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#16 1984mini25

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 04:40 PM

Having already looked at the thread with the scuttle/wing that is full of filler and the first picture above with the front panel/wing seam missing, presumably 'smoothed' over with yet more filer hiding more rot.  I'd say £500 would be generous, as is the front end IS as rotter as it appears it would be naive not to expect the floors, sills (oversills???) boot floor etc. to also be rotten/full of filler and need replacing/welding and that's before you get the mechanical issues.



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 06:59 PM

man this forum is not made for mobile lol


Edited by Jordie, 12 April 2015 - 04:06 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:07 PM

Can we keep things civil please.

 

To the OP, post pictures of problem areas (sills, floors, bottom of rear 1/4s, insides of companion bins etc) and people will give you a valuation.

 

But to reiterate, the only way of fixing that inner wing properly is to remove the front end



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:09 PM

As others have said, get some detailed pictures, so you can get a proper valuation. There are folks here to help you, but you need to provide the photos which show the details which will make or break in terms of valuation on your mini.



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:13 PM

only just got home lol give a man a chance ha ye nah cool honest car dnt great but all problem areas have been patched apart from inner wing



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 08:45 PM

Boot floor (dirty/dried liquied rust it rubs off i couldnt be asked to wash off at this point as i had to rush to shop lol)

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Driver side floor pan(dirty car needs good vacum lol/not been sprayed same colour and not exsactly been replaced just cut out and patched but its solid i slamed my foot on it and hurt my own ankle lol)
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Passanger side floor(agaoin same story solid as a rock but again just a patch not replaced)
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bottom rear(i think this is the area you ment lol)
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other side
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Seals?(think this is the spot u mean)both sides same welded all way across
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Passanger A panel
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Driver a panel
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under the arche looking at the scuttle panel/wing fix as you can see its been patched with metal and is sound not as bad as first feared just a bad filler job lol it was defo done by someone at home with filler and spray can
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the whole in the inner wing is 20cm away from sub frame mount about 15cm away if you cut back to strong metal i would say and i checked with a electric screwdriver which is bigger than a tig welder it is possible to get a peice of metal in there and patch it as u can get to all edges (obvs probs not best way to do it but i couldnt see that failing if you did that)


Edited by Jordie, 12 April 2015 - 04:04 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 09:09 PM

video of it starting without choke so it starts well and of me reving it a bit

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 09:45 PM

Oversills will affect the value i'm afraid. other than that, it doesn't look tooo bad



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 09:48 PM

Ben_O, on 08 Apr 2015 - 10:45 PM, said:snapback.png

Oversills will affect the value i'm afraid. other than that, it doesn't look tooo bad

because they been welded?


Edited by Jordie, 12 April 2015 - 04:04 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 10:49 PM

I would say it doesn't look too bad, however I agree that likelihood is that it needs a front end, and of course the oversills are a concern. My best guess would be about £1000



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 10:49 PM

Oversills were commonly used to cover the original rusty sills.

 

Sometimes, people just make the mistake of buying them instead of the correct narrow type sills as they are cheaper but do fit them after removing the rusty old ones, others do not.

 

This sad fact unfortunately means that buyers are often put off when viewing cars with them fitted. take a look at the thread below i have linked to see why.

http://www.theminifo...-to-avoid-them/

 

Yours may be fine but the only way to tell is to remove them which obviously cannot be done during a viewing so if someone does buy the car, they may not want to take the risk of paying too much.

 

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 11:25 PM

overall not to bad. the oversills look like they have started work destroying the sills and floor pans so it would make most run a mile. 

 

put it on abay and i would say youll get about 1,100 to 1,300.

 

on here about 1000 (no auction fees on here so about the same money.)



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 08:01 AM

well if i can get £1110 that be great as that breaks me even ill get some more pics of the front and the oversills for you guys to make a better judgement


Edited by Jordie, 12 April 2015 - 04:05 PM.


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 05:35 PM

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I found these pics on your topic, pictures like this will give a honest approach to any sale.

 

Good, clear photos without filters or shadow. Close up on detail areas.

 

If you sell it on ebay and dont mention something, they will either knock you down on price when they collect or walk away. Be upfront, be clear, put as many photos on ebay as they will allow and then put rest on a photobucket account so you can send link to full pics if anyone is interested.



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 06:45 PM

Realistically, you're looking at a new front end here. To sort the scuttle & inner wing both wings have got to come off, at which point, for what they cost & the minimal extra work, you may as well do the A panels & the front panel at the same time, if only to ensure the rot is gone.

Whilst the repairs to your floor pans might be solid enough to satisfy the MOT inspector for now, the classic mini is pretty much an enthusiasts car these days, so the chances are that most prospective buyers will want to factor in the cost of repairing these permenantly/properly as well. You also seem to have rot at the front of the n/s door step & coupled with oversills & the state of the outer sides of the floor pans, you're probably looking at inner & outer sills + jacking points and at least one door step. The boot floor doesn't look too bad, but then the photo doesn't really show the problem areas very well. Corrosion to the boot floor tends to occur in the corners (particularly underneath the fuel tank) and further back toward boot hinge panel. There's clearly some corrosion to the o/s corner and the o/s rear wheel arch also looks a bit suspect, but it's hard to tell from the photo if it's significantly corroded, patched or just in shadow.

As for value, a standardish 80's 998 in need of this sort of work will typically go from around the £600 mark. As yours has a couple of months MOT on it, then you're looking at a bit more, simply because any prospective buyer won't need a trailer to drive it away. My advice would be to advertise it at £900 with offers. Advertising it the other/wrong side of the £1k mark is likely to put a lot of buyers off and there are better cars out there for that sort of money. Failing that stick it on eBay at a low start with no reserve & it will go for it's realistically worth.

If you want to minimise your losses, then I'd suggest you remove the stereo and accessories you've added and refit any original parts. The aftermarket parts that you include realy wont increase the value, but you might well be able to get some cash back for them if you were to sell them desperately.




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