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What We Hope To Do To/with Our Mini In 2019

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#31 Fastorq


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 07:41 AM

Keep LE35 in near original condition.
Maybe look for a few OE accessories ??.. set of original wheels for shows?
Maybe fit opening rear quarter windows.
Few slight paintwork jobs.
Maybe get professional detailed??
Works tuned shielded rallye exhaust?
Detail engine and engine bay.

Edited by Fastorq, 17 January 2019 - 07:42 AM.

#32 callumt


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 11:40 AM

Fit a whole interior, paint the inside, clean up engine bay, wrap the roof, tune carb, get it through an MOT and drive it all summer 😎

#33 Wiggy


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:29 AM

To clean the headlining of mouldy spots without having to remove it.

I have my doubts...

#34 Readers14


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:09 PM

Finish off replacing the cooling circuit that I started in October last year. Painting a few components along the way.


Look at re-trimming the seats & door cards.


Probably choke at the cost of the above!


Maybe tackle the dubious fuel gauge reading!


Take it to a few local shows during the spring/summer.

#35 Gilles1000


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:09 PM

Transform i from a bare shell with loads of holes to something looking like a car ;)

#36 Richey


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:35 PM

Mine went into the garage for a full resto in November, hoping she'll be back out in a month or two! So, hopefully, the only thing I'll be doing with it in 2019 is driving it!

#37 poohbah


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:43 PM

I'm hoping to improve my sound deadening so that I don't have to use the noise cancelling headphones on longer trips.  Also, there are a few rattles (heater, stalks, window) which need to be sorted.

#38 Ade-Cooper


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Posted 19 January 2019 - 04:50 PM

Hopefully complete more then 100 miles - 2018 was a disappointment lol

#39 Stevie W

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 05:04 PM

All to do before April.....here goes!!!


1). Replace perished pot joint boots both sides.

2). Trial fit new BMH bonnet before painting (hopes it fits better than the one already on the car!!!!)

3). Fit carpet studs and clips to stop the drivers side carpet moving about!

4). Clean half an acre of dried on mud/grass from underneath after taking it to the Cooper day at Beaulieu a couple of years ago!

5). Fit fag lighter socket for powering phones etc.

6). Adjust twin carb linkage so both carb butterflies open at the same time.

7). Darn good wash/polish/detail before the show season starts!


I think that's t for now...………………..(yeah right!!!)


Cheers, Steve.

#40 Verderad


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 08:25 AM

Complete body work and get into paint. Have seats reupholstered.

#41 Richie83


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 09:58 AM

Get the pickup back together and ready for IMM

#42 Dandyer1995


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 08:18 PM

Get it through the Mot in March then try to enjoy as many shows as possible. Lots of beer gardens and Sunday afternoon drives πŸ‘ could be the last year before it’s taken off the road to be restored

#43 RichMPiBlue


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 06:34 PM

I will be getting mine out the garage around April time to give it an MOT, tax and get it all ready for L2B in May. Can't wait to drive it again! I only use it in the summer. 

#44 RooBoonix


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 07:22 PM

Get the bodywork repaired, respray it, get all the new front suspension in, build up new rear subframe and get that in, and hopefully by that point it might be close to being back on the road! Or at least 4 wheels

#45 davej


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 08:40 AM

Change the front seats

Give it a good coat of rust proofing protection 

Fit new front brakes and put 10 inch wheels on

Go to some shows in it

Use it as my wedding car in March

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