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Old 15-03-2019, 05:47 PM   #76
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Brilliant , what's not line ING up ?
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Old 15-03-2019, 07:00 PM   #77
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Brilliant , what's not line ING up ?
Big gap just above & left of the o/s door handle!
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Old 15-03-2019, 07:26 PM   #78
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Big gap just above & left of the o/s door handle!
O yes , whent to photobucket and blew up ,
From that gap up it looks too tight , take some shims out !
If you have any in there, hevey welding there will push ,
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Old 27-03-2019, 12:28 PM   #79
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Decided to go back to the doors later, I have a few ideas on how to get the shut lines good, its not going to be perfect but it will look decent in the end.

Spent some time complete up the firewall, finished off the recess for the inlet manifold.



Looks a bit rough still from the engine side but I plan to linish up once the engine comes back out, as access is tight and ive already been bitten by the angle grinder so lesson learnt.



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Decided to ditch the mini heater mainly due to the fact they are usless, so went for a light weight one, really happy with the quality, the unit has 4 outlets on the side, 2 will be used to heat the footwell, im stil not decided on the other 2, i will pipe these either to cabin vents mounted in the dash or to the windsreen, i have a heated windscreen hence me not needing to use the screen vents. I am going to use the original mini heat controls, so the on/off button, the diverter slider I will connet to a heater valve to control the temperture. I really want to keep as much orignal looking as possible.




Got my rear mount alternator bracket from Kieran fitted, will need to chop our some more of the inner wing to make the alternator fit, but happy with how its going to work.





Going to attempt my power steering this weekend, so first job it to get the seat sat in a good position. I orignally was going to install some old school Recaros but after pondering about it i decided to look for an alternative as my back is too wide for the Recaros so I just wont be comfortable in them.

After hours and hours of looking at various options I have gone for Subaru Blobeye seats from a 03 Impreza got the pair in good condition for 80, I do prefer the Bobeye's but they will be too wide for the Mini. I went for these seats as the are well built, they are heated and i now plan to install harnesses so the harness slot is ideal.




One in the drivers seat sat way too high as expected, so I stripped the seat down and started making mods to the seat bases.



The seat was high adjustable which i wanted to keep, however I was never going to be able to get in to sit low enough, so out it came.



I trimmed the base back as much as I could without taking all the strength out, I will weld in some corner supports for strength and also mount the runners to them, this will lowever the seat 75mm from its original height.


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Old 27-03-2019, 06:54 PM   #80
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heater box and windscreen deets pleeez
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Old 28-03-2019, 09:55 AM   #81
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Great progress dude, the seats look like a good buy! I need to get a move on with mine. Maybe we should have a race to see who finishes first? Chances are it'll be you.
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Old 28-03-2019, 10:16 AM   #82
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Heater box was sourced from T7 Deisgn https://www.t7design.co.uk/ Also got the heat pipe pass through fittings and heat valve from them, really helpful guys.

Heated windscreens can be sourced from most mini spares shops like mini spares / mini sport ect. Just take you time and do your research as some cheaper ones are only single zone.
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Old 28-03-2019, 10:18 AM   #83
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Great progress dude, the seats look like a good buy! I need to get a move on with mine. Maybe we should have a race to see who finishes first? Chances are it'll be you.
lol, i would'nt put money on it Monkey, seems to be one step forward two steps back
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:16 PM   #84
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Some more slow progress. I got the rails attached to my seat frames and got them lined up and mounted in the car.

The wanted the seat bases to fall towards the back of the car as I find this positon most comfortable. For the front seat rail attachments cut cut some box section in half at an angle and welded these to the x-member via some 2mm plate for strength. the rear seat mounts were attached to the rectangle box section that i installed earlier in my build, I added a captive nut welded to 2mm plate, in hindsight i would have done the rear mounting different but this is what I had to work with.







I stud there for hours wondering if the seats are mounted in a strong enough way, so any input would be appricated!! the mouning cap heads are M8 and i will be changing these out for hightensile ones during final build.

Moved onto a job ive been dreading, the EPS. I ended up going for a Renault Cilo 2 unit as its was relatively cheap and I am quite limited with the ammount of tools / machinery I have so I wanted a compact unit that I would have to modify that much. I am using the original mini steering collumn so I will hack this to pieces and will attach to the lower rail as per original.



The unit mounted well,I can even use the orignal mounting brakct with some minor angle grinder modifiactions. The unit is mounted further to the right than the standard mini collumn as I want the sterring wheel in the middle of my sitting position.

Used a MK2 Escort UJ with is a perfect fit the the mini steering rack this has been welded to the original Clio UJ assembly.





The brake peddle has been modifed to miss the new UJ assembly, this is a mock up for now and will engineer a better peddle later.


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Old 08-04-2019, 08:38 PM   #85
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Is that not going to get in the way of the throttle pedal? Mine is a Watsons conversion using a metro/mgf rack and my brake pedal is bent to go round the opposite side than what yours is. I like the looks of the clio eps would it be possible to mount it with the motor pointing towards the wheel arch? as I'm running the standard heater and have stuff above the dash rail so it would need to go towards the arch.
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:12 PM   #86
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Is that not going to get in the way of the throttle pedal? Mine is a Watsons conversion using a metro/mgf rack and my brake pedal is bent to go round the opposite side than what yours is. I like the looks of the clio eps would it be possible to mount it with the motor pointing towards the wheel arch? as I'm running the standard heater and have stuff above the dash rail so it would need to go towards the arch.
There is plenty of room for the throttle, the photo is not the best so it does look that way. If i went round the opposite side the brake would clash with the clutch.

There is just enough room to mount with the motor pointing towards the wheel arch (just) but the assembley sits lower as you cant tuck the motor into the dash like I did so more of the EPS is seen, but only marginally and would still look ok.
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Old 16-04-2019, 07:34 PM   #87
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Ah okay cheers.
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