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Old 15-10-2018, 05:24 PM   #691
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Old 15-10-2018, 09:12 PM   #692
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Looks like my adjustable spanner came in handy, it made more appearances than I did


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Old 16-10-2018, 02:19 AM   #693
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Now then!! It's all good, thanks for the encouragement Ladd's, and Andrew for putting up with me senn , I was nearly led astray by Andrews long and hard drinking habits but it was all good!! And the old pub was brilliant,
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Old 16-10-2018, 09:48 AM   #694
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You'll always be a spanner in my eyes Dan.

Good job Shaun, great to see Phoenix rising again.
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Old 16-10-2018, 10:35 AM   #695
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Old 16-10-2018, 06:04 PM   #696
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Cracking job! I saw this on the day & couldn't see it coming this good this quick. Have you managed to get the heel board pulled straight so the back follows the front? Trust you're on the mend too Andrew


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Old 16-10-2018, 07:16 PM   #697
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The whole subframe had moved about 10mm towards the drivers side. Shaun has pulled, jacked and bent the panels to get it all lined up again.

He's been measuring and says it also had knocked the camber bracket on the left side out of alignment, hence the picture with the wood earlier. He had to bent that back to get the camber and castor back to how it was.

I haven't had chance to get the tracking gauges on it yet but will do soon. It certainly looks in far better shape that's for sure!

Regards myself, other than a slight niggling rib that reminds me of the accident, I am fine. I have watched the video a hundred times or more and it really did look a hard hit. Phoenix really has looked after me.

For my birthday last week, my wife Sammy has bought me a new helmet. I actually cracked the one I was wearing by hitting it on the seat belt mount on the B pillar. She originally said she didn't want me going on these events any more. I suggested she knows me better than that, hence the new helmet...
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Old 16-10-2018, 08:06 PM   #698
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Which one did you go for as I have a short list but can't decide whether to full face or open face.
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Old 16-10-2018, 08:41 PM   #699
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Just watched the videos!

Bunker you are a legend!! so glad Phoenix is on the road to recovery..

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Old 16-10-2018, 10:34 PM   #700
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Yellow , the heel hours was original and solid!! It had displaced a bit, because the floor joist was scabby, so I put it back to its home! There's still a discrepancy in the N,S swing arm location, but that's sortable, I really regret having to leave that bit unfinished!!! I'm happy to have put new flooring in, and sills, there was suggested shells but when you get them and start hitting them, they all need stuff welding, and at least Andrews well known mini was on turnkey and driving! There's lots of stuff for Andrew to do but that's the norm,! I did seem slow on mine but that was coz I hated it, new things are in place,
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Old 17-10-2018, 12:57 PM   #701
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there was suggested shells but when you get them and start hitting them, they all need stuff welding, and at least Andrews well known mini was on turnkey and driving!
Very good point.

Top work on straightening it out Shaun!
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Old 23-10-2018, 05:16 PM   #702
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A few pictures of the progress.

Side view of the damage. You can see the top of the car has taken most of the hit. It must of been tipping upwards as it hit the tyres.





The wheel actually looks perfect. The wishbone suspension is very strong.



This was a new door skin only a few months ago.



The sill had cracked at the rear end. My mate put a screwdriver in it and started pulling at it.



The roof has stayed perfectly straight.



The rear subframe had clearly moved.



So Shaun has used jacks and hydraulic ram to push, pull bend and hammer it back into shape.



It's gonna need quite a bit of filler but if I had replaced all the panels it would of amounted to another grand on the repair bill.

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The full floor has been replaced. Seat mounts are welded back in place. Spreader plates welded in for the subframe mounts. The rear bins were a bit rusty around the bottom so a small plate now fills the gap.





Checked the rear subframe alignment. It measures within 1mm equal distance front to rear wheels. The bits of wood I used before now show it's back inline.





Set the camber brackets which had got a little bent.



Run the rear wheels over the tracking gauge.



Happy with that!

I need to get underneath the car now and seal the ends of the floor from the weather. Then more red oxide paint.
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Brilliant back in the game soon Ladd ,
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Old 27-11-2018, 06:36 PM   #705
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Plodding along with this but have to say it's awful working on it at this time of year. I have not even gone out today as weather is horrible.

Got the inside floor painted. Should of waited to get it all done before the picture but you get the idea.



I have got new carpet for it as my old one had a hole in it through use.

The new floor has been seam sealed then painted with red oxide.



A coat of Shultz. I think it's going to need another though.



I am missing one of the plastic fuel pipe clips from a MPI/SPi Mini if anyone happens to have a spare.

Unfortunately quite a bit of filler has been needed to get this right. It's never going to be show piece so needs must.

Another Mk2 light...



Now this is the current state of it. Final bits of filler to address. Then a coat of paint.



Still a fair bit to do but I'm getting there.

Keith, you asked which helmet I bought. Well it's been a bit of a nightmare to be honest. Sammy bought me one for my birthday off eBay. It was a large but I am an extra large. So she sent it back and ordered the XL. When this came I almost ripped my ears off with both Sammy and Luke laughing at me trying it. Once on, my ears were folded over and I couldn't do anything to get them right, never mind get my glasses on. So had to send that back too.
I have decided I liked my original LS2 full face helmet so ordered another, just the same as the one I cracked. This fits perfectly, is very comfy and comes with the carry bag too and is actually cheaper than the one Sammy got me.

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