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#76 70K1100

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Posted 05 August 2021 - 08:30 PM

I had a good couple of days working on the mini.   Firstly I had new tyres fitted and picked them up.   I'm happy with the way they turned out.

 

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Then I started to rub back the boot floor with my favourite toy being the grinder with the twisted wire cup.   The underside of the floor is covered with a bitumen type coating which made things a bit more interesting to get through.   It was al going well until I uncovered some rust in the boot floor new the bottom of the seat back.

 

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Then I looked at the battery box.   Not a good quality repair job on the base and uncovered some rust holes as well.   Looks like a new battery box will have to be ordered.

 

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Posted 30 August 2021 - 09:00 AM

I didn’t get the chance to work on the mini over the last few weeks with work getting in the way. But spent Friday last week rearranging my workshop. It’s amazing what you find. The amount of double ups I found due to the messy state of my workshop.

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Posted 11 October 2021 - 10:31 AM

I managed to get a few hours on the mini on Sunday. Continued with the wire wheel on the floor. Unfortunately the battery in my cordless grinder would only give me about 15 mins continuous work and then take about an hour to charge up again. The grand result was about 400mm square section ground back to bare metal. There was so much bitumen paint on the underside of the floor. On the negative side I found a couple of really small rust holes and some extremely dodgy repairs. I think I might be up for a set of front floor replacement panels. The panel shop just used flat steel and roughly welded them in place then covered the joins with thick bitumen paint.

Where would be the best place to purchase the panels from?

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Posted 12 October 2021 - 11:12 AM

I removed the bitumen on my car with a hot air gun and scrubbed them away.

For the panels I ordered at M-Machine, they have decent quality panels, some are Heritage, some self made and also a few from Magnum if I remember well.

 

A bit of progress is still good, mine is on hold at the moment... Not enough time to get to my father's shed and dig the shell out...



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Posted 13 October 2021 - 08:38 PM

Giles, I looked at you build log the other day and was wondering how yours was progressing. I looked at some front floor panels from Minisport which are Magnum panels. They come with the inner sill section which I don’t need as mine are quite good. I’m thinking that for just over $100 it’s worth the time and money to replace the dodgy floor sections.




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