Author Topic: Tink: My '89 Mini  (Read 145566 times)

Offline MPlayle

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2013, 09:05:43 AM »
Just partition a full size battery box and use the other half for tool storage.


Offline 94touring

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #51 on: August 18, 2013, 10:27:54 AM »
Or beer storage.

Offline MtyMous

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #52 on: September 07, 2013, 05:27:18 PM »
Lets see how this turns out.


Offline 94touring

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2013, 06:04:15 PM »
Very cool.  I'm interested to see how well it works.

Offline MtyMous

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #54 on: September 08, 2013, 12:03:59 AM »
Dan, Most of the reviews on the install seems like it's pretty straight forward if you get a good gun. I opted for the professional series gun... go big or go home I guess. haha. I'll probably use the gun in the future to buy more product and do any parts that you aren't able to do with the 2 gallons of each product that I'm sending to you.

Offline MtyMous

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2013, 08:20:56 PM »
Sent that "boxing panel" we talked about. Should be there tomorrow.

Offline 94touring

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2013, 09:23:39 PM »
Cool I'll be in town.

Offline MtyMous

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #57 on: September 19, 2013, 07:19:26 PM »
Did you get all of the shipments?

Offline 94touring

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #58 on: September 19, 2013, 07:59:41 PM »
I'll swing by where my mail gets delivered tomorrow.  I was already half way home today when I thought to get it.

Offline 94touring

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #59 on: September 20, 2013, 09:55:12 AM »
Lizard skin and box panel are here.

Offline MtyMous

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #60 on: October 20, 2013, 10:52:24 PM »
Hey, I forgot what you said about how you were going to repair the inner wing on the left side where the fan grid is rusted. Did you get an entire sill, or just parts?

Offline 94touring

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #61 on: October 21, 2013, 04:57:22 AM »
That will get some cleaning up to determine how much more rust is actually there.  Otherwise I can simply fab the one obvious section, leaving in as much of the original as possible.   Getting pretty close to getting to your car though.

Offline MtyMous

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #62 on: October 21, 2013, 02:35:11 PM »
Cool deal. Just wanted to check in. Couldn't remember if we had talked about it or not.

Offline 94touring

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2013, 08:23:24 PM »
Your car gets hauled into the shop tomorrow to get block sanding on whats been primered thus far.  Planning on having a shell primer party this week if I can ever get Flur done.   

Offline MtyMous

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #64 on: December 12, 2013, 11:27:00 PM »
Rock on!. I plan on having some group 5 race arches delivered to your place soon. Decided I don't want to have the sportspack arches on there if I end up going with 10" wheels.

Offline MtyMous

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #65 on: January 16, 2014, 11:51:38 PM »
So I may not have a mini to drive around at this moment, but it doesn't mean I'm not doing anything.

Building a set of LED tail lights. Brake, Turn, and Reverse. It's still on the bench and need to purchase components. I'll keep you guys updated as that build comes along. There's also a lot of things on the interior (small pieces) that I'm considering doing. Modulated LED strips for interior lighting. Something in a soft white and pretty subtle just to light up the car a bit. I want it to fade in and out when the doors are opened.

Then there's the matter of all the trim pieces. They are all chrome. And it will look a bit off with my new color/accent scheme. So what's a guy to do? Well... here's what I'm doing to all of my chrome trim. It is VERY labor intensive and irreversible. haha.









I'm really digging the way it's turning out. This was just half of one bumper. haha. It took me almost an hour. Still gotta do the door handles, boot handle, grille, headlight rings, side skirt trim piece, tail lights, and I'm sure I'm missing something here. haha.

Offline wevebeenhad

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #66 on: January 17, 2014, 01:49:15 AM »
What's your process, I've thought of doing the same thing.

Offline Mudhen

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2014, 05:32:10 AM »
That looks incredible!   4.gif

Offline MtyMous

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #68 on: January 17, 2014, 06:52:09 AM »
Process is tedious and irreversible. Lol. Scotch brite pad and a lot of elbow grease. Took me about an hour to do half a bumper. You can use a dremel to do some of the work, but it is very easy to screw up the grain and burn through the chrome. I haven't seen this done before on a mini, so I figured I would give it a try. What's the worst that could happen? Haha. Have to buy all brand new trim, handles, bumpers, headlight rings..... haha

Offline 94touring

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #69 on: January 17, 2014, 07:03:10 AM »
I know a guy who sells anything you screw up lol.

Offline MtyMous

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #70 on: January 17, 2014, 10:55:30 AM »
Haha. Dan, I might have to grab some stuff from you anyway. My chrome is old, tired, and pitted. (Sounds like a lot of guys on other mini forums. Haha) So what i'm doing is a last ditch effort to save some money and metal. I'm trying to go deep enough to get the pits out, but some of it is into the nickel plate so there may be a slight color difference. We'll just have to see what I find. Can't wait to see it on the new paint scheme.

Offline MtyMous

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #71 on: January 23, 2014, 09:48:19 PM »
Dan, how much of a hassle would it be to chop the front license plate brackets off before you weld everything up and paint it?

Offline 94touring

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #72 on: January 23, 2014, 11:15:29 PM »
License plate removal, two minutes. 

Offline MtyMous

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2014, 02:05:31 PM »
I was expecting a "2 minutes... But it'll cost ya." Haha

Offline 94touring

Re: Tink: My '89 Mini
« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2014, 08:59:14 PM »
2 minutes and 200 dollars!   If I charged for every little thing all my rebuilds would cost 50k plus.