I think I'm learning that it's a good idea to share ideas, seek opinions and go slower before jumping in..
I got the car on impulse and didn't think that I really wanted an original car.
I don't think I'd have known that the heel board was shot without getting an experienced helper to look at the car and it wasn't clear that rear sub-frame was weak either.
Now I've got three steering wheels and spare engine mounts with captive nuts.
So today I loosely fixed the heel board to the rear sub frame
And loaded the car onto a truck - unfortunately my friend Matt slept through, otherwise I'd have had another picture of him on here
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And left it with Jamie at 'Little Legends' Mini Specialists on Canvey Island, Essex. We agreed a price (top secret) and 4 weeks to replace full heel board, outer/inner sills with jacking points. I left him the rear subframe and fixings so he can trial fit it. He said I can come over and work on the car in his garage on his rollover jig (with my tools) from 0900 to 1300 on Saturday mornings and he takes pictures as he goes ...
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Now I'm looking forward to making a big bonfire, eating lots of bbq food and letting off a load of fireworks with friends, family and neighbours -- about 40-50 of us are getting together -- yippee !!