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    MadMinor project - not 56k friendly though

    Hi All

    After watching other peoples projects with interest, I thought it might be about time I put some pics of my baby up on here.

    Now, its not your normal SX project, but it is definately SX related.

    So, what do you get if you take one of these;


    and one of these;


    and an angle grinder? Answer..


    At least I will do eventually!

    So anyway, the story is in the following pics. First prepare your bodyshell;


    After which you will get a few bits left over, which you won't be needing any more;


    Then you can set about preparing your rolling chassis - snow is optional;


    As is a garage too small to fit the car in without chopping the front off (you won't be needing that bit anyway...);










    You now have the main ingredients;


    Trial fit them together;


    At this point you can measure how much needs removing from the wheelbase - 9 inches was the final amount, which actually leaves the wheelbase a bit longer than a standard minor, but makes things easier to fit together.

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    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You rock!

    Make the next one a R32GTST woody traveller

    Butuz

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    WOW! That's going to be brilliant. Keep it a standard Morris colour on the steel wheels and you've got an awesome sleeper.


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    A blast from the past

    This will be soooooooo


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    how cool is that?!!!!!

    great project! looks like lots of fun

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    Insane and awesome

    Superb
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    Once you're happy, get cutting!






    You should now have something that looks like this;


    However, that still sits a bit high, so with a bit more trimming of the inner arches etc;




    You get the body sitting just nicely on the chassis;


    Now you can hang a few panels on and see what it might look like








    And put the seat in to see if it fits (and maybe make some 'broom' noises, or is that just me?)





    And finally, with a bit of help from photoshop, get a glimpse of what it will become

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    Wow

    Thats great

    If it handles nearly as well as it did before it would be great. I suppose only time will tell though

    Dan

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    Geez some of you chaps are quick to respond!

    Anyway, the pile of bits you no longer need has reached its full height


    You can now turn you attention to re-fitting bits






    And once you're happy with the way it sits, and that the major bits fit, you can put it together properly - starting with taking it apart




    And from there in its just a case of putting some strength in it















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    All I can say is
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    And so on.....








    Then you can try some new bits on it





    And thats from Christmas until now.

    I should point out that the guy in most of the pics isn't me, but is in fact my good friend Steve, who has done all the structural welding on the car, and made an excellent job of it, despite my very vague instructions as to what I wanted. I can fully recommend him and his Father and their Company Minor Medics in Milton Keynes - though I should warn you this is a one off, they normally only do fairly standard minors as its what they know and are good at.

    So the plan from here on is to have a multipoint cage fitted, which will also be attached to the shell so acting as a semi-spaceframe, get it all sprayed in Old english white inside and out, and then I can go about fitting my Apex coilovers, adjustable arms, perspex windows, Cobra race seats, Sparco 4 point harnesses and eventually the (by then) rebuilt engine with forged pistons and rods, equal length manifold, gt2871 turbo etc etc.

    Target 400bhp and 800 kg. Fingers crossed I can keep the weight down!

    Wish me luck.

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    Thats fapping AWESOME!

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    Possibly the greatest project Ive ever seen!

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    i want one

    no really i do!
    http://sxoc.com/vbb/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=11238&dateline=1227414084
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    I'm not a big ford fan but the RS500 is a legend, you cannot take away from it its Icon status and to suggest that its a chavvy car is like saying Kirsten Scott Thomas is a council estate slapper

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    that is excellent looking mate ...cannot wait to see that when done!....im doing something along the same lines but to an anglia but i couldnt quite commit myself to go for the full s13 running gear so it only has a nissan engine and box ....again, top job!

    jim

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    Thanks all - I'm doing something right then.

    ekjim - I've been watching your progress on the Anglia. It looks lovely! Hope to see it at some events this year??

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    you sir, are a grade A lunatic

    fantastic project huge respect to you for having the balls to do it!

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    thats fantastic mate .

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    i love it!!

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    wow absolutley amazin that will be very rapid when finished

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