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#181 JDImini

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Posted 06 November 2020 - 10:04 PM

Bit late to the party on this one, great work Ben, as always!

 

Just need to say

 

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How inadequate do I feel I can't even fix a chuffing leak in the boot of my Seat Leon  :rolleyes:



#182 Ben_O

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Posted 06 November 2020 - 10:12 PM

Bit late to the party on this one, great work Ben, as always!

 

Just need to say

 

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How inadequate do I feel I can't even fix a chuffing leak in the boot of my Seat Leon  :rolleyes:

Hey Darren.

How are you guys doing?

 

Thanks for the compliments.

 

Hows Jack's mini?



#183 JDImini

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Posted 06 November 2020 - 10:33 PM

We're all good, mini's looking as fresh as when we picked it up from you. Just about to have a 1293 heart transplant  :-)

 

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#184 Ben_O

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 12:00 AM

Brilliant! Hope you enjoy it.

I have a mini in at the moment that I've just put a 1293 in and the owner has asked me to put on the running in miles for hom so that's nice.

It goes really well.



#185 blacktulip

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 01:06 PM

Superb progress Ben 👍

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 07:41 PM

Great work Ben, lovley job. Are the door skins genuine or non genuine.

 

 

I’ve just fitted magnum door skins to mine, they fitted as well as the heritage ones in my opinion and are half the price, I bought them from mini sport

 

These were non genuine ones.

I have always found heritage ones to be very good but no harm trying these ones and I'm glad I did.


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#187 slidehammer

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 03:18 PM

 

Ben,

I know you mentioned you were using some pattern panels on the front end, do you think they were worth the cost saving in the end?

I ended up using the following pattern parts.

A panels

Wings

Front panel

Door skins

1 step 

 

The a panels are absolutely fine, the wings and front panel need some twisting and minor mods but mainly time.

If you have the time, then they are worth the saving.

The step isn't as crisp as a genuine one but looks fine and fits well.

I was surprised and impressed with the door skins. They needed some minor tweaking but you will get that with most minis as they are all slightly different, particularly if the car has had other panel work to the surrounding panels.

They are definitely worth the saving.

 

Cheers

Ben

 

Thanks Ben, your opinion is always highly valued



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Posted 19 November 2020 - 11:04 PM

I’m starting to get worried now Ben! Haven’t seen an update on this one for a good while! I’m getting withdrawals!!

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Posted 20 November 2020 - 01:13 PM

I’m starting to get worried now Ben! Haven’t seen an update on this one for a good while! I’m getting withdrawals!!

I know, tell me about it.

I'm itching to continue with it but I was away last week and this week has been other bookings. 

I did some restoration work on an MGB recently and the car was being reassembled elsewhere to keep the cost down. That's back with me this week for me to flat and polish so that's keeping me busy! The owner also changes his mind about the mirrors so I had to weld up the mounting holes in the doors and repaint those too.

 

I'll be back in the advantage next week now.

Cheers

Ben



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Posted 20 November 2020 - 05:10 PM

Good to hear! Looking forward to it!




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