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#46 buddylove

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 04:33 AM

Maybe set yourself weekly goals on a calendar and cross them off as you go?

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 04:47 PM

Sounds like a plan, I do set mental goals every week though but it's just the shear amount of work I'm getting done at the moment, it's not alot.

I've got a month off over christmas, I'll get some work done then. After christmas I have an extra day a week free so hopefully my progress will pick up some, still alot to do.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 05:28 PM

Apologies for the fact that there hasn't been any updates in a while, this is primarily down to the fact that I'm now working towards degree in Computer Science at University, so I only have the saturday of each week to do any work. On top of this, the last 2 weeks have been used to do a bit of work on my mums new MPi so my poor Elliot has suffered a bit of neglect :D.

Anyway! That was not the case this past saturday as I had been itching all week to get my hands on something to do with Minis! I didn't get masses done as my cheap as chips angle grinder bit the bullet, started making some awful noises, I used it right until the smoke started pouring out of it ^_^.

I got round to my friends garage ready to start work, we did a bit of a garage clear out so we had more room to work with over the winter, this consisted of my wings, some other bits of scrap metal and my old bootlid skin. When we got back I started cutting the floor pan repair section I got from Mini Spares down to the size I required (I don't want to cut out any original metal that I don't have to.

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Floor pan repair roughly cut to shape, it would be finished and ready to weld in if my angle grinder hadn't died.

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I cut out a circle from the material I removed from the inner wing, I used this to patch over the driver side fresh air vent.

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Patched vent from the inside. You can see good penetration, which made me happy. Think I'll be happy welding structural panels now.

That's all I've got picture wise I'm affraid. Sorry about the quality, my phone camera in the dark is pants.

I've ordered a new grinder, went for a Clarke one as reccomended by Mini Magazine, I got a hand nibbler while I was at it, worth a go for under a tenner.

I also stumbled across a thread by Adcuz recently when I was looking for paint methods and it inspired me to buy 2.5l of black Rustoleum CombiColor, that should all be arriving this week ready for me to get cracking on with the bodywork.

Until next time, comments appreciated, it's always nice to know people are reading.


Looks great and i saw him in minimag too :-

Just a thought you could allways spray the whole thing with cans?
As its black you can get great cheap deals on multibuy large boxes of gloss black from the likes of ebay :-

I sprayed a few large areas on Boris with cans but i had to pay around £15 a can :errr:

You could do a really top notch spray job with cans the whole cars for not much more than what i payed for 2 Cans would probably get you enough to spray the whole car :thumbsup:

If Bris was black id of given him a full respray by now :w00t:
good Luck with the rest of the project :-

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 12:39 AM

Thanks Joloke08 :dontgetit:, nice to know someone else saw her in Mini Mag. Elliot is a girl though :genius:.

Well I've got a compressor and a paint gun already so I just bought 2.5l of black rustoleum, should do the job with plenty to spare apparantly.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:35 PM

Thanks Joloke08 :genius:, nice to know someone else saw her in Mini Mag. Elliot is a girl though :wacko:.

Well I've got a compressor and a paint gun already so I just bought 2.5l of black rustoleum, should do the job with plenty to spare apparantly.


Sowee i guess its just because i think of Boris as my Little Guy :wub:

Shes lookin perty though :dontgetit:

Better hadnt let Boris see her he may just get a bit hot under his collar :wub:

Rustoleum is good though ive followed lotz n lotz of threads about painting with Rustoleum :wub:
Didnt realise you had a gun,in that case go with Rustoleum it should come out really well :(

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:38 PM

Just be aware that rustoleum will take a long time to dry in this weather unless you have a nice heated garage/booth.

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 04:13 PM

Thanks Joloke08 >_<, nice to know someone else saw her in Mini Mag. Elliot is a girl though >_<.

Well I've got a compressor and a paint gun already so I just bought 2.5l of black rustoleum, should do the job with plenty to spare apparantly.


