Hello all, long overdue build thread, been asked a few times about this so here we go...
Early 2013 and decided I wanted another Mini so started to look around what was about, had no timescales about getting one so kept eyes peeled for a shell, didn't want much else as plan is do all or as much as possible new, no point paying for parts I wouldonly give away or throw most likely.
Found this on ebay, had been broken for spares and apart from rear subframe which previous owner couldn't remove it was a bare shell. £110 later and it was mine. Car had a reg but no V5.
Plan was to build a pure track car with doing some hill climbs thrown in too...but after my daughter (will be 4 soon) took an interest in playing in the car/pretending to work on it I decided to make it road legal so she can come out in it one day....or drive it herself at the rate I'm going! Hence the Project DRC, she calls it Daddy's Racing Car.
First job was to remove the body kit, which as expected were the worst areas for rot. Boot floor to heel board was the worst out the lot.
I'd seen worse, nothing really I wasn't expecting, most panels were going to be replaced anyway. No plans to ever sell this so will be done as well as possible.