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Old 06-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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So I finally picked it up, had no front wheels or Nothing, so first job was to attach hubs back to the arms and fit some wheels so I could move it off trailer lol.



Then off the trailer in the garage where all the work will take place


The plans are to drop a 1.8 vvc K series in , keep the roundnose solid but with a flip front and go for the sleeper look bar some wider arches

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Old 06-02-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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nice.. looks like a great platform to begin with (fairly solid). did you get it on a good price?
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Yeah, front is solid, rear and bed is solid, needs new rear arches both sides, some patching behind the a panels, new front end obv and new floors, sills and steps.
Other then that solid Haha

I already.have all the front panels,(2 front lower parts) 2 bonnets, windscreen, left hand floor, both sills both doors.
All the panels nearly that I.need. Didn't need an engine as its gonna be a k series
Got it all for 1270. Good price compared to some of the others around.panels worth couple hundred so.

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Old 16-02-2012, 09:50 AM   #4
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Some more progress, pulled the passenger side step, and floor out as they were new panels with tacks on! The floor was held in place with 6 tacks!.


Also removed the rear glass and loom, just the front subby to remove then I can get it on its side to do the underneath and floor properly.

So while removing the floor I found out the previous owner must of worked at a body filler company.


Next problem is they tried to deseam the front window,

any advice on what to do with this?
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Old 16-02-2012, 09:03 PM   #5
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That does look a very tidy one there for that price, good luck
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Old 17-02-2012, 07:19 PM   #6
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Cheers, and as for the the window pillar, what would your advice be?
They gave tried to deseam it, welded it just hammered it in and fillered the whole thing :/


Bit of progress not a lot.
Got the front subframe off so I could put it on its side.


then removed the rear subby and petrol tank



heel board needs repairing another subframe mounts, 6 of the 8 have sheared off so sorting them.
Then I can put the floor In and attack the other side floor.
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Old 17-02-2012, 08:12 PM   #7
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Cheers, and as for the the window pillar, what would your advice be?
They gave tried to deseam it, welded it just hammered it in and fillered the whole thing :/
Your asking me? no no, you can add bodywork to the many list of things I can't do!

Post it up in non 16v chat, not everyone will see it in your build diary
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Old 17-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #8
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Cheers, and as for the the window pillar, what would your advice be?
They gave tried to deseam it, welded it just hammered it in and fillered the whole thing :/
might not work but could you attach a slide hammer to the seam and work your way up the seam pulling it out bit by bit?? good quality mole grips welded to a slide hammer might do it?? then just grind the welds flat so a seam strip fits...
real good base for a pickup project there!! good find and good luck!!
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Ah sorry kam
and that's a great Idea minidaffy, Il probs do that.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:44 AM   #10
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right, so progress has been abit slow as i can only work it every now and then.
but got the passenger side floor in and tacked, need to finish the welding. Reparied the front behind the a-panel and the heel board.

will get some pics up when it is welded up.
then ready to do the other side of the floor

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Old 07-03-2012, 12:25 PM   #11
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awesome project i was hoping to do a mini pickup but they are getting hard to find now good luck with the build
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:32 PM   #12
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Cheers, this will be a long term keep car. Don't plan on getting rid of it lol
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #13
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Nice project dude
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:41 PM   #14
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Thanks,
finally ordered a drivers side floor and 2 rear arches. I think that's all panels bought part from rear bulkhead. Just a pot of welding to do before I get an engine lol
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Old 23-03-2012, 11:09 PM   #15
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Bank of Dad here. Though I'm not paying for it all, I end up funding some of it... Like the "borrowed" paint etc...

Fortunately or unfortunately, Adam also lives next door to me. Unfortunately because my tools have a habit of disappearing into his garage, fortunately because I know where they are and can fetch them back again!

I'm also technical advisor, having done many Minis before. I have a Clubby Estate in the garage now that will be getting a Micra engine when I've sorted the bodywork (which is worse than Adam's pickup! - but it does at least have a front end).

Adam & I flipped the pickup over yesterday. Useful to have muscle available when you need it; he helped me flip the estate of course. The pickup is a lot lighter!
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