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1983 Mini City

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Re: 1983 Mini City

Post by woody » Sun May 30, 2021 1:15 pm

Your roof looks strong enough to do what I did.I made 4 rollers about 100mm long and fitted them to the roof about 150mm inside the two windscreens. I then feed a long rachet load strap through them and under the car and joined the ends. car rotated easy enough.


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Re: 1983 Mini City

Post by colinf1 » Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:19 pm

Took a bit of a break from worrying about the welding, managed to finish a small clean-up on the steering rack, new tie rod ends, new boots, fresh grease and a paint.

Tried to remove the tie rods to disassemble the entire rack, but they wouldn't budge and I didn't want to put too much force on it and end up breaking something else.

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Re: 1983 Mini City

Post by ctwomey » Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:00 pm

That came up like new. Nice one.

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Re: 1983 Mini City

Post by colinf1 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:44 pm

Finally got round to running a heavier cable from house to shed, just over 10 meters. It was running on an old extension lead, 1.5mm2, but I've upped it to 2.5mm2 armoured as it was running along bottom of fence panels.

Also put in a distribution panel with separate trip switches for welder and sockets/light.

Changed plug on welder to 16A blue plug and have a 16A outlet directly from distribution panel, so hopefully that will stop any voltage drops.

Also picked up a 20L argon cylinder and regulator, get it rigged up tomorrow and see how some welding goes!

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Re: 1983 Mini City

Post by colinf1 » Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:28 am

I may shorten the uprights of the jig to 850mm, from 1050mm as thats what I have calculated the minimum rotational height to be, with a bit of clearance.

A quick solidworks sketch, blue line is the side of the shell rotated to about 50degress to give 812mm,,

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This will make it much easier to get onto the jig also as currently its a 30cm lift.

Once the upstands are done, I can then look at shortening the pipes at the front and rear, I think I can get at least 100mm off each of these, plus I have a 30mm overhang on the sleeve that I can trim off.

I got the last of the wiring to the shed sorted, done some test welding on some off-cuts, seems to be much better, better penetration and not blowing through.

Havent had a chance to change over to gas yet, but I'm hoping the voltage drop was more to blame than the user!

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