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#46 fiestaharry

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 05:41 PM

My rear arms and Coilovers should be at home now will post an update when it's rolling, yours should make quick progress now!

#47 GeorgeMini

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:34 AM

Got back from zcars this afternoon with a little gem in the back of the transit! 

 

Cant wait to get stuck in. any tips on squeezing one of these welded up race frames into the tight space? 

 

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#48 cptkirk

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:46 AM

Shoe-horn and vaseline....



#49 GeorgeMini

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:13 PM

yeah, any tips for fitting a race frame anyone? 



#50 Birdman

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:55 AM

Man that looks nice.



#51 GeorgeMini

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 06:17 PM

Quite an interesting update today..

 

Some will like my inovation, some will think im stupid! But hey, lifting and lowering the shell like we did seemed to work perfectly! Nothing was bent out of line or warped.. happy days. 

 

Got to play around with some alignment issues on the front subframe where it bolts to the front of the race frame, then I can start making all my other alignment checks and get the frame bolted down! I suppose i could go on for ages about what Ive got to do next... but today was surprisingly easy really. I had to do a little bit of angle grinding on the shell (not the cage dont worry) but other than that just a couple of tiny scratches she seems to sit nicely. 

 

Im having to re-think the mini miglia carbon arches I have as well, so any suggestions for new arches could come in handy. Tomorrow I might have a go at welding in the seat frames.

 

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:18 PM

looking braw, todays progress will give you plenty enthusiasm to get on with the rest of it.

 

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#53 Wise Old Elf

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:05 PM

Hi George

 

I just read the whole thread and Facebook page; great work its coming along nicely. I love what you are doing.

 

I am looking for my next project and was wondering what is a reasonable budget for a build like this?

 

Jason



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:58 PM

Hi Jason, thanks for the compliments... it is certainly a challenge but a good one at that. There is nothing better than getting stuck into a project like this in my opinion! I dont really like to talk about money and how much it all costs because quite frankly, it costs so much that it makes me question why im even doing it in the first place! So i try not to think about the cost, and instead how much im enjoying it and what im getting from the build. 

 

To give you a rough idea, you could buy a brand new bmw cooper s off the shelf. 



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:40 PM

Hi Jason, thanks for the compliments... it is certainly a challenge but a good one at that. There is nothing better than getting stuck into a project like this in my opinion! I dont really like to talk about money and how much it all costs because quite frankly, it costs so much that it makes me question why im even doing it in the first place! So i try not to think about the cost, and instead how much im enjoying it and what im getting from the build. 

 

To give you a rough idea, you could buy a brand new bmw cooper s off the shelf. 

 

I stopped counting what my RSP cost me after the first few years. I budget £10,000 for my projects so a Minibusa may not be viable  :lol:



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:35 PM

looks great mate,looks like ours may be finishing around the same time!



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Posted 02 February 2014 - 03:50 AM

Don't even try and keep count, it will scare you to much.  Just keep going and enjoy what your doing.



#58 GeorgeMini

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 06:09 PM

Just another quick update... cut up and welded in a frame for the drivers side seat today. Will do the other one at some point soon! 

 

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:58 AM

loving the shoe horn getting the frame in style.....looks pimp all fitted in tho



#60 Domneon

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 04:54 PM

Following this on facebook aswell, its looking great!






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