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#61 OFFLINE   jackytwoshoes

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:08 PM

Yeah I realise that was massively optimistic.

What do you mean by replacement panels, rather than what, fabricating sections? Just curious.

Panels are mega cheap.

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#62 OFFLINE   shumarialto

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:15 PM

Nice little car. As they say get it in a shed and queue the music ateam styleeeeee


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#63 OFFLINE   Al Bundy

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 03:26 PM

If you have no experience welding dont take this on as a first project and dont use a gasless mig its shit,This car needs a lot of structural work and its not easy to do properly,which is why you see so many unfinished projects


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 03:44 PM

Al Bundy, on 24 Feb 2015 - 3:26 PM, said:

If you have no experience welding dont take this on as a first project and dont use a gasless mig its shit,This car needs a lot of structural work and its not easy to do properly,which is why you see so many unfinished projects

 

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 05:10 PM

Although, if you're successful, you will have serious welding skills by the end of it...


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 05:20 PM

We spent a good chunk over £4000 restoring our Mini including a respray. Once you start digging, you WILL find more rot. And then some more. We didn't have to replace the subframes at the time, but we did a few years later...

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 05:31 PM

I was thinking of the old rustoleum and a roller trick to de-pinkify.


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 05:36 PM

Google for Project Binky.
They've rebuilt a Mini in 8 episodes so far, including fitting a turbo Celica motor. Each episode is 30 mins so you'll have it done by the morning.
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 08:10 PM

I'm trying to recall exactly what got replaced on our Mini. I think it was every panel you can see, except bonnet, roof and bootlid. So, front wings, nose panel, scuttle, repairs to windscreen surround, a panels, door skins, sills (seem to recall the inners weren't too bad), rear wings. I managed to get correct-for-year black bumpers, but the finish was all wrong and they rotted out in no time at all. 


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 08:44 PM

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#71 OFFLINE   jackytwoshoes

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 03:31 PM

Well, this is being dumped on my parents driveway 400 miles away as we speak... 

 

Can't wait to see it again. 

 

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 04:45 PM

If you could afford the investment, I'd skip the months and months of welding just to end up with a wonky shell with panel gaps visible from space and get a replacement shell.
Rebuild it nicely and ask a stupid amount of money for it.

Incidently 10" wheels won't fit over the disc brakes.
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Posted 08 June 2015 - 04:51 PM

but it is possible to buy conversion kits that will change the standard 8.4 inch brake disks to 7.5 inch cooper disks, whiuch will fit inside 10 inch wheels.


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 05:01 PM

What are the plans for the engine? Standard? Honda vtec? Ford V4?
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Posted 08 June 2015 - 05:13 PM

If you could afford the investment, I'd skip the months and months of welding just to end up with a wonky shell with panel gaps visible from space and get a replacement shell.
Rebuild it nicely and ask a stupid amount of money for it.

Incidently 10" wheels won't fit over the disc brakes.

 

I'm afraid I'm going to go the cheap and wonky daily route. I ain't selling it as it's not in the spirit of being gifted it in the first place. 

 

but it is possible to buy conversion kits that will change the standard 8.4 inch brake disks to 7.5 inch cooper disks, whiuch will fit inside 10 inch wheels.

 

Yeah the 7.5 inch disk kit is about £200 or so from minispares which allows you to fit 10" wheels. Since the last time I saw it it's grown a set of 12" steels though which suit it rather nicely- Much prefer them to the minilites. They can go on ebay to fund 0.000000001% of the cost of the restoration. I can save a bit of money not buying the brake conversion kit. 

 

What are the plans for the engine? Standard? Honda vtec? Ford V4?

BMC diesel when funds allow. Nah, bog standard. It's only done 17,000 miles so it seems daft to rip out the only good bit. 

 

 

 

 

So apparently the brakes work now:

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And to rust rest next to my other prized chod: 

 

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 05:20 PM

Is that your X1/9 under there?  Cover the Min likewise, or the next time you see it there'll be significantly less...  ;)


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 05:20 PM

i know that the pics above aren't very big, but the car doesn't look too bad in them!


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 05:36 PM

Is that your X1/9 under there?  Cover the Min likewise, or the next time you see it there'll be significantly less...  ;)

Yeah, It's resting at the moment because of the pain in the arse that is living in London. No garage, no drive, parking permits. I've got a nice cover for the mini too. 

 

i know that the pics above aren't very big, but the car doesn't look too bad in them!

 

I know, from certain angles it seems like it doesn't need much. The boot/rear valance is the worst bit. I haven't seen it for a year or so but in my mind it just gets nearer and nearer completion by itself. 


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 08:48 AM

What do you mean by replacement panels, rather than what, fabricating sections? Just curious.

Panels are mega cheap.

 

Sorry I didn't reply before - yes, I meant exactly that. I'll be so much easier. You don't have to replace the whole panel each time either, you can just use the section you need. Either way, it saves you the fabrication time.


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Posted 31 January 2016 - 09:58 AM

And what became of this?

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 10:21 AM

It's still at my parents place. I have a little sit in it and drive it up and down the drive whenever I'm there. Can't see me getting the time/money to do anything with it any time soon. Classic. 


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Posted 20 March 2016 - 06:46 PM

hey y'all, thinking about selling this little pink princess. 

 

I've put for sale up but really I guess I'm asking how much we reckon this would be worth since it's probably not too appealing to most of autoshite. 

 

Mostly we like to laugh at overpriced minis don't we  :-D


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Posted 20 March 2016 - 08:17 PM

Yay for the X1/9, boo for the mini!
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Posted 25 March 2016 - 01:34 PM

It's a Mini. Restore it properly, preferably in a decent colour!

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:38 PM

I really need to sell this to fund getting my X1/9 back on the road.

It's located at my parents place in Dumfries and Galloway. Any ideas of it's worth?

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 09:36 PM

I bought a complete J reg 998cc mini for £630 a few months ago. They sell for daft money on eBay!!
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Posted 23 April 2017 - 09:51 PM

I bought a complete J reg 998cc mini for £630 a few months ago. They sell for daft money on eBay!!


What kind of condition?

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 07:18 AM

Seriously this is worth a lot more than you may think, especially with that reg.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:15 AM

this looks lovely, bang it on ebay reserve of 2k and if it doesnt sell go from there..



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:17 AM

Or Car and Classics for a bit more than that

 

Edit. S 77 SAM is up for sale at £7,875.

I know its Fairyland but gives you some idea of the plates value. 







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