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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:52 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
Some fantastic engineering on your project Kriss,I love the rear brake conversion and the home made door skin tool is a neat touch at a fraction of the cost of a purpose built one.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:37 am 
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Whats your location?: Kilcommon Co. Tipperary
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What Minis have you?: 1988 Austin Mini
Thanks. Anyone reskinning his doors, I'll be happy to loan it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:09 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:21 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:58 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:54 am 
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Don’t mind the seats. They’ll be reupholstered, sometime in the future. Just wanted to see how it plays out. Now, I’m gonna need pair of those plastic pocket bins.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:57 pm 
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Some ornamental works




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Gonna look better when the seats get new trim.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:16 pm 
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Nice. Where did you get those?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:25 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
Love the bespoke aluminium handles,really nice touch.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:29 am 
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Well, they not aluminium. I made those from headrest rods actually ( I’m loosing headrests). You can get companion bins from bolt on bits uk. I got mine off the guy on adverts.ie. They came without seatbelts surrounds. Made my own. From aluminium.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:52 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:11 pm 
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Made an error thou. Apparently there are two types of ball joints with different taper sizes, and I, of course, got the wrong ones. Haven’t been thorough enough researching these. Did some reading now, and found out that I’m gonna need adjustable lower arms too, to get the camber right. So I guess, metro hubs will have to wait for now.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:09 pm 
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Whats your location?: Drogheda
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I use metro hubs with adjustable bottom arms, the ball joints you need are pre 1984 I think. The metro hubs also increase the track width a little. Depending on the wheels your using you may have to turn down the hump in the middle of the drive flange

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:38 pm 
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Metro hub steering angles are different too, this'll kick you off on the research:

http://revolutionary-wheelhubs.oranje-mini.nl/

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:05 pm 
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Interesting idea.Changing the height of the car changes the angle between hub and arm so I don't know if the initial angle will make any differance there. I use mini steering arms and have always been happy with the handling.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:15 pm 
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I have set of metro drive flanges woody.



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Was wondering why they so thin. Now I know.

I thought of doing something like the guy in this link. Would be quite challenging with my equipment, but with the right tooling doable. I think. Thing is, tooling is expensive and metro hubs cost me 9 pounds. Anyway, if I were to spend serious money on hubs, I’d get the aluminium metro hub conversion, available off the shelf.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:28 pm 
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Hard to tell from the photo but I think there non vented disc hubs. On some wheels the center hole will fit over the raised section but on others it won't.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:37 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:47 am 
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Looking good. How did it drive?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:20 pm 
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Whats your location?: Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
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What Minis have you?: '93 SPi cooper
Location: Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
this is one of the most amazing build-logs ive seen.. truly wonderful work there.

not wishing to hijack the thread, but i came across this today:

https://www.donedeal.ie/vintagecars-for-sale/mgb-electric/12101606?sv=true

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:26 am 
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Nice. There is few MG s on DIY Electric Car Forum being converted. Quite popular choice for EV conversion donor car.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:39 pm 
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Something I been working on.



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:59 pm 
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Whats your location?: Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
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What Minis have you?: '89 Mayfair
'80 1275GT
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Location: Ballyfermot
This really is an amazing build. I wish I had the general know-how how to create something like this!

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