Ok, this is my 3rd Mini project, and 4th Mini in total. And yes, I am just 16... Long story!
I picked up a pickup beginning of this week. Shes a 1979 Austin 850, and has had a new front end (wings & front panel & a-panels), new floor pans and new outer sills. She's pretty much rust free
Has had a complete respray in a Peugeot blue, which is really bright in the sun. Looks really good.
The plan now is to just rebuild it with my 1275 engine that was supposed to be going in both of my previous projects but never got there, and give her a new lease of life!
It's going to be my 1st road car, something a little bit different to most people
Here's a few pictures:
She came with some magic boxes...
I've only got one at the moment, as the others are at a friends garage, but I like this one! It wasn't until today that I looked in it, but in there was a nearly new set of door rubbers (for a Mk3 unfortunately), a set of Mk1 door handles (aswell as the ones already on the car) so now have a spare set, and a set of nearly new sliding window catches. All is well so far! Can't wait to get the next few magic boxes
The only thing I've done to it so far is put the Superlights off my previous project on it. I was doing it just for a temporary measure, but actually quite like them. Am now thinking of keeping them and putting some of the standard spec Rover arches on it, just to cover the wheels up more. I'm thinking of having them sprayed gloss black, aswell as having the roof done black.
I've got all adjustable suspension going on it - bottom arms, tie bars, rear camber brackets, hi-los - so it'll be riding at a bit of a better height when done, not a 4x4 lookalike like it is now!
I hope you all like
Edited by mini-man-dan, 08 June 2010 - 11:50 AM.