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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:40 am 
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Whats your location?: Tallaght :p
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What Minis have you?: 1980 clubman b16 vtec
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My bro got the car back together
But has this problem, passenger side is fine
But driver side is sittin way forward and hitting the arch wen on

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Anyone know what's going on here!?????

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:45 am 
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Warped subby ?
Was it in a crash ?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:51 am 
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Never crashed . Only noticed when I fit different arches ... Looks like its all coming out agen gonna lose the plot with the car I tink it's been like that a while but not sure


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:13 am 
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Whats your location?: Tallaght :p
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Finish mine den worry bout yours :)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:16 am 
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Whats your location?: Lucan, Dublin
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Is it a fibreglass front? There are a good few reports on line of guys being sold warped fibreglass fronts that don't fit the best straight from the box.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:18 am 
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Whats your location?: Tallaght :p
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No it's all original never crashed r damaged in any way

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:22 am 
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Is there a spacer missing between front of subframe and body.
Think when 12 inch wheels are fitted there is a spacer fitted to push body forward a little piece.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:09 am 
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No the back of the wheel on driver side has a bigger gap as aposed to pasanger side and smaller gap at the front


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:42 am 
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Did you send the subby off to be galvinised ?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:45 am 
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Nope it hasn't been off the car


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:49 am 
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Have you changed the subframe bushes? The tierod bushes at the front will move the wheel foward or back. Make sure the RH front teardrop hasn't been replaced by a towing eye or large bolt.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:09 am 
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I changed the driver side floor mount and driver side tie bar bushes to see if it would help but no difference was really east to change the floor mount it lined up near perfect first go . Tie bars are strait I'm baffled and I'm nearly sure it's always been like that


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:31 am 
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Would the tie bar be bent its easy done with a jack


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:44 am 
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Tie bars are strait


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:14 pm 
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Is their a rubber missing at the front of the tie bar?
has the tie bar been tightened too much?
what are the castor angles like?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:21 pm 
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It's looking like the front subframe bush has shat itself changing it now and crossing my fingers


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Well that made no difference I'm lost


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:17 pm 
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Well that made no difference I'm lost
The car is sitting low on the drivers side by about half an inch


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:20 pm 
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Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
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knuckle joint may have dropped, if it has it will need to be replaced,
If it has it will mean that when the joint is replaced the car will sit more level and judging by the gaps at the moment it may well bring the drivers side wheel gap to the same as the passenger side wheel,
did this car originally have 10 inch wheels on it?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:44 pm 
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Always had 12s. I replaced the tie bar bushes tear drop and floor mount on the driver side to try sort it but no joy the ball joints are fairly new everything looks strait and replacing the floor mount was fairly easy I just wana bang my head off the wall


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:19 pm 
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Remove the two front wheels then with both doors closed measure distance from back of doors (lock side) to where the front seam hits the arch and to where the front panel and wings meet the arch. Compare measurments on each side. May have a slight tip on the right.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:33 pm 
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Ill give it a go ... Heading down to the car now so ill no in an hour


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:05 pm 
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What Minis have you?: 1976 saloon , 1275cc, White with black roof. Converted to Discs on the cheap so stuck with 12"s for now.
you can also try measuring front to back hub centres on both sides.
If the driver's side measurement is slightly longer then it starts to look like a tie-bar issue....if not, then it's either crash damage (or cheap aftermarket front panels, possibly the real culprit).


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:15 pm 
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Thanks for all the comments so far
The wings front pannel ect are original
The car is sitting low could the problem be a cone??
My plan is to drop the subframe replace all bushings and if nesissery
Replace cones
So far I have replaced
Tie bar bushings
Bottom arm bushings
Tear drop
Subframe floor mount
All on the driver side and its still low

Losing my mind at this stage . I forgot to bring a tape to measure but ill
Do that tomoro I'm giving up for today


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:44 am 
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Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
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What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
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Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
Knuckle joint as said above :wink:

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