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  • I don’t know if that really covers everything?? I feel ive missed loads, but with 11000+ pics on my phone, it’s hard to get thru them all! And this site is a little awkward on my phone, unless I’m just a bit of a slow one with technology!

    so I just need to glue and bolt my vents in too, but all stainless fittings ordered, should be here by the weekend.

    work is so busy, I put a pic of my truck and a card, I know none of you are local to me but I’m happy to help out with transport where I can 👍🏼

    obv I put a couple pics of my eldest and the little one, They’re great together!!

    you can see how I’ve chopped the arches around so much, I’m really happy with the outcome!! Buzzing to take it for a test drive up the yard! Now it’s watertight it’ll be easier, as before I had to make sure it was dry haha.

    and questions/critiscms/abuse?? 🤗

    Dave

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      lastly, the crunchie!! I will do a build thread on this as it’s a phat little bike!!!!! 🤗

      Dave

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      • Great news all round then. Good stuff..
        Whale Oil Beef Hooked!
        (use Irish accent)

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        • Got my banded steels back today! Standard MGF 14” steels, 5.5 banded to 7”. Got some 185/60/14 r888’s to go on them too! Will be on this week 👌🏼
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          • Originally posted by evenbiggerdave View Post
            Got my banded steels back today! Standard MGF 14” steels, 5.5 banded to 7”. Got some 185/60/14 r888’s to go on them too! Will be on this week 👌🏼
            So you went away from 4 x 100 wheels then Dave? I think you said you bought converter spacers. Who made those for you and do you want to sell them? The ones on Ebay made in Latvia have bad reviews I think, so I'm looking around at options.. Banded steels look good
            Whale Oil Beef Hooked!
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            • Originally posted by Birdman View Post

              So you went away from 4 x 100 wheels then Dave? I think you said you bought converter spacers. Who made those for you and do you want to sell them? The ones on Ebay made in Latvia have bad reviews I think, so I'm looking around at options.. Banded steels look good
              hello mate.

              ive bought so much stuff for the mini it’s unreal! I think that spacers were 15mm wide, they then took the wheel too far out for the width it was. Banded is defo the way forward. I’ve had loads done in the past, normally a lot wider. These have had a 30mm band put in. Never had a problem with this guys wheels. £55 a wheel isn’t too bad either. He can move the centres, band front or back or both. It’s usher engineering in Syderstone. You can find him on Facebook I think, Instagram, YouTube etc. I’m sure he’ll post.

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              • Originally posted by evenbiggerdave View Post

                hello mate.

                ive bought so much stuff for the mini it’s unreal! I think that spacers were 15mm wide, they then took the wheel too far out for the width it was. Banded is defo the way forward. I’ve had loads done in the past, normally a lot wider. These have had a 30mm band put in. Never had a problem with this guys wheels. £55 a wheel isn’t too bad either. He can move the centres, band front or back or both. It’s usher engineering in Syderstone. You can find him on Facebook I think, Instagram, YouTube etc. I’m sure he’ll post.
                Hi Dave. I think I'm after converter spacers to 4 x100. The rear trailing arm hubs are Vauxhall and already at 4 x100. I just need to convert the fronts, then I can go 7J 15 alloys 4x 100 ET30. I'm not after banded wheels, just converter spacers. Hope that made sense.
                Whale Oil Beef Hooked!
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                • Originally posted by Birdman View Post

                  Hi Dave. I think I'm after converter spacers to 4 x100. The rear trailing arm hubs are Vauxhall and already at 4 x100. I just need to convert the fronts, then I can go 7J 15 alloys 4x 100 ET30. I'm not after banded wheels, just converter spacers. Hope that made sense.
                  I get ya!! The spacers were just off eBay mate. £64 a pair of I remember right? I will see if they’re still floating around and if they are we can sort out! Sorry I thought you meant you wanted banded wheels 🤦🏼‍♂️

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                  • Originally posted by Birdman View Post

                    Hi Dave. I think I'm after converter spacers to 4 x100. The rear trailing arm hubs are Vauxhall and already at 4 x100. I just need to convert the fronts, then I can go 7J 15 alloys 4x 100 ET30. I'm not after banded wheels, just converter spacers. Hope that made sense.
                    Which front subframe are you running tho? Standard mini? Mine are for MGTF, 4x95.25,

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                    • Hi, I'm going to use MGF front subframe. I have it all here. So converter spacer between 95.25 PCD to 4 x100PCD Then I can use 4x100 wheels all round .If you can find them and just give me some measurements. I think the Ebay ones are 20mm thick. Thanks..
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                      • Love the build Dave, keep up the good work. I am going to use a lot of your ideas when I start my tf subframe mini (when the wife stops finding other things for me to do!)

                        Wheels are something I haven’t made my mind up on yet. I am liking the steelies. Do you know how much they weight? And the tyre weight?

                        Thanks.

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                        • Originally posted by Birdman View Post
                          Hi, I'm going to use MGF front subframe. I have it all here. So converter spacer between 95.25 PCD to 4 x100PCD Then I can use 4x100 wheels all round .If you can find them and just give me some measurements. I think the Ebay ones are 20mm thick. Thanks..
                          I’ll try have a hunt over the weekend buddy 👍🏼

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                          • Originally posted by chip848 View Post
                            Love the build Dave, keep up the good work. I am going to use a lot of your ideas when I start my tf subframe mini (when the wife stops finding other things for me to do!)

                            Wheels are something I haven’t made my mind up on yet. I am liking the steelies. Do you know how much they weight? And the tyre weight?

                            Thanks.
                            Hello mate and thank you.

                            no idea on wheel or tyre weight, but tyres should finally be here by 5-6pm tomor. If they have the weight on the label I’ll let you know. Also, I weld for a guy and we have scales there so if I remember to take a wheel and tyre I’ll have a weigh 👍🏼

                            make sure you do a build thread. I like reading and looking at other peoples work. I’ve bought another mini shell to put in the unit for a later date! Dunno what for…..but it’ll be waiting haha

                            I have 3 kids and the mrs. The eldest is at the age he wanna learn and the 2 year old loves being with us. That just leaves the little princess with mum…..it’s a win win here 👌🏼

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                            • Thanks for reply Dave. Don’t worry about getting wheel weighed I remembered I had a spare wheel with the tf doner car. Weighed it last night at 14.7kg with 175/60 tyre on. So is slightly lighter than the 15/185/60 tyre with alloy I also have.


                              Will get a build thread going soon. My welding isn’t a patch on yours so won’t be that many close ups on them haha. I’ve got three young children also but their not that interested what goes on in the garage and a fight normally brakes out within 5 minutes of being left unsupervised 😂 .

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