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#16 hoggy

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:34 AM

Thats brilliant mate, cheers. The allspeed rose joints are huge compared with the other ones.... I'm in two minds what to do whether to just splash out and get the allspeed ones as it would just be a straight fit, or mess about making spacers etc.

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#17 hoggy

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:35 AM

Got the front completely off...

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More bloody rust.... going to rub it down with a flap disc and then plate over the area with some thicker steel, as i'm probably going to be using coilovers on the front.

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#18 hoggy

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:35 AM

Tackled the a panel next.. took me ages it was seam welded to the door post :P

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The door post and inner wing seem to be quite solid so thats good.

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I then cut off the scuttle corner.. MORE RUST!! :o

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Took off the underseal on the inner wing with a heat gun.. didn't take that long.

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After all this i've found a few more bits that will need patching, mainly the top of the inner wing where it joins the inner dash rail underneath the scuttle.

I've ordered quite a few panels today so hopefully if they come quick i should be able to blast on at it the rest of the week!

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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:14 PM

Any more pics on this Hoggy? Picking my engine up on Friday then its down to Allspeed next week to splash some cash.

Not sure whether to stick with injection or go ITB, Webers, or what.

Anyone used the Jenvey ITB? They look good and a bit cheaper than SBD or am I missing something? :thumbsup:

Ah, just had a closer look and I am missing something. Jenveys are SBDs. I also missed the price. CRIKEY!! Kind of makes my mind up for now...

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:30 PM

Sorry to hijack your thread Hoggy,but thought I should mention to NudgerSS that I had a bad experience with the loosely name SBD "kit". Not so much of a kit but more a "kit but you will also need this and this to fit it, then start putting it on and it doesn't fit so you ring and "oh yeh, you need this as well!" Over all a costly experience, I would get the components yourself from jenvy, emerald, etc.

Looking good by the way Hoggy...at this rate yours will be finished before mine, it only taken me neerly 7 years already!!

#21 hoggy

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 11:16 AM

Sorry i've not posted in a while! The shell is not totally stripped and i keep finding more rust! :thumbsup: So i've been really *Drunk or yellow human water* off with it lately and ultimately i'm looking for a better shell/mini to buy.

Its going to need new floors inner sills/outer sills, subframe mounts, inner wing, a panels, patches in the boot.. the list goes on.

I could repair it but i'm wanting this mini to be spot on so i would never be happy with it being patched so much, a shell in better condition to start with i think is the best idea.
As i'm planning putting 110+bhp engine in it i want it to be as solid as possible!

Will post some pics up tonight!

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:59 PM

Hi there looks like a great project.I am going to put a c16se 1.6 in with allspeed subby and was just wondering which is the best box to use with it running 10" wheels.I believe it's a toss up between an Astra f13w and a corsa tdi f15.Has anyone one here to your knowledge got any experience of driving a 1.6 vini with either of these boxes with some kind of feedback on which is the best to use?

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:09 PM

That is some very good welding ... I have done and seen worse.

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#24 HARBER07

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:19 PM

This thread is over 4 years old. Replies seem unnecessary.

#25 hoggy

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:59 PM

Hi I was just browsing the forum and noticed my old thread!! I'm still working on this conversion, think I will revive the thread!

#26 Ciaosonpippo

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 07:33 PM

Wow nice job




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