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#61 captainjack15

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:44 PM

I Intend To Do This Next Weekend :thumbsup: WOOP

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 02:10 PM

I Intend To Do This Next Weekend ;D WOOP

coolios, make sure u keep this updated with pics to show everyone , cheers

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 02:12 PM

Got the MDF sitting beside me now, going to mark up all the pencil lines & then go out and start cutting out & assembling.


coolios, make sure u take sum pics of the progress and post them on here for everyone to see ;D cheers

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 04:12 PM

Got half way through yesterday, marked up all the boards and cut them out so I'm happy with it for now, just need some speaker carpet then I can finish putting it together and carpet the whole thing.

I'm not sure if I should put the right hand side in because I might need access to the fuel sender unit & the fuel pipe leading out the back of the tank (had a few issues with that before)

Here are some pictures of during the build (check out my project page for a few more ;D)

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 07:28 PM

Looking Good So Far! Mate.

Ordered My MDF Through Work Yesterday And It Arrived Today So Going To Get It Tomoz, Or Saturday ;D Woop Then I Shall Make A Start On Saturday Afternoon And The Rest Of Sunday! :D

Cheers For This! Much Appreciated!

Jack

Edit: Just To Check Ive Ordered Enough How Big Was The Sheet/s You Had?

Edited by captainjack15, 10 July 2008 - 07:34 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:32 PM

I took the dimensions into a local shop and they cut it up for me (I had to shape it though) they just cut the rectangles out.

Not having a knock at Russell but the dimensions he stated are completely different to what I've done, It's just a case of personal preference and how you want things to fit.

I'm considering making a small box which will sit directly on top of the battery, I always have the problem of the leads working there way loose and jumping off (like tonight) so the weight would push them down and stop that happening.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 02:22 PM

dont your battery leads have nuts on them?

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 11:26 PM

Negative does (It was replaced) I'm forgetting the MDF idea and just buying another Positive lead, I can't seem to tighten the one I've got now.. It's so fiddly, 13mm doesn't fit & neither does a 12mm or 14mm spanner, at the minute it just sits on the terminal with a Jerry can on top holding the thing down.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 11:42 PM

It's so fiddly, 13mm doesn't fit & neither does a 12mm or 14mm


Isn't that because its 1/2 inch, the old school measure?

I might be wrong?

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 12:51 AM

yup, everything on a mini is imperial, really not a good idea to use metric, will eventualy fudge all your nuts and bolts!

tis half inch :)

Back on topic, i think im going to have a go at this, ive already good a boot kit but its a bit tierd and i ahve loads of spare MDF and some sparte time this weekend :P

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:36 AM

Just ordered a new one anyway, £3 odd inc. P&P so it wasn't any harm.

But cheers.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 11:12 AM

yup, everything on a mini is imperial, really not a good idea to use metric, will eventualy fudge all your nuts and bolts!

tis half inch :thumbsup:

Back on topic, i think im going to have a go at this, ive already good a boot kit but its a bit tierd and i ahve loads of spare MDF and some sparte time this weekend :-

ohh i learnt that the hard way :thumbsup: on my subby bolts! :) stick with imperial everyone :P

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 12:03 PM

I Havent Got The Motivation To Go Out And Start :)

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 05:50 PM

I Havent Got The Motivation To Go Out And Start ;)


Go and look at the state of your boot now, and then come in and look at some of the ones that have been done on here.

Should be plenty of motivation!

I was thinking about bolting 4 U-bolts parallel from each other, with bungee cords cut to size so I can put things under the cords and they stay in the same place.

[ubolt]---------cord---------[ubolt]



[ubolt]---------cord---------[ubolt]

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:09 AM

I Havent Got The Motivation To Go Out And Start :D


Go and look at the state of your boot now, and then come in and look at some of the ones that have been done on here.

Should be plenty of motivation!

I was thinking about bolting 4 U-bolts parallel from each other, with bungee cords cut to size so I can put things under the cords and they stay in the same place.

[ubolt]---------cord---------[ubolt]



[ubolt]---------cord---------[ubolt]

yeh definatly have a look at your boot and you will then have the motivation to create someting like i did, is totally worth it




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