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#1 ArnieWallace

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 08:04 PM

Newbie with his first thread.  Currently making a mid engined 20VTurbo Mini, it need a fair bit of work so I decided to mid engine it as I always wanted a turbo Mid engined Mini.  Hope everyone approves.

 

One Mini needing a bit of loving.

 

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Replacing the scuttle, flitch and step.

 

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Inner sill repairs.

 

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30mm heavy wall box run up the inside of the sills.

 

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Floor repairs.

 

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Cage mounts fitted along with main hoop, main strap for the suspension and engine mounts.

 

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Cage bars installed.

 

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Rear seat base, heel board, boot floor and rear arches removed to make rear triangulation points.

 

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Donor engine removed to test fit.

 

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Strengthening hoop for the rear.

 

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Rear valance fitted.

 

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Diagonal cross bars fitted.

 

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Gussets added to the diagonal ends and the rear hoop.

 

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Will update with more soon.  Thanks for looking.
 

 

 



#2 CK's mini

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 07:34 AM

Interesting project  :proud: Good look with it.



#3 bpirie1000

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 07:45 AM

Solid graft well done.. keep it up.

What drive shafts/ rear brakes you planning?

#4 ArnieWallace

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 10:34 PM

Solid graft well done.. keep it up.

What drive shafts/ rear brakes you planning?

Going to be running shortened VW shafts, VW MK 5 gen 3 rear wheel bearings with VW MK4 rear discs and calipers. All have been redrilled to accept the 4 x 101.6 pcd.



#5 dondo

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 03:45 PM

Great work in such a short time looking forward to the end result
Keep up the hard work

#6 ArnieWallace

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 10:27 PM

Sportspack arches test fitted.

 

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Goodies purchased

 

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Rear arms tacked together to test fit with coilover shocks,  rear tubs also modified and test fitted.

 

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Checking the fitment.

 

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Sills fitted. I know they are over sills, hopefully shoud be ok as no rot under them and will be well treated with cavity wax.

 

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Front fitted.

 

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Checking out the ride height.

 

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