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#1 VND

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:14 PM

Hi all.

 

Here we have our small project. A 1976 Clubman Auto.

 

It was spotted for sale in a local Post Office window and I found it impossible to resist.

 

Digits dialed, viewing arranged.

 

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Car had been three quarters restored by an elderly gent who then sadly passed away.

 

It looked good but wouldnt start. We dicided to pay for it and push it the half mile home.

 

 

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Made it home.

 

Looks better in the light.

 

Moar updates follow. Stay tuned.


Edited by VND, 20 August 2013 - 09:28 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:18 PM

Unloading of the car began. (car was full of rubish, **** seat covers and general smelly filth. Found the origonal hubcaps though.)

 

Some pics of the day.

 

 

 

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Looks better in the sunlight.

 

 

 

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With Hubcaps:

 

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On the whole, after a look round, we are pleased with what we did.

 

 

 

 

Best check for grot and see if we can get it going then......................


Edited by VND, 20 August 2013 - 09:29 PM.


#3 VND

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:29 PM



 

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Floors look good. Small holes under the rear storage pockets though. Will have to fire up the Mig.

 

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Just the aforementioned crusty pockets to deal with. We think, anyway. It's a Mini though, so all bets are off.

 

An dash

 

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A engine

 

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I reckon I'd even dare jack this up #shockedface

 

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Everything looks good. Better get it going then!


Edited by VND, 20 August 2013 - 09:30 PM.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:33 PM

New plugs, fresh fuel and some easy start are prescribed.

 

 

We do this:

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to this:

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and end up with this:

 


Edited by VND, 20 August 2013 - 09:33 PM.


#5 VND

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:33 PM

Its alive.



#6 malcs_miniturbo

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:02 PM

It looks well tidy mate nice find

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:02 PM

More progress.

 

Cleared the rest of the car out and cleared up the problem areas for welding.

 

 

Found this gem:

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You know. Because Mizel Cars!

 

 

 

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Now clear.

 

 

Now also clear.

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Hard to see, but the holes are larger than origonally thought. But still not bad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carpet out.

 

 

 

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Extra points for toenail clippings.

 

 

 

 

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Cleaned up.

 

 

 

Some more of sexy stiff metal.

 

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And thats all for today.

 

 

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Edited by VND, 20 August 2013 - 09:34 PM.


#8 sonikk4

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:11 PM

Looks to be a solid Clubby. Not sure about those wheel arches though.



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:15 PM

Looks nice, good little project and another saved.



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:18 PM

Looks a craker mate, i personaly like the standard look with the arches, filling arches has become too popular now, its time to get the "Arch look scene" going ;)

 

I see you,ve started cleaning the rear bulkhad up.....just incase you dont realise when you start welding and grinding make sure you eihter remove or cover th window glass os it doesn't get sparks flying up and melting into the glass as it'l always be there and if its on the outside your windows start to rust :/

 

Got to say this is one tidy clubman, may i ask how much you got it for  ?

 

Cheers

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#11 Archived4

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:27 PM

Awesome project! :proud:  Looks a beaut :D



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:31 PM

Cheers for the tip Cliff. Hadnt really considered that.

 

I couldnt afford to buy it when I came across it, so had to go in halfs with a friend.

 

The plan is to finish it off, get it road fit and MOT'd, put a few running in miles on  and then release it to someone that can look after it long term.

 

Neither of us have a garage, and it would be a shame to watch it sit out in the rain.



#13 alex-95

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 08:40 PM

Looks very good, could you not buy something like this to keep it in? http://www.ebay.co.u...=item5af2bd4bdd


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:23 PM

The masked welder got on with the metalwork today.

 

 

Rear subframe looks all good.

 

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Fire up the Mig and break out the tin snips.

 

Couple of small holes to fill up with fresh metal.

 

 

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Fluids break.

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Result.

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Next step, start putting it back together.


Edited by VND, 20 August 2013 - 09:57 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2013 - 01:17 PM

Putting back together begins.

 

 

 

Front sound deadeninging.

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Back was similar, but no pics.

 

 

Carpet down, front and back.

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Rear seats in.

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Nice shiny rear view mirror fitted:

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Original wheel back on:

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Would have liked to have got the new wing mirrors on too, but it seems Hankins has sold me some with no base plates.

So I have no way to attatch them to the car. Kind of wish I said no when he asked for payment via Paypal gift now.

 

 

 

Thats all for today.







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