I have been a member on this forum for a few years and have had my Mini K shell for even longer. I bought the shell after seeing it advertise on the side of the road. After a deal made the shell has been sitting under my house ever since. Until I heard about the Rylestone Classic and decided that I better get my but into gear and make a start on the mini to hopefully one day make it to the rally.
The good. Well being fortunate living in Australia the shell only has a little bit of rust in the A panels and top of the driver's side guard.
The bad. Whoever had the mini before me decided that running a roof mounted wing was a good idea. No photos thankfully but four holes to weld up in the roof. The roof also has a hole cut for a sunroof, thankfully the car came with the sunroof but wouldn't have been my choice to do. I remember when I lived in the UK I had a Mini City E with a white sunroof which looked very similar to the black one that I have now so that maybe an option in the future.
Plans are to rebuild the shell with all wheel drums and a warm 1098. I have a 295 head and a 202 head with the peaks in between the valves ground away with plans for a 266 type camshaft and twin HS2s.
Colour is an ever changing decision. Lately it has been switching between Surf Blue, Almond Green and Smoke Grey. The only common theme is the white roof.
Hopefully this build log will keep the motivation up to get the mini finished over the next few years.