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#1 Craigm222

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Posted 16 November 2023 - 09:49 PM

Hi everyone just thought i would introduce myself, recently picked up my first mpi mini project after trying to rescue it for over a year. The car has been left in a garden for the past 10 years neglected until we could finally get our hands on it. The car is going to be getting a full restoration by me and my dad, admittedly we are ford fans so there will no doubt be a few questions we will need answered 🤣

#2 stuart bowes

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Posted 16 November 2023 - 11:31 PM

welcome fellow blue oval enthusiast

 

sounds like a few panels and some welding required there then, good luck, once you get stuck in you'll find actually they're very simply built

 

a rotisserie (spit) is handy if there's a lot of work to the underside.  or do what I did and roll the empty shell over onto some tyres 

 

also a spot welder is a useful bit of kit especially seeing as most of the seams are on the outside and really easy to get at


Edited by stuart bowes, 16 November 2023 - 11:32 PM.


#3 Craigm222

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Posted 17 November 2023 - 07:57 AM

Few panels required mate but its surprisingly not that bad, mainly needs front end doing but i believe thats common on them. We have just been and bought a spot welder so that should make it an easier job and a nicer finish

#4 bpirie1000

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Posted 17 November 2023 - 08:20 AM

Welcome to the mad House.

There are a surprising amount of Scottish minimowners on here now adays..

Get yourself along to a mini event or club meeting..

Enjoy..

#5 stuart bowes

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Posted 17 November 2023 - 09:12 AM

front end, back end, middle, top, bottom, yeah they're all common areas for rust lol

 

low cost design, saves the customer money in the short term but causes issues in the long term. . still. easy enough to swap bits so not a major drama



#6 Designer

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Posted 17 November 2023 - 04:59 PM

front end, back end, middle, top, bottom, yeah they're all common areas for rust lol

 

Yep and the ignition key as well :D  :D 


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#7 Craigm222

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Posted 17 November 2023 - 08:34 PM

I will definitely get along to some of the meets in the future




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