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Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: April 3rd, 2019, 07:39:22

Hi all,

Just to say hello and pass on that I now own DH8302

https://www.minimarcos.org.uk/minimarcos/8302/index.html

Regards
Matt


Posted by: mike brown Posted on: April 3rd, 2019, 08:49:05
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Little bit of work there.
Mike

Posted by: Gary Marlow Posted on: April 3rd, 2019, 13:43:17
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Will be good when done.
Funnily enough - well it is for me - the person who built my Mk 3, cut the front off the car with the plan to make the front look more like a Jem.

If I can dig a picture out will try and post it here.

Regards
Gary

Posted by: Gary Marlow Posted on: April 3rd, 2019, 13:46:44
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Hopefully attached!

Posted by: Philip_Davenport Posted on: April 4th, 2019, 10:00:02
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Good luck with this Matt. The front wheel arches look very cool!
I think I can see a  classic Mini under the cover. Is this for parts or is it running?
And a white Mini Marcos in the foreground.. what is the story with this?
Or are these pictures from the prior owner?

cheers Philip  

Posted by: admin Posted on: April 4th, 2019, 20:05:28
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Quoted from Matt_Phillips, posted April 3rd, 2019, 07:39:22 at here
Hi all,

Just to say hello and pass on that I now own DH8302

https://www.minimarcos.org.uk/minimarcos/8302/index.html




Thanks Matt. I've updated the page.

Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: April 5th, 2019, 11:14:54
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Quoted from Philip_Davenport, posted April 4th, 2019, 10:00:02 at here
Good luck with this Matt. The front wheel arches look very cool!
I think I can see a  classic Mini under the cover. Is this for parts or is it running?
And a white Mini Marcos in the foreground.. what is the story with this?
Or are these pictures from the prior owner?

cheers Philip  



Photos are from the previous owner - the wrigglesworths.

The front end has some "wonk" to it and the inner wings panels need some investigation. Have already contacted the club grp-meister about getting a new jem nosecone.

Plan is to to get the car back on it wheels. I have most stuff to go on it including period 6x10 minilite, vented brakes, hill climb rear beam, coilovers. Will fab a rear cage to pick up the rear suspension. Engine will be a 998 turbo.


Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: April 16th, 2019, 16:37:41
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Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: June 12th, 2019, 08:00:13
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The eagle has landed





Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: June 12th, 2019, 08:01:19
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Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: June 12th, 2019, 08:02:09
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Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: June 12th, 2019, 08:03:57
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First batch of powdercoating




Posted by: Graham Bichard Posted on: June 16th, 2019, 14:22:56
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Matt - after the powder coating do you have to re-tap any threaded holes?
If so, does this cause the powder coating to chip off?

Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: February 14th, 2020, 13:51:49
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A few shots from the last months. Rear suspension just being test fitted so the inner arches can be turreted (the top mount hole is incorrectly located and the rear hoop/spaceframe can be tacked in place.












Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: February 14th, 2020, 13:52:19
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Posted by: Neil KilBane Posted on: February 16th, 2020, 13:01:06
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Any reason you removed the lower lip on the rear panel ?

Posted by: admin Posted on: February 19th, 2020, 18:13:27
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It's coming along nicely. Is that a Speedex beam and trailing arms?

Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: March 3rd, 2020, 17:13:42
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Quoted from admin, posted February 19th, 2020, 18:13:27 at here
It's coming along nicely. Is that a Speedex beam and trailing arms?



i think the beam is a"huddersfield spares" style beam - nothing fancy. The radius arms came in a job lot of parts destined for a hillclimb mini. I've had them for about 13yrs, were off my last mini.


Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: March 3rd, 2020, 17:19:15
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Quoted from Neil KilBane, posted February 16th, 2020, 13:01:06 at here
Any reason you removed the lower lip on the rear panel ?



It ruined the nice lines of the rear end. In my eyes, it was a typical 1970's 'blocky' styling design/addition  done to curvy/ delicate vehicle shapes from the 1960's. Think rubber bumpers on mg midgets and MGB's etc etc.

Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: March 18th, 2020, 13:26:30
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Chop! Unbelievable amount of filler in the nose/mouth. So heavy I believe it would effect handling















Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: March 26th, 2020, 10:53:46
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Crappy bulkhead airbox be gone! Took the decision to get rid as it was just another bit of dodgy fibreglassing. Will replace with a smooth bulkhead.


Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: March 26th, 2020, 10:54:44
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Random bit of flat-ish grp glued and screwed in. This will be glassed in from the back then given a couple of layers of tissue to smooth out the top layer. Then a skim/sand for blending in.




Posted by: Matt_Phillips Posted on: April 1st, 2020, 08:41:53
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Peekaboo!






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