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 My Mini Beach Car Build

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May 10, 2020 01:54PM 6464  
May 10, 2020 11:07AM Willie_B  
May 10, 2020 09:37AM 6464 Edited: May 10, 2020 10:54AM 
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 Posted: May 10, 2020 01:54PM
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When I boxed the sills, I thought that someone would stand on them, maybe crushing them or putting a small or major dent.  The answer is yes, I did reinforce them with 1/8 x 1 inch band iron under the horizontal parts with uprights. And I welded T- nuts in place for grab handles for the passengers. None for the driver. Will post pics later.

Also I rounded all the edges inside and out. I tacked the pieces together, some as long as 5 feet. Then cut off the hard right angle edges, inserted shaped and formed 5/32 welding rods and mig them to the two sides working from end to end. This way I had plenty of material to round the edges. I heavily rounded the vertical parts than the horizontal parts just to vary the look.

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Going to be a fun build to watch.

Did you add any strengthening in the sill area?

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: May 10, 2020 09:37AM
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This is my first posting. Stayed true to the basic shape of 1960's beach cars with the shark fin but raised it keep the shoulder belts. I did make my own design for the "A" "B" "C" areas. Mine are more sculpted. I did not like the plain straight lines of the 1960s mini beach cars. On the "B" pillar, I kept the upper door post to come down from the roof line and meet down with the shark fin. The "B" pillar now houses a 5.25" speaker and the seat belt reel. More photos to come.