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PostSubject: Mini cooper trailer project   Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:44 am

When I first mentioned doing a mini trailer project people thought I was mad... well you were right .... this was a little bit of a head ache but we are now 90% there.... so though I would post some pics now that it is actually towable.... see what you think ... pain job not the best but functional & looks fun.....
. many more pics as a slide show here.....http://s77.photobucket.com/albums/j63/marren_dr/Mini%20trailer%20project/?albumview=slideshow


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PostSubject: Re: Mini cooper trailer project   Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:59 am

very nice! some extra bootspace there alright, is it easy to build?
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PostSubject: Re: Mini cooper trailer project   Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:23 am

It was not too bad other than the roof ... Nightmare to get to fit ".
List of goodies needed.
One front crashed mini, 6 foot stainless steal scaffolding pole,
125 mm angle grinder, thick gloves, those cut edges are lethal !
15 x 9" stainless steal bolts, measuring tape, expandable foam , fire retardant type, 6 foot 1.5" x 3" beam ( snapped to roof and sides to make roof base. One tow hitch, one, jockey wheel, mini sander and lotsnof patience and masks. Goggles for all that dust and flying sparks.
Oh, fry primer, lots, and finishing pain ...high gloss black. Oh, not to mention rubbing compound for those sorting mistakes... Smile and about 8 weeks of patience....


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PostSubject: Re: Mini cooper trailer project   Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:24 am

I still need to get the mini tail lights, think Shawn might have some of the right era urn king in th e garage somewhere ....
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PostSubject: Re: Mini cooper trailer project   Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:28 am

Has any on e got 4 wheel studs nuts for a mini , as need them to finish this would same me going to hunt for some ...
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PostSubject: Re: Mini cooper trailer project   Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:44 am

Looking really good! Well done! Will pop round and check it out some time soon! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Mini cooper trailer project   Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:02 am

aruba wrote:
I still need to get the mini tail lights, think Shawn might have some of the right era urn king in th e garage somewhere ....
I gave you back lights with it didn't I Derek??
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PostSubject: Re: Mini cooper trailer project   Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:04 am

it was the housing for modern mini bu tno lenses Sad sorry luke
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PostSubject: Re: Mini cooper trailer project   Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:28 am

added two more pics of the trailier with the new wheels and how it will look when I figure out how to put a tow bar on the mini Smile
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