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Title: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 10:03:30 AM
Hey Growler, how do you fancy giving me a 'and wiv this little project like...?  whistle:

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on May 25, 2010, 10:19:07 AM
Hey Growler, how do you fancy giving me a 'and wiv this little project like...?  whistle:

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I had one just like that! It came with Dunlop Denovo runflats and I changed them for white 8 spoke Wellers. LCB exhaust and bigger carb, it went like a rocket. Unfortunately it went like a rocket straight into a big tree  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 25, 2010, 10:31:24 AM
Hey Growler, how do you fancy giving me a 'and wiv this little project like...?  whistle:

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1275GT?
Bronze yellow was THE colour for them.  cloud9:

Very desirable and rare now, and increasing in value all the time. happy088
Absolute bloody PIG to werk on though, especially in the rust dept. scared2:

How many miles it done? Left or correct hand drive? Looks like a RH from the piccy I think. You bought it or considering?

Can only be an appreciating  asset that. ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on May 25, 2010, 10:50:09 AM
Yup - I remember the rust. The A-pillars in particular.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 10:57:59 AM
Hey Growler, how do you fancy giving me a 'and wiv this little project like...?  whistle:

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1275GT?
Bronze yellow was THE colour for them.  cloud9:

Very desirable and rare now, and increasing in value all the time. happy088
Absolute bloody PIG to werk on though, especially in the rust dept. scared2:

How many miles it done? Left or correct hand drive? Looks like a RH from the piccy I think. You bought it or considering?

Can only be an appreciating  asset that. ;)


It is a 1973 model, RHD but haven't seen it yet... might have a look this week - here is the sellers description...

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Here?s an opportunity for a classic car fans. I have reluctantly decided that I?m never going to finish my beloved Mini project, so it?s time for it to find a new home.

The car is in need of restoration work, but isn?t suffering from anything terminal and for a keen enthusiast (with more time than me!), it has the makings of a great little classic.

It?s a Cyprus car and is one of the early 1275GT?s, which was introduced as a replacement for the Mini Cooper. As such, it has the Cooper S braking system that is extremely rare and allows you to keep the tiny 10? wheels (thus retaining the handling) but with strong braking.

The worst thing about the car is that it needs welding in the driver?s footwell area and sills, and some around the back end. It?s not horrendous and wouldn?t be a massive project.

The engine and gearbox are sound. Last year the head was completely rebuilt with new valves, guides and seats (hardened for unleaded), and a reconned radiator was fitted with new hoses. A new coil, points etc were fitted.

I?ve got a lot of spares with the car, including a Stage 1 kit (Maniflow exhaust with LCB manifold, heated inlet manifold, K & N filter, etc), plus new brake discs, drums, studs, hoses, and a servo rebuild kit. The car currently has 10? Revolution alloys on it that need fixing up ? I also have 4 original 10? rostyles, which again will need a good clean.

The exterior is passable from a distance but it will need a respray and the interior will need retrimming. The buyer also gets an old regular Mini that?s had its day but has a reasonable interior and might be a useful donor.

The car was last taxed up until the end of 2008 ? and I was silly enough to think I?d get it back up and running, so never officially took it off the road. Therefore some back tax will need paying once it?s sorted. It won?t be horrendous though as it?s only a 1.3 engine.

I?ve been as honest as I can about the car. As a Mini nut, I would dearly love to have it back on the road myself but it?s ever going to happen, so someone else might as well have the chance to get a very rare car back where it should be. And it is very rare? have a look online at 1275GTs with 10-inch wheels and you?ll see what I mean. It took me ages to find it!

Given its ?project? status, I can?t hope to get back anywhere near what the GT has cost me. But anyone that knows Minis will know that this is an unusual find. So, being realistic, I?m looking for ?700 for the car, the spares, and the other spare car. And no, I will not split! The cars will need to be trailered away. Located near Larnaca.


What do you think for ?700...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on May 25, 2010, 11:06:26 AM
Bargain.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 25, 2010, 11:08:25 AM
Rust bucket  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 11:09:04 AM
Rust bucket  noooo:

 happy001
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 11:28:20 AM
Going to see it Thursday...  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 25, 2010, 11:32:41 AM
If you have the time to do the work it is hard to see how you could not make money or at least have some fun with it.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 25, 2010, 11:33:29 AM
And what does LL have to say about this?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 25, 2010, 11:36:31 AM
Given the state of the Euro she'll prolly tell him to take the money out of his piggy bank.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 25, 2010, 11:50:26 AM
Given the state of the Euro she'll prolly tell him to take the money out of his piggy bank.

?5 says he hasn't told her  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 25, 2010, 11:52:58 AM
I think that sounds like a bargain at 700 E's tbh., PROVIDING you are confident and knowledgeable enough to do some of the work yourself.
Minis are highly desirable amongst collectors now, and the vans, pickups in particular are fetching crazy money, probably because of their rarity.
I would consider a 1275GT to most definately to come into that catergory now too. Very very rare. Can't remeber the last time I saw one tbh.
Is there a Mini owners club out there by chance? Couild be worth having a word with some of the members if so, and taking someone with you to have a shuffties.

If you can afford the renovation GO for it!

Where's LL stand on this btw? scared2:  ;)  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 12:14:17 PM
I think that sounds like a bargain at 700 E's tbh., PROVIDING you are confident and knowledgeable enough to do some of the work yourself.
Minis are highly desirable amongst collectors now, and the vans, pickups in particular are fetching crazy money, probably because of their rarity.
I would consider a 1275GT to most definately to come into that catergory now too. Very very rare. Can't remeber the last time I saw one tbh.
Is there a Mini owners club out there by chance? Couild be worth having a word with some of the members if so, and taking someone with you to have a shuffties.

If you can afford the renovation GO for it!

Where's LL stand on this btw? scared2:  ;)  lol:

There is a Mini club here...

I'm taking a Cypriot mate from the Classic Car Club who has done a load of restorations (just finished a stunning Volvo Amazon)...

He can also check out all the registration paperwork (which is in Greek) and make sure it is pucka...

LL is not happy about it...  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 25, 2010, 12:22:47 PM
I think that sounds like a bargain at 700 E's tbh., PROVIDING you are confident and knowledgeable enough to do some of the work yourself.
Minis are highly desirable amongst collectors now, and the vans, pickups in particular are fetching crazy money, probably because of their rarity.
I would consider a 1275GT to most definately to come into that catergory now too. Very very rare. Can't remeber the last time I saw one tbh.
Is there a Mini owners club out there by chance? Couild be worth having a word with some of the members if so, and taking someone with you to have a shuffties.

If you can afford the renovation GO for it!

Where's LL stand on this btw? scared2:  ;)  lol:

There is a Mini club here...

I'm taking a Cypriot mate from the Classic Car Club who has done a load of restorations (just finished a stunning Volvo Amazon)...

He can also check out all the registration paperwork (which is in Greek) and make sure it is pucka...

LL is not happy about it...  noooo:

Good man. Great minds think alike ey?  happy088

Updates and progrees reports regarding purchase and renovation WILL be required naturally. ;)

Take NO notice of LL btw.
They ALWAYS don't approve of boys and their toys.  noooo:
I get the same here, but as long as you show enthusiasm and excitement for the project, I find they buckle under the pressure. ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 25, 2010, 12:43:12 PM


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LL is not happy about it...  noooo:

Dead man walking  point:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 01:12:13 PM
I think that sounds like a bargain at 700 E's tbh., PROVIDING you are confident and knowledgeable enough to do some of the work yourself.
Minis are highly desirable amongst collectors now, and the vans, pickups in particular are fetching crazy money, probably because of their rarity.
I would consider a 1275GT to most definately to come into that catergory now too. Very very rare. Can't remeber the last time I saw one tbh.
Is there a Mini owners club out there by chance? Couild be worth having a word with some of the members if so, and taking someone with you to have a shuffties.

If you can afford the renovation GO for it!

Where's LL stand on this btw? scared2:  ;)  lol:


There is a Mini club here...

I'm taking a Cypriot mate from the Classic Car Club who has done a load of restorations (just finished a stunning Volvo Amazon)...

He can also check out all the registration paperwork (which is in Greek) and make sure it is pucka...

LL is not happy about it...  noooo:


Good man. Great minds think alike ey?  happy088

Updates and progrees reports regarding purchase and renovation WILL be required naturally. ;)

Take NO notice of LL btw.
They ALWAYS don't approve of boys and their toys.  noooo:
I get the same here, but as long as you show enthusiasm and excitement for the project, I find they buckle under the pressure. ;)


Quite right Growler...  cloud9:

I reckon if I can get rid of the 'spare' Mini in a reasonable time scale (strip off the bits I need and sell it or dump it) LL will be thrilled with it all....  whistle:

BTW there are some stunning Mini restorations documented here. (http://www.theminiforum.co.uk/forums/index.php?showforum=62)  worthy:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 25, 2010, 01:21:08 PM
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LL will be thrilled with it all.
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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 01:22:57 PM
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LL will be thrilled with it all.
happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001



 evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 25, 2010, 04:17:38 PM
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LL will be thrilled with it all.

 happy088



 evil:

Quite so BM.
What the hell do ginger bearded mice know about cars anyway ey?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 04:30:31 PM
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LL will be thrilled with it all.

 happy088



 evil:

Quite so BM.
What the hell do ginger bearded mice know about cars anyway ey?

Nuffink!  lol:

I need to set a budget for the refurb - any ideas...?

I guess it really depends on what it looks like when we go on Thursday although I won't buy it if the rust worm is really bad...

My mate says he'd spend ?6,000 but that would include a major upgrade of the mechanics and gearbox - I'm looking more to return it to original condition...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 25, 2010, 05:11:26 PM
You should budget for a few thousand to get it back to ORIGINAL condition, and that includes the wheels.

I can't stand seeing a classic that's had all sorts of non standard parts fitted,and non period mods done, but it's all about personal taste I suppose?

3/4k should have that looking mint I reckon, but as you say, the rust needs to be thouroughly asessed.
Subframe is the BIG one.

I reckon it could be worth a tidy sum if renovated to a high standard.
Original mint mk1 Cooper S' s are worth 25-35k now apparently!  eeek:

Yours wouldn't fetch that obviously, but 7-9k should be attainable if you wanted to seel it I'd have thought.
The Mini owners club would give a better judgement on that though.

Good luck with the viewing and I hope it all goes well. confused:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on May 25, 2010, 05:21:16 PM
What you should do for starters BM is move this thread to where it belongs ...  whistle:

Or relevant parts thereof  angel1
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 25, 2010, 06:41:35 PM
All ready like:

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 07:15:15 PM
What you should do for starters BM is move this thread to where it belongs ...  whistle:

Or relevant parts thereof  angel1

You're right of course... I was considering splitting it but worried that I might gub it all up....  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 07:16:21 PM
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 redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on May 25, 2010, 07:17:54 PM
What you should do for starters BM is move this thread to where it belongs ...  whistle:

Or relevant parts thereof  angel1

You're right of course... I was considering splitting it but worried that I might gub it all up....  redface:

Go on, what could possibly go wrong?  razz:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 07:19:08 PM
What you should do for starters BM is move this thread to where it belongs ...  whistle:

Or relevant parts thereof  angel1

You're right of course... I was considering splitting it but worried that I might gub it all up....  redface:

Go on, what could possibly go wrong?  razz:

 scared2:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 07:30:14 PM
I did it!  eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on May 25, 2010, 07:34:18 PM
 happ096
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 07:37:28 PM
happ096

Well, if I can do that a 34 year old Mini should be no problem....  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 25, 2010, 07:50:25 PM
You have however completely missed the new thread I started in readiness for you  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 07:52:14 PM
You have however completely missed the new thread I started in readiness for you  ::)

I couldn't merge it with another thread while splitting...

I'll try now like....

Hold on....  scared2:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 25, 2010, 07:54:30 PM
There...  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 25, 2010, 07:58:07 PM
 happ096
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 25, 2010, 10:43:49 PM
Very neatly done BM. Most impressed.
How the hell my temp. losing memory thread found it's way onto discussing renovating a Mini is well beyond my comprehension. confused:

Thursday is the BIG night then.
I look forward to reading about progress on this matter, and hopefully the slow renovation process with pictures.

Do you have classic car shows out there in Cyprus then?  cloud9:


Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 26, 2010, 04:38:59 AM
Very neatly done BM. Most impressed.
How the hell my temp. losing memory thread found it's way onto discussing renovating a Mini is well beyond my comprehension. confused:

Thursday is the BIG night then.
I look forward to reading about progress on this matter, and hopefully the slow renovation process with pictures.

Do you have classic car shows out there in Cyprus then?  cloud9:




They have more classic 'events' I think where all the cars meet up somewhere (a local posh golf course) and show off then go for a run in convoy...

They also have rallies, time trials, etc.

Remember the numbers are much smaller here - only ~750,000 people on the island...  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 26, 2010, 05:32:16 AM
Alternatively you could just get a job and then you would not have a need to find all these 'hobbies' to fill your time up with  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 26, 2010, 05:38:10 AM
Alternatively you could just get a job and then you would not have a need to find all these 'hobbies' to fill your time up with  whistle:

 eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 26, 2010, 07:42:48 AM
Alternatively you could just get a job and then you would not have a need to find all these 'hobbies' to fill your time up with  whistle:
Regardless of working status, it is imperative for ALL men to have a hobby, preferably one that involves being with other geezers, grease grime spanners hammers cuts bruises and regular visits to the ale 'ouse to discuss tactics and development.

No, he's got it absolutely spot on imo. happy088

Gets him away from LL anyway, so she be pleased about that.....and vice versa. lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 26, 2010, 07:46:01 AM
A doctor once asked me about my hobbies. The silence that followed seemed endless  noooo:  In the end I said, "Does smoking count?"
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 26, 2010, 07:49:36 AM
Very neatly done BM. Most impressed.
How the hell my temp. losing memory thread found it's way onto discussing renovating a Mini is well beyond my comprehension. confused:

 

I think it was a mix-up between losing your memory and losing his mind.  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 26, 2010, 09:17:45 AM
Another picture like...


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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 26, 2010, 10:01:04 AM
Another picture like...


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Those wheels look so wrong, but good to see (from the piccy at least) that the panel behind the wing, and in general look relatively rust free.

Paint it Bronze yellow inside and out. Full bare metal empty shell jobby. cloud9:
I may have to come over and view this once completed. lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 26, 2010, 10:01:51 AM
By scooter?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 26, 2010, 10:06:03 AM
By scooter?

Still under consideration, yes, but have doubts about being able to cope bodily.
I need to fitten up first.

The JoG to Lands End trip I did back in '96/7 whenever took its toll on me, and that was only 970 miles in cool weather.  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 26, 2010, 10:17:30 AM
http://flights.thomson.co.uk/thomson/en-GB/booking/select?sector_1_weekday=Sun&depDay=30&depMon=2010-05&sector_2_weekday=Sat&retDay=12&retMon=2010-06&OneWayRoundTrip=RoundTrip&depAP=MAN&retAP=PFO&numAdults=1&numChildren=0&numInfants=0&SEARCHFLIGHT_LinkButtonSearch.x=13&SEARCHFLIGHT_LinkButtonSearch.y=9&step=CompactSearchFlight (http://flights.thomson.co.uk/thomson/en-GB/booking/select?sector_1_weekday=Sun&depDay=30&depMon=2010-05&sector_2_weekday=Sat&retDay=12&retMon=2010-06&OneWayRoundTrip=RoundTrip&depAP=MAN&retAP=PFO&numAdults=1&numChildren=0&numInfants=0&SEARCHFLIGHT_LinkButtonSearch.x=13&SEARCHFLIGHT_LinkButtonSearch.y=9&step=CompactSearchFlight) whistle:





Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 26, 2010, 11:09:13 AM
[url]http://flights.thomson.co.uk/thomson/en-GB/booking/select?sector_1_weekday=Sun&depDay=30&depMon=2010-05&sector_2_weekday=Sat&retDay=12&retMon=2010-06&OneWayRoundTrip=RoundTrip&depAP=MAN&retAP=PFO&numAdults=1&numChildren=0&numInfants=0&SEARCHFLIGHT_LinkButtonSearch.x=13&SEARCHFLIGHT_LinkButtonSearch.y=9&step=CompactSearchFlight[/url] ([url]http://flights.thomson.co.uk/thomson/en-GB/booking/select?sector_1_weekday=Sun&depDay=30&depMon=2010-05&sector_2_weekday=Sat&retDay=12&retMon=2010-06&OneWayRoundTrip=RoundTrip&depAP=MAN&retAP=PFO&numAdults=1&numChildren=0&numInfants=0&SEARCHFLIGHT_LinkButtonSearch.x=13&SEARCHFLIGHT_LinkButtonSearch.y=9&step=CompactSearchFlight[/url]) whistle:








Off you go then...

You can buy Viagra from the chemist here....  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 26, 2010, 11:20:34 AM
Good plan Mr Bear. BM is forced to sleep outside  eveilgrin:

LL awaits your pawy attentions  eyes:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 27, 2010, 08:22:42 AM
Well tonight's the night.

I'm actually quite excited about this now.

Lots of piccies please BM. happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 12:25:15 PM
I'm back with loadsapictures!  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 27, 2010, 12:37:07 PM
Presumably uploadable or do we now have to wait for Boots to develop them?  Banghead

Get on with it man!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 12:43:38 PM
Presumably uploadable or do we now have to wait for Boots to develop them?  Banghead

Get on with it man!

Hold on like...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 01:17:47 PM
Bah!

Postimage has stopped working...  Banghead

Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2010, 01:19:45 PM
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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 01:20:13 PM
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I may well have gubbed it...  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 27, 2010, 01:22:22 PM
So it's Boots after all then   whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2010, 01:37:04 PM
char048

I may well have gubbed it...  redface:

We are off to a fine start  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 01:57:11 PM
char048

I may well have gubbed it...  redface:

We are off to a fine start  noooo:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 01:58:50 PM
Try again with a smaller number...  redface:

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2010, 02:16:29 PM
I am sure LL is thrilled  eveilgrin:



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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 02:18:49 PM
I am sure LL is thrilled  eveilgrin:



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Bah!

I felt sure you would post "Rust Bucket"...  rubschin:

Are you coming over next week - I'll be home alone now...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2010, 02:28:52 PM
No, I may be in Yerkshire
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 02:36:34 PM
No, I may be in Yerkshire

 sad24:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2010, 02:47:30 PM
I could post The Boy to you  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 02:49:08 PM
I could post The Boy to you  rubschin:

How is he with taking stuff apart...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2010, 03:38:41 PM
 eveilgrin: eveilgrin: eveilgrin: eveilgrin: eveilgrin: eveilgrin: eveilgrin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 03:43:57 PM
eveilgrin: eveilgrin: eveilgrin: eveilgrin: eveilgrin: eveilgrin: eveilgrin:

He has the job then!  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2010, 03:59:20 PM
Payment?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 04:01:16 PM
Payment?


He can eat as much fruit off the trees as he likes...  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2010, 04:02:31 PM
Up the offer. He wants cash
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: tel on May 27, 2010, 04:02:45 PM
Are you going to put the steering wheel on the right side?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 04:07:26 PM
Are you going to put the steering wheel on the right side?

It is on the right side!  cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 04:07:45 PM
Up the offer. He wants cash

cash?  eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 27, 2010, 04:19:43 PM
The Boy + Taking things apart ~ paid in fruit.

Why am I thinking "Every Which Way But Loose" here

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 04:23:45 PM
The Boy + Taking things apart ~ paid in fruit.

Why am I thinking "Every Which Way But Loose" here

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I look good don't I...?  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on May 27, 2010, 04:34:42 PM
So does Clint.  ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 04:35:53 PM
So does Clint.  ;)

 evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 27, 2010, 06:20:59 PM
Enough of this meandering random tittle tattle.

HAVE YOU BOUGHT IT?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 27, 2010, 06:28:40 PM
Don't think the back bumper is correct. Sure they were different on the Clubman, rubschin:

Thought they had twin SU's too?

THAT has bags of potential though, going by the few piccies available.
What's the subframe like?

Didn't realise Cypriot cars were RHD.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 07:44:04 PM
I've done the deal on the car - verbally at least...

Should pick it up next week.

Not sure about the bumper - it is a very early 1275 (1975) so perhaps they were different...? It has the Cooper S brakes...

Car was stuffed with boxes of brand new parts - exhaust system, Maniflow bits, discs, etc.

I've had two offers to buy it from me already!

I'll post some pictures of the 'spare' car too in a minute...

We all drive on the same side of the road as the UK here...

FWIW electrical sockets, telephone sockets are the same as the UK too...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 08:03:56 PM
Here...


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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 27, 2010, 08:48:06 PM
Most satisfactory.
Presumably your friend from the Mini owners club approved then?

I'll check that bumper business out. I'm sure they were flatter rather than rounded on the Clubman.
Moanonium might know seeing as he had one.

A renovation has to be done so it's back to original as possible, and that is exactly the sort of thing that 'geeky anorak types' would pick up on.
Trivial to most, but important if you're spending a great deal trying to get it back to 'mint'.

I'm well chuffed with you anyway BM, as it's a big undertaking....and a a tad envious too. ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 27, 2010, 08:57:20 PM
Most satisfactory.
Presumably your friend from the Mini owners club approved then?

I'll check that bumper business out. I'm sure they were flatter rather than rounded on the Clubman.
Moanonium might know seeing as he had one.

A renovation has to be done so it's back to original as possible, and that is exactly the sort of thing that 'geeky anorak types' would pick up on.
Trivial to most, but important if you're spending a great deal trying to get it back to 'mint'.

I'm well chuffed with you anyway BM, as it's a big undertaking....and a a tad envious too. ;)


Have a looky here. (http://www.minisport.com/mini-spare-parts/Mini_Bumpers.html)

They only list one bumper...

Yes, I'd like to keep it original apart from the Stage 1 kit that comes with it... the manifold and exhaust looks cool....  razz:

First step, get it back here and document the dismantling... Then see what bodywork needs doing...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 27, 2010, 09:21:06 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/mini-clubman-rear-bumper-/320537545885?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4aa186cc9d

Not the best of pictures to satisfy my curiosity, but by virtue of the fact that the seller says that "they are very hard to find these days" indicates to me that this is the genuine Clubman rear bumper as the original Mini bumpers are readily available as your link shows.

Trivial as I say, but important none the less.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 27, 2010, 09:28:29 PM
I am sure LL is thrilled  eveilgrin:



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So what would she rather he do then do you think ey? rubschin:

Down the ale 'ouse every night, then onto a night club or casino? Home at 3:30 am three times a week, then out at 10 for yet another round of golf, and then back to the club house for a few more jars?

He'll be out in the garage nearly every night, overflowing with excited enthusiasm and pride, THAT'S what he'll be doing, and for that I applaud him. happy088

It's a big boys toy and project cus he's still a youngster at 'art, NOT some old bearded fart that would rather potter around the garden doing a bit of weeding wearing a beige cap waiting for the big black bus. Banghead
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 28, 2010, 04:52:38 AM
[url]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/mini-clubman-rear-bumper-/320537545885?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4aa186cc9d[/url]

Not the best of pictures to satisfy my curiosity, but by virtue of the fact that the seller says that "they are very hard to find these days" indicates to me that this is the genuine Clubman rear bumper as the original Mini bumpers are readily available as your link shows.

Trivial as I say, but important none the less.


Interesting...  rubschin:

We'll have a look-see when we get it back here... or get them back here I should say - need to arrange some transport for next week sometime...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 28, 2010, 04:53:51 AM
I am sure LL is thrilled  eveilgrin:



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So what would she rather he do then do you think ey? rubschin:

Down the ale 'ouse every night, then onto a night club or casino? Home at 3:30 am three times a week, then out at 10 for yet another round of golf, and then back to the club house for a few more jars?

He'll be out in the garage nearly every night, overflowing with excited enthusiasm and pride, THAT'S what he'll be doing, and for that I applaud him. happy088

It's a big boys toy and project cus he's still a youngster at 'art, NOT some old bearded fart that would rather potter around the garden doing a bit of weeding wearing a beige cap waiting for the big black bus. Banghead

I've no doubt that the ale house, night club and casino will seem attractive options at some points through the build process...  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 28, 2010, 07:04:40 AM
So does Clint.  ;)
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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 28, 2010, 07:24:33 AM
I might be going to a classic car show on Sunday out in Cheshire somewhere.

Want me to get you anything carry and postable from the 2nd hand stands?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 28, 2010, 07:30:18 AM
No need to post it. Miss D will happily carry used car parts in her luggage  angel1
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 28, 2010, 07:49:27 AM
No need to post it. Miss D will happily carry used car parts in her luggage  angel1

Good plan.
Will a rear bumper actualy fit in her suitcase? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 28, 2010, 07:50:46 AM
He tried to get me to bring a motorbike exhaust last time  noooo:

And no it will NOT fit......I need room for clothes, shoes and more clothes and shoes . Comprendez !!!!!!!!


Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 28, 2010, 07:56:41 AM
He tried to get me to bring a motorbike exhaust last time  noooo:

And no it will NOT fit......I need room for clothes, shoes and more clothes and shoes . Comprendez !!!!!!!!




Nah. You need room for car spares, flamin' wimmin.  ::)
 Always just worryin' about frocks 'n makeup 'n stuff. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 28, 2010, 08:03:37 AM
MY suitcase therefore will cater for MY needs  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 28, 2010, 08:11:12 AM
MY suitcase therefore will cater for MY needs  whistle:
Me me me me me , that's what's wrong with society these days.

A bit of generosity and thoughfulness wouldn't have gone unoticed you know.
WE rather than ME, have got a new and exciting project starting up here.
This is the new VP Mini we're talking about here you know.
Most important that we all pull together in these difficult days that are now facing us.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 28, 2010, 08:14:15 AM
I'm being generous ....he has my company for a week  lol:


I might even stretch to buying a few beers if he looks like he's earnt them. But apart from that I am sure he won't want my interference, helpful comments, asking what this bit and that bit does etc
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 28, 2010, 08:16:23 AM
I might be going to a classic car show on Sunday out in Cheshire somewhere.

Want me to get you anything carry and postable from the 2nd hand stands?

Thanks but too early to say yet Growler...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 28, 2010, 08:19:13 AM
I might be going to a classic car show on Sunday out in Cheshire somewhere.

Want me to get you anything carry and postable from the 2nd hand stands?

Thanks but too early to say yet Growler...

Just ask when you want.
I feel all sort of distantly involved and excited in and about all this somehow.  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 28, 2010, 08:20:37 AM
I might be going to a classic car show on Sunday out in Cheshire somewhere.

Want me to get you anything carry and postable from the 2nd hand stands?

Thanks but too early to say yet Growler...

Just ask when you want.
I feel all sort of distantly involved and excited in and about all this somehow.  cloud9:

Excellent!  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 28, 2010, 08:21:57 AM
 noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 28, 2010, 08:34:25 AM
noooo:

Boring old beared ginger fart. Finger:

What great hobbies and interests have YOU got then mousey? ::)

Precisely. noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 28, 2010, 09:14:32 AM
I am not ginger  cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 28, 2010, 09:23:50 AM
I am not ginger  cussing: cussing: cussing: cussing:

Whatever, but you are boring, you are an old fart, and you have got an exceedingly scruffy beard.
3 out of 4 is a pretty close description don't you think?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 28, 2010, 11:49:25 AM
Growler was right!  worthy:

Quote from: An Expert
I'll hazard a guess that it's had a rear shunt at some point. Wrong rear lights and bumper, the numberplate lamp shouldn't be black either.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 28, 2010, 12:24:13 PM
Growler was right!  worthy:

Did it hurt when you typed that ?  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 28, 2010, 12:26:13 PM
Growler was right!  worthy:

Did it hurt when you typed that ?  lol:

Yes...  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 28, 2010, 12:40:08 PM
Growler was right!  worthy:

Did it hurt when you typed that ?  lol:

Yes...  redface:
Why though,  Shrugs: and YOU Miss D, shut yer face, bloody shit stirrer. evil:

In fairness, I did only spot the bumper.  redface:

What do you want me to do if I find one at the classic car show I may be going to on Sunday, mint condition for less than ?40?
The rear number plate housing is paintable I'd have thought, but not too sure about the rear light cluster differences on the Clubman. confused:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 28, 2010, 12:42:23 PM
Why though,  Shrugs: and YOU Miss D, shut yer face, bloody shit stirrer. evil:

I will not ....so there ...my input is valuable in such discussions  happy001
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 28, 2010, 12:43:32 PM
Why though,  Shrugs: and YOU Miss D, shut yer face, bloody shit stirrer. evil:

I will not ....so there ...my input is valuable in such discussions  happy001

Yea, like Nicks you mean. ::)

Utter bolox, all day long. Banghead
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 28, 2010, 12:45:02 PM
Growler was right!  worthy:

Did it hurt when you typed that ?  lol:

Yes...  redface:
Why though,  Shrugs: and YOU Miss D, shut yer face, bloody shit stirrer. evil:

In fairness, I did only spot the bumper.  redface:

What do you want me to do if I find one at the classic car show I may be going to on Sunday, mint condition for less than ?40?
The rear number plate housing is paintable I'd have thought, but not too sure about the rear light cluster differences on the Clubman. confused:

If you could get one that would be wonderful!  cloud9:

I could send you the money and bring it back with me in July...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 28, 2010, 12:46:24 PM
Growler was right!  worthy:

Did it hurt when you typed that ?  lol:

Yes...  redface:
Why though,  Shrugs: and YOU Miss D, shut yer face, bloody shit stirrer. evil:

In fairness, I did only spot the bumper.  redface:

What do you want me to do if I find one at the classic car show I may be going to on Sunday, mint condition for less than ?40?
The rear number plate housing is paintable I'd have thought, but not too sure about the rear light cluster differences on the Clubman. confused:

If you could get one that would be wonderful!  cloud9:

I could send you the money and bring it back with me in July...

Concealed down your trousers, Mr Superstud?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 28, 2010, 12:49:48 PM

Yea, like Nicks you mean. ::)

Utter bolox, all day long. Banghead

 sadsmiley45:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 28, 2010, 12:51:49 PM
Growler was right!  worthy:

Did it hurt when you typed that ?  lol:

Yes...  redface:
Why though,  Shrugs: and YOU Miss D, shut yer face, bloody shit stirrer. evil:

In fairness, I did only spot the bumper.  redface:

What do you want me to do if I find one at the classic car show I may be going to on Sunday, mint condition for less than ?40?
The rear number plate housing is paintable I'd have thought, but not too sure about the rear light cluster differences on the Clubman. confused:

If you could get one that would be wonderful!  cloud9:

I could send you the money and bring it back with me in July...

Concealed down your trousers, Mr Superstud?

No room down my trousers...  eyes:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 28, 2010, 01:02:22 PM
INSIDe your incontinence pants  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 28, 2010, 01:03:44 PM
INSIDe your incontinence pants  ::)

It would go rusty silly...  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 29, 2010, 01:54:27 PM
How's OUR baby then BM?  cloud9:

Sorted out any transport for it?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 29, 2010, 02:39:39 PM
How's OUR baby then BM?  cloud9:

Sorted out any transport for it?

Transport all sorted!  happy088

Prolly Thursday... bit of an issue as apparently it is illegal to have two vehicles on the back of a truck here (even teeny-tiny Minis)... so we are trucking the Green one (which is apparently stuck in reverse) and towing the 1275GT...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 29, 2010, 02:52:25 PM
BM arrested shock  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on May 30, 2010, 08:28:13 AM
The old skills are all getting lost.

A young couple in their late 30's rent a nearby farm and naturally I was talking to him in the week about how hard things are and how expensive everything is.

He told me the gearbox had gone on his paddock topper (giant tractor-mounted Flymo) and a new one was nearly ?300.

I asked why he didn't just replace the bearings and he looked at me as if I was bonkers.

Yesterday he brought it round and an hour or so of cursing and my 1950's bearing puller plus ?16 of ball-race and it was fixed.

Why does nobody mend anything any more?

He brought round a bottle of Glenmorangie this morning as well.  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 30, 2010, 08:30:19 AM
How are you on Minis...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 30, 2010, 08:36:31 AM



Now I was always told a ball-race was a farmer chasing a bull calf around the field.  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on May 30, 2010, 08:39:00 AM
How are you on Minis...?  rubschin:

Ambivalent
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 30, 2010, 08:45:50 AM
How are you on Minis...?  rubschin:

Ambivalent

Oh....
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 30, 2010, 08:57:32 AM
He means he can use both hands at once
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 30, 2010, 09:00:34 AM
He means he can use both hands at once

Oh cool... that would be handy on the Mini like....  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 30, 2010, 09:07:30 AM
Do you have all the necessary know how, tools, and skills to do this renovation BM, or someone that actually wants to help you that knows all about Minis? rubschin:

One of the more tricky cars to work on I'm sure you know.

Many skinned knuckles and cursing is forecast.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 30, 2010, 09:17:00 AM
Do you have all the necessary know how, tools, and skills to do this renovation BM, or someone that actually wants to help you that knows all about Minis? rubschin:

One of the more tricky cars to work on I'm sure you know.

Many skinned knuckles and cursing is forecast.

I have a Halfords A/F socket set that I bought to work on my Austin 1300....  cloud9:

That would be it wouldn't it...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 30, 2010, 09:18:36 AM
Quote
Do you have all the necessary know how, tools, and skills to do this renovation BM
happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001 happy001

Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 30, 2010, 09:21:22 AM
Growler ~ the reason he has picked a mini is that it is less of a fall from the roof to the ground.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 30, 2010, 09:21:56 AM
Do you have all the necessary know how, tools, and skills to do this renovation BM, or someone that actually wants to help you that knows all about Minis? rubschin:

One of the more tricky cars to work on I'm sure you know.

Many skinned knuckles and cursing is forecast.

I have a Halfords A/F socket set that I bought to work on my Austin 1300....  cloud9:

That would be it wouldn't it...?  rubschin:

Yea, absolutely.  sadsmiley30:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on May 30, 2010, 09:33:51 AM
How are you on Minis...?  rubschin:

Bloody tight-arse, buy him a full bottle
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 30, 2010, 09:35:07 AM
How are you on Minis...?  rubschin:

Bloody tight-arse, buy him a full bottle

 rubschin:

Bottle of Talisker >>>>> Mini Restored!  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 30, 2010, 09:47:10 AM
Growler ~ the reason he has picked a mini is that it is less of a fall from the roof to the ground.

Why would he be on the roof of it.
He needs to be UNDER it, not over it.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 30, 2010, 09:49:34 AM
I can feel an all expenses paid werkin' 'oliday coming on 'ere you know.  cloud9:

I can make luvlee cups of tea like, and give bags of moral support, and sick plasters on knuckles, and ring ambulances and stuff like that like. happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 30, 2010, 09:53:37 AM
I can feel an all expenses paid werkin' 'oliday coming on 'ere you know.  cloud9:

I can make luvlee cups of tea like, and give bags of moral support, and sick plasters on knuckles, and ring ambulances and stuff like that like. happy088

 rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pirate on May 30, 2010, 07:28:53 PM
In a former life, I took a five year apprenticeship as a panel beater. Still got the tools...flippers, dollies, rasps etc... cloud9:

All my cars were repaired write offs...then I used to spray em black. Had a couple of Minis...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 30, 2010, 07:30:48 PM
In a former life, I took a five year apprenticeship as a panel beater. Still got the tools...flippers, dollies, rasps etc... cloud9:

All my cars were repaired write offs...then I used to spray em black. Had a couple of Minis...

 worthy: My hero!

When are you (and your dollies) in Cyprus next...?  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pirate on May 30, 2010, 07:47:19 PM
Not sure...maybe October, November...you'll have it finished by then...

rubschin: wait a minute...didn't it just take you two weeks to change an oil filter... happy001

I take it you got a MiG welder and compressor then? or is a pop riveter and aerosol...

 
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 30, 2010, 07:50:46 PM
Not sure...maybe October, November...you'll have it finished by then...

rubschin: wait a minute...didn't it just take you two weeks to change an oil filter... happy001

I take it you got a MiG welder and compressor then? or is a pop riveter and aerosol...

 

 evil:

I can't afford complex stuff like a pop riveting tool - I was going to use self-tappers...  redface:

I'm thinking of subbing out the shell... I'll see how bad it is first...

We'll know in a week or so... hope for the best, expect the worst...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 30, 2010, 07:51:32 PM
You are taking a week off in July to be my chauffeur aren't you  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 30, 2010, 07:55:31 PM
You are taking a week off in July to be my chauffeur aren't you  rubschin:

Of course...

