Author Topic: 1960 Austin Seven resto  (Read 34753 times)

Offline Mudhen

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #50 on: November 03, 2014, 04:29:56 AM »
Wow that looks awesome!!   4.gif

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2014, 01:00:42 PM »
Look what I got. NOS hub caps in the wrapper the correct slotted 59/60 ones.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/371169175693?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Jeff
« Last Edit: November 09, 2014, 01:06:35 PM by jeff10049 »

Offline bikewiz

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2014, 05:35:26 PM »
Speedwell blue by far my favorite mini color.

Offline MtyMous

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2014, 08:05:15 PM »
Looks great. Hose down the whole place to keep the dust down?

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #54 on: November 09, 2014, 10:41:49 PM »
Looks great. Hose down the whole place to keep the dust down?

Thanks, Yes it helps a lot to wet things down even in a booth the job came out really clean.
Started color sanding today shouldn't have waited so long paint is way hard already but it's coming out show quality.
 I did take some video of painting and steps involved just need to get it edited into something useful, and then add it to Dan's paint and body how to thread.  Also going to do up something on color sanding and buffing.


Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2014, 12:09:25 AM »
Made this thing on the lathe today factory one is plastic and was gone.

Hand ground a small internal threading tool to cut the  1/2" 16 T.P.I. for the green thing to screw into.

Just need to shine up the plastic green thing and the chrome rod paint the new part black and good to go.

Factory one in last pic I think I came pretty close to matching the shape.




« Last Edit: November 10, 2014, 12:24:57 AM by jeff10049 »

Offline Mudhen

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #56 on: November 10, 2014, 06:11:37 AM »
That looks great!

That was one of the first things I wrecked on my '65 when I got it - the lens was broken and I *thought* the whole plastic section came off.  When it didn't unscrew I used a pair of pliers and all the plastic just crumbled in my hands.   50.gif

26 years later I still haven't replaced it.  ::)

Offline tsumini

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto/ Signal stalk
« Reply #57 on: November 11, 2014, 08:09:12 PM »
Nice job on the resto.
Re:Signal stalk repair.
Were you able to retain the old bulb and pigtail? I had one with pigtail missing and plastic part broken.  I got some repair parts but got a little stuck making the part you turned from aluminum. Here's my Minimania thread on the subject.
http://www.minimania.com/msgThread/115291/1/1/Bulb_socket_wanted

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #58 on: November 11, 2014, 11:26:32 PM »
Thanks,

On the bulb my thoughts were to use a led just glued in place as someone said on the mm thread, If i had the old bulb and pigtail I could make it work but mine is long gone, just seems easy to use a led instead.

If you or Mudhen would like I can turn out a couple more aluminum things and send them your way, might have to use the led light method with them as I don't know if the factory stuff will fit in the ones I make I don't even know what it looks like never had a complete one.

Jeff

Offline tsumini

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2014, 08:14:07 AM »
I was working on two broken ones and then I set them aside. I'll have to dig them out shortly. Thanks for the offer. I'll paypal the cost and shipping. Original thought was to mold the part to the stalk with 3M panel bond (good stuff) but ran stuck with the thread size of the green lens but I see you have it as 1/2 16.
Thanks

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #60 on: November 12, 2014, 10:21:00 PM »
The stock is still clamped in the lathe chuck and the tools on the post I'll whip out a couple this weekend.

Mudhen do you want one?

Jeff


On another note got my hub caps they are perfect condition one more thing to cross off the list.

Jeff

Offline Mudhen

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #61 on: November 13, 2014, 04:29:05 AM »
The stock is still clamped in the lathe chuck and the tools on the post I'll whip out a couple this weekend.

Mudhen do you want one?

Jeff


On another note got my hub caps they are perfect condition one more thing to cross off the list.

Jeff

Thanks a lot for the offer, Jeff, but I think I'm going to just replace the whole thing.  Seems like it's pretty cheap and my stock has lost its finish anyway (just ask my wife...  ::) )

Cheap in this case means less than the cost of a single hubcap (did you hit your head?   :D )

Pat

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #62 on: November 29, 2014, 01:55:12 AM »
tsumini, I made a couple more stalk ends pm me a address and I'll send them your way.

mudhen, re did I hit my head? Most certainly why else would I be working on a mini.

On another note I was going to send my sub frames out for powder coat after steam cleaning, they came out so well I decided to just paint.

After steam clean I put the small parts in the blast cab. used the spot blaster on the frame where needed. Next was a coat of etch primer, then black sealer, and two coats of black paint.




Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #63 on: November 29, 2014, 01:59:20 AM »
Now I can put them back together and get the car back on its own wheels again.
Can't wait.

Jeff

Offline 94touring

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2014, 08:00:17 AM »
Very nice

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #65 on: November 30, 2014, 01:04:28 AM »
Got the rear sub together today and installed.

Car color sanded in last picture only front fenders buffed that's why it looks dull.



« Last Edit: November 30, 2014, 01:36:23 AM by jeff10049 »

Offline tsumini

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #66 on: November 30, 2014, 03:29:50 PM »
tsumini, I made a couple more stalk ends pm me a address and I'll send them your way.

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Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #67 on: December 02, 2014, 10:23:49 PM »


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Parts sent.

Offline tsumini

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #68 on: December 03, 2014, 04:15:16 PM »


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Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #69 on: December 14, 2014, 12:51:53 AM »
Got the front sub stripped etch primed and painted. Also cleaned,lubed, replaced the boots, and seal on the steering rack.

Reshimmed the ball joints, found out I could not use the wheel bearings I painstakingly re packed. Turns out you can't buy the early 18 spline cv joints so I bought the new style then found out that the old axles don't fit the new cv's, so I got some axles, then found out the new wheel flanges don't fit the old bearings S.O.B.
It's fully updated now.






Offline Mudhen

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #70 on: December 14, 2014, 07:00:52 AM »
That is looking AWESOME!   71.gif

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #71 on: December 22, 2014, 12:54:37 AM »
Front sub installed.

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #72 on: December 28, 2014, 02:19:14 AM »
Completed the sand and buff of the body.

Once that was done started installing some parts on the body and the wiring harness.


Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #73 on: January 05, 2015, 12:23:10 AM »
Engine is in.


Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #74 on: January 05, 2015, 12:26:15 AM »
A before and after shot of bulkhead.