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#16 fr0gin

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 11:32 PM

I have had loads of work and things to do but yesterday afternoon i finally got the engine out. I ordered my metro turbo 4 pot vented calipers and disks and got a fibreglass front end (still not sure weather to fit it or not.

The subframe looks like it will fit like a dream, i held it up today.

One query i have though, with the new coil overs i have (they sit where the shocks would go) should i leave the standard rubber crap in aswell. i only say this because i was wondering how string the top mounting for the shock, could it take the full punishment for the car?
if anyone could help let me know.

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#17 fr0gin

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 05:37 PM

I doubt im going to be able to get alot done with the weather looking like this.

I managed to get off my suspension arms and need new bushes and the like.
My breaks should arrive tommorrow, then i can start piecing it all back together on the new subframe.


This first picture just shows how i managed to get the engine out with out an engine crane. if anyone wants the engine or subframe i am probably willing to sell them.

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#18 terryg

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 09:09 PM

hi mate this looks familar here a link http://www.sw-pc.com...f...60&start=45

#19 fr0gin

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Posted 16 June 2009 - 12:20 PM

hi mate this looks familar here a link http://www.sw-pc.com...f...60&start=45


Yeah. It looks luke the same subframe. It'll be good for me to read up that topic.
I got the metro turbo 4 pots and vented disks. Pictures to follow. I need to get some new bushes and I can start putting the stuff on the subframe.

#20 fr0gin

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Posted 24 June 2009 - 09:37 PM

Don't worry i haven't left my mini to rot. i have just had exams.

Coursework deadline tomorrow and last exam on Monday, from then on ill be stuck into my mini every day.

#21 billyboy83

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 04:56 PM

Hi mate

I like the idea of this build, i will be watching this.

Good luck on your last exam

#22 minidream94

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 10:08 PM

May i just ask how old are you and how much is your insurance going to be

#23 northy

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 09:27 PM

Something tells me he won't be letting his insurance know...

You had better drive carefully!

#24 fr0gin

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:47 PM

We'll e about the insurenece, im 19, it will rake me a god while to get the car how i want it so i hope it will go down. Im not expecting it to be less than 2000.

Anyway, exams (peice of *yellow human water*) over and i have done a bit. sorry i havent posted for a while.

i wasnt sure which pictures i should uplaoad so i have done some random ones.

i have cleaned up the subframe and re painted it since these pictures. ill get round to making it rolling tomorrow and then i can take it to my mates garage for a re-spray. (if/when he has time)

but until then i need to start on the re-wiring.

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#25 minidream94

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Posted 17 November 2009 - 10:41 PM

Hi

Anymore progress

#26 fr0gin

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:47 PM

Hi

Anymore progress


i would live to say yes but because of uni and having two jobs to pay for it I'm finding it hard to get the time. I have a heater in the car for the winter but realistically I won't be able to get alot done over the winter. To be honest I won't be able to get insured till I'm around 21 anyway so i'm in no rush and I want to do it all properly. :shifty:

But thanks for the interest.

#27 The Colonel

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:16 PM

buddy check out this website for pictures and this may provide some info on where to mount your rad :( http://vtec.minimania.com/




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