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#1 Pavel

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 08:32 PM

Umm

In keeping with the getting rid of useless minis theme, I've decided to chop the ass of the mk2 and make a really low budget trailer, just so i can carry some stuff around.

The problem right now is that the mk2 is sitting on hydrolastic

I want to steal that suspension and use it on my clubbie, so are the subframes a straight swap? i.e in/out and reconnect the hoses?

After that's done do I chop the car in half first and then remove the roof? Or the other way round? What bracing will the trailer need if any while removing bits of the car? After chopping I'll weld in a plate across the front maybe with a small bar too for lateral strength, but like I said this trailer is a low budget thing, so if it tweaks, who cares?

Need these resolved quickly :)

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 08:49 PM

Hydro-spastic and normal frames use the same mounting points, so they can jus be swapped. But if your gonna put the hydr on the other car, you'll have to fit it to eash corner and the rest of the system too...

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 08:50 PM

yeh, thats what im asking... what will i need to do to change them?

What parts do I need from the mk2?

Also my clubbie is later than '73 I think, mk2 is before, definitely, so wont the holes not line up? :)

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 08:58 PM

Never done it myself, but am almost certain that the holes are all the same. You need to take all the suspension arms, hoses and subframes off and put them on the other car to swap it to hydro.

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:00 AM

i want to do that make atrailer that is. was finking of doing it the same as me cooper. full of rust and filler :)
no seriously would be well handy for meets n stuff, and look cool.seen one on a site somwhere but cant remember where :erm:
gud luk wiv urs pavel :)

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:39 PM

always wanted to do this, make the back end look just like the pulling mini, eg make the tralier look like my car.

be so funny seein too minis going down road lol

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 11:45 PM

ive also like to do it but no space and money lol :gasp:

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Posted 09 February 2004 - 12:28 AM

found this for a clubby trailer
mini trailer

and this one trailer
just follow the link "our cars" on the left... :)
this should help good luck and keep us posted :mellow:

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Posted 09 February 2004 - 09:30 PM

SEE faq'S NOW

WELL DONE SIMMO

#10 mighty_mini

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 06:30 PM

check this out, its my old dying website.... altho i will re-vamp it soon. www.kustom-mini.co.uk, im 1/2 way thru making a mini caravan.... it kicks ass... and i can put it with my 1.0 backi the days...

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Posted 18 May 2006 - 04:59 PM

hi, i was thinking of making a mini caravan, is it scratch built or a converted caravan, any tips or difficulties, any pics, also what size engine are you using,

Steve.




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