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#1 project mini chris

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:49 PM

well ive been on here a few months now and never really got round to doing a project thread :) well here goes...
1988 mini designer 1000, aquired it from my mums partner for my 13th 7months ago, started by stripping it out and seeing what was wrong with it :) ... a lot!, both floorpans GONE, sills GONE, bootfloor GONE so that is the main priority when it get to his garage, engine i just took the knackered head off and it has now had an unleaded conversion and with a battery and leccy ignition should hopefully start!! interior wise i went to pick up the original interior saturday (thanks willcox u made a very little boy very happy lol :)) so basically i have all the bits for the interior. got a front panel which will b fitted soon and now just to nget all exterior trim (nimbus grey my fav colour :)) and doors etc etc. have 4 years til i can drive so should be a good laughy restoration lol!

chris ;)

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:59 PM

will post pics soon but its also my display pic lol :)

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:25 PM

when mine is done, ill make the two and a half hour trip to see yours :) ill be watching your progress, good luck

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:32 PM

thanks! hopefully at the weekend i will have an angle grinder and mig welder at hand so i can get down to buisiness :)

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 05:14 PM

Good luck man :).

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 05:34 PM

Dear cousin,

You have got alot of work on your hands. Also you know where I am if it gets too much for you, I will take it off your hands if so required.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 05:39 PM

cous man u got alot of wortk on ur hands. Also u no where i am if it gets too much for you, will take it off ur hands if u need me too :L.

Sorry mate I know you are my cousin but just no!! It's my project, my LE and I'm gonna complete it!! :techsupport:
You watch - even if it takes me years :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 05:44 PM

cous man u got alot of wortk on ur hands. Also u no where i am if it gets too much for you, will take it off ur hands if u need me too :L.

sorry mate i no ur my cousin but just no!! its my project, my LE and im gonna complete it!! :techsupport:
u watch even if it takes me years :thumbsup:


Yes my fine fellow gentleman but golly gosh it's just not fair, you've got two and you know how desperately I so desire one. Sell me your white one pretty please.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 06:02 PM

cous man u got alot of wortk on ur hands. Also u no where i am if it gets too much for you, will take it off ur hands if u need me too :L.

sorry mate i no ur my cousin but just no!! its my project, my LE and im gonna complete it!! :techsupport:
u watch even if it takes me years :thumbsup:


yh but its just not far, uve got 2 and u no how desperatly i want 1. Sell me ur white 1 pritty please.

I've already told you Nick, its a DONOR car! I'm using it for panels!! :)

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:03 PM

Text speak central?

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:29 PM

May I politely ask people not to write in text talk, see the forum guidelines, if it continues it gets a warning *Puts her Gestapo handcuffs and baton away*.

Good luck with the project Chris! Sounds like there's a bit (ok maybe more than a bit) more work to do but you sound like you'll complete it well before the four years with your enthusiasm; so nice to see another Designer being brought back to life! :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 02:37 PM

sorry for me getting a bit out of control :) its the family you see!! but yeah thanks im sure ill get it done soon hopefully :) pics coming up guys!!

chris :lol:

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 03:10 PM

cous man u got alot of wortk on ur hands. Also u no where i am if it gets too much for you, will take it off ur hands if u need me too :L.

sorry mate i no ur my cousin but just no!! its my project, my LE and im gonna complete it!! :lol:
u watch even if it takes me years :)


yh but its just not far, uve got 2 and u no how desperatly i want 1. Sell me ur white 1 pritty please.

I've already told you Nick, its a DONOR car! I'm using it for panels!! :)


what so you dont want to buy NEW ones for it, you want to use OLD rust ones on it then.

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 03:19 PM

cous man u got alot of wortk on ur hands. Also u no where i am if it gets too much for you, will take it off ur hands if u need me too :L.

sorry mate i no ur my cousin but just no!! its my project, my LE and im gonna complete it!! :)
u watch even if it takes me years :)


yh but its just not far, uve got 2 and u no how desperatly i want 1. Sell me ur white 1 pritty please.

I've already told you Nick, its a DONOR car! I'm using it for panels!! :D


what so you dont want to buy NEW ones for it, you want to use OLD rust ones on it then.

mate thats why im stripping it for the good panels, ive brought a front panel-thats new isnt it!!, and got good panels on it inc scuttle, w/arch panels, a panels, rear panel etc etc, i know u want to do a performance car but sometimes you just have to use what youve got and set yourself a budget.
:lol: remember im going back to original!!

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Posted 18 September 2009 - 03:20 PM

Anyway you are the one thats wanting to buy the car with all the knackered bits on it :)




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