Expect to climb up into the Pajero and not down into the Mini tho...  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 30, 2010, 09:21:47 PM
You are taking a week off in July to be my chauffeur aren't you  rubschin:

Of course...

Expect to climb up into the Pajero and not down into the Mini tho...  noooo:

Stick her on the back of yer bike and give it hell BM. eveilgrin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 30, 2010, 09:28:22 PM
You are taking a week off in July to be my chauffeur aren't you  rubschin:


Of course...

Expect to climb up into the Pajero and not down into the Mini tho...  noooo:


Stick her on the back of yer bike and give it hell BM. eveilgrin:


There is no seat on the back of me bike like...  eveilgrin:
Just been looking at this!  (http://www.specialist-components.co.uk/cnb/shop/sconline?productID=97&op=catalogue-product_info-null&prodCategoryID=36)  eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 30, 2010, 09:31:40 PM
You are taking a week off in July to be my chauffeur aren't you  rubschin:


Of course...

Expect to climb up into the Pajero and not down into the Mini tho...  noooo:


Stick her on the back of yer bike and give it hell BM. eveilgrin:


There is no seat on the back of me bike like...  eveilgrin:
Just been looking at this!  ([url]http://www.specialist-components.co.uk/cnb/shop/sconline?productID=97&op=catalogue-product_info-null&prodCategoryID=36[/url])  eeek:


Piggy back then, or shove her on the handlebars...IF you can see past her ..............no better hadn't. lol:

Those engines look mint mate, but you must get that bodywerk sorted first.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 30, 2010, 09:33:58 PM
Didn't get to the show as I felt thouroughly and utterly crappy this avvy, but am hoping to go tomorrow instead , body willing like, as it's on for 3 days.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 30, 2010, 09:35:58 PM
You are taking a week off in July to be my chauffeur aren't you  rubschin:


Of course...

Expect to climb up into the Pajero and not down into the Mini tho...  noooo:


Stick her on the back of yer bike and give it hell BM. eveilgrin:


There is no seat on the back of me bike like...  eveilgrin:
Just been looking at this!  ([url]http://www.specialist-components.co.uk/cnb/shop/sconline?productID=97&op=catalogue-product_info-null&prodCategoryID=36[/url])  eeek:


Piggy back then, or shove her on the handlebars...IF you can see past her ..............no better hadn't. lol:

Those engines look mint mate, but you must get that bodywerk sorted first.


Twin cam... 130bhp....  Drool:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 30, 2010, 09:39:27 PM
Oh yes. It'll sound absolutely gorgeous too. cloud9:

That will go like hot snot with that in it. happy088


How's LL taking it all then? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 30, 2010, 09:40:33 PM
Oh yes. It'll sound absolutely gorgeous too. cloud9:

That will go like hot snot with that in it. happy088


How's LL taking it all then? rubschin:

She is in the UK for six months....  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 30, 2010, 09:44:08 PM
Oh yes. It'll sound absolutely gorgeous too. cloud9:

That will go like hot snot with that in it. happy088


How's LL taking it all then? rubschin:

She is in the UK for six months....  whistle:

Gone already, or going?
Problee been mentioned on another thread no doubt, but must have missed it.

Does she actually know about 'the project' then, or is it going to be a nice suprise for her when you meet her at the airport? lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 30, 2010, 09:46:16 PM
Oh yes. It'll sound absolutely gorgeous too. cloud9:

That will go like hot snot with that in it. happy088


How's LL taking it all then? rubschin:

She is in the UK for six months....  whistle:

Gone already, or going?
Problee been mentioned on another thread no doubt, but must have missed it.

Does she actually know about 'the project' then, or is it going to be a nice suprise for her when you meet her at the airport? lol:

Gone...  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 30, 2010, 09:48:43 PM
Oh yes. It'll sound absolutely gorgeous too. cloud9:

That will go like hot snot with that in it. happy088


How's LL taking it all then? rubschin:

She is in the UK for six months....  whistle:

Gone already, or going?
Problee been mentioned on another thread no doubt, but must have missed it.

Does she actually know about 'the project' then, or is it going to be a nice suprise for her when you meet her at the airport? lol:

Gone...  whistle:

So, does she know about it? scared2:  ::)

Too late now. The 'baby' arrives this Thursday. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 30, 2010, 09:52:08 PM
I love old Mini's. cloud9:

Love most ORIGINAL unmolested classics though truth be known.

Went to a show late last year, and there was an original mk1 Cooper 'S' there.
 1 owner from new, blue with white roof, all original. It was absolutely stunning and worth an absolute fortune, probably in excess of 30k. eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2010, 07:55:08 AM
Hey Growler, cop a look at this! (http://www.specialist-components.co.uk/cnb/shop/sconline?productID=97&op=catalogue-product_info-null&prodCategoryID=36)  eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 31, 2010, 08:03:13 AM
You are taking a week off in July to be my chauffeur aren't you  rubschin:


Of course...

Expect to climb up into the Pajero and not down into the Mini tho...  noooo:


Stick her on the back of yer bike and give it hell BM. eveilgrin:


There is no seat on the back of me bike like...  eveilgrin:
Just been looking at this!  ([url]http://www.specialist-components.co.uk/cnb/shop/sconline?productID=97&op=catalogue-product_info-null&prodCategoryID=36[/url])   eeek:


Ref. your last post.  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 31, 2010, 08:07:07 AM
Any'ow. Me 'ed and body don't feel as though they;'re made of cotton wool so far this morning, so I'm going to the aforementioned show to 'ave a sniff around. cloud9:

Wish you and Moanonio lived closer so we could all go and have a good drool together. Drool:
I've only got a dog fan and a mouse locally I could ask, and neither of them are interested in motors and associated bits. ::)

I'll go on me own......Growler no mates. cry:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2010, 08:08:17 AM
You are taking a week off in July to be my chauffeur aren't you  rubschin:


Of course...

Expect to climb up into the Pajero and not down into the Mini tho...  noooo:


Stick her on the back of yer bike and give it hell BM. eveilgrin:


There is no seat on the back of me bike like...  eveilgrin:
Just been looking at this!  ([url]http://www.specialist-components.co.uk/cnb/shop/sconline?productID=97&op=catalogue-product_info-null&prodCategoryID=36[/url])   eeek:


Ref. your last post.  whistle:


 redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 31, 2010, 08:09:23 AM
You are taking a week off in July to be my chauffeur aren't you  rubschin:


Of course...

Expect to climb up into the Pajero and not down into the Mini tho...  noooo:


Stick her on the back of yer bike and give it hell BM. eveilgrin:


There is no seat on the back of me bike like...  eveilgrin:
Just been looking at this!  ([url]http://www.specialist-components.co.uk/cnb/shop/sconline?productID=97&op=catalogue-product_info-null&prodCategoryID=36[/url])   eeek:


Ref. your last post.  whistle:


 redface:


Obviously there are some with werse memorys than mine.
I feel slightly relieved now. lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 31, 2010, 08:10:28 AM
Any'ow. Me 'ed and body don't feel as though they;'re made of cotton wool so far this morning, so I'm going to the aforementioned show to 'ave a sniff around. cloud9:

Wish you and Moanonio lived closer so we could all go and have a good drool together. Drool:
I've only got a dog fan and a mouse I could ask, and neither of them are interested in motors and associated bits. ::)

I'll go on me own......Growler no mates. cry:

You haven't asked me!  sad32:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 31, 2010, 08:16:16 AM
Any'ow. Me 'ed and body don't feel as though they;'re made of cotton wool so far this morning, so I'm going to the aforementioned show to 'ave a sniff around. cloud9:

Wish you and Moanonio lived closer so we could all go and have a good drool together. Drool:
I've only got a dog fan and a mouse I could ask, and neither of them are interested in motors and associated bits. ::)

I'll go on me own......Growler no mates. cry:

You haven't asked me!  sad32:

I'm not going to either.  noooo:
WHAT would be the point in taking you 'round with me, asking stupid questions and talkin' shite all day long ey, what, exactly?  Shrugs:

I WOULD have to kill you in the end.

I've asked you several times if you'd like to come with me up 'me'ill', but you've always shy'd off, so.... Finger:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 31, 2010, 08:18:10 AM
I didn't want to go anyway.  ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2010, 08:20:00 AM
You are taking a week off in July to be my chauffeur aren't you  rubschin:


Of course...

Expect to climb up into the Pajero and not down into the Mini tho...  noooo:


Stick her on the back of yer bike and give it hell BM. eveilgrin:


There is no seat on the back of me bike like...  eveilgrin:
Just been looking at this!  ([url]http://www.specialist-components.co.uk/cnb/shop/sconline?productID=97&op=catalogue-product_info-null&prodCategoryID=36[/url])   eeek:


Ref. your last post.  whistle:


 redface:


Obviously there are some with werse memorys than mine.
I feel slightly relieved now. lol:


I was just testing to see if you were paying attention....  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 31, 2010, 08:22:37 AM
I didn't want to go anyway.  ;)

Most excellent.

So what you whinging about then, raging great TART. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2010, 08:23:32 AM
I didn't want to go anyway.  ;)

Most excellent.

So what you whinging about then, raging great TART. ::)


They prolly don't allow gingers in....  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 31, 2010, 08:23:57 AM
You are taking a week off in July to be my chauffeur aren't you  rubschin:


Of course...

Expect to climb up into the Pajero and not down into the Mini tho...  noooo:


Stick her on the back of yer bike and give it hell BM. eveilgrin:


There is no seat on the back of me bike like...  eveilgrin:
Just been looking at this!  ([url]http://www.specialist-components.co.uk/cnb/shop/sconline?productID=97&op=catalogue-product_info-null&prodCategoryID=36[/url])   eeek:


Ref. your last post.  whistle:


 redface:


Obviously there are some with werse memorys than mine.
I feel slightly relieved now. lol:


I was just testing to see if you were paying attention....  whistle:


Always receive 100% attention on subject like this. happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 31, 2010, 10:12:10 AM
Smallwood here I come.  cloud9:

I could be fully laden with Mini bits upon return.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 31, 2010, 10:17:20 AM
Pleased to hear that BM has given you access to his bank account  spider:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2010, 10:58:02 AM
Smallwood here I come.  cloud9:

I could be fully laden with Mini bits upon return.

Most excellent!  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 31, 2010, 11:01:39 AM
BuY Miss D a truck  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 31, 2010, 11:02:17 AM
 redface: I really must clean my screen (or my mind)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2010, 02:33:30 PM
Collecting the Minis on Sunday now...  sad24:

For some reason it is illegal to put two cars on a recovery vehicle (even tiny ones) and the guy thinks the 1275GT is too low to tow behind the truck...

So the solution...?

"We go first thing Sunday morning - no police about"  lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on May 31, 2010, 02:36:02 PM
What can possibly go wrong?  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2010, 02:41:44 PM
What can possibly go wrong?  noooo:

Nee-nar, nee-nar!  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on May 31, 2010, 02:46:53 PM
Why can't you just do 2 journeys and be a law abiding citizen  whacky115
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 31, 2010, 02:58:03 PM
Where's the fun in that ~ you gerls have no idea do you?  noooo:
I mean ~ you even ask for directions when you get lost ..... won't find us chaps doing that sort of namby pamby thing. 8)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 31, 2010, 03:59:31 PM
Smallwood here I come.  cloud9:

I could be fully laden with Mini bits upon return.

Most excellent!  cloud9:

Sorry BM. redface:

Not a bumper in sight....for anything. ::)

Couple of old random mudgards for a Foden truck and various other shite that no one would ever want.
Why do these show stand traders really bother ey?
Rows upon rows of pure unmitigated utter utter tat and rusty shite, some of it unidentifiable with no means of identification even.
They all just stand there scratching their builders bum clevages, whilst beardy weirdy's rummage around amongst all the crap like demented Armadillos muttering to themselves. confused:

Not the best show I've ever been to tbqath. noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2010, 04:02:28 PM
Oh well... there'll be others!

Thanks for looking anyway!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 31, 2010, 04:03:34 PM
There WAS however, about 50/75 classic cars on display, one of which was a fairly tidyish Clubman.

I can now confirm that the bumper IS in fact different to the ordinary Mini, and that the number plate light housing is indeed the same colur as the bodywerk.
The rear light clusters however are, from what I could make out, exactly the same as on the MkII Mini...oblong and bigger than the Mk1.
What's the difference on yours then? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2010, 04:05:45 PM
Why can't you just do 2 journeys and be a law abiding citizen  whacky115

Silly gerl...  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 31, 2010, 04:06:42 PM
Oh well... there'll be others!

Thanks for looking anyway!

There was some F.O.C., VW and Mini show on somewhere darn sarth today apparently.
Didn't fancy going that far on me own like...I get scared. scared2:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 31, 2010, 04:10:40 PM
So you should ~ Us Southern Softies take some dealing with I can tell you  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 31, 2010, 04:29:41 PM
So you should ~ Us Southern Softies take some dealing with I can tell you  lol:

Nah, I just can't understand what they're saying like.

Seems I needn't have been all on me own today after all. ::)

Dropped into see my favourite little S.I.L. on the way home as it was en route, only to be greeted by her middle sprog who informed me they'd all gone to the show hours ago that I'd just left.  Banghead

Nice having a bit of 'me time', but also nice to have someone to ramble on to, admire the motors with, and share me CAKE with. cloud9:

Think I was the only one there that was on his own like. cry:
 Made me feel all sad lonely and unwanted like. cry:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on May 31, 2010, 05:02:22 PM
There WAS however, about 50/75 classic cars on display, one of which was a fairly tidyish Clubman.

I can now confirm that the bumper IS in fact different to the ordinary Mini, and that the number plate light housing is indeed the same colur as the bodywerk.
The rear light clusters however are, from what I could make out, exactly the same as on the MkII Mini...oblong and bigger than the Mk1.
What's the difference on yours then? rubschin:


I dunno yet...  Shrugs:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on May 31, 2010, 05:22:14 PM
Made me feel all sad lonely and unwanted like. cry:


 happy100

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8703173.stm   angel1
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 31, 2010, 06:10:42 PM
Made me feel all sad lonely and unwanted like. cry:


 happy100

[url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8703173.stm [/url]  angel1


I'm a bit of both sometimes, but there again, sometimes I'm not.

I like being on me own when there's no one around...out in the wilderness woods and mountains like,.... but not so much when I'm surrounded by families and stuff.
Weird in'it? confused:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on May 31, 2010, 06:17:00 PM
TBH I like being alone.

 rubschin: I don't think I have ever really felt lonely.

MY ex wife always claimed I was too selfish to care about anybody else so it was impossible for me not to be content with my own company ...... she may have been right  shrugs:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on May 31, 2010, 10:25:40 PM
I luv steam powered engines. cloud9:

They had some BIG 'uns there today. I stood deliberately in the wind direction to catch the whiff of the smoke. They should bottle it alongside Cazzy R. cloud9:

What I can't understand though, are these plant pots that have these tiny steam engines, mounted on a bit of ply wood, phut phut farting away while doing absolutely nowt of any use whatsoever, while the usually fat slob with a grey and orange tinged beard, just sits there outside his old ambulance converted into a tatty home made camper van, with his equally rotund and fearsome looking wife watching the werld go by.
You can see that the owner is just dying for you to show some interest so he can presumably bore you rigidly to death in dreary technical detail of his beloved farting machine.
Pathetic. Get a proper hobby.

Would actually probably suit Nick tbh. whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 01, 2010, 12:28:49 AM
Could be a ginger thing Growler  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 01, 2010, 04:49:25 AM
I luv steam powered engines. cloud9:

They had some BIG 'uns there today. I stood deliberately in the wind direction to catch the whiff of the smoke. They should bottle it alongside Cazzy R. cloud9:

What I can't understand though, are these plant pots that have these tiny steam engines, mounted on a bit of ply wood, phut phut farting away while doing absolutely nowt of any use whatsoever, while the usually fat slob with a grey and orange tinged beard, just sits there outside his old ambulance converted into a tatty home made camper van, with his equally rotund and fearsome looking wife watching the werld go by.
You can see that the owner is just dying for you to show some interest so he can presumably bore you rigidly to death in dreary technical detail of his beloved farting machine.
Pathetic. Get a proper hobby.

Would actually probably suit Nick tbh. whistle:


 lol: lol: lol:

Normally pumping a gallon of water round in a circle...

You need to buy yourself on of these (http://www.steamtractionworld.com/burrellshow.htm) Growler!  happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 01, 2010, 07:40:32 AM
I luv steam powered engines. cloud9:

They had some BIG 'uns there today. I stood deliberately in the wind direction to catch the whiff of the smoke. They should bottle it alongside Cazzy R. cloud9:

What I can't understand though, are these plant pots that have these tiny steam engines, mounted on a bit of ply wood, phut phut farting away while doing absolutely nowt of any use whatsoever, while the usually fat slob with a grey and orange tinged beard, just sits there outside his old ambulance converted into a tatty home made camper van, with his equally rotund and fearsome looking wife watching the werld go by.
You can see that the owner is just dying for you to show some interest so he can presumably bore you rigidly to death in dreary technical detail of his beloved farting machine.
Pathetic. Get a proper hobby.

Would actually probably suit Nick tbh. whistle:


 lol: lol: lol:

Normally pumping a gallon of water round in a circle...

You need to buy yourself on of these ([url]http://www.steamtractionworld.com/burrellshow.htm[/url]) Growler!  happy088


Can you actually see a price for them?

Sweet.
I want.

Those ones yesterday were generally doing nowt.
I think I saw 2 pumping a couple of teaspoons of water around, and 1 powering a table lamp.

So exciting I started sleep walking. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 01, 2010, 07:47:04 AM
I luv steam powered engines. cloud9:

They had some BIG 'uns there today. I stood deliberately in the wind direction to catch the whiff of the smoke. They should bottle it alongside Cazzy R. cloud9:

What I can't understand though, are these plant pots that have these tiny steam engines, mounted on a bit of ply wood, phut phut farting away while doing absolutely nowt of any use whatsoever, while the usually fat slob with a grey and orange tinged beard, just sits there outside his old ambulance converted into a tatty home made camper van, with his equally rotund and fearsome looking wife watching the werld go by.
You can see that the owner is just dying for you to show some interest so he can presumably bore you rigidly to death in dreary technical detail of his beloved farting machine.
Pathetic. Get a proper hobby.

Would actually probably suit Nick tbh. whistle:


 lol: lol: lol:

Normally pumping a gallon of water round in a circle...

You need to buy yourself on of these ([url]http://www.steamtractionworld.com/burrellshow.htm[/url]) Growler!  happy088


Can you actually see a price for them?

Sweet.
I want.

Those ones yesterday were generally doing nowt.
I think I saw 2 pumping a couple of teaspoons of water around, and 1 powering a table lamp.

So exciting I started sleep walking. ::)


There are 24 'kits' you have to buy...

The first kit (the front wheels) is an eye watering ?524!  eeek:

See here (http://www.ekmpowershop11.com/ekmps/shops/steamtraction/burrell-4-1-c.asp)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 01, 2010, 07:53:49 AM
THAT is obviously some sort of joke, yes?

How can they justify those sort of nonsensical prices?

I no longer want. noooo:

Any 'ow, back on topic. whistle:

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C159663/

What a hunny bunny. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 01, 2010, 09:33:50 AM
THAT is obviously some sort of joke, yes?

How can they justify those sort of nonsensical prices?

I no longer want. noooo:

Any 'ow, back on topic. whistle:

[url]http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C159663/[/url]

What a hunny bunny. cloud9:


Buy it!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 01, 2010, 11:36:28 AM
THAT is obviously some sort of joke, yes?

How can they justify those sort of nonsensical prices?

I no longer want. noooo:

Any 'ow, back on topic. whistle:

[url]http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C159663/[/url]

What a hunny bunny. cloud9:


Buy it!



I'd dearly luv to, but I'd have to buy somewhere dry and warm to keep it alongside me 'ut in the woods, that I would HAVE to move into if I came home with it. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 01, 2010, 11:40:31 AM
Buy yer 'ut then  Banghead
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 01, 2010, 11:44:45 AM
No, buy the car ans sleep in that... in the woods like!

Simples!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 01, 2010, 11:44:55 AM
Buy yer 'ut then  Banghead

I'm skint ffs man. Banghead

Sell yer rancid rug and GIVE me the proceeds and I will.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 01, 2010, 11:47:14 AM
Errrrr ................ I don't think he has access to the rug any longer.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 01, 2010, 11:47:48 AM
QUite so. And it's an heirloom
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 01, 2010, 11:51:09 AM
Meanwhile ~ A relation of Growlers in a log cabin
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dumonttaxidermy.com%2Ftaxidermy%2Ftax-images%2Fbearrug2a.jpg&hash=63a7441f7fd53451d69e158e8e2a8f7e)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 01, 2010, 11:55:13 AM
Meanwhile ~ A relation of Snoopys in a Vietnamese restaurant

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mopo.ca%2Fuploaded_images%2Froast-dog-708147.jpg&hash=570b83a70ec48dfe96b1409b15cd7827)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 01, 2010, 11:58:37 AM
 sick2: sick2: sick2: sick2: sick2: sick2: sick2:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 01, 2010, 12:06:13 PM
Meanwhile ~ A relation of Snoopys in a Vietnamese restaurant

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mopo.ca%2Fuploaded_images%2Froast-dog-708147.jpg&hash=570b83a70ec48dfe96b1409b15cd7827[/url])


LMCO!  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 01, 2010, 12:07:12 PM
Meanwhile ~ A relation of Growlers in a log cabin
([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dumonttaxidermy.com%2Ftaxidermy%2Ftax-images%2Fbearrug2a.jpg&hash=63a7441f7fd53451d69e158e8e2a8f7e[/url])



Sick. sick2:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 01, 2010, 12:08:17 PM
Could be an heirloom  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 01, 2010, 12:09:49 PM
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cartoonstock.com%2Fnewscartoons%2Fcartoonists%2Fksm%2Flowres%2Fksmn1155l.jpg&hash=6efe3561eefefdc154e6a2cea3371b40)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 01, 2010, 12:10:28 PM
Could be an heirloom  rubschin:

Furloom more likely.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 01, 2010, 12:14:25 PM
Could be an heirloom  rubschin:

Furloom more likely.

 drumroll:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 04, 2010, 08:39:58 AM
Just doin' a bira dustin and tidyin' like. happy088

Makin' this thread nice and tidy in readiness for our new VP baby that's arriving this Sunday.  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 04, 2010, 09:00:05 PM
We need full documented blow by blow account of this project, so you can start off by videoing the V.P babes journey home on yer helmet cam thingy can't you.... p'raps?

I'm all excited about this you know. angel1
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 04:23:18 AM
 lol: lol: lol:

I figured I'd get new baby home, give her a wash and a jet under the bonnet then take some pictures... That will get rid of any critters that have been using it as a temporary home...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 05, 2010, 07:13:33 AM
Is it going to have its own 'special nest' in the garage for its forthcoming fully documented re-furb like?  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 07:15:23 AM
Is it going to have its own 'special nest' in the garage for its forthcoming fully documented re-furb like?  cloud9:

Nah...

It won't rain here 'til November so she can live outside until then...

I'll obviously remove bits and store them inside tho like...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 05, 2010, 12:16:45 PM
So. What time tomorrow then ey?  Sinister:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 01:05:30 PM
So. What time tomorrow then ey?  Sinister:

Meeting the transporter guy there at 9 (7am your time)... say half an hour to load up and do the paperwork... 1? hours back to here... half an hour to unload... should have the first pictures uploaded by say 10am your time...?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 05, 2010, 01:53:06 PM
I can hardly wait  tunble:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 02:43:53 PM
Eh Growler... we'll need a name for the new baby like won't we...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 05, 2010, 02:49:06 PM
Rusty?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 02:51:13 PM
Rusty?

 ::)

Rusty is a boys name knobhead....  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 05, 2010, 02:53:59 PM
Ginger then
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 03:03:32 PM
Ginger then

It is not going top be named after you!  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 05, 2010, 03:04:02 PM
Minnie the Minx?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 03:08:50 PM
I was thinking perhaps Miss Demeanour....  whistle:

I need Growler's opinion on it first tho...  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 05, 2010, 03:13:06 PM
Excuse me  eeek: ......I don't want something that's falling apart and that you are 'going to be working on ' to be named after me thank you very much  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 03:14:54 PM
Excuse me  eeek: ......I don't want something that's falling apart and that you are 'going to be working on ' to be named after me thank you very much  lol:

It wouldn't be... it would be spelt correctly....  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 05, 2010, 03:16:16 PM
That's just wrong...the whole point of me is that I am not spelt correctly !!!!!!!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 05, 2010, 03:17:48 PM
Let's see?  rubschin:

Bit decrepit
Ageing
Expensive
High maintenance
Prone to fall apart
Temperamental

LYN!!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 03:20:12 PM
That's just wrong...the whole point of me is that I am not spelt correctly !!!!!!!

It is all me, me, ME with you isn't it...?  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 03:20:36 PM
Let's see?  rubschin:

Bit decrepit
Ageing
Expensive
High maintenance
Prone to fall apart
Temperamental

LYN!!

 eeek:

Dead man walking....  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 05, 2010, 03:23:38 PM
Let's see?  rubschin:

Bit decrepit
Ageing
Expensive
High maintenance
Prone to fall apart
Temperamental

LYN!!

 eeek: eeek: eeek:

It's been nice knowing you Nick  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 05, 2010, 03:25:53 PM
That's just wrong...the whole point of me is that I am not spelt correctly !!!!!!!

It is all me, me, ME with you isn't it...?  ::)

Who else should it be about  shrugs:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 05, 2010, 03:26:10 PM
Miss D regrets her decision to holiday in Cyprus  whistle:



(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FjgGZi.jpg&hash=29020593004fd172a6592a84bb084426) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqjgGZi)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 03:26:31 PM
That's just wrong...the whole point of me is that I am not spelt correctly !!!!!!!

It is all me, me, ME with you isn't it...?  ::)

Who else should it be about  shrugs:

Whose thread is it...?  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 05, 2010, 06:46:50 PM
That's just wrong...the whole point of me is that I am not spelt correctly !!!!!!!

It is all me, me, ME with you isn't it...?  ::)

Who else should it be about  shrugs:

Whose thread is it...?  whistle:

Yours and mine.  happy088
The rest in here are rather insulting making all these derogatory comments about our new VP baby. cloud9:

They should ALL be proud.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 05, 2010, 06:52:12 PM
Growler ...the proud Godparent of little mini  lol:

I have bought the baby a pink furry steering wheel cover like  whistle:

Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on June 05, 2010, 06:55:56 PM
Why proud?

I'll be pleased for BM when and if he completes the project but proud? Nothing to do with me, nothing to be proud about.

Definitions of proud on the Web:

?feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 05, 2010, 07:01:41 PM
Why proud?

I'll be pleased for BM when and if he completes the project but proud? Nothing to do with me, nothing to be proud about.

Definitions of proud on the Web:

?feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth


Oh ffs. What's up with everyone today (x2), picking me up on every incorrect or unsuitable/inappropriate werd i use? ::)

I'm goin' up 'me 'ill'. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 07:02:36 PM
Why proud?

I'll be pleased for BM when and if he completes the project but proud? Nothing to do with me, nothing to be proud about.

Definitions of proud on the Web:

?feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth


But you will be involved Uncle.... we'll welcome your comments like...  cloud9:

So Growler, what about the name like...?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 07:04:03 PM
Growler ...the proud Godparent of little mini  lol:

I have bought the baby a pink furry steering wheel cover like  whistle:



There will be no 'pink' of which you speak...  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 05, 2010, 07:06:19 PM
Why proud?

I'll be pleased for BM when and if he completes the project but proud? Nothing to do with me, nothing to be proud about.

Definitions of proud on the Web:

?feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth


But you will be involved Uncle.... we'll welcome your comments like...  cloud9:

So Growler, what about the name like...?

I'll give it some thought whilst trudging up 'me'ill.  ;)

Proud p'raps?  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 07:07:38 PM
Why proud?

I'll be pleased for BM when and if he completes the project but proud? Nothing to do with me, nothing to be proud about.

Definitions of proud on the Web:

?feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth


But you will be involved Uncle.... we'll welcome your comments like...  cloud9:

So Growler, what about the name like...?

I'll give it some thought whilst trudging up 'me'ill.  ;)

Proud p'raps?  lol:

Mariella...?  eyes:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 05, 2010, 07:14:43 PM
It's small, compact and has Growler drooling ...it has to be Kylie of course  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 07:16:42 PM
It's small, compact and has Growler drooling ...it has to be Kylie of course  lol:

I prefer Dannii tho!  cussing:

Not Kylie or Dannii....  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on June 05, 2010, 07:18:00 PM
But you will be involved Uncle.... we'll welcome your comments like...  cloud9:

Scrap it and buy a decent motor.  ;)
 
Out driving today I let a Triumph Spitfire out of a side turning, Immaculate condition, open top, bright red. When I was young I would have killed for one. My daughter sat next to me looked at it and said "It looks like a toy car" Give me a modern car any day.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 05, 2010, 07:19:46 PM
But you will be involved Uncle.... we'll welcome your comments like...  cloud9:

Scrap it and buy a decent motor.  ;)
 
Out driving today I let a Triumph Spitfire out of a side turning, Immaculate condition, open top, bright red. When I was young I would have killed for one. My daughter sat next to me looked at it and said "It looks like a toy car" Give me a modern car any day.

Don't worry Uncle... as she matures she will appreciate the finer things in life....
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 05, 2010, 07:39:43 PM
I think it has a name already ........ Miss Moneypit
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 05, 2010, 10:25:32 PM
BM..............Barmans Mini!
Me'mi pronounced meemee..........Me'Mini!
I like that one, mee mee. Sweet as a nut. cloud9:

Min Min.
Mins
Mim


Other than that, a multitude of stoopid humans names. ::)
Alf, Jock, Bill,

I'll keep thinking if you want.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 05, 2010, 11:05:17 PM
Why proud?

I'll be pleased for BM when and if he completes the project but proud? Nothing to do with me, nothing to be proud about.

Definitions of proud on the Web:

?feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth


banter
noun
joking, kidding (informal), ribbing (informal), teasing, jeering, quipping, mockery, derision, jesting, chaff, pleasantry, repartee, wordplay, joshing, badinage, chaffing, raillery, persiflage She heard them exchanging good-natured banter.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on June 06, 2010, 07:32:00 AM
Me mi, sounds exactly right.  She will want all the attention, all of the time. whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 06, 2010, 07:57:33 AM
Me mi, sounds exactly right.  She will want all the attention, all of the time. whistle:

Being a Mini, made in Burningham, your assumption is correct. ;)

Still a car to be proud of though. Great British heritage if ever there was.

I shall be droolong over some other fine specimins within the next few hours too.

Meanwhile, the clock is ticking for the arrival of our new VP baby that at least I  will be proud to see in here, and to follow its progress back to its former glory.  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 06, 2010, 08:04:35 AM
Quote
I shall be droolong over some other fine specimins within the next few hours too.

You'll get yerself arrested  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2010, 08:44:51 AM
We're back... all three of us....  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New Old Banger Thread
Post by: Nick on June 06, 2010, 09:05:30 AM
http://www.closeronline.co.uk/RealLife/Reallifestories/sex-with-car.aspx (http://www.closeronline.co.uk/RealLife/Reallifestories/sex-with-car.aspx)   noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on June 06, 2010, 09:09:47 AM
So. What time tomorrow then ey?  Sinister:

Meeting the transporter guy there at 9 (7am your time)... say half an hour to load up and do the paperwork... 1? hours back to here... half an hour to unload... should have the first pictures uploaded by say 10am your time...?

 tunble:

Growler must be pacing up and down like an expectant father outside the maternity wing. Come on BM, Growler's waiting to go to Tatton Park to buy it a pressie
Title: Re: BM's All New Old Banger Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 06, 2010, 09:11:34 AM
[url]http://www.closeronline.co.uk/RealLife/Reallifestories/sex-with-car.aspx[/url] ([url]http://www.closeronline.co.uk/RealLife/Reallifestories/sex-with-car.aspx[/url])   noooo:


You, are becoming tiresome, very. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2010, 09:12:01 AM
So. What time tomorrow then ey?  Sinister:

Meeting the transporter guy there at 9 (7am your time)... say half an hour to load up and do the paperwork... 1? hours back to here... half an hour to unload... should have the first pictures uploaded by say 10am your time...?

 tunble:

Growler must be pacing up and down like an expectant father outside the maternity wing. Come on BM, Growler's waiting to go to Tatton Park to buy it a pressie

Poor Growler...  lol:

I'm just gonna wash her now...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 06, 2010, 09:12:23 AM
We're back... all three of us....  cloud9:

Good.
Everything ok then? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 06, 2010, 09:15:28 AM
So. What time tomorrow then ey?  Sinister:

Meeting the transporter guy there at 9 (7am your time)... say half an hour to load up and do the paperwork... 1? hours back to here... half an hour to unload... should have the first pictures uploaded by say 10am your time...?

 tunble:

Growler must be pacing up and down like an expectant father outside the maternity wing. Come on BM, Growler's waiting to go to Tatton Park to buy it a pressie

Poor Growler...  lol:

I'm just gonna wash her now...

No hurry, no worries.
Take some piccies at your leisure BM.

Meanwhile, those that really aren't interested, and are just using this thread to hurll abuse and constantly take the piss, would you mind going and finding yourselves a hobby, or life even?


Thank you so much. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on June 06, 2010, 09:20:35 AM

banter
noun
joking, kidding (informal), ribbing (informal), teasing, jeering, quipping, mockery, derision, jesting, chaff, pleasantry, repartee, wordplay, joshing, badinage, chaffing, raillery, persiflage She heard them exchanging good-natured banter.

 whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New Old Banger Thread
Post by: Nick on June 06, 2010, 09:23:32 AM
We're back... all three of us....  cloud9:

Good.
Everything ok then? rubschin:

Sounds like she is a bit dirty
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 06, 2010, 09:31:17 AM

banter
noun
joking, kidding (informal), ribbing (informal), teasing, jeering, quipping, mockery, derision, jesting, chaff, pleasantry, repartee, wordplay, joshing, badinage, chaffing, raillery, persiflage She heard them exchanging good-natured banter.

 whistle:

Quite so JOM, quite so, only I'm seemingly taken seriously and ridiculed all day long. whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2010, 09:42:02 AM
A quick picture for Growler like...

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2F7WGpA.jpg&hash=e6003fca403f8552524ef2862b8a7527) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV7WGpA)


For reasons I don't quite understand (it was all Greek to me) we put the Green car on the trailer and towed the GT back... hour and a half... nothing fell off or seized up...

Car is packed-full of spare bits!  cloud9:

I've just given her a wash, will unload the bits to see what is there, take an inventory and post some more pictures...

Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 06, 2010, 09:51:17 AM
Fantastic. Bit of a 'list' to the right on the GT there BM.  rubschin:

I'm off to Tatton shortly.

I;ve pre-warned Mrs G that I could be coming home with something more for the path. cloud9:

She's warned me that if I do, I can live in it. ::)

Classic camper it is then my little sweetie pie. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2010, 10:00:10 AM
Fantastic. Bit of a 'list' to the right on the GT there BM.  rubschin:

I'm off to Tatton shortly.

I;ve pre-warned Mrs G that I could be coming home with something more for the path. cloud9:

She's warned me that if I do, I can live in it. ::)

Classic camper it is then my little sweetie pie. cloud9:

The tyre was flat - we stopped at a garage and pumped it up... it still appeared to have a bit of a list although it looks okay now....

Just unloading all the parts!  eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on June 06, 2010, 11:27:36 AM

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2F7WGpA.jpg&hash=e6003fca403f8552524ef2862b8a7527[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV7WGpA[/url])



Speed humps in Cyprus..... to make the tourists feel at home, like?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2010, 11:31:53 AM

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2F7WGpA.jpg&hash=e6003fca403f8552524ef2862b8a7527[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV7WGpA[/url])



Speed humps in Cyprus..... to make the tourists feel at home, like?  rubschin:


Bastard things!  cussing:

The Muhktars (Mayors) of each village seem to be competing with each other to see who can have the most of the bloody things... noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2010, 11:40:32 AM
Okay... just a couple more pics...

This is the mahoosive pile of bits I got with the car...

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2FImfJ0.jpg&hash=f79d07ba117093ff4233b42ecfae0bb0) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsImfJ0)

And this is a general view after a quick wash...

