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#1 Minitransition

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Posted 05 November 2015 - 02:53 PM

Progress to date:

 

Bought 1989 City, stripped to shell, cut out all rot, welded new sills front panel and rear valance. Numerous patches to inner sills and boot floor !

 

Fitted to rotator, stripped floorpan, stonechip sprayed, almond green colour coat underneath, roof sprayed whilst on rotator in old english white.

 

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More to follow, all suspension components powder coated and ready !

 

Engine strip in progress.

 

Interior decisions to make.

 

Having fun  :D



#2 Minitransition

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 04:37 PM

Quick update. Left bodywork for while as weather gone a bit wild !

 

Engine cleaned, new head (cracked one replaced), painted and cleaned and then fitted to powder coated front subframe.

 

All suspension cleaned, painted and ready for refit. I intend to drop car over top of fitted up subframe when completed. Maybe even run engine up in frame before fitting to shell - anyone done this?? 

 

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#3 Minitransition

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 04:46 PM

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Moved on to front suspension for a while now. Orange 'accessories' I think !

 

Learning loads about detail as I go !

 

 

 



#4 Stu.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 04:46 PM

Nice project. Not done an engine run up out the car myself. Its so easy to fit and remove a mini block I'd just take the chance. Seen it done on Facetube though.

 

I see you have an auto. Good to see another one going back into a mini rather than swapping for a manual.

 

The mini I'm restoring will have a 998 auto going in once I've overhauled the box.

 

Looking forward to some more updates.



#5 Minitransition

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 03:43 PM

Been off this project for a while, been refurbing a 1956 Ford Pop !!!

 

Anyway - updates to shell and paint, no yet cut back and polished. Now sitting on suspension at rear and awaiting engine fitment which is already on subframe.

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 08:59 PM

This looks like a great build nice work :)

#7 Minitransition

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Posted 10 September 2016 - 02:42 PM

Slotted engine in on subframe from underneath.

 

It fits  !!!!

 

All in in less than an hour.

 

Now - wires and pipes / glass and interior !

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#8 Minitransition

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 04:42 PM

Some updates. 

 

Started wiring up and then headlining / interior to go in. Sprayed boot lid today.

 

 

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#9 Minitransition

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:22 PM

Will be listing left over bits soon ! 

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#10 Minitransition

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 09:43 PM

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Seats and carpets in today. Photos shortly.

 

Just bonnet and doors / glass to fit.

 

Drives like a dream and auto box works too !!! Phew.......



#11 Boycie

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:58 AM

That looks really smart, nice work!

#12 Minitransition

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 11:11 AM

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Great project really enjoyed it - anyone else doing similar welcome to ask questions. I learn't a load.

Nothing so satisfying as the drive back from the MOT centre where 3 mechanics stopped work to come and have a look and a 'feel' underneath !!! 

 

 



#13 Sleeping Park Lane

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:45 PM

Congratulations on the hard work and MOT.

If you get a flash and thumbs up from a grey BMW whilst driving round Berkshire it'll probably be me.

Edited to add: my favourite colour combination on a Mini too

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