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Old 01-03-2011, 09:09 PM   #16
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Then out with the webasto sunroof which was just over under 20kg
Will be replaced with a carbon weazel roof



Out with the rooflining and switches


More rust found, going to need outer and inner sills and a bit of floor pan for the drivers side and both side door steps doing and the scuttle panel! glad iv got myself a welder now!
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:12 PM   #17
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Good to see you're still around dude!
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:17 PM   #18
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Thanks Hayling , it was actually your build that got all of this started so i have you to thank quite abit!

Picked up my new omp 6point cage of B18C MINI, nice long trip and we just about fitted it in the back of my brothers saxo with the legs poking out of the boot!

Had to cut the roof to fit it in the car but didnt matter as it needed doing anyway!
Will be sanded down and painted green like the old cage but at least this one isnt a showcage and will actually save me!


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Old 01-03-2011, 10:31 PM   #19
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More progress and onto the arch tubbing,

Old suspension Setup


Subby removed, impressed with how easy all the bolts came undone and i cant believe how much weight il be saving from having a rear beam and coilovers. Radius arms need rebuilding as the rubbers perished on them both.

Was expecting to see alot of rot but so far so good





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Old 01-03-2011, 10:47 PM   #20
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Then the drivers side which turned out much better then my passenger side attempt.









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Old 01-03-2011, 10:49 PM   #21
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Welders out of gas so i decided to remove all of the sound deadenning, Will update next week as im on nights for a few nights.


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Old 01-03-2011, 11:11 PM   #22
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Oh almost forgot!

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Old 01-03-2011, 11:13 PM   #23
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at least your floors look good under that sound proofing i removed all that only to realise i had to replace the whole floors!
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:33 PM   #24
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at least your floors look good under that sound proofing i removed all that only to realise i had to replace the whole floors!

Yeh its a shame my drivers sills are pineapplepy otherwise id get away with just welding a new peice of sheet metal in but now gonna order a whole built up driverside floor pan!

Only had a day up there this week so far as iv had a busy week


Holes welded up, were loads from the boot install! left the bigguns as il just bung grommets in them as i didnt want to fill them with welds and well see where my fuel lines are going before etc



Acid etched


Skim of filler on wheel arches


Boot floor was tatty so reflatted and primered up


Then painted back up and everything hammerited! love that stuff but bloody expensive



Want to get the boot floor sealed in now then get the tank and pump sorted and get the boot area in a finished state.
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:42 PM   #25
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Misses let me have an extra car day so made good use of it.

passengers floor taken back to bare-metal, few bits of pitting here and there but nothing to get the angle grinder out over :P only had to cut a section out near to the inner sill but remove a load by where the rear bins used to be.





Bit of carboard always goes down well.


Then a bit of not the best in the world welding :P would of liked to do it all in one but i fudged up the dimensions aha!



Then lots of acid etch everywhere!


One almost done half floor just need to plate up that other hole and weld on the rollcage plates, bit of seam sealer and im one Happy chappy
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Old 09-03-2011, 06:47 PM   #26
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getting there mate! start eating cereal, youll find it alot easier to make templates with it rather than with corrugated cardboard.

Keep up the good work,

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Old 15-03-2011, 08:25 PM   #27
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More to update.

Finished welding the Passenger side rear floor, Phew!



Seam sealed



Rollcage mounting plate





Arch tidied up


Then managed to get the new doorstep welded on, just needs tidying up etc



Checked door to see if it still fitted, wasnt always a good fit but it still fits , may get another pair anyway


Minging front floor that needs sorting tommorow!



Thats it for now, going back up there tommorw so hopefully il have one half completed floorpan,doorstep sill etc releif!

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Old 15-03-2011, 09:39 PM   #28
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wow, fair play for doing it yourself. looks like you'll have a whole new car by the time you've finished, whe you planning on getting it finished by?
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Old 16-03-2011, 06:17 AM   #29
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looks good mate. Just one thing, is that 3mm plate your mounting the cage on? Should be 3mm as an absolute minimum (msa and general safety)

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Old 16-03-2011, 01:25 PM   #30
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did you brace the shell when cutting out the door step to stop the shell from twisting? I have to do this to my mini soon and i have seen most people use a brace. They say use one in Minisports "Bogus2" build mag.

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