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2FImid9.jpg&hash=5de83449727f9ae8a284918c63d7242a) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsImid9)

There is a complete Stage 1 kit (air filter, inlet manifold, exhaust manifold, full exhaust pipe, air filter, carb jet, etc. and another ?300 of assorted hardware plus a complete set of wheels...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 06, 2010, 11:45:15 AM
Growler will wet himself  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 06, 2010, 11:57:24 AM
Growler will wet himself  noooo:

'specially if he has bought a complete Stage 1 kit (air filter, inlet manifold, exhaust manifold, full exhaust pipe, air filter, carb jet, etc. or part thereof at his trade fair today.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2010, 12:04:27 PM
Growler will wet himself  noooo:

'specially if he has bought a complete Stage 1 kit (air filter, inlet manifold, exhaust manifold, full exhaust pipe, air filter, carb jet, etc. or part thereof at his trade fair today.

 happy001
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 06, 2010, 12:13:16 PM
At BM's expense  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2010, 12:56:41 PM
At BM's expense  whistle:

 eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 06, 2010, 05:11:23 PM
Growler will wet himself  noooo:

'specially if he has bought a complete Stage 1 kit (air filter, inlet manifold, exhaust manifold, full exhaust pipe, air filter, carb jet, etc. or part thereof at his trade fair today.

Nah. No such luck.
This show at Tatton Park is supposed to be one of the premier events of the year.

This year, it WAS actually bordering on shite.
Low attendance jusdging by the car park, and nowhere near as many cars on display as in previous years.

Only bumpers I could find where new Mini ones, but not Clubman unfortunately.

Generally speaking, the trade stands were very very poor, full of totally useless and unwanted unlabelled utter junk, and why on gods earth ANYONE would want to purchase cheap fake jewellery, bath towels, T shirts, wooley jumpers, assorted plastic toy shite, tat pictures, socks, plastic flip flops, general nasty cheap beach wear, plant pots and associated plants, bbq's, double glazing, conservatories, random plumbing materials, plastic water fountains, garden furniture including knomes, pixies, and fairies sitting on plastic toadstools at a bloody classic car show, is way way over my head. Shrugs:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 06, 2010, 05:23:49 PM
Wenchy would have loved it  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on June 06, 2010, 05:29:22 PM

Low attendance jusdging by the car park, and nowhere near as many cars on display as in previous years.


The trade show I went to today was far from well attended; less so than previous for sure. Since it's targetted at small retailers that's surprising since Sunday is their closed day which gives them the opportunity to go and buy stock.  rubschin:  Sign of the times perhaps.

I shall nip over there again on Tuesday afternoon to pick up a couple end of show wholesale bargains ... well, it'll save them the trouble of taking them back to the factory  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 06, 2010, 05:30:48 PM

Low attendance jusdging by the car park, and nowhere near as many cars on display as in previous years.


The trade show I went to today was far from well attended; less so than previous for sure. Since it's targetted at small retailers that's surprising since Sunday is their closed day which gives them the opportunity to go and buy stock.  rubschin:  Sign of the times perhaps.

I shall nip over there again on Tuesday afternoon to pick up a couple end of show wholesale bargains ... well, it'll save them the trouble of taking them back to the factory  whistle:

Recession is only now becoming evident at 'our'level I fear.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 06, 2010, 05:32:01 PM
We are all skint.  noooo: I know I am  sad24:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 06, 2010, 05:32:54 PM
Wenchy would have loved it  noooo:

Indeed she would have.
Tat mountain surplus was in full evidence.

Heard a couple of trade stand sellers complaining about lack of business.

If I was to set up a stand, I'd at least specialise in something motor related and completely unique and interesting, not the contents of the local scrap yard and crap scrounged from the local council tip assistants.


Just how many spray cans of BMC Sandstone Grey does the general public actually require ey, how many?

Correct.

NONE!
Tell that to the poor sod that seemingly purchased a job lot of 500 25 years ago for ?50 no doubt.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on June 06, 2010, 05:43:15 PM

Recession is only now becoming evident at 'our'level I fear.

I was talking to one exhibitor I've known for some years. Reasonable size business in the West country; not doing badly considering the climate. He said he had a call from his bank manager last week asking how he was getting on. Not so bad, he said and enquired what things were like with other business customers ...

" ... er, not so good. We're going to see quite a few closures soon."  Tip of the iceberg, I fear.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2010, 08:05:54 PM
No bumper then...  sad24:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 06, 2010, 08:23:45 PM
No bumper then...  sad24:

Sorry mate. I did search every stand that was selling that kind of stuff.
As I said before, I could only find the original shape Mini bumpers (new)
They seem to be plentiful.

Have you asked the local club over there?
Probably best drawing up a list of what you do actually need first, and then blitzing them....and me. lol:

Good to see it home and safe anyway.

Apologies for sounding so enthusiastic, but classic cars are one of my favourite passions. Nowt that wrong in that is there...apart from boring the arse off some it seems?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 06, 2010, 08:46:38 PM
No bumper then...  sad24:

Sorry mate. I did search every stand that was selling that kind of stuff.
As I said before, I could only find the original shape Mini bumpers (new)
They seem to be plentiful.

Have you asked the local club over there?
Probably best drawing up a list of what you do actually need first, and then blitzing them....and me. lol:

Good to see it home and safe anyway.

Apologies for sounding so enthusiastic, but classic cars are one of my favourite passions. Nowt that wrong in that is there...apart from boring the arse off some it seems?

I'll start stripping out the insides tomorrer and get a list of 'needs' going... appreciate your help...

I'm going to rebuild both subbies so will prolly need a load of suspension parts... oh and that band and rubber that holds the wiper motor...  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 06, 2010, 10:43:20 PM
Holy bloody moly! eeek:

http://www.minispares.com/Product.aspx?ty=pb&pid=32984&title=

Flamin' standard Mini bumpers are only about a tenner. evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 06, 2010, 10:53:16 PM
Looking at this thing, me thinks you got a bargain! lol:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mini-Clubman-1275-GT-rolling-shell-/230482866041?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item35a9d96f79
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2010, 04:59:34 AM
Holy bloody moly! eeek:

[url]http://www.minispares.com/Product.aspx?ty=pb&pid=32984&title=[/url]

Flamin' standard Mini bumpers are only about a tenner. evil:


I can see why it has a normal one now...  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2010, 05:00:29 AM
Looking at this thing, me thinks you got a bargain! lol:

[url]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mini-Clubman-1275-GT-rolling-shell-/230482866041?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item35a9d96f79[/url]


Either he is taking the pize or I did get a real bargain...  happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 07, 2010, 07:47:30 AM
Holy bloody moly! eeek:

[url]http://www.minispares.com/Product.aspx?ty=pb&pid=32984&title=[/url]

Flamin' standard Mini bumpers are only about a tenner. evil:


I can see why it has a normal one now...  lol:

It's going to have to be done in the end though you know. nonono:

No big hurry, which therefore gives you bags of time to find one second hand, one that's sound but possibly rusty even.
Any chrome platers out there?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2010, 07:54:23 AM
Holy bloody moly! eeek:

[url]http://www.minispares.com/Product.aspx?ty=pb&pid=32984&title=[/url]

Flamin' standard Mini bumpers are only about a tenner. evil:


I can see why it has a normal one now...  lol:

It's going to have to be done in the end though you know. nonono:

No big hurry, which therefore gives you bags of time to find one second hand, one that's sound but possibly rusty even.
Any chrome platers out there?


Yes, my mate knows a guy that can chrome stuff... no problems there...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 07, 2010, 08:27:38 AM
Holy bloody moly! eeek:

[url]http://www.minispares.com/Product.aspx?ty=pb&pid=32984&title=[/url]

Flamin' standard Mini bumpers are only about a tenner. evil:


I can see why it has a normal one now...  lol:

It's going to have to be done in the end though you know. nonono:

No big hurry, which therefore gives you bags of time to find one second hand, one that's sound but possibly rusty even.
Any chrome platers out there?


Yes, my mate knows a guy that can chrome stuff... no problems there...


Oh good.

I can see a BIG trip in a BIG 7.5ton waghoon full of Mini bits sourced in the UK coming on, yeeeeeehaaa big buddy.  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 07, 2010, 08:29:04 AM
What can possibly go wrong?  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2010, 08:34:22 AM
Insides coming out a treat... looks remarkably sound...  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 07, 2010, 08:37:59 AM
What can possibly go wrong?  noooo:

Nowt. You won't be coming. razz:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2010, 08:38:23 AM
What can possibly go wrong?  noooo:

Nowt. You won't be coming. razz:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 07, 2010, 08:38:55 AM
 sad32:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2010, 08:39:24 AM
sad32:

You'd turn up on the wrong day!  point:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 07, 2010, 08:45:05 AM
... my mate knows a guy that can chrome stuff... no problems there...

You could get your bucket done.

Very haute couture
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 07, 2010, 08:47:56 AM
Insides coming out a treat... looks remarkably sound...  rubschin:

Seats ok? Carpet? Door cards? Dashboard?

These are all things I specialise in, but getting them here or vice versa could be logistically a tad trying.

Headlinings can be a bit suspect on them too iirc.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2010, 08:56:06 AM
... my mate knows a guy that can chrome stuff... no problems there...

You could get your bucket done.

Very haute couture

 rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2010, 08:58:23 AM
Insides coming out a treat... looks remarkably sound...  rubschin:

Seats ok? Carpet? Door cards? Dashboard?

These are all things I specialise in, but getting them here or vice versa could be logistically a tad trying.

Headlinings can be a bit suspect on them too iirc.

It all needs re-doing...

Seats are mechanically sound... need re-upholstering...

Cards and carpet have gone...

Dashboard needs replacing but the binnacle (sp?) can be refurbished so I have decided to re-build the dash as the original...

Struggling to get the dash out tho... gonna pop to the post office and see if my Haynes manuals are there (and get a kebab problee)...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 07, 2010, 09:13:07 AM
Have you actually got the old carpet set, cus that could be sent over reasonably cheaply I'd have thought.
I can then get a new set made up for you in any colour you like like. cloud9:

Need an old set to act as template though.
Can get the seats recovered in leather or vinyl too.

You got car interior specialist trimmers out there already though p'raps? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 07, 2010, 09:24:40 AM
I've found a mint Clubman estate at one of the grages I do werk for. cloud9:

1 owner, 20k from new. Donated to the main stealer from whence it originally came apparently
I say 'mint', cus looking at it outside and in, it does look absolutely stunning, albeit it being finished in dull as ditch water beige. ::)
It does need welding doing underneath though apparently, but I'm going to suggest that if they can get it all welded up where required, get it mot'd, then I'll take it 'round the classic car shows for them on their behalf, with some advertising written on it for them, especially for their bodyshop.

Boss is a prickly old minge bag though however, so it'll be a great test of my negotiational and diplomatic skills.

Poor thing has just been sitting in a dark corner of the werkshop covered in dust with flat tyres for over 4 years now. cry:
It needs some luuuuuuurve that I can give it. cloud9:

I'll also have to negotiate them storing it too, as I've now run out of room on the Growler estate. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2010, 09:52:17 AM
Have you actually got the old carpet set, cus that could be sent over reasonably cheaply I'd have thought.
I can then get a new set made up for you in any colour you like like. cloud9:

Need an old set to act as template though.
Can get the seats recovered in leather or vinyl too.

You got car interior specialist trimmers out there already though p'raps? rubschin:

I've chucked the carpets and mats - they were ghastly...  noooo:

Apparently there are people here that can do all the seats and stuff... I'll find out...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 07, 2010, 02:58:08 PM
. . .my negotiational and diplomatic skills.

 rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2010, 03:09:32 PM
Have you actually got the old carpet set, cus that could be sent over reasonably cheaply I'd have thought.
I can then get a new set made up for you in any colour you like like. cloud9:

Need an old set to act as template though.
Can get the seats recovered in leather or vinyl too.

You got car interior specialist trimmers out there already though p'raps? rubschin:

I've chucked the carpets and mats - they were ghastly...  noooo:

Apparently there are people here that can do all the seats and stuff... I'll find out...

I've just been told I should have kept them...  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 07, 2010, 03:20:07 PM
. . .my negotiational and diplomatic skills.

 rubschin:

....and your point is exactly?

Be careful how you answer or I'll be down there on me HIGH horse. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 07, 2010, 03:23:08 PM
Have you actually got the old carpet set, cus that could be sent over reasonably cheaply I'd have thought.
I can then get a new set made up for you in any colour you like like. cloud9:

Need an old set to act as template though.
Can get the seats recovered in leather or vinyl too.

You got car interior specialist trimmers out there already though p'raps? rubschin:

I've chucked the carpets and mats - they were ghastly...  noooo:

Apparently there are people here that can do all the seats and stuff... I'll find out...

I've just been told I should have kept them...  redface:

For templating?  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2010, 03:33:25 PM
Have you actually got the old carpet set, cus that could be sent over reasonably cheaply I'd have thought.
I can then get a new set made up for you in any colour you like like. cloud9:

Need an old set to act as template though.
Can get the seats recovered in leather or vinyl too.

You got car interior specialist trimmers out there already though p'raps? rubschin:

I've chucked the carpets and mats - they were ghastly...  noooo:

Apparently there are people here that can do all the seats and stuff... I'll find out...

I've just been told I should have kept them...  redface:

For templating?  whistle:

Yes...  redface:

They were disgusterous tho...  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 07, 2010, 03:40:14 PM
Have you actually got the old carpet set, cus that could be sent over reasonably cheaply I'd have thought.
I can then get a new set made up for you in any colour you like like. cloud9:

Need an old set to act as template though.
Can get the seats recovered in leather or vinyl too.

You got car interior specialist trimmers out there already though p'raps? rubschin:

I've chucked the carpets and mats - they were ghastly...  noooo:

Apparently there are people here that can do all the seats and stuff... I'll find out...

I've just been told I should have kept them...  redface:

For templating?  whistle:

Yes...  redface:

They were disgusterous tho...  noooo:

Yes yes yes, more than likely, but how the hell are they now going to cut some new ones out for you you great steaming plant pot? ::)

Mini owners club to see if anyone has got an old set they're chucking out p'raps?

What you done with the old set?
Can you retrieve them?

Do NOT tell me that you've burnt them, oh no no no no. noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 07, 2010, 03:44:06 PM
All is not lost.

Just done a quick search for you. cloud9:

http://www.carmatsrus.co.uk/deluxe-classic-mini-11-piece-carpet-set-edged-in-silver-298-p.asp

Just 30 snotters too. cloud9:

Gives you an idea like, ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 07, 2010, 03:58:55 PM
All is not lost.

Just done a quick search for you. cloud9:

[url]http://www.carmatsrus.co.uk/deluxe-classic-mini-11-piece-carpet-set-edged-in-silver-298-p.asp[/url]

Just 30 snotters too. cloud9:

Gives you an idea like, ;)


My hero...  worthy:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 07, 2010, 04:18:55 PM
. . .my negotiational and diplomatic skills.

 rubschin:

....and your point is exactly?

Be careful how you answer or I'll be down there on me HIGH horse. ::)

I merely expressed interest in the combination of those two legendary skills in a single transaction.

 whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 07, 2010, 05:21:35 PM
. . .my negotiational and diplomatic skills.

 rubschin:

....and your point is exactly?

Be careful how you answer or I'll be down there on me HIGH horse. ::)

I merely expressed interest in the combination of those two legendary skills in a single transaction.

 whistle:

Most and unbelievably diplomatically stated if I may say so. rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 07:31:42 AM
Meother Mini pictures (for Growler)...


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FsgJNi.jpg&hash=d4dcf10db2d49d5539ba1a67d15dff8b) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsgJNi)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FsgMhr.jpg&hash=3924013234815072c3a4af2554f7a412) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsgMhr)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FsgOMA.jpg&hash=22ea374baf7118e04ace92f4b985a27b) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsgOMA)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FsgRgJ.jpg&hash=d12a44dbfc02b4658c369981852fed7f) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsgRgJ)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FsgTLS.jpg&hash=349385aa6e98d5d7afb5ebd19e3b26ee) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsgTLS)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FsgWg0.jpg&hash=58e6418e80e6baba2dae97116760fb8f) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsgWg0)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2FOytR0.jpg&hash=677fa8347a8c18bdf908cdeae1dd4642) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsOytR0)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 08, 2010, 07:35:10 AM
Have the neighbours complained yet  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 07:36:18 AM
Have the neighbours complained yet  rubschin:

No...  whistle:

I've just cleaned it up a bit and moved it so it looks less 'dumped' and more 'parked'... Not a lot more mind....  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 07:43:24 AM
Have the neighbours complained yet  rubschin:

No...  whistle:

I've just cleaned it up a bit and moved it so it looks less 'dumped' and more 'parked'... Not a lot more mind....  redface:

I've seen werse BM, much werse.

What's it like underneath then?

That looks quite salvagable to me.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 08, 2010, 07:44:39 AM
I used to have one of those in red.

Mind I have over the years owned five minis, ranging from an early 850cc in blue through to a Clubman in black. Loved 'em all. (Never had a green one tho')

Hard to believe now that up to 6 airmen used to belt down to London (from RAF Lyneham) every weekend in an 850 mini but we did. Mind that was in 1966 and the laws about how many people in a vehicle were less rigorously enforced as were those on drink driving.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 07:45:34 AM
Have the neighbours complained yet  rubschin:

No...  whistle:

I've just cleaned it up a bit and moved it so it looks less 'dumped' and more 'parked'... Not a lot more mind....  redface:

I've seen werse BM, much werse.

What's it like underneath then?

That looks quite salvagable to me.

Yes, it is complete anyway... everything there and the interior is excellent for such an old car... In fact the heater assembly and controls are much better than the 1275GT...

Need to determine ownership before I can do anything with it tho...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 08, 2010, 07:48:48 AM
Meother Mini pictures (for Growler)...


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FsgJNi.jpg&hash=d4dcf10db2d49d5539ba1a67d15dff8b[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsgJNi[/url])

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FsgMhr.jpg&hash=3924013234815072c3a4af2554f7a412[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsgMhr[/url])



What an odd colour, was it military?

Or is Cypriot mould/rust a different colour to that in civilised parts of the world?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 07:51:23 AM
Have the neighbours complained yet  rubschin:

No...  whistle:

I've just cleaned it up a bit and moved it so it looks less 'dumped' and more 'parked'... Not a lot more mind....  redface:

I've seen werse BM, much werse.

What's it like underneath then?

That looks quite salvagable to me.

Yes, it is complete anyway... everything there and the interior is excellent for such an old car... In fact the heater assembly and controls are much better than the 1275GT...

Need to determine ownership before I can do anything with it tho...

So, you've obtained 2 purfectly decemt Mini's that just need a bit of fettling  for less than a grand?! eeek:

Makes that link I did for that bare shell on Sunday night look even more of a dreamboat now. lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 07:54:45 AM
Meother Mini pictures (for Growler)...


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FsgJNi.jpg&hash=d4dcf10db2d49d5539ba1a67d15dff8b[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsgJNi[/url])

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FsgMhr.jpg&hash=3924013234815072c3a4af2554f7a412[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsgMhr[/url])



What an odd colour, was it military?

Or is Cypriot mould/rust a different colour to that in civilised parts of the world?


It could be Military - apparently British officers used to drive around in them many moons ago...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 07:55:59 AM
Meother Mini pictures (for Growler)...


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FsgJNi.jpg&hash=d4dcf10db2d49d5539ba1a67d15dff8b[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsgJNi[/url])

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FsgMhr.jpg&hash=3924013234815072c3a4af2554f7a412[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqsgMhr[/url])



What an odd colour, was it military?

Or is Cypriot mould/rust a different colour to that in civilised parts of the world?


That was actually an official BL colour, and available in the UK.

I'm sure I've got a spray can of it in the garage somewhere.
I shall now have to go and find it to confirm its name I hope you realise. ::)

Fern Green springs to mind, but I could be wrong....I usually am. cry:

 Mrs G briefly had an Austin 1100 in that colour that I did a bit of paint bodging on.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 08, 2010, 07:59:12 AM
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbethanyspictures.com%2Fgallery%2Fcategories%2FRandom%2Fpaintball_mini_tank.jpg&hash=3ec872c95dcd84bf7b62e0b8ce60bc28)

"BM heads for the North"
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 08:00:02 AM
([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbethanyspictures.com%2Fgallery%2Fcategories%2FRandom%2Fpaintball_mini_tank.jpg&hash=3ec872c95dcd84bf7b62e0b8ce60bc28[/url])

"BM heads for the North"


 Drool:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 08:03:18 AM
([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbethanyspictures.com%2Fgallery%2Fcategories%2FRandom%2Fpaintball_mini_tank.jpg&hash=3ec872c95dcd84bf7b62e0b8ce60bc28[/url])

"BM heads for the North"


Oh yes. cloud9:

Is that for real? cloud9:

I do actually need one of them.

A tank is summat I've never driven tbh.
Must get that sorted.

Meanwhile, this paint colour name is now adgitating me, so I AM going to have to go out into the pissing rain, down the garden and into the garage to find this can.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 08:08:25 AM
([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbethanyspictures.com%2Fgallery%2Fcategories%2FRandom%2Fpaintball_mini_tank.jpg&hash=3ec872c95dcd84bf7b62e0b8ce60bc28[/url])

"BM heads for the North"


Oh yes. cloud9:

Is that for real? cloud9:

I do actually need one of them.

A tank is summat I've never driven tbh.
Must get that sorted.

Meanwhile, this paint colour name is now adgitating me, so I AM going to have to go out into the pissing rain, down the garden and into the garage to find this can.


For real! (http://www.funtrak.co.uk/index.php)  Drool:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 08:22:56 AM
Oh yes!

A PROPER BIG boys toy. cloud9:

Meanwhile the colur of you Mini is called 'Lime Flower' according to my rusty can.
The lid disintegrated when I took it off to see if it still sprayed after 25 years....and it DID! eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 08:26:55 AM
Oh yes!

A PROPER BIG boys toy. cloud9:

Meanwhile the colur of you Mini is called 'Lime Flower' according to my rusty can.
The lid disintegrated when I took it off to see if it still sprayed after 25 years....and it DID! eeek:

Don't waste it, I might need it!  lol:

Lime Flower is a bit poovy tho...  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on June 08, 2010, 09:46:13 AM
Is it going to have its own 'special nest' in the garage for its forthcoming fully documented re-furb like?  cloud9:

Nah...

It won't rain here 'til November so she can live outside until then...

I'll obviously remove bits and store them inside tho like...

OOppss raining next two days ....
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 09:49:56 AM
Is it going to have its own 'special nest' in the garage for its forthcoming fully documented re-furb like?  cloud9:

Nah...

It won't rain here 'til November so she can live outside until then...

I'll obviously remove bits and store them inside tho like...

OOppss raining next two days ....

Had a few spots here yesterday... looks threatening but no actual rain yet...

Is it Pizeing in Pafos?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 09:51:17 AM
Got the carb, manifold and exhaust all off... fuel lines full of yellow guck tho....  ::)

Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on June 08, 2010, 09:53:45 AM
Is it going to have its own 'special nest' in the garage for its forthcoming fully documented re-furb like?  cloud9:

Nah...

It won't rain here 'til November so she can live outside until then...

I'll obviously remove bits and store them inside tho like...

OOppss raining next two days ....

Had a few spots here yesterday... looks threatening but no actual rain yet...

Is it Pizeing in Pafos?

heavy showers last night more forecast next 2 days.. first june rain for 18 years or so ..
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 09:53:56 AM
([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fbethanyspictures.com%2Fgallery%2Fcategories%2FRandom%2Fpaintball_mini_tank.jpg&hash=3ec872c95dcd84bf7b62e0b8ce60bc28[/url])

"BM heads for the North"


Oh yes. cloud9:

Is that for real? cloud9:

I do actually need one of them.

A tank is summat I've never driven tbh.
Must get that sorted.

Meanwhile, this paint colour name is now adgitating me, so I AM going to have to go out into the pissing rain, down the garden and into the garage to find this can.


For real! ([url]http://www.funtrak.co.uk/index.php[/url])  Drool:


Can't find a price for them.

Just wonderin' like. Bit of an 'add on'. rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 09:55:05 AM
Got the carb, manifold and exhaust all off... fuel lines full of yellow guck tho....  ::)



Ey up BM. Crackin' on ey?

Well impressed. happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 10:38:26 AM
Water drained, radiator and shroud removed....  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on June 08, 2010, 10:40:30 AM
shroud removed....  cloud9:

I knew it was in poor condition but I didn't know it was dead.

Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 10:44:42 AM
Water drained, radiator and shroud removed....  cloud9:

The rate you're going, you'll have this at a show before the autumn! eeek:

You going to get a 'down to the metal' respray done btw?
What colur is it going to be?

If you're going to change it, it HAS to be Bronze Yellow,  cloud9: but it will then have to be painted inside as well as out.  whistle:

That black roof just isn't right and wasn't an option either. noooo:

i may be wrong btw...I usually am, but I'm sure the GT decals down the side should be in red and not black on the white models. rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 10:49:23 AM
shroud removed....  cloud9:

I knew it was in poor condition but I didn't know it was dead.



 drumroll:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 10:51:07 AM
Can't remember what the seats were covered in on the GT.
Cloth or vinyl?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 10:53:46 AM
Water drained, radiator and shroud removed....  cloud9:

The rate you're going, you'll have this at a show before the autumn! eeek:

You going to get a 'down to the metal' respray done btw?
What colur is it going to be?

If you're going to change it, it HAS to be Bronze Yellow,  cloud9: but it will then have to be painted inside as well as out.  whistle:

That black roof just isn't right and wasn't an option either. noooo:

i may be wrong btw...I usually am, but I'm sure the GT decals down the side should be in red and not black on the white models. rubschin:

I like black/white, I think it suits it... Mind you, black isn't a brilliant roof colour for a Mediterranean island....  noooo:

I have the 'V5' here but it is all Greek to me... I think it says the colour is just 'white'...

And I found some remains of decals inside the car so they clearly aren't originals or have perhaps been repaired/re-applied if they are...

So yes, I'm keen on bare metal and perhaps a sensible thing to do would be to lose the black roof for aesthetic and practical reasons....  happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 10:54:56 AM
Can't remember what the seats were covered in on the GT.
Cloth or vinyl?

The ones I removed are vinyl...

I have to keep reminding myself that it was manufactured 37 years ago (V5 says 01/01/1973) and any amound of things could have happened in that time...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 10:59:35 AM
Water drained, radiator and shroud removed....  cloud9:

The rate you're going, you'll have this at a show before the autumn! eeek:

You going to get a 'down to the metal' respray done btw?
What colur is it going to be?

If you're going to change it, it HAS to be Bronze Yellow,  cloud9: but it will then have to be painted inside as well as out.  whistle:

That black roof just isn't right and wasn't an option either. noooo:

i may be wrong btw...I usually am, but I'm sure the GT decals down the side should be in red and not black on the white models. rubschin:

I like black/white, I think it suits it... Mind you, black isn't a brilliant roof colour for a Mediterranean island....  noooo:

I have the 'V5' here but it is all Greek to me... I think it says the colour is just 'white'...

And I found some remains of decals inside the car so they clearly aren't originals or have perhaps been repaired/re-applied if they are...

So yes, I'm keen on bare metal and perhaps a sensible thing to do would be to lose the black roof for aesthetic and practical reasons....   happy088

I know a man with a D/A sander,(240 v) a mahoosive supply of sanding discs and a fair amount of patience for such little tasks. ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 11:01:29 AM
Water drained, radiator and shroud removed....  cloud9:

The rate you're going, you'll have this at a show before the autumn! eeek:

You going to get a 'down to the metal' respray done btw?
What colur is it going to be?

If you're going to change it, it HAS to be Bronze Yellow,  cloud9: but it will then have to be painted inside as well as out.  whistle:

That black roof just isn't right and wasn't an option either. noooo:

i may be wrong btw...I usually am, but I'm sure the GT decals down the side should be in red and not black on the white models. rubschin:

I like black/white, I think it suits it... Mind you, black isn't a brilliant roof colour for a Mediterranean island....  noooo:

I have the 'V5' here but it is all Greek to me... I think it says the colour is just 'white'...

And I found some remains of decals inside the car so they clearly aren't originals or have perhaps been repaired/re-applied if they are...

So yes, I'm keen on bare metal and perhaps a sensible thing to do would be to lose the black roof for aesthetic and practical reasons....   happy088

I know a man with a D/A sander,(240 v) a mahoosive supply of sanding discs and a fair amount of patience for such little tasks. ;)

When can you get here!  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 11:02:18 AM
Is he travelling by scooter?  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 08, 2010, 11:13:25 AM
He can borrow mine ~ 8 mph top whack and 25 miles between charges...... it may take some time.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 11:14:52 AM
Is he travelling by scooter?  ::)

No, a 7? tonne truck with all me bits in it like...  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 11:39:23 AM
Water drained, radiator and shroud removed....  cloud9:

The rate you're going, you'll have this at a show before the autumn! eeek:

You going to get a 'down to the metal' respray done btw?
What colur is it going to be?

If you're going to change it, it HAS to be Bronze Yellow,  cloud9: but it will then have to be painted inside as well as out.  whistle:

That black roof just isn't right and wasn't an option either. noooo:

i may be wrong btw...I usually am, but I'm sure the GT decals down the side should be in red and not black on the white models. rubschin:

I like black/white, I think it suits it... Mind you, black isn't a brilliant roof colour for a Mediterranean island....  noooo:

I have the 'V5' here but it is all Greek to me... I think it says the colour is just 'white'...

And I found some remains of decals inside the car so they clearly aren't originals or have perhaps been repaired/re-applied if they are...

So yes, I'm keen on bare metal and perhaps a sensible thing to do would be to lose the black roof for aesthetic and practical reasons....   happy088

I know a man with a D/A sander,(240 v) a mahoosive supply of sanding discs and a fair amount of patience for such little tasks. ;)

When can you get here!  cloud9:

When's MD coming over?  rubschin:

We'll need feeding and 'watering' you know, and entertaining in the evenings like after a 'ard day grinding away at Me Mi. ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 11:41:24 AM
Sorry, didn't tell you I'd christened it 'Me Mi' did I?  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 11:56:03 AM
Water drained, radiator and shroud removed....  cloud9:

The rate you're going, you'll have this at a show before the autumn! eeek:

You going to get a 'down to the metal' respray done btw?
What colur is it going to be?

If you're going to change it, it HAS to be Bronze Yellow,  cloud9: but it will then have to be painted inside as well as out.  whistle:

That black roof just isn't right and wasn't an option either. noooo:

i may be wrong btw...I usually am, but I'm sure the GT decals down the side should be in red and not black on the white models. rubschin:

I like black/white, I think it suits it... Mind you, black isn't a brilliant roof colour for a Mediterranean island....  noooo:

I have the 'V5' here but it is all Greek to me... I think it says the colour is just 'white'...

And I found some remains of decals inside the car so they clearly aren't originals or have perhaps been repaired/re-applied if they are...

So yes, I'm keen on bare metal and perhaps a sensible thing to do would be to lose the black roof for aesthetic and practical reasons....   happy088

I know a man with a D/A sander,(240 v) a mahoosive supply of sanding discs and a fair amount of patience for such little tasks. ;)

When can you get here!  cloud9:

When's MD coming over?  rubschin:

We'll need feeding and 'watering' you know, and entertaining in the evenings like after a 'ard day grinding away at Me Mi. ;)

MD July 6 to July 12... I don't think she'd ever forgive me if I spent the week fettling with Me Mi tho....  scared2:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 12:05:07 PM
She can help,like


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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 12:07:45 PM
Water drained, radiator and shroud removed....  cloud9:

The rate you're going, you'll have this at a show before the autumn! eeek:

You going to get a 'down to the metal' respray done btw?
What colur is it going to be?

If you're going to change it, it HAS to be Bronze Yellow,  cloud9: but it will then have to be painted inside as well as out.  whistle:

That black roof just isn't right and wasn't an option either. noooo:

i may be wrong btw...I usually am, but I'm sure the GT decals down the side should be in red and not black on the white models. rubschin:

I like black/white, I think it suits it... Mind you, black isn't a brilliant roof colour for a Mediterranean island....  noooo:

I have the 'V5' here but it is all Greek to me... I think it says the colour is just 'white'...

And I found some remains of decals inside the car so they clearly aren't originals or have perhaps been repaired/re-applied if they are...

So yes, I'm keen on bare metal and perhaps a sensible thing to do would be to lose the black roof for aesthetic and practical reasons....   happy088

I know a man with a D/A sander,(240 v) a mahoosive supply of sanding discs and a fair amount of patience for such little tasks. ;)

When can you get here!  cloud9:

When's MD coming over?  rubschin:

We'll need feeding and 'watering' you know, and entertaining in the evenings like after a 'ard day grinding away at Me Mi. ;)

MD July 6 to July 12... I don't think she'd ever forgive me if I spent the week fettling with Me Mi tho....  scared2:

WHAT! eeek:

You a man or a mouse? eeek:

She can pay her way and get grinding like the rest of us FFS man.  eveilgrin:

SHAKE YERSELF UP!  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 12:11:43 PM
Growler could entertain her for hours with his pigeon impressions.What more could a gerly ask for? Apart from unconsciousness of course.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 12:11:58 PM
Water drained, radiator and shroud removed....  cloud9:

The rate you're going, you'll have this at a show before the autumn! eeek:

You going to get a 'down to the metal' respray done btw?
What colur is it going to be?

If you're going to change it, it HAS to be Bronze Yellow,  cloud9: but it will then have to be painted inside as well as out.  whistle:

That black roof just isn't right and wasn't an option either. noooo:

i may be wrong btw...I usually am, but I'm sure the GT decals down the side should be in red and not black on the white models. rubschin:

I like black/white, I think it suits it... Mind you, black isn't a brilliant roof colour for a Mediterranean island....  noooo:

I have the 'V5' here but it is all Greek to me... I think it says the colour is just 'white'...

And I found some remains of decals inside the car so they clearly aren't originals or have perhaps been repaired/re-applied if they are...

So yes, I'm keen on bare metal and perhaps a sensible thing to do would be to lose the black roof for aesthetic and practical reasons....   happy088

I know a man with a D/A sander,(240 v) a mahoosive supply of sanding discs and a fair amount of patience for such little tasks. ;)

When can you get here!  cloud9:

When's MD coming over?  rubschin:

We'll need feeding and 'watering' you know, and entertaining in the evenings like after a 'ard day grinding away at Me Mi. ;)

MD July 6 to July 12... I don't think she'd ever forgive me if I spent the week fettling with Me Mi tho....  scared2:

WHAT! eeek:

You a man or a mouse? eeek:

She can pay her way and get grinding like the rest of us FFS man.  eveilgrin:

SHAKE YERSELF UP!  eveilgrin:

 noooo:

I'm avin a week off that week... You're welcome to come before tho... or after I get back from the UK with loadsabits!  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 12:29:11 PM
Having a week off from what? All you do is fook about.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 12:32:43 PM
Having a week off from what? All you do is fook about.

I did wonder meself like...a bit like. rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 12:48:05 PM
Having a week off from what? All you do is fook about.

 lol: lol: lol:

A week off from werkin on Mi Mini like...  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 12:56:54 PM
Having a week off from what? All you do is fook about.

 lol: lol: lol:

A week off from werkin on Mi Mini like...  whistle:

FFS, get it right will you. ::)
This is important, very.

It's ME MI, pronounced MEE MEE, not bloody MI MINI. ::)

Right it out a thousand times. evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 01:00:44 PM
Or even "write"  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 08, 2010, 01:02:03 PM
I have to say this thread is giving me more pleasure than many have  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 01:03:37 PM
What can possibly go wrong?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 01:04:47 PM
Or even "write"  whistle:

Yes i bloody know.  ::)
Just a bit of agitation and frustration creeping in.
I can get slightly agitated sometimes apparently you know, so some say like. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 01:05:34 PM
Muppet  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 01:06:25 PM
Having a week off from what? All you do is fook about.

 lol: lol: lol:

A week off from werkin on Mi Mini like...  whistle:

FFS, get it right will you. ::)
This is important, very.

It's ME MI, pronounced MEE MEE, not bloody MI MINI. ::)

Right it out a thousand times. evil:

Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on June 08, 2010, 01:12:05 PM
That's only 311 times.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 08, 2010, 01:12:30 PM
I counted them too and it is indeed 311.



