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Post  benjamin on 14th July 2013, 01:39

Well my mini has been living at my parents house due to not having a garage at mine , this is the main reason for lack of updates and work being done on the mini.

end of last year the plans were finally approved by coucil after taking 10months.

So this is where is started, originally an odd shaped carport was next to the house , but this was no use for building a mini:) 



That was removed and excavations started.





Slab poured>



Then we made a concrete formed retaining wall and stairs , this was my first time concreting but im really happy with the results. If you are considering yourself i would recomend a vibrator and make sure its braced well. My forms did move a little bit under the weight of the concrete and also had a little bit of air pockets.







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Post  sim_ou_nao on 19th July 2013, 14:09

looks easy Smile
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Post  benjamin on 20th July 2013, 10:33

More updates , bricklayer organised as this is past my expertise .





They were very quick and finished in just 2 days.



Bricks were bagged and framework started.

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Post  benjamin on 28th July 2013, 12:29

Finally finished the framework , I beam for overhead crane is up and everything painted. Next is the plywood sheeting then tiles.



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Post  mattsmadmini on 6th August 2013, 16:48

so much room for activities!

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Post  turbo this.. on 3rd September 2013, 13:15

grate work shop i like the steel frame and I beam for a rolling engine lift! nice and solid!
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Post  benjamin on 7th September 2013, 13:51

turbo this.. wrote:grate work shop i like the steel frame and  I beam for a rolling engine lift! nice and solid!
Rolling !! pfffttt i got an electric 600kg winch from ebay. Controls backwards and forwards, up and down Cool
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Post  braad on 18th September 2013, 02:15

Sounds good...a 600kg winch will pick the whole car up haha

Have you got that white E30 BMW??
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Post  benjamin on 18th September 2013, 13:34

braad wrote:Sounds good...a 600kg winch will pick the whole car up haha

Have you got that white E30 BMW??
haa yeah i dont think i will use for that though. The white E30 is my daily , 1990 318is.
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Post  braad on 19th September 2013, 00:32

benjamin wrote:
braad wrote:Sounds good...a 600kg winch will pick the whole car up haha

Have you got that white E30 BMW??
haa yeah i dont think i will use for that though. The white E30 is my daily , 1990 318is.
Any more pics of your e30? Im a fan of early BMW's, they have classic lines/shape. I only recently found out they came out with an AWD option!
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Post  benjamin on 28th September 2013, 08:32

braad wrote:
benjamin wrote:
braad wrote:Sounds good...a 600kg winch will pick the whole car up haha

Have you got that white E30 BMW??
haa yeah i dont think i will use for that though. The white E30 is my daily , 1990 318is.
Any more pics of your e30? Im a fan of early BMW's, they have classic lines/shape. I only recently found out they came out with an AWD option!
Yeah there was an 325iX which was AWD 6cylinder 2.5 but im not sure if any were Australian delived . I love the E30 but the mini is stiff my favourite to drive , just completly different to any other car.

Heres a couple pics,

Recent with the  XXR wheels 17x9 rear 17x8 front


When i first got it>

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Post  braad on 8th October 2013, 11:07

Yeah my mate has a LHD 325ix. Pretty good, the straight six and AWD, would be a bullet. I like the look of yours, the 2 door is a classic. The same mate with the 325ix has a two door with a lexus V8, ITB's and a heap of weight taken out, set up for circuit racing.

I wish i could agree with the mini but despite owning one for 13 years i've never been in a driving one haha
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Post  benjamin on 2nd December 2013, 09:26

roof is getting done now , batterns and guttering all done , tiles should turn up soon:) 

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Post  norm74 on 2nd December 2013, 09:37

looks good its nice to have a place to store things and work on cars when it rains
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Post  benjamin on 8th December 2013, 11:15

Roof Finally done Very Happy Very Happy 

Painted inside walls , will get the inside roof painted during the week so i can then paint the floor.

Once that is done in goes the mini !! heaps excited is getting so close



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Post  norm74 on 10th December 2013, 11:11

looking good nearly finished, it hasnt taken long to build up. now just fill it with heaps of mini parts like i did  Very Happy 
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Post  benjamin on 16th February 2014, 01:32

Well more update,

Panel lift door installed, inside is all painted and have started making benches and cupboards to organise all my stuff. Also painted the floor with burger jet dry and has come up great.

Still need to organise an electricals and side door.



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Post  braad on 1st April 2014, 01:56

Nice work! It looks great
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