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#526 JXC Mini GT

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Posted 07 January 2022 - 05:25 PM

Happy New Year Ben

 

I like your new workshop it must be nice having some daylight views,

 

Paul must be happy with the progress on his Mini.

 

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Posted 07 January 2022 - 06:53 PM

Happy New Year Ben

 

I like your new workshop it must be nice having some daylight views,

 

Paul must be happy with the progress on his Mini.

 

John

Happy New year to all too!

Yes, I am happy to see the old lad again and getting some TLC on the IOW.  I miss walking out in the garage and not seeing him.  Be home soon once he's been spruced up for 2022!

Paul



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Posted 07 January 2022 - 07:20 PM

Happy New Year Ben

I like your new workshop it must be nice having some daylight views,

Paul must be happy with the progress on his Mini.

John

Happy New year to all too!
Yes, I am happy to see the old lad again and getting some TLC on the IOW. I miss walking out in the garage and not seeing him. Be home soon once he's been spruced up for 2022!
Paul

Oh God, mine's going to look even shabbier next to Eric now!

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Posted 07 January 2022 - 10:05 PM

Happy New Year Ben

 

I like your new workshop it must be nice having some daylight views,

 

Paul must be happy with the progress on his Mini.

 

John

Cheers John.

Yep  the new workshop is much better and it's certainly nice to have a dedicated restoration bay, especially with outside views. Be nice to have the doors open in the nicer weather.

 

There is also now a dedicated enclosed strip and rebuild bay too which will be very nice to work in away from the dust of the bodyshop.

 

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Cheers

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 03:16 PM

More done on the Cooper s.

 

I've flatted the paint on the roof and cleaned up the areas in the gutters that were flaky/rusty.

 

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And then into the booth for primer.

 

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And then back out for a flat back

 

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As well as the quarters

 

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I also did the slam panel and edges of the door frames where the doors had rubbed which aren't pictured.

 

Then back to the booth for a fresh coat of snowberry white

 

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Posted 11 January 2022 - 06:02 PM

Snowberry white at last :D



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Posted 13 January 2022 - 10:10 AM

The next step was to get the rest of the paintwork done.

 

So I masked up accordingly 

 

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And painted it

 

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And then back out this morning for reassembly 

 

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 05:34 PM

Don't like the yellow stripes :P

Seriously, its looking fantastic- thank you



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Posted 14 January 2022 - 04:46 PM

I've finished the flatting an polishing on the Cooper s and completed the reassembly.

 

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And then fitted a lovely set of aquajets to the fresh wheels

 

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I've done a few other bits and bobs including a new link pipe between the fuel tanks.

 

All that's left now is pump up the hydro, polish the roof and mot.

 

Cheers

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 05:49 PM

I've wanted those tyres for 7 years - finally!!!  Looking great Ben



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Posted 14 January 2022 - 09:34 PM

I've wanted those tyres for 7 years - finally!!!  Looking great Ben

They are really great looking tyres Paul.

They look just right to me

 

Cheers

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 06:38 PM

The last job for me on the Cooper S is to pump back up the suspension with the trusty Churchill.

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MOT tomorrow.

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 07:00 PM

Great work Ben, Paul must be very pleased with the fresher look.



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Posted 17 January 2022 - 07:16 PM

Oh wish you had not told me about the MOT tomorrow, I always get nervous!!  Looking fab Ben!



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Posted 18 January 2022 - 11:22 AM

Oh wish you had not told me about the MOT tomorrow, I always get nervous!! Looking fab Ben!

. Fingers crossed, no problems I am sure!




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