There are a lot more tubes in place in the Mini Cooper Race Car that Matt has been throwing together, and in this video, he throws the final few in and welds it all together. This is one trick little car with a cage that fits like a glove. Check it out. And if you missed any of the previous videos on this project feel free to use the link below to check them all out.
Urchfab has built some fun and cool cars for both the street and the track, with our favorite being the Mongrel which is an old British Ford 100 on a Miata body. But that car is really nice and is designed for street and track duty, but not to be torn up in wheel-to-wheel action on the track. So Matt decided that he needed a dedicated race-only car and that a Mini would be something fun to build and race in one of the many series that cater to Mini’s of all kinds. And so the new project begins.
Matt found a cool Mini roller project that already had a Honda engine and trans swap done and some other improvements, but what he really cared about was how rust and damage-free the car was. Because that engine swap would make the Mini have to compete in a much higher dollar class, Matt is going to sell it and get a traditional Mini engine setup in the car instead. Of course, some other fabrication and strengthening of the body shell will be needed, along with a roll cage, suspension, and more. It’s going to be a fun little project to follow along and you guys will dig it. I mean who doesn’t like a Mini?
Here’s the latest video in the series. Check it out and be inspired to build your own really nice fitting roll cage.