Sowee i guess its just because i think of Boris as my Little Guy >_<

Shes lookin perty though >_<

Better hadnt let Boris see her he may just get a bit hot under his collar >_<

Rustoleum is good though ive followed lotz n lotz of threads about painting with Rustoleum >_<
Didnt realise you had a gun,in that case go with Rustoleum it should come out really well >_<

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Oh I bet he would, my poor Elliot's got no clothes on! No doors, no wings, ohh err.

Just be aware that rustoleum will take a long time to dry in this weather unless you have a nice heated garage/booth.

We've got a garage at hand, which we could get warm with a space heater if needed but chances are it won't be ready for any paint until March/April next year anyway, but thanks for the heads up Retro >_<.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:14 PM

Righty, another weekend with a bit of progress made, not in the right area but progress all the same >_<.

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Got my bootlid out and sat it on the new fiberglass skin to find that it fouls, doh. That's me wanting a mk1 bootlid, being a pain again.

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You can see where it fouls if you compare the two pictures.

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Not sure you can see it in this picture but I marked the frame up to chop the bits that were in the way out.

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No longer fouls the skin :P.

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I drilled out the holes in the right places and popped it on the car to get a rough idea of how it'd look, seems to fit quite well.

Poor Elliot hasn't been run properly in such a long time and now look how she's feeling:
http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=Hb_IhzsMVGQ

Poor Elliot.

Edited by Deathrow, 30 November 2008 - 11:20 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:44 AM

Lookin good.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 12:54 PM

looks like a good build! gonna look sminty on 6" wellers!

is your car a designer!? i used to have a designer as my first mini, loved that car, glad it wasnt as rusty as yours, however he was getting there!!!

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 02:00 PM

Not sure the wellers are in the plans anymore, but we'll see >_<.

Yeah, I remember getting a PM from you asking if I'd be interested in buying it but I'd just bought this one, oh well. Haha.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:40 PM

may i ask the reason why you need to buy genuine panels?

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 08:46 PM

Can you edit out all the pictures from that quote chap? Just saves space on the thread :w00t:.

I say buy genuine sills because it was the oversills on my car that caused all that rust in the footwells, that's all.

Got an update coming, just going to write it up now.

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Posted 06 December 2008 - 09:13 PM

Managed to get some work done today, I'm now alot closer to being in a position to weld in my floor repair section.

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This is how I left it last time.

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I decided to paint the inside of my replacement sills before I started on the floor so that they would be ready to go on when I needed them.

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Sanded them to key the surface.

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Got out the new can of rusty oleum.

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Made a right mess of pouring it out of the can.

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Gave each sill a good coating so they're protected, I was shocked by how well this paint covers.

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Scott got a great idea, god knows what it was.

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Removed the rotten section of the inner sill ready to accept the floor/inner sill patch.

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Repair patch fits in position nicely now. I need to trim the patch down to match the size of the hole in the floor and then seam/plug weld it accordingly.

There are some brackets I need to order for when I come to put the sill on, but I'm toying with the idea of just making my own out of some sheet metal to save £24 on buying 4 new ones.

Until next time!

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:29 PM

Well after some inspiration and advice from Panel Beater Peter, I took to the Mini again yesterday and got some real work done. Unfortunatly, you'll have to wait a few weeks for the pictures as I left my printer (with my card reader built in to it) at University so I can't get the pictures on to the computer.

Anyway, I repaired a small section at the front of my door step and then moved on to getting my floor pan sorted, trimmed down my patch panel, cut the floor to match, welded it in and ground some of the welds back. Where I took the time to linish the welds back well you can barely even tell there has been a repair made.

I'm really pleased with this because it's shown myself that I can do it if I really put my mind to it.

Oh, I also started bonding my fiberglass bootlid skin to my bootlid frame.

Sorry about the lack of pictures, soon I promise.





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