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#46 CobraV8

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

I went the retro, but stuck with 13 inch wheels as I needed big tyres for the 1410 motor. Spotlights, reverse lights overriders and nudge bars all help.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:27 PM


To do retro properly you'll need..

Oversills
Chicken wire
Filler
The Sun
Rattle cans
Pancake air filter

Thats how we used to modify them anyway!!!!


So true!

When people say 'retro' really wish they would decide which decade first!

Does help making ideas easier.

In the end cars potentially just end up looking like they've had a range of bits thrown at 'em.

So to the original OP. When you say 'retro' what do you mean exactly.

Are you after a particular period ie 60's, 70's, 80's or 90's.

Everyone seems to go with 60s/mk1 look. So ive decided to go for a Mk3 70s feel.

#48 Maverick78

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:07 PM

I went from a modern theme to a retro theme with my Mini.

From this:
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To this:
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Bit more drastic i know but might give you some inspiration.

:shades:

#49 joeyfinneran

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:09 PM

First pic at mollys gap area ?

#50 Artful Dodger

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

best change i have ever seen in my life. everything style wise is right ( to what i think is right anyways :P ) top job!!

would have badged it as austin though ;)

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

I agree with Kirby. One of the best turn arounds ever, I like the modern style but really, retro is so much cooler.

Get yourself a pair of Ray Bans and go pretend your Steve McQueen you hero!

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:10 PM

First pic at mollys gap area ?


Lol Thats the parents back yard! Working on a few fiddly bits but i cant wait to get him on the road and go on a photoshoot!

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

best change i have ever seen in my life. everything style wise is right ( to what i think is right anyways :P ) top job!!

would have badged it as austin though ;)

I agree with Kirby. One of the best turn arounds ever, I like the modern style but really, retro is so much cooler.

Get yourself a pair of Ray Bans and go pretend your Steve McQueen you hero!


Morris badge is wayyyy nicer :P
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Cant afford Ray Bans! lol All my funds are in this beast!

Edited by Maverick78, 13 February 2013 - 08:11 PM.


#54 joeyfinneran

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:31 PM

Lol Thats the parents back yard! Working on a few fiddly bits but i cant wait to get him on the road and go on a photoshoot!


Do mtm youll get some great photos on them roads i got savage ones last year

#55 Maverick78

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:01 PM


Lol Thats the parents back yard! Working on a few fiddly bits but i cant wait to get him on the road and go on a photoshoot!


Do mtm youll get some great photos on them roads i got savage ones last year


Were doing the London to Brighton run the weekend before. Opps better stop hijacking this thread too! Soz

#56 joeyfinneran

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:09 PM

In the post above it says that oversills are a proper retro mod ?

May i ask how ? Sure arent they new enough to the market or is that just me that new enough lol

But i do have to say one of the koolest retro mods has to be the roof rack ;)

Edited by joeyfinneran, 13 February 2013 - 10:10 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 11:35 AM

Here's mine...

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This was taken in 2001 but it still looks the same, car is a 95 Cooper SPi.

I've recently added upper door mouldings (horrible job to do) and changed the mirrors.

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#58 a_woolhouse

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

I went from a modern theme to a retro theme with my Mini.

From this:
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To this:
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Bit more drastic i know but might give you some inspiration.

:shades:


Where did you get your reverse lamp from? after 1 for my dads mk1 :) nice mini by the way :P

Edited by a_woolhouse, 14 February 2013 - 03:17 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:03 AM

Our minis would look a handsome pair together! Great job!

Here's mine...

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This was taken in 2001 but it still looks the same, car is a 95 Cooper SPi.

I've recently added upper door mouldings (horrible job to do) and changed the mirrors.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:04 AM



I went from a modern theme to a retro theme with my Mini.

From this:
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To this:
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Posted Image

Posted Image

Bit more drastic i know but might give you some inspiration.

:shades:


Where did you get your reverse lamp from? after 1 for my dads mk1 :) nice mini by the way :P


At a mini show in the auto jumble!




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