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Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

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Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:32 am

This is my new build!!! 1980 clubman :)
It's getting loads of new panels and loads of nice bits n pieces
Here's a few pics of wat iv gotten and wats been done so far

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Abs Motorsport bootlid with bobtail spoiler and st front splitter

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10 inch slot mags in mint mint condition :)

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Loads of work to do but mostly everything there to do it! Jus gotta order 2 quarter panels and few odds and ends but it's begun and it can't wait to get few bits on it :)


Also looking for a 10 inch setup and front sliding mk1/2 windows as I want to gut my doors
Cheers for looking updates to follow :)


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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by macker » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:16 am

That's my old Clubby!!!! :o
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:22 am

It's my new one :) u didn't love it I take it! It's bit rusty
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:47 am

Nite off :) few bits done! Cleaned garage and me an my bro got tons done :)

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That's the floor completely done! Two front floor pans two door steps two sills two A panels all seem welded ground down treated and painted :)

Now to tackle the back :/ ordered 2 valance supports brackets , valance, rear hinge panel, boot floor repair sections!!! :/ here's the damage! Looks a lot worse than it is in pictures :)

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After that's done iv to order 2 quarter panels , door skins and bottom door sections! Then roof repair and tinny patches were there's tiny holes ;) then will start in the front! Get it ready for the Allspeed frame :) starting to look really good ;) off work in 1 week for two weeks so hopefully will get loads done :) hope yous like the project ;)
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:06 am

Got few bits n pieces bought for this's over the winter
Got 2 new quarter panels! Full 10 inch brake setup! Few other bits n pieces so going to start cutting and welding to get the body fully prepared for January/febuary!!! Depending on funds I cud hav it done sooner :) then start ripping my poor blue baby apart and replacing a lot of parts with new parts!!! Here's few pics of parts!!!

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Brakes, brand new

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Loads of more bits to be bought

I'm looking for mk2 rear lights
Clubman front indicators full units
Every rubber seal for windows and doors/boot

So if anyone has anything let me know :) cheers
Hope u enjoy this build :) will be updating a lot as it's time to get it done :)
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by andrew.1990.rover » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:21 am

Loving the build.
I keep putting mine on the long finger.
I'v to pick up a boot-lid over the weekend and he's throwing in a few other bits including window rubbers.
He's claiming there in good condition and if they are your more then welcome to have them at a nominal price as iv only replaced mine a few months ago.
Theres what looks like "door moulding outer with seal" as-well http://www.minispares.com/product/Class ... 0to%20shop
I'V no use for them either so if there in decent condition, and you can use them, ill throw them in for beans as-well.

*Front and rear window rubbers only.

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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:36 pm

Yep let me know dude :) I'm in tallaght so ur not far ;) cheers
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:40 am

Sooooo finally my bro is finished his few projects he's been doing! He full rebuilt a 1981 mini Mayfair from being a wreck to getting it to bare metal to painted and put back together and getting it running and driving in 5 weeks doing shirt nights, he's unreal! Here's few pics

After scraping the paint off that was falling off from bad re spray

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Engine cleaned up and painted :)

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Finished :)

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So tonight we got a start on welding the bootfloor on my clubby

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Valance going on :)

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Pot floor all welded needs tidying and sealing and paint :)

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Little hole :( will be cut , welded, sealed tomoro :)

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Then we can get a start on the quarter panels and A panel on driver side! Then fit doors and get it primed :) woooo getting yet finally :)

Will update tomoro hopefully :)
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:42 pm

So my bro got cracking on again tonight :)

Used to look like this

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Now it's all new metal :) looks good an tidy
Still more welding and grinding to do but you get the jist

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Quarters get cut! Started on passenger

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So it's getting there!!! Still tons to do but stuff is getting done :)

Hopefully get more done this week but I'm in work all week so maybe
Ordered few bits today and gotta pick up some parts tomoro so :) will update soon
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:09 am

So haven't been down my garage in few weeks flat out working, but, had d night off and myself and the bro went down so here's few pics of wat we got done :)

Welding last piece of quarter

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New door skins and bottom sections :)

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Started stripping the wing but was bit late do going to let my bro do it tomoro while I'm at work coz he's a legend :) hopefully can move onto drivers side as this side is nearly done so :) I'm happy, :)

