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Old 01-06-2008, 08:45 PM   #16
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seeing im painting the entire car, top to bottom ,ive decied to try and remove all the years of UNDERSEAL (waxonol) that are in the arches and underneath

BUT as you can see from the pic its about 1cm thick !!!! anyone got any ideas how to get this off ?????

apart from wot i am doing SCRAPING it with a knife




well thats it for today,
hopefully now i will get more time to really get started and going on this project

im just starting to build a spit frame so i can turn her 360 degrese so i can get to the underneath easier for repair and painting

ive took the measurements and my design for it just need to cut the metal and weild the frame up now, then get the mini on it so i can really get going on the repairs/conversion
it will have wheels on the frame so i can push it out the garage for better light and more room.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:10 PM   #17
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WELL I WAS GOING TO BUY A SPIT FRAME TO TURN HER 360 DEGREES SO ITS EASIER TO REPAIR

BUT....... IM A TIGHT ASS SO THOUGHT I WOULD TRY BUILDING MY OWN LOL,

I MANAGED TO GET SOME BOX SECTION WHILE OUT DRIVING LAST NIGHT, IT JUST FELL INTO MY CAR BOOT PMSL

SO TODAY ONCE HOME FROM WORK I THOUGHT I WOULD GET MY GRINDER AND WEILDER OUT AND START TRYING TO MAKE MY SPIT FRAME



IVE MADE IT

9 FOOT LONG

5.5 FOOT WIDE

THE SPIT POLE IS 4 FOOT OFF THE GROUND (IM HOPINGTHAT SHOUD GIIVE ME PLENTY OF CLEARANCE ????? )

IVE ALSO WELDEDWHEELS ON THE FRAME SO I CAN MOVE IT AROUND, ALSO IVE BOLTED THE FRAME IN PLACES SO I CAN EASLY STORE T AFTER




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Old 07-06-2008, 07:23 PM   #18
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seeing im painting the entire car, top to bottom ,ive decied to try and remove all the years of UNDERSEAL (waxonol) that are in the arches and underneath

BUT as you can see from the pic its about 1cm thick !!!! anyone got any ideas how to get this off ?????
Get a wire wheel attachment for your angle grinder. Looking good so far.

I certainly hope the headlight peaks won't be on the finished product?
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:17 PM   #19
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well day two of the spit build, seems to be going well (apart from my welder keep miss feeding and snapping the wirer)

here are some more progress pics of the spit, hope fully day three will be it all finished, then i just have to figure out how to ge my car on it lol.

hoping a trolley jack and some wood will lift it high enough to get it to the high i need to fix it to the spit .








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Old 07-06-2008, 11:14 PM   #20
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:59 PM   #21
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well its day three on the spit build

AND NOw ITS FINISHED !!!!!!!



here is the finished product it was so easy to make cant believe i was going to buy one so glad i decided to try and build one my self







tommorrow hopefully i can get my mini up on it, so i can get started fixing her up and get on with the conversion !!!!!!!!!

the wheels should make it easy to pull out the garage for better light

the bottom of the frame is bolted together so if needed i can just use it as stands and not use the wheel section
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:20 PM   #22
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well ive packed it all away now as you can see
this is so i can now go re-assemble it in the garage and start work





MAJOR PROBLEM !!!!!!

JUST RETAKEN SOME MEASUREMENTS. I NEED TO LOOSE A FOOT IN HEIGHT BY EITHER TAKING THE WHEELS OFF OR CHOPPING IT DOWN BY A FOOT ELSE I WONT BE ABLE TO PULL IT IN AND OUT THE GARAGE

BUT ONCE I CHOP IT BY A FOOT IN HEIGHT THESE WILL GET IN THE WAY





AND AS U CAN SEE I DONT WANT TO LOOSE THESE SUPPORTS

IF I LENGHTEN THE TOTAL FRAME BY 2 FOOT I CAN GET ROUND THIS BUT DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT SIZE BOX SECTION STEEL WILL FIT NICE AND TIGHT IN SIDE 2 X 2 BOX SECTION????????


IF I CAN GET SOME TO SLIDE IN I CAN FIX MY PROBLEM VERY EASILY


ONLY OTHER THING I WILL NEED IS A LONGER METAL POLE AS THE 10 FOOT WILL NEED TO BE 12 FOOT
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:03 AM   #23
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Hi,

I was going to say, Mini is about 10Ft.

You might want weld in tube with nut and bolt, so that you can rotate and fix at the point.

I have made mine with scafolding poles.
I will try and see if mine will fit my ca or not when I bring my Mini over from my parents' garage.

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Old 10-06-2008, 03:30 PM   #24
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Hay, just turn the uprights around so the angled bits are on the outside.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:26 PM   #25
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well i was going to turn the ends round but have noticed if i do i will oose more lenght so instead im welding 2 foot more of box section on this will sort my problem out

seeing mine all ready has the front end removed i only need 8 foot space for the car so once the extra 2 foot is added there is plenty of room to keep the suports that have been coursing the problem now i have lowered the height by a foot

so now i can spin her fine and still pull the spit in and out the garage with the car attached
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:39 PM   #26
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well ive welded the extra 2 foot on te bottom of the frame so now it 12 foot long



and also another 4 foot on the pole



i spoke to a pro welder who said as long as when i weld them together i angle/tapper the edges where i weld i shuld have no probs with the strenght of the new lenght

just need to grind the weld on the pole flat so it will slid throw the pole easily
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Old 11-06-2008, 07:58 PM   #27
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Are you welding that with Mig or firing it on with a catapult
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:05 PM   #28
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Nice spit. Maybe you should start a seperate post where we can compare spits. Here is my attempt.



I recommend stauff (probably spelt wrong) clamps as they allow you to clamp the body at any angle. How are you going to attach the pole to the body and stop it rotating?
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:17 PM   #29
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well seeing im not welder by trade im happy with the weldig ive done!!!!!!.but can always come show me better :-

as for holding the car at a angle im not sure yet lol, think i might try wot welsy has done
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Here's my spit

I drilled a hole in the tubes the spit pipe goes through, welded a nut over each hole, then drilled holes in the spit pipe so I could stop the rotation at pre set places.
I welded a piece of re-bar on the head the bolts, and cut the threds off the ends to go in the holes in the spit pipe.
Do this before you put the Mini on the spit. it's hard to do after
Also the spit pipe will sag, so be sure to give enugh room for clearence when you spin your Mini.
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