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#1 henri1972

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:17 PM

Hi this is my mini i am going to restore for the second time

 

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cannot decide on which wheels to use 

 

 

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#2 alex-95

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:20 PM

Looks like a good project, whats your plans for it this time? Both wheels are very nice, have you got a whole set of the kn turbos?



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:20 PM

Hi this is my mini i am going to restore for the second time

 

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cannot decide on which wheels to use 

 

 

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can i ask when you last restored it.. and i agree with the above, both wheels are awesome



#4 Smiler258

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:24 PM

The tax disk says 01 so earlier than that I imagine! Middle 90's?

#5 henri1972

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:30 PM

 

Hi this is my mini i am going to restore for the second time

 

Picture005_zps5822518a.jpg

 

 

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cannot decide on which wheels to use 

 

 

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can i ask when you last restored it.. and i agree with the above, both wheels are awesome

 

it was 1992 when my sister first bought it i done loads of body work on it and resprayed it all within a week as she was on holiday a birthday surprise from my mum to her but it hit a focus in 2000 and has been in my garage ever since  now i have the time and the place to do it



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:32 PM

Looks like a good project, whats your plans for it this time? Both wheels are very nice, have you got a whole set of the kn turbos?

yes a full set of five i got them for doing some work on my mates mini 15 years ago do you know anything about them many thanks



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:34 PM

Welcome, looks a good project. Refurb the kn turbos. The gb ones are boring

#8 henri1972

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:38 PM

this car means a lot to me it was registered the same day my wife was born  i am going to leave most of it standard it already has a 1275 fitted by me 2up 2 down spot mk1 rear lights and an early grille bumpers with overrides do not know what color might be island blue love that color   



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:51 PM

nice,I would refurb the kns, you don't see many around unlike the gbs.



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:29 AM

Good luck with the project. Id go with the KN turbos. Very smart looking wheel & rare!

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:22 PM

i have made a start but i need to get a new usb lead for my camera so i can upload some pics thanks



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 11:53 AM

this is where i am up to going out to do some more today

 

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it is not as bad as i first thought 


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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:34 PM

been looking at my mini today and it looks like mr pidgeon and mr teflon have been welding it before i got near it all those years ago



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:37 PM

 

 

 

 

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it is not as bad as i first thought 

 

That needs cut out and new metal put in mate, there's quite a lot of forces going through that area!



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 08:45 PM

 

 

 

 

 

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it is not as bad as i first thought 

 

That needs cut out and new metal put in mate, there's quite a lot of forces going through that area!

 

i am going too i took it off expecting a big hole thinking about changing the whole inner wing







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