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Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #425 on: September 12, 2020, 10:05:30 AM »
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Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #426 on: September 13, 2020, 08:28:43 AM »
Thanks Dan. Lol. Yea got the subs on, motor in, doors, boot and hood buttoned down.  Even did an alignment on it.  Another big thanks to Dan for all his help.  I didnít take any pics, didnít realize Dan was.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #427 on: September 13, 2020, 08:49:55 AM »
We got a lot done.  Flared some brake lines and got a couple rusty minis moved back into the side garage too.  Rear boot rubber needs time to settle in and the bonnet fitment was probably the worst of it.

Offline BruceK

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #428 on: September 13, 2020, 10:02:33 AM »
Take pics!  Later on youíll want to show off it was a bare metal rebuild.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #429 on: September 13, 2020, 10:07:35 AM »
Once you get it running again, there will be tons of little fettling to do, but once it's drivable it becomes more fun every day!  77.gif
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #430 on: September 13, 2020, 11:03:29 AM »
I have lots of pics. Just didnít take any over the two days.  Will definitely be taking more as I get things done.

Thatís the plan is to get it running.  Gonna go through it an put together a list of needs and then get to it.  Just doing what we did this weekend found more pieces that need replaced, painted or powder coated.  Spring is the goal.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline 94touring

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #431 on: September 15, 2020, 01:33:18 PM »
Ready for it's trip to Texas

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #432 on: September 15, 2020, 02:28:14 PM »
And then the REAL fun begins. Lol.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #433 on: September 15, 2020, 03:03:42 PM »
Can't wait to see it with trim and such on it!

Mark, are you using the same interior or something else?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #434 on: September 15, 2020, 07:07:58 PM »
Lookin good in the sunlight!
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #435 on: September 15, 2020, 07:27:09 PM »
Itíll be all black except some inserts on the seats.  Still using the cobra buckets.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline G67mcs

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #436 on: September 16, 2020, 10:24:57 AM »
The body shell turned out great. Really like the Fiesta!

Fun begins but you are way ahead already with the engine installed.

Garry
1967 MK2 S
2003 Mini Cooper S
2016 4Runner

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #437 on: September 16, 2020, 11:44:44 AM »
Yea, I keep telling myself I started with a fully functioning car, so I should be able to get it back there.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #438 on: September 17, 2020, 07:56:47 AM »
Of course Iím finding out functional doesnít always mean right.  Looking through my books and discover the door handle spring is the first thing in the stack unlike it was when I took it apart and currently have it.  Sure Iím going to have a lot of this.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #439 on: September 21, 2020, 11:50:54 AM »
Love having a hardware store that carries all these unusual thread size screws.  Just got all new for the door handles, catches and nylon buffers. Also for boot latch and license plate holder.  Be nice if the one they opened here in Allen had all the same stuff the big store does in Plano.  But either way itís better than paying 1.50 per from Europe or Australia.   

Do have to get the nylon things from Australia but working up a list for everything from there.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #440 on: September 21, 2020, 12:06:31 PM »
New fasteners make all the difference in putting one of these back together - at the very least if I reuse fasteners I run them all on the wire brush on the bench grinder so I have good clean threads.
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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #441 on: September 21, 2020, 01:54:01 PM »
Love having a hardware store that carries all these unusual thread size screws.  Just got all new for the door handles, catches and nylon buffers. Also for boot latch and license plate holder.  Be nice if the one they opened here in Allen had all the same stuff the big store does in Plano.  But either way itís better than paying 1.50 per from Europe or Australia.   

Do have to get the nylon things from Australia but working up a list for everything from there.

You talking about Elliottís Hardware?   

Thatís one thing I really miss about Dallas.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce

Offline MiniDave

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #442 on: September 21, 2020, 02:10:47 PM »
I've found nuts and bolts to be way less expensive at Home Depot than Ace hardware, but I still maintain a large selection in my bins from Bolt Depot, all grade 8 stuff as it costs less than grade 5
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline tsumini

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #443 on: September 21, 2020, 05:23:41 PM »
Love having a hardware store that carries all these unusual thread size screws.  Just got all new for the door handles, catches and nylon buffers. Also for boot latch and license plate holder.  Be nice if the one they opened here in Allen had all the same stuff the big store does in Plano.  But either way itís better than paying 1.50 per from Europe or Australia.   

Do have to get the nylon things from Australia but working up a list for everything from there.
Is Elliots Hardware in Dallas still open. I think they have more hardware than has ever been invented... well almost. They were the goto when I lived in Frisco/ Dallas

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #444 on: September 21, 2020, 07:04:38 PM »
Yes Elliots.  I go to the one in west Plano.  They opened one in Allen, but itís only got a fraction of the stuff.  Our Home Depot/Loweís doesnít carry the fine thread sae sizes.  Elliots has them in stainless, zinc, chrome, black chrome, and several others including polymer. Some times itís a curse though trying to find the needle in the haystack.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline BruceK

Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Reply #445 on: September 21, 2020, 07:30:42 PM »
Yes Elliots.  I go to the one in west Plano.  They opened one in Allen, but itís only got a fraction of the stuff.  Our Home Depot/Loweís doesnít carry the fine thread sae sizes.  Elliots has them in stainless, zinc, chrome, black chrome, and several others including polymer. Some times itís a curse though trying to find the needle in the haystack.

Yeah, I would estimate that Elliott's carries about 10 times the number and types of fasteners compared to a typical HD or Lowe's.   Ask one of the many old guys for help.  They know their stuff there. 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville
1992 Toyota LiteAce