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#241 Ade

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 12:41 PM

Good news Al!!! :grin: Good to see the old girls nearly back to her best!

Are you going to the Bingley hall show at stafford? Minty could meet his old driveway partner! :grin:

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 05:44 PM

So Ade your going bingley on the 29th? id love to see your car and Al's i think fiberglass is the way after rebuilding my mates mini

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:53 AM

Good news Al!!! :grin: Good to see the old girls nearly back to her best!

Are you going to the Bingley hall show at stafford? Minty could meet his old driveway partner! :grin:

That would be great Ade, but I need to find time to sort the engine out.
We definately should give them a re-union at some point in the future.

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 04:38 PM

Yeah I'm definatley going to this show! Hopefully either on the TMF stand or in the competition :grin:

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 01:16 AM

Well folks, Ally beam is sold and gone (the guy over payed too! on purpose aswell!)
So today I took the crappy subframe that was in it's place off.
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Then stripped it for all the relevant bits ie: Handbrake gubbins, brake pipes even though I will probably renew them, and radius arms. The arms will need modifying tho.
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All because of what turned up in the post today. Brand new beam with adjustable camber and nearly new rear coilovers, another bargain e-bay find:
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 08:11 AM

lookin good dude

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 08:17 AM

Looks great! Guess the front has been repaird then too :dontgetit:

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 02:32 PM

Looks great! Guess the front has been repaird then too :D


Yep. there's a sneak peak on p16

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 05:09 PM

Was hoping to finish this today, but it kept either raining or snowing!
Under the shelter of amy raised garage door I did manage to modify the radius arms to suit the beam. You have to chop off the knobs that house the rear trumpets:
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The arms are in pretty good condition, but I gave em a quick going over with a wire brush attachment on the drill and sprayed em with hammerite. Didn't touch the drums because they recently had new shoes and cylinders.
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Posted 16 March 2006 - 05:21 PM

So now I'm selling everything you need to totally sort out your rear subframe. Adjustable Aluminium Rear trumpets and rubber cones. Adjustable rear shocks and brand new 1.5 degree negative galvanised camber brackets.
http://www.theminifo...showtopic=23153

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Posted 16 March 2006 - 06:22 PM

got any bigger pics :D

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 11:54 AM

Don't know why that's happening. I'm cutting and pasting them from Photobucket and some are comming out massive???

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Posted 17 March 2006 - 06:30 PM

Getting to the nuts that fix the front of the rear-subframe, inside the minus is pretty close to impossible so I made up some brackets out of 1/4 inch straight bar and welded on some nuts , to make life easier in the future. A must do for any minus owner!


My first time welding with gas today too and It's much nicer!

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 01:02 AM

is real good to see that more upgrades happerning to ya minus ! ..
i have toyed with the idea of some kinda beam...
(but didnt want to go to radical, just wants it on the road ! lol)
plus not sure how much extra strain i would like to put on the shock areas of the minus ..
did just think of getting alloy radius arms ! but u seen how much they are !!

anyhos please keep us updated specially on any needed strengthing on the shock/arch areas

Mick ...

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 12:42 PM

So which engine are you going to be putting in it?
Or where you just thinking about a conversion?? :rolleyes:




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