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#31 Spoonz

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 06:14 PM

I finally have heat!
Made my own bracket out of Angel mild steel and welded it and made a clamp also to squeeze it so no drilling into the flue. Solid as a rock .

Oh yeh and that is a kettle and it does work :P

Making the oil drum for the feed. Fan out of time so will have to continue in 4 days time when I'm back from work. As I work away from home.

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Sorry if project has turnt away from mini slightly as i cant work in the cold.

ive ordered yet more panels again...

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Edited by Spoonz, 12 January 2018 - 09:16 AM.


#32 Mini-dude

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 02:52 AM

how is the project coming along?



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:52 PM

I'm also doing a 63' pickup. I see you are doing some great work and look forward to many picts. The top on mine has similar rust and then someone walked on it.   Great

I also need a top, sills, floors, and bed sides.  I'm also doing AWD.

Keep us posted with your progress. 



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:53 PM

I'm also doing a 63' pickup. I see you are doing some great work and look forward to many picts. The top on mine has similar rust and then someone walked on it.   Great

I also need a top, sills, floors, and bed sides.  I'm also doing AWD.

Keep us posted with your progress. 

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#35 Richie83

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 09:27 PM

great progress with this. Mine is quick with a K1100 in it. With the Honda lump it'll keep you smiling/awake



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Posted 31 March 2018 - 09:39 AM

Haha . Thanks guys .
Been a busy month for me sadly so haven't done tooooo much even though trying .
Been helping close family move house and helping other mates with their projects. How nice am I. Or stoopid..

Anyway .
I had to order more panels . Some of which have a slight back order so I have told them to wait till all are in until sending them to save on costs .

I'm now replacing the toeboard and also the subframe mounting panel. It's going to be a complete floor and mostly everything I think. So oh well . Life goes on .

Some small update pics .

Had a exhaust stud snapped which I didn't notice till I stripped the engine down. I'm not going much further on the engine till I have more body work down as I tend to lay it all out on the floor and clean and polish everything so I don't want dirt getting on or in anything at that point .
Have started process of removing the inner wings aswell .
More strength frame work welded in and making s jig so it all goes back together straight!


Hopefully panels turning up this week so might start looking like a mini pickup again !

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:20 AM

Updates .

Inner wings removed and replaced
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Toeboard replaced
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Slow but steady and that....

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 10:25 PM

Updates .
Slow but steady wins the.....

Thanks for the pm's asking how I'm getting on.

Managed to get a few things done.

Have bought myself a mini sand blaster which I'm using with fine to mediam glass media. It works amazingly. I'm chuffed with it. I do have a 300litre compressor though which has helped.

I managed to re new the bottom of the door and the inner rail where there door glass felt fillet goes on to. Just need to re skim it now with the ally door skins .
I'm going plastic windows aswell. It amazing how much lighter it is without all the gubbins and what nots . I had ally does on my z car years ago and I loved them so I'm going that route again.
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I have put a gazebo around the pick up currently as I'm creating a right mess . And it's working well so I'll put up with it for a little longer .
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I've decided that I'm gonna cut the whole rear of the pickup off as it seen better days so rather than fixing here and there it looks like it's gonna get a birthday of panels again...
Booked the over time at work to pay for it already.

I have aligned and screwed and tacked panels not going to crazy with the welder yet as there is ALOT of fettling to do yet so clamps and screws is the best way until I'm sure .

Both door steps now on and welded in and looking mint .


I could not believe some tit welded over sills on a pick up. The drains did there job from the load bay but they were just filling the sills to the brim with everything I even found a a 5p coin!!!. It was chocker.
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Next job is getting the centre tunnel in and welding it all in . Just awaiting my new neck hood for welding as I can't find my old one... grrr. Not welded in pic just put in place to measure up but looks fab so nice with new whole metal and no patches.
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Then it will be the rear subframe front mounting panel.

So yeah getting there..

Spoonz

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 08:38 PM

Now as I have the floor pans all trimmed and cut to size it was time to do the rear panel (subframe panel)

I have never done this panel before so watched a few YouTube vids and found out it was best to re fit the rear subframe and line it.
Easier said then done on your on .

Stripped the subframe as much as I could and jacked it up .
I'm so glad I did this as I was about 10mm out which doesn't sound ALOT but it would of been a red face moment later on if it was this much out.

handy tip here which I haven't seen anyone do . And ignore me if people have have seen this.

Bolt the panel to the subframe then jack it all up in one piece into position. Couple of holes drilled and some flat faced self tappers. And hey Presto in position.

Then have dropped the floor panels back in and it's all lovely.

I Have self tappered all of it currently an. im happy with the fit I'll be welding it in shortly . Hopefully tommorow .

Then the rear is being cut off completely and chucked in the bin.

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 05:07 AM

Looks good, wish I had the space to put Vini in!!
Keep it up

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#41 Richie83

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 04:25 PM

How’s this progressing?

#42 hotroder69

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 10:16 PM

Great work, keep us posted.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:08 PM

Love it ... my wood burner is much the same .. calor gas bottles .. keep the updates coming




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