Fabrication in full color

Fabrication in full color

Fabrication in full color

Well, a good reason to try to update this story…..

Apologies to all who have stopped by while I have allowed this blog to stagnate.    Fact is I’m much more back into Minis than I anticipated, having returned to Mini Mania after a few years away from real hands-on work.  I admit that progress on my own car has been kind of minimal, specially from it’s appearance!  Under the skin, however, some improvements have been tested to the extent I can get away with in driving a car with no side windows, bonnet (OK hood!), paint, seat belts, pretty much most things we take for granted in our real cars.

Also a chance to send a greeting to my friends Tamer and Yehia in Cairo (yes, Egypt!).  These guys are building a VTEC Mini as they are building a new government.  Tamer runs a motorcycle import business and has helped Yehia get parts flown in to Cairo.  I’m talking sub-frames, wheels and tires,  tilt front ends… serious parts.   I’ll invite them to comment here a post photos of the project!

So these photos are me forming the bracket that supports my tilt steering column. Interesting view you can never see until it’s a picture. You can see my unusual pistol-grip oxy-acetylene welder. Very versatile!

Let me just add some fun photos of my projects over the years….

The occasional help

The occasional help

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