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1981 Mini City 1000

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ctwomey
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Posts: 112
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:44 am
Whats your location?: Ballybrittas, Co. Laois
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: I owned a 1978 Mini 850 when I was in my late teens. I owned a 1986 Mini Chelsea that I imported from the UK. Also owned a 1982 MG Metro that was bored out to 1293. Restoring a 1981 Dublin Mini City.
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Re: 1981 Mini City 1000

Post by ctwomey » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:20 pm

I cut out all the rotten floor in the driver's rear corner
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Made up a carboard template of the patch panel
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Cut a patch panel out using the old outer skin of the door
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All Cleco'd up now with just the plug weld holes to create. Should weld it all up this weekend.
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This is the finished strip in the background of the previous image
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colinf1
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Posts: 122
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:27 am
Whats your location?: Dundalk
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1974 Aussie Leyland Mini 998 (Clubman front)
Current project is a 1983 Mini 1000
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Re: 1981 Mini City 1000

Post by colinf1 » Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:34 am

Would you recommend the Cleco clips or could you get away with plenty of vice grips?

ctwomey
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Posts: 112
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:44 am
Whats your location?: Ballybrittas, Co. Laois
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: I owned a 1978 Mini 850 when I was in my late teens. I owned a 1986 Mini Chelsea that I imported from the UK. Also owned a 1982 MG Metro that was bored out to 1293. Restoring a 1981 Dublin Mini City.
Contact:

Re: 1981 Mini City 1000

Post by ctwomey » Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:10 pm

colinf1 wrote:
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:34 am
Would you recommend the Cleco clips or could you get away with plenty of vice grips?
Great for pinning panels where you can't get a clamp to the back of them. However, the best is that you can align two panels together, drill the 3.5mm Cleco holes and every time you take the panel off for tweaking, painting etc. you can ensure it goes back into the exact same place afterwards.

Mind you Lidl do a 3 x pack of small vice-grips for €7.99 that are great for holding panels together too.

colinf1
NON Member
Posts: 122
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:27 am
Whats your location?: Dundalk
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1974 Aussie Leyland Mini 998 (Clubman front)
Current project is a 1983 Mini 1000
Contact:

Re: 1981 Mini City 1000

Post by colinf1 » Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:18 am

Any updates on how the restoration is going?

ctwomey
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Posts: 112
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:44 am
Whats your location?: Ballybrittas, Co. Laois
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: I owned a 1978 Mini 850 when I was in my late teens. I owned a 1986 Mini Chelsea that I imported from the UK. Also owned a 1982 MG Metro that was bored out to 1293. Restoring a 1981 Dublin Mini City.
Contact:

Re: 1981 Mini City 1000

Post by ctwomey » Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:32 am

colinf1 wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:18 am
Any updates on how the restoration is going?
Hi Colin, I can't believe my last post was in July :(

I had the greatest of intentions to work on it all through the Summer but alas, other things got in the way. I have been tipping away doing small bits but I need to start block booking time out in the garage again. I didn't really want to spend the Summer evenings out in the garage, weather was too good not to be outside. Now that the Autumn/Winter is upon us time to get stuck into it again.

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