Final picked up my new project. 1993 1275i Mini Cooper

  1. Exuptoy

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    Mad thing is the original scuttle had a different level in the fold and the heritage had exactly the same bit. Crazy that Heritage panel is formed on a genuine original pressing.
     
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    Yes all heritage panels are pressed using the original tooling.

    Subframe jigs are the originals too, mist have made 6 million over the years.
     
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    Spent a fair while removing all the interior and glass to save it from damage whilst welding etc., then started to unpick the spot welds in the RHS window scuttle seam before chopping out the rust in that corner, but not before I made a cardboard template to make the new piece. Got it welded in place before linishing it all back with the B&D finger belt sander. Gave it a quick coat of Fertan rust converter to see how it pans out.
    Very pleased with the outcome.

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    Looking good mate, you need a bigger garage tho :whistle:
     
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  5. Exuptoy

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    It was never built to house a car, this one was for bikes!:D
     
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  6. Exuptoy

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    Very impressed with the Fertan rust converter which seems far better that the old Kurust. It allows the steel to remain uncoated for up to 6 months before painting!
    Got the old scuttle unpicked and treated, got the rotten section of flitch panel cut out which was like a sieve and with a bit of CAD (cardboard aided design ) made a new piece and welded it in place but only after repairing the piece behind which would eventually be plug welded to.
    Then I cut out the rot from the passenger side window surround and replaced with a new piece of steel. New scuttle just sat on top in the last pic to see how it looks. It’s coming along.

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    Tack the closing plates on before the scuttle, then you can paint everything inside with red oxide before you weld the scuttle on.
     
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    Like that
     
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    Cheers @bert been looking for a clear pic showing the top of the flitch and closing panel. Wasn’t sure if I should spot weld the flitch to the windscreen/dash top rail seam.
     
  10. Exuptoy

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    Going to be using the International Interzone 954 marine epoxy on top of the protected steel and then Gravitex on top after I’ve seam sealed with Sikaflex.
     
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    I need to remove the door soon and repair the door frame/roof/a’pillar so I need to get a brace bar across the door. I’ll probably get the front end on before cutting any more material out though.
     
  12. minimutly Member

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    No, do the pillar before refitting the wings and a panel. The door doesn't do much, but yes, a brace would help - but from the sill to where? You haven't got a widscreen corner...
    Make an "A" with the apex of the A at the bottom rear of the door, legs to the front bottom/middle of the door and the inside of the pillar near the top door hinge?
     
  13. Exuptoy

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    I do have the upper windscreen corner as I unpicked the outside not the inside, same as tha A pillar, the inner is all still good.
     
  14. Exuptoy

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    Today’s work was to reshape the closing panel to accommodate the scuttle, plug weld it in place and give it all a coat of Fertan rust converter then offered up the scuttle to check the fit is right. Next was to fit some brace pieces across the door once the door was removed to allow me to cut out the door frame and get rid of the rot. This driver side corner is the worse panel on the car! Made a start removing the door step, not much left of the lower ‘A’ pillar!

    Not sure if that substantial piece at the bottom of the ‘A’ pillar is suppose to be welded to the inner door frame or just spot welded through the outside door frame.

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  15. Exuptoy

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    Just put a disc through the upper pillar, once the frame is replaced it’ll be fine I think.

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  16. slim_boy_fat

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    :thumbup: Good to get rid of the filigree panel work. :D
     
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  17. Exuptoy

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    Just pulled the trigger on a new upgrade! :D
    Think I’m gonna have my work cut out!! :D

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    It’s from a BMW Mini! :D
     
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    Christ! That'll be bigger than your roof! :)
     
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