But that's BM ~ always less than half measure.  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 01:13:35 PM
Muppet  ::)

Wana slap like? evil:

HE who never ever makes a mistake like, oh no, Mr bloody perfect ginger bearded Mousey. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 01:14:55 PM
I counted them too and it is indeed 311.



But that's BM ~ always less than half measure.  whistle:

I am going to do it in three separate sessions...  whistle:

Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi

Okay...?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 01:15:14 PM
That's only 311 times.

Correct.

Another 689 please, then you can get back to werk on it. happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 08, 2010, 01:16:07 PM
 lol: lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 01:17:15 PM
I counted them too and it is indeed 311.



But that's BM ~ always less than half measure.  whistle:

I am going to do it in three separate sessions...  whistle:

Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi

Okay...?

Good, We're getting there. cloud9:
 You'll never make the same mistake again then WILL you?  noooo:

Sometimes we have to be cruel to be kind don't we ey?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 01:18:34 PM
You're NOT copying and pasting this btw I hope? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 01:18:49 PM
That's only 311 times.

Correct.

Another 689 please, then you can get back to werk on it. happy088

 ::)

Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi Me Mi
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 01:19:19 PM
You're NOT copying and pasting this btw I hope? rubschin:

Nooooooooooooooo.... of course not!  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 08, 2010, 01:20:34 PM
He's watering it ~ like the beer.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 01:25:01 PM
You're NOT copying and pasting this btw I hope? rubschin:

Nooooooooooooooo.... of course not!  whistle:

Most excellent. I KNEW I could trust you. All for a good cause ey? cloud9:

Now, what's on the itineray this avvy then ey? Sinister:

Head off to inspect the valves p'raps? rubschin:
What about getting the subframe off for a closer inspection p'raps? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 08, 2010, 01:28:50 PM
I now remember why it was I stopped buying Minis and found a job that included a company car.

All those hours laying under the bloody things. noooo:


But don't stop ~ the entertainment value is tremendous..even Wenchy might enjoy it.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 01:31:46 PM
You're NOT copying and pasting this btw I hope? rubschin:

Nooooooooooooooo.... of course not!  whistle:

Most excellent. I KNEW I could trust you. All for a good cause ey? cloud9:

Now, what's on the itineray this avvy then ey? Sinister:

Head off to inspect the valves p'raps? rubschin:
What about getting the subframe off for a closer inspection p'raps? rubschin:

Got the rad off, alternator, etc.

Undoing all the other stuff but I need to get hold of a trolley jack and some stands later this week before I can lift the body off the front subby and engine...

The head was theoretically done a few hours running ago and is unleaded ready...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 01:32:35 PM
Notice how he waited until LL had left the country to buy this rust bucket  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 01:38:25 PM
Notice how he waited until LL had left the country to buy this rust bucket  noooo:

 whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 08, 2010, 01:48:04 PM
I await her return with eager anticipation ~ I reckon we will hear the  angry041: from here.


'specially when she sees what he has done to the concrete drive and her best towels.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 01:55:49 PM
I await her return with eager anticipation ~ I reckon we will hear the  angry041: from here.


'specially when she sees what he has done to the concrete drive and her best towels.

 ::)

Those towels will wash out....  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 01:59:14 PM
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.901-2053.aspx (http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.901-2053.aspx)  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 08, 2010, 02:09:29 PM
I found that oil dripped onto the drive was best removed with a biological washing powder, liberally sprinkled over the offending marks and then scrubbed furiously with a yard broom. Works reasonably well on concrete but is useless if you have a brick drive.
Gravel is, of course, best removed and replaced but she'll still spot any colour variation from what was there 6 months ago so only remove the oil stained bit and mix any new gravel in with the old. Think "The Great Escape" and the disposal of the soil dug out of the tunnels and you may have a chance. whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 02:25:13 PM
[url]http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.901-2053.aspx[/url] ([url]http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.901-2053.aspx[/url])  whistle:


Christus, how many of THOSE did you order?  point:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 02:26:35 PM
I found that oil dripped onto the drive was best removed with a biological washing powder, liberally sprinkled over the offending marks and then scrubbed furiously with a yard broom. Works reasonably well on concrete but is useless if you have a brick drive.
Gravel is, of course, best removed and replaced but she'll still spot any colour variation from what was there 6 months ago so only remove the oil stained bit and mix any new gravel in with the old. Think "The Great Escape" and the disposal of the soil dug out of the tunnels and you may have a chance. whistle:

It is stamped concrete... However, the sun is so fierce here spilt oil quickly breaks down... probably like....  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 08, 2010, 02:27:11 PM
[url]http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.901-2053.aspx[/url] ([url]http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.901-2053.aspx[/url])  whistle:


Christus, how many of THOSE did you order?  point:


The 'charcoal' coloured ones look just the job for you BM. whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 02:27:55 PM
[url]http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.901-2053.aspx[/url] ([url]http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.901-2053.aspx[/url])  whistle:


Christus, how many of THOSE did you order?  point:


The 'charcoal' coloured ones look just the job for you BM. whistle:


Do they deliver to Cyprus I wonder...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 08, 2010, 02:29:17 PM
I found that oil dripped onto the drive was best removed with a biological washing powder, liberally sprinkled over the offending marks and then scrubbed furiously with a yard broom. Works reasonably well on concrete but is useless if you have a brick drive.
Gravel is, of course, best removed and replaced but she'll still spot any colour variation from what was there 6 months ago so only remove the oil stained bit and mix any new gravel in with the old. Think "The Great Escape" and the disposal of the soil dug out of the tunnels and you may have a chance. whistle:

It is stamped concrete... However, the sun is so fierce here spilt oil quickly breaks down... probably like....  whistle:


Dead man walking  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 08, 2010, 02:37:28 PM
I found that oil dripped onto the drive was best removed with a biological washing powder, liberally sprinkled over the offending marks and then scrubbed furiously with a yard broom. Works reasonably well on concrete but is useless if you have a brick drive.
Gravel is, of course, best removed and replaced but she'll still spot any colour variation from what was there 6 months ago so only remove the oil stained bit and mix any new gravel in with the old. Think "The Great Escape" and the disposal of the soil dug out of the tunnels and you may have a chance. whistle:

It is stamped concrete... However, the sun is so fierce here spilt oil quickly breaks down... probably like....  whistle:


Dead man walking  whistle:

She's not back 'til September...  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 02:38:23 PM
LL Hawkeye will check it out. He is dead for sure  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 08, 2010, 02:38:43 PM
I found that oil dripped onto the drive was best removed with a biological washing powder, liberally sprinkled over the offending marks and then scrubbed furiously with a yard broom. Works reasonably well on concrete but is useless if you have a brick drive.
Gravel is, of course, best removed and replaced but she'll still spot any colour variation from what was there 6 months ago so only remove the oil stained bit and mix any new gravel in with the old. Think "The Great Escape" and the disposal of the soil dug out of the tunnels and you may have a chance. whistle:

It is stamped concrete... However, the sun is so fierce here spilt oil quickly breaks down... probably like....  whistle:


Dead man walking  whistle:

She's not back 'til September...  whistle:

Look upon it as a suspended sentence not a pardon.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on June 08, 2010, 02:46:48 PM
But a dozen of these:-

http://www.camskill.co.uk/products.php?plid=m1b414s4322p54890&rs=gb

Removes oil, grease, skin, catholics and all other unwanted mess.

Use is an aired garage or outside otherwise you'll be high as a kite. Fantastic stuff.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 08, 2010, 02:48:39 PM
And with one bound BM was free ....................again.

Tune in next week for another thrilling episode of "Living on the Edge in Cyprus"
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 03:09:22 PM
What can possibly go wrong?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 08, 2010, 03:12:53 PM
 scared2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7bsL00aCGg
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 08, 2010, 03:49:03 PM
What can possibly go wrong?

You could turn up and give him a hand p'raps? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 04:57:12 PM
Done. I will entertain Miss D for the week angel1
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 08, 2010, 05:14:42 PM

I'm avin a week off that week... You're welcome to come before tho... or after I get back from the UK with loadsabits!  cloud9:

Done. I will entertain Miss D for the week angel1

Just how thick is your skin?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 05:18:42 PM
 scared2: scared2: scared2: scared2:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 08, 2010, 05:57:39 PM

She can pay her way and get grinding like the rest of us FFS man.  eveilgrin:

SHAKE YERSELF UP!  eveilgrin:

Errrr I am on holiday Mr G .....I am quite happy to leave BM to his masterpiece whilst I sunbathe and stuff tho.

I might even put the kettle on occasionally and bring the grease monkey a cup of tea...when I've reached a good point to stop reading my book of course.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on June 08, 2010, 09:02:11 PM

All those hours laying under the bloody things. noooo:


But don't stop ~ the entertainment value is tremendous..even Wenchy might enjoy it.


Women aren't built quite right for the job  whistle:


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2Fubkwr.jpg&hash=f6cffb74dc2c295325bcbfb5a7389d3e) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pqubkwr)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2010, 09:07:37 PM
You have met her then?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 09, 2010, 09:28:39 AM
I love the way the Haynes manual says "Extract the split pin and withdraw the clevis pin", neglecting to mention that you need the skills of a keyhole surgeon and/or gynaecologist in order to do so...  evil:

I appear to be bleeding from the top of mi ed...  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 09, 2010, 09:53:51 AM
I love the way the Haynes manual says "Extract the split pin and withdraw the clevis pin", neglecting to mention that you need the skills of a keyhole surgeon and/or gynaecologist in order to do so...  evil:

I appear to be bleeding from the top of mi ed...  redface:

Should have kept the bucket on.  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 09, 2010, 10:20:33 AM
Growler - what wheels, and what colour...?

I'm thinking of getting the original 10? rostyles shot blasted and powder coated silver...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 09, 2010, 12:46:33 PM
I love the way the Haynes manual says "Extract the split pin and withdraw the clevis pin", neglecting to mention that you need the skills of a keyhole surgeon and/or gynaecologist in order to do so...  evil:

I appear to be bleeding from the top of mi ed...  redface:

Should have kept the bucket on.  noooo:

LL tells him the same thing on a regular basis apparently  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 09, 2010, 01:35:19 PM
Growler - what wheels, and what colour...?

I'm thinking of getting the original 10? rostyles shot blasted and powder coated silver...?  rubschin:

Originals is a must, as is the finish....imo.

Seems to be what you're thinking antway, so do carry on.
Inspection will be held after completion of refurbishment.


How's yer 'ed then?

First of much blood and tear shedding I fear.

Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 09, 2010, 01:43:26 PM
Growler - what wheels, and what colour...?

I'm thinking of getting the original 10? rostyles shot blasted and powder coated silver...?  rubschin:

Originals is a must, as is the finish....imo.

Seems to be what you're thinking antway, so do carry on.
Inspection will be held after completion of refurbishment.


How's yer 'ed then?

First of much blood and tear shedding I fear.



Right I shall get the rostyles blasted tomorrow and then spray painted with hardened paint in metallic silver.

Then get some nice rubber on them like which will be a great incentive to get the car on them again...  cloud9:

Me bloody head urts like ell like!  cussing:

All going well although I still can't move the drivers side wiper gear box and now I can't get the bloody pedal box to move either...  noooo:

Still, will be easier to work on both once the engine is out...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 09, 2010, 01:48:41 PM
I can't remember what the wheels looked like on the GT.
Rostyles you say/

That would indicate to me that they'd be silver with black bits too iirc.  rubschin:

I'll have to check back into some archive piccies like, but if that's the way it's got to be, then that's it.

Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 09, 2010, 02:10:08 PM
I can't remember what the wheels looked like on the GT.
Rostyles you say/

That would indicate to me that they'd be silver with black bits too iirc.  rubschin:

I'll have to check back into some archive piccies like, but if that's the way it's got to be, then that's it.




These are the same wheels...

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kewengineering.co.uk%2Fupgrades4mgs%2FDrivetrain%2Fimages%2FROstyle%2520wheel%2520small.jpg&hash=9cdb07ac11717b0eda29d9a02503f634)

So we could have all silver or black bits like you say like...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 09, 2010, 06:33:39 PM
Sorry mate, and I know it's a pain in the arse, but the centers HAVE to be painted black as in those pictures.

I've seen wheels, such as on my AX GT, that have been completely painted silver when they should have black sections too, and they just look so wrong, obviously painted, and pitifully shite, as though the owner just couldn't be arsed finishing the job of properly.
Do it properly and it'll look absolutely ace.

On saying all that, I still don't remember the GT having those wheels in the first place tbh. confused:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 09, 2010, 07:05:17 PM
Sorry mate, and I know it's a pain in the arse, but the centers HAVE to be painted black as in those pictures.

I've seen wheels, such as on my AX GT, that have been completely painted silver when they should have black sections too, and they just look so wrong, obviously painted, and pitifully shite, as though the owner just couldn't be arsed finishing the job of properly.
Do it properly and it'll look absolutely ace.

On saying all that, I still don't remember the GT having those wheels in the first place tbh. confused:


Have a look at this  (http://www.aronline.co.uk/index.htm?cotm200511f.htm)like...  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 09, 2010, 09:52:44 PM
Sorry mate, and I know it's a pain in the arse, but the centers HAVE to be painted black as in those pictures.

I've seen wheels, such as on my AX GT, that have been completely painted silver when they should have black sections too, and they just look so wrong, obviously painted, and pitifully shite, as though the owner just couldn't be arsed finishing the job of properly.
Do it properly and it'll look absolutely ace.

On saying all that, I still don't remember the GT having those wheels in the first place tbh. confused:


Have a look at this  ([url]http://www.aronline.co.uk/index.htm?cotm200511f.htm[/url])like...  rubschin:


Very very nice, but I notice the wheels are ALL silver. rubschin:

I'm sure the centers are supposed to be black.
I need to find an original manufacturers brochure on it, to confirm it one way or the other.

If I find one, or should I say two, I'll post one to you. The other one can go into G jnrs absolutely mahooooosive car brochure collection. cloud9:

All this excitement....for you and me at least, is stoking my fire to get the AX GT sorted now too. cloud9:
A very rare car now these days.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 09, 2010, 10:43:20 PM

Looks like I could be wrong. redface:
Still not 100% convinced though. rubschin:

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F850SJ.jpg&hash=81e75e6cdd56375aa19869363c0038cb) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx850SJ)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 10, 2010, 03:24:44 AM

Looks like I could be wrong. redface:
Still not 100% convinced though. rubschin:

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F850SJ.jpg&hash=81e75e6cdd56375aa19869363c0038cb[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx850SJ[/url])



Well, I like the silver and I've managed to find the chrome 'centres' too (on order!)...

Once they are done I'll refurbish the alloys that are on it and get them silver/back and see what looks best...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 10, 2010, 01:10:34 PM
Right.

Wheels dropped off at the shot blasters... Expected a high-tech set-up but it is basically a field in the middle of nowhere! He has some awesome cars there including a Jaguar 4.2 in perfect condition... Drool:

Chose the spray paint for the wheels - Daf Metallic Silver

Bought myself:

1 x 2 tonne trolley jack
4 x 2 tonne axle stands
1 x 1 tonne chain host with a 4m lift

I'm gonna fix the hoist to the garage ceiling (it is concrete) with a mahoosive raw bolt...

Decided now to pull the engine and gearbox and leave a rolling chassis that can be welded up prior to stripping out the subbies, soda blasting and painting...

OK?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 10, 2010, 02:23:11 PM
 scared2: scared2: scared2:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 10, 2010, 02:24:19 PM
scared2: scared2: scared2:

Oh ye of little faith....  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on June 10, 2010, 02:26:19 PM
I know what she means BM. If a job needs more than this then it's not for me:


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F9A_Mr.jpg&hash=296c80eee0bf098e82fda1a960279179) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx9A_Mr)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 10, 2010, 02:33:15 PM
I know what she means BM. If a job needs more than this then it's not for me:


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F9A_Mr.jpg&hash=296c80eee0bf098e82fda1a960279179[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gx9A_Mr[/url])



Well, I've never done anything like this before but you know what they say, life begins at fifty.... or summat like that anyway....  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 10, 2010, 03:24:01 PM
Here you go Growler! (http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/car-ferries-resume/20100610)  happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 10, 2010, 05:26:43 PM
Here you go Growler! ([url]http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/car-ferries-resume/20100610[/url])  happy088


18-20 hours trip. eeek:

Didn't realise Cyprus was that far from Greece tbqh. noooo:

About time it was all sorted anyway.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 10, 2010, 05:33:10 PM
Oi ...BM .....you have been ordering parts for me to bring over  evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 10, 2010, 05:37:35 PM
Here you go Growler! ([url]http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/car-ferries-resume/20100610[/url])  happy088


18-20 hours trip. eeek:

Didn't realise Cyprus was that far from Greece tbqh. noooo:

About time it was all sorted anyway.


You can have a kip after that drive from the UK!  happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 10, 2010, 05:44:25 PM
Here you go Growler! ([url]http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/car-ferries-resume/20100610[/url])  happy088


18-20 hours trip. eeek:

Didn't realise Cyprus was that far from Greece tbqh. noooo:

About time it was all sorted anyway.


You can have a kip after that drive from the UK!  happy088


Oh yes. You just let me know when the ferry is up and running, order yer bits, tell me where they need collecting from pay for the van hire (Tranny should do it) and ferries, and fuel and grub, and CAKES and Red Bull, and duty free and chocy, and I'll come over, no probleemo at all.

My time will be free in return for a couple of nights kip, some grub and some off roading in the Troodos. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 10, 2010, 06:28:33 PM
Job done!  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 10, 2010, 06:31:06 PM
Job done!  cloud9:

It'll be the adventure I've been restlessly looking for.  cloud9:

Wonder if it could be done on 49cc scooter with a trailer on the back like?
Bit more of a challenge like?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 10, 2010, 06:33:05 PM
I could kip in the back of the van en route like a tramp or a pikey, with Me Mi's bibs and bobs like too!
Sweet, and would save on costs like too!
Lafin! cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 10, 2010, 06:56:52 PM
C5 NOW, if you can get it out there BM.

Mini's!! cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 10, 2010, 07:07:17 PM
 noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 10, 2010, 07:11:53 PM
I could kip in the back of the van en route like a tramp or a pikey, with Me Mi's bibs and bobs like too!
Sweet, and would save on costs like too!
Lafin! cloud9:

 cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on June 10, 2010, 07:33:21 PM
C5 NOW, if you can get it out there BM.

Mini's!! cloud9:


You've got him one of these?  eeek:


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F2sgf0.jpg&hash=9c067f7e28bf0ae772dd1b284021f972) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts2sgf0)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 10, 2010, 08:16:23 PM
C5 NOW, if you can get it out there BM.

Mini's!! cloud9:


You've got him one of these?  eeek:


([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F2sgf0.jpg&hash=9c067f7e28bf0ae772dd1b284021f972[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts2sgf0[/url])



They're actually werth a few quid now you know.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 10, 2010, 08:17:45 PM
So would that be ?2 or ?3?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 10, 2010, 08:18:29 PM
noooo:

Problem? Shrugs:

Mini's were only on for 15 mins. Rest of the programme was good though. Hovercrafts, 'E' Types and stuff.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 10, 2010, 08:19:08 PM
So would that be ?2 or ?3?

Heathen. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 11, 2010, 07:02:44 AM
Growler... what seat material are we going to have... the front seats are black vinyl and the rear cloth at the moment...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 11, 2010, 08:14:08 AM
Growler... what seat material are we going to have... the front seats are black vinyl and the rear cloth at the moment...

What was the original material, that's the question?

Luv the way you keep talking 'WE' here, as though it's part mine like. whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 11, 2010, 08:16:38 AM
Careful bear. He is planning to issue shares  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 11, 2010, 08:17:39 AM
Growler... what seat material are we going to have... the front seats are black vinyl and the rear cloth at the moment...

What was the original material, that's the question?

Luv the way you keep talking 'WE' here, as though it's part mine like. whistle:

A very civil partnership indeed  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 11, 2010, 09:01:11 AM
Growler... what seat material are we going to have... the front seats are black vinyl and the rear cloth at the moment...

What was the original material, that's the question?

Luv the way you keep talking 'WE' here, as though it's part mine like. whistle:

The fronts are all vinyl, the rears are vinyl/cloth...

Want a picture...?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 11, 2010, 09:06:29 AM
Growler... what seat material are we going to have... the front seats are black vinyl and the rear cloth at the moment...

What was the original material, that's the question?

Luv the way you keep talking 'WE' here, as though it's part mine like. whistle:

The fronts are all vinyl, the rears are vinyl/cloth...

Want a picture...?


Oh yes, always want piccies, and most important that you take plenty too.

Still probably won't know what the originals were though will we?
Vinyl I suspect, but I could be very wrong, in fact  rubschin: no, I think they were cloth, as the standard Clubman me mum had in '78 had cloth iirc.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 11, 2010, 09:18:20 AM
Growler... what seat material are we going to have... the front seats are black vinyl and the rear cloth at the moment...

What was the original material, that's the question?

Luv the way you keep talking 'WE' here, as though it's part mine like. whistle:

A very civil partnership indeed  whistle:

Do you think they swap Pokemon cards?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on June 11, 2010, 09:34:40 AM
Growler... what seat material are we going to have... the front seats are black vinyl and the rear cloth at the moment...

What was the original material, that's the question?

Luv the way you keep talking 'WE' here, as though it's part mine like. whistle:

A very civil partnership indeed  whistle:

Do you think they swap Pokemon cards?

I'd imagine "Top Trumps" is more their thing.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 11, 2010, 09:42:40 AM
YOU lot are just jealous, cus me and BM are ded excited and proud, yes PROUD! cloud9:
 Bunch of green eyed monsters. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 11, 2010, 10:20:56 AM
Growler... what seat material are we going to have... the front seats are black vinyl and the rear cloth at the moment...

What was the original material, that's the question?

Luv the way you keep talking 'WE' here, as though it's part mine like. whistle:

A very civil partnership indeed  whistle:

Do you think they swap Pokemon cards?

I'd imagine "Top Trumps" is more their thing.

 eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 11, 2010, 04:04:50 PM
Growler... what seat material are we going to have... the front seats are black vinyl and the rear cloth at the moment...


What was the original material, that's the question?

Luv the way you keep talking 'WE' here, as though it's part mine like. whistle:


The fronts are all vinyl, the rears are vinyl/cloth...

Want a picture...?



Oh yes, always want piccies, and most important that you take plenty too.

Still probably won't know what the originals were though will we?
Vinyl I suspect, but I could be very wrong, in fact  rubschin: no, I think they were cloth, as the standard Clubman me mum had in '78 had cloth iirc.


Here...


(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FCczGr.jpg&hash=32a0d0c4da350e1467e189eb7ebbf29d) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqCczGr)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FCcEFJ.jpg&hash=a029f88e28352c726f6e56038c2d38c1) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqCcEFJ)

Had a bugger of a job trying to remove the drive shafts today so the engine is still in at the moment...  evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 11, 2010, 04:29:25 PM
 rubschin: Going on the minis I have owned over the years all you need to do is hit a pothole and the drive shaft is broken in half anyway.


Yeah I know ~ another worthless remark.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 11, 2010, 04:33:58 PM
rubschin: Going on the minis I have owned over the years all you need to do is hit a pothole and the drive shaft is broken in half anyway.


Yeah I know ~ another worthless remark.

Well, we've got plenty of bloody potholes in the village!  lol:

Nut I can't drive it at the moment...  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pirate on June 11, 2010, 09:58:51 PM
Why not just drop the front subframe with the running gear and the engine altogether, like
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 11, 2010, 10:12:06 PM
Growler... what seat material are we going to have... the front seats are black vinyl and the rear cloth at the moment...


What was the original material, that's the question?

Luv the way you keep talking 'WE' here, as though it's part mine like. whistle:


The fronts are all vinyl, the rears are vinyl/cloth...

Want a picture...?



Oh yes, always want piccies, and most important that you take plenty too.

Still probably won't know what the originals were though will we?
Vinyl I suspect, but I could be very wrong, in fact  rubschin: no, I think they were cloth, as the standard Clubman me mum had in '78 had cloth iirc.


Here...


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([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FCcEFJ.jpg&hash=a029f88e28352c726f6e56038c2d38c1[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqCcEFJ[/url])

Had a bugger of a job trying to remove the drive shafts today so the engine is still in at the moment...  evil:


If one of those is the original, my dosh is on the cloth.

Full leather conversion is the way forward, unless you can get the original material that is?
Don't just throw any old random crappy material in there though. noooo:

Need to do some research here you know.

Has the Cyprus Mini Owners Club got a forum that you could ask these sort of questions on?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 12, 2010, 04:01:37 AM
Why not just drop the front subframe with the running gear and the engine altogether, like

That was the original plan...

At the last moment I decided it was better and more convenient to have a 'rolling chassis' with the subframes in while the welding was done...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pirate on June 12, 2010, 07:05:10 AM
Oh I see...good idea
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 12, 2010, 07:23:40 AM
Oh I see...good idea

Well, it looked like it at the time... the bloody thing still has two drive shafts attached!  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 12, 2010, 09:32:48 AM
YES! Brute force and ingenuity win the day!  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 12, 2010, 09:46:34 AM
SEATS!

Black leather. Plain bolsters, perforated center sections, finished off with red piping. Black carpet with red edging to match. Black vinyl or leather door cards and rear inner 1/4 panels.

 cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 12, 2010, 09:55:45 AM
SEATS!

Black leather. Plain bolsters, perforated center sections, finished off with red piping. Black carpet with red edging to match. Black vinyl or leather door cards and rear inner 1/4 panels.

 cloud9:

FOund a guy here that can do them as per the original black vinyl... Will drop them off this week...  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 12, 2010, 09:58:22 AM
SEATS!

Black leather. Plain bolsters, perforated center sections, finished off with red piping. Black carpet with red edging to match. Black vinyl or leather door cards and rear inner 1/4 panels.

 cloud9:

FOund a guy here that can do them as per the original black vinyl... Will drop them off this week...  cloud9:

So the front seat was the original finish then?

That's great that you've found someone to do them as original.  happy088
Think I'd be struggling to find that exact material tbqh.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 12, 2010, 10:20:53 AM
SEATS!

Black leather. Plain bolsters, perforated center sections, finished off with red piping. Black carpet with red edging to match. Black vinyl or leather door cards and rear inner 1/4 panels.

 cloud9:

FOund a guy here that can do them as per the original black vinyl... Will drop them off this week...  cloud9:

So the front seat was the original finish then?

That's great that you've found someone to do them as original.  happy088
Think I'd be struggling to find that exact material tbqh.

It would be a bugger shipping them back to you too!  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 12, 2010, 11:55:44 AM
Second drive shaft out - easy when you know how...  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 12, 2010, 02:30:37 PM
Must say BM, i'm well impressed with the way you've really got stuck straight into this project from day 1. happ096
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 12, 2010, 02:40:22 PM
I ran out of steam this arvo tho... I started undoing the last four bolts that hold the engine but I was exhaustimicated...   noooo:

I didn't think I could manage to push it in the garage under the winch and have the engine out... so I packed up and had a boiling hot shower - complete with washing up liquid to get the muck off...  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pirate on June 12, 2010, 02:51:53 PM
Down the Taverna now then?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 12, 2010, 03:25:09 PM
Down the Taverna now then?

Just having a cold beer...  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 12, 2010, 03:43:00 PM
Down the Taverna now then?

Just having 20 cold beers...  cloud9:

Ooh, his head  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pirate on June 12, 2010, 04:52:40 PM
After 20 beers

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 12, 2010, 04:59:26 PM
 evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 12, 2010, 05:20:11 PM
The truth herts  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 12, 2010, 05:21:32 PM
The truth herts  noooo:

Doesn't it just ginger...  point:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 12, 2010, 05:36:18 PM
At least I have hair.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 12, 2010, 05:41:36 PM
At least I have hair.

And your point is???  cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on June 12, 2010, 08:54:29 PM
... so I packed up and had a boiling hot shower - complete with washing up liquid to get the muck off...  redface:

Did you take the dishes/knives and forks in with you? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 12, 2010, 08:57:14 PM
Washing up liquid? eeek:

Don't they sell Swarfega out there like? whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 13, 2010, 03:58:51 AM
Washing up liquid? eeek:

Don't they sell Swarfega out there like? whistle:

No I haven't seen Swarfega... I'll be avin a trip to alfords next Saturday like...  ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 13, 2010, 04:24:27 AM
 rubschin:

Swarfega
Gunk
Drifts
Circlip pliers
9/16 socket

 rubschin:

Where can I buy stainless nuts and bolts Growler...?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 13, 2010, 07:28:59 AM
Bandages?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 13, 2010, 07:32:07 AM
Bandages?

Good point!  ;D
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 13, 2010, 07:36:17 AM
rubschin:

Swarfega
Gunk
Drifts
Circlip pliers
9/16 socket

 rubschin:

Where can I buy stainless nuts and bolts Growler...?

Where? U.K. or Cyprus?

Never had need or use for them tbh, so don't really know. Specialist nuts and bolts merchant problee.
You done an intermong search for stockists of such items over there like p'raps?

What's a 'drift' btw? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 13, 2010, 07:37:48 AM
rubschin:

Swarfega
Gunk
Drifts
Circlip pliers
9/16 socket

 rubschin:

Where can I buy stainless nuts and bolts Growler...?

Where? U.K. or Cyprus?

Never had need or use for them tbh, so don't really know. Specialist nuts and bolts merchant problee.
You done an intermong search for stockists of such items over there like p'raps?

What's a 'drift' btw? rubschin:

A drift... for drifting out bushes and pins and stuff...

I used a series of screwdrivers to drift out the pin that held the remote gearchange parts to the gearbox...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 13, 2010, 07:44:47 AM
Oh, right.

I could have googled it, but I'm not one of those that likes to appear to know everything about everything.. whistle:


I'm not actually that heavily into the mechanical workings side of motors.
I know my limitaions and am not too proud or ashamed to admit them.  noooo:

Always willing to listen and learn though.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 13, 2010, 07:59:24 AM
Oh, right.

I could have googled it, but I'm not one of those that likes to appear to know everything about everything.. whistle:


I'm not actually that heavily into the mechanical workings side of motors.
I know my limitaions and am not too proud or ashamed to admit them.  noooo:

Always willing to listen and learn though.

From the Master like...?  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on June 13, 2010, 10:07:54 AM
rubschin:

Swarfega
Gunk
Drifts
Circlip pliers
9/16 socket

 rubschin:

Where can I buy stainless nuts and bolts Growler...?

Try a company called Wurth , I know they are in cyprus (seen the company cars)  they sell all nuts bolts fixings and tools ...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 13, 2010, 10:12:49 AM
rubschin:

Swarfega
Gunk
Drifts
Circlip pliers
9/16 socket

 rubschin:

Where can I buy stainless nuts and bolts Growler...?

Try a company called Wurth , I know they are in cyprus (seen the company cars)  they sell all nuts bolts fixings and tools ...

Excellent, thanks!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 13, 2010, 10:14:20 AM
Another Me Mi enthusiast ey BM?

Sweet. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 13, 2010, 10:17:40 AM
rubschin:

Swarfega
Gunk
Drifts
Circlip pliers
9/16 socket

 rubschin:

Where can I buy stainless nuts and bolts Growler...?

Try a company called Wurth , I know they are in cyprus (seen the company cars)  they sell all nuts bolts fixings and tools ...

They are in Nicosia but their website re-directs to the Greek site which is, well all Greek to me....

www.wurth.com.cy
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on June 13, 2010, 10:24:33 AM
rubschin:

Swarfega
Gunk
Drifts
Circlip pliers
9/16 socket

 rubschin:

Where can I buy stainless nuts and bolts Growler...?

Try a company called Wurth , I know they are in cyprus (seen the company cars)  they sell all nuts bolts fixings and tools ...

They are in Nicosia but their website re-directs to the Greek site which is, well all Greek to me....

www.wurth.com.cy

Can you not ask Kafenes to translate ???
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 13, 2010, 10:37:48 AM
rubschin:

Swarfega
Gunk
Drifts
Circlip pliers
9/16 socket

 rubschin:

Where can I buy stainless nuts and bolts Growler...?

Try a company called Wurth , I know they are in cyprus (seen the company cars)  they sell all nuts bolts fixings and tools ...

They are in Nicosia but their website re-directs to the Greek site which is, well all Greek to me....

www.wurth.com.cy

Can you not ask Kafenes to translate ???

Good idea!  happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: kafenes on June 13, 2010, 11:51:41 AM
rubschin:

Swarfega
Gunk
Drifts
Circlip pliers
9/16 socket

 rubschin:

Where can I buy stainless nuts and bolts Growler...?

Heard my name.......marine supply stores would be the best bet for stainless steel nuts and bolts but expensive in Cyprus. We drove past one the other day in Paphos old town and I know one in Larnaca. There is supposed to be a good one near the old port in Limassol as well.




BTW..................HI everyone!!!!!


Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 13, 2010, 11:59:02 AM
rubschin:

Swarfega
Gunk
Drifts
Circlip pliers
9/16 socket

 rubschin:

Where can I buy stainless nuts and bolts Growler...?

Heard my name.......marine supply stores would be the best bet for stainless steel nuts and bolts but expensive in Cyprus. We drove past one the other day in Paphos old town and I know one in Larnaca. There is supposed to be a good one near the old port in Limassol as well.




BTW..................HI everyone!!!!!




Thanks for that!

And welcome to the pub!  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 13, 2010, 12:20:36 PM
So the mini thread had brought in a new boy!

Welcome, the pub has been Kafenes-free for much too long.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 13, 2010, 12:26:26 PM
So the mini thread had brought in a new boy!

Welcome, the pub has been Kafenes-free for much too long.

 drumroll:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: kafenes on June 13, 2010, 12:29:31 PM
Thanks BM & DS. Feels a little strange for a non drinker to hang around a pub but a mini thread is too hard to resist. smile:


I'll just stick to my frappe if you don't mind. smile:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on June 13, 2010, 01:57:45 PM
Hello Kafenes, welcome  ~ mine's half of mild ~ fancy a game of of dominoes like?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 13, 2010, 02:01:49 PM
Welcome Kafenes  to this motley crew .

I am the only normal one in here and don't let anyone else convince you otherwise  lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on June 13, 2010, 02:03:24 PM
That's normal for a girly BTW.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 13, 2010, 02:04:54 PM
You're connection is lasting an awfully long time Uncle M  char062
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 13, 2010, 02:09:10 PM
Welcome Kafenes  to this motley crew .

I am the only normal one in here and don't let anyone else convince you otherwise  lol: lol: lol:

 happy001
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on June 13, 2010, 02:10:37 PM
You're connection is lasting an awfully long time Uncle M  char062

NO! don't say that, you'll put the kybosh on it.  cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 13, 2010, 03:46:50 PM
Hello Kafenes, welcome  ~ mine's half of mild ~ fancy a game of of dominoes like?

Bloody WOW!

A southerner who's actually heard of mild! eeek:

Bloody WOW WOW!
An actual other person that seemingly likes mild!! eeek:

Can't bloody get it even up 'ere now. cry:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 13, 2010, 03:55:17 PM
Quote
Can't bloody get it even up 'ere now.

Have you thought of viagra?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on June 13, 2010, 05:42:04 PM
Hello Kafenes, welcome  ~ mine's half of mild ~ fancy a game of of dominoes like?

Bloody WOW!

A southerner who's actually heard of mild! eeek:

Bloody WOW WOW!
An actual other person that seemingly likes mild!! eeek:

Can't bloody get it even up 'ere now. cry:

There is the odd pub around here that does it, but they are few and far between  sad32:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 13, 2010, 08:12:04 PM
Hello Kafenes, welcome  ~ mine's half of mild ~ fancy a game of of dominoes like?

Bloody WOW!

A southerner who's actually heard of mild! eeek:

Bloody WOW WOW!
An actual other person that seemingly likes mild!! eeek:

Can't bloody get it even up 'ere now. cry:

There is the odd pub around here that does it, but they are few and far between  sad32:

No demand apparently, so they say like, alledgedly. Shrugs:

I can therefore 'go get stuffed' evidently. cry:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 13, 2010, 08:14:20 PM
Quote
Can't bloody get it even up 'ere now.

Have you thought of viagra?

Have you thought about having yer mouth boarded up?

Big forest near here, but I doubt there'd be enough wood in it to complete the job tbh. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 14, 2010, 03:28:08 AM
Anyhoo....

