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#1 minidan

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 10:49 PM

well the start of my project begins today.
the project that is : rebuilding my Mayfair that i have had for over 10 years now. its had plenty of mods over the years , different wheels, different engines, seats , roll cage, flip front, etc etc etc.

but i had to take it off the road in 2005 because of the extent of rot on the underside. at the time i thought it was the end of my mini. a great car that i loved and poured my heart and soul into. i was gutted.

anyway nearly 2 years later i have finally decided to do what i have wanted to do for YEARS.

a Vtec conversion.

the mini shell has sat , completely stripped bare since 2005. in a barn. in the dark. :goaway: until today :D

this morning we took it to a guy in Newhaven to have the bodywork repaired and to be resprayed in gloss black mmmm (same colour it was before) . black is so the best colour for minis...so within the next week or two i will get my shell back in perfect condition ready for the rebuild with ...

as the title says - a Honda B16a2 Vtec !

i have plenty of ideas for the build such as , mk1 rear lights- deseamed bumpers , alu door skins, very nice wheels which you will see in due time , very unique bucket seats which again you will have to wait to see! lol . and maybe some other cool mods to .

anyway thats enough to start off with.
plenty of pictures will be coming shortly so dont panic! i know how much everyone likes pics.

heres some pics of the rot!!

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Edited by minidan, 16 February 2008 - 05:41 PM.


#2 Puddings

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:00 PM

Sounds like another good project :goaway:

i need some new door skins and ali seems a good way to go but cant find anyone that sells them :D any ideas :-

#3 minidan

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:10 PM

lol no good ideas on the ali door skins because i was gonna get minidoor company to make them ! with sliding windows too . probably gonna come to about £500 in total for the doors excluding paint!!!!! ouch! ahh well super light weight and no rust :D

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 11:31 PM

Will they just sell you the skins??

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 02:37 AM

i think it is possible to get ali skins on their own

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 08:29 AM

Bra i can't wait to see the unfolding of this machine. It's always awesome to see something of this nature as it provides so much inspiration for the rest of us.

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 10:51 PM

hehe i cant wait to actually start putting it all together!! the mini shell is currently undergoing some MAJOR body work. its got most of its right hand side missing at the moment. just awaiting a delivery from m-machine for a truck load of panels. i have 2 or 3 pictures of the shell with the rot cut away which i will upload tomorrow night but its not pretty lol!


some would say why didnt you start with a better shell. well thats because this is MY mini :gimme: had it 11 years so its not something i want to get rid of. plus i think it will mean more to me after i have given it a new lease of life . and it will be one more mini back on the road rather than another one binned. :)

dan

Edited by minidan, 20 January 2008 - 04:10 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2008 - 08:39 PM

Sounds good, cant wait to see the pictures! and good luck.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 04:08 PM

ok just a few pics of the start. quite a long way to go ! :)
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Posted 16 February 2008 - 05:30 PM

its been a while since my last post but there has been some decent progress with the shell. most of the welding is done now, but there is still the mk1 rear light plates to fit and some filler here and there and then its on the paint !! >_<

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 07:12 PM

good luck mate looks like its going to be a cool machine >_<

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 09:03 PM

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:35 PM

lol well heres some more pictures.
all the welding is finished and filling done where need be and the first coat of primer went on today! just needs rubbing down and 2/3 more coats of primer and then the top coat can go on. mmmmmmm its gonna look nice! oh and im really happy with the new mk1 light plates and deseamed bumper.

opinions??

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 09:11 PM

looks great dude keep the good work coming ;D

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Posted 27 February 2008 - 09:32 PM

Come on dan, lets see my ol A2 :)




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