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  • Mid engined 1.8 20v Turbo Mini

    Have a classic Mini, but was always wanting a Mini with a rwd setup. So here it goes. Take a Mini with a bit of work required and Frankenstein it into a 1.8 20v Turbo Rwd.
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    More rust repairs.​​​​​​​​

    Floor all repaired and split along the rear face to remove the seat base, companion boxes, boot floor and heelboard.

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    Started to frabricate the cage.

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    Rear cut away for the rear supports and to make room for the engine.

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  • #2
    What kind of engine are you going to use? VW?

    Dennis

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    • #3
      Yup the VW 1.8 20v Turbo engine from a GTi Golf.

      The donor gave up its engine for a great cause.


      Getting the axle centre lines in line with the original wheel well.


      Getting the mounting points lined up so the sump is above the floor pan.


      Rear brace bar fitted


      Rear valance fitted


      Bracing bars mounted.





      Gussets / bracing added for the cage ends and for mounting points for the rear coilovers.





      Gussets for the engine mount points.



      Ends on the suspension/cage box capped off and now the sill covers can be put on.





      Sportspack arches test fitted.







      A few goodies arrived as well.







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      • #4
        Excellent. Another mid engine RWD mini in the making.
        Whale Oil Beef Hooked!
        (use Irish accent)

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        • #5
          Nice work, subbed. Unfortunately making no progress on my mid engined Mini.

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