Mini Cooper Sportspack Rolling Resto
Posted 12 August 2016 - 08:31 PM
1998 cooper mpi Sportspack that a saw on a Facebook items for sale in the background of a advertised item.
I asked if the mini was for sale and after a massive amount of messages back and forth the owner decided it wasn't being used enough and said she would let me go look! She was only happy to sell it as I told her I was looking for a car for me and my son Austin to enjoy, he is only 2 and already has fallen in love with "mimi" as he calls it.
I looked around the car and although the rust is bad under front lights and it has had over sills early this year for the mot I am under no illusion you will find a mini mpi without rust!
I wanted a mini that had genuine bodywork so I know exactly what I have got, it has never been welded previous to the over sills and original paint although this is what she has told me and she had owned the car for 10 years.
Car got better as she then showed me the original car handbook plus both keys plus the original rover production line checklist and a ton of service / parts list etc
The car comes with the full electric sunroof, that she had given up on and was in a sorry state
Bought for £2300 so I was well happy with the price she gave me as I was expecting a figure of at least above 4/5k
Posted 12 August 2016 - 08:33 PM
Can't upload pictures- created a photo bucket account and if I copy the link text then paste it into here I just get text...... No photo, what a faff wasted my whole evening trying this!!!! Help with simple instructions would be grand
Edited by Kevinmini, 12 August 2016 - 09:28 PM.
Posted 13 August 2016 - 07:21 PM
Me and Austin after an epic battle taking out the full electric sunroof, she told me it only needed a little tweak!
Posted 13 August 2016 - 07:30 PM
Took a gamble and bought a second hand webasto roof for £180.00 and these are rare as you know what! It turns out it came from a saxo......... Time to get my thinking cap on
I drilled out the front section of extrusion from the mini sunroof and then replaced the front section of the saxo frame with this one. It turns out all the frames are common except the front section which holds the motor which has to be in a specific place to each car.
After cleaning out all the old grease and replacing with new grease I use on my racing bike components this made a instant improvement on runners and parts.
After bolting the roof back in and re wiring hey presto it worked! a real result! Well chuffed as I was looking at a huge bill on re skinning the roof as no parts can be bought anymore even though the well known websites advertise the parts but they don't stock them!!!!! Update your blooming websites grrrrr
Edited by Kevinmini, 13 August 2016 - 07:46 PM.
Posted 13 August 2016 - 07:53 PM
Damaged underside fixing points from the wind deflector
Edited by Kevinmini, 13 August 2016 - 07:55 PM.
Posted 13 August 2016 - 07:58 PM
New sections of foam cut and stuck in place - trying to repair or salvage any parts I can to a very high standard of course so all the detailed parts have to be correct
Posted 13 August 2016 - 08:07 PM
Watertight and repaired to a good high quality and long lasting standard, don't you just love it when something works well!
Found a flexible sealant that is used for window seals on cars, not like ordinary messy sealant and sets within 30mins into a really durable rubber like seal! Very impressed
Posted 13 August 2016 - 08:12 PM
What was wrong with your old sunroof?
Sunroof jammed open with broken rails and cable pulleys snapped inside so could not be repaired due to lack of parts. I was going to re skin it as a last resort or bond a carbon fibre foodpf skin on so very happy with the result.
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