Engine out day today... just four bolts to remove... what could possibly go wrong...?  Shrugs:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: kafenes on June 14, 2010, 06:43:22 AM
Anyhoo....

Engine out day today... just four bolts to remove... what could possibly go wrong...?  Shrugs:

Just DON'T drop it on your foot!!!! smile:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 14, 2010, 06:47:42 AM
Anyhoo....

Engine out day today... just four bolts to remove... what could possibly go wrong...?  Shrugs:

Just DON'T drop it on your foot!!!! smile:

The suspension collapsed...  sad24:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 14, 2010, 07:02:46 AM
It happens as you get older  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 14, 2010, 07:08:24 AM
It happens as you get older  whistle:

 evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 14, 2010, 07:11:43 AM
It happens as you get older  whistle:

 evil:

She's right you know. The arse end sags, tits look more like envelope flaps, legs start to resemble road maps .... she has sooooooooo much to look forward to in a year or two and all that gym work will have been in vain. Sad really but never mind ~ there are always newer models coming round the corner. eveilgrin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 14, 2010, 07:20:39 AM
There are indeed always new models but as you've learnt to your cost ...upgrading or part exchanging can prove very expensive  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 14, 2010, 07:23:21 AM
Not if you take up the offers of a free test drive  whistle: whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 14, 2010, 07:24:21 AM
Manual or automatic  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 14, 2010, 07:28:18 AM
I'll have you know I am in peak physical fitness....  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 14, 2010, 07:39:49 AM
Anyhoo....

Engine out day today... just four bolts to remove... what could possibly go wrong...?  Shrugs:

Just DON'T drop it on your foot!!!! smile:

The suspension collapsed...  sad24:

How?

It is 'dry' on Me Mi isn't it? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 14, 2010, 07:48:36 AM
Anyhoo....

Engine out day today... just four bolts to remove... what could possibly go wrong...?  Shrugs:

Just DON'T drop it on your foot!!!! smile:

The suspension collapsed...  sad24:

How?

It is 'dry' on Me Mi isn't it? rubschin:

It is dry...

I had to dismantle the suspension to get the drive shafts out...

I put it all back together loosely and put the wheels back on so I could push it in the garage under the winch... But I didn't connect the tie-bars to the lower wishbones...

They are obviously quite important to the steering geometry....  lol:

Oh and I had the shockers off too which didn't help...  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 14, 2010, 07:51:27 AM
He's gubbed it  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 14, 2010, 07:54:05 AM
Anyhoo....

Engine out day today... just four bolts to remove... what could possibly go wrong...?  Shrugs:

Just DON'T drop it on your foot!!!! smile:

The suspension collapsed...  sad24:

How?

It is 'dry' on Me Mi isn't it? rubschin:

It is dry...

I had to dismantle the suspension to get the drive shafts out...

I put it all back together loosely and put the wheels back on so I could push it in the garage under the winch... But I didn't connect the tie-bars to the lower wishbones...

They are obviously quite important to the steering geometry....  lol:

Oh and I had the shockers off too which didn't help...  noooo:


Thought it was.

Never mind, easily sorted by a man of your calibre.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 14, 2010, 08:08:55 AM
Manual or automatic  whistle:


Most recently air powered.  whistle: whistle: whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 14, 2010, 08:11:32 AM
Manual or automatic  whistle:


Most recently air powered.  whistle: whistle: whistle:

Hot air will that be  ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 14, 2010, 08:19:25 AM
Very  8)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 14, 2010, 08:23:43 AM
Manual or automatic  whistle:


Most recently air powered.  whistle: whistle: whistle:

I thought with the pacemaker you would be a hybrid?

"The Prius of the boudoir".
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 14, 2010, 08:35:00 AM
Not since the lasered away the short circuit. I am reborn!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 14, 2010, 09:56:18 AM
Not since the lasered away the short circuit. I am reborn!

Reserected so to speak?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 14, 2010, 10:03:44 AM
 drumroll:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 14, 2010, 10:33:32 AM
He's gubbed it  ::)

It is not gubbed!  cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 14, 2010, 10:50:14 AM
 char048
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 14, 2010, 11:15:46 AM
char048

I'll show you!  cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 14, 2010, 11:31:39 AM
 Popcorn:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 14, 2010, 12:42:17 PM
Fuck me I've done it!  eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 14, 2010, 12:44:38 PM
Wot?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 14, 2010, 12:47:32 PM
Wot?

Taken the engine and gearbox out spongehead!  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 14, 2010, 04:21:40 PM
Wot?

Taken the engine and gearbox out spongehead!  lol:

Quote
Taken out is a term used in gangster movies to describe killing someone or destroying an object. e.g. "He took out Billy the Fish" or "The bridge was taken out with gelignite"

 whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 14, 2010, 04:41:52 PM
And you BM!
I told you "You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 14, 2010, 04:44:19 PM
I bet LL's nice house is covered in greasy paw prints and other shite  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on June 15, 2010, 01:28:26 AM
I'll have you know I am in peak physical fitness....  cloud9:

You've renamed Villa Baldy?  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 03:29:27 AM
I bet LL's nice house is covered in greasy paw prints and other shite  noooo:

 redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 06:33:40 AM
A quick photo update then...

So... I spent the last week stripping out the insides... all has gone well except I can't get the upper dash off (until the screen comes out I think) and I've been unable to move the pedal box... there is some 'repair' welding under the bonnet and I'm wondering id the pedal box has become permanently fixed... If so I can work around it so no real problems.
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2FAh3MA.jpg&hash=33ffaaa96f4f38346bd5545c88f246ad) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVAh3MA)

There is a big hole in the drivers floor (which has been previously repaired) but apart from that it all looks fairly sound...
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2FAh6gJ.jpg&hash=5fe48c527b3ab04aeb27dfc89d4db5ad) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVAh6gJ)
Then I started on the mechanics... removed everything removable without any real issues (except it is impossible to find a 1 5/16" socket in Cyprus so 34mm had to suffice for the hub nuts). Also, explaining 'ball joint splitter' to a DIY shop owner that speaks no English is a challenging experience. I've found the two Haynes manuals (Service and Repair and Restoration) to be invaluable although they do sometimes gloss over points and use technical terms which I had to look up (I'm a complete novice at this). The Intermong has proved a life saver once or twice too...

All the bits that came out look okay although I'll need new tie bars and lots of 'repair kits' to get it up to scratch before it goes together again... Interestingly I pulled one drive shaft and lovely shiny ball bearings fell out of the pot joint while in the other they were brown and looked just like Malteasers (yummy) obviously corroded and quite pitted....

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2FAh8LS.jpg&hash=46a54916473a75cef7449408371a7f7b) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVAh8LS)

I originally planned to remove the front subframe complete with engine and running gear but then changed my mind and decided to leave a 'running chassis' for a while... Time will tell if this was the right decision or not... A hydraulic engine hoist was an outrageous 840 so I bought a 1 tonne chain hoist and fixed it to the (concrete) roof of my garage with a 20mm rawbolt with a ring on the end...
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2FAhbg0.jpg&hash=ceb308c4b05bc8c4475c13544049766c) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVAhbg0)

So having disconnected everything and 'removed the four bolts that hold the engine' which require gynaecology expertise I lifted the engine out...
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2FAhdL9.jpg&hash=8e578ec371a3e5603ad3ea7ab50b4a52) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVAhdL9)

Dumped it on the floor...
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2FAhgfi.jpg&hash=f06aac8cba60ccf8332fa741a15905b6) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVAhgfi)

And pushed the much lighter Mini back out of the garage...
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2FAhiKr.jpg&hash=2acb721b250b40df31945e4177783511) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVAhiKr)

My plans are now for a complete engine re-build while I can hopefully get somebody else to weld up the body...

I've had the Rostyle wheels shot-blasted and painted and will pick them up today and get some rubber on them (for motivational reasons). Have found a man that can re-upholster the seats in the original vinyl so they will go off this week....
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 15, 2010, 06:40:46 AM
Well that all sounds straight forward enough ~ makes one wonder quite why the previous owner/partial restorer gave up  rubschin:

Always a satisfying feeling as a job progresses ~ or at least I used to find it so and of course Haynes is invaluable.

Keep up the good work chap.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 06:46:31 AM
Well that all sounds straight forward enough ~ makes one wonder quite why the previous owner/partial restorer gave up  rubschin:

Always a satisfying feeling as a job progresses ~ or at least I used to find it so and of course Haynes is invaluable.

Keep up the good work chap.

Thanks you...

I'm actually really enjoying it...

Have to decide now if I'm going to re-build the engine myself or give it to a professional - likewise with the body work...  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 15, 2010, 06:52:35 AM
Play to your strengths and sub out work you feel is too much.

I have just Googled "Restoring a Mini 1275"
An astonishing number of sites with advice sections, Q&A sections and some useful looking "Where to get" tips.

Hard to believe that there are that many people doing it ~ that said one chap in this small village has four 850 minis and one Cooper lined up on his drive, all in various states of restoration. Progress is slow mind you as he has been at it since we moved here 9 years ago ...... but he has fathered three kids in that time so perhaps funding his hobby is difficult.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 15, 2010, 08:29:33 AM
You are really getting on with this BM aren't you?  eeek:

At this rate it should be completed within a couple of months. eeek:
Is there a classic car show that you're aiming for to show it off at like? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 15, 2010, 09:02:07 AM
Is there a classic car show that you're aiming for to show it off at like? rubschin:

No silly, he wants to get it done before LL comes back and promotes him to the front row of the choir.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 11:55:22 AM
Is there a classic car show that you're aiming for to show it off at like? rubschin:

No silly, he wants to get it done before LL comes back and promotes him to the front row of the choir.

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 11:57:36 AM
You are really getting on with this BM aren't you?  eeek:

At this rate it should be completed within a couple of months. eeek:
Is there a classic car show that you're aiming for to show it off at like? rubschin:

No real deadline...

Got the wheels today but the tire guy (who said he had stock yesterday) didn't have the Yokohamas so I won't be able to collect them 'til next week now...

The guy that did the wheels can soda (sp?) blast the car for 600 or sand blast it for 200...  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2010, 01:12:54 PM
Go for the cheap option. What can possibly go wrong?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 01:59:13 PM
Go for the cheap option. What can possibly go wrong?

Well, they could blast great big oles in it for starters...  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 15, 2010, 02:04:07 PM
Go for the cheap option. What can possibly go wrong?


Well, they could blast great big oles in it for starters...  lol:


You did say it had holes in the Driver's side floor well?  rubschin:

Whatever you do don't get them blocked up.

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2010, 02:09:10 PM
Actually, that is an option. LL would love that after an evening out  point:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 02:47:43 PM
It would certainly save petrol....?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 15, 2010, 02:50:05 PM
Of course if it is one big hole it may be some form of emergency braking system.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 15, 2010, 02:52:44 PM
Of course if it is one big hole it may be some form of emergency braking system.


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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 02:59:50 PM
Of course if it is one big hole it may be some form of emergency braking system.

Well, it is the only braking system it has at the moment...  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 15, 2010, 05:19:04 PM
I'm actually quite excited about these wheels. Xmas6:

 Piccies urgently required upon completion.

Did you take some close ups of them before you sent them to the re-furbisher like?

Yokees, mmmmm. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 05:30:36 PM
I'm actually quite excited about these wheels. Xmas6:

 Piccies urgently required upon completion.

Did you take some close ups of them before you sent them to the re-furbisher like?

Yokees, mmmmm. cloud9:


I should have...

I expected to have them back today and take pictures next to the car...

By the way... the shot blaster guy has one of these (http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C122773/)... A Jaguar Type X 4.2 complete and runing with no visible rust and a lovely interior... what do you think it could be worth...?

We haggled with him today and it is ours for just 3,000...  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2010, 06:08:10 PM
When you say "ours"?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 15, 2010, 06:25:40 PM
I'm actually quite excited about these wheels. Xmas6:

 Piccies urgently required upon completion.

Did you take some close ups of them before you sent them to the re-furbisher like?

Yokees, mmmmm. cloud9:


I should have...

I expected to have them back today and take pictures next to the car...

By the way... the shot blaster guy has one of these ([url]http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C122773/[/url])... A Jaguar Type X 4.2 complete and runing with no visible rust and a lovely interior... what do you think it could be worth...?

We haggled with him today and it is ours for just 3,000...  rubschin:


Not that exact one I presume?

Not too well up on Jags tbh , but it could turn into a bit of a bottomless money pit if you get it wrong i'd imagine.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 06:33:29 PM
I'm actually quite excited about these wheels. Xmas6:

 Piccies urgently required upon completion.

Did you take some close ups of them before you sent them to the re-furbisher like?

Yokees, mmmmm. cloud9:


I should have...

I expected to have them back today and take pictures next to the car...

By the way... the shot blaster guy has one of these ([url]http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C122773/[/url])... A Jaguar Type X 4.2 complete and runing with no visible rust and a lovely interior... what do you think it could be worth...?

We haggled with him today and it is ours for just 3,000...  rubschin:


Not that exact one I presume?

Not too well up on Jags tbh , but it could turn into a bit of a bottomless money pit if you get it wrong i'd imagine.


But she is beautiful....  Drool:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2010, 06:35:23 PM
LL will, of course, be thrilled  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 15, 2010, 06:37:25 PM
LL will, of course, be thrilled  ::)

And so she should be. This is turning into a classic motor museum, and he'll be able to charge for entry, kaaaaaching!  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 06:40:15 PM
3,000 for a 1964 classic runner... what could possibly go wrong like...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2010, 06:44:17 PM
I see that LL is in my Faceache group. I will ask her  angel1

Must dash
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 06:44:47 PM
I see that LL is in my Faceache group. I will ask her  angel1

Must dash

 eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 15, 2010, 06:45:40 PM
3,000 for a 1964 classic runner... what could possibly go wrong like...?  rubschin:

I get the same way when I roam these classic car shows I'm becoming addicted to like, but you do have to think long and hard first. nonono:

Have you got room for it like?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 15, 2010, 06:47:17 PM
Monster classic car show on at Trentham Gardens this coming Sunday, next Sunday that is. ;)

It's calling me.  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 06:49:00 PM
3,000 for a 1964 classic runner... what could possibly go wrong like...?  rubschin:

I get the same way when I roam these classic car shows I'm becoming addicted to like, but you do have to think long and hard first. nonono:

Have you got room for it like?

No... she is mahoosive... You need a bicycle to ride around her... and he has TWO of them....  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 15, 2010, 06:55:41 PM
3,000 for a 1964 classic runner... what could possibly go wrong like...?  rubschin:

I get the same way when I roam these classic car shows I'm becoming addicted to like, but you do have to think long and hard first. nonono:

Have you got room for it like?

No... she is mahoosive... You need a bicycle to ride around her... and he has TWO of them....  cloud9:

Oh yes, I remember them from me childhood, of which I'm still in apparently, according to the gospel of St Mrs Growler. ::)

Could you make room for it like p'raps? rubschin:

It would be an asset to your driveway and 'ouse, and the pride of the neighbourhood too no doubt.

Sounds like he really needs to offload it ey? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 15, 2010, 06:58:22 PM
What colour is it?
Spray it white and use it for weddings!!

More kaaaaaaachings! cloud9:

Could use it as a taxi back and forth to the airport as well!

Even MORE kaaaaaamonsteritalianochings!! cloud9:

This could really pay for itself.
Mrs BM is going to be well chuffed with all this forward thinking and enterprisingness.
She'll be able to go out even more buying frocks and 'andbags and shoes and wimmins bibs and bobs. happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2010, 07:03:13 PM
I have approached her with the idea  angel1
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 07:07:12 PM
I have approached her with the idea  angel1

 eeek: eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 15, 2010, 07:31:19 PM
I have approached her with the idea  angel1

 eeek: eeek:

Bloody wind up. Take no notice. The man's deranged. whacky115
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 15, 2010, 07:32:11 PM
I have approached her with the idea  angel1

 char048

 ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 15, 2010, 07:34:13 PM
Pay me not to  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 07:36:08 PM
Pay me not to  whistle:

 happy001
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 15, 2010, 07:39:12 PM
Pay me not to  whistle:

Will a smack or kick up the arse suffice p'raps?  whistle:

I could be your extremely willing courier BM, free of charge too! cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 15, 2010, 07:59:02 PM
Pay me not to  whistle:

Will a smack or kick up the arse suffice p'raps?  whistle:

I could be your extremely willing courier BM, free of charge too! cloud9:

 cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 15, 2010, 09:12:12 PM
Be careful what you wish for Growler.

I had a parcel delivered today. Quite cautious initially as it had 'Mr Tool ' plastered on the outside  eeek:

BM has already been ordering  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 15, 2010, 09:17:31 PM

I had a parcel delivered today. Quite cautious initially as it had 'Mr Tool ' plastered on the outside  eeek:



 noooo:

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 16, 2010, 09:34:39 AM
Be careful what you wish for Growler.

I had a parcel delivered today. Quite cautious initially as it had 'Mr Tool ' plastered on the outside  eeek:

BM has already been ordering  noooo:

No problem. He knows I'm willing to help if I can.

May be doing a road trip adventure over there with some bits for him and Me Mi when the ferry re-opens.
Who knows? Shrugs:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 20, 2010, 05:10:44 PM
Got some stuff in the UK...  cloud9:

Swarfega (big tub)
9/16" AF socket (missing from my old Halfords set)
1" AF socket (ball joints)
Easy Bleed Kit
Screw extractor kit
drift set
Circlip pliers set
Copper grease
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 20, 2010, 06:50:05 PM

Easy Bleed Kit


We assumed you already had that.  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 20, 2010, 08:55:04 PM
Got some stuff in the UK...  cloud9:

Swarfega (big tub)
9/16" AF socket (missing from my old Halfords set)
1" AF socket (ball joints)
Easy Bleed Kit
Screw extractor kit
drift set
Circlip pliers set
Copper grease

Thought I'd found you a bumper today. eeek:

Looked like the right one, but turns out it was for an Allegro. sad32:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 21, 2010, 03:43:58 AM
Got some stuff in the UK...  cloud9:

Swarfega (big tub)
9/16" AF socket (missing from my old Halfords set)
1" AF socket (ball joints)
Easy Bleed Kit
Screw extractor kit
drift set
Circlip pliers set
Copper grease

Thought I'd found you a bumper today. eeek:

Looked like the right one, but turns out it was for an Allegro. sad32:

 sad32:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 21, 2010, 07:51:19 AM
If I thought I could of got away with it, I'd have come home in one of these yesterday.

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C147624/

"For sale, offers invited."
Probably 12-15 grands worth I'd think. rubschin:
Absolutely pristine and stunning condition. Looked like brand new tbh. eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on June 21, 2010, 08:48:06 AM
If I thought I could of got away with it, I'd have come home in one of these yesterday.

[url]http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C147624/[/url]

"For sale, offers invited."
Probably 12-15 grands worth I'd think. rubschin:
Absolutely pristine and stunning condition. Looked like brand new tbh. eeek:


Any car named after a turnip farmer is not to be trusted  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 21, 2010, 08:51:06 AM
If I thought I could of got away with it, I'd have come home in one of these yesterday.

[url]http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C147624/[/url]

"For sale, offers invited."
Probably 12-15 grands worth I'd think. rubschin:
Absolutely pristine and stunning condition. Looked like brand new tbh. eeek:


Any car named after a turnip farmer is not to be trusted  noooo:

 evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 21, 2010, 09:09:45 AM
If I thought I could of got away with it, I'd have come home in one of these yesterday.

[url]http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C147624/[/url]

"For sale, offers invited."
Probably 12-15 grands worth I'd think. rubschin:
Absolutely pristine and stunning condition. Looked like brand new tbh. eeek:


Any car named after a turnip farmer is not to be trusted  noooo:


 evil:

It was sweet as a nut. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 21, 2010, 09:19:09 AM
A mate of mine had one of those. She said it fell apart around her like a clown's car  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 21, 2010, 10:55:47 AM
A mate of mine had one of those. She said it fell apart around her like a clown's car  noooo:

Had you both been with the circus for long?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 21, 2010, 11:05:22 AM
 cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on June 21, 2010, 11:13:08 AM
Great place name, "Fawkham"
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on June 21, 2010, 11:15:03 AM
Barman, a colleague of mine has a passion for minis, turns out he's had 102 of them. I've pm'ed contact details to you
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on June 21, 2010, 11:21:42 AM
If I thought I could of got away with it, I'd have come home in one of these yesterday.

[url]http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C147624/[/url]

"For sale, offers invited."
Probably 12-15 grands worth I'd think. rubschin:
Absolutely pristine and stunning condition. Looked like brand new tbh. eeek:


BM if you want your next project there is one of these for sale in Paphos ......
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 21, 2010, 11:32:17 AM
Great place name, "Fawkham"
As Pastis can confirm I did a job, or tried to, for Fawkham House Primary School in Kent. They went bust. noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 21, 2010, 11:54:15 AM
Got me wheels back today with Yokis....  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 21, 2010, 12:04:48 PM
You have Japanese girlfriends?  eeek:


LL
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 21, 2010, 12:06:21 PM
You have Japanese girlfriends?  eeek:


LL

doh:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 21, 2010, 12:14:35 PM
You have Japanese girlfriends?  eeek:


LL

doh:

Ignorance can be so blissful sometimes ey? ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 21, 2010, 12:19:00 PM
You have Japanese girlfriends?  eeek:


LL


doh:


Ignorance can be so blissful sometimes ey? ::)


Indeed...  noooo:


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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 21, 2010, 12:24:45 PM
Great place name, "Fawkham"

There is Faccombe not far from here, you may know it.

Local pronunciation is the source of much mirth among visitors.


Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 21, 2010, 12:25:11 PM
They look sweet as a nut from that piccy.
What they like close up like?
Laquered I presume, as they don't look too shiny from that. rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 21, 2010, 12:30:42 PM
They look sweet as a nut from that piccy.
What they like close up like?
Laquered I presume, as they don't look too shiny from that. rubschin:

Yes, got them sprayed and lacquered...

They are a bit pitted in places but they've come up quite well... I've ordered the proper chrome centres for them and have chrome nuts...  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 21, 2010, 12:32:12 PM
Chrome nuts?

Just as well with LL on the warpath
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 21, 2010, 12:53:41 PM
Chrome nuts?

Just as well with LL on the warpath

 noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 21, 2010, 01:40:11 PM
Got me wheels back today with Yokis....  cloud9:

Don't chocolate bars melt in all that scorchio heat?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 21, 2010, 02:21:58 PM
Anyhooo...

Made a little trolley so I can move the engine about while I am werking on it like...

It is big (and strong) enough to hold the body when I have the subframes off so I can move that about too...  cloud9:


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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on June 21, 2010, 02:47:56 PM
And whose kitchen is now without a work surface?  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: kafenes on June 21, 2010, 03:05:41 PM
And whose kitchen is now without a work surface?  whistle:

They were like 'borrowed' when Woolworths was changing into Debanhams. 8)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: kafenes on June 21, 2010, 03:07:41 PM
If I thought I could of got away with it, I'd have come home in one of these yesterday.

[url]http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C147624/[/url]

"For sale, offers invited."
Probably 12-15 grands worth I'd think. rubschin:
Absolutely pristine and stunning condition. Looked like brand new tbh. eeek:


BM if you want your next project there is one of these for sale in Paphos ......


apc, is it a red one?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on June 21, 2010, 03:13:10 PM
If I thought I could of got away with it, I'd have come home in one of these yesterday.

[url]http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C147624/[/url]

"For sale, offers invited."
Probably 12-15 grands worth I'd think. rubschin:
Absolutely pristine and stunning condition. Looked like brand new tbh. eeek:


BM if you want your next project there is one of these for sale in Paphos ......


apc, is it a red one?


Yes red but pearl paint near the cosmic bowling ...........
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: kafenes on June 21, 2010, 03:21:26 PM
If I thought I could of got away with it, I'd have come home in one of these yesterday.

[url]http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C147624/[/url]

"For sale, offers invited."
Probably 12-15 grands worth I'd think. rubschin:
Absolutely pristine and stunning condition. Looked like brand new tbh. eeek:


BM if you want your next project there is one of these for sale in Paphos ......


apc, is it a red one?


Yes red but pearl paint near the cosmic bowling ...........


Yep, that's the one. Owned by the guy who has the boat yard accross the road.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on June 21, 2010, 03:27:52 PM
If I thought I could of got away with it, I'd have come home in one of these yesterday.

[url]http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C147624/[/url]

"For sale, offers invited."
Probably 12-15 grands worth I'd think. rubschin:
Absolutely pristine and stunning condition. Looked like brand new tbh. eeek:


BM if you want your next project there is one of these for sale in Paphos ......


apc, is it a red one?


Yes red but pearl paint near the cosmic bowling ...........


Yep, that's the one. Owned by the guy who has the boat yard accross the road.


Got a couple of porsches too and that stupid american thing with flames up the side!!!!!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: kafenes on June 21, 2010, 03:32:37 PM
 lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: kafenes on June 21, 2010, 03:38:39 PM
Here's my baby. smile:


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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 21, 2010, 03:43:14 PM
It is hardly a 'baby'...  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on June 21, 2010, 03:58:03 PM
It is hardly a 'baby'...  lol:

At least he can tow you ....................after the engine rebuild ...........
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 21, 2010, 03:59:11 PM
It is hardly a 'baby'...  lol:

At least he can tow you ....................after the engine rebuild ...........

 evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on June 21, 2010, 08:20:13 PM
Great place name, "Fawkham"

There is Faccombe not far from here, you may know it.

Local pronunciation is the source of much mirth among visitors.




Had a few meals and drinks at the Jack Russell on a number of occasions in the past DS, great desserts  happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: kafenes on June 21, 2010, 09:52:52 PM
It is hardly a 'baby'...  lol:

It was, it is and will always be MY baby. You can say what you like. evil: smile:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 21, 2010, 10:25:41 PM
Here's my baby. smile:


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Oh that is sweet as a nut Kafine.
Amazon is it?
Not too well up on Volvos, but that looks a right hunny bunny. cloud9:

You've instantly gone up 10 rungs on me social ladder. happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: kafenes on June 21, 2010, 11:47:04 PM
That's right Growler, it's a 1966 Amazon 122s. Took me 5 years to restore from what it was (don't even ask about the cost) smile:. It used to belong to my neighbour who would give me lifts to school when I was 10yo.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 22, 2010, 08:21:19 AM
That's right Growler, it's a 1966 Amazon 122s. Took me 5 years to restore from what it was (don't even ask about the cost) smile:. It used to belong to my neighbour who would give me lifts to school when I was 10yo.

My bessy mate, at the time, had one when he was 17! rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 22, 2010, 01:28:14 PM
Anyhooo...

Got loadsastuff today including the proper lifting brackets for the engine, so up she came...

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Down onto my new trolley...
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And out into the sun for dismantling and degreasing...
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Chain winch all neatly stowed away so LL won't even notice...
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And she begins to come apart...
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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 22, 2010, 01:39:13 PM
I guess LL will inherit the wreckage of the Mini Me  noooo:

Very sad. She will prolly put it all in a skip, rightly
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on June 22, 2010, 01:59:17 PM
She's bound to get a man in.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 22, 2010, 02:04:21 PM
Miss D could lend her PT  angel1

Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 22, 2010, 09:16:06 PM
So so so so many green eyed monsters in here isn't there BM. ::)

So so so so many saddos with no really interesting pastimes and hobbies, apart from taking the urine of course.  ::)
Sad in'it? ::)
They are like ghouls and vultures, JUST waiting for summat to go wrong.  ::)
Pathetic and purile. ::)

We rise well above that sort of nonsense don't we BM? happy088

I shall look forward to updates upon my return, unless I can find a 'puter to log onto over there of course. rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 23, 2010, 02:55:22 AM
So so so so many green eyed monsters in here isn't there BM. ::)

So so so so many saddos with no really interesting pastimes and hobbies, apart from taking the urine of course.  ::)
Sad in'it? ::)
They are like ghouls and vultures, JUST waiting for summat to go wrong.  ::)
Pathetic and purile. ::)

We rise well above that sort of nonsense don't we BM? happy088

I shall look forward to updates upon my return, unless I can find a 'puter to log onto over there of course. rubschin:

 cloud9: cloud9: cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 23, 2010, 09:30:48 AM
Well, I'm not sure my methods were entirely orthodox but the front subframe is now out...

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I managed to overlook the battery cable (hidden in the grime!) so I cut it at the last moment rather than climb under the subframe and disconnect it!

Subframe looks to be in pretty good condition!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on June 23, 2010, 07:07:51 PM
What happened to the green mini. ????
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 23, 2010, 07:08:38 PM
He didn't have the legs for it  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: kafenes on June 23, 2010, 10:43:32 PM
He didn't have the legs for it  lol:

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 24, 2010, 04:02:36 AM
He didn't have the legs for it  lol:

 drumroll:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 24, 2010, 09:10:16 AM
He didn't have the legs for it  lol:

 drumroll:

 lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 24, 2010, 12:01:52 PM
A quick update...

Got the car lifted up on stands yesterday and sprayed the bolts holding the rear subframe so that it will hopefully come out easily this afternoon...
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And got my seats back from the upholsterer... very pleased with them...
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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 24, 2010, 04:34:00 PM
I preferred it when he was dead. This is so tedious, and the only person interested (The Bear) is fighting with Italians about grubby caravans  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 24, 2010, 04:47:45 PM
I preferred it when he was dead. This is so tedious, and the only person interested (The Bear) is fighting with Italians about grubby caravans  noooo:

But I'm not here so how can it annoy you?  point:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 24, 2010, 04:54:50 PM
I thought you were dead  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 24, 2010, 04:59:24 PM
I thought you were dead  noooo:

I thought Iridium was the densest substance on earth...  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 24, 2010, 05:04:49 PM
No, Marmite
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 24, 2010, 05:06:39 PM
Anyhoo...

I decided to remove the rear subframe today...

Squirted all the nuts and bolts liberally with WD40 yesterday and hoped for the best...

Removed all of the bolts apart from the two front fixings on the drivers side and then took the dog for a walk... Rather stupidly, when I returned I thought "it is going so well I may as well just remove the last two bolts..."

The first one sheared straight off as soon as I tried to turn it...

The second came halfway out then the fixing in the sill snapped off leaving the bolt half-in and half-out with no chance of removing it or the subframe or getting a grinder or a hacksaw on it... So I had to drill out the head of the bolt then chop the top off with a chisel... Two hours later the subframe is out...

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The offending bolts...
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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on June 24, 2010, 05:24:01 PM
He is missing his adviser

"You don't want to do it like that"
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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 24, 2010, 05:26:29 PM
He is missing his adviser

"You don't want to do it like that"
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 happy001
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 27, 2010, 05:00:45 AM
Oh my poor toe...  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on June 27, 2010, 08:29:59 AM
 Popcorn:

I'm sure none of us will laugh
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on June 27, 2010, 08:38:18 AM
Praps Miss D can kiss it better  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 27, 2010, 09:01:42 AM
Well...  redface:

I'd finished for the day yesterday and was exhausticated...

So I was clearing away all the tools and stuff when I walked into the Mini front subframe (which was left on the garage floor) and broke my little toe...  sad24:

After rolling around in agony for half an hour, using many, many swear words I managed to overcome the pain and continue with my clearing up...

So, I hobbled about collecting my tools and stuff before doing exactly the same fucking thing again! cussing:

My little toe now looks like a black pudding...  sad24:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on June 27, 2010, 09:16:32 AM
They come in threes  scared2:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 27, 2010, 09:17:06 AM
They come in threes  scared2:

 scared2:

Oh, Miss D is turning up...  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on June 27, 2010, 09:17:59 AM
 scared:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on June 27, 2010, 09:26:22 AM
They come in threes  scared2:

 rubschin: Tens, surely unless BM is a Sloth?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 27, 2010, 09:30:20 AM
They come in threes  scared2:

 rubschin: Tens, surely unless BM is a Sloth?

 drumroll:  lol: lol: lol:

I wish I had at least one less!  cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 27, 2010, 09:59:29 AM
They come in threes  scared2:

 scared2:

Oh, Miss D is turning up...  ::)

He's prolly chipped a toenail....man pain an all that  ::).

Be getting no sympathy from me  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 27, 2010, 10:00:57 AM
They come in threes  scared2:

 scared2:

Oh, Miss D is turning up...  ::)

He's prolly chipped a toenail....man pain an all that  ::).

Be getting no sympathy from me  noooo:

You could bring your nurses uniform with you like...  eyes:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 27, 2010, 10:02:34 AM
or my surgeon's  Sinister:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 27, 2010, 10:03:29 AM
or my surgeon's  Sinister:
So you don't deny having a nurses uniform then...?  eyes:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on June 27, 2010, 10:12:42 AM
Are you not in enough pain ?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on June 27, 2010, 10:13:49 AM
Are you not in enough pain ?  rubschin:

 lol: lol: lol:

Some brow wiping wouldn't go amiss...  cry:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on June 30, 2010, 09:05:43 PM
B.M. You've been a busy teddy! eeek:

Luving those seats. cloud9:
You 'appy with them?

Sorry to hear about your toe btw.
No one ever said this project would be tearless. noooo:
All be werth it in the end, and I'm well proud of your progress. happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 01, 2010, 04:04:24 AM
B.M. You've been a busy teddy! eeek:

Luving those seats. cloud9:
You 'appy with them?

Sorry to hear about your toe btw.
No one ever said this project would be tearless. noooo:
All be werth it in the end, and I'm well proud of your progress. happy088



I've been on light duties for the past week because of mi toe but I've been werking on it each day...

Stripped the carb, master cylinders, fan, brake servo, assorted brackets, etc. and re-painted most of them...

Finally managed to remove the last two trunion pins from the rear subframe yesterday... then started to wire brush all the cack off only to discover that it is rusted through on one side... new subby required...  sad24:

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I also whacked the knuckle joint off of the rear trumpets... They are supposed (as I understand it for the 1275 GT) to have two spacing washers between the knuckle and trumpet to adjust the ride height? One of them had three and the other didn't have any...

Anyways, one of the trumpets was also bent so I've decided to replace all four with adjustable versions - not Smootha Ride - just adjustable trumpets that use standard rubber cones and knuckles... I don't know if you can see them at number 67 here. (http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=page&id=54)

Then I'll need some shockers too - I was thinking of Gaz GTO-2021 on the fronts and Gaz GTO-2022 on the back... autoshocks.co.uk have them quite cheap...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 01, 2010, 01:03:28 PM
So, the swing-arm bearings are shot and one of the hubs has a bit missing... oh and a bolt welded in place of a stud...  noooo:

So we're talking new: -

Rear subframe
Swing arms
Hubs
Bearings
Shocks
Trumpets
Knuckles
Rubber cones

Still... the brake cylinders are like new...  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on July 01, 2010, 01:06:11 PM
Or just hire a skip.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 01, 2010, 01:14:53 PM
Or just hire a skip.

I'll skip you!  cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 01, 2010, 01:18:35 PM
Gonna be a very expensive Go Kart, this Me Mi  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on July 01, 2010, 01:20:23 PM
I was thinking more "shopping trolley"
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on July 01, 2010, 01:24:55 PM
 whistle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbha4XclSMU
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 01, 2010, 01:47:34 PM
whistle:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbha4XclSMU[/url]


 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on July 01, 2010, 01:55:54 PM
Gonna be a very expensive Go Kart, this Me Mi  rubschin:

At last. Someone who has not gone out to deliberately spell it incorrectly.  happ096
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 01, 2010, 02:11:50 PM
I hope I am chosen in place of a stud... 

 whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on July 01, 2010, 02:17:39 PM
I hope I am chosen in place of a stud... 

 whistle:

No chance ~ he's only got a mini one to offer.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on July 01, 2010, 03:17:12 PM
whistle:

Trig's broom ...

Excellent bit of writing  lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on July 01, 2010, 05:55:02 PM
whistle:

Trig's broom ...

Excellent bit of writing  lol: lol:

David Sullivan used to live next door to me. Miserable bastard, he was.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 01, 2010, 06:17:57 PM
whistle:

Trig's broom ...

Excellent bit of writing  lol: lol:

David Sullivan used to live next door to me. Miserable bastard, he was.

I wonder where he got the inspiration for some of his characters  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 01, 2010, 06:25:52 PM
Gonna be a very expensive Go Kart, this Me Mi  rubschin:

That's assuming it is ever going to go...  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on July 01, 2010, 07:09:41 PM
whistle:

Trig's broom ...

Excellent bit of writing  lol: lol:

David Sullivan used to live next door to me. Miserable bastard, he was.

