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Old 20-02-2017, 04:11 PM   #1
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I finally decided to build a Vtec mini!
To fund this new venture, i need to sell my other minis:
This was my 76 A-series powered mini
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Old 20-02-2017, 04:19 PM   #2
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And this was my corvette v8 powered rwd 78 mini






Some people may ask why would i want to sell these two mini to build another?
The main reason is that both these minis are two seaters and i have two kids that always want to go for a ride whenever i try to take one of the minis out....
That being said, I never get to drive these minis.
My plan with this mini build is to be able to seat 4 people and still have LOTS of fun!!

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Old 20-02-2017, 04:29 PM   #3
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One of my buddies seen that i was selling the green mini and we made a deal! As part of the deal i got a mint mini shell that i could use for this build. This mini van is in awesome shape and would be perfect platform for this build!






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Old 20-02-2017, 04:48 PM   #4
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You obviously like the build process
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Old 20-02-2017, 06:07 PM   #5
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Tamer,
Have you settled on what engine, frame, etc you are going to use?
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Old 20-02-2017, 06:48 PM   #6
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Tamer,
Have you settled on what engine, frame, etc you are going to use?
Yes, i got the minitec B series frame:


I'm still looking for my motor tho.

I got lots to do while i source one....

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Old 20-02-2017, 06:52 PM   #7
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Time to cut out the inner fenders to make some room:



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Old 20-02-2017, 06:56 PM   #8
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This shell was originally RHD and i want to make LHD. This van did not have the holes in the shell for the LHD steering rack and wipers. I drilled out the hole and mounted the LHD rack:

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Old 20-02-2017, 07:02 PM   #9
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I got a single beam rear axle with KAD alloy swing arms for a sweet deal! It included coilovers for the rear. I want to mount both frames to ensure that it all fits and i dont need to cut anything after i get the shell painted. This also lets me see how the wheels are going to sit and how i will mount me wheel arches.
Here are the rear subframe installed:

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Old 20-02-2017, 07:04 PM   #10
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Front subframe seems to fit well:

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Here is a better look of the rear beam:

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This is the first time this van has been on wheels in about 15 yrs!!



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Old 22-02-2017, 02:27 PM   #13
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The current plan is to try to keep the mini looking stock up i want to update things as well:
I took the steering column and added a swivel since i plan to drop the column lower and want to minimize stress to the coupling from the column to the rack.
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Old 22-02-2017, 02:40 PM   #14
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I also wanted to add a quick release steering wheel but i didn't want to have a huge boss for it. I decided to cut and weld a new end to the column to make it work:



With this new end, i could use any "momo style" 6 bolt steering wheel!



This will also add a little bit of length in the column which is also good since my seat will be further back.

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Old 23-02-2017, 12:33 AM   #15
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I also shortened the outer column to fit. It came out pretty good! Still need to clean it up and paint it.

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