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 Posted: Jan 24, 2022 08:53PM
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Yeah, my car was black/black before the rebuild. 

 

And the empty cart I was talking about that I built (actually, Dan from restorationmini built it) looked exactly like the one Markiss showed. I don't have any good pics of it though. But I even had the same big tire casters. haha

 Posted: Jan 23, 2022 07:51AM
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They are easy to slide off the trailer by yourself if it’s bare, just did mine last week.

 Posted: Jan 22, 2022 11:27AM
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Only had to buy the castor wheels for the cart, the rest was free. 
The paint is Ford's Blue Flame, code SZ. The first Gen Raptors had this colour. Pops a bit more on the Raptors thanks to its bulgy panels and contours. Does pretty good on the Mini as well for the slight curves it has. 

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Simple recipe for Excitement:  Take 1 Classic Mini. Throw in 1590cc's of engine. Add 5 gears. A dash of 94 octane. A sprinkle of style inside and out. Toss in 1 MadMan and finally heat tires and pavement to taste. Recipe produces 1 Mini VTEC conversion and full satisfaction. Motor on!
 Posted: Jan 21, 2022 08:03PM
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Thanks guys.

I actually have the metal car dollys from harbor freight that i use to move it around currently (full weight) when its sitting like you do mtymouse. And i assumed your car was black before watching that video. That color looks really good.

Markiss ,thats a pretty neat dolly you have there. I may have to build something similiar.The blue almost looks like the color on my firewall currently i was going to paint it before when i did the vtec swap.The paintwork/body looks really nice,well done.

 Posted: Jan 21, 2022 06:05PM
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Found some non-iphone pics to share of my dolly/cart set up. 
Used a pallet/skid. Reinforced the bottom with a couple used 2x6 fence boards, and cut up a 4x4 used fence post and added a chunk into each corner to add in a bit more meat to attach the large air-filled-tire castor wheels. The front two wheels swivel all the way around for steering. The rear ones are stationary. I attached a rope to the front so as to pull it, instead of pushing it which may push the car off the dolly, and/or get grimy hand prints on the car during the more sensitive times during the bodywork and paint processes. Pretty cheap transport. 
I also cut a tire-width notch into two 2 foot long pieces of 2x6 to wedge into two of the tires to act as a brake for the cart. 

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Simple recipe for Excitement:  Take 1 Classic Mini. Throw in 1590cc's of engine. Add 5 gears. A dash of 94 octane. A sprinkle of style inside and out. Toss in 1 MadMan and finally heat tires and pavement to taste. Recipe produces 1 Mini VTEC conversion and full satisfaction. Motor on!
 Posted: Jan 21, 2022 02:23PM
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Jersey, it's really light. I had mine stripped and could lift it from solid body points with 2 strong guys. I wouldn't do it much because of the stress on the body though. 

 

With subframes and suspension, but no engine, I had it on a 2x4 frame under the car and 4 large casters and could easily roll it around the garage myself. With engine, and everything I can roll it around the garage myself on 4 cheap harbor freight 4-wheel dollies under the wheels at full vehicle weight. 

 

And if you want weight on wheels while working, you can reorient it in the garage like I did while I was building the engine in this video

https://youtu.be/m8TlGfgtHEk



TL:DR - you can easily do it yourself and even easier if you make a dolly yourself for around $150

 

 Posted: Jan 21, 2022 01:30PM
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when my Countryman's shell was removed from the paint shop, it took just the painter and his helper to carry it out to my trailer. Randy

 Posted: Jan 20, 2022 06:00PM
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Had my '89 stripped out and sitting around my garage and working on it before it went to the shop for bodywork and paint. I built a cart/dolly out of a pallet/skid and put some castor wheels on it. Then dropped the Mini on it. I'd post pics of the dolly but I cannot post iPhone pics on here. It's super light. I easily lifted one end at a time and catwalked it onto the dolly. And I also had the complete engine/trans assembly including the subframe taken out. Completely stripped car. Just had the doors, bonnet and boot lid still attached. If you don't feel like cat walking it, two people will make it a cakewalk instead. Two people max. And at least one of those people could be holding a beer in one hand at the same time. I joke, but I'm serious. 

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Simple recipe for Excitement:  Take 1 Classic Mini. Throw in 1590cc's of engine. Add 5 gears. A dash of 94 octane. A sprinkle of style inside and out. Toss in 1 MadMan and finally heat tires and pavement to taste. Recipe produces 1 Mini VTEC conversion and full satisfaction. Motor on!
 Posted: Jan 20, 2022 04:47AM
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Not sure on the weight, but i just unloaded a mk2 shell that had been completely stripped. with no doors, bonnet, glass, subframes etc and I got off trailer and 15’ into garage by myself. No heavy just awkward.
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 Posted: Jan 19, 2022 10:29PM
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I have an '88 standard round nose car. If the car were to be fully stripped down with NOTHING but a bare shell and No front end (its currently a vtec car so it has a standard length removable front end) how much weight am i looking at?

I am considering removing everything from the car this summer and having some repairs and paint work done,but curious if it would be light enough to pick up and move around with two people lol