Post by TurboDieselWeasel on Oct 13, 2018 17:57:39 GMT
No... Not even easy to make legal...
Anyway... Started with this little fella today. It needed it's exhaust fastened properly. Like - better than chicken wire.
Then it was time for the Clubman to be put on the lift. First time actually. Floor repair looks nicely done, they even put back the useless tabs and all the little strips that hold the fuel & brake line Looks really professional.
But back to the buiseness end - the Magnaflow malarkey.
Not so professional. So out with the cutting disc.
I didn't use the curved pipe that sways around the spare wheel well, but instead went with just an extension. It's a Saloon exhaust, not a Traveller exhaust. Hence it was a LOT cheaper. And works just as well, there's no way it will rattle against the sapre wheel well.
And I could not resist welding on a big tipp... Made from the butchered Magnaflow tail piece and some random italian tail piece that came with a car from Italy, many years ago... I made a fun of it and put it on any new car that came to out workshop. Now it's welded to the Clubman and found it's final place...
Could always cut it off and weld on a smaler one. But for now... It'll do. Better then a rusty straw
I've had two clubman estates in the past plus a handful of normal minis Great cars
1992 240 Volvo T8 1955 Cadillac 1994 BMW E34 M5 (now sold ) 1999 BMW E36 sport touring 1993 Volvo 940 TT8 (work in progress) 1971 VW bay window (work in progress) 1999 Mazda 323F 1987 Jaguar XJ12 All current
Post by TurboDieselWeasel on Nov 19, 2018 18:29:59 GMT
Drove it into the sunlight... And with natural light I'm starting to really like the beige wheels!
Only some minor things left to do... Like replacing the steering rack & ball joints. Couple of days ago I replaced the steering rack on an Innocenti 1000 - boy was it fiddly to get the U bolts back in. I hope the rubber mounted subframe will drop a bit more and make it easier. With a solid mounted frame it was slightly less than entertaining...