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Old 17-06-2014, 01:45 PM   #11
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So a little update, done a fair bit more since these pictures but no photos yet, will try and remember tonight. The first few pics show the stonechip applied to the boot floor, it looks very light here but i think that is due to the flash, will be overpainted black so will look better when all done.




Next job was to make more room in front of the wings for my new 12x6 wheels so that I can actually turn. This involved cutting the old lip off, removing some metal, making several cuts into the wing and bending the sections back into a lip and welding all back together. Was easier than we anticipated, no WIP pics but heres one of each side with the welds ground back, also took the opportunity to weld up the arch screw holes as these had been drilled out way to big at some point requiring the use of annoyingly large fittings.



Just need to finish protecting and painting all the underside and wings, paint some interior parts and finish the worst of the filling before its off the the painters. Still hoping to have it ready for Waxstock!!!!
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Old 19-06-2014, 05:12 PM   #12
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Floor is mostly over painted now and looking tidy (forgot to get pics)
Now need to find a painter who is not on holiday or will struggle to make Waxstock
Ordered these today too
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Love the work that you are doing to this ��
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Old 19-06-2014, 10:06 PM   #14
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Real nice looking Classic Mini mate ! Nice pix .
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Real nice looking Classic Mini mate ! Nice pix .
Cheers guys

More progress was made tonight. Floor, wheel wells and bulkhead were finished, all over painted and now looking really tidy and more importantly fully protected
I then painted all the visible interior bits, including cross member, rear pockets etc and another quick coat in the boot.
That pretty much concludes my painting, now to find a painter and get it all done and back together for Waxstock, fingers and toes crossed

I tried to take some pics but my camera died straight after turning it on so these will have to wait until tomorrow.
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excellent work mate ,it never ceases to amaze me how mint looking minis can become so much work when you start digging away at them (and i have done a few now) these so called mini specialists ought to be lined up and shot .


keep up the good work mate and hope to see you at a show or two .


here is my latest project for my daughter 17th next march







Kindest regards Dav

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excellent work mate ,it never ceases to amaze me how mint looking minis can become so much work when you start digging away at them (and i have done a few now) these so called mini specialists ought to be lined up and shot .


keep up the good work mate and hope to see you at a show or two .

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Has been a hell of a lot of work but should be worth it

As for the 'specialists' I have spent years removing their bodges and think I am finally there. Goes to show how bad they are when they no longer cease to trade/exist!

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Just seen the photo Dav, looks like a nice blank canvas to start with

These came in the post from DSN Classics today, only ordered them yesterday lunch time!
Poly front tear drop and front lower rear subframe mounts
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polly bushes are awesome got the joker fully polly bushed up and the drive is so much tighter than the clubman ,cant fault dsn on anything really quality, service and after sales service are all top notch ,makes a change to have a decent mini supplier .
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polly bushes are awesome got the joker fully polly bushed up and the drive is so much tighter than the clubman ,cant fault dsn on anything really quality, service and after sales service are all top notch ,makes a change to have a decent mini supplier .
These were the last ones I needed to make mine fully poly bushed
I agree, always a pleasure to deal with.
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