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#46 domdee

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 12:43 AM

what a treat! looks like its survived pretty well! cant believe the state of that "factory" turbo box and wheel arch cuts though.

Its so obvious that they bodged them to make a few extra quid!



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:42 AM

you luck B*gger good luck and have fun. my fav mini. i have to make do with a culbby turbo



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 06:43 AM

What a cool build of this rare beast!



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Posted 06 September 2018 - 07:55 PM

cut the front panel off ready for new panel

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front scuttle next the worst bit of rust on the shell



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Posted 11 September 2018 - 06:54 PM

I believe eras where built using a complete mini city as a base, austin rover would supply era witha complete car which they would modify and send all the original parts back, thats why you can see where the original wheelarchs had been fitted the removed to fit the era bodykit.

Despite all the modifications made to these inc shortening the base of the rear seat from your pictures they do appear to be a bit of a bodge up.



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Posted 11 September 2018 - 09:18 PM

I believe eras where built using a complete mini city as a base, austin rover would supply era witha complete car which they would modify and send all the original parts back, thats why you can see where the original wheelarchs had been fitted the removed to fit the era bodykit.

Despite all the modifications made to these inc shortening the base of the rear seat from your pictures they do appear to be a bit of a bodge up.

yes a fast turn round and hastily put together



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 07:20 PM

sorry being so slow with this resto but work is very busy....

I cut off the front panel...

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I had a go at cleaning the bulkhead with a wire brush on a grinder......

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primed.....

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and the worst job so far removing the bonnet sound deadening this took ages.....

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then I removed the front screen to assess the damage......

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Edited by mk1leg, 11 October 2018 - 07:22 PM.





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