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#1 TRP

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:50 PM

Hello from a rather rain soaked Morgan Hill, California.  I purchased my first Mini in November of 2018, a 1960 Austin Mini DeLux. The car had a new motor and trans installed in 2000 but the owner never drove it. He parked the car in 2001 and it sat in indoor storage for the next 17 years. I picked it up and immediately went to work replacing all of the bushings / bearings/ and other worn out bits.  I swapped out the drums for discs up front. I added an original OEM right tank because I liked the look better than the single tank. The car is a solid runner now. So naturally I tore it all apart for a complete paint job.  The car has been in the body shop for the past 2 weeks.  I hope to get it back in a few weeks.


Below are photos of when I picked it up, a few of when I was working on it, one from when I delivered it to the shop, and how it sat last Saturday.


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As you can see the shell is in remarkable shape for a 60 year old car. Only a few bumps and hickeys over the years. 


Can't wait to get it back and to start reassembly. 







#2 cooperd70


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 09:34 PM

Hey Ted! Welcome. It's that amazing weather that you guys get out there on the west coast that stops our European classics from catching the dreaded tin worm. Look forward to seeing more pics when you get it back and rebuild it.

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