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Old 11-06-2008, 08:31 PM   #31
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cheers john i think i will try that, ive got 3foot ( ish lol) to allow for any sag
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:40 PM   #32
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Griff,

Where do you live?

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Old 11-06-2008, 09:32 PM   #33
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A couple of more pictures.


All made out of scrap pipe.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:45 PM   #34
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welsy, im ord from near sheffield

but now im in belfast


johnsn----- thanks for the pics mate they have helped alot
also all the metal in my spit just happened to fall into my car boot as they say lol
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:16 PM   #35
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Shame as i might have been able to get some clamps and met you as i am from leeds
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Old 15-06-2008, 08:09 PM   #36
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well now the spit is done i spent this afternoon trying to make a bracket to attach the pole to the front of the car, tommorrow hope fully i will get chance to make the back one as well

hope my weld is strong enough for the job



i think it should be but time will tell lol



as u can see below ive gone for a bracket that i can bolt through the tower bolt holes, this seems to me to be the strongest part at the front





as u can see above ive cut the hole in the back seat slightly bigger than needed to allow for any angle changes needed when i make the rear bracket if its not quite central lol

does anyone think ive mounted this wrong ? as never done anything like this before and would hate for my car to fall off the spit lol if anyone has a better idea where to mount the bracket please speak up
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Old 15-06-2008, 08:16 PM   #37
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well im pretty grapesed off !!!! while i was taking interior etc out i thought seeing i was building the front backet i would take the pedal box etc out only thing is the TWAT that had the car before me has already had the pedal box out before and broke the melonsing bolts so instead of fixing it correctly he has WELDED it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 27-06-2008, 09:31 PM   #38
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hi all,
well its been a week or two since i last updated

ive been working so not had time to do much, and when been at home its been raining so NO WELDING

i finished the spit and after lots of trial and error with 2 trolly jacks ,4 axle stands and 8 breize blocks i finally managed to get my mini to the right height, so i could fit the pole through the car and into the spit

as u can see below she sits just right and spins wth an all round clearance so now im happy and can begin my build/repair




i will up date over the weekend as hopefully if weather is good , i will pull her out the garage and get lots done (HOPEFULLY !!!!!!!! )
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Old 29-06-2008, 07:10 PM   #39
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well like promised its sunday and i thought i would do a quick update.
well the day started off very well as u can see below, car spins well and i welded a bracket on the pole so i could turn her nice and easy











after that the day began to turn into a nightmare !!!!!!!!!!!! lol

i started scraping the waxonal off the bottom of her sills



then i thought i better do things in a logical order instead of just going on scraping , so i took off the rear coil overs, raduis arms, rear beam etc and found this !!!!!!!!!!!!



that upset me but never mind as had all ready won some heal board repair panels on ebay so can have some fun fitting those NOT !!!!!

next i was in two minds whether to fit new sills both sides or just say melons and get the full replacement floor section

i decided i would just fit new sills so i started to remove one side





all seemed to be going well until i found a patch of rust on the inner sill , cant see from inside the car ony once outer sill removed !!!!!
after poking around a bit my day went horrible when i found this !!!!!!!





not only had the dreaded rust got part of the inner sill it has eaten a section of the floor too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

right under the main box section that give the main support to the car !!!!

so thats it im taking the plunge and treating her to a complete new floor !!!!!!! i just now need to get a spot welder !!!!!! as i only have a mig and im sure a spot welder will do a much better job????

so after seeing all my holes and im going to have to spend i put her away again

till tomorrow






so im just drowing my sorows now with a pint of rum and coke

IF ANYONE HAS OR KNOWS WHERE I CAN GET A SPOT WELDER FROM THAT WILL NOT COST ME AN ARM AND A LEG PLEASE CONTACT ME!!!!!

will update again tomorrow
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Old 29-06-2008, 07:43 PM   #40
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some people say the little carbon electrode type atachments for ark welders are good, never tryed it myself but tempted if i ever need some spot welding done. and trust me! those floors are mint compared to some
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Old 30-06-2008, 05:04 PM   #41
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THAT MUST BE A MISS PRINT
(A PINT OF RUM AND COKE)
YOU HAVE NEVER HAD JUST A PINT, ITS MENT TO BE THE HOLE BOTTLE

AT LEAST YOU HAVE A START ON THE PARTS LIST NOW LOL
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Old 30-06-2008, 06:19 PM   #42
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ha ha lol

i never have more than a pint at anyone time pmsl esp when im playing with my car !!!!! HONEST

like you say at least now i have some new panels so can start repairng her

2 x inner sills
2 x outter sills
2 x a panels
1 x rear valance
2 x inner wings

MANY THANKS TO MY MATE " DEZ " for givng me many of th above panels


just need scuttle panel and top rail now then i have a new car lol
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:51 PM   #43
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well its the weekend again

thought i would do some more on my baby but when i awoke it was grapesing it down

around 2ish it stopped so i thought i would start taking my inner sill out

but first i would have to take out the rear bin, which was cool by me as i wanted to take them out and the back seat right up to the heal board



as u can see its out on the drivers side just need to grind it flush

once the bin was out i started to grind the inner sill back till the spot welds broke




as u can see from above the welds on the inner sill are now free
so once i cut the sill at the front and back it should just fall out, but before i cut the sill out totaly i want to weld a bar across the door frame to stop any distorstion in the body





thats all ive got done today as have to go get grapesed as at a bbq much pref to spend the time on the car

will do more and update again tomorrow

ps found after 10 mins of trying to get the bitchamin up off the floor with a screw driver that the air chisel does it 100 times better/cleaner
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:09 PM   #44
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well its sunday weather i bananas again rain rain rain whens the sun coming

anyway seeing i can turn her an run electric to my garage now i started to do a bit more

first i tack welded a bar across the door opening to ensure when i remove the complete inner sill the car did not flex out of shape



once this was in i could finish off grinding the last spot welds then start cutting the old sill away from the floor ,seeing i was leaving the centre box section in place i started by only cutting the front 1/2 out





once semi happy with that i started on the rear 1/2 leaving the bit of inner sill still attached to the centre box section



as u can see above the heel board def needs repairing

once front and rear bits of sill where out i got the air chisel on the centre box to remove the remaining sill from on that, which then left me with this



next i got the new inner sill and tried to see how good a fit it was ,had no chance till i removed some patching plates that where in the drives foot well as could not get right into the corner plus with the heel board like that i had no chance ,so had to take a hour or so fitting the heelboard replacement panel (then refit the rear beam to ensure it was correct )



once the above where completed i got the sill and slid it in place




clamped it all up around the door step ready to plug weld it there



as u can see it fits nicely and its clamped up ready for me to weld it in tom night when home from work,i will post again tom hopefully it will weld up nicely with no warping lol ( bit at a time ,changing ends)
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:38 PM   #45
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well once home from work thought i would give welding the sill in

ive never tred plug welding before was easier than i thought lol





as you can see dont think it went to badly

but then i had to seam wld the rest of the joins along the floor

this has not gone as wel
first i tacked it . then begain, only thing is that wot ever setting i put the welder on it blows holes throw the new sill after about 2 sec


its getting tere but will not be totaly welded in till tom now





if anyone has any ideas how to stop it blowing hole please tell me
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