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#16 rowli76

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:30 PM

Thanks, I think it suits the mini & I'm sure there was a similar factory colour anyway. There might be some yellow detailing photos to come as well!

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:35 PM

looks awsome love the color to.  =]



#18 rowli76

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:36 PM

While I was getting on with the mechanical side of the car, my mum decided to help me out by digging out her sewing machine and knocking me up a unique interior for the mini. I had bought some Corbeau buckets in black but it didn't quite fit with the idea I had of creating a 70's mini with some fairly perdiod mods so her help was much appreciated. Mum did curse the front seat materials from time to time!

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:38 PM

I didn't really have a rigid plan of action once the subframes were done and the engine in. It was a rolling chasis so I could flit between jobs as the took my fancy. New carpets were ordered and fitted in a complimentary colour...

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:30 AM

Wow what a transformation well done great mini!

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:42 AM

I've been away on a course for a few weeks & haven't had an opportunity to update this thread so where was I?

I decided to go for a little detailing (bearing in mind the original inspiration for colour it seemed a no brainer!).

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:51 AM

Like I said I had no set plan of action so was free to flit. Of the next few days I fitted the new lights front and back with a couple of changes from the usual on the front in p700's and 488's. I also fitted the new facet fuel pump, opting for the rear subframe position with a little home made plate for protection. The new hoses continued the detailing colour in the engine bay where I fitted new master cylinders and some lovey DSN bulkhead plates.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:54 AM

I think I tackled the glass (and finishing strips) next as well as the new mirrors before pushing her outside for another few nearly finished photos.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:57 AM

Other than finishing off the interior (and the electrics for which I have posted for help) my last real job was to fit the registration plates, period correct yellow & white raised digits. Here she is leaving the garage with a glimpse of being "pretty much done". All that's left to do now is get her electrics sorted and get her running. I am desperate to get her mot'd and on the road now just that last couple of things!

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:06 AM

Final spec:

1976 mk 3 body
1992 1293 cc Bill Richards engine
Lucas P700 headlights
Lucas 488 indicator
Original mk 3 rear lights
Stainless bumpers & overriders with corner bars
10 x 6 silver mambas with Yoko 165/70/10 A008
Hi-lo's
Spax adjustable shocks
Cooper s brakes
Adjustable tie rods
Adjustable bottom arms
Poly bushes
Adjustable rear tracking brackets
Play mini stainless steel exhaust
LCB manifold
New suspension cones
Minifin rear drums
Samco hoses
Custom interior with Savage switches
Group 5 arches
& so much more new & reconditioned stuff.





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