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Extending front
 
I have used spacer plates rather than new wings to extend the front (cost saving measure)

Having tacked the wings on the extension needed is 110mm not the expected 90mm, I don't see how 90mm extension can be used as the front panal already needs cutting to clear the alternator.

A good friend is going to do the filler work for me as he is an exellent sprayer/bodywork technician.

Due to the high cost I have been quoted for painting the front of the mini I have decided to do it myself, it has cost £295 for all of the equipment and paint.

The front of the mini coming off
front end coming off
The front showing how much +90mm looks like
front end +90mm
Modified front panal
engine mounts
Front end tacked in place
conversion bracket
Front end tacked in place
trial fit of engine
Right wing with spacer plate welded in place, difference in water channel can be seen
trial fit of engine
Left wing with spacer plate welded in place
trial fit of engine
Left wing with water channel welded in place
trial fit of engine
Right wing with water channel welded in place
trial fit of engine
Right side in primer to stop rust until filler added
trial fit of engine
Left side in primer to stop rust until filler added
trial fit of engine
Front end with wings extended, modified water channels can be clearly seen
trial fit of engine
Front end with wings extended
trial fit of engine
Extended wings with standard bonnet in place
trial fit of engine
Side view of extended wings and standard bonnet
trial fit of engine
Front wings with filler and first coat of primer
trial fit of engine
Left wing
trial fit of engine
Right wing
trial fit of engine
Under wing, seam sealer applied to all joints
trial fit of engine
Under wing, seam sealer applied to all joints
trial fit of engine
Bonnet extension, still needs some work as the back edge is to high when fitted
trial fit of engine
Bonnet with half a tin of filler !
trial fit of engine
Underneath of bonnet, thin steel covers have been fitted to cover the hindge area
trial fit of engine
Here it is in primer
trial fit of engine
Here it is in primer
trial fit of engine
Here's the underneath of bonnet in primer
trial fit of engine
Here's the bonnet fitted
trial fit of engine
Here's the compressor - £99 from screwfix, 24L, 2HP, 8cfm, 118psi.
air compressor
Plastic sheet to seperate the tools and dust from the car.
trial fit of engine
Masked up ready for primer.
trial fit of engine
Masked up ready for primer.
trial fit of engine
Here it is with primer done.
trial fit of engine
Bonnet in primer.
painted mini
Here she is painted.
painted mini
Here she is painted.
painted mini