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#16 Reet deet

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 07:51 PM

Oh also next weekend we should be getting the subframes off so the shell can get media blasted so we can see the full extent of the body rot before we do any of the modifications :D

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:21 PM

Photays :thumbsup: In no particular order, the progress so far.

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#18 bigchief3679

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 12:56 AM

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whey......why do minis in england rot so badly?? its like a terrible metal rash or sumting i swear!!!

#19 Artstu

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 10:15 AM

Because it's cold wet and damp here most of the time, they also cover the roads in salt in the winter. Also later mini's had crap paint and rotted far more quickly than earlier examples.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 09:58 PM

Because it's cold wet and damp here most of the time, they also cover the roads in salt in the winter. Also later mini's had crap paint and rotted far more quickly than earlier examples.


ohhh :angel: that's not nice, esp for such a low car. at least body parts will be available for a long time to come. ling live the mini :) :errr:

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 08:55 AM

That's the main reason I moved away from minis and bought the GRP Midas!

I'm also pretty sure the steel used must have been of inferior quality. These Micras are much better, but even they go rusty here in the North of the UK, those in the South do fair a bit better because they don't put so much salt on the roads.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:11 PM

Well Sunday the front was completely stripped (apart from the steering rack) the inner wings are now down to an inch from the shock mount, gona seam weld it for a bit more strength, front subframe is in great condition (probably from all of the oil thats leaked out over the years_ the top bolts were fairly slack which was quite worrying but ah well, the front mounts were shot one side wasn't even attached!

The shocks didnt even have any resistance so i'm thinking they were due renewal :techsupport: The doughnuts were a little tricky for a minute but it turned out that we have a puller that has the same thread so were able to compress it enough to get the full hub assembly off the subframe.

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This weekend rear subframe removal then its all going to be blasted free of paint :lol:

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 08:02 PM

Any more updates on this?

Is that formerly a Mini Rio? Judging by the door card?

#24 Reet deet

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Posted 07 November 2009 - 08:42 PM

Slow progress (again) not much has been done since the last update. Subframes are stripped, thats about all really :wub:

Sure is/was a Rio wont have a great deal in common with a standard one eventually!

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:32 PM

did any think happen to this ?




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