I wonder where he got the inspiration for some of his characters  whistle:

YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST PERSON TO SAY THAT  Banghead Banghead Banghead Banghead Banghead Banghead Banghead Banghead Banghead Banghead

Although my brother does resemble Rodney.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 02, 2010, 02:39:04 AM
Gonna be a very expensive Go Kart, this Me Mi  rubschin:

That's assuming it is ever going to go...  whistle:

It bloody WILL go!  cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on July 02, 2010, 08:56:03 AM
It bloody WILL go!  cussing:

corrected the author for you.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on July 02, 2010, 08:58:48 AM
 lol: lol: lol: lol: lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 02, 2010, 09:10:00 AM
It bloody WILL go!  cussing:

corrected the author for you.

 happy001






 evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 02, 2010, 10:45:23 AM
It bloody WILL go!  cussing:

corrected the author for you.

 drumroll:
 lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on July 06, 2010, 04:05:17 PM
Been a bit quiet on the 'Me Mi'    cloud9: front this last few days BM, whilst soft ginger lad has been taking up valuable band width ramblin' on about his poxy bent wheels.  ::)
 Everything alright like, or are you simply waiting for 'Moose Delivery Services' for some much needed bits?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on July 06, 2010, 04:13:55 PM
I am not ginger  cussing:

ANyhoo, Miss D is en route and BM is preparing sausages, no doot
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on July 06, 2010, 04:23:56 PM
Aye, there be no tinkering about under minis while Miss D is there.  ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on July 06, 2010, 04:27:43 PM
I am not ginger  cussing:

ANyhoo, Miss D is en route  and BM is preparing sausages, no doot

He's off his trolley.
Why when you've be managed to secure a birof peace and quiet for a few weeks, would you want it interrupted by another wumman ey, why? Shrugs:

Bloody beats me I tell ya.  confused:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 06, 2010, 04:41:00 PM
I promised Miss D I would leave my mini alone for the week...   whistle:

Oh and Growler, I was working on an update today like... Got a whole new load of Mini bits via FedEx today...  cloud9:

Problem is I haven't got a great deal finished... keep finding parts I need although it should all start to come together soon...

Check out the size difference between the old and the new cone!

Anyhoo... here are some pictures to keep you interested like...  ;)

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on July 06, 2010, 05:03:55 PM
We are all waiting to see the pics of the "bits left over"  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on July 06, 2010, 05:17:07 PM
I promised Miss D I would leave my mini alone for the week...   whistle:


 

Well I'm sorry, but this is most unsatisfactory, and I'm well disappointed.

Bloody wimmin. Always interfering with our well laid plans. Banghead
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on July 06, 2010, 05:25:33 PM
I promised Miss D I would leave my mini alone for the week...   whistle:


Well I'm sorry, but this is most unsatisfactory, and I'm well disappointed.

Bloody wimmin. Always interfering with our well laid plans. Banghead

But occasionally, it's "Bloody plans. Always interfering with our best laid wimmin."   ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on July 06, 2010, 05:33:57 PM
I promised Miss D I would leave my mini alone for the week...   whistle:


Well I'm sorry, but this is most unsatisfactory, and I'm well disappointed.

Bloody wimmin. Always interfering with our well laid plans. Banghead

But occasionally, it's "Bloody plans. Always interfering with our best laid wimmin."  ;)

Yea yea yea, wharever, but we're talkin' about MD 'ere not some birof fancy fluff like. cussing:
Self confessed 'one of the lads', so she should therefore understand that there's werk to be getting on with, NOT bloody pampering and being made to feel all cumfy, pillows all fluffed up ike, and othert such utter crap. evil:

My bladder temperature is steadily rising here you know.
Just not good enough all this shite, just not good enough. Banghead
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on July 06, 2010, 06:22:15 PM
It was just turning your phrase, and of course in my experience only. MissD is of course above reproach in that department  angel1 ....  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 06, 2010, 09:00:08 PM
Growler my dearest darling man, I am not actually that demanding and if BM would like to spend time on his own, in silence, tinkering with his non functioning bits then he is perfectly entitled to do so. This is his house and he can do what he wants . I am a mere guest .

On the other hand tho he could also enjoy some company, a few laughs , an excuse to go out and see the beautiful scenery , take the piss out of me, watch me get drunk and report my shame and misdemeanors to you lot on here  ( as apparently is his duty  ;D )

After all , you wouldn't want me tinkering with the ol tin can now would you  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pirate on July 06, 2010, 09:57:01 PM
Dont listen to these miserable gits, Miss D...enjoy yourself... happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on July 09, 2010, 07:47:46 PM
Meanwhile. sleep017
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on July 09, 2010, 07:51:24 PM
You'd better get out there ASAP like, tool in hand (so to speak)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 09, 2010, 08:11:16 PM
 lol:

I have offered to help like ...but by the look of horror I don't think that will be happening anytime soon  Shrugs:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 09, 2010, 08:15:38 PM
I am on oliday like...

Meanwhile, vast amounts of Mini bits are heading towards me....  cloud9:

Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on July 09, 2010, 08:35:17 PM
I am on oliday like...

Meanwhile, vast amounts of Mini bits are heading towards me....  cloud9:


You mean as in thrown, by your house guest, like?  razz:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on July 09, 2010, 09:08:16 PM
I am on oliday like...

Meanwhile, vast amounts of Mini bits are heading towards me....  cloud9:



You mean MD is on 'oliday, and you're using it as an excuse to lounge around the pool rubbing sun tan oil on 'er, frollick around in the sea, booze, gorge, and generally scive whilst Me Mi  cloud9: just sits there all unwanted like. cry:

I'm most disappointed and bored. sleep021
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on July 09, 2010, 09:25:51 PM
Given the choice I know which I would lavish my attention on.  eyes:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 10, 2010, 06:36:16 AM
I am on oliday like...

Meanwhile, vast amounts of Mini bits are heading towards me....  cloud9:


You mean as in thrown, by your house guest, like?  razz:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 10, 2010, 06:36:34 AM
I am on oliday like...

Meanwhile, vast amounts of Mini bits are heading towards me....  cloud9:



You mean MD is on 'oliday, and you're using it as an excuse to lounge around the pool rubbing sun tan oil on 'er, frollick around in the sea, booze, gorge, and generally scive whilst Me Mi  cloud9: just sits there all unwanted like. cry:

I'm most disappointed and bored. sleep021

Yes...  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 12, 2010, 03:41:49 PM
Growler you'll be pleased to know that BM has taken delivery of more 'stuff' today and will be back on track tomorrow to entertain you
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 12, 2010, 06:03:24 PM
New hubs and brake shoes...  cloud9:

Delivery by FedEx tomorrow will bring...

1.00 FAM6292 SUBFRAME-REAR-DRY-'59-'91(cotton reel
1.00 HMP841014E FITTING KIT-REAR SUBFRAME,'59-'75
2.00 13H2176 CLIP-SECURING-BUMP STOP TO SUBFRAME
2.00 21A1601 PACKING-BUMP STOP-RUBBER CONE TO
10.00 SH605061 SET SCREW-5/16'' UNF x 3/4''
20.00 LWZ205 WASHER-LOCKING- 5/16" 0.30
20.00 PWZ105 WASHER - PLAIN - 5/16" 0.17
1.00 14A6615 SHROUD-RADIUS ARM NIPPLE -RH
1.00 14A6616 SHROUD-RADIUS ARM NIPPLE -LH
10.00 PMZ308 SCREW-PAN HEAD-10/32 UNF x 1/2"
10.00 WL700101 WASHER- LOCKING 10/32''
2.00 14A7091 GROMMET-WIPER HOLE, RADIUS ARM
10.00 PTZ1003 SCREW-PAN HEAD-SELF TAPPING NO.10 x 3/8''
2.00 21A640 CAP- REAR SHOCK ABSORBER-TOP
6.00 5376 WHEEL STUD-3/4" SPACER 65mm overall
2.00 BTA672 WASHER- REAR HUB BEARING
2.00 37H4642 GASKET- WHEEL CYLINDER-FRONT TO '64 &
4.00 CMZ422 SCREW-COUNTERSUNK-1/4 UNF x 1 3/8''
3.00 17H7949 'E' CLIP- WHEEL CYLINDER, FRONT TO '64
2.00 17H8092 SPRING-REAR BRAKE RETURN-CYLINDER
2.00 17H7621 SPRING-REAR BRAKE RETURN-ADJUSTER
1.00 CCT001 TOOL-WHEEL CYLINDER 'E' CLIP FITTING
2.00 17H7612 BELLOWS- HANDBRAKE LEVER THROUGH
10.00 SH605081 SET SCREW-5/16 UNF x 1''
10.00 FNZ105 NUT - 5/16" UNF
2.00 513118 BLEED NIPPLE-WHEEL CYLINDER- 1/4 UNF
1.00 GVC1022 CABLE-HANDBRAKE,TWIN TYPE, RUBBER
1.00 13H5541 GRIP-HANDBRAKE LEVER-BLACK
2.00 AWZ105 WASHER-CURVED,ANTI
10.00 ZPS314 SPLIT PIN-3/32 x 1 1/2'' LONG
10.00 GHF501 SPLIT PIN-5/64'' DIA. x 1 1/2'' LONG
1.00 GPP24AC BRAKE PIPE-CUNIFER-24'' 1x MALE & 1x
2.00 GPP10AC BRAKE PIPE-CUNIFER-10'' 1 x MALE & 1x
1.00 GPP6AC BRAKE PIPE-CUNIFER-6'' LONG 1 x MALE & 1x
4.00 NT606041 NUT-THIN-3/8 UNF, (BONNET PIN/ REAR
10.00 LWZ606 WASHER-INTERNAL STAR-3/8'' INTERNAL
1.00 NAM7162 RADIUS ARM- RUBBER CONE- RH OUTRIGHT
1.00 NAM7163 RADIUS ARM- RUBBER CONE - LH-
2.00 ASU002 ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION UNIT

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on July 12, 2010, 06:40:22 PM
Growler you'll be pleased to know that BM has taken delivery of more 'stuff' today and will be back on track tomorrow to entertain you

Oh thank you SO much!  worthy:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on July 12, 2010, 07:20:28 PM
New hubs and brake shoes...  cloud9:

Delivery by FedEx tomorrow will bring...

1.00 FAM6292 SUBFRAME-REAR-DRY-'59-'91(cotton reel
1.00 HMP841014E FITTING KIT-REAR SUBFRAME,'59-'75
2.00 13H2176 CLIP-SECURING-BUMP STOP TO SUBFRAME
2.00 21A1601 PACKING-BUMP STOP-RUBBER CONE TO
10.00 SH605061 SET SCREW-5/16'' UNF x 3/4''
20.00 LWZ205 WASHER-LOCKING- 5/16" 0.30
20.00 PWZ105 WASHER - PLAIN - 5/16" 0.17
1.00 14A6615 SHROUD-RADIUS ARM NIPPLE -RH
1.00 14A6616 SHROUD-RADIUS ARM NIPPLE -LH
10.00 PMZ308 SCREW-PAN HEAD-10/32 UNF x 1/2"
10.00 WL700101 WASHER- LOCKING 10/32''
2.00 14A7091 GROMMET-WIPER HOLE, RADIUS ARM
10.00 PTZ1003 SCREW-PAN HEAD-SELF TAPPING NO.10 x 3/8''
2.00 21A640 CAP- REAR SHOCK ABSORBER-TOP
6.00 5376 WHEEL STUD-3/4" SPACER 65mm overall
2.00 BTA672 WASHER- REAR HUB BEARING
2.00 37H4642 GASKET- WHEEL CYLINDER-FRONT TO '64 &
4.00 CMZ422 SCREW-COUNTERSUNK-1/4 UNF x 1 3/8''
3.00 17H7949 'E' CLIP- WHEEL CYLINDER, FRONT TO '64
2.00 17H8092 SPRING-REAR BRAKE RETURN-CYLINDER
2.00 17H7621 SPRING-REAR BRAKE RETURN-ADJUSTER
1.00 CCT001 TOOL-WHEEL CYLINDER 'E' CLIP FITTING
2.00 17H7612 BELLOWS- HANDBRAKE LEVER THROUGH
10.00 SH605081 SET SCREW-5/16 UNF x 1''
10.00 FNZ105 NUT - 5/16" UNF
2.00 513118 BLEED NIPPLE-WHEEL CYLINDER- 1/4 UNF
1.00 GVC1022 CABLE-HANDBRAKE,TWIN TYPE, RUBBER
1.00 13H5541 GRIP-HANDBRAKE LEVER-BLACK
2.00 AWZ105 WASHER-CURVED,ANTI
10.00 ZPS314 SPLIT PIN-3/32 x 1 1/2'' LONG
10.00 GHF501 SPLIT PIN-5/64'' DIA. x 1 1/2'' LONG
1.00 GPP24AC BRAKE PIPE-CUNIFER-24'' 1x MALE & 1x
2.00 GPP10AC BRAKE PIPE-CUNIFER-10'' 1 x MALE & 1x
1.00 GPP6AC BRAKE PIPE-CUNIFER-6'' LONG 1 x MALE & 1x
4.00 NT606041 NUT-THIN-3/8 UNF, (BONNET PIN/ REAR
10.00 LWZ606 WASHER-INTERNAL STAR-3/8'' INTERNAL
1.00 NAM7162 RADIUS ARM- RUBBER CONE- RH OUTRIGHT
1.00 NAM7163 RADIUS ARM- RUBBER CONE - LH-
2.00 ASU002 ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION UNIT

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And a snotty letter from your credit card company  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 12, 2010, 07:25:43 PM
Prolly...  surrender:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 13, 2010, 01:41:33 PM
Finished my carb...

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 13, 2010, 01:44:31 PM
I'm off carbs today  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 13, 2010, 01:57:53 PM
I'm off carbs today  whistle:

I'm not surprised...  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on July 14, 2010, 02:49:10 PM
Here ya go BM  ;)   It's a piece of cake

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/sportvideo/formulaonevideo/7889576/Lewis-Hamilton-and-Jenson-Button-assemble-McLaren-F1-racing-car.html
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 14, 2010, 03:25:27 PM
Here ya go BM  ;)   It's a piece of cake

[url]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/sportvideo/formulaonevideo/7889576/Lewis-Hamilton-and-Jenson-Button-assemble-McLaren-F1-racing-car.html[/url]


Could they do an auld Mini tho...?  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on July 14, 2010, 03:42:15 PM
WHo in their right mind would want to?

Oh, sorry  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 14, 2010, 03:42:59 PM
WHo in their right mind would want to?

Oh, sorry  redface:

Get orf my thread!  cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 15, 2010, 07:22:15 AM
Just fitted my first ever wheel bearing....  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 16, 2010, 06:57:56 AM
Another pictorial update...

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on July 16, 2010, 07:53:40 AM
 sleep017
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 16, 2010, 09:12:23 AM
Just fitted my first ever wheel bearing....  cloud9:

So you successfully 'pulled' then?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 16, 2010, 11:22:59 AM
sleep017

Are we keeping you up...?  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 16, 2010, 11:23:36 AM
Just fitted my first ever wheel bearing....  cloud9:

So you successfully 'pulled' then?

Boom-tish!  ;D

No. It was a new hub so I didn't have to pull anything off....
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on July 16, 2010, 11:24:30 AM
There is always the Minema angel1
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 18, 2010, 09:06:38 AM
Stripped!  cloud9:

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on July 18, 2010, 09:20:04 AM
Doesn't it look like a skull !!!!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 18, 2010, 09:32:19 AM
Doesn't it look like a skull !!!!

Your skull perhaps...  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on July 18, 2010, 09:42:35 AM
Doesn't it look like a skull !!!!

Possibly a German one
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 18, 2010, 08:36:41 PM
Doesn't it look like a skull !!!!

With a black hairpiece  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 19, 2010, 10:57:24 AM
Restoring Minis is tiring work....

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on July 19, 2010, 10:59:23 AM
Why have you taken your hairpiece off?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 19, 2010, 11:01:35 AM
Why have you taken your hairpiece off?

It is my Davy Crockett 'at...  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on July 19, 2010, 11:04:49 AM
I had one of those when I was a little 'un ~ and a gun with a cork in the end  ;D
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 19, 2010, 11:06:29 AM
Why have you taken your hairpiece off?

It is my Davy Crockett 'at...  lol:

Then wear the fox hat silly.  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on July 19, 2010, 11:08:44 AM
On 'is desk of course. razz:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 19, 2010, 11:22:46 AM
Why have you taken your hairpiece off?

It is my Davy Crockett 'at...  lol:

Then wear the fox hat silly.  whistle:

Language Timothy!  evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 04, 2010, 07:17:30 AM
 Sinister:

There! Nice and ready for you with no scrolling down required now for you and 'Me Mi'   cloud9: like.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 04, 2010, 07:23:51 AM
Just finished unpacking all me stuff like...

One suitcase was 26Kg and the other had my clothes in it...  whistle: The check-in dolly said I was over but I gave her the pleading puppy eyes and got away with it....  lol:

Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on August 04, 2010, 07:44:21 AM
Just finished unpacking all me stuff like...

One suitcase was 26Kg and the other had my clothes in it...  whistle: The check-in dolly said I was over but I gave her the pleading puppy eyes and got away with it....  lol:



 ::) - she prolly thought it was all your medication  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 04, 2010, 07:46:32 AM
Just finished unpacking all me stuff like...

One suitcase was 26Kg and the other had my clothes in it...  whistle: The check-in dolly said I was over but I gave her the pleading puppy eyes and got away with it....  lol:



 ::) - she prolly thought it was all your medication  whistle:

Of course....  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 05, 2010, 10:33:18 AM
Any'ow, have you sourced a back bumper yet?

I'm going here http://www.woodvale-rally.org.uk/ on Saturday, and will continue a search if you like like?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2010, 10:46:26 AM
Any'ow, have you sourced a back bumper yet?

I'm going here [url]http://www.woodvale-rally.org.uk/[/url] on Saturday, and will continue a search if you like like?


No, I haven't got a bumper yet...  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 05, 2010, 10:52:07 AM
Any'ow, have you sourced a back bumper yet?

I'm going here [url]http://www.woodvale-rally.org.uk/[/url] on Saturday, and will continue a search if you like like?


No, I haven't got a bumper yet...  noooo:


So, to answer me question like, do you want me to contnue looking? Shrugs:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2010, 10:54:01 AM
Any'ow, have you sourced a back bumper yet?

I'm going here [url]http://www.woodvale-rally.org.uk/[/url] on Saturday, and will continue a search if you like like?


No, I haven't got a bumper yet...  noooo:


So, to answer me question like, do you want me to contnue looking? Shrugs:


Oh yes please Mr. Growler kind sir....  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2010, 05:06:35 PM
Growler... wot size roller should I use for the best finish like...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 05, 2010, 05:11:28 PM
Growler... wot size roller should I use for the best finish like...?  rubschin:

STOP being stoopid and get on with the job in hand, before I have to come over there to liven you up. Banghead
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2010, 05:12:43 PM
Growler... wot size roller should I use for the best finish like...?  rubschin:

STOP being stoopid and get on with the job in hand, before I have to come over there to liven you up. Banghead

 redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2010, 05:17:35 PM
I stripped the front subframe today - looks good...

Got my lecky drill out with a wire brush on it and took most of the muck off... then realised I was covered head to foot in black greasy shite...  noooo: Only had a pair of shorts on as it was soooo hot like... Had to put plastic bags on me feet to make it to the shower...  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 05, 2010, 05:24:46 PM
I stripped the front subframe today - looks good...

Got my lecky drill out with a wire brush on it and took most of the muck off... then realised I was covered head to foot in black greasy shite...  noooo: Only had a pair of shorts on as it was soooo hot like... Had to put plastic bags on me feet to make it to the shower...  redface:

Gunk should be your friend. cloud9:

Don't worry about greasy paw marks, as Mrs BM isn't there, and she never comes in here reading this stuff anymore anyway does she?

Have you transferred engine bits into the kitchen yet btw?
THAT has to be done. lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2010, 05:28:34 PM
I stripped the front subframe today - looks good...

Got my lecky drill out with a wire brush on it and took most of the muck off... then realised I was covered head to foot in black greasy shite...  noooo: Only had a pair of shorts on as it was soooo hot like... Had to put plastic bags on me feet to make it to the shower...  redface:

Gunk should be your friend. cloud9:

Don't worry about greasy paw marks, as Mrs BM isn't there, and she never comes in here reading this stuff anymore anyway does she?

Have you transferred engine bits into the kitchen yet btw?
THAT has to be done. lol:

The kitchen is once again full of Mini bits...  cloud9:

Oh... and is there any lube between the brake pipes and the pistons or just screw them in tight like...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 05, 2010, 05:31:28 PM
I stripped the front subframe today - looks good...

Got my lecky drill out with a wire brush on it and took most of the muck off... then realised I was covered head to foot in black greasy shite...  noooo: Only had a pair of shorts on as it was soooo hot like... Had to put plastic bags on me feet to make it to the shower...  redface:

Gunk should be your friend. cloud9:

Don't worry about greasy paw marks, as Mrs BM isn't there, and she never comes in here reading this stuff anymore anyway does she?

Have you transferred engine bits into the kitchen yet btw?
THAT has to be done. lol:

The kitchen is once again full of Mini bits...  cloud9:

Oh... and is there any lube between the brake pipes and the pistons or just screw them in tight like...?  rubschin:

Sweet.
 Loads of greasy rusty bibs and bobs sitting on newspaper is an ESSENTIAL part of renovation...in ther kitchen, always. cloud9:

Not too sure about the kubing bit tbh. I'm not a mechanic. noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2010, 05:34:10 PM
I stripped the front subframe today - looks good...

Got my lecky drill out with a wire brush on it and took most of the muck off... then realised I was covered head to foot in black greasy shite...  noooo: Only had a pair of shorts on as it was soooo hot like... Had to put plastic bags on me feet to make it to the shower...  redface:

Gunk should be your friend. cloud9:

Don't worry about greasy paw marks, as Mrs BM isn't there, and she never comes in here reading this stuff anymore anyway does she?

Have you transferred engine bits into the kitchen yet btw?
THAT has to be done. lol:

The kitchen is once again full of Mini bits...  cloud9:

Oh... and is there any lube between the brake pipes and the pistons or just screw them in tight like...?  rubschin:

Sweet.
 Loads of greasy rusty bibs and bobs sitting on newspaper is an ESSENTIAL part of renovation...in ther kitchen, always. cloud9:

Not too sure about the kubing bit tbh. I'm not a mechanic. noooo:

Got back from walking the dog and this bloke turned up and asked "are you the guy restoring the Mini?"

He has fifteen of the bastards!  eeek:

Had a long listen with him for two hours... he strongly recommends the dish washer for restoring dirty parts and such...  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 05, 2010, 05:57:51 PM
I stripped the front subframe today - looks good...

Got my lecky drill out with a wire brush on it and took most of the muck off... then realised I was covered head to foot in black greasy shite...  noooo: Only had a pair of shorts on as it was soooo hot like... Had to put plastic bags on me feet to make it to the shower...  redface:

Gunk should be your friend. cloud9:

Don't worry about greasy paw marks, as Mrs BM isn't there, and she never comes in here reading this stuff anymore anyway does she?

Have you transferred engine bits into the kitchen yet btw?
THAT has to be done. lol:

The kitchen is once again full of Mini bits...  cloud9:

Oh... and is there any lube between the brake pipes and the pistons or just screw them in tight like...?  rubschin:

Sweet.
 Loads of greasy rusty bibs and bobs sitting on newspaper is an ESSENTIAL part of renovation...in ther kitchen, always. cloud9:

Not too sure about the kubing bit tbh. I'm not a mechanic. noooo:

Got back from walking the dog and this bloke turned up and asked "are you the guy restoring the Mini?"

He has fifteen of the bastards!  eeek:

Had a long listen with him for two hours... he strongly recommends the dish washer for restoring dirty parts and such...  rubschin:

Oh yes, I've heard that one before tbh.
Most excellent, and putting it to really good use that, only some of the wimmin' in here will probably have a moan at you. ::)

Failing that, you always have the washing machine I suppose? lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2010, 05:59:43 PM
I stripped the front subframe today - looks good...

Got my lecky drill out with a wire brush on it and took most of the muck off... then realised I was covered head to foot in black greasy shite...  noooo: Only had a pair of shorts on as it was soooo hot like... Had to put plastic bags on me feet to make it to the shower...  redface:

Gunk should be your friend. cloud9:

Don't worry about greasy paw marks, as Mrs BM isn't there, and she never comes in here reading this stuff anymore anyway does she?

Have you transferred engine bits into the kitchen yet btw?
THAT has to be done. lol:

The kitchen is once again full of Mini bits...  cloud9:

Oh... and is there any lube between the brake pipes and the pistons or just screw them in tight like...?  rubschin:

Sweet.
 Loads of greasy rusty bibs and bobs sitting on newspaper is an ESSENTIAL part of renovation...in ther kitchen, always. cloud9:

Not too sure about the kubing bit tbh. I'm not a mechanic. noooo:

Got back from walking the dog and this bloke turned up and asked "are you the guy restoring the Mini?"

He has fifteen of the bastards!  eeek:

Had a long listen with him for two hours... he strongly recommends the dish washer for restoring dirty parts and such...  rubschin:

Oh yes, I've heard that one before tbh.
Most excellent, and putting it to really good use that, only some of the wimmin' in here will probably have a moan at you. ::)

Failing that, you always have the washing machine I suppose? lol:

The washing machine you say eh...?  rubschin:

What temperature like...?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 05, 2010, 06:00:11 PM
You could rapidly become my NEW best friend if you can provide video evidence of cleaning 'Me Mi' bits in the dishwasher. happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2010, 06:01:32 PM
You could rapidly become my NEW best friend if you can provide video evidence of cleaning 'Me Mi' bits in the dishwasher. happy088

Hmmmnnn....  rubschin:

I already put the caps from the master cylinders in there like...  cloud9:

What else...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 05, 2010, 06:01:39 PM
I stripped the front subframe today - looks good...

Got my lecky drill out with a wire brush on it and took most of the muck off... then realised I was covered head to foot in black greasy shite...  noooo: Only had a pair of shorts on as it was soooo hot like... Had to put plastic bags on me feet to make it to the shower...  redface:

Gunk should be your friend. cloud9:

Don't worry about greasy paw marks, as Mrs BM isn't there, and she never comes in here reading this stuff anymore anyway does she?

Have you transferred engine bits into the kitchen yet btw?
THAT has to be done. lol:

The kitchen is once again full of Mini bits...  cloud9:

Oh... and is there any lube between the brake pipes and the pistons or just screw them in tight like...?  rubschin:

Sweet.
 Loads of greasy rusty bibs and bobs sitting on newspaper is an ESSENTIAL part of renovation...in ther kitchen, always. cloud9:

Not too sure about the kubing bit tbh. I'm not a mechanic. noooo:

Got back from walking the dog and this bloke turned up and asked "are you the guy restoring the Mini?"

He has fifteen of the bastards!  eeek:

Had a long listen with him for two hours... he strongly recommends the dish washer for restoring dirty parts and such...  rubschin:

Oh yes, I've heard that one before tbh.
Most excellent, and putting it to really good use that, only some of the wimmin' in here will probably have a moan at you. ::)

Failing that, you always have the washing machine I suppose? lol:

The washing machine you say eh...?  rubschin:

What temperature like...?

Max. 'ot, but knock the spin off.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 05, 2010, 06:05:31 PM
You could rapidly become my NEW best friend if you can provide video evidence of cleaning 'Me Mi' bits in the dishwasher. happy088

Hmmmnnn....  rubschin:

I already put the caps from the master cylinders in there like...  cloud9:

What else...?  rubschin:

Anything metal and grubby if you can squeeze it in like, but watch alluminium if you're using proper dishwashing soap tablet stuff things.

Wonder if you could put Gunk in it instead? rubschin:
Can't see what harm it could do, cus it rinses after dunnit?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2010, 06:06:50 PM
You could rapidly become my NEW best friend if you can provide video evidence of cleaning 'Me Mi' bits in the dishwasher. happy088

Hmmmnnn....  rubschin:

I already put the caps from the master cylinders in there like...  cloud9:

What else...?  rubschin:

Anything metal and grubby if you can squeeze it in like, but watch alluminium if you're using proper dishwashing soap tablet stuff things.

Wonder if you could put Gunk in it instead? rubschin:
Can't see what harm it could do, cus it rinses after dunnit?

It is just grease... wot could possibly go wrong like...? Shrugs:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2010, 06:07:42 PM
I'll whack the upper and lower arms in tomorrer on full wash with a couple of tabs...  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 05, 2010, 06:08:55 PM
You could rapidly become my NEW best friend if you can provide video evidence of cleaning 'Me Mi' bits in the dishwasher. happy088

Hmmmnnn....  rubschin:

I already put the caps from the master cylinders in there like...  cloud9:

What else...?  rubschin:

Anything metal and grubby if you can squeeze it in like, but watch alluminium if you're using proper dishwashing soap tablet stuff things.

Wonder if you could put Gunk in it instead? rubschin:
Can't see what harm it could do, cus it rinses after dunnit?

It is just grease... wot could possibly go wrong like...? Shrugs:

Dishes are greasy, so I'd say it'll be fine.

I regulary shove car seats in the washing machine when Mrs G isn't around.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 05, 2010, 06:11:24 PM
I'll whack the upper and lower arms in tomorrer on full wash with a couple of tabs...  cloud9:
Bit of vid. evidence tp prove you're seroius like, and you'll have proved tourself to be a most werthy best friend. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 05, 2010, 06:14:02 PM
I'll whack the upper and lower arms in tomorrer on full wash with a couple of tabs...  cloud9:
Bit of vid. evidence tp prove you're seroius like, and you'll have proved tourself to be a most werthy best friend. cloud9:

Consider it done like...  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 05, 2010, 06:21:35 PM
Most excellent. angel1

Must go now. Footie on telly, chips and curry sauce, lager and chocolates for pudding. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on August 05, 2010, 06:22:32 PM
Mrs G is a fine cooook  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on August 05, 2010, 06:46:47 PM
Most excellent. angel1

Must go now. Footie on telly, jumpers for goalposts, chips and curry sauce, lager and chocolates for pudding. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on August 05, 2010, 06:49:52 PM
LL!  LL!  LL!  LL!  LL!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on August 05, 2010, 06:50:09 PM
[Most excellent, and putting it to really good use that, only some of the wimmin' in here will probably have a moan at you. ::)


So long as they clear their bits first, it'll be alright  whistle:


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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on August 05, 2010, 07:22:33 PM
What is the collective noun for dildo's ?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on August 05, 2010, 07:25:07 PM
Manchester United
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on August 05, 2010, 07:25:54 PM
 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 21, 2010, 10:12:48 AM
WELL?  Shrugs:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2010, 10:21:16 AM
WELL?  Shrugs:

I know... I am an poor communicator...  redface:

Quick summary...

Rear subframe completely finished and assembled with wheels, new brakes, brake pipes, regulator, suspension and just about every bloody thing else...

I'm now working on the front bits... have stripped the Swivel Hubs, taken the Drive Flanges off the discs and am cleaning all the bits in preparation for painting... Unfortunately I couldn't save the upper arms so Landlady is muleing a new pair over...

Next I'm stripping the CV and Pot joints to see what can be re-used before placing another mahoosive order for new parts - bloody front wheel bearings are 50 each!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 21, 2010, 10:32:30 AM
WELL?  Shrugs:

I know... I am an poor communicator...  redface:

Quick summary...

Rear subframe completely finished and assembled with wheels, new brakes, brake pipes, regulator, suspension and just about every bloody thing else...

I'm now working on the front bits... have stripped the Swivel Hubs, taken the Drive Flanges off the discs and am cleaning all the bits in preparation for painting... Unfortunately I couldn't save the upper arms so Landlady is muleing a new pair over...

Next I'm stripping the CV and Pot joints to see what can be re-used before placing another mahoosive order for new parts - bloody front wheel bearings are 50 each!

Wheel bearings are horrendously over priced.
I had the same with me Jimny. 80 each eeek:

Ended up being directed to these:
www.bearing-king.co.uk

2 for 22.52 inc. vat. Well sweet. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on August 21, 2010, 10:33:51 AM
WELL?  Shrugs:


I know... I am an poor communicator...  redface:

Quick summary...

Rear subframe completely finished and assembled with wheels, new brakes, brake pipes, regulator, suspension and just about every bloody thing else...

I'm now working on the front bits... have stripped the Swivel Hubs, taken the Drive Flanges off the discs and am cleaning all the bits in preparation for painting... Unfortunately I couldn't save the upper arms so Landlady is muleing a new pair over...

Next I'm stripping the CV and Pot joints to see what can be re-used before placing another mahoosive order for new parts - bloody front wheel bearings are 50 each!


I know I've said this before but ........


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbha4XclSMU
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2010, 11:06:56 AM
WELL?  Shrugs:

I know... I am an poor communicator...  redface:

Quick summary...

Rear subframe completely finished and assembled with wheels, new brakes, brake pipes, regulator, suspension and just about every bloody thing else...

I'm now working on the front bits... have stripped the Swivel Hubs, taken the Drive Flanges off the discs and am cleaning all the bits in preparation for painting... Unfortunately I couldn't save the upper arms so Landlady is muleing a new pair over...

Next I'm stripping the CV and Pot joints to see what can be re-used before placing another mahoosive order for new parts - bloody front wheel bearings are 50 each!

Wheel bearings are horrendously over priced.
I had the same with me Jimny. 80 each eeek:

Ended up being directed to these:
www.bearing-king.co.uk

2 for 22.52 inc. vat. Well sweet. cloud9:

 rubschin:

I need a complete kit,  bearings spacers and oil seals...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on August 21, 2010, 11:47:27 AM
Define Restoration

Define Rebuild

Which are you attempting?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2010, 11:54:04 AM
Define Restoration

Define Rebuild

Which are you attempting?

Parts wear out Snoopy... That is why they manufacture replacement parts...  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on August 21, 2010, 11:56:56 AM
Including for Snoopy  point:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on August 21, 2010, 11:58:51 AM
Define Restoration

Define Rebuild

Which are you attempting?

Parts wear out Snoopy... That is why they manufacture replacement parts...  ::)

I KNOW THAT!

Answer the question.  evil:


There is a difference.
For instance a rebuilt vehicle requires re-registration in the UK .... A restored vehicle does not.


Including for Snoopy  point:

'ark who's talkin' whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2010, 11:58:52 AM
Including for Snoopy  point:

 happy001
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 21, 2010, 11:59:41 AM
Define Restoration

Define Rebuild

Which are you attempting?

Rebuild...existing parts that are re-furbishable
Restoration....purchase of new parts that replace old knackered un-refurbishable crap.

That's the way I see it anyway. Shrugs:

Wharever, BM's my new best friend   cloud9: for having the balls to take on this difficult project.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on August 21, 2010, 12:00:14 PM
Including for Snoopy  point:

 happy001

At least I haven't grown through my hair.  razz:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2010, 12:01:43 PM
Define Restoration

Define Rebuild

Which are you attempting?

Rebuild...existing parts that are re-furbishable
Restoration....purchase of new parts that replace old knackered un-refurbishable crap.

That's the way I see it anyway. Shrugs:

Wharever, BM's my new best friend   cloud9: for having the balls to take on this difficult project.

Essentially anything reusable is being cleaned and re-painted except for brake components which I am replacing with new for obvious reasons....
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on August 21, 2010, 12:07:30 PM
Define Restoration

Define Rebuild

Which are you attempting?


Rebuild...existing parts that are re-furbishable
Restoration....purchase of new parts that replace old knackered un-refurbishable crap.

That's the way I see it anyway. Shrugs:

Wharever, BM's my new best friend   cloud9: for having the balls to take on this difficult project.


Thank you

It was a serious question

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/BuyingAndSellingAVehicle/RegisteringAVehicle/DG_10014246

OR

Quote
Vehicle restoration is the process of restoring a vehicle that is either partially scrapped or otherwise life expired back to its original working condition. Automotive restoration can be applied to many different eras of automobile. Heritage railways and railway museums aim to restore and operate restored trains. Bus preservation groups aim to purchase buses  of various eras to restore them to their original operating condition. Trains and buses are often restored to the original authentic livery of their original owner.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2010, 12:10:43 PM
Define Restoration

Define Rebuild

Which are you attempting?


