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#1 Ptikobj

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 10:05 PM

Hey everyone, this is my first car restoration so expect a lot of newbie questions in this thread.

My dad was looking on ebay for mini parts and came across this mk2. It didn't look to bad, was local (within 1 hour drive) and was reasonably priced. I decided to bid on it and won it on Friday and collected it Saturday morning, 1st of February. The guy who was selling it, Mick was a genuinely nice guy and really sad to see it go. He bought it 13 years ago, drove it for 2 years and then left it in his garage for the last 11 years. He did intend on restoring it himself but due to certain circumstances, he doesn't have the time or space to do it. If my memory serves me right, its only had 2 or 3 owners too. I'd have to check.

The car is complete, original engine, it does have a bonnet and glass. He also gave me a tonne of new old spares. I'll share some more images later


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#2 megamini_jb

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 10:07 PM

Looks a great project! That other mini looks awesome. Any pics of that one?

#3 timmy850

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 10:31 PM

Looks like a good starting point. Have you got any plans for it yet?

#4 Ptikobj

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 10:51 PM

Here my other, another "1969 morris Mk2 1000" with a 1275. Only by V5, the engine is a late 80's so I'm told. I have nothing but problems with it but its my first car so can't help but love it.

 

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As for plans with the mk2, I'll be keeping it the same colour, island blue although its a had a respray in its lifetime. Thats why it looks a lighter colour. I'll lightly tune the engine and swapping out the hydro suspension for a nice dry set up. I kinda want to go for a period race car look. Not sure yet.


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#5 leeuk

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Posted 27 May 2014 - 11:56 PM

Looks like a great project there mate and its condition doesn't look to bad either to be fair, I

would be one for a restoration back to its originality, It has the original engine and would eventually be worth a quite a few bob, Your other Mini looks a blinder too, The wheels set it off a treat, Very nice ;-)



#6 Ptikobj

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 08:49 PM

Any changes I make will be easily reversible ones hopefully. Even if I got a bigger engine, I'd still keep the original somewhere safe.

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Who needs an engine crane anyway.

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#7 megamini_jb

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 08:59 PM

Your other mini is sweet!

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 10:40 AM

ohh my ...... i am soooooooo jealous !  :shy:

 

looking forward to this read ! 

 

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:40 PM

nice look forwards to the updates..............................andy :proud:



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 01:51 PM

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Thats the last of the current photo's. Wont update this for a few weeks as I'll be ordering a few panels :)



#11 Tom Sanderson

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:36 AM

Good luck with the project, i do like the look of the mk2, seems fairly solid so far then?



#12 MrBounce

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 04:10 PM

I love this :thumbsup: I find the Mk2 is very much overlooked as it was only around for a couple of years. Looking forward to the updates - it appears you've got a half decent project!



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 05:08 PM

I would love a mk2

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 01:57 PM

Hey folks, haven't posted in a long time but the mini is up for sale. I'll be starting a new job soon and I won't have the time to get anything done on it. The project has stood still due to lack of funds. Life is cruel

 

If anyone would be interested in buying it or advising me on where to sell it, that would be great. Even how much it would be worth, I've got a rough idea of what to sell it for.







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