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#481 cooperd70

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 03:08 PM

Looks great Ben!

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 04:21 PM

Another great job Ben, you certainly shed some blood on this one.

 

Have you got any other Minis planned for work after the Advantage is completed?



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Posted 07 January 2021 - 06:03 PM

Another great job Ben, you certainly shed some blood on this one.
 
Have you got any other Minis planned for work after the Advantage is completed?


Cheers john.
There are a few in the pipeline
All will be revealed once they are confirmed.

Due to covid, some plans have had to change along with peoples priorities.

Cheers
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Posted 01 April 2021 - 07:29 PM

Job for next week!

 

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 02:24 PM

Making a start today with this mini.

The plan is to colour change the roof, wheel arches and dashboard.

Then a few other bits.

 

Arches off first

 

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And then the dash needs to come out

 

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Which requires the removal of the windscreen

 

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And the front half of the roll cage

 

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Then I removed the dash and stripped it

 

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Roof is going back to bare metal so I masked up the rest

 

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And Started off with some paint striper

 

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Might have to resort to sanding though as there seems to be filler under the paint..

 

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 05:45 PM

Sooooo much paint and filler!

 

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And eventually....

 

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Just the dents to repair now and then ready for paint

 

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Posted 09 April 2021 - 04:35 PM

I repaired the various dents on the roof and then got the dashboard ready by sanding the clearcoat back

 

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And then applied a coat and a half of etch to both the roof and the dash

 

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Followed by several coats of highbuild primer

 

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Both will be blocked back on Monday and then topcoat with the new colour along with the arches.

 

Cheers

Ben 



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Posted 12 April 2021 - 06:07 PM

I've now blocked the primer on the roof

 

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And then painted it

 

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Its hard to show the colour off in a photograph but its Audi District green

 

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The dash and arches have been done to match

 

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Flat and polish tomorrow 

 

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 06:26 PM

Bet it looks even better in the flesh ?
Top work .....

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 06:38 PM

Bet it looks even better in the flesh ?
Top work .....

It looks great. Really nice colour

 

Cheers.

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 12:09 PM

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Once the dash is back in, I'll run it outside and get better photos.

 

Cheers

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 04:38 PM

Dash is now back together on fitted

 

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Posted 13 April 2021 - 07:00 PM

Looks mint Ben

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 07:39 PM

Screen and roll cage back in and thats the reassembly complete

 

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 07:42 PM

Another great job Ben, and that colour combination really suits a beautiful Mini.






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