Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Rust in piece.

I haven't had much time to work on the Mini.  Switching jobs abruptly took the wind out of my sails, but, at least I am working from home again 100%.

This last weekend I had the goal of simply moving the darn thing into a better position on the driveway from where the tow truck dumped it.  But the brakes were locked up.  So, figured that was a good place to start.

There's a fair amount of rust, but, I was able to back the shoes off from the drum by turning the star adjusters.  After that, it was able to roll... kind of.  All four tires are of course flat!
 I don't think the floor carpeting and foam is salvageable..
 Driver side floor panel is pretty rusted, not sure if its savable.
Passenger side however is shot.  Its hard to see, but, there's a rusted through hole where you can see the concrete below.  So, at some point, a new floor panel will have to be spot welded into place.