Longbridge Tunnel Mini
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:41 PM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:48 PM
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:04 PM
well i popped a few more dents out today and its coming on it will soon be in the hands of the professionals
So your not going to restore it yourself then? got any more pictures of it?
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:23 PM
Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:35 PM
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:02 PM
Be awesome if you could keep it with the original panels and just straighten them as best you can.
Personally Im really glad you saved it - I always wanted to Urbex Longbridge and go see this in the tunnel
I would love to hear the full story about how you got it out and how you persuaded the company to let you have it etc
Please tell us the full story :)
Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:06 AM
well i hope to restore it to the beauty it is ...it will take a long time and it will be well documented and its starting a new journey hopefully one thats a bit longer than 11 miles ...i would like to take it on a trailer to the pride of longbridge before the restoration so everyone can see it
Will there be a build/restoration thread thing for this, good on you for getting it out.
Ha ha maybe you could scrape it around the yard to 12 or 13 with a bit of help .
Forgive my ignorance but what is the pride of longbridge ? (a show possible?) if so taking it now then when its restored would be somthing for the book .
I feel the Pride of Longbridge is a must for any Mini owner (or owners of Longbridge built vehicles or those with an Austin connection), if they are close enough to make it. The event is held on the nearest ish Saturday to the date of the mass redundancies in 2005. I say nearest ish as sometimes for practical reasons, it may not be the closest Saturday. The Austin and Longbridge Federation (ALF) - http://www.austinlon...deration.co.uk/ organise it in conjunction with RCAT (Rover Community Action Trust). Next year's PoL is on Saturday 13th April 2013 and all vehicles with an Austin or Longbridge connection are welcome, so that includes BMC, BL, Austin Rover, Rover Group etc. I am involved in organising the Cowley Convoy from MINI Plant Oxford to PoL and would welcome anyone who wants to join us - please message me or contact us through the Facebook page - https://www.facebook...8401660618757/. For more info on PoL, here is the link to the Austin Memories website (the best website in the world ) - http://www.austinmem...e58/page58.html and here is the Facebook page - https://www.facebook...ref=ts&fref=ts.
stevem4323 - We would love to have this Mini at PoL and who knows, possibly some former employees may be able to tell you more of its story. I am sure it would attract at lot of interest, which is just what we want . Please can you let John Baker know what you are doing with this Mini as he will be very intestered. He is the ALF's Chairman and the man behind the Austin Memories website. You can contact him through the website.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:05 PM
It would be good to see a build thread, even if you aren't doing it yourself. I'd still say good luck with it, no doubt it will cost a fortune but it's your money and it clearly has meaning to you! I imagine you will at do a decent job of it which cannot be said about all "restorations" etc.
Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:41 PM
Haters will hate!
Well done, I take my hat off to you sir!
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