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Haha I probably should offer them some.

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LOTS of grinding later!










I welded it every 15-20mm in the end. Im having a nightmare trying to find somewhere local that sells tiger seal to seal it all up though! :(



Edited by matty on 28th Jan, 2017.

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Ive knocked together some brackets to locate the new boot floor, when its ready to go in. Im going to make some similar brackets up for the heel board to help locate the new floor.


Edited by matty on 9th Sep, 2010.

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A bit more progress today...Added the drip rail to the roof and etch primer inside and out.





Made a frame up to jig where the rear subby goes and to support the shell whilst I remove the floor.

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Out with the old in with the new! *happy* Now comes the boring grinding back of welds. :(

Edited by matty on 28th Jan, 2017.

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Top work mate as always.

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WHAT wheres that new mk1 floor from??

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Joe, do you have a photo of your tool?



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crikey ! looks like its going to be spanky matt , you can do veronicas floors !!

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Joe, the floor is from M machine, looks top notch! It turned up today, the exact second I made my last cut removing the old one. lol

There was plenty of rot underneath the over sills as expected. *oh well*

Robert - I'll let you know difficult it is when its done. :)

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Loverly jubley!


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I didnt realise mk1 floors were available.

I'd like to refloor mine at some point.

On 28th Aug, 2011 Kean said:
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Joe, do you have a photo of your tool?



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They are about double the price of the mk4 floors but had to be done! If you get it in bare metal you get 10% off. *wink*

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Nice. You're not fooking about with this one!

EDIT: What did you paint inside the lip of the roof with?

Edited by apbellamy on 9th Sep, 2010.

On 11th Feb, 2015 robert said:
i tried putting soap on it , and heating it to brown , then slathered my new lube on it

*hehe!*


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I painted it with kurust, then some kurust primer (kills rust too), then a coat of black gloss then zinc primer on the edges. I wanted to be sure the rust wouldn't return *hehe!*

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10% off.... how did you find that out... huff... I could have saved ú50 on the van floor. Good job with the bracing.


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Bloody hell. Top work matty, you sure do like a challenge

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When I ordered over the phone, they just asked me if I wanted it primed or not, for the sake of ú50-ú60 I opted to have it bare metal. Will save time grinding back the primer anyway. :)

The discount is only available on some panel, but you probably could of saved a bit on a van floor. *oh well*

On 9th Sep, 2010 Monster22 said:
10% off.... how did you find that out... huff... I could have saved ú50 on the van floor. Good job with the bracing.


Cheers for the comments...still plenty left to do!

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Mate great work (bugger) wish mine was moving along as fast as your lol.
did i spy your new company car, about time looks awesome

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oh wow, another life saved!!


Well done that man.

Just look at the difference of the two floors, old and new. Just shows the amount of repairs over the years, and how good a decision to remove the floor altogether is.

crack on man!
Good skills


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Really great progress, quality work as well. It must be satisfying to get that roof done, I know how much work it is to remove the old one.

The floor looks good, I'm probably going to use one on my Mk2 Cooper so I'll be interested in how well it fits. You are quite brave cutting so much out at once, I'm doing my current one a bit at a time but I have found it makes some bits really tricky to weld up, but I just wasn't confident that I knew how to brace it. I would be quite keen to get my panels from M Machine as I have used all Heritage and although the overall quality is very good I have had a couple of problems I really didn't expect and a lot of them are pressed to MPI spec.


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OT, but how long did you have to wait for the Golf? My delivery date keeps slipping dramatically, I think the latest makes it over 6 months lead time!


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On 9th Sep, 2010 longy said:
Mate great work (bugger) wish mine was moving along as fast as your lol.
did i spy your new company car, about time looks awesome


You do indeed spy the new car, im happy with my choice. Not as torquey as the skoda though!

On 10th Sep, 2010 1972-ANGUS said:
oh wow, another life saved!!


Well done that man.

Just look at the difference of the two floors, old and new. Just shows the amount of repairs over the years, and how good a decision to remove the floor altogether is.

crack on man!
Good skills


I didn't have to much choice, as everything was sooooo patched up I had no datum points to work from. *oh well*

On 10th Sep, 2010 Flame Red said:
Really great progress, quality work as well. It must be satisfying to get that roof done, I know how much work it is to remove the old one.

The floor looks good, I'm probably going to use one on my Mk2 Cooper so I'll be interested in how well it fits. You are quite brave cutting so much out at once, I'm doing my current one a bit at a time but I have found it makes some bits really tricky to weld up, but I just wasn't confident that I knew how to brace it. I would be quite keen to get my panels from M Machine as I have used all Heritage and although the overall quality is very good I have had a couple of problems I really didn't expect and a lot of them are pressed to MPI spec.


Yeah it was nice to get the roof back on. Will be even more satisfying to get the floor in! I was a little worried about cutting so much out, and I wouldn't of done it without the new roof in place as the shell top half became quite flexible with the roof removed.

As im replacing the complete floor/rear bench and rear quarters, im tempted to cut the lip off the back seat where the heel board joins, and cut the bottom of the quarters off to save having to clean the welds up...what do you reckon? *oh well*

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On 10th Sep, 2010 graemec said:
OT, but how long did you have to wait for the Golf? My delivery date keeps slipping dramatically, I think the latest makes it over 6 months lead time!


Urm I think it was ordered in the beggining of June so 12weeks? My mate at work ordered his at the same time and has to wait another 3 weeks for his. His is in black so maybe they ran out of black paint? lol

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On 10th Sep, 2010 matty said:
As im replacing the complete floor/rear bench and rear quarters, im tempted to cut the lip off the back seat where the heel board joins, and cut the bottom of the quarters off to save having to clean the welds up...what do you reckon? *oh well*

They're not doing much more than holding the bits on that you want to grind of. I would just leave a small bit of the lip on the rear quarters so that you know you have the floor at the correct height.

When I replace my quarters, I'm hacking of the seam with the rear panel and not doing anything until I replace the rear panel. I've already chopped the arch lip of to save on PITA grinding *smiley*

On 11th Feb, 2015 robert said:
i tried putting soap on it , and heating it to brown , then slathered my new lube on it

*hehe!*


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On 10th Sep, 2010 matty said:

I was a little worried about cutting so much out



*Rofl!*


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grow up you fool .

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