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#16 Foxy10

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 04:36 PM

first mod ide make is get rid of the steelies and put some nice rims on there mate, :D
will make it look 50x nicer in a heart beat

nice car bud for 450, you passed your test yet?



Jus takin lessons at the mo!

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 06:33 PM

Jus a quick question, How do u stop bodyfiller going through the hole wen repairing rust (without welding if poss)

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:20 AM

Yar harrrrrr! welcome aboard the good ship mini forum! >_<

Er why have you got a square rear plate, just wondering?

I quite like them - however i seem to remember that if you have an Innocenti boot lid then that's what shape the recess is for the plate, not like our English rectangular ones.

That looks to be in fairly good nick and not far off standard :ph34r:

Insurance really will rocket the second you start modifying things from standard equipment - If I were you I'd just get some silver paint on those wheels to get them looking like steel, take off the chrome arch covers and give it a complete service (including the drum brakes) then set-up on a rolling road. Get the tracking checked etc....

You'll be getting the very best from the car and you'd be very surprised how sprightly 998's can be when they've had some care taken over them.

Then just enjoy it for a bit - learn how it handles- and when you're confident in it - then it is the time for you to start thinking about mods.

or jump straight in at the deep end :thumbsup:

Just a quick question, How do you stop bodyfiller going through the hole when repairing rust


You need to put some thing behind the hole to give the filler support, Isopon make an aluminium mesh for this that is perfect for small jobs,.... it needs bonding to the other side with resin, once set you can start to add thin layers of filler to build up the correct shape. Don't try and do it in one skim, thinner layers set harder, sand easier and help combat air bubbles.

Make sure youv'e got rid of all the rust and have bare shiny metal before filling over it - or it'll come back in a matter of weeks.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:30 AM

Welcome Fellow "young-un"

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 12:40 PM

Welcome Fellow "young-un"

Seconded :thumbsup:

Welcome!

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 12:45 PM

Welcome Fellow "young-un"

Seconded :ph34r:

Welcome!


And from me ! the not so young one :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:33 PM

get some silver paint on those wheels to get them looking like steel


Would you need to primer and laquer with this? :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:21 PM

primer -yes.

laquer - no not really - not if you buy some 'steel wheel' paint.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 03:43 PM

hey there nice looking mini. where abouts in the north west are you? hope you get it on the road soon :thumbsup: give us a shout if you want a hand with anything :ph34r: see you around!!

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:57 PM

Moulton, Cheshire.

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 05:19 PM

This is prob a stupid question but how do u now what mark(either 3 or 4 i think) car i have because the parts catalog that i hav seems to condridict itself wiv the years?

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:12 PM

*bump* anyone?

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:24 PM

Yours is a mk4

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 05:01 PM

Is it ilegal to get rid of the number plate light on the boot?

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 09:20 PM

Or would u need sum kind of illumation eg led bolts etc?

Edited by Foxy10, 19 July 2009 - 03:48 PM.





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