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

  1. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Member

    Messages:
    2,524
    Location:
    Maesteg, South Wales
    :D maybe not? There’s a few pics on the net of it having been done including one in my post above. It looks neat, fingers crossed I just hope it’s a manageable job.
     
    RWD3M likes this.
  2. RWD3M

    RWD3M Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    1,165
    Location:
    Wiltshire, UK
    Awesome! that'll be really cool if you can pull it off (not literally!).
     
  3. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Member

    Messages:
    2,524
    Location:
    Maesteg, South Wales
    I do hope so.
    No different than someone refitting a Webasto fabric roof to a non sunroof mini I suppose.
     
  4. bert

    bert Member

    Messages:
    463
    Location:
    Wiltshire, England
    I've recovered a webasto once and the factory cuts are quite frankly shocking. Pretty sure it won't be hard just measure several times before cutting.
     
    Exuptoy likes this.
  5. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Member

    Messages:
    2,524
    Location:
    Maesteg, South Wales
    Cheers @bert ,there’s a guy on YouTube called Fitzee’s Fabrications who shows how he cuts in panels from another vehicle by using the disc cutter at 45’ which leaves an angled fillet which supports the new panel and leaves it with no gap to fill.

     
    Nick DV and james butler like this.
  6. Wallace

    Wallace Member

    Messages:
    7,527
    Location:
    Staines, Middlesex, England.
    A BIG sunroof, how tall are you? :D
     
    slim_boy_fat likes this.
  7. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Member

    Messages:
    2,524
    Location:
    Maesteg, South Wales
    Not very....:ashamed::doh:
    :D
     
    Wallace likes this.
  8. jsf55

    jsf55 Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    700
    Location:
    Sunny Swansea
    117333513_4227827947289886_1051146213244895213_o.jpg 117338712_4227828177289863_8303813203723931507_o.jpg 117526016_4227827757289905_333951931209590771_o.jpg 117703555_4226689044070443_1170308500749723121_o.jpg
    Mines fitted with a classic mini roof, so no reason why a new mini one wouldn't fir a mini !
     
  9. jsf55

    jsf55 Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    700
    Location:
    Sunny Swansea
    20130111_143207.jpg 20130112_161121.jpg 20130112_161140.jpg 20130110_045238.jpg
    For exuptoy, thats my mini roof job
     
  10. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Member

    Messages:
    2,524
    Location:
    Maesteg, South Wales
    Why the roof job @jsf55 ?
     
  11. jsf55

    jsf55 Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    700
    Location:
    Sunny Swansea
    wiper position 2.jpg The origial was a large fabric jobbiee from the factory, all of the insert channel was rusted out, so i origianally fitted a sierra one, but with the colour change, black to green, it would stand out too much, so the sierra one came out and the mini trimmed to suit giving a one piece look and no leaks :)
     
    Exuptoy likes this.
  12. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Member

    Messages:
    2,524
    Location:
    Maesteg, South Wales
    Would never know looking at the shape of the roof, looks genuine! Perfect lines.
     
  13. jsf55

    jsf55 Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    700
    Location:
    Sunny Swansea
    I was lucky, someone else did the hard work to find out what fitted best and my mate drove me to barrybados to pick it !
     
    RWD3M, Ruffian and Exuptoy like this.
  14. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Member

    Messages:
    2,524
    Location:
    Maesteg, South Wales
    Barrybados! :laughing::clapping:
     
    slim_boy_fat and Ruffian like this.
  15. minimutly Member

    Messages:
    1,512
    Location:
    Pembrokeshire Wales
    How did the song go now "hey were going to Barbados"....
     
  16. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Member

    Messages:
    2,524
    Location:
    Maesteg, South Wales
    Started cutting out the sills in readiness for my new M-Machine sill and floor section. Not best pleased with the existing metalwork with multiple rusty layers with over sills covering rust but I wasn’t expecting any different.
    Just shows how much bad news they are.

    My M-Machine sills arrived this afternoon but won’t be fitted until my new door post strengthener arrives so I continued unpicking the roof and A-pillar spot welds and removing the old seams ready to take the new door frame. I also linished back the paint on the roof lip, cut out the rusty bits and and stuck some zinc primer on the bare metal. More tomorrow.

    A9BADC3E-7EDA-47B7-8829-E4B317DB5CDA.jpeg AF93E753-BB95-448B-918A-9143F7397858.jpeg 604FCA81-FA3E-4389-B6BF-1F50E00F9513.jpeg 8D779CF0-544A-4D9F-85AF-BC75DA0C9228.jpeg 3619782B-1EE5-43E0-9330-1A9EFB1A1970.jpeg 592D3BE0-2905-480E-8720-6B160B4502A1.jpeg 876DB12A-BC8B-41C8-9204-D9C19C1421B3.jpeg 20B91A01-E002-4797-B435-2F83CA94D5B7.jpeg 61B6C52A-9F7F-4457-AAF4-61384B61BEE8.jpeg
     
  17. lchris21

    lchris21 Member

    Messages:
    1,525
    Location:
    South Wales
    Looking good butt. I remember doing the sills on my mini project. I managed to get a long lance on the end of an old schultz gun and filled them with some old paint I had lying around before welding in the closing panel?
     
    Exuptoy likes this.
  18. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Member

    Messages:
    2,524
    Location:
    Maesteg, South Wales
    Paint shouldn’t be a problem @lchris21 I have 25l of offshore spec epoxy in black! :D
     
    slim_boy_fat and lchris21 like this.
  19. zx9

    zx9 Member

    Messages:
    4,334
    Location:
    South East London
    I take it the BM Mini sun roof is manual, I shudder to think how you would graft BMW electrics to a BMC car though it is only changing one letter so you should be fine. :)
     
  20. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Member

    Messages:
    2,524
    Location:
    Maesteg, South Wales
    Haha. It’s only 4 wires by all accounts.
     
Advertisements