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Gravel guard layer Part 2

Gravel guard layer Part 2 Do you remember we worked on the graver guard layer some days ago? (Click here to see part 1). After that we couldn't continue because we didn't have a car lifter but...we have fixed that! We have a new one... F*ck yeah! So let's continue removing the gravel guard layer of [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:28+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Bodywork, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments

Gravel guard layer

Gravel guard layer Almost 3 days, about 40 hours of work... this is the time we have been removing the gravel guard layer, and we haven't finished it yet! Why have we removing it? Was it necessary this amount of work? In our opinion yes, it was. We want to do a complete restoration of [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:28+00:00 May 17th, 2015|Bodywork, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments

Removing the inner insulation

Removing the inner insulation  Check the picture below, do you see that kind of foreign material layer, with the same color of the bodywork? This will be our target today, removing the inner insulation! But first we have to dismantle the few things that remain mounted on the bodywork., [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:29+00:00 May 10th, 2015|Bodywork, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|1 Comment

Steering column #2

Steering column #2 This will be our second post about the steering column, why? We had problems with some screws, do you remember?  Let us show you the "players" of today, the steering column & rack! The screws that are holding the steering column are designed to break their heads once [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:29+00:00 May 3rd, 2015|Mechanical, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|1 Comment

Mini’s engine cradle

Mini's engine cradle This post will be focused in the Mini’s engine cradle, and to remove it the last thing we have to disassemble is the positive battery cable. It is the cable that begins in the alternator and ends in the positive pole of the battery, which is located in the trunk of the [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:29+00:00 May 2nd, 2015|Bodywork, Mechanical, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|1 Comment

Steering column #1

Steering column #1 Our next goal is the steering column, and this post will be different from the others, we released a new category in this process, the VideoBlogs! We will show you our problems with the steering column, and more specifically with the screws shown you in the following pictures. Our mate David [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:30+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Mechanical, Proyecto Mini 1275cc, VideoBlog|1 Comment

Rear brakes #2 and Handbrake

Rear brakes #2 and Hand brake Continuing with the Mini's disassembly the next step will be remove the brake metal sleeves, why? To allow us to disassemble the rear subframe. The following pictures show you the initial condition of these metal sleeves and the cable of the handbrake Let's start! (The photos [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:30+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Brakes, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|1 Comment

Engine and bodywork cleaning

Engine and bodywork cleaning As we already have the engine out of the car we will do two things, wash the engine and the bodywork, to comfortably continue with Mini disassembly. The first thing we do is tightly cover all engine openings, we don't want the water getting inside the engine. Then [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:31+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Bodywork, Engine, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments

Removing the Mini’s engine

Removing the Mini's engine It's time to remove the Mini's engine! This step will be the most critical moment until now, so we have to be sure about what we are going to do. The first thing is to check all the engine mounts and how we'll remove it. After that we'll secure the engine supports [...]

By | 2016-10-26T20:55:31+00:00 April 19th, 2015|Engine, Mechanical, Proyecto Mini 1275cc|0 Comments