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Trackmini project version 2.0

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So in 2013 some of the founding members of trackmini had the crazy idea of using the bits they had lying around to build a track car. It went well to start with, with parts donations, raiding there own garages etc.

 

The car got to a rolling shell along with pretty much all the parts to build the car, but with busy lives time was short and the shell has lay dormant for two years.

 

A few of the group have long winded projects. Myself the batmobile is in progress with a full engine rebuild which is likely to take till late in the year so missing the track day season.

 

So the idea of version 2.0 came up to buy a running car, sell the bits we didn't need off the new car and the parts haul to create a car we could use soon.

 

So this morning I've been to collect trackmini project version 2.0

 

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NICE!!

 

Willing to offer time to help get this going if I can :) I learnt last week the correct end to hold a spanner so I'm good to go.

 

Thanks for the offer.

 

The first job is to get the car to Simons for Mot,

 

I then want to make a start on swapping parts, selling the not needed bits and getting the car ready for its first outing

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Bits we've got to fit

 

Aftermarket wheels

Borla Cooper exhaust

Roll cage

R56 alloy rear arms

Fk coilovers (yes there cheap but this is budget tracking)

He'll brake lines

R56 Cooper S front brakes

Possible aftermarket manifold

G wing

Fit facelift halogen lights

Seats and steering wheel (need to be sorted)

 

Off the top of my head

 

We also have to sell:

S spokes with tyres

Stock r53 exhaust

Black half leather front and back seats

Facelift xenons

3 spoke steering wheel with airbag

Facelift headliner and plastics

Facelift door cards

Facelift 3 pieces dash

Glovebox

R53 shell

Cooper engine

Facelift r53 gearbox (non lsd, this won't be straight away)

 

That's only scratching the surface and it might take a bit of time to get it there

 

 

 

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The majority of us involved are Midlands based Sy.

 

Nige - Manchester

Craig - Basingstoke

Rob - stoke

Si - Stafford

Karl - peterbourgh

Me - Tamworth

 

There were others involved who don't really frequent the forum very much anymore, but the majority of the graft was by the above

 

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Hello,

Do you still have an R53 shell for sale?

If so how much and what condition is the shell in?

 

We will, its tatty in honesty, only a windscreen no other glass. It can be a completely bare shell or a rolling shell, the rolling shell will be a bit longer to sort out, price wise not 100% yet

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The majority of us involved are Midlands based Sy.

 

Nige - Manchester

Craig - Basingstoke

Rob - stoke

Si - Stafford

Karl - peterbourgh

Me - Tamworth

 

There were others involved who don't really frequent the forum very much anymore, but the majority of the graft was by the above

Im.nottingham so similar.

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I’m interested in a rolling shell. Would it be all bodywork, no windows, no interior and full suspension and brakes?

 

Lewis probably best to message me in honesty

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So the car was mot'd on Monday, it failed on

 

The two rear Brake lines

Cv gator

Both from lower ball joints

Exhaust not being hung properly which we knew about

A cut in one of the tyres

 

Simon is going to try and sort these out the weekend I have picked up a couple of bits to flog. So a little progress

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So mot was sorted and I bought it back to Tamworth only for it to drop all its coolant, fucking Mini's

 

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Borla fitted with ghetto trim missing

 

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So the seats have been sold, as well as the parcel shelf, so here starts the lightening

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So yesterday I asked one of the mini techs if he would mind coming and having a look at the coolant issue, it looks like the wrong thermostat housing is on the car, possibly even stat so I'll get replacements ordered. We also stripped a good chunk of the interior out.

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I’ve had a strange year with illness in the family, plus been mega busy at work so this didn’t get as far as I intended.

Jack at work came round and swapped the stat and housing which stopped the over heating issue, we ended the day by fitting the gold team dynamics Rob had given to the project

 

 

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From there I continued selling but off including the 3 spoke wheel and airbag, door casings, Xenon lights to highlight a few bits.

 

i then started on removing all the sound deadening material 

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A few weeks later, myself, Rob and Simon met up. We got the front coil overs off the black mini in simons garage, but failed getting the backs off as how we had it jacked up was sketchy. 

We they started on fitting the roll cage. Simon made plates while I got the last bit of sound deadening out of the car. 

Simon then started to weld the plates in, we then put the rear part of the cage in, at  this point I was going to head for home but the battery died. 

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