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by colinf1
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

think I'll start on the parcel shelf speaker hole repair, should be a simple square piece to weld in and dress it off - real practice rather than wasting wire and gas on test pieces... Well, that didn't go as planned.... pigeon poo and no penetration... Back to the bench with test pieces to figure ...
by colinf1
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

Picked up a mig welder in the week, a Swp 150, wasn't a great start when I couldn't get the wire loaded due to a damaged liner, so back to the shop to get it sorted. Have it set up ready to go, so hopefully get something welded tomorrow, think I'll start on the parcel shelf speaker hole repair, shou...
by colinf1
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1981 Mini City 1000
Replies: 77
Views: 9847

Re: 1981 Mini City 1000

Looks like your making good progress! Inner wings are looking good, have you much to do around door frame?

Have you a company in mind for blasting? The blaster I used said it was pretty hard to get the epoxy off for welding prep, but I see plenty of people using it so can't be that bad?
by colinf1
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

Some pictures of headliner and rear covering panels... These almost came up as good as new... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50820902258_eb4526f739_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50820901963_ae3ceb1edf_b.jpg Someone was a bit heavy handed with the glue... https://live.staticflickr.co...
by colinf1
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

Tried cleaning the original headliner and rear covering panels, both covered in red overspray and contact adhesive on the back sides. No joy, contact adhesive will come off with white spirit but the staining that has gone through the preferrated material and the overspray is just too much to try and...
by colinf1
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

Had planned on trying to get scuttle panel off today, bit ended up trying to sort the condensation in my attic, pretty wet up there even though all vents are clear. Stuck a dehumidifier up there see if that helps, think it may be caused by immersion venting into the cold water tank so I've disabled ...
by colinf1
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

Picked up the subframes that got reblasted, but it's too cold to take them from car to shed, so they can stay in the car for now..
by colinf1
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

ctwomey wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:20 pm
Just a quick question, did the shot blasting of the shell remove the seam sealer everywhere ?
Had a look at this earlier, yes the blasting got rid of the seam sealer everywhere.
by colinf1
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Clubman Estate Decal / Stripe Colour ?
Replies: 15
Views: 318

Re: Clubman Estate Decal / Stripe Colour ?

https://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/catalog?cPath=100680_100704_100759_100760 Should fine yours above Yours gonna be the City and Stripe 10, 11, CTWOMEY? My dads mini had that, even repainted a 1/24 scale model of it last year for his 60th..couldnt get the wheels off without destroying them to change t...
by colinf1
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clubman Estate Decal / Stripe Colour ?
Replies: 15
Views: 318

Re: Clubman Estate Decal / Stripe Colour ?

Here's a link to an article about a NZ denim blue estate...
Seems to be greeny brown with a hint of gold in the light...
https://www.driven.co.nz/lifestyle/clas ... ve-affair/
by colinf1
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clubman Estate Decal / Stripe Colour ?
Replies: 15
Views: 318

Re: Clubman Estate Decal / Stripe Colour ?

Quick search shows this... Body exterior and paint code VIN Paint code Model - derivative Seats (Facing) Seats (Borders) Coachline sidestripes Rear quarter / roof covering Carpets/Mats Fascia Liners Door seals Headlining Denim Blue (BLVC 249) JMY Estate Blue-check Black Kelp Grey Black Black Black O...
by colinf1
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clubman Estate Decal / Stripe Colour ?
Replies: 15
Views: 318

Re: Clubman Estate Decal / Stripe Colour ?

That's a very handy site, its good it even shows the correct carpet type!

Now I just need to figure out which version of the City logo is right for an 1983...
by colinf1
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

Just a quick question, did the shot blasting of the shell remove the seam sealer everywhere I think it got rid of the vast majority of it, I'll double check in a few places tomorrow. Thanks for the complement, gives me good motivation to keep at it! It is a lot of work, but best to do it right rath...
by colinf1
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

Got a few hours at the mini today, it was a toss up between cleaning the shed or doing something on the car... Decided to start taking off the front end, drilled out all the spot welds on the drivers wing to avoid any further damage to the inner wing. Passenger side was easier as I just cut through ...
by colinf1
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1981 Mini City 1000
Replies: 77
Views: 9847

Re: 1981 Mini City 1000

Are you going to reuse those closing panels or did new rear valance come with new ones?
by colinf1
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Another Dodgy Mini
Replies: 76
Views: 33708

Re: Another Dodgy Mini

1995 running gear...plus 1995 body...plus 1995 interior
by colinf1
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

Reamed out the bush with the help of the 3d printed guide and pilot... New bearing pressed in with the help of M16 threaded bar....but looked around and noticed the plastic sleeve...doh! Forgot to put it in... Tried to tap out the bearing gently but wasn't successful, pinched a bit of the casing and...
by colinf1
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1981 Mini City 1000
Replies: 77
Views: 9847

Re: 1981 Mini City 1000

All that was in mine was an old 5p,not even a big on at that!

A few less panels than what I have at the moment, I picked up a good 2nd hand boot lid as mine was rusted through frame and skin along bottom.

Boot floor looks fairly solid, did you go genuine or pattern panels?
by colinf1
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1981 Mini City 1000
Replies: 77
Views: 9847

Re: 1981 Mini City 1000

Rotisserie is looking good! The amount of bits that are rattling inside the shell as you spin it! Anything good fall out??

Looks fairly solid all over, have you got your replacement panels for it or are you holding off til you have a good look at everything?
by colinf1
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

Had a look at the front shock absorber brackets today, they are extremely rusted on back sides, so I've drawn up replacements that I've had laser cut and folded. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50727958791_45d0d8a8ca_b.jpg 1st job was to salvage the pins, cut them out and cleaned off the remaini...
by colinf1
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

woody wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:55 am
every bit helps in the fight against the Irish climate. We'll have to drive our minis a lot more to get the temperature up
Does that mean I have to stop driving my Nissan Leaf??
by colinf1
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

Got my doors onto the carport/cover... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50711126011_f15090001c_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50710389863_f321095ab5_c.jpg Had to do bi-folding doors as concrete base is a bit lower than the grass. Fixed up the tarpaulin on the side, pulled the excess un...
by colinf1
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

Ordered the panels required to remove all the rot from the car, I'm hoping I have everything I need, as like what CTWOMEY has said, anything bought from UK will be liable for import duty from 1st January. Thankfully the € to £ rate is quite good at the moment, so that has taken some of the sting out...
by colinf1
Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1981 Mini City 1000
Replies: 77
Views: 9847

Re: 1981 Mini City 1000

Eeeeeekkkk...just pulled the trigger on my panel order, hopefully it gets dispatched and through customs before brexit day....
by colinf1
Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 1983 Mini City
Replies: 67
Views: 3329

Re: 1983 Mini City

Got front subframe back from powdercoating...as expected the cellulose primer reacted when it was being baked... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50671969812_95e2c8f870_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50671886561_4feb9381f0_b.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50671886441_7720f3932...