Rebuild...existing parts that are re-furbishable
Restoration....purchase of new parts that replace old knackered un-refurbishable crap.

That's the way I see it anyway. Shrugs:

Wharever, BM's my new best friend   cloud9: for having the balls to take on this difficult project.


Thank you

It was a serious question

[url]http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/BuyingAndSellingAVehicle/RegisteringAVehicle/DG_10014246[/url]

OR

Quote
Vehicle restoration is the process of restoring a vehicle that is either partially scrapped or otherwise life expired back to its original working condition. Automotive restoration can be applied to many different eras of automobile. Heritage railways and railway museums aim to restore and operate restored trains. Bus preservation groups aim to purchase buses  of various eras to restore them to their original operating condition. Trains and buses are often restored to the original authentic livery of their original owner.



You obviously have a point to make - I'm just too thick to see it I'm afraid.... Shrugs:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on August 21, 2010, 12:16:21 PM
No point being made nor attempted ~ honestly.
There is a difference both in law and in fact between the Restoration and the Rebuilding of a vehicle. Given the number of new parts involved I simply wondered how you saw what you are doing.
No Points Scoring, No Sarcasm, No Piss Taking .... a genuine interest as to which you thought you were undertaking and how your intentions measured up to the recognised definitions.
If, for example, you intended to sell or even "show" the finished mini how would you describe it? Rebuilt or Restored. That was genuinely all I was asking.

Would you rather I shut up?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on August 21, 2010, 12:18:42 PM
I guess the ideal is to have it just as it was when it rolled off the production line.  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 21, 2010, 12:25:31 PM
I suppose a restoration is a rebuild depending on how you want to define the two werds.
Was'the dictionary got to say about it?  rubschin:


Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on August 21, 2010, 12:31:36 PM
Quote
Vehicle restoration is the process of restoring a vehicle that is either partially scrapped or otherwise life expired back to its original working condition. Automotive restoration can be applied to many different eras of automobile. Heritage railways and railway museums aim to restore and operate restored trains. Bus preservation groups aim to purchase buses  of various eras to restore them to their original operating condition. Trains and buses are often restored to the original authentic livery of their original owner.

BUT

Quote
Vehicles that have been rebuilt using a mix of new or used parts

In order to retain the original registration mark:

    * cars and car-derived vans must use:

The original unmodified chassis or unaltered bodyshell (i.e. body and chassis as one unit - monocoque); or a new chassis or monocoque bodyshell of the same specification as the original supported by evidence from the dealer or manufacturer (e.g. receipt).

And two other major components from the original vehicle - ie suspension (front & back); steering assembly; axles (both); transmission or engine.

If a second-hand chassis or monocoque bodyshell is used a car must pass an Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) and light goods vans must have a enhanced single vehicle approval (ESVA) or single vehicle approval (SVA) test after which a ""Q"" prefix registration number will be allocated.


Quite how this applies to a Mini, which even I know doesn't have a chassis as such but rather has a front and rear sub-frame, I have no idea ~ which is one of the reasons I asked.

Someone in the village has an number of minis that he is robbing to make one whole vehicle. A brief debate about him with my local mechanic revealed that the "Re-builder" was running into problems registering his rebuild as he had claimed it was restored and the DVLA would not accept that definition.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 21, 2010, 12:36:13 PM
Can't we just, and most respectfully, call this a classy bodge to save any further arguements? ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on August 21, 2010, 12:40:58 PM
Bodge will do  angel1
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on August 21, 2010, 12:50:40 PM
If I make a joke I'm wrong ..... If I ask a serious and pertinent question I am wrong.

What I am not doing is arguing.

Be honest with me ~ the answer is not known because not one of you had considered the question until I raised it.

I accept that I am not a "Petrol Head" and have no wish to be one but I am interested in what BM is doing. I asked the question as it will make a difference when he is finished and has to decide what to do with the vehicle.

And I doubt that BM will be pleased with "Bodge" ~ I think he is doing much more than that and if it pleases him bloody good luck to the bloke.

I would not undertake the task myself ~ as previously explained I have owned a number of Minis over the years and frankly got pissed off with spending most weekends under the bloody things trying to mend them. That said they were a lot of fun to drive.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2010, 01:06:16 PM
I am restoring it... hopefully as close to original condition as possible...

I don't see that what I'm doing is any different to taking any car to a garage - they change bearings, clutch, brakes, etc. and anything else that is worn out... And if you have a crash they'll happily replace whole body panels, bumpers, etc.

The only parts I am replacing are those that are worn out, rubber parts that have perished, parts that are likely to be worn out or beyond reasonable use (wheel bearings) and safety critical items like the brake pipes (which go brittle after many years).

All the other parts are being cleaned, degreased, de-rusted and painted ready for re-assembly...

Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on August 21, 2010, 01:14:57 PM
I am restoring it... hopefully as close to original condition as possible...

I don't see that what I'm doing is any different to taking any car to a garage - they change bearings, clutch, brakes, etc. and anything else that is worn out... And if you have a crash they'll happily replace whole body panels, bumpers, etc.

The only parts I am replacing are those that are worn out, rubber parts that have perished, parts that are likely to be worn out or beyond reasonable use (wheel bearings) and safety critical items like the brake pipes (which go brittle after many years).

All the other parts are being cleaned, degreased, de-rusted and painted ready for re-assembly...



And the dishwasher is knackered
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2010, 01:19:23 PM
I am restoring it... hopefully as close to original condition as possible...

I don't see that what I'm doing is any different to taking any car to a garage - they change bearings, clutch, brakes, etc. and anything else that is worn out... And if you have a crash they'll happily replace whole body panels, bumpers, etc.

The only parts I am replacing are those that are worn out, rubber parts that have perished, parts that are likely to be worn out or beyond reasonable use (wheel bearings) and safety critical items like the brake pipes (which go brittle after many years).

All the other parts are being cleaned, degreased, de-rusted and painted ready for re-assembly...



And the dishwasher is knackered

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on August 21, 2010, 01:27:37 PM
I am restoring it... hopefully as close to original condition as possible...

I don't see that what I'm doing is any different to taking any car to a garage - they change bearings, clutch, brakes, etc. and anything else that is worn out... And if you have a crash they'll happily replace whole body panels, bumpers, etc.

The only parts I am replacing are those that are worn out, rubber parts that have perished, parts that are likely to be worn out or beyond reasonable use (wheel bearings) and safety critical items like the brake pipes (which go brittle after many years).

All the other parts are being cleaned, degreased, de-rusted and painted ready for re-assembly...



Thank you .... that was all I asked.





And for my next trick I will attempt to get blood out of a stone  Banghead
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on August 21, 2010, 02:04:34 PM


Essentially anything reusable is being cleaned and re-painted except for brake components which I am replacing with new for obvious reasons....

"I couldn't fix the brakes properly, so I've made the horn louder"
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2010, 02:10:58 PM


Essentially anything reusable is being cleaned and re-painted except for brake components which I am replacing with new for obvious reasons....

"I couldn't fix the brakes properly, so I've made the horn louder"

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on August 21, 2010, 02:43:43 PM


Essentially anything reusable is being cleaned and re-painted except for brake components which I am replacing with new for obvious reasons....

"I couldn't fix the brakes properly, so I've made the horn louder"


 ;D
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 17, 2010, 03:40:57 PM
Brake Callipers

Before:
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F3PdAA.jpg&hash=efd97a1ac7ec59ebe71ae3ea05491077) (http://postimage.org/image/7qq0y2xw/)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2Fhzh09.jpg&hash=c02decec5d8cbdc9bb911ea37f8fc18d) (http://postimage.org/image/znlwhp1g/)
Pistons Out (not broke):
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2F8zXii.jpg&hash=9b504dbe24a42b578e96fbae0f6bd356) (http://postimage.org/image/hehu7dno/)
De-greased
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2Fv56xJ.jpg&hash=cef634b8eb81ea19376158fb884a6e00) (http://postimage.org/image/1r3zs5s1w/)
POR-15 Rust Protection Paint:
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F3PizS.jpg&hash=25726c3bbcc43d53c4eda48ee6f49f82) (http://postimage.org/image/7qtc0rxg/)
Top coat Calliper Paint:
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2FhzvZ0.jpg&hash=cd8253c440c63e59bace4370ae1cae2b) (http://postimage.org/image/znvtps04/)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 30, 2010, 12:18:45 PM
Baked!

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2Fgp9A.jpg&hash=bd0acfc17e19332c84ad7a88dfe7b9ea) (http://postimage.org/image/j10imxw/)

Cleaning the fuel tank now...

Wouldn't fit in the oven to dry it out so I am using LL's hair-dryer instead...  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on September 30, 2010, 12:21:04 PM
LL!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 30, 2010, 12:24:10 PM
LL!

Shhhhhhhhhh!  ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on September 30, 2010, 12:33:49 PM
BM = A Man who likes to live life "on the edge".  scared2:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 30, 2010, 12:43:43 PM
BM = A Man who likes to live life "on the edge".  scared2:

 ;D
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on September 30, 2010, 12:59:44 PM
BM = A Man who likes to live life "on the edge of a roof".  scared2:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 30, 2010, 01:45:31 PM
BM = A Man who likes to live life "on the edge of a roof".  scared2:

happy001












 scared2:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 15, 2010, 11:40:09 AM
Diff out... flywheel off, clutch out... I am a clever boy!  angel1
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on October 15, 2010, 12:40:26 PM
You can only say that when you've put them back in. (and it works)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 15, 2010, 12:41:55 PM
You can only say that when you've put them back in. (and it works)

Yes...  redface:

I've never done it before tho so I am pleased with myself...  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on October 15, 2010, 12:56:07 PM


I did it once ~ on a Renault 4 ...... NEVER AGAIN!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 15, 2010, 12:57:46 PM


I did it once ~ on a Renault 4 ...... NEVER AGAIN!

What are we talking about now...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on October 15, 2010, 01:22:44 PM
Dropping out the gearbox ~ fitting a new clutch and putting it all back together.

What ever did you think I was talking about?  angel1
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 15, 2010, 01:25:06 PM
Dropping out the gearbox ~ fitting a new clutch and putting it all back together.

What ever did you think I was talking about?  angel1

um... just that... like you said like....  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on October 15, 2010, 01:45:30 PM
Nah! Managed "it" in a mini once but never in a Renault 4.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 19, 2010, 06:50:37 PM
Pedals: -

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FLAik0.jpg&hash=fc30e56b7ce41ea4d5bc048ab876863f) (http://postimage.org/image/2olrkk4ck/)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2FGXH7A.jpg&hash=f33dec298d9d6f133a8cc9521eff8378) (http://postimage.org/image/2f7ewp59g/)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2FOaTSJ.jpg&hash=a1d6c334ebc11efe434cfa081324d18c) (http://postimage.org/image/2tvl4gex0/)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2FNaD80.jpg&hash=bfdc8a2a239adb1826bd561a49d85818) (http://postimage.org/image/2ru6glq3o/)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2FLAEMi.jpg&hash=bd74500667374845f25c99b09666526c) (http://postimage.org/image/2om6ge8sk/)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2FGYf2A.jpg&hash=b444b373675cc7e8b78b8dbd0569c8ec) (http://postimage.org/image/2f822806c/)

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2FOb2Ri.jpg&hash=d63d3906348b41c201c3a7d6826a3fcc) (http://postimage.org/image/2tvrqlsw4/)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on October 19, 2010, 06:51:29 PM
Do they come in other colours  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 19, 2010, 06:52:59 PM
Do they come in other colours  rubschin:

Yes of course, any colour you like....



... as long as you like black like...  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on October 19, 2010, 07:53:01 PM
Pedals: -

 eeek:   It's a pedal car?  eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on October 19, 2010, 08:02:31 PM
It will be soon  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 20, 2010, 04:45:53 AM
Pedals: -

 eeek:   It's a pedal car?  eeek:


doh:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on October 20, 2010, 09:58:06 AM
How's the dish washer looking now?  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 20, 2010, 10:00:07 AM
How's the dish washer looking now?  whistle:

Not too bad now....  angel1
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on October 20, 2010, 10:08:56 AM
Is LL home then?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 20, 2010, 02:40:10 PM
Is LL home then?

Not 'til December...  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on October 20, 2010, 03:00:02 PM
 Xmas1: =  Xmas2:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on October 20, 2010, 08:19:43 PM
It will be soon  ::)


You can drive it.

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.toyshopuk.net%2FApplication%2Fimages%2Fpedal-cars%2Fnoddy-pedal-car-lg.jpg&hash=4fa7f5561d9d6874d1060fb8de920ed4)

 In drag  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 21, 2010, 04:07:43 AM
It will be soon  ::)


You can drive it.

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.toyshopuk.net%2FApplication%2Fimages%2Fpedal-cars%2Fnoddy-pedal-car-lg.jpg&hash=4fa7f5561d9d6874d1060fb8de920ed4[/url])

 In drag  whistle:


happy001
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 22, 2010, 10:42:18 AM
I've been working through the car refurbishing all the parts as I go... have a big pile of them now...  cloud9:

For many parts, master cylinders, carb, callipers, etc. You can get 'repair kits' that contian all the bits that can wear out or perish so you can rebuild as good as new like...

Just collected the fuel pump repair kit from the post office. Here is the label on the box: -

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F37XMS.jpg&hash=d927e8b08e3303e7184a3ecdb931b93f) (http://postimage.org/image/6ciqea4k/)

It's nearly as old as the bloody car!  cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pirate on October 22, 2010, 08:35:06 PM
Seals'll be perished already...

 point:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pirate on October 22, 2010, 08:36:50 PM
Sell the pack on Ebay...maybe some sucker will bite...Oh,  rubschin: where did you get it from?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 23, 2010, 05:18:59 AM
Sell the pack on Ebay...maybe some sucker will bite...Oh,  rubschin: where did you get it from?

MiniSpares  evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on October 23, 2010, 11:06:50 AM
Sell the pack on Ebay...maybe some sucker will bite...Oh,  rubschin: where did you get it from?


MiniSpares  evil:

 Liar:
 whistle:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/UK-CLASSIC-mini-parts-and-spares (http://stores.ebay.co.uk/UK-CLASSIC-mini-parts-and-spares)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 23, 2010, 11:23:52 AM
Sell the pack on Ebay...maybe some sucker will bite...Oh,  rubschin: where did you get it from?


MiniSpares  evil:

 Liar:
 whistle:

[url]http://stores.ebay.co.uk/UK-CLASSIC-mini-parts-and-spares[/url] ([url]http://stores.ebay.co.uk/UK-CLASSIC-mini-parts-and-spares[/url])


Thanks Darwin!  happy088
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on November 03, 2010, 07:46:27 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

 Banghead
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on November 03, 2010, 08:03:25 AM
 Popcorn:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on November 03, 2010, 08:29:21 AM
I spent a week on and off working on the bastard wiper motor...

Took it all to bits, cleaned it, de-rusted it... painted all the parts... greased it all up nice like, re-wired it all ready for re-assembly this morning...

Dropped it on the floor and fucked it!  Explode:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 03, 2010, 08:33:38 AM
Oh dear , oh dear , oh dear  happy100

Still ...it's not an important bit is it ? lol:

 scared:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on November 03, 2010, 08:45:44 AM
Oh dear , oh dear , oh dear  happy100

Still ...it's not an important bit is it ? lol:

 scared:

Only when it's raining, generally speaking like. ::)





Bloody wimmin ey. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 03, 2010, 08:52:48 AM
I know .....world would be a lot nicer place if we didn't exist eh !
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on November 03, 2010, 08:53:16 AM
Oh dear , oh dear , oh dear  happy100

Still ...it's not an important bit is it ? lol:

 scared:

no dear...  ::)

I can get a brand new one for thirty quid too - less than a pair of shoes....  ::)

It is just the werk that went into it....  sad24:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on November 03, 2010, 08:55:29 AM
Oh dear , oh dear , oh dear  happy100

Still ...it's not an important bit is it ? lol:

 scared:

no dear...  ::)

I can get a brand new one for thirty quid too - less than a pair of shoes....  ::)

It is just the werk that went into it....  sad24:

It's a man pride thing in'it ey BM.
To make summat crappy turn into summat good again is most most satisfying. cloud9:

Wimmin just bin things without a seconds thought.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on November 03, 2010, 08:56:49 AM
I know .....world would be a lot nicer place if we didn't exist eh !

You have your uses...some of the time. rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on November 03, 2010, 08:59:27 AM

To make summat crappy turn into summat good again is most most satisfying. cloud9:

Wimmin feel that way about divorce  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on November 03, 2010, 10:29:06 AM

To make summat crappy turn into summat good again is most most satisfying. cloud9:

Wimmin feel that way about divorce  lol:

They aren't the only ones  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on November 28, 2010, 03:28:44 PM
Is this project on hold, whilst you clean for LL's return .. whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on November 28, 2010, 04:37:27 PM
Is this project on hold, whilst you clean for LL's return .. whistle:

No... have been paint stripping, painting and de-rusting today...

Project will go on hold about Thursday for a major clean up!  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on January 20, 2011, 05:43:48 PM
Has the project been shelved ............ rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 20, 2011, 05:58:49 PM
No the bloody project hasn't been shelved!  cussing:

In fact I took some shiny restored mini bits to show Kafenes in horse pickle yesterday!  redface:

I'm waiting for some shims from the UK that I need to complete the gearbox rebuild, then the engine, etc...

Total rebuild costs now come to 13,000  redface:

Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on January 20, 2011, 06:04:59 PM
No the bloody project hasn't been shelved!  cussing:

In fact I took some shiny restored mini bits to show Kafenes in horse pickle yesterday!  redface:

I'm waiting for some shims from the UK that I need to complete the gearbox rebuild, then the engine, etc...

Total rebuild costs now come to 13,000  redface:





 eeek:    hope LL not reading tonight ..... whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on January 20, 2011, 06:10:04 PM
No the bloody project hasn't been shelved!  cussing:

In fact I took some shiny restored mini bits to show Kafenes in horse pickle yesterday!  redface:

I'm waiting for some shims from the UK that I need to complete the gearbox rebuild, then the engine, etc...

Total rebuild costs now come to 13,000  redface:



 eeek:

Couldn't you have just bought a new one  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on January 20, 2011, 06:13:05 PM
No the bloody project hasn't been shelved!  cussing:

In fact I took some shiny restored mini bits to show Kafenes in horse pickle yesterday!  redface:

I'm waiting for some shims from the UK that I need to complete the gearbox rebuild, then the engine, etc...

Total rebuild costs now come to 13,000  redface:




Whatever happened to grapes and Lucozade........????
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on January 20, 2011, 06:16:57 PM
No the bloody project hasn't been shelved!  cussing:

In fact I took some shiny restored mini bits to show Kafenes in horse pickle yesterday!  redface:

I'm waiting for some shims from the UK that I need to complete the gearbox rebuild, then the engine, etc...

Total rebuild costs now come to 13,000  redface:




 whistle:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/austin-mini-fully-rebuilt-25th-anniversary-1984-/300510996088?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item45f7d9e678 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/austin-mini-fully-rebuilt-25th-anniversary-1984-/300510996088?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item45f7d9e678)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on January 20, 2011, 06:44:52 PM
No the bloody project hasn't been shelved!  cussing:

In fact I took some shiny restored mini bits to show Kafenes in horse pickle yesterday!  redface:

I'm waiting for some shims from the UK that I need to complete the gearbox rebuild, then the engine, etc...

Total rebuild costs now come to 13,000  redface:




Whatever happened to grapes and Lucozade........????

Beat me to it  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 20, 2011, 06:45:59 PM
No the bloody project hasn't been shelved!  cussing:

In fact I took some shiny restored mini bits to show Kafenes in horse pickle yesterday!  redface:

I'm waiting for some shims from the UK that I need to complete the gearbox rebuild, then the engine, etc...

Total rebuild costs now come to 13,000  redface:




Whatever happened to grapes and Lucozade........????

Beat me to it  lol:

 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 20, 2011, 06:46:38 PM
No the bloody project hasn't been shelved!  cussing:

In fact I took some shiny restored mini bits to show Kafenes in horse pickle yesterday!  redface:

I'm waiting for some shims from the UK that I need to complete the gearbox rebuild, then the engine, etc...

Total rebuild costs now come to 13,000  redface:





 eeek:    hope LL not reading tonight ..... whistle:

It wot LL wot werked it out like...  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 20, 2011, 07:43:48 PM
Well I suppose its cheaper than letting you do DIY around the house.  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 20, 2011, 07:46:57 PM
Well I suppose its cheaper than letting you do DIY around the house.  whistle:

You are LL - I claim my 13,000  evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on January 21, 2011, 12:59:38 PM
No the bloody project hasn't been shelved!  cussing:

In fact I took some shiny restored mini bits to show Kafenes in horse pickle yesterday!  redface:

I'm waiting for some shims from the UK that I need to complete the gearbox rebuild, then the engine, etc...

Total rebuild costs now come to 13,000  redface:





That donate button on here.......................... rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 21, 2011, 01:10:14 PM
No the bloody project hasn't been shelved!  cussing:

In fact I took some shiny restored mini bits to show Kafenes in horse pickle yesterday!  redface:

I'm waiting for some shims from the UK that I need to complete the gearbox rebuild, then the engine, etc...

Total rebuild costs now come to 13,000  redface:







That donate button on here.......................... rubschin:

yes...?  eveilgrin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on January 21, 2011, 01:47:06 PM
BM gubs the quote function  point:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on January 21, 2011, 01:49:20 PM
 happy001 happy001 happy001 The Biter has been bit!
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 21, 2011, 02:47:21 PM
Arse!  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on January 23, 2011, 02:18:33 PM
is LL away ???  found this advert ..............on angloinfo cyprus ....

"I am selling two of my luxury watches to help finance my new classic car addiction. These watches are from my personal collection and they are worth a great deal more than what I am asking for. "


 rubschin:




Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 23, 2011, 02:42:24 PM
is LL away ???  found this advert ..............on angloinfo cyprus ....

"I am selling two of my luxury watches to help finance my new classic car addiction. These watches are from my personal collection and they are worth a great deal more than what I am asking for. "


 rubschin:






 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 23, 2011, 10:32:23 PM
If it was LL it would have read

"I am selling two of my husband's luxury watches to help finance his new old banger addiction. These watches are from his personal collection and they are worth a great deal more than what I am asking for. "

 lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 24, 2011, 06:22:07 AM
It is outrageous, a man (or wife) should never sell his watches...  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on January 24, 2011, 09:33:30 AM
If it was LL it would have read

"I am selling two of my husband's luxury watches to help finance his new old banger addiction. These watches are from his personal collection and they are worth a great deal more than what I am asking for. "

 lol:

Are you calling LL an old banger?


 scared:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 24, 2011, 09:43:43 AM
If it was LL it would have read

"I am selling two of my husband's luxury watches to help finance his new old banger addiction. These watches are from his personal collection and they are worth a great deal more than what I am asking for. "

 lol:

Are you calling LL an old banger?


 scared:

Come out Darwin, she's heard worse than that...  ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on January 24, 2011, 09:57:04 AM
If it was LL it would have read

"I am selling two of my husband's luxury watches to help finance his new old banger addiction. These watches are from his personal collection and they are worth a great deal more than what I am asking for. "

 lol:

Are you calling LL an old banger?


 scared:

Come out Darwin, she's heard worse than that...  ;)

I'll stay a little longer if you don't mind.

I am very aware that mature livestock can be quite unpredictable. . .

 scared:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 24, 2011, 09:59:14 AM
If it was LL it would have read

"I am selling two of my husband's luxury watches to help finance his new old banger addiction. These watches are from his personal collection and they are worth a great deal more than what I am asking for. "

 lol:

Are you calling LL an old banger?


 scared:

Come out Darwin, she's heard worse than that...  ;)

I'll stay a little longer if you don't mind.

I am very aware that mature livestock can be quite unpredictable. . .

 scared:

 eeek: Not the 'M' word Darwin!  scared2:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on January 24, 2011, 10:48:00 AM
It is outrageous, a man (or wife) should never sell his watches...  noooo:


too much time on your h*nd*.............. whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 24, 2011, 10:50:56 AM
It is outrageous, a man (or wife) should never sell his watches...  noooo:


too much time on your h*nd*.............. whistle:

 ;D
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 24, 2011, 07:41:02 PM
Just a thought BM but has LL volunteered to join you on the maiden drive or has she suddenly taken out a new life insurance policy on you...  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 24, 2011, 08:22:23 PM
Just a thought BM but has LL volunteered to join you on the maiden drive or has she suddenly taken out a new life insurance policy on you...  whistle:

She was my first passenger after I got my pilots licence... A drive in the Mini is a walk in the park after that.... ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on January 24, 2011, 08:30:20 PM
Just a thought BM but has LL volunteered to join you on the maiden drive or has she suddenly taken out a new life insurance policy on you...  whistle:

She was my first passenger after I got my pilots licence... A drive in the Mini is a walk in the park after that.... ;)


A walk in the park ..... pushing a Mini?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 24, 2011, 08:33:11 PM
Just a thought BM but has LL volunteered to join you on the maiden drive or has she suddenly taken out a new life insurance policy on you...  whistle:

She was my first passenger after I got my pilots licence... A drive in the Mini is a walk in the park after that.... ;)


A walk in the park ..... pushing a Mini?

Prolly...  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on January 24, 2011, 08:38:50 PM
Just a thought BM but has LL volunteered to join you on the maiden drive or has she suddenly taken out a new life insurance policy on you...  whistle:

She was my first passenger after I got my pillocks licence... A drive in the Mini is a walk in the park after that.... ;)


 whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 24, 2011, 08:41:09 PM
Just a thought BM but has LL volunteered to join you on the maiden drive or has she suddenly taken out a new life insurance policy on you...  whistle:

She was my first passenger after I got my pillocks licence... A drive in the Mini is a walk in the park after that.... ;)


 whistle:

 evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on January 24, 2011, 10:33:29 PM
Just a thought BM but has LL volunteered to join you on the maiden drive or has she suddenly taken out a new life insurance policy on you...  whistle:

She was my first passenger after I got my pilots licence... A drive in the Mini is a walk in the park after that.... ;)

Yes but had you built the plane?  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 25, 2011, 06:47:06 AM
Just a thought BM but has LL volunteered to join you on the maiden drive or has she suddenly taken out a new life insurance policy on you...  whistle:

She was my first passenger after I got my pilots licence... A drive in the Mini is a walk in the park after that.... ;)

Yes but had you built the plane?  whistle:

 ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 27, 2011, 02:47:35 PM
I can't find the Cleveloc nut that holds the gearbox thing on!  cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on January 27, 2011, 02:54:05 PM
Dishwasher?  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 27, 2011, 02:57:04 PM
Dishwasher?  whistle:

Checked there...  redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on January 27, 2011, 03:02:22 PM
It'll be where you put it ..... unless LL moved it out of her way of course.  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 27, 2011, 03:08:05 PM
It'll be where you put it ..... unless LL moved it out of her way of course.  whistle:

The last place I look like...?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on January 27, 2011, 03:17:30 PM
It'll be where you put it ..... unless LL moved it out of her way of course.  whistle:

The last place I look like...?  rubschin:


Bound to be ..... unless she put it in her handbag ~ in which case gawd only knows when it will see the light of day again.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on January 27, 2011, 03:18:51 PM
It'll be where you put it ..... unless LL moved it out of her way of course.  whistle:

The last place I look like...?  rubschin:


Bound to be ..... unless she put it in her handbag ~ in which case gawd only knows when it will see the light of day again.

Bollocks to searching in there...  scared2:

I've found a replacement like...  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on January 27, 2011, 03:41:11 PM
It'll be where you put it ..... unless LL moved it out of her way of course.  whistle:


The last place I look like...?  rubschin:



Bound to be ..... unless she put it in her handbag ~ in which case gawd only knows when it will see the light of day again.


Bollocks to searching in there...  scared2:

I've found a replacement like...  cloud9:


It's a brave man who puts his hand in a laydee's handbag
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fproverbs31life.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F11%2Ffinger-in-mousetrap-300x200.jpg&hash=e33c31d42c2c26935d3998a5c174558c)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on January 27, 2011, 03:51:40 PM
It'll be where you put it ..... unless LL moved it out of her way of course.  whistle:


The last place I look like...?  rubschin:



Bound to be ..... unless she put it in her handbag ~ in which case gawd only knows when it will see the light of day again.


Bollocks to searching in there...  scared2:

I've found a replacement like...  cloud9:


It's a brave man who puts his hand in a laydee's bloomers
([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fproverbs31life.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2010%2F11%2Ffinger-in-mousetrap-300x200.jpg&hash=e33c31d42c2c26935d3998a5c174558c[/url])

 whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on April 09, 2011, 08:44:21 AM
You said yesterday you were going to "visit" the Mini ..... How did the visit go?

Did you take flowers or grapes?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on April 09, 2011, 09:04:36 AM
You said yesterday you were going to "visit" the Mini ..... How did the visit go?

Did you take flowers or grapes?

Oooohhhh.... I thought you'd never ask!  ;D

I took cash...  redface:

I'll post some pictures shortly...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on April 09, 2011, 09:07:24 AM
 sleep017
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on April 09, 2011, 09:57:55 AM
You said yesterday you were going to "visit" the Mini ..... How did the visit go?

Did you take flowers or grapes?

Oooohhhh.... I thought you'd never ask!  ;D

I took cash...  redface:

I'll post some pictures shortly...

As if we would forget ~ just thought you needed a little time to get over the trauma.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on April 13, 2011, 01:18:03 PM
You said yesterday you were going to "visit" the Mini ..... How did the visit go?

Did you take flowers or grapes?

Oooohhhh.... I thought you'd never ask!  ;D

I took cash...  redface:

I'll post some pictures shortly...


Pics......... rubschin: 

There was a classic car meeting on Sunday in Paphos ........No minis tho......
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Baldy on April 13, 2011, 05:09:03 PM
You said yesterday you were going to "visit" the Mini ..... How did the visit go?

Did you take flowers or grapes?

Oooohhhh.... I thought you'd never ask!  ;D

I took cash...  redface:

I'll post some pictures shortly...


Pics......... rubschin: 

There was a classic car meeting on Sunday in Paphos ........No minis tho......

Pissouri to Paphos is a long way to push it.  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on April 14, 2011, 05:02:38 AM
 evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on April 15, 2011, 04:06:30 PM
Anyhooo...


Me Mi currently lives here in this owld shack in Larnaca...

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2F1jnpbzgk%2FSAM_0453.jpg&hash=67671f2556b02ed453647d70c0641690) (http://postimage.org/image/1jnpbzgk/)

Have had to replace all the floor, the cross member, front valence, rear valence, toe panel, heel panel and the battery box... I know, Trigger's Broom....  ::)

Anyway, last week we had all the seams shot blasted which revealed loads of rust holes previously covered by paint or filler...

It now looks like this.

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs4.postimage.org%2F1o7wnbcbo%2FSAM_0548.jpg&hash=1191340e1defd45d87d12ae1d367be3a) (http://postimage.org/image/1o7wnbcbo/)

I have to say it looked worse this time than it did the laqst... However, next stage is to weld up (not fill) all the holes then we can start painting!  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on April 15, 2011, 04:08:31 PM
Bury it for future archaeologists  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Baldy on April 15, 2011, 04:25:46 PM
It looks like it was found by them.  eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on April 15, 2011, 04:30:51 PM
 evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on April 15, 2011, 04:32:07 PM
 point: point: point: point: point: point:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on April 15, 2011, 04:45:53 PM
You'll be sorry!  cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Baldy on April 15, 2011, 04:48:53 PM
Not as sorry looking as that thing though.  point:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pirate on April 15, 2011, 05:18:43 PM
Don't get him revved up...he won't let you have a push else
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on April 15, 2011, 06:33:01 PM
Bollox!  Angry9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on July 01, 2011, 09:43:28 PM
As LL is away .........I expect this thread to pick up now...........
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 02, 2011, 04:34:03 AM
As LL is away .........I expect this thread to pick up now...........

I had high hopes too....
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on July 02, 2011, 12:07:56 PM
As LL is away .........I expect this thread to pick up now...........

I had high hopes too....

How long until the correct parts are delivered ?  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on July 02, 2011, 12:16:10 PM
As LL is away .........I expect this thread to pick up now...........

I had high hopes too....

How long until the correct parts are delivered ?  whistle:

 cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Grumpmeister on July 02, 2011, 03:18:14 PM
As LL is away .........I expect this thread to pick up now...........

I had high hopes too....

How long until the correct parts are delivered ?  whistle:

Surely the better question is how long before BM manages to order the correct parts?  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2011, 11:57:17 AM
Going to see Me-Mi tomorrer....  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on August 21, 2011, 12:04:37 PM
Taking it some grapes?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2011, 12:40:45 PM
Taking it some grapes?

I am!  lol:

Nah, taking me camera....  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on August 21, 2011, 12:42:22 PM
Is it ready like ........... rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2011, 12:44:28 PM
Is it ready like ........... rubschin:

It had better bloody be!  cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on August 21, 2011, 02:05:45 PM
LL will be thrilled
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2011, 02:28:58 PM
LL will be thrilled

Indeed...  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pastis on August 21, 2011, 04:01:48 PM
 Popcorn:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 21, 2011, 04:02:49 PM
Pictures tomorrer like....  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on August 22, 2011, 11:53:57 AM
Well we are waiting ..............
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on August 22, 2011, 12:03:53 PM
 sleep017
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on August 22, 2011, 12:07:34 PM
BM seems to be in hiding.  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on August 22, 2011, 12:10:40 PM
BM seems to be in hiding.  whistle:

Prob had a shandy with lunch .........now sleeping it off..... noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 22, 2011, 03:18:01 PM
I'm just uploading the pictures now like...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on August 22, 2011, 03:18:49 PM
 sleep017
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 22, 2011, 03:23:26 PM
Well, he hasn't finished it yet... but he has done loads of werk and I'm very impressed...

Now promised for completion by the end of September....

BTW - that is the hapless Koko in the third picture....  lol:

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F1m98w3iuc%2FSAM_0586.jpg&hash=ca505f05559778e9e4ecf178a250045f) (http://postimage.org/image/1m98w3iuc/)
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F1m9dupkbo%2FSAM_0587.jpg&hash=bd0ca8cf9c9f8c459b363a158f2744cc) (http://postimage.org/image/1m9dupkbo/)
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F1m9fi8wtg%2FSAM_0588.jpg&hash=4a6fbddd8ad1b60f84240717757de77f) (http://postimage.org/image/1m9fi8wtg/)
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F1m9h5s9b8%2FSAM_0589.jpg&hash=9966e84a6bbd450e2cfd3654349d0e3c) (http://postimage.org/image/1m9h5s9b8/)
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F1m9itblt0%2FSAM_0590.jpg&hash=b969fabc0e8da8eff8fb3489f26c1884) (http://postimage.org/image/1m9itblt0/)
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F1m9kguyas%2FSAM_0591.jpg&hash=019a9b4d1870e7ac9bdb8cbfa98fa59d) (http://postimage.org/image/1m9kguyas/)
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F1m9m4eask%2FSAM_0592.jpg&hash=753eb8301bbe2b746836be1bb806cb50) (http://postimage.org/image/1m9m4eask/)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on August 22, 2011, 03:27:27 PM
WHat a pile of shite  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 22, 2011, 03:28:06 PM
WHat a pile of shite  noooo:

happy001
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on August 22, 2011, 03:33:33 PM
I have to say LL looks less than impressed.  razz:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 22, 2011, 03:34:59 PM
I have to say LL looks less than impressed.  razz:

That is her natural state...  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Snoopy on August 22, 2011, 03:36:34 PM
I have to say LL looks less than impressed.  razz:

That is her natural state...  ::)

 rubschin: I wonder why.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on August 22, 2011, 03:36:51 PM
One can understand why  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 22, 2011, 03:37:11 PM
 evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on August 22, 2011, 06:17:08 PM
([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F1m98w3iuc%2FSAM_0586.jpg&hash=ca505f05559778e9e4ecf178a250045f[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/1m98w3iuc/[/url])


I take it you will be posting some "After" pictures as well at some point?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 22, 2011, 06:18:18 PM
([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F1m98w3iuc%2FSAM_0586.jpg&hash=ca505f05559778e9e4ecf178a250045f[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/1m98w3iuc/[/url])


I take it you will be posting some "After" pictures as well at some point?


Piss off!  cussing:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 22, 2011, 06:45:57 PM
Well I actually think it looks fantastic. cloud9:
 He's taking his time and preparing it properly,because he want it absolutely right, you ignorant bunch of tossers. evil:

Give me bloody strength. Banghead
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on August 22, 2011, 06:49:06 PM
Is that LL there in a couple of those piccies?

