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 Post subject: Father son project
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:44 pm 
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Whats your location?: Carrick-on-Shannon
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What Minis have you?: 1981 saloon 'Lexi'
Hi guys,

I'm back restoring another mini just after finishing my other one. This time it is a bit different. I bought this awhile back and had several ideas for it but ever since Dad started driving my mini he got the itch to get one. I decided the best way to get him on the road was to do that one up, plus I would have been there god knows how long trying to figure out what to do. I started the welding just before christmas on it and have been tipping away when having time. My welder decided to pop its clogs so a new one of those was got so I will be back on track soon enough. We've just returned home from Bingley hall where we both made some purchases for it. This will be going a lot slower than Lexi did due to time but I'll tip away and it'll get done eventually.

Laptop is very slow I'll try upload pictures from my phone in a few


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 Post subject: Re: Father son project
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:54 pm 
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Whats your location?: Carrick-on-Shannon
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What Minis have you?: 1981 saloon 'Lexi'
Here is some of my progress. I have more pics I'll add in a minute. Just having a few issues with the upload thing


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 Post subject: Re: Father son project
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:31 am 
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Whats your location?: Carrick-on-Shannon
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What Minis have you?: 1981 saloon 'Lexi'
Well unfortunately I'm having issues with this photo uploader so that is all the pictures for now. Some of the work may look a bit rough but it'll clean up grand.


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 Post subject: Re: Father son project
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:31 pm 
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Whats your location?: Naas
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Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1980 Mini Specical
1979 1000 Saloon
1994 spi cooper
Great work its a hard slog welding buts its worth it in the end


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 Post subject: Re: Father son project
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:44 pm 
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Whats your location?: Carrick-on-Shannon
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What Minis have you?: 1981 saloon 'Lexi'
spicooper wrote:
Great work its a hard slog welding buts its worth it in the end


I have a more done just having issues uploading pics. It's a part of the build I enjoy. Also just got a new welder so I'm looking forward to getting stuck in again


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 Post subject: Re: Father son project
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:56 am 
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Whats your location?: Carrick-on-Shannon
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What Minis have you?: 1981 saloon 'Lexi'
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 Post subject: Re: Father son project
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:59 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Father son project
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:02 am 
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Whats your location?: Carrick-on-Shannon
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What Minis have you?: 1981 saloon 'Lexi'
So I've got the pictures being able to get uploaded so I'll stick up the rest of the pictures I've got tomorrow or at this stage later today.


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 Post subject: Re: Father son project
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:35 pm 
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What Minis have you?: 1981 saloon 'Lexi'
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This is today's work. Dad stripped the subframes and I repaired the door. I'll upload some of the other work I've done


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 Post subject: Re: Father son project
PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:42 pm 
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Passenger side wing, a panel, scuttle corner and scuttle closer done

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 Post subject: Re: Father son project
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:01 pm 
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Whats your location?: Carrick-on-Shannon
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What Minis have you?: 1981 saloon 'Lexi'
went out for a small while today. Got the step welded in and welded up a small gap that was left open

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 Post subject: Re: Father son project
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:40 pm 
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Whats your location?: Carrick-on-Shannon
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What Minis have you?: 1981 saloon 'Lexi'
Hi Guys,
Well today saw the rest of the front going on. The non genuine scuttle corner wasn't even near right to had to chop her up and fix that. Other than that it all went smoothly enough. Here are some pictures:

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