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#256 JXC Mini GT

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 07:15 PM

Looks fantastic, bet it feels a lot safer now all of the work has been done :) I always liked the original dash.

I was previously unaware of all the bodges that Ben came across during the works, I definitely feel safer driving it now  :-) 



#257 RooBoonix

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 08:08 PM

Fantastic, what a lovely car.

#258 Ben_O

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Posted 25 February 2017 - 08:36 PM

What a great result. :-)

 

Thanks for sharing your update with us John.

 

I'm really pleased that you are enjoying the car.

 

The new grille really makes a difference, There was previously a bit too much gloss black for my liking. New chrome bumpers will really finish it off i think

 

Cheers

 

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#259 JXC Mini GT

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:51 PM

A few more changes, after many bids on e-bay I have managed to get a decent chrome front bumper and a reasonable rear bumper, I have also added an expansion tank on the cooling system (from a rover SD1) which seems to have solved the minor loss of coolant and also allows me to check the coolant level easier.

 

I am happy with the way the car is looking on the outside and its also running really well, my next task (money permitting) is to replace the carpets and tidy up the inside.

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#260 Ben_O

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:10 PM

Looking good John!



#261 skoughi

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:42 PM

Looks good and you now have the peace of mind that there are defo no bodywork issues!! Enjoy her!



#262 JXC Mini GT

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 02:05 PM

The GT has been back to Ben for some repairs (rust) to roof/gutters and to change the roof back to the body colour, and he has done another great job. Me and my wife took the opportunity to spend the week on the island and I have to say we have had a fantastic time, good accommodation friendly people and a garage that does excellent work. Thanks Ben, I have attached a few photos of the Mini enjoying its holiday on the IOW.

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#263 jamesmpi

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 03:58 PM

Mini looks great!

You've had good weather this week for visiting the island! I'm just up the coast at Bognor (sunniest place in the UK) and it's been boiling hot all week

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 09:20 PM

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 01:13 PM

Very nice, I have to say I think I prefer the roof in the body colour, which is how it would of been from the factory. Great looking Mini either way though.

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 02:40 PM

Very nice indeed - and usually I'm not a fan of flat fronts but this is making me challenge myself.

Roof colour to match body an improvement in my eyes

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 12:58 PM

Digging through my old pictures and found this and thought it might interest you (with its body colour roof) Vermillion 1275GT from the early 1980s. The wheels were Compomotives 12x5s and would fit without arches. It later went on to have an Oselli 1380cc engine fitted, still kept the same standard outward appearance. Like lots of people I now wish I hadn't sold it.
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Posted 23 August 2017 - 04:55 PM

Digging through my old pictures and found this and thought it might interest you (with its body colour roof) Vermillion 1275GT from the early 1980s. The wheels were Compomotives 12x5s and would fit without arches. It later went on to have an Oselli 1380cc engine fitted, still kept the same standard outward appearance. Like lots of people I now wish I hadn't sold it.6FWOERI.jpg?3

A very nice GT

I have managed to get some Ultralight 5J wheels that means I can get rid of the arches

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 06:15 PM

Nice



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 06:51 PM

:shades:

 

Shame there are now holes in the panels though  >_<






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