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#16 mattmiglia


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:22 PM

If you havent already you need to take those front damper mounts off, almost everyone has rust behind them. Coming on well though

#17 Mogman


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 10:57 PM

Thanks for the tip, Will check they have been removed and if not will wipe them off and see whats behind. We have a nice new set of shocks to fit back here in our garage.


Our first job when Prims comes back home will be the under side, Sub Frames prep and paint then suspensions. he has primed and stone chips the front wheel arches as we have asked them to be in Primula Yellow along with the rear arches.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 05:05 PM

Looking really good, nice quality work.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 05:06 PM

Your Mini build is coming along really nicely! Great work :) 

#20 Mogman


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Posted 03 February 2018 - 08:05 PM

Prims turned Primula!


Well the garage have been busy the last few weeks, Pre-Christmas they add three coats of primer then sprayed the front wheel arches and the engine bay.









Then last week they added a further resin base coat and sprayed the top coat on the whole car, Just seam cover, rear boot hinges and rear wheel arches to go. She looks great, they are now leaving her to air dry for 2 weeks then cutting back and polishing. the car is transformed and looks like a new model just off the production line. maybe even better.

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We are now planning for her return, But first we have a little car juggling to content with. We are planning on starting half a days work every two weeks to start with, after the half term. We can start the painting of the engine and other parts etc. Would like Prim back after Easter if possible, We can store her at my work until we are ready for her return. Progress as moved on a pace and Lily isn't 15 till next week!




#21 Haygate


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 08:23 AM

Looking great.

#22 johnR


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Posted 04 February 2018 - 08:57 AM

coming on well - have you been restoring all the parts to go back on?

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Posted 04 February 2018 - 08:45 PM

Not yet, We have been slowly purchasing the parts we need, which we listed on strip down. Also purchased a second hand correct front grill & bonnet badge etc as the ones fitted were the wrong ones. Now have a wheel brace and jack, still looking out for a handbook. The biggest parts still to get are the brake disc conversion for the front drums, and carpets. we were going to refit the carpet but now looking at her, we will need to splash the cash and get a new set. Its going to be a slow rebuild and I think as we un-box the parts, we will either refurbish or replace.

Lily wants s/steel bumpers in place of the Black one, which we have purchased, She not sure on the door handles Chrome or black? Keeping the black gutter trim and lower seam trim, The wheels we are going with Old English White in place of the stock silver on the standard 10" steels. Got a new old fuel tank, Ebay has its uses.

We have also purchased a wooden dash, Elf type and 52mm temperature gauge and 52mm rev counter to sit either side of the central speedo. anything we do will be easier changed back to stock. I always think you shouldn't be scared to make changed from stock as after all the car is yours and you will be using/enjoying it. but i'm also aware not to make changes which will not be simple to change back should your taste change. 

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:31 PM

looks great! i am very envious of that paint job as my primula mini is in desperate need of fresh paint

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:38 PM

Thats a great looking mini and she will make a great little first car, its so nice seeing an original mini that hasnt been messed with at all. Keep that one nice and safe and enjoy her.

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