I usually start at one end and work forward from there.
That’s a good idea and was my original thought but then decided it best to do the floor first working from the bottom up but I think I will be working from the front of the mini backwards as that’s where the majority of the rust is
I worked from the boot forwards. Got my eye in on the bits that don't get seen very much
I think that’s he best way working your way from one end to the other, I’m going to work front to back on this occassion as that’s where my spit is attached to, as the toebard is a tad shady so want to get that structurally sound before making progress on the main floor.
Nice project, will follow this. Love the title. The shell seems rusty in all the usual places but in my years of looking at restoration threads, it's the first time I see rust under the rear side window!
Progress will be slow and steady but got to do this in stages and fit it in and around family life etc.
Yeah the title still makes me laugh everytime I read it when my partner said it as soon as I turned up at home with it
Yeah it’s definately an unusual place for it to go, I know that the chap I got it off said the previous owner had it stored outside against a wall or bush or something so I guess it just built up over time?
My main concern with the shell is the upper part of the bulkhead are rotten just trying to make a decision on what to do with that.
My only advice is don't stress with deadlines and such. The whole point is to have fun, right? I got two kids , the Mini is far from finished. When I bought the car to restore it ten years ago I didn't even have a girlfriend... let's say car projects are not priorities in life
You literally have just hit the nail on the head! I also have 2 kids 2 and 4 and I’m hoping one day (My eldest has already said she wants to help with mummy’s car) that when it’s ready for assembly the kids can help to make it even more special for the missus.
I’m liking this forum already having been on a few other car forums this already seems to have an excellent atmosphere from like minded individuals!