Nice to see she's also taking a keen interest, and don't you lot mock either, cus she WOULDN'T be there if she wasn't. :thumbsup:

I'm 100% on your side here BM.
This miserable shower REALLY do NOT understand...at all. noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 23, 2011, 04:50:02 AM
Is that LL there in a couple of those piccies?

Nice to see she's also taking a keen interest, and don't you lot mock either, cus she WOULDN'T be there if she wasn't. :thumbsup:

I'm 100% on your side here BM.
This miserable shower REALLY do NOT understand...at all. noooo:

Indeed...

It is going to look stunning, the guy is really proud of it and every line is perfect....  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on August 23, 2011, 12:18:46 PM
every line is perfect....  cloud9:


http://youtu.be/CmC62Eg82E8 (http://youtu.be/CmC62Eg82E8)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 23, 2011, 12:22:14 PM
every line is perfect....  cloud9:


[url]http://youtu.be/CmC62Eg82E8[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/CmC62Eg82E8[/url])


 lol: lol: lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on August 28, 2011, 12:22:47 PM
For Growler like...

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 15, 2011, 05:55:56 AM
More for Growler...

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2011, 03:12:31 PM
More progress...

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on September 16, 2011, 03:27:12 PM

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on September 16, 2011, 04:39:20 PM

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Self portrait I see, bloody oaf. ::)

Looking most excellent BM, most excellent.

Did I tell you I saw a completely renovated Clubmman at that show I went to a couple of weeks ago at Cholmondley Castle.
Only a boggo one in a miserable beige colour, but it'd been done properly.
Up for grabs at 4,000.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2011, 04:41:40 PM

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Self portrait I see, bloody oaf. ::)

Looking most excellent BM, most excellent.

Did I tell you I saw a completely renovated Clubmman at that show I went to a couple of weeks ago at Cholmondley Castle.
Only a boggo one in a miserable beige colour, but it'd been done properly.
Up for grabs at 4,000.


Mine will be real proper like!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on September 16, 2011, 04:47:11 PM
I know.  :thumbsup:
I'm almost as excited as you tbqh.  eeek:

I CANNOT rememeber the last time I saw a Clubman GT, AT ALL! noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2011, 04:48:15 PM
I know.  :thumbsup:
I'm almost as excited as you tbqh.  eeek:

I CANNOT rememeber the last time I saw a Clubman GT, AT ALL! noooo:

You'll have to pop-over like...

I'm home alone in November....  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on September 16, 2011, 04:49:54 PM
Yes. He could come by moped
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on September 16, 2011, 04:53:57 PM
Yes. He could come by moped

Do tell oh wise and talented one, what exactly have you broken made/renovated/created  etc that's of ANY interest to ANYONE other than your pwn overly active self praising willy waving imagination lately ey? ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on September 16, 2011, 04:56:20 PM
But what became of your Scallypooooooooooooool to Cyprus moped plan, eh, like?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on September 16, 2011, 04:59:25 PM
But what became of your Scallypooooooooooooool to Cyprus moped plan, eh, like?

Can't do it on me own. You offered, and I went RIGHT off the idea. whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 16, 2011, 06:02:01 PM
Yes. He could come by moped

Do tell oh wise and talented one, what exactly have you broken made/renovated/created  etc that's of ANY interest to ANYONE other than your own overly active self praising willy waving imagination lately ey? ::)

Nuffink!  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Pirate on September 16, 2011, 06:29:49 PM
Well, he hasn't finished it yet... but he has done loads of werk and I'm very impressed...

Now promised for completion by the end of September....

BTW - that is the hapless Koko in the third picture....  lol:


Fred in a shed... happy001 happy001
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: The Moan Ranger (Orderer of the Youngs) on September 19, 2011, 04:44:49 PM
I know.  :thumbsup:
I'm almost as excited as you tbqh.  eeek:

I CANNOT rememeber the last time I saw a Clubman GT, AT ALL! noooo:

You'll have to pop-over like...

I'm home alone in November....  whistle:


Oooh...I might be free for a week or so in November... whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on September 19, 2011, 04:46:06 PM
Me too. Party  Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 19, 2011, 05:12:24 PM
Party time!  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on September 19, 2011, 05:16:36 PM
And how is LL? angel1
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 19, 2011, 05:17:34 PM
And how is LL? angel1

Much betterer...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on September 19, 2011, 05:36:53 PM
Me too. Party  Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001:

I think I'm busy that week/month/whenever. whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 19, 2011, 05:45:20 PM
Me too. Party  Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001:

I think I'm busy that week/month/whenever. whistle:

More room for Nick & TMR then...  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 24, 2011, 07:57:38 AM

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on September 24, 2011, 08:22:30 AM
Gorgeous. Werk of art almost,  cloud9: not that this ignorant bunch will appreciate ey BM? ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 24, 2011, 08:58:34 AM
Gorgeous. Werk of art almost,  cloud9: not that this ignorant bunch will appreciate ey BM? ::)

Quite so...

I've got another picture for you here... hold on...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 24, 2011, 09:03:49 AM
Gorgeous. Werk of art almost,  cloud9: not that this ignorant bunch will appreciate ey BM? ::)

If only I could appreciate art in the same way as youse lot   whistle:

Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 24, 2011, 09:08:08 AM
For growler...
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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on September 24, 2011, 09:46:55 AM
Sweeeeet. cloud9:

Almost like seeing it at Longbridge on the production line, all those years ago.
Obviously, a tad more luv care and attention to detail being heaped upon it now though. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on September 24, 2011, 09:51:41 AM
Gorgeous. Werk of art almost,  cloud9: not that this ignorant bunch will appreciate ey BM? ::)

If only I could appreciate art in the same way as youse lot   whistle:

Yea, if only ey?
I'd quite like you a lot more like then, and you could join our special petrol 'ed's club for petrol 'ed's...like. cloud9:
We could 'ave gatherings, meets, parties and fun! cloud9:

Just not meant to be though is it ey, sadly. cry:

Coffee with one artificial sugar please. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 24, 2011, 09:56:41 AM
But you have to have your own interests like. Tis only healthy . If we all liked the same things then we would be sheeples and that would make you even more distressed surely to goodness.

As for the coffee ...not a chance mate  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 24, 2011, 10:02:07 AM

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Good to see you have the traditional one spring left over.

I wonder where it should have been fitted?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on September 24, 2011, 10:03:41 AM
 drumroll: point:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on September 24, 2011, 10:04:42 AM
Got to admit, that does look gorgeous dun'it?
I'd be proud to have that dispalyed in a cabinet or on me mantlepiece even. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 24, 2011, 10:05:49 AM
Got to admit, that does look gorgeous dun'it?
I'd be proud to have that dispalyed in a cabinet or on me mantlepiece even. cloud9:

It is a very nice little spring.

I am sure BM would let you have it.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on September 24, 2011, 10:12:02 AM
Got to admit, that does look gorgeous dun'it?
I'd be proud to have that dispalyed in a cabinet or on me mantlepiece even. cloud9:

It is a very nice little spring.

I am sure BM would let you have it.

Do you actually 'ave 'witty quips' for everything that everyone ever says ey, do you? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 24, 2011, 10:22:18 AM
Got to admit, that does look gorgeous dun'it?
I'd be proud to have that dispalyed in a cabinet or on me mantlepiece even. cloud9:

It is a very nice little spring.

I am sure BM would let you have it.

Do you actually 'ave 'witty quips' for everything that everyone ever says ey, do you? rubschin:

I try to bring a little light and calm to this dark and troubled world.  ;)

The VP and its inmates offer many opportunities.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 25, 2011, 04:53:11 AM
Got to admit, that does look gorgeous dun'it?
I'd be proud to have that dispalyed in a cabinet or on me mantlepiece even. cloud9:

Wait until it is painted like....  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 29, 2011, 05:36:33 PM
Got a call this evening...

The Mini body is finished!  Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on September 29, 2011, 07:00:26 PM
Got a call this evening...

The Mini body is finished!  Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001:

WHUHEY!! :thumbsup:

When you collecting her then BM?

Can't wait to see some piccies of her, all warm and snug in her new nest like. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 29, 2011, 07:06:48 PM
Got a call this evening...

The Mini body is finished!  Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001:


WHUHEY!! :thumbsup:

When you collecting her then BM?

Can't wait to see some piccies of her, all warm and snug in her new nest like. cloud9:


He wants the cash me to take her away first thing tomorrow morning!  lol:

I need to arrange some transport tho - prolly early next week...

Here is her new nest - all ready like....

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 29, 2011, 07:08:33 PM
Your bucket has committed suicide  eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 29, 2011, 07:10:42 PM
Your bucket has committed suicide  eeek:


happy001


Silly gerl...  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on September 29, 2011, 07:28:12 PM
I was going to ask why is there a bog roll 'anging from the hoist? confused:

Oh, a hoist. cloud9:

What's that squashed up six legged elephant look alike thing in the corner? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on September 29, 2011, 07:46:01 PM
That bucket must be full of lead if you needed that hoist to get it up there  eeek:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Miss Demeanour on September 29, 2011, 08:02:51 PM
Or VP donations / amazon contributions  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 30, 2011, 05:04:05 AM
I was going to ask why is there a bog roll 'anging from the hoist? confused:

Oh, a hoist. cloud9:

What's that squashed up six legged elephant look alike thing in the corner? rubschin:

Aye, an engine hoist!  :thumbsup:

The elephant is me all new 2.1 tonne cold water storage tank....
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on September 30, 2011, 07:47:20 AM
What is going to catch all the oil drips?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 30, 2011, 09:00:00 AM
What is going to catch all the oil drips?

There will be no drips in my garage...  evil:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on September 30, 2011, 09:01:39 AM
 happy001
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 30, 2011, 09:05:12 AM
happy001

Unless you come over of course...  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on September 30, 2011, 09:38:32 AM
Tell Dr Nick about your wisdom teeth
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on September 30, 2011, 09:42:57 AM
Got a call this evening...

The Mini body is finished!  Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001:


WHUHEY!! :thumbsup:

When you collecting her then BM?

Can't wait to see some piccies of her, all warm and snug in her new nest like. cloud9:


He wants the cash me to take her away first thing tomorrow morning!  lol:

I need to arrange some transport tho - prolly early next week...

Here is her new nest - all ready like....

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Where's all the crap gone......... rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on September 30, 2011, 09:47:48 AM
If he is anything like The Boy it will all be under his bed  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 30, 2011, 01:03:13 PM
Got a call this evening...

The Mini body is finished!  Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001:


WHUHEY!! :thumbsup:

When you collecting her then BM?

Can't wait to see some piccies of her, all warm and snug in her new nest like. cloud9:


He wants the cash me to take her away first thing tomorrow morning!  lol:

I need to arrange some transport tho - prolly early next week...

Here is her new nest - all ready like....

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2Fy2oqybo%2FDSC02302.jpg&hash=1cfa0c0bc282f8c28b730fba79708ba7[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/y2oqybo/[/url])


Where's all the crap gone......... rubschin:


Dump + charidee shop...  cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on September 30, 2011, 01:06:33 PM
Cats' Protection League no doot  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 30, 2011, 01:08:41 PM
Cats' Protection League no doot  ::)

 noooo:

You should have seen the little faces on the owld biddies in the shop... I bet none of it ever gets to the shelves...  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: apc2010 on September 30, 2011, 01:09:15 PM
Got a call this evening...

The Mini body is finished!  Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001:


WHUHEY!! :thumbsup:

When you collecting her then BM?

Can't wait to see some piccies of her, all warm and snug in her new nest like. cloud9:


He wants the cash me to take her away first thing tomorrow morning!  lol:

I need to arrange some transport tho - prolly early next week...

Here is her new nest - all ready like....

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2Fy2oqybo%2FDSC02302.jpg&hash=1cfa0c0bc282f8c28b730fba79708ba7[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/y2oqybo/[/url])


Where's all the crap gone......... rubschin:


Dump + charidee shop...  cloud9:


The dusty bikes...... rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on September 30, 2011, 01:10:11 PM
Got a call this evening...

The Mini body is finished!  Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001: Party001:


WHUHEY!! :thumbsup:

When you collecting her then BM?

Can't wait to see some piccies of her, all warm and snug in her new nest like. cloud9:


He wants the cash me to take her away first thing tomorrow morning!  lol:

I need to arrange some transport tho - prolly early next week...

Here is her new nest - all ready like....

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2Fy2oqybo%2FDSC02302.jpg&hash=1cfa0c0bc282f8c28b730fba79708ba7[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/y2oqybo/[/url])


Where's all the crap gone......... rubschin:


Dump + charidee shop...  cloud9:


The dusty bikes...... rubschin:


Un-dusted and returned to the garage...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 04, 2011, 10:13:34 PM
What's the latest on the 'MeMi' front then B.M.? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 05, 2011, 06:32:43 AM
What's the latest on the 'MeMi' front then B.M.? rubschin:

Gonna go tomorrow (Thursday) pick up all the small bits (doors, etc.) and hopefully have it transported back on Tuesday...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 12, 2011, 05:51:41 PM
Random Picture porn...  cloud9:

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Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on October 12, 2011, 06:04:13 PM
 sleep017
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Uncle Mort on October 12, 2011, 06:51:24 PM
Random Picture porn...  cloud9:

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That must have been a really big Kinder Egg to contain all those parts.  ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 12, 2011, 06:52:56 PM
Random Picture porn...  cloud9:

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That must have been a really big Kinder Egg to contain all those parts.  ;)


Indeed... the chocolate was delicious...  lol:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 16, 2011, 09:45:20 AM
'MeMi' has landed and is now in her nest. :thumbsup:
Sooooo sweet. cloud9:

When does the Longbridge comes to Cyprus re-assembly line start then? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 16, 2011, 11:27:49 AM
'MeMi' has landed and is now in her nest. :thumbsup:
Sooooo sweet. cloud9:

When does the Longbridge comes to Cyprus re-assembly line start then? rubschin:

This week although I have a couple of DIY jobs to knock off first...  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 20, 2011, 02:00:40 PM
Growler, can you get soundproofing/insulating sheet by the roll like....?  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on October 20, 2011, 02:09:57 PM
He could try Amazon  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 20, 2011, 02:12:09 PM
He could try Amazon  :thumbsup:

Is your name growler...?  ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on October 20, 2011, 02:13:38 PM
Just an helpful suggestion, like  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 05:39:56 PM
Just an helpful suggestion, like  :thumbsup:

Helpful, Nick. Nick, helpful?

Something doesn't look quite right there somehow. confused:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 05:43:26 PM
Growler, can you get soundproofing/insulating sheet by the roll like....?  rubschin:

Never had reason to purchase any tbqh, but I would imagine so, yes.

Do you have stockists of upholstery material out there, or is this going to have to be sourced from the UK?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Darwins Selection on October 20, 2011, 05:48:30 PM
Growler, can you get soundproofing/insulating sheet by the roll like....?  rubschin:

Never had reason to purchase any tbqh, but I would imagine so, yes.

Do you have stockists of upholstery material out there, or is this going to have to be sourced from the UK?

He now has a use for all those old goat skins
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 06:22:00 PM
This is the outfit I use for bibs 'n' bobs, based in Sanbach, Cheshire.

http://www.martrim.co.uk/catalogue/index.htm (http://www.martrim.co.uk/catalogue/index.htm)

Felt and foam are listed. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 20, 2011, 06:22:57 PM
Growler, can you get soundproofing/insulating sheet by the roll like....?  rubschin:


Never had reason to purchase any tbqh, but I would imagine so, yes.

Do you have stockists of upholstery material out there, or is this going to have to be sourced from the UK?


I've managed to get the seats re-upholstered here... good job and cheap too!  :thumbsup:

I've bought a new set of carpets from the UK...

But I want to put some underlay under the carpet and soundproof/insulate the bulkhead and roof... also the rear seat, etc.

I can buy an underlay set for 25 from Somerford. (http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=198&products_id=7587)

I'm wondering what to put on the roof, inside the doors, etc.

This (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Audio-Sound-Deadening-Proofing-Sheet/dp/B004SZ36V8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&m=A3FXMOLS7DZ6TX&s=generic&qid=1319120331&sr=1-3) looks okay....

 
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 06:25:16 PM
As Sleazy Jet are apparently doing flights over there now, I'd really like to come over for a weekend when the car is completed and going to be displayed at a classic car show. cloud9:
Next summer p'raps?

P'raps Nick could come with me, and I could p'raps bale him out at 35,000 feet! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 06:29:18 PM
Growler, can you get soundproofing/insulating sheet by the roll like....?  rubschin:


Never had reason to purchase any tbqh, but I would imagine so, yes.

Do you have stockists of upholstery material out there, or is this going to have to be sourced from the UK?


I've managed to get the seats re-upholstered here... good job and cheap too!  :thumbsup:

I've bought a new set of carpets from the UK...

But I want to put some underlay under the carpet and soundproof/insulate the bulkhead and roof... also the rear seat, etc.

I can buy an underlay set for 25 from Somerford. ([url]http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=198&products_id=7587[/url])

I'm wondering what to put on the roof, inside the doors, etc.

This ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Audio-Sound-Deadening-Proofing-Sheet/dp/B004SZ36V8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&m=A3FXMOLS7DZ6TX&s=generic&qid=1319120331&sr=1-3[/url]) looks okay....
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Self adhesive too! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 20, 2011, 06:30:11 PM
As Sleazy Jet are apparently doing flights over there now, I'd really like to come over for a weekend when the car is completed and going to be displayed at a classic car show. cloud9:
Next summer p'raps?

P'raps Nick could come with me, and I could p'raps bale him out at 35,000 feet! :thumbsup:

I reckon it should be finished next Summer...  :thumbsup:

Deliveries of stuff are messing me ed in a bit... Needed some lock-tabs - 20 delivery...  noooo:

Some things are bastard expensive too - decided the sun visors were knackered today 25 each!  eeek:

Overall tho we are on the vinegar stroke now....   :thumbsup:

I thought you were coming over in November like...? Shrugs:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 06:30:44 PM
Any pics of the re-upholstered seats then BM?
Have they done a carpet set too?


ignore that last comment. redface:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 20, 2011, 06:31:15 PM
Growler, can you get soundproofing/insulating sheet by the roll like....?  rubschin:


Never had reason to purchase any tbqh, but I would imagine so, yes.

Do you have stockists of upholstery material out there, or is this going to have to be sourced from the UK?


I've managed to get the seats re-upholstered here... good job and cheap too!  :thumbsup:

I've bought a new set of carpets from the UK...

But I want to put some underlay under the carpet and soundproof/insulate the bulkhead and roof... also the rear seat, etc.

I can buy an underlay set for 25 from Somerford. ([url]http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=198&products_id=7587[/url])

I'm wondering what to put on the roof, inside the doors, etc.

This ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Audio-Sound-Deadening-Proofing-Sheet/dp/B004SZ36V8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&m=A3FXMOLS7DZ6TX&s=generic&qid=1319120331&sr=1-3[/url]) looks okay....
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Self adhesive too! :thumbsup:


That could work eh...? Stick it everywhere...  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on October 20, 2011, 06:32:21 PM
Can you two get a room? ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 06:33:15 PM
Growler, can you get soundproofing/insulating sheet by the roll like....?  rubschin:


Never had reason to purchase any tbqh, but I would imagine so, yes.

Do you have stockists of upholstery material out there, or is this going to have to be sourced from the UK?


I've managed to get the seats re-upholstered here... good job and cheap too!  :thumbsup:

I've bought a new set of carpets from the UK...

But I want to put some underlay under the carpet and soundproof/insulate the bulkhead and roof... also the rear seat, etc.

I can buy an underlay set for 25 from Somerford. ([url]http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=198&products_id=7587[/url])

I'm wondering what to put on the roof, inside the doors, etc.

This ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Audio-Sound-Deadening-Proofing-Sheet/dp/B004SZ36V8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&m=A3FXMOLS7DZ6TX&s=generic&qid=1319120331&sr=1-3[/url]) looks okay....
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Self adhesive too! :thumbsup:


That could work eh...? Stick it everywhere...  :thumbsup:


Nicks gob? The berds gob?

Bloody fantastic. I'll order some. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 06:34:40 PM
Can you two get a room? ::)

Sod off cock. This is SERIOUS BIG BOYS stuff 'ere. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 20, 2011, 06:35:23 PM
Can you two get a room? ::)

Nothing to add...? >>> feck off!  point:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on October 20, 2011, 06:36:53 PM
 Whatevah:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 06:40:13 PM
Can you two get a room? ::)

Nothing to add...? >>> feck off!  point:

+1. :thumbsup:

He's simply a jealous owld ginger scruffy baked bean stained manky flea ridden beige sweater wearing hobblyless boring old fart. ::)
Sorry, I forgot. His interests are  rubschin: smoking amd  rubschin:....forgotten the other one!!! happy001
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 06:41:48 PM
Re-upholstered seat piccies BM?
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 20, 2011, 06:42:27 PM
Can you two get a room? ::)

Nothing to add...? >>> feck off!  point:

+1. :thumbsup:

He's simply a jealous owld ginger scruffy baked bean stained manky flea ridden beige sweater wearing hobblyless boring old fart. ::)
Sorry, I forgot. His interests are  rubschin: smoking amd  rubschin:....forgotten the other one!!! happy001

he can make wabbit pie or summat....  ::)

So, I'll buy the underlay from Somerford and the sticky-backed bitumen stuff for the bulkhead, doors, boot and roof then?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on October 20, 2011, 06:43:29 PM
Wabbit pie  cloud9: cloud9: cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 06:46:25 PM
As Sleazy Jet are apparently doing flights over there now, I'd really like to come over for a weekend when the car is completed and going to be displayed at a classic car show. cloud9:
Next summer p'raps?

P'raps Nick could come with me, and I could p'raps bale him out at 35,000 feet! :thumbsup:

I reckon it should be finished next Summer...  :thumbsup:

Deliveries of stuff are messing me ed in a bit... Needed some lock-tabs - 20 delivery...  noooo:

Some things are bastard expensive too - decided the sun visors were knackered today 25 each!  eeek:

Overall tho we are on the vinegar stroke now....   :thumbsup:

I thought you were coming over in November like...? Shrugs:

Did I suggest that did I? confused:

Got a certain show whistle:  down in Berminghum to attend next month, and certain round of the WRC that's coming up to North Wales for the first time in many many years to go and watch too.

When the car's completed would be a much betterer idea, don't you think, especially if it could coincide with a showing of the car at a CC show like too. cloud9:?


We could go for a celebratory nosebag 'n' bevvy after too! :thumbsup:
Sweet.....as a nut. cloud9:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 06:50:33 PM
Wabbit pie  cloud9: cloud9: cloud9:

Well go an' piggin' make one then if that's what makes you so bloody 'appy  ::) you raging bufoon, and stop mthering us.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on October 20, 2011, 06:51:55 PM
 sad32:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 20, 2011, 06:52:21 PM
Re-upholstered seat piccies BM?



(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F1o6kwvwzo%2FSDC10902.jpg&hash=d5dc213e934d0e7e12f2c577a8a04a3b) (http://postimage.org/image/1o6kwvwzo/)
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F1o74rc2x0%2FSDC10903.jpg&hash=ea5de0f8e097fe00233deac56dfa77db) (http://postimage.org/image/1o74rc2x0/)
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F1o79py4ec%2FSDC10962.jpg&hash=ef501846572ca0b9337e81f77fe4bfd5) (http://postimage.org/image/1o79py4ec/)
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F1o7jn67d0%2FSDC10963.jpg&hash=7d39067bf6a8bd7c1a4958aeeab17455) (http://postimage.org/image/1o7jn67d0/)
(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F1o7q9blc4%2FSDC10964.jpg&hash=f6926f56c8330121e0b5a0fb9304197b) (http://postimage.org/image/1o7q9blc4/)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 06:59:28 PM
Oh yes. I remember these piccies from a few months ago now. Soz. redface:

Most excellent by the looks of it. :thumbsup:

What colour carpet set is it? Black I presume?

Have you managed to source some 1275GT side stripes? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 20, 2011, 07:03:58 PM
Oh yes. I remember these piccies from a few months ago now. Soz. redface:

Most excellent by the looks of it. :thumbsup:

What colour carpet set is it? Black I presume?

Have you managed to source some 1275GT side stripes? rubschin:


Carpet is black!  :thumbsup:

Te-dah! (http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=173_191&products_id=2676)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Just One More on October 20, 2011, 07:10:33 PM
It'll be black if you have that sticky-backed bitumen stuff in the roof  rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 07:10:58 PM
Oh yes. I remember these piccies from a few months ago now. Soz. redface:

Most excellent by the looks of it. :thumbsup:

What colour carpet set is it? Black I presume?

Have you managed to source some 1275GT side stripes? rubschin:


Carpet is black!  :thumbsup:

Te-dah! ([url]http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=173_191&products_id=2676[/url])


Wow! Spot on. :thumbsup:

Just need a rear bumper, front indicators and a grill badge now then?
Is the badge a '1275 GT' specific one, or just a bogo one in blue and white (iirc)?

I shall be on the hunt next month, but not holding me breath after the past few shows disappointments.
You never know though.

I'd been searching for a Haynes maual for me AX GT for years, and at a show late last year, there piled under a load of crap there was one! eeek:
Asking for a disgusting 3 snotters he was lol: , offered him 2 and it was mine. cloud9:

Just goes to show ey. ;)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on October 20, 2011, 07:12:00 PM

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2F2nmate5tepw%2F1deep_open_infected_wound_on_arm.jpg&hash=59cae8d7b549ec198c4de05c1ebb5a44) (http://www.postimage.org/)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 07:14:23 PM
Headling btw, or has that already been sorted and discussed?

I've gorra go out and fix a poxy Tigra seat foam now down at Growler jnr/snr's 'werkshop, as I'm trying to keep on top of me werk with not being 'ere next weel like.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 07:16:40 PM

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs3.postimage.org%2F2nmate5tepw%2F1deep_open_infected_wound_on_arm.jpg&hash=59cae8d7b549ec198c4de05c1ebb5a44[/url]) ([url]http://www.postimage.org/[/url])


A red X ey?
Wow! ::)

Your contribution to this thread is most positively UNDERwhelming. sleep017
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 20, 2011, 07:17:32 PM
Oh yes. I remember these piccies from a few months ago now. Soz. redface:

Most excellent by the looks of it. :thumbsup:

What colour carpet set is it? Black I presume?

Have you managed to source some 1275GT side stripes? rubschin:


Carpet is black!  :thumbsup:

Te-dah! ([url]http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=173_191&products_id=2676[/url])


Wow! Spot on. :thumbsup:

Just need a rear bumper, front indicators and a grill badge now then?
Is the badge a '1275 GT' specific one, or just a bogo one in blue and white (iirc)?

I shall be on the hunt next month, but not holding me breath after the past few shows disappointments.
You never know though.

I'd been searching for a Haynes maual for me AX GT for years, and at a show late last year, there piled under a load of crap there was one! eeek:
Asking for a disgusting 3 snotters he was lol: , offered him 2 and it was mine. cloud9:

Just goes to show ey. ;)


I've got a bumper!  :thumbsup:

I might just buy the lights... (http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=196&products_id=4663)  I've bought a couple of sets second hand now and all I have is a pile of scrap... Ship + happeth of tar and all that....  :thumbsup:

So all I need is a grille badge... Any Clubman one would do....
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 20, 2011, 07:19:35 PM
Headling btw, or has that already been sorted and discussed?

I've gorra go out and fix a poxy Tigra seat foam now down at Growler jnr/snr's 'werkshop, as I'm trying to keep on top of me werk with not being 'ere next weel like.


I have a new headliner (http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=198&products_id=7916).... Could do with somebody to fit it tho....  whistle:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 20, 2011, 09:42:25 PM
Oh yes. I remember these piccies from a few months ago now. Soz. redface:

Most excellent by the looks of it. :thumbsup:

What colour carpet set is it? Black I presume?

Have you managed to source some 1275GT side stripes? rubschin:


Carpet is black!  :thumbsup:

Te-dah! ([url]http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=173_191&products_id=2676[/url])


Wow! Spot on. :thumbsup:

Just need a rear bumper, front indicators and a grill badge now then?
Is the badge a '1275 GT' specific one, or just a bogo one in blue and white (iirc)?

I shall be on the hunt next month, but not holding me breath after the past few shows disappointments.
You never know though.

I'd been searching for a Haynes maual for me AX GT for years, and at a show late last year, there piled under a load of crap there was one! eeek:
Asking for a disgusting 3 snotters he was lol: , offered him 2 and it was mine. cloud9:

Just goes to show ey. ;)


I've got a bumper!  :thumbsup:

I might just buy the lights... ([url]http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=196&products_id=4663[/url])  I've bought a couple of sets second hand now and all I have is a pile of scrap... Ship + happeth of tar and all that....  :thumbsup:

So all I need is a grille badge... Any Clubman one would do....


No it bloody won't.  evil:
It's GOT to be the right one.and iirc, it's got GT written on it. rubschin:

The time,money, effort ,loving care, and  attention to precise detail that you've spent on it, warrants the job being finished off carefully and precisely.
I shall trawl the stands at the NEC, and speak to the Mini O.C lads if they're there.
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 21, 2011, 05:34:28 AM
Oh yes. I remember these piccies from a few months ago now. Soz. redface:

Most excellent by the looks of it. :thumbsup:

What colour carpet set is it? Black I presume?

Have you managed to source some 1275GT side stripes? rubschin:


Carpet is black!  :thumbsup:

Te-dah! ([url]http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=173_191&products_id=2676[/url])


Wow! Spot on. :thumbsup:

Just need a rear bumper, front indicators and a grill badge now then?
Is the badge a '1275 GT' specific one, or just a bogo one in blue and white (iirc)?

I shall be on the hunt next month, but not holding me breath after the past few shows disappointments.
You never know though.

I'd been searching for a Haynes maual for me AX GT for years, and at a show late last year, there piled under a load of crap there was one! eeek:
Asking for a disgusting 3 snotters he was lol: , offered him 2 and it was mine. cloud9:

Just goes to show ey. ;)


I've got a bumper!  :thumbsup:

I might just buy the lights... ([url]http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=196&products_id=4663[/url])  I've bought a couple of sets second hand now and all I have is a pile of scrap... Ship + happeth of tar and all that....  :thumbsup:

So all I need is a grille badge... Any Clubman one would do....


No it bloody won't.  evil:
It's GOT to be the right one.and iirc, it's got GT written on it. rubschin:

The time,money, effort ,loving care, and  attention to precise detail that you've spent on it, warrants the job being finished off carefully and precisely.
I shall trawl the stands at the NEC, and speak to the Mini O.C lads if they're there.


Ta muchly!  :thumbsup:

The grille badge doesn't have GT on it - I have the 'extra' red GT badge...
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 21, 2011, 08:02:05 AM
What does the GT have on it then? rubschin:
Original bogo standard one was just a cross or lines or summat, on a metallic blue background iirc?

I'm going to do a google search on this one now 'cus I'm intrigued.

Classic car 'concourse de elegance' judges  HAVE to see that as near to every detail as possible is correct you know, and MeMi  HAS to be a contender.  cloud9: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 21, 2011, 08:31:24 AM

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F2qtw4h1b8%2FClubman_GT.jpg&hash=33c0856a109c3f80431f748bda697894) (http://postimage.org/image/2qtw4h1b8/)


Seperrate GT badge, yes, I remember now.
You've got that though haven't you?

Is the rest of the grill shown in that piccie off a later model though I wonder? rubschin:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 21, 2011, 10:39:26 AM

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F2qtw4h1b8%2FClubman_GT.jpg&hash=33c0856a109c3f80431f748bda697894[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/2qtw4h1b8/[/url])


Seperrate GT badge, yes, I remember now.
You've got that though haven't you?

Is the rest of the grill shown in that piccie off a later model though I wonder? rubschin:


That is what it had when I got it...

(https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F1ug06zw78%2FSDC10821.jpg&hash=b5a0f2f03f3737b9d463d8d6dbbdf9d7) (http://postimage.org/image/1ug06zw78/)

But here (http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=page&id=30) it says that is from 1977 onwards...

Of course, it is a 1973 'export' model so it may have been a different spec... Shrugs:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on October 21, 2011, 10:40:02 AM
 sleep017
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 21, 2011, 05:29:45 PM

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs2.postimage.org%2F2qtw4h1b8%2FClubman_GT.jpg&hash=33c0856a109c3f80431f748bda697894[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/2qtw4h1b8/[/url])


Seperrate GT badge, yes, I remember now.
You've got that though haven't you?

Is the rest of the grill shown in that piccie off a later model though I wonder? rubschin:


That is what it had when I got it...

([url]https://www.virtual-pub.com/SMF/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs1.postimage.org%2F1ug06zw78%2FSDC10821.jpg&hash=b5a0f2f03f3737b9d463d8d6dbbdf9d7[/url]) ([url]http://postimage.org/image/1ug06zw78/[/url])

But here ([url]http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=page&id=30[/url]) it says that is from 1977 onwards...

Of course, it is a 1973 'export' model so it may have been a different spec... Shrugs:

No GT badge, so I'm suspicious that that's not the original. rubschin:

Haven't you got an original sales brochure for that year model?
That'll show what it's supposed to have. ;)
Check 'em out on the bed of fleas. :thumbsup:

Meanwhile, Nick. GO AWAY if you're not interested.
Go and start a thread on smokin' or summat. ::)
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on October 21, 2011, 05:41:07 PM
 sleep017
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Tipsy Gipsy on October 21, 2011, 05:42:10 PM
Thats better.  angel1
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 21, 2011, 05:52:30 PM
Thats better.  angel1

What is? confused:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 22, 2011, 07:46:54 AM
Here y'ar BM.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-Range-Clubman-1275-GT-Sales-Brochure-1973-2842H-/200505005076?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item2eaf079414 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-Range-Clubman-1275-GT-Sales-Brochure-1973-2842H-/200505005076?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item2eaf079414)

Not cheap but a 'must have'

Brochure also confirms that the grill was indeed different on the earlier models. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 22, 2011, 08:08:38 AM
Here y'ar BM.

[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-Range-Clubman-1275-GT-Sales-Brochure-1973-2842H-/200505005076?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item2eaf079414[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-Range-Clubman-1275-GT-Sales-Brochure-1973-2842H-/200505005076?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item2eaf079414[/url])

Not cheap but a 'must have'

Brochure also confirms that the grill was indeed different on the earlier models. :thumbsup:


Bought it!  :thumbsup:

That was August '73 - mine was registered in Cyprus May '73...

I'd kill for one of those steering wheels - rare as rocking horse shite they are....  noooo:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Nick on October 22, 2011, 08:09:26 AM
 sleep017
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 22, 2011, 08:21:22 AM
sleep017

WHY do you keep posting your shite in here ey? WHY? Banghead
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: GROWLER on October 22, 2011, 08:22:41 AM
Here y'ar BM.

[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-Range-Clubman-1275-GT-Sales-Brochure-1973-2842H-/200505005076?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item2eaf079414[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-Range-Clubman-1275-GT-Sales-Brochure-1973-2842H-/200505005076?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item2eaf079414[/url])

Not cheap but a 'must have'

Brochure also confirms that the grill was indeed different on the earlier models. :thumbsup:


Bought it!  :thumbsup:

That was August '73 - mine was registered in Cyprus May '73...

I'd kill for one of those steering wheels - rare as rocking horse shite they are....  noooo:


Have you checked Flea Bay and all the other suspects?

I'll add it to my 'hunting list' for you if you like? :thumbsup:
Title: Re: BM's All New "Ouch that's another skinned knuckle" Mini Restoration Thread
Post by: Barman on October 22, 2011, 08:24:30 AM
Here y'ar BM.

[url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-Range-Clubman-1275-GT-Sales-Brochure-1973-2842H-/200505005076?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item2eaf079414[/url] ([url]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINI-Range-Clubman-1275-GT-Sales-Brochure-1973-2842H-/200505005076?pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item2eaf079414[/url])

Not cheap but a 'must have'

Brochure also confirms that the grill was indeed different on the earlier models. :thumbsup:


Bought it!  :thumbsup:

That was August '73 - mine was registered in Cyprus May '73...

I'd kill for one of those steering wheels - rare as rocking horse shite they are....  noooo:


Have you checked Flea Bay and all the other suspects?

I'll add it to my 'hunting list' for you if you like? :thumbsup:
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