More updates during the week hopefully :)
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:23 pm

Got more done on the clubby yesturday!!!!
Driver side 1/4 panel cut out and replaced :) loads more done but no pics but here's a few iv got

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Next on the list is this A panel and a panel behind were clocks go :)
Then it's all back to bare metal! Bitta fibre glass and smooth filler and primer

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Still loads of tidying up and grinding and welding and grinding but it's getting there :) I'm happy wit how it's turning out :)
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Post by purplehaze » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:04 am

Got too it tonight!!! Got the shell mostly down to bare metal!!! Have the roof section sorted and collecting hopefully tomoro :) but got the new seam strips they fit perfect :) all quarters done sills done rear end done and all bk to metal! Front end cut and inner wings cut :) good few bits done!!! More to do tomoro but here's some pics of wat has been done :)

John and Aaron hard at work!!!

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Seam strips

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That's all for tonight !!! More tomoro hopefully have full shell back to bare metal ready for first coat of primer then sanding and repairs the more primer and get it ready for paint!!! Getting there :)
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Post by purplehaze » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:24 pm

So! I got my roof section I needed :) was a lot of work cutting it out and the cutting it out of my clubby and fitting it to it!!! All welding is done on the car and we are now at the stage of sanding everything and fibreglass ing and filling little dents as it's going to be a show finish paint job my brother wants to do so there's going to be a lot of sanding priming sanding priming :/ he says it will be primed at least 2 to 3 times to get it the way his mini is! And his is really clean :) so here's some pics :)

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Everything lines up perfect! Door gap is rediculously good and the windscreen fits with ease so my brother done a smashing job at repairing the car and it's very strong also extra plates welded in around the vents as they're not needed so more strength added :) more pics to come tomoro gotta grind off all paint that's left , roof and front end then inside the car and then it's getting fully primed!!! I'm very happy with the progress of it all the car shud be panted in 2/3 weeks then will be put together :)
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by Underhauled » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:13 pm

Good work. Serious cut and shut job there. You could use the spare front for mocking up the engine and subframe

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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:00 am

I'm getting the inlet cut and curved up more to clear the bulkhead so it shud fit fine :) cheers! He done an amazing job! Had a lil hit b4 and he wasn't happy wit gaps and the look of the repair so he got a little crazy :) looks great tho
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:11 am

Nearly primer time :)

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Big plates welded in for subframe :) keep it stiff

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Tomoro will be stripping the rest of paint that's left on anything! Doors/roof/front/boot! Then seam sealer and 1st stage of priming :)
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:55 pm

So!!! :) my wheels came :) woo, can't wait to see what they're like in the Colour they're going :) got new welding wire huge roll new tips and shrouds for the welder!!! 4 litres of grey primer and litre of hardener!!! It's all happening now

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Starting to get somewere now :) hopefully my new poly windows be here today or tomoro :)
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by cianmini1 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:18 pm

They are sweet ! U painting clubby yellow?
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Post by purplehaze » Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:01 pm

Nope! It wasn't originally yellow so dats y it's not going yellow! You'll be surprised wen u see the Colour iv chosen!!!
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by macker » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:21 pm

are you going with the original colour on the log book?
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:38 am

Was thinking about it but a doodoo brown vtec mini!!! No! Don't think so dude :)
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Post by purplehaze » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:49 am

So got down tonight and got a bit done!!!

Rear speaker shelf :) made a template and done this magic ness

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Also all repairs and sanding is done so car is ready to be primed except bulkhead and interior which Is getting wire brushed tomoro and few other bits n pieces :)

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Also the bro got new cream leather interior from a mivec R fto and bought some steel to make up frames for them to sit in the car :) they turned out great only took an hour!!!

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They're getting welded to the seats and bolt into original holes!!! Genius :) will up load wen they're in :)
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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:40 pm

Got few bits done

Bulkhead

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Doors done! Also bonnet

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Hopefully in primer this week :)
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Post by BERT » Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:20 pm

Flying along!

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Re: Clubman shell rebuild for vtec

Post by purplehaze » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:45 am

Givin it a miss tonight and last night ended up watching top gear from Sunday and the bulmers came out so!!! Work tonight so dunno wen il get more done! Hopefully soon get it primed this week maybe then block it down and make sure she's straight and so on :) then fit everything and paint it :)
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