Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Canadian 1978 Mini 1000 - Long Resto


  • Please log in to reply
313 replies to this topic

#1 dasupersprint

dasupersprint

    Speeding Along Now

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 482 posts

Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:54 PM

Hello!

Here's my Mini, I bought it back in October 2008. Don't be afraid, those are Canadian regulation bumpers at the time! Don't worry, they'll go away really really fast! So these are pictures from when I bought it:

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Let me know what you think about it, I'll post other pictures later. The project is currently progressing!

Edited by dasupersprint, 13 September 2012 - 01:17 PM.


#2 Mini-Mad-Craig

Mini-Mad-Craig

    Crazy About Metro's

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,234 posts
  • Location: Uxbridge
  • Local Club: MOALA

Posted 10 March 2010 - 04:49 PM

One of my favorite production mini's, dont bin the bumpers, there SO hard to get hold of, somebody will want them!

Love it mate.

#3 dasupersprint

dasupersprint

    Speeding Along Now

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 482 posts

Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:06 PM

One of my favorite production mini's, dont bin the bumpers, there SO hard to get hold of, somebody will want them!

Love it mate.



Really? Well, I guess it's just not my taste. It's a fact that they're rare, yes. Don't worry I won't bin anything, and I even now consider myself lucky to have some spare bumpers too (had a trailer-load of old parts with the car).

That said, I'm converting the bumpers to be Euro-spec, so they'll be available.

#4 dasupersprint

dasupersprint

    Speeding Along Now

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 482 posts

Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:15 PM

So, let the stripping begin!

Posted Image

I had the seats and door cards redone in tan leather already- don't have any pictures yet, but they now look great.

Posted Image

Received some parts from the UK...

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Sportpack arches.

Posted Image

There's currently a set a 13''x7'' Ultralite wheels coming from the UK

#5 BJst416

BJst416

    Speeding Along Now

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 338 posts
  • Location: Valencia, Venezuela
  • Local Club: Racer's Porn Shop

Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:28 PM

Canadian minis had some wicked finishing touches to them. Kinda like them :)
What about the engine? didnt they have a air pump fitted to head too?

Dont throw anything away, some purist will want for a restoration.

Good luck with the project

#6 BoboGib

BoboGib

    RoboGimp

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,579 posts
  • Local Club: SMAC

Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:31 PM

I love the way the Canadian Minis look. Think they have something very unique about them.

#7 dasupersprint

dasupersprint

    Speeding Along Now

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 482 posts

Posted 10 March 2010 - 05:54 PM

Thanks guys!

Don't be fooled by the Cooper S badges and the double fuel tanks though, it's a 1000, not a Cooper S! I also found later that the car was green in another life...I'm keeping it red and white, but I'm wondering, black or red arches? (Sportpack ones).

#8 dasupersprint

dasupersprint

    Speeding Along Now

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 482 posts

Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:42 PM

Okay, so now this when I was removing the wings;

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Well I don't know if you guys ever seen that stuff before, I think they call it RUST! :thumbsup:

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

#9 Mini-Mad-Craig

Mini-Mad-Craig

    Crazy About Metro's

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,234 posts
  • Location: Uxbridge
  • Local Club: MOALA

Posted 11 March 2010 - 05:45 PM

Looks good mate!

Few bits for you on your car, perhaps good for reference?:

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Edited by Mini-Mad-Craig, 11 March 2010 - 05:48 PM.


#10 tedmcedd

tedmcedd

    Up Into Fourth

  • Traders
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,750 posts
  • Location: Huddersfield

Posted 11 March 2010 - 05:58 PM

wow that green one is well good!! i like the side running lights, and i even like the bumpers!

good luck with the resto... will you not get in trouble for having euro bumpers?

Ed

#11 Mini-Mad-Craig

Mini-Mad-Craig

    Crazy About Metro's

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,234 posts
  • Location: Uxbridge
  • Local Club: MOALA

Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:05 PM

Yea the Louvre was an optional extra when they produced the model, i think it looks brilliant!

#12 leaky

leaky

    Iv never hit a penguin in the face with a casserole

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,885 posts
  • Location: Costa Del Tadley
  • Local Club: Basingstoke Mini Club

Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:08 PM

Good luck with the resto.

Those decals on that green one you posted Graig look well nice. Maybe we should see if roofless could make those. I would love a pair for a future project.

#13 johnjamessims

johnjamessims

    Stage One Kit Fitted

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPip
  • 66 posts

Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:07 PM

What are the wheels have you got on it at the minute?

John

#14 dasupersprint

dasupersprint

    Speeding Along Now

  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 482 posts

Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:31 PM

@Mini-Mad-Craig
Wow, I have that exact brochure with me, except it's in French :( Good find, buddy!

good luck with the resto... will you not get in trouble for having euro bumpers?

Ed

No, people with Minis I saw here had euro bumpers, so I guess it's alright!

What are the wheels have you got on it at the minute?

John


Frankly, I have no idea! But I know they were not standard, because I got the original hubcaps with the car. They're 10''. And I like the idea of a key-locking wheelnut!

Thanks for your comments, I can't wait to work on it this weekend! :cry:

#15 Al*

Al*

    One Carb Or Two?

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,476 posts
  • Local Club: ERC / SMOA

Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:26 AM

great car.. good to see another canadian.. those rims are either jupiters or cosmics i think... they are really nice but if you are running sportspack arches they may not look right... as for the candian bumpers.. i like them.. have built a couple minis that used to have them and now dont and there is no legality issues regarding the issue... nobody around here knows enough about minis to even know the difference...

good luck on the project!




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

Mini Spares