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Mini Rebuild

 

Step 59 - Parts Powder Coated

 

Everything is back from the powder coating shop. I used Americoat in Orange and I would recommend them to anyone. They were great to deal with and I am pleased with their work. Here's a look...

 

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This is the TDK rear subframe with the added anti-roll bar mounts welded on.

 

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This is the oil cooler mount.

 

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Another angle of same.

 

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Here is the upper engine steady panel.

 

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This is the front license plate/horn bracket.

 

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The MinieXvo frame.

 

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The front subframe.

 

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Here are the driver seat mounts. I've also mounted the parking brake handle.

 

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The pedal cage is mounted.

 

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The rear subframe and suspension is installed.

 

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The KAD rear ARB.

 

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I think the LizardSkin ceramic coating is going to work well but it is not very durable when left exposed. It is meant to be painted or covered with carpet. Since the trunk will see a lot of contact I decided to spray 3M Body Schutz directly over the LizardSkin.

 

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It went on a bit thick in places but overall I like the results. The disposable gun 3M offers worked well.

 

Hopefully the engine will be re-installed into the MinieXvo frame, placed into the front subframe and re-installed in the chassis this week.

 

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