Good evening all.
I have just collected the latest project here at Mill road garage.
This time it is a Russet brown 1275GT.
It is highly original, 99.99% rust free and will be stripped, repainted and rebuilt into a South African Mini GTS Replica.
I'm a tad premature with starting the build thread as it's not due to start until the beginning of March but I had an hour this afternoon to start prodding and poking so to me, that constitutes an update!
I had a quick look in the usual places and was pleasantly surprised
The boot was lined out with a boot liner and had lots of wiring for a hi-fi system and amplifier so I removed that to get a better look
As you can see, it has been lined in Dynamat and flashing tape so that will need to come off to inspect further.
The engine bay, rear valance and underside have been painted over with some kind of matt black paint presumably to cover and protect the paintwork beneath as it scratches off farily easily leaving behind shiny brown paint
I removed the rear seat to enable me to start pulling through the birds nest of wiring.
All good here apart from some questionable holes made to pass the wires through.
This on the other hand will need some attention
Here is some of the wiring
So the plan so far is to replace the roof skin as the owner doesn't want a sunroof, strip the shell to bare metal and start again dealing with any small repairs that may or may not need doing along the way.
Colour has been decided and will be Bronze yellow.
Ill update once work begins.