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#1 ArnieWallace

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Posted 10 July 2020 - 08:04 PM

Newbie with his first thread.  Currently making a mid engined 20VTurbo Mini, it need a fair bit of work so I decided to mid engine it as I always wanted a turbo Mid engined Mini.  Hope everyone approves.

 

One Mini needing a bit of loving.

 

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Replacing the scuttle, flitch and step.

 

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Inner sill repairs.

 

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30mm heavy wall box run up the inside of the sills.

 

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Floor repairs.

 

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Cage mounts fitted along with main hoop, main strap for the suspension and engine mounts.

 

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Cage bars installed.

 

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Rear seat base, heel board, boot floor and rear arches removed to make rear triangulation points.

 

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Donor engine removed to test fit.

 

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Strengthening hoop for the rear.

 

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Rear valance fitted.

 

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Diagonal cross bars fitted.

 

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Gussets added to the diagonal ends and the rear hoop.

 

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Will update with more soon.  Thanks for looking.
 

 

 



#2 CK's mini

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 07:34 AM

Interesting project  :proud: Good look with it.



#3 bpirie1000

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Posted 11 July 2020 - 07:45 AM

Solid graft well done.. keep it up.

What drive shafts/ rear brakes you planning?

#4 ArnieWallace

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 10:34 PM

Solid graft well done.. keep it up.

What drive shafts/ rear brakes you planning?

Going to be running shortened VW shafts, VW MK 5 gen 3 rear wheel bearings with VW MK4 rear discs and calipers. All have been redrilled to accept the 4 x 101.6 pcd.



#5 dondo

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 03:45 PM

Great work in such a short time looking forward to the end result
Keep up the hard work

#6 ArnieWallace

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 10:27 PM

Sportspack arches test fitted.

 

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Goodies purchased

 

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Rear arms tacked together to test fit with coilover shocks,  rear tubs also modified and test fitted.

 

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Checking the fitment.

 

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Sills fitted. I know they are over sills, hopefully shoud be ok as no rot under them and will be well treated with cavity wax.

 

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Front fitted.

 

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Checking out the ride height.

 

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#7 ArnieWallace

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Posted 12 December 2020 - 09:22 AM

Things have slowed down a bit now, but still battling on.

Got an Astrali wheel.
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Seat subframes fabbed up.
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Seats and harnesses test fitted.
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Front mounted Rad test fitted.
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Rear mounted intercooler.
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Fuel cell waterjetted out and tacked together and testing the fit.
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MK1 retrofit grill fitted, now has a face.
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Its a runner as well!!
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#8 bpirie1000

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Posted 12 December 2020 - 08:54 PM

Interesting rear arms..

 
Rear arms tacked together to test fit with coilover shocks,  rear tubs also modified and test fitted.
 
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What mounts to the heel board are you going to use?

#9 ArnieWallace

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 01:50 AM

The mounts are VW type ones used in the Mk5 platform front wishbones. 12mm bolt through the centre and fit into a 38mm tube welded onto the swing arm.  Have used the rubber standard type for the mean time, if they are too flexible they will be changed to polyurethane.



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Posted 23 December 2020 - 09:11 PM

Small update.

 

New discs for the front brakes.

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Fuel cell tested and all fittings mounted up, fitted a 275LPH pump.

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Gaz shocks and brakes fitted.

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Rear calipers fitted.

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Driveshafts back from being shortened and fitted up.

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Thats it for now cheers.


 






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