Engine out, doors off and now paint off.
This weekend I managed to win my wrestling match with the remaining stubborn bolts holding the engine in.
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IMG_7602 by vudufl, on Flickr
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Moved on to door removal...
USAZ6748 by vudufl, on Flickr
and then it was time to get stripping.
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Part of my eagerness was driven by a need to really account for what patches had been made and the quality of the work. The seam between the wings and the scuttle panel was filled and prior to stripping, it was obvious that it wasn't seam sealer. After a partial stripping of paint and some body filler, I'm not quite sure if the wings were welded and the welds dressed or if there is lead filler involved.
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It looks to be an okay job however I'm unsure about the look. While I do like clean lines and the removal of unnecessary seams on cars, I can't help but feeling like Mini people would look at it and just assume it's filled with Bondo.
Speaking of Bondo...
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The areas on the quarter panels were not a surprise. What I'm anxious to determine is whether or not the repair job was good quality with just too much filler on top, or if I'm going to need to install new repair panels.
Edited by Vudu, 30 January 2019 - 01:40 AM.