New owner now the real work starts.

Let us all know what you are up to with your current restoration project. Get that Minor on the road!

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Steve_k
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Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Postby Steve_k » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:21 pm

Got a bit more done yesterday painted the floor and inner wing green, weird how the camera makes the panels look like 3 different shades they are not.
Then I started to refit the suspension so I can turn the car round to sort the other side out.

Today I managed to get the car rolling again and out of the garage and turn around, I spent most of the day cleaning out the garage ready for a fresh start on the passenger side of the car next weekend.
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Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Postby Steve_k » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:39 am

Started to look at the other side, I removed the sill cover and door to be greeted with more rust and holes.

Time to get the wire wheel on the grinder out, I am sure there will be plenty more rust waiting to be found. :D
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Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Postby mogbob » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:36 pm

Steve
Great work !! The " look what I've got to tackle next " photos will soon disappear. Keep on trucking.
Bob

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Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Postby Steve_k » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:27 am

I removed the left front wing yesterday and found what I was expecting the same as the right side more holes and rust waiting to be cut out and patched up.

To be fair the rust on mine is nothing compared to some of the projects that others have done. :o
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Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Postby Steve_k » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:36 am

A bit more progress this weekend most of the rot cut out, cleaned up and zinc primed. The panels are now on order ready for final trimming prepping and welding next weekend.

The boxing plate required a small repair to the front lower edge I thought of replacing it but decided a repair would be the better option.

Cheers Steve
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Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Postby Steve_k » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:35 am

Got myself a new toy for the garage, this should stop the wait for air when using air tools and speed up progress a little. :D
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Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Postby mogbob » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:18 pm

Steve ,
OK , OK … big tank , big beefy motor, I admit it , I'm jealous !
Now get on with your restoration and try not to upset me again ( Ha Ha ).
Signing off ,
Bob ( small 25 Litre tank , small engine )

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Re: New owner now the real work starts.

Postby Steve_k » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:27 pm

Finally got back in to the swing of things and closed up the inner wing. Just a repair to the bump stop area to finish off next weekend.
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