This will be a project thread about the complete restauration of a pickup. I call her Penny.
The restauration is at this moment more than a year into the build phase, and a timelapse has been recorded for most of the work. I will upload the first part of it once the thread gets going.
The pickup was bought in 2010 from another Mini enthusiast in Denmark. By the time the pickup was put up for sale the car had already been taken apart, media blasted and primed on the exposed surfaces.
It was only the body shell, a few non-original bodypanels, tailgate and a steering column in the sale. Everything else had to be sourced elsewhere.
The pictures from the add are here:
The project was, as can be seen, very rusten. When the car was bought in 2010 it was placed in a closed garage at a neighbour. At summer 2016 is was pulled out of the garage. By the time I had luckily forgotten all about just how bad the rust was. I had rented a new garage close to my apartment with the intention to work on the pickup while I hadn't looked at the car for 5 years. I'm not sure I would have done it if I had a fresh image of the work needed in this one. I will upload some more detailed pictures of the rust soon.
This was the car after additional 5+ years in storage
The intention of the project is to have the car all original, or fitted with aftermarket part available in the early 70's. All panels are replaced with Heritage panels or M-Machine. I don't like the quality of the cheaper ones (which is why the body panels following the car was donated to another build).
During the build all panels except the main part of the roof and the rear window surroundings have been replaced. More to come.