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 Post subject: Project Auto
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Whats your location?: cork
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1975 saloon MG Metro powered
Modifications: MG Metro Goodness
Hi all,
Over the next few weeks I will be putting together a thread based on my auto mini
which took a year to do and on a budget......

So about a year ago I went looking for a 70s mini and found one on this site
I collected it in wexford and drove it home to cork
and got out of the car pain in my back :P

So here it is back at the house
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oh no a oversill fitted :evil:
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aahhh!!! rust
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Dam oversill

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So after I cut out the rust on the drivers side I made a half floor panel out of a sheet of steel
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Here it is welded in place
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Stay tuned for more ,

Thanks for looking Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Project Auto
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:24 pm 
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Hi all,
some more photos this is the front floor before and after
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After that I moved to the rear pocket and rear subframe mounting panel, before welding this in I checked the mounts with the subframe
all was ok
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Some one in the past tried a repair

New panel in
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Then time for a full length door step
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Please feel free to leave any comments
Thanks Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Project Auto
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:28 pm 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1967 Morris Cooper, 1967 Austin Mini auto, 1968 Wolseley Hornet x2, 1981 Clubman Estate
Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
Fair play Dave, you're getting stuck in.


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 Post subject: Re: Project Auto
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:50 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
Handy with the welder too.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Auto
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:18 pm 
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Whats your location?: cork
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Hi peoples,
Thanks for the replys
I think its time for more work :idea:

So to finish off the drivers side I cut out the rust and cut and welded
in a new front panel I will leave the photos do the talking

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Thanks for looking any comments welcome


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 Post subject: Re: Project Auto
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:14 pm 
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Hi Guys time for more photos

On to the boot floor and I cut a bit of a hole
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More rust in behind the paint have to sort this a well

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I then fitted a boot floor panel which was a crap fit, sorry now for not going for a half boot floor :roll:

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Here is some more rot on the other side
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So I fabricated a new panel and here it is welded in
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Thanks for looking
Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Project Auto
PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Hi all,

Time for more welding fun
I decided to go at the passenger side ,I made my own inner sill and jacking point
and then a door step , outer sill.
I will let the photos do the talking...

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Oh no another hole
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sorted
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Thanks for looking
Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Project Auto
PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Hi All
more work to do , Time for a A panel on the drivers side and also lining up the door with it.
I had two doors skinned already from another project car
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On to the passengers side and a new A panel also this side, and a passenger wing
The wing that was on it was put on by what looked like brazing......
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Then it was onto the passenger side subframe mount
As with the other side it was plated in the past to hide rot
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So I cut it out and also had to take a piece of the floor , here is a new section welded in
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That's it for now peoples
please feel free to leave a comment
Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Project Auto
PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:49 pm 
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Whats your location?: Dublin
Region: Eastern
Keep up the good work!


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 Post subject: Re: Project Auto
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Quality welding there, it can't of all been done by that Clark 130 hobby mig can it? My hat is doffed if it was.

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 Post subject: Re: Project Auto
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:08 pm 
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Dylan8660 wrote:
Quality welding there, it can't of all been done by that Clark 130 hobby mig can it? My hat is doffed if it was.



Thanks for the replys Dave and Dylan yes it is a Clarke 130EN welder which is an excellent welder
when set up right > I have it now 3 years and never gave any problems :D


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 Post subject: Re: Project Auto
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:24 pm 
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Whats your location?: cork
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What Minis have you?: 1975 saloon MG Metro powered
Modifications: MG Metro Goodness
Hi peoples some more work done

From looking at different types of minis out there I am a big fan of de bumpered minis

so I decided to go for it with this car
The front was easy to do just drill out the front lip which in this case was in a bad way

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Here it is off ready for weld up the holes

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So a few hours later here is the front end , I also had a bit of work to do to the front lip of the bonnet
you can see the lip welded in
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Thanks for looking please feel free to leave any comments
Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Project Auto
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:09 pm 
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Whats your location?: cork
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What Minis have you?: 1975 saloon MG Metro powered
Modifications: MG Metro Goodness
Hi peoples
time to finish up the welding...

I noticed a bit of rot on the corner of the roof
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Some time to cut out
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and a bit of welding and all is fine :P
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A lick of paint and all should be fine
Thanks for looking
Dave


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