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#1 stevem4323

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

just a quick video of how we recieved the mini on the day it left longbridge


#2 stevem4323

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

this is the second one it has just been popped into somesort of shape


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

Fantastic! Thanks for the update :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

WOW.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

wow, so thats what happened to it, i remember wondering what happened to it wanting to know who got hold of it ages ago since i saw it here....

http://www.28dayslat...-Factory-REPORT

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

Thanks,brilliant video.
This will need a true expert to straighten the shell....

All the very best with your project....



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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

wow, so thats what happened to it, i remember wondering what happened to it wanting to know who got hold of it ages ago since i saw it here....

http://www.28dayslat...-Factory-REPORT

well its been out just over a month and we will slowly get it back on the road the floor pan is solid and so is most of the car

#8 Mini-Mad-Craig

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:09 PM

Awesome!!!

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

so good !

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

Good Luck and well done on the rescue :D

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

You were right, its not that bad i'd expect it to be a lot worse.
Good luck!!

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

I think it should've been left there, as a ghost of the past, because you'll be needing new panels for it, therefore it isn't "as is" if you get what I mean...
I think it's great that you're trying to restore it, but I think I preferred it down in the tunnel, ownerless.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

I think it should've been left there, as a ghost of the past, because you'll be needing new panels for it, therefore it isn't "as is" if you get what I mean...
I think it's great that you're trying to restore it, but I think I preferred it down in the tunnel, ownerless.

its a mini ....this is a forum for mini lovers ...it should be out and them panels with a bit of time and a bit of hard work they dont need to be replaced

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

I was going to say, surely, if the panels are solid, they can be worked back to shape by a panel beater? I think its fantastic, the last Mini to leave Longbridge should see the road and be driven. I hope you take her to some shows, Id love to see her in the flesh.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:55 PM


wow, so thats what happened to it, i remember wondering what happened to it wanting to know who got hold of it ages ago since i saw it here....

http://www.28dayslat...-Factory-REPORT

well its been out just over a month and we will slowly get it back on the road the floor pan is solid and so is most of the car


awsome stuff mate, i will follow your progress on here, get a mod to make this your resto thread and slap a load more pictures up for us to see :)
dont listen to people who say leave it there, i say nice one for saving it from the scrap heap or being used as landfill on the old longbridge site....if offered to the forum members i wonder how many would turn it down.....

i see in the vid it looks solid theres people on here including myself who are restoring rot boxes, theres even a guy who has pulled a mk3 mini out of a hedge that had sunk into the ground upto the sills and replaced everything but the roof

so i say good luck and i await more updates!




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