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Build Manual

Post  Minivanman on Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:17 pm

Having started to try and complete this MK3 that was abandoned by the previous owner, I seem to get bogged down with the things that are not exactly the same as on the mini. As already asked about fuel tank, now dash mounting, battery location, can I fit 12in wheels and loads of other stuff.
Is there a build manual that might give me some additional information, and are there any members with a MK3 who would be willing to show photographs of how their completed vevicles look, colour schemes etc. And are hoods specially manufactured or from another production vehicle



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Re: Build Manual

Post  Adam on Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:09 pm



I have a Mk3. I am willing to photograph bits u need. Im sure there was a similar question some time ago and as far as build manuals are concerned the was some tax reason there was no manual.
I have fitted 12 inch wheels to mine with no problems. I have recently had a quote of around 200 for a new hood to be made from a local sailmaker. My battery is fitted in the engine bay on the offside wheel arch.

It can also be used to deliver full sheets of plasterboard.

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Re: Build Manual

Post  Mk3rob on Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:17 pm

Adam,
don't forget fence panels:D as I had to do after downgrading to an Astra and they wouldn't fit in the boot.


Davy
Your best bet for pics is to look on the "Old Pictures" on the main page.
Also look at the "Gallery" on the forum as this shows some rebuild pics, inc my Mk3 front end,

There are no build instructions due to, as Adam said, tax reasons. If you had build instr then you had to pay Purchase Tax (VAT), that's why you can only get the exploded view.

My Mk3 had the Battery in the front, on a tray forward of the Brake master cylinder. It has now been moved under the rear seat due to me fitting a brake servo under the bonnet.

Normal mini rules apply to the wheels and hubs.
I have had 13" off road tyres on the front just scrapping the inside top of the wheel arch.
I have Hi-Lo's fitted front and back.
I can get 13's on the back because the orig builder put Moke 13" swinging arms on it:D
I normally run 12" low profiles on the front and 13" x60's on the back. I think:oops: that this makes the gaps around the wheel arches look better:?:

My made up dash is pretty vertical below the windscreen line.
It would be better to bring it out a bit at the top and angle it to get heater blower demist vents at the top.
I had probs getting a longer speedo cable as mine was to tight an angle into the speed.
Some have dashboards from normal cars out of the scrappies.

Ask the questions and we'll try to give the answers

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Post  Minivanman on Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:01 pm

Adam,
Your wee buggy is looking good in yellow, thanks for the offer of photographs I will indeed take you up on that.
I see you have hinges so obviously have doors and it looks very smart with the 12in alloys.

Could I see under the bonnet and your battery location and what holds in the front screen.


Thank you,


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Re: Build Manual

Post  OSR on Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:01 am

Can recommend these battery trays
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BATTERY-TRAY-LIGHTWEIGHT-ALLOY-BATTERY-BOX-065MEDIUM-RACE-RALLY-KIT-LOCOST-/370674170793?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item564de6fba9

This was about the cheapest I found and the seller's service is good too, think mine arrived 36 hours after I ordered it. Vast improvement on the frayed bungee cord that was just about holding the battery in place affraidaffraidaffraid


PS if you'd like a photo of it installed in my MK2 let me know though I'm away from tomorrow until Monday.


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Re: Build Manual

Post  Mk3rob on Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:28 am


Thanks Charley, I'll send the burglars around Evil or Very Mad

Mind you the rate you keep moving around nobody can find you Very Happy
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Post  OSR on Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:40 am

LOL! I might be away but Iain and the cat are still here cat. Hopefully no more moves for a while we've bought this place Very Happy
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Re: Build Manual

Post  Minivanman on Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:09 pm

Thanks for the info, it's much appreciated. not a rush for the photos as I'm in France working this week and won't be home until Friday.

thanks again

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Battery tray

Post  OSR on Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:56 pm

Not sure this is much help but this is the installation in my MK2, the tray is just rivetted to the wing.

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Post  trextr7monkey on Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:49 pm


I'm certain we have a copy of the build instructions for a Mk 3 Scamp - only about 4 or 5 sides of typed out A4 in the garage from when we had our Scamp Q991 WVK, just came on here to see if it was still about and can see pics of it inthe gallery- my son and I were responsible for the JCB Kingcup paint scheme!
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