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  1. nzstato

    LG's 80's Raleigh 20 in a fetching shade of rust...

    V cool, did something similar ~12 months ago and have spares if you get stuck... What's the bottom bracket like? The cups like to seize, I built a tool to take them off with a regular spanner.
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    Sams MkII Mini

    And we have colour...,
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    Sams MkII Mini

    Masked and ready for paint over the weekend
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    Sams MkII Mini

    Finally some colour....
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    Sams MkII Mini

    Primer #2 is done. Ordered some colour, hope to get the jams etc sprayed by the end of the week.
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    Sams MkII Mini

    Still plodding on this, bodywork progress doesnt make exciting piccies. Everything rubbed down And our first coat of primer, alot of sanding to follow. Did I mention this is my first attempt at a full body respray, and first go using 2K? Its new to all of us
  7. Many thanks, I figure this would be the case. Wasnt terribly fussed on using them, onto TM they go....
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    Sams MkII Mini

    Just a quickie. More filler work this week, should be able to shoot the primer in a few days. I came across another boo boo, this panel has a very slight sweep back to the wheelarch but someone has done a bit off repair in the lower corner (probably just burried the mig in it) and distorted the panel. Only way to fix is to cut it again to relieve the stress on it. A few mm makes a massive difference here... Also, cue artsy shot....
  9. I have some questions about mini suspension.... Amoungst the parts I've aquired this includes a set of aftermarket adjustable set of lower arms and tierod, std they never had this sort of adjustment. Will this sort of thing need cert? Also, the rideheight is set by the length of the alloy suspension cones, cutting these down equals more low, any issues here as long at it is all kept captive?
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    Sams MkII Mini

    Ok so I bought just one more.... (was too cheap to pass up....) This is best described as rust held together by paint A lone fern had been able to propogate itself in the back seat. It does however have the subframe in it which I need, plus a rear bumper and a handful of other parts. The running gear might be marginally better to rebuild than the yellow one also. A bonus was finding this 1970s accessory goodness - clip on headrest Work on the green shell continues, time for filler and I have a kit of 2k primer ready to go
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    Sams MkII Mini

    I'm on the hunt for some bumpers and the window latches for a mk1/2 if anyone knows of a source....
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    Sams MkII Mini

    Bit more work done. Lower skin is complete, got to use a new set of toys The lower part of the frame also needed a new section, made this with my folder and via clamping it to my bench with some RHS and folding it over. The corner of this boot has been given a bit of a shunt and was full of bog, was able to pull it out a bit so it wasnt too bad, kind of difficult as you cant get to the back of the panel... welded up those extra holes too The removable panels are now done, have a bit of work to do on the body including a patch for the tunnel. I see a couple of other patches in this area from previous work - assume to be part of mating a honda drivetrain (which is what this was previously set up as, not sure how much more work will be needed to return it back to std.
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    Sams MkII Mini

    Spanner in the works, lil bit more rust than I anticipated, the drivers lower door skin needs replaced... No matter, it means I can get onto another project I've been wanting to do for a while (and makes for better content...) So, taking advantage of an old rib pulley I made a tipping die. And a roller skate wheel makes the other half.... This allows me to know tip an edge round a corner, I use a shrinker round the corner to gather up the excess metal. I had to also do some 'tucks' to shrink the area even more as it is quite a tight curve around the lower edge of these doors. This is me doing it on a practise panel first. I'm about half way through the real panel, need to turn a joddle on it and tig it in but is working out ok so far
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    Sams MkII Mini

    Handful of jobs done this week.... Small spot of rust in the boot that needed a wee patch. One of the previous owners had done a patch in the spare wheel well but only stich/spot welded it in, couldn't deal with it so went round the whole thing. A new battery box has been made for it also, its ok but a tad on the rough side. Debating if I drill the spot welds on the one out of the yellow car (its good in that area for some reason...) and repair it back to factory.... Pulled the doors, they will need some slight work arround the hinge bolts etc. Floor pan has had a bash, needs some work. Probably another week worth of work and then I can sand the lot back ready for paint.
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    Sams MkII Mini

    And now the front is reconnected.... amazed I still know how to TIG There are a few minor spots to deal with the body but this is a big step