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Old 29-04-2019, 07:48 AM   #286
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Not much done this weekend as I had other things going on but I did manage to make a filler piece and weld up the notch I took out of the RH brace to help fit the rad.






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Old 01-05-2019, 09:25 AM   #287
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not sure on how thin that has gone Oz ..
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not sure on how thin that has gone Oz ..
at the narrowest point it is half the width of the tube right down at the bottom (approx. 20mm wide + the triangulation plate) and it tapers wider. The filler piece is 3mm plate and I will eventually be putting a new triangulation plate in 3mm (current is about 1.5mm) and extending it further up the tube but I need to work on the engine position first as since I fitted the poly mounts the engine doesn't want to sit in the same place as before, I just need to move it back a little more and will also tip engine a little further forward so it will move the gearbox a little further back to give a bit more room for a bigger triangulation plate.
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I've been very quiet as I ended up getting frustrated with the build and decided to take the summer hols off.

In dropping the AWD idea I realised the cuts made to the bulkhead and inner wings have largely f**ked my shell and it now needs serious body repairs by someone who knows what they are doing to the point I've been pricing up whether now a Heritage Shell might actually be financially viable rather than massive panel replacements and fixing the various rust holes in the shell. Some of you may have seen my post asking for advice:-

https://www.16vminiclub.com/showthread.php?t=38894

After getting some shipping quotes for a Shell to Jersey and getting someone local who repairs Minis to look over it it appears that repairing my shell is going to be cheaper.

I'm awaiting a big parcel from Minispares of panels and the local guy reckons he'll be able to get my car in at the start of October for the work.

I still have fitment concerns over the Custom-Mini frame and at some point soon I will need to decide where I go subframe-wise.

I'm starting to wish I hadn't started this rebuild at all !!!!
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im after a bulkhead for playing about with mate

hope your head is a bit better now you made a decision ... here if you need me
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