I thought I might start a thread on my project as a bit of a record for myself, and also to probably ask some questions as we go along.
It's a 97 standard mini which had been given an aftermarket Sportpack. I wanted an SPI or MPI car, mainly because I wanted the reliability of electronic ignition etc. It took a while to find a relatively solid one that was a reasonable price. First pic is how it looked on the day I bought it.....
The intention is to go for a Mk3 Cooper S style. If bodywork ends up meaning a bare shell, then I'll probably go for an earlier Mk1 colour, but I'm not worried about originality (it's a late car after all) I'm just doing what I want, which is part of the fun of a project I say! I've done the concours/originality thing with other cars, but this is just going to be a mini which reflects the different things I like from the whole 40 year spectrum.
So I fitted 7.5" cooper s style brakes in order to get the 10" minilite replicas on, and then began stripping the car. You can see below the stage that I'm at. It's about to go to the local garage for the engine out (hence my handy stool for driving it in and out of my garage!).
Once the engine is out, it will be going to a bodyshop in Hull for a new front end, a full paint strip, any other corrections and then respray. I'll take more photo's as things progress!
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