A mad, bad Mini project

A mad, bad Mini project

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benters

1,459 posts

91 months

Tuesday 14th January 2014
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Good work guys. . . missed the chance to ask a question so will save it for the next video chat type thing you do

scotty_d

6,795 posts

151 months

Tuesday 14th January 2014
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clap

Steve_W

1,325 posts

134 months

Friday 17th January 2014
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Lovely stuff; really enjoying following this.

BTW, what are you doing with the Mini's original wheels? scratchchin

Edited by Steve_W on Friday 17th January 23:11

Steve_W

1,325 posts

134 months

Friday 17th January 2014
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Lovely stuff; really enjoying following this.

BTW, what are you doing with the Mini's original wheels? scratchchin

Edited by Steve_W on Saturday 18th January 08:40

rjbcar27

Original Poster:

55 posts

85 months

Saturday 18th January 2014
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Steve_W said:
Lovely stuff; really enjoying following this.

BTW, what are you doing with the Mini's original wheels? scratchchin
Thanks Steve.

Most of the detritus from the original Mini is spoken for unfortunately!

Furyblade_Lee

3,911 posts

181 months

Saturday 18th January 2014
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Just found this! Having owned 2 Gt-fours and 9 minis I am loving it.

robemcdonald

5,165 posts

153 months

Sunday 19th January 2014
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Fantastic project. I really like the the thought process and attention to detail. I have always had an idea about putting impreza running gear in my Alfa sprint. This has given me real insight into how approach that sort of project. Sadly it has also highlighted the skill gap in engineering and fabrication skills.
I appreciate it's a crude question, but how much would you charge a customer for a similar project? (I will start saving)

Rob

Edited by robemcdonald on Sunday 19th January 11:31

rjbcar27

Original Poster:

55 posts

85 months

Wednesday 22nd January 2014
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robemcdonald said:
Fantastic project. I really like the the thought process and attention to detail. I have always had an idea about putting impreza running gear in my Alfa sprint. This has given me real insight into how approach that sort of project. Sadly it has also highlighted the skill gap in engineering and fabrication skills.
I appreciate it's a crude question, but how much would you charge a customer for a similar project? (I will start saving)

Rob
Thanks Rob. The cost of Binky is not something we like to think about too much in all honesty, but to give you an idea, up to now - and it's no-where near finished - this is what we're up to:

Labour - 550 hours (ish, you work that bit out..!)
Steel - £300
Panels - £1500
GT4 - £1000
Mini - £Cheap
Plus all the consumables; discs, welder tips, wire etc.

That's just to where you saw it at the end of Episode 3. There's an absolute shed load of bits to be thrown at it over the next few months so the bill will increase exponentially.

That paramedic for Nik's wallet is on standby....

Cheers,

Richard
Bad Obsession Motorsport

prideaux

4,918 posts

106 months

Friday 24th January 2014
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rjbcar27 said:
Thanks Rob. The cost of Binky is not something we like to think about too much in all honesty, but to give you an idea, up to now - and it's no-where near finished - this is what we're up to:

Labour - 550 hours (ish, you work that bit out..!)
Steel - £300
Panels - £1500
GT4 - £1000
Mini - £Cheap
Plus all the consumables; discs, welder tips, wire etc.

That's just to where you saw it at the end of Episode 3. There's an absolute shed load of bits to be thrown at it over the next few months so the bill will increase exponentially.

That paramedic for Nik's wallet is on standby....

Cheers,

Richard
Bad Obsession Motorsport
How many of those hours where actually working ie does that include the tea drinking (essential) video making (fun for us) discussing the project and voting or is it a dictatorship wink
Looking forward to part 4 makes wheeler dealers look ? in comparison well done
Never realised that Farmers had that much spare time hehe
A

benters

1,459 posts

91 months

Tuesday 4th February 2014
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Guys, once you have made the beast, is it going to be sold, or used as a showcase for the company ? be great to see it either way

rjbcar27

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55 posts

85 months

Wednesday 5th February 2014
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benters said:
Guys, once you have made the beast, is it going to be sold, or used as a showcase for the company ? be great to see it either way
It's going to be Nik's daily run-around for a while!

We're aiming to show it over the summer after finishing it, maybe the odd magazine feature if we're lucky. Then, who knows...?

Altrezia

8,367 posts

168 months

Wednesday 5th February 2014
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rjbcar27 said:
It's going to be Nik's daily run-around for a while!

We're aiming to show it over the summer after finishing it, maybe the odd magazine feature if we're lucky. Then, who knows...?
My mate does the photos for most of the classic mini rags, happy to pass on his contact details if you need an 'in'.

rjbcar27

Original Poster:

55 posts

85 months

Thursday 6th February 2014
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Altrezia said:
My mate does the photos for most of the classic mini rags, happy to pass on his contact details if you need an 'in'.
That's really kind of you, thanks. When we're a bit closer to finishing it, I'll let you know.

Pixel-Snapper

5,321 posts

149 months

Thursday 6th February 2014
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Guys get in touch with Jon (Jonbetts) on theminiforum.co.uk he is a writer for Mini Magazine and did the feature on my Van. I'm sure he would be interested in covering binky

rjbcar27

Original Poster:

55 posts

85 months

Friday 7th February 2014
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Pixel-Snapper said:
Guys get in touch with Jon (Jonbetts) on theminiforum.co.uk he is a writer for Mini Magazine and did the feature on my Van. I'm sure he would be interested in covering binky
Thank you sir!

rjbcar27

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55 posts

85 months

Tuesday 18th February 2014
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Just to keep you up to date, the final edit for episode 4 is happening right now with an expected upload to YouTube on Monday 24th Feb! (Hopefully)

I'll post it here when it's ready! :-)

benters

1,459 posts

91 months

Tuesday 18th February 2014
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top news. . . i need a binky fix

rjbcar27

Original Poster:

55 posts

85 months

Wednesday 19th February 2014
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Here it is guys, Episode 4

Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93JcDqxAOK0

GingerWizard

4,721 posts

155 months

Wednesday 19th February 2014
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rjbcar27 said:
Here it is guys, Episode 4

Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93JcDqxAOK0
I am so happy I caught his 2 min after posting! Its like a special treat!!!!

GingerWizard

4,721 posts

155 months

Wednesday 19th February 2014
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Just finished watching it. mega skills, makes GMG look basic! I hope you sell rides/drives in this beastie!