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My (Slow!) Restoration Project 1972 1275 Gt.....rusty !


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#1 72gt

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

Hello there, I thought it's time to start a topic on my impulse purchase gt I bought nearly 3 years ago...........Damn Ebay :shy: .this will be the first car I have ever attempted to restore so I will be all ears to any tips/advice you may want to share ;D this is my third mini,my first was nearly 26 years ago :ohno: :shy: ,anyway to date the gt is fully stripped and awaiting my first attempt in mig welding to make a spit.....bear with me....a novice welder and car restorer.....eeek,I may be some time..... :shy: Here's some pics of the gt as It came to me,by the way it's a one owner unmolested original car that had genuinely been off the road for some thirty years.....enjoy.
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#2 alex-95

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

Look's like an excellent Project,Is it going to stay original?

#3 72gt

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

Yes,I think it deserves to go back original,it's tempting to do my own thing but not on this car

#4 KernowCooper

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

I love it when something turns up like a 1275GT which are getting rare now and be nice to put it back standard

#5 Artful Dodger

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

looks nice! i have a 1972 1275GT, its less than standard now though ;)

best of luck with the resto!

#6 Klevdo2202

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:13 PM

Where are you in North Wales? Anglesey area???? looks a good project!

#7 Mini-Mad-Craig

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:24 AM

That is a great car mate! I would love to own that. Good luck with the restoration! Keep us updated with lots of pictures and stories of your troubles :P

You get extra likes when your wife leaves you for the postman, but it's alright, the dishwasher made a treat of your brake lenses! :P

#8 72gt

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

Where are you in North Wales? Anglesey area???? looks a good project!
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#9 jpw1275

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:04 AM

Good luck and il keep my eye on this one.... I should never of got rid of my 1275gt when I was 16!!!!

Cheers james

#10 matthew_leech

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

Looks lovely, early gt's on rostyles are one if not my favourite mini,

Good luck

#11 iMurray

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

Scrap it!


:shifty: in my scrap yard...

#12 minimikej

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:26 PM

Wow, love it. Keep it absolutely original! Love the 10" Rostyles.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

Thanks for the positive comments so far...the general opinion seems in my favour of keeping it original so thats the plan ;D ,here's a few pics as it arrived back in jan 2010.....mmmmmm.....rust :ohno:
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

It's great to see original car pictures 72GT. I am just nearing the end of my complete bare metal restoration of a 1972 GT and one of the questions I haven't got a good answer to is the exact type of badge on the A-panel. There seem to be 2 types and most cars I look at have either lost them with an A-panel repair or had them replaced.

Yours seems to have the original badge intact. Do you have a close up picture of it in situ? If not, do you have a picture of it removed?

Any help gratefully received and good luck with your project. It took me 2 years to do mine, working diligently for 9 hours every Sunday.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:34 PM

It's great to see original car pictures 72GT. I am just nearing the end of my complete bare metal restoration of a 1972 GT and one of the questions I haven't got a good answer to is the exact type of badge on the A-panel. There seem to be 2 types and most cars I look at have either lost them with an A-panel repair or had them replaced.

Yours seems to have the original badge intact. Do you have a close up picture of it in situ? If not, do you have a picture of it removed?

Any help gratefully received and good luck with your project. It took me 2 years to do mine, working diligently for 9 hours every Sunday.

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