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#1 Pataaa

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 11:28 PM

Hello, just bought a mini as a project, had a couple previously but twenty odd years ago and been itching for another probably ever since. Anyhow took the plunge, picked it up on a recovery truck Sunday and got a day off work tomorrow to have a good weigh up of what’s in store. I have looked at it before buying but hope to get a much better idea tomorrow. What gets uncovered will determine the path forward, ideally I would like to get up and running, mot and then keep as an ongoing rolling restoration, possibly a bit optimistic though!!
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#2 Carlos W

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 07:11 AM

Welcome to tmf.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 11:59 AM

Yeah sure.

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:10 AM

Hi tried to reply to this a couple of times, is there an issue with photo’s?

#5 Carlos W

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:25 PM

Looks like a great project

#6 Pataaa

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 05:08 PM

Cheers, I have now had a chance to have a better look around it, looks like a previous abandoned project.

Turned engine by hand, not seized!

Floor and rear end has had welding work, not the neatest but solid, newish rear sub-frame, still in primer though.

Engine bay is roughest looking, the only area of severe tin worm (I have found so far) is the panel that the door straps (used) to attach to.

Inner/Outer wings and front windscreen scuttle panel seem solid though.

 

Any suggestions on best way to tackle it, didn't really want to go removing wings etc.

Any advise gratefully received, cheers.

Pete



#7 Carlos W

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:58 PM

Take the front upper shock mounts off and see if there's anything hidden behind there

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 08:52 PM

View from under wheel arch!

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 08:54 PM

This is the worst bit.

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 09:07 PM

New flitch panel needed at the minimum.



#11 Pataaa

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Posted Yesterday, 07:52 PM

Looked up the flitch panel, despite appearance it’s actually solid except for the top bit, I am planning on this project not being a major strip down, I have seen this section patched, is that not advisable then?




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