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Post  Dr Tumbo on Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:55 am

Looking at this I wish I had this talent to then make the polo wrc cause that mini is looking excellent but the vw is so much nicer
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Post  omer yetis on Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:51 am

Dr Tumbo wrote:Looking at this I wish I had this talent to then make the polo wrc cause that mini is looking excellent but the vw is so much nicer

who knows maybe one day will do Polo as well Wink

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Post  omer yetis on Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:25 am

today is Mini day!
here some updates about the roll cage, rear spoiler and rear suspension....

so, lets start with the wheels. I am using wheels and tires from mitsubishi evo wrc... but have to change the style a bit to look closer to the original wheels...

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I drill the mid part and also extra strut wholes...

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have to paint them into white and try to figure out Hubs and discs to go with these wheels...

next was to attack the trunk roof top spoiler as it was too big compared to original WRC...

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this is how it looks at the moment..

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I have been searching for original photos of rear differential and drive shaft + the suspension arms... finally found some reference photos and decided to build my own...

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I had a spare 206 WRC suspension arms which were a bit look a like. but had to modify them to look alike Mini's....
first of all, to make enough space, I had to cut part of the oil tank....

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and then re-construct the suspension arms from 206 with the help of some styrene rods....

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this is how the floor panel looks at the moment...

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I also drill a whole on the roof for a later air intake...

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and the roll cage;
earlier, I finished only the rear half. so, had to construct the front...

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almost finished! just need to add some strength parts to the cage...

to see how the cage looks with the with the buckets seats......

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looks ok to me Smile

and last thing was to give a more accurate look to the inside of the trunk...
I drill some wholes to give more factory made look. later will be painted white, I hope it will look better...

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next update will most probably be about the Dampers and the exhaust...
still couldn't figure out how to set up the exhaust pipe around/under/over the differential and axles....
if any of you might help me to stick some photos under the car that I can see how the exhaust pipe settled around the rear differential, I will be very happy...
contributions, contributions....


so, thats about a week job.

there is still so many details and custom parts to prepare.... this is way more challenging and time consuming then I was thinking it would be...
but, enjoying it..
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Post  Hampton Caught on Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:58 pm

Hi Omer,

Much respect! Love the detail you're putting into this build. A real labour of love! cheers  I'd hate to think how many hours you have spent researching and building this project, but good on you. fabulous work.

Can't wait to see the end result. I expect you're the same! sunny  Keep it going. All the very best, Steve
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Post  Cardy on Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:10 pm

this has got me gripped loving the detail and its making me want to try building a 1/18th Very Happy 
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Post  omer yetis on Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:08 pm

Hampton Caught wrote:Hi Omer,

Much respect!  Love the detail you're putting into this build.  A real labour of love!  cheers   I'd hate to think how many hours you have spent researching and building this project, but good on you.  fabulous work.

Can't wait to see the end result.  I expect you're the same! sunny   Keep it going.  All the very best, Steve

Hi Steve!

thank you very much for your kind words and your attention to this build.
you are right I have been spending lots of times to find detailed photos of the car and still there are some I couldnt find any Sad
and yes, I am also looking forward to this project finished but I believe still needs some time Wink

Cardy wrote:this has got me gripped loving the detail and its making me want to try building a 1/18th Very Happy 
hahaha
I am glad that I can at least poison a member here in this forum. go a head mate! start building 1/18, you will love it....
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Post  omer yetis on Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:09 pm

Guys;

I am seriously in need of photo of the rear end underneath the car. especially; the rear differential, axles, and the position of the exhaust pipe!
please help me out with a photo or a drawing etc....

thanks in advance for your contribution....
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Post  omer yetis on Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:41 am

brian wrote:Heres a few from McGeehan Motorsport that might help.

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Brian!

look what I found Sad
now this is more confusing....

no end silencer....

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Post  brian on Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:19 pm

Maybe could be do to with noise restrictions with goverening bodys. In the UK they are very strict on noise pollution

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Post  omer yetis on Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:54 pm

so, for rally germany I shouldn't put the last silencer and make it loud Smile

now, have to figure out how the exhaust pipe goes around the rear differential....
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Post  reeft1 on Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:09 pm

Great update
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Post  omer yetis on Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:46 am

thanks mate!
more to follow in seconds....
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Post  omer yetis on Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:59 am

ok, guys here are some little updates of this week.

comments & suggestions welcome Wink

first drilled the side skirts for the jack stands...

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next up was the top of the oil tank
scratch build made of styrene sheets in three pieces. have to paint matt black and then will be carbon fiber decalled

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add some more styrene sheets to the engine bay to give more realistic look...

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had to build front suspension chassis supports...

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and building the front axle supports

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this is how she looks at the moment, still need to add control arms....

a small fit test for the engine to see how she squeeze in Smile

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after this test, I realized that I have a new headache lol! 
I have to scratch build the lower oil cover of the engine and a new gear box.....
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Post  gerardwrm on Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:44 am

Omer , it is a marvelous job ! great respect !
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Post  omer yetis on Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:43 pm

thank you Gerard for your support and kind words Smile
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Post  omer yetis on Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:53 pm

voooow....
I just realized that the last update I made was more then 3 weeks ago....

this is going to be a small update as I have been busy moving house. and this work was the last work at the old flat Smile

since the front bumper is detachable, I decided to make the rear bumper same way as well. this way, we will also see the oil cooler Wink

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Post  focuswrc on Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:54 pm

Words just don't describe Omer 's builds. Not many if any has detail like that in their models. CLASS Omer. Now that will be something else when complete.

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Post  brian on Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:16 pm

I really dont know how you have the patience to go to this kind of detail Omer. Class work


* i call dibs on this if you decide to sell it in the future Very Happy 

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Post  reeft1 on Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:37 pm

Continues to impress Omer!
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Post  Hampton Caught on Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:34 pm

reeft1 wrote:Continues to impress Omer!
Yes indeed! Agree with that! sunny  Cheers, Steve
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Post  omer yetis on Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:13 pm

cheers ladies for your supportive words.

Brian;
I also dont know how I can be so patient with these builds Smile
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Post  Hampton Caught on Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:21 pm

omer yetis wrote:cheers ladies for your supportive words.

Brian;
I also dont know how I can be so patient with these builds Smile
Omer, I think you meant 'laddies'! Very Happy  Cheers, Steve
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Post  Ferdi on Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:13 pm

Woww this is gettting very very nice..
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Post  omer yetis on Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:08 am

Hampton Caught wrote:
omer yetis wrote:cheers ladies for your supportive words.

Brian;
I also dont know how I can be so patient with these builds Smile
Omer, I think you meant 'laddies'!  Very Happy   Cheers, Steve
hahaha Steve Smile
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Post  omer yetis on Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:08 am

Ferdi wrote:Woww this is gettting very very nice..
cheers Ferdi!
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