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#286 nicnoo

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:46 AM

Ben great job as usual but you really need to stop doing "other" cars because now I want an MG >:(



#287 Ben_O

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 08:47 PM

Well this is virtually complete now.

 

All that remains to do on the interior is fit the passenger side door card.

 

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All that's needed now are a few odd clips here and there which I have ordered as well as a new cowling for the steering column shroud to replace the brittle old one which just crumbled when I began fitting it.

 

Then the tracking needs setting up, the waxoiling needs finishing and then MOT.

 

The hard top has been flatted and polished, reassembled and is ready to fit

 

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Cheers

 

Ben



#288 gadget555

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:45 AM

Stunning attention to detail as usual Ben.



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Posted 07 October 2017 - 07:56 PM

 

I like it on those wheels- they're very 'period' and make a nice change on a midget from minilites or rostyles

 

If those wheels were restored it'd look well on them

 

Hi Ben

 

could you PM or email me and let me know how much it would cost to get the wheels restored as they are the original and as other have commented very period, I think they were only made for a couple of years 70-71 

 

cheers

Darren



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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:20 PM

 

 

I like it on those wheels- they're very 'period' and make a nice change on a midget from minilites or rostyles

 

If those wheels were restored it'd look well on them

 

Hi Ben

 

could you PM or email me and let me know how much it would cost to get the wheels restored as they are the original and as other have commented very period, I think they were only made for a couple of years 70-71 

 

cheers

Darren

 

Sure can.

 

Cheers

Ben



#291 sonikk4

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:24 PM

Very nice Ben, came out well.



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 05:29 PM

Sorry about the lack of updates lately.

 

Things were slowed up by an annoying electrical issue which we ended up chasing and everytime we thought we had it sussed and the problem went away, it would return later that day.

That's all sorted out now but then I needed to take some time off at short notice which delayed the completion again. I have been doing work to the car but time has been tight and therefore, I didn't really take any photos.

 

Well now it's almost finished. Its going to be tuned up on Monday and then most likely MOT'd the same day or the next day.

There is the grille to re-fit once it's been painted and then it's going to need valeting.

 

After that, the waterless prep fluid need to be drained out and replaced with waterless coolant and then it will need to be road tested.

 

Here are some pictures of the car as it stands now.

 

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The wheels have not been refurbished after all. As you can see, they do actually clean up really well.

 

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Thanks

Ben



#293 JXC Mini GT

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 05:53 PM

Hi Ben

 

Another great restoration the Midget looks amazing, Darren must be well pleased with the outcome?

 

What work have you got to do on the Mk 2 Cooper S and is it still OK to drop my Mini in next week ready for its repairs?

 

John



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 05:59 PM

Hi Ben

 

Another great restoration the Midget looks amazing, Darren must be well pleased with the outcome?

 

What work have you got to do on the Mk 2 Cooper S and is it still OK to drop my Mini in next week ready for its repairs?

 

John

Thanks John

 

The mk2 is in for inner and outer sills and unfortunately has been delayed in my starting it.

 

You are welcome to drop yours down next week as planned but i am afraid I am running a bit behind to won't be able to start is as soon as I would like to.

 

Cheers

 

Ben



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:42 PM

Great work, shame you are running behind but then again, if you want quality then be prepared to wait and pay for it.




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