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#391 longtimenomini

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 01:41 PM

..without meaning to be provocative (..i'm aware some carpets sets can be 'challenging'..), carpets look like to be a good fit. where did you get them from ?


These were from Newton via minispares - thought I would get the best I could find .... hmmm

They needed A LOT. of cutting , tweaking to get close to a good fit on curves and angles and general size. There are no holes for anything ( had this discussion .... perhaps they need to provide a paper template for different permutations of Minis to make it easier)

Plus points

Thick ‘underlay ‘ attached to back of carpets ( although you have to remove areas when cutting carpet)
Moulded for tunnel
Pop Clips to hold main sections down ( I didn’t use)
Seems good quality and lovely colour

Challenging ..... YES , very much so .... worth it in the end

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 03:59 PM

Ok ... a big push ( and carpet tape)

And ....

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 04:09 PM

..as you said; worth it in the end.  looks superb. a job well done



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 05:11 PM

..as you said; worth it in the end.  looks superb. a job well done


Thank you , yes very pleased ... in the end

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM

Marathon cleaning session today ... cheers ace Alex for turning up on time :)

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Looking great and ready for first show on Sunday

Oh and a new exhaust



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Posted 18 April 2019 - 05:23 PM

Nice tips!

I’m always on time...just add an hour! 😉

Been a long day getting the estate cleaned but worth it. My advice and help during this rebuild has been extremely valuable! Roll on Sunday.

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 05:36 PM

absolutely stunning - even manages to look good half covered in snow foam !



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Posted 18 April 2019 - 05:41 PM

Nice tips!

I’m always on time...just add an hour!

Been a long day getting the estate cleaned but worth it. My advice and help during this rebuild has been extremely valuable! Roll on Sunday.


Could have done it without you .... couldn’t , meant couldn’t

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 05:42 PM

absolutely stunning - even manages to look good half covered in snow foam !


Thank you ... even looks good covered in exhaust detritus

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 07:06 PM

ah - I thought those were just to stop the exhaust filling up with water whilst you washed it..

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 07:09 PM

ah - I thought those were just to stop the exhaust filling up with water whilst you washed it..


Good guess ... to stop 48 year old engine spitting it’s dummy out on clean paintwork

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 08:18 PM

Bosozoku style exhaust!

We just need to get to the show now...5 years in the making, restoration went to plan, all parts fitted without any adjustment, no issues were encountered...

We need to think of potential stupid show questions!
1. Is this a Mini?

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:30 AM

Fantastic, hands down one of the nicest looking Mini's i have seen, great effort!



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 03:43 PM

Bosozoku style exhaust!

We just need to get to the show now...5 years in the making, restoration went to plan, all parts fitted without any adjustment, no issues were encountered...

We need to think of potential stupid show questions!
1. Is this a Mini?


... is it a lotus?

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 03:44 PM

Fantastic, hands down one of the nicest looking Mini's i have seen, great effort!



Thank you, appreciate it ... I agree .... Am just ever so slightly biased though




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