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#1 ToM 2012

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

hi welcome to my austin mini 1963 mk1 super deluxe restoration it will be needing alot of work. i am in two minds on rebuilding this shell or reshelling it. whats your thoughts? ile let the pictures do the talking.

collection dragging it away was tense didnt no if i was going to end up with to halfs.
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this moment was bad as i didnt no if it was going to snap in half!
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few! on in one.
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arrival at garage had to check it was all there still.
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mmm well ino what your thinking.
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neally there.
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my other mini wasnt happy about moving for him!
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errmm i wounder if its seazed?
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doors holded on only by top hinge.
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and there we go a lovelly little mk1 mini that needs abit of tlc. watchout updates coming soon. love to hear your say on what you think and advise where to start first. thanks for looking

tom.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:14 PM

First comment on here woop woop

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:17 PM

Strip the interior & get some more floor/ door frame shots as if its stable id brace asap.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:20 PM

yeh i have some 1" x 1" steel tube shall i use this.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

That'l do nicely if the shell hasent flexed or broke its back.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

ide say its flexed allready lol

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:36 PM

Good luck with the restoration dude

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:36 PM

Will be following :D

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:39 PM

Its going to be nice to see progress on this :)

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:41 PM

cheers lads will do my best to save it.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:21 PM

Found it Tom

Best of luck with this one, once the shells been repaired/replaced have you thought about getting it dipped and protected? These guys do the electro coating so it should keep the rust out for a lot longer, http://surfaceprocessing.co.uk/ it's kinda expensive but I recon its worth it on a mk1

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:31 PM

Found it Tom

Best of luck with this one, once the shells been repaired/replaced have you thought about getting it dipped and protected? These guys do the electro coating so it should keep the rust out for a lot longer, http://surfaceprocessing.co.uk/ it's kinda expensive but I recon its worth it on a mk1

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thanks mate yeh i have herd about this but depends on the money aslong as its solid and kept out of rain it should be ok. if i dipped it now all that would come out is box full of bits :lol:

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

Wow she's special.how long was it sat up, judging by allthe weeds under the bonnet i bet it was covered,following topic

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:41 PM

I want it! Don't loose those original numberplates! They always look better with the original 3d ones rather than the pressed ones. I'm sure the shell is saveable all the usual mini repairs just more spread out!

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:41 PM

Wow she's special.how long was it sat up, judging by allthe weeds under the bonnet i bet it was covered,following topic

hi it has been stood for 12 years there is weeds everywhere. i dont think it has ever been covered thats why its so bad if it would of been coverd i bet it wouldnt of gone so bad. anyway needs to be put right but knowing where to start would be ideal lol cheers tom




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