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#16 carboy001

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:47 PM

Bad times about the rust, seems to be in more than capable hands though! Enjoying the read and loving the clubman all round to be honest. Keep it up :thumbsup:



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 04:43 PM

those wheels  :shades:

 

nice mini mate, good luck 

 

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:19 PM

Thankyou both for your kind words. "Those wheels" are what I keep repeating to myself while I'm finding more and more wrong with it! Damn Minis eh!

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:03 PM

So I'm still dealing with rust! I'm getting there slowly. 

Waiting on a rather large order from minispares full of odds and sods which should let me complete the car!

 

Rust repairs

 

Before 

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After

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It's not a perfect repair, but it retains all the strength and looks a damn sight better!

 

More to follow when my order arrives! 

 

Wheels are also delayed due to the country wide stock shortage of Yoko A539 tyres!



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:28 PM

Nice work....

Keep those updates and photos coming :-)



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 10:38 PM

Pulled out the wooden dash and found this! 

 

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Original dash liner behind! Just need a GT binnacle to finish it off. 



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Posted 02 July 2013 - 04:15 PM

Car looked really cool in the first pic I just love em when they look naturally beat up! :P and those wheels <3!! Ultra rare doesn't begin to describe it hehe keep up the good work dude :)

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 01:43 PM

Buying a car for its wheels is so old skool!



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:05 PM

Buying a car for its wheels is so old skool!

Definitely!! I bought an old set of 10" x 6" mambas, then had to go out and buy a car to fit  them onto!!  ;D



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:24 PM

lovely lovely wheels. But it's got to be asked how does wanting some wheels turn into a restoring a lovely club man.... I'm not saying that its a bad thing, but..... My god...



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:37 PM

That looks like the Mini sidewalk Spi colour on the parcel shelf? :/



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:04 PM

That looks like the Mini sidewalk Spi colour on the parcel shelf? :/

 

 

Looks like Astral Blue to me, a colour that was avilable when the car was built.

 

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:38 PM

 

Buying a car for its wheels is so old skool!

Definitely!! I bought an old set of 10" x 6" mambas, then had to go out and buy a car to fit  them onto!!  ;D

 

 

Weirdest thing i've seen is a guy in italy who spent a fortune in buying full leather mpi seats as he dreams of owning a mini, havent ever had a mini and probably will never have one!

This explains many things about why italy does not work LOL


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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:41 PM

lovely lovely wheels. But it's got to be asked how does wanting some wheels turn into a restoring a lovely club man.... I'm not saying that its a bad thing, but..... My god...

Well I have a 1972 clubman which i've spent a ridiculous amount of time and money on, and it's still a way off as well as maintaining my dad's 1979 1275 GT. After seeing this GT I quite liked the idea of driving a GT while the clubman is still under the knife. So having built up quite a collection of GT parts, this is my idea of a quick job for the MOT. 

And yes I have serious mini issues.

 

I'm still arguing with my dad whether it's Astral blue or Denim blue.



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 09:58 PM

Spent today tidying up my repair work and getting the trim in the windscreen rubber, which is a complete arse of a job! stabbed myself in my thumb so many times. 

From this angle it doesn't look half bad!

 

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