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#1 Ben_O

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:51 PM

Hey all.

 

The latest project is now here.

 

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Back at the workshop, it is in position ready to begin

 

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Not really any body repairs to carry out on this one as it is pretty immaculate.

As far as I can see, there are a few areas of rust on the bulkhead which looks to have been caused by spilt brake fluid and the front floors are damaged from the usual jacking up on them.

The only work it appears to have ever had done in the past is a repaint of the front panel for whatever reason.

 

Plan is a strip down to the shell, a colour change and then sportspack conversion with a Cooper 'S' works conversion on the engine

The customer has the interior which is being re trimmed in the interim so it should make for a very nice example.

 

Ill update as it goes ahead.

 

Cheers

Ben


Edited by Ben_O, 12 June 2019 - 09:56 PM.


#2 Daviewonder

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:27 PM

Ooh, do we know what colour it's going yet?



#3 Ben_O

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Posted 11 June 2019 - 10:04 PM

Ooh, do we know what colour it's going yet?

We do but I can't remember what it is  :shy:

The details are on my work e-mail and this car was quoted and booked in quite a while back now.

 

Ill look it up tomorrow and report back.

 

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#4 cooperd70

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:09 AM

Another thread for me to follow. Always an interesting read from MRG 😁

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#5 Ben_O

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:41 PM

I had a few hours here and there today so I thought I would make a bit of a dent in the stripping of the car

 

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Rust caused by brake fluid spills

 

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Damaged floors from jacking

 

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And this looks suspect. Caused I expect by Rovers great idea of fitting a finishing strip over it that holds water...

 

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I also removed the carpet and the main body loom

 

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Cheers

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#6 JXC Mini GT

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:50 PM

It doesn't take you long to strip a car Ben, it definitely looks a tidy mini.

 

I look forward to you working your magic on it



#7 mattmiglia

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:20 PM

Nice project and different too

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:20 PM

that is super clean for an Mpi  :D



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:31 PM

that is super clean for an Mpi  :D

Would you believe me if i said it had only done 4100 miles....



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:36 PM

 

that is super clean for an Mpi  :D

Would you believe me if i said it had only done 4100 miles....

 

 

 

i would imagine its also lived inside all its life too.



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 08:37 PM

 

 

that is super clean for an Mpi  :D

Would you believe me if i said it had only done 4100 miles....

 

 

 

i would imagine its also lived inside all its life too.

 

Looks like mate.  ;D



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 07:02 PM

Oh excellent, another thread of yours to follow!

What year is this mini Ben?



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 07:05 PM

Oh excellent, another thread of yours to follow!

What year is this mini Ben?

Cheers :)

 

It's a 1997 model. Bit of a factory bitza by the looks of it.

Has the plain black airbag steering wheel but the Cooper Monaco half leather and walnut dash and then the pepper pot wheels

 

Ben



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 07:58 PM

Excellent another car to see transformed.  Look forward to seeing the progress. Paul



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 08:27 PM

Thanks Ben.If I'd have looked at the top of the page I of would seen it was a 1997.

I remember owning a 1991 city in the same basic colour and it was probably the most rust free mini I've ever owned






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