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Mk 2 Rebuild.

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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  iank on Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:30 pm

If you need more than £75 worth then metals4u's shipping is free. They also sell both metric and imperial tube which is handy.

http://www.metals4u.co.uk/mild-steel/box-section/products.asp?cat_id=49

As a tip it's always much cheaper to buy in 6m full lengths (from any supplier) than to have them cut it shorter lengths. So be ready with a new blade in the hacksaw on delivery day  Rolling Eyes 


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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Steve G on Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:13 pm

Thanks I will have a look round a bit more and see what I can come up with.


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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Ferretboy221 on Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:02 am

Andrew maclean did mention that it is getting harder to find stockists who will supply the correct imperial box section without having to buy in bulk especially with the j channel for fold down windscreens apparently.
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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Steve G on Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:29 pm

I have been trying to think of some ways to strengthen up the subframe mounts. I have seen a few pictures of MK2 engine bays showing some extra tubing.


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Mk2 Scamp Chassis

Post  red_leader on Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:38 pm

Its a good plan to weld in some diagonals from the front subfame bolts up to the top side boxes.
The Mk3 had these as standard.
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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Steve G on Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:04 pm

Looking at things a bit more there is quite a few places that could be made a bit stronger, depends on how much welding I want to do.


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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Regsmonster on Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:21 am

Diagonals between top and bottom rails definitely stiffen them up (a roof helps as well)!
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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Steve G on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:30 pm

I did a bit of welding today. The area around the bumper mounts was a bit damaged. I manaed to knock some of the dented area out and let in a couple of bits where I couldn't get to it properly. A bit of paint and it looks a little better. 



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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Mk3rob on Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:11 pm

Not wanting to perhaps state the obvious,
but have you jigged your trailer/Scamp with a spirit level to make sure your repairs aren't twisted Question 
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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Steve G on Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:15 pm

Hi Rob, I have set the Scamp up so it's level at the front and it's just sitting on a single point in the middle at the rear. It's all quite bent so I am trying to sort the front out first to what I know hasn't already moved. Bit of a job knowing where to start really.


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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Steve G on Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:17 pm

The better of the two subframes had damaged mounting so I had to tap them put and fit helicoils. 

I did this to get them square.


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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Steve G on Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:22 pm

Now it's got some thread again.



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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Steve G on Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:27 pm

This is about the height I want it to sit at. I will have to raise the rear arches to allow some suspension travel at the back though.



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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  TRR Motorsport on Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:03 pm

I can't wait to see this. I've never seen a low rider MK2 :-)
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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Steve G on Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:33 am

It's going to be quite a bit of work to get it all to work properly. I plan to raise the subframe up in the chassis by altering the mountings. It will also involve moving the steering rack upwards and moving the steering column as well.


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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Mk3rob on Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:45 pm

My Mk3 set up allows removal of the steering rack without disconnecting the sub frame like normal minis.
Are you going to affect this?


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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Steve G on Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:01 pm

Not sure yet, what's the difference with the MK3 ?


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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Mk3rob on Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:08 pm

I think its more to do with the extra wheel arch space than anything else.
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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Steve G on Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:44 pm

I'm not sure yet. Hopefully I won't be needing to change it once it's on there.

Another thing I have been wondering about what colour to paint it although it's a bit early for that really. I was thinking about satin green but that seems quite popular already. I have seen pictures of a Moke painted in Gulf Porsche colours that looked quite good.
I think I have a name for it. Freddy as in Camp Freddy due to the fact that it's slightly bent !


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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  OSR on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:28 pm

Love the name! Are you going to paint him pink?
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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  TRR Motorsport on Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:03 pm

I can't fault anything that's Gulf coloured, even a Moke.

I found half a Tin of Gulf Blue paint last week left over from when we painted Pea (it must be 17 years old at least) so I painted the personnel door to my garage and stuck a spare Gulf sticker on it.   Laughing
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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Steve G on Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:32 pm

I quite like this colour not sure if its green or brown though !



I might end up keeping it/him beige but a slightly darker satin or matt finish.


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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  Steve G on Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:29 pm

I found this picture whilst searching around.


It looks like it has a slightly different front subframe mounting and it's given me a few ideas.


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Mk2 Scamps

Post  red_leader on Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:16 pm

I hope this starts a Mk2 renaissance.
We need persuade James to get his Mk2 back on the road !
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Re: Mk 2 Rebuild.

Post  TRR Motorsport on Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:25 pm

Well I'll be dismantling it this autumn, so that's a start.  

The engine will end up in the mini and I want to do the fabrication work to the chassis over the winter. As its relatively cheap compared to bolting things on and I want to perfect my TIG technique on something.
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