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Ben.

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Horndean, Hampshire

Hello! Just thought I'd make a post to show you lot my vehicle in progress.

Started off with a 1978 Clubman I stripped back down to the bare shell.



Did loads of work welding new panels in.



Then I thought ... Why not just get a Heritage shell?!



Then started changing it to meet my needs 8)











Then I started adding bits!

















Then I took a break to admire.

Edited by Ben. on 3rd Nov, 2008.



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Tom Fenton
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You're braver than me cutting lumps out of a brand new shell!!

But looks like its coming on well, whats it going to be?


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Looks fantastic

"Turbo's make torque, and torque makes fun"

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Wow, looks like thats gonna be an amazing build, *smiley*

You just going or a webber ? I just I notice you havent cut the bulkhead ?

The orange and black looks the buisness btw.

Nice bikes as well looks like a well sorted shop8)

BTW - I took my buddy VTEC Pete out for a spin this weekend, and even though I am running her in, he gave it a name, the "Brocket"...cause I'm a brocket maaannn, nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah....

Build thread - http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=7483

Katy Mini Owners Club Thread - http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=505552

Let's make sure you embarrass at least one VTEC MINI today !

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Ben.

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Formally Whyte_ben

Horndean, Hampshire

Thanks!

At the moment im just going for a weber, but once I have finished this, I am gonna start designing/ building a supercharger setup to put in. But I dont wanna take too much on, just wanna get it running n/a first!

Ive got the engine in bits at the moment, 1340cc, stage 4 head, 286 cam, s/c drop gears, weber 40.

Edited by Ben. on 29th Aug, 2007.



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Ben.

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Horndean, Hampshire

Ive recently had a go at spraying the engine bay, havnt sprayed before, but I think it came out ok. Not ok enough to spray the whole thing myself though :$

No Laquer









With Laquer; it went alot darker with laquer, apparently I have put too much paint on, so its abit darker than planned, ohwell, all the better for disguising dirt and oil!





Just finished putting the front suspension in.





Edited by Ben. on 3rd Nov, 2008.



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Ollie

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cool as, although i think while it was a shell i would have had it sprayed with no new parts added to minimise overspray *tongue*

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Looking very nice mate


Joe C

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thats a nice colour *happy*

On 28th Aug, 2011 Kean said:
At the risk of being sigged...

Joe, do you have a photo of your tool?



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RogerM

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Going to be a nice car that.

I'm with Ollie, paint then build. Well actually I normally build the car up to check clearances and fits, strip to bare shell, paint then do the final build.

Nothing worse than a nice fresh build looking scruff as the paint bubbles around a hole you had to drill 2 days after painting to fit the whatyoumaflip you forgot you needed.


What is the colour? Very nice.

No such thing as too much paint mate ..... better to have too much on there so you can cut it back than just a whisp that you break through the first time to mop it.

Nice to see some proper suspension unter there too ..... coil overs are the way to go IMHO

Every day is a school day ...........

How fast and how expensive ...... the same question...

On 27th of Sep, 2007 at 12:45pm Jimster said:

why do you you think I got a girlfriend with small hands?


Vegard

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How are you going to mount the rear bumper now that the lip is cut off?

On 13th Jul, 2012 Ben H said:
Mine gets in the way a bit, but only when it is up. If it is down it does not cause a problem.



Nic

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shut up vegard

(sig that) *tongue*


Looking good, im liking that strengthening on the rear sus too


Joe C

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Edited by Joe C on 30th Aug, 2007.

On 28th Aug, 2011 Kean said:
At the risk of being sigged...

Joe, do you have a photo of your tool?



http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.p...9064&lastpost=1

https://joe1977.imgbb.com/



Jordan

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On 30th of Aug, 2007 at 05:37pm Nic said:
shut up vegard (sig that) *tongue*


I would but i have bumpers at the mo. Going bumperless soon though,

Edited by Jordan on 30th Aug, 2007.

Back once again like a renegade master


Jordan

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Class build that mate, proper way of doing it.

Colour looks top. More paint in engine bay is probably better. Did you put the weber box in?

What are the top turret bolts? They look coned on top.

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clubman_dan

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looks stunning, nice one!


MarkGTT

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looks great, keep up the good work.


matty

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Thats looking good that is...*tongue*

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Carl

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looks nice, de bumpered clubbbys are nice, ignore that nasty mr vegard.

no longer a series, but still 1.3 turbo.

On 28th Nov, 2008 Sprocket said:
Oh now that is a long shaft you have Carl.


Ben.

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Thanks for the compliments!

There is abit too much paint in the engine by, apparently, when you put too much metallic paint on, all the metal flakes fall to the bottom so you cant see them.

On 30th of Aug, 2007 at 07:27pm minimadj said:


Did you put the weber box in?

What are the top turret bolts? They look coned on top.


Yeah, I welded the weber box in, then smoothed it in abit.

I turned two caps on the lathe to cover the two subframe bolts.

I wasnt really sure how to strengthen the rear suspension towers, but I think it should be alright.

Thanks again,

Ben.

Edited by Ben. on 30th Aug, 2007.



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Ben.

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Formally Whyte_ben

Horndean, Hampshire

Hello,

Made a small amoun of progress on my car so I thought I would post some more pictures for you all to see!

Got the car on all four wheels!





Bought a Roll Cage!



Said goodbye to my door bins!







Still need to tidy the door bins up.





Built my gearbox and diff.



(Yes I know, the bearing is on the wrong way!)



Drilled some random holes.



And made a internal boot lock/latch.



We'l be back next week with more or Berty and Friends when Berty bolts his gear box to the block!

Edited by Ben. on 3rd Nov, 2008.



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matty

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Looking good!

How the hell did you get that cage in, as it was already welded up? lol

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looks wicked dude, nice colour in the engine bay too :)

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minimole23

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I admire you're ability to cut up a brand new shell. I somehow feel guilty planning to cut the rear bins ect out of mine, when that has lots of new panels on and is definately not standard.

Gives me inspiration to crack out the air hacksaw and butcher mine (again)!

P.s The cars looking great.

Edited by minimole23 on 19th Dec, 2007.

On 7th Oct, 2010 5haneJ said:
yeah I gave it all a good prodding


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On 19th of Dec, 2007 at 07:59pm matty said:
Looking good!

How the hell did you get that cage in, as it was already welded up? lol


he closed his eyes, clicked his fingers and counted to 5 whilst chanted cage go in!! *happy*


but seriously i want to know too *happy*

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