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Old School Projects

Postby nigie » July 26th, 2010, 2:21 pm

Dont be ashamed ..put up your old school projects....b proud... :mrgreen:

Project mini....

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby moti » July 26th, 2010, 3:24 pm

i'm at a lost for words when it comes to how that body work will go.

thinking that car may not have once piece of original metal on it when finished.



but where the other ole skool projects that are hidden out there :)

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby MG Man » July 26th, 2010, 7:49 pm

that car needs a Heritage shell

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby TriniGT » July 27th, 2010, 7:14 am

Man get it stripped down and blasted and from there you know what can be salvaged. It should not be too expensive to blast as the car is relatively small. Once everything is blasted then you can see exactly what needs cutting and replacing. Looking at it properly the paint needs removing, the metal in some areas like the driverside flooring needs to be cut and replaced but everything else does not seem bad but you need to be thorough, check door jams and the bottom of doors etc.

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby MG Man » July 27th, 2010, 7:25 am

he should speak to Sanctifier about blasting. Not everyone with a media blaster has common sense, and last thing you want is to warp the metal

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Re: Old School Projects

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby TriniGT » July 27th, 2010, 7:49 am

I tihnk it's baking soda you wanna use on metals, it is not like walnut shels and sand that can harm the metal and warp it, and easier yet is when you're done it can be washed away and the metal prepped one time to prevent rust.

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby nigie » July 27th, 2010, 8:51 am

Like i said put up your old school projects ....come on dont b afriad....you are not alone out there.....

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby nigie » July 27th, 2010, 8:54 am

Mg man have u brought in any of those shells ..if so how much did it cost..

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby nigie » July 27th, 2010, 8:54 am

Mg man have u brought in any of those shells ..if so how much did it cost..

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby kurpal_v2 » July 27th, 2010, 9:01 am

^^ Where u getting parts for the mini?

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby nigie » July 27th, 2010, 9:13 am

PS series mini...

got some parts from the mini man in central...go over the montrose flyover if u heading north turn left on the western side of the highway then turn right on the second or third road..


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Re: Old School Projects

Postby MG Man » July 27th, 2010, 9:21 am

Nigie, last time I checked, an MGB shell was about 3,500 pountsw plus shipping from the UK
A Mini shell should be cheaper, and I believe they can be sourced in ths US as well

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby nigie » July 27th, 2010, 9:42 am

ok d mini man said its 25,000 for a shell..... so like is mucho bondo and patching and a lil fiber glass

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby Precious Roy » July 27th, 2010, 11:16 am

Mr Toolsie in Claxton Bay at the base of the hill past Cara Suites heading toward Sando had some good Mini parts but haven't checked him lately.

Anyone know where you can get foreign used 1300 engines for Minis?

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby nigie » July 27th, 2010, 11:17 am

PZ renault 12 wagon

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby MG Man » July 27th, 2010, 1:02 pm

nigie wrote:ok d mini man said its 25,000 for a shell..... so like is mucho bondo and patching and a lil fiber glass


..............work out the cost for a good body job, and weigh the cost difference of a structurally sound shell against the risk of having a patched together car on the road
The handling of a Mini is directly tied to the straightness and rigidity of the shell. Get it wrong and yuor subframe will not line up and your car will crab and track on the road......

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby nigie » July 27th, 2010, 1:51 pm

yes... that unimpeachable voice from the SS enterprise will show me the correct expensive way... :mrgreen: ....but the owner needs a cheap/econo way 2 get this baby on the road

see that rotten hood im thinking about suggesting chopping it off and making a convertable

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby MG Man » July 27th, 2010, 3:37 pm

you want to compromise the structural rigidity of a shell that is already questionable?
you guys should thank the car gods this is not the UK

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby nigie » July 27th, 2010, 4:19 pm

lol ..aye when we finish laying our 18 guage electro dipped floor pan ...it stronger than before..

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby MG Man » July 27th, 2010, 4:35 pm

just make sure you weld some RHS inside the car to maintain the straightness b4 u cut

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby X2Board » July 29th, 2010, 5:58 am

Good Luck on the mini project there Nigie.... a word of advice having gone thru several minis in the past....weld in some steel under the car (1x3 rhs i think ??) to act as subframe connectors in addition to bracing up the inside of the car with RHS as MG said.
If u need any parts & tips we have plenty mini ppl on the forum here.. myself, minipresident, bigchief, dlittlelion, etc..

my old school project is moving on vey slowly .. but moving... check it out
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Re: Old School Projects

Postby nigie » July 29th, 2010, 8:31 am

Thanks x2...i know where u are so ill b in consultation..and im putting your project in the ttv8 thread also...if its ok.....good luck with the resto/mod

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby bigchief3679 » July 29th, 2010, 3:45 pm

whoa son, that's alot o rust :!:

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby X2Board » July 29th, 2010, 9:13 pm

bigchief3679 wrote:whoa son, that's alot o rust :!:


yuh know they came from the factory with rust as an option right?

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby MG Man » July 30th, 2010, 9:26 am

you had to pay extra for dat

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby Midnight_Demon » July 30th, 2010, 12:41 pm

i feel sick lookin at that mini :sick:

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby bigchief3679 » July 30th, 2010, 5:44 pm

nigie wrote:yes... that unimpeachable voice from the SS enterprise will show me the correct expensive way... :mrgreen: ....but the owner needs a cheap/econo way 2 get this baby on the road

see that rotten hood im thinking about suggesting chopping it off and making a convertable

daiz your first problem right there. a cheapskate-mini is the cutest death trap one can ever hope to own :oops: :oops: :|

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby MG Man » July 30th, 2010, 6:08 pm

I give up on tryin to beat nigie with logic :-(

So much to go wrong with the handling when a mini is not built properly

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Re: Old School Projects

Postby trini mk5 » July 31st, 2010, 7:15 pm

From my experience CHEAP and OLD SCHOOL RESTO PROJECT should not be in the same sentence.
Yuh really dont want to end up with a filler box. And you lucky with a mini cus it still have foreign used shells available.

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