in a neighbouring garden so first job was to build a new house ....
Got my building hat on and built a garage 4.2m x 3.6m with the thought that once the wheels were off I could put a set of skates under and park across the back to take up less room ...
Then the virus hit and I end up working from home and my daughters College is closed ...
over the last 2 weeks we have completely stripped everything off and out the shell.. and the paint removal has started ...
so while my daughter sands and derusts the body I start the engine strip down ...
I need to resize pictures to upload ... and will update with them later today ...

#2 cal844

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 09:08 AM

Upload to Imgur then cipy and paste the BBcode to your thread

Edited by cal844, 17 April 2020 - 09:08 AM.


#3 Lord Oversill

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 09:09 AM

If only I could get my daughter into Minis, she’s firmly VW aircooled...where did I go wrong? 

Look forward to more and those pictures.



#4 g111mds

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 09:29 AM

Look forward to seeing some pics. Wheels skates come in handy - I’ve got a car turned round and parked at the back of the garage which leave plenty space towards the front.



#5 84sprite

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 09:41 AM

How we got her .... 

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In her nearly finished house

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Starting the strip down

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Engine and Gearbox out 

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She fits across the garage ... yay ... 

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On her new skates

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Edited by 84sprite, 17 April 2020 - 01:41 PM.


#6 Tomm

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 11:01 AM

I was trying to help with your photo hosting problem there but am unfamiliar with Imgur. You should be able to post directly into your thread here rather than via the link. 

 

FlickR is also a decent, free, hosting site. 

 

 

 

 


Edited by Tomm, 17 April 2020 - 11:07 AM.


#7 Homersimpson

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 11:11 AM

If only I could get my daughter into Minis, she’s firmly VW aircooled...where did I go wrong? 

Look forward to more and those pictures.

 

I'm afraid its the youth of today, I blame the parents :-)

 

If either of mine even mention wanting an aircooled VW they will be grounded for a month, I rebuilt a Bay window camper for my dad and it was the most god awful pile of crap I have ever had the misfortune to drive.



#8 MikeRotherham

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 04:12 PM

At least your girls are interested in cars more than just putting petrol in them.

 

I wish more females were interested in car restoration and maintenance.

 

Most of it is not particularly heavy work.

 

That garage is the bees knees 84sprite.

 

I had a Metro in that colour.


Edited by MikeRotherham, 17 April 2020 - 04:14 PM.


#9 84sprite

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Posted 17 April 2020 - 04:59 PM

Thanks Mike 

 

took a few days .. Wife calls it a "shed" ... 

 

Proof she is getting involved .. she won't thank me for it!!!!

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Edited by 84sprite, 17 April 2020 - 04:59 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2020 - 09:38 PM

So a few bits done over last couple of days .. engine and gearbox split .. gearbox overhauled and cleaned .. engine now in tank de-rusting with sodium crystals and a battery charger .. bought some front seats from an MG Midget ... disk brakes cleaned and ready for new pistons and seals.

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Posted 22 April 2020 - 09:39 PM

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Posted 07 May 2020 - 09:23 PM

A little update on progress in the last couple of weeks

Due to being Furloughed from work for 3 weeks gave me a chance to get a few jobs done in between house stuff the wife wanted doing (decorting, painting the front of the house, build a front door lean-to put up shelves etc etc) on big yella ...

Stripped the engine and gearbox,

Refurbished and cleaned the Gearbox

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Cleaned and got the front subframe ready for paint

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Got the brake calipers split and started to clean ready for paint

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Electrolysis on the block to remove the rust

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Got new front vallence (still waiting for the wings)

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Got the block painted

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Got a pair of MG Midget seats

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Finally got a door for the Garge instead of the tarpaulin that was there

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oh! ... and had a tidy up

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all in all a good few weeks :)



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Posted 09 May 2020 - 09:09 AM

 

If only I could get my daughter into Minis, she’s firmly VW aircooled...where did I go wrong? 

Look forward to more and those pictures.

 

I'm afraid its the youth of today, I blame the parents :-)

 

If either of mine even mention wanting an aircooled VW they will be grounded for a month, I rebuilt a Bay window camper for my dad and it was the most god awful pile of crap I have ever had the misfortune to drive.

 

What a disappointment, put her up for adoption or sell her on Ebay! 



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Posted 12 May 2020 - 11:59 PM

Couple more things done today
Got front subframe painted
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Engine now has crank, cam, followers and pistons
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Posted 22 October 2020 - 09:09 PM

Alright Mini Folk .. Its been a while and I think its time for an update .... Quite a bit has been done in the last few months and it feels like this thing has taken over my life and my bank account .... Still .... Its this project or beer, fags and loose women .... 

 

Gearbox had the overhaul and clean up .. all new bushing, thrust washers and a central oil pickup 

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Test run with the head ... and the new engine mount Just to see if its ok

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My daughter lapping the valves in 

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New oil pump

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Engine and gearbox all together

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Test run in the subframe

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Body away for bare metal strip and prep

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Most of the paint off ... Body seems to be pretty solid

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Subframes powder coated Candy Red

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Suspension going in .. HiLo's and arms cleaned and re bushed

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