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#1 Reidbook

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 05:25 PM

Hi all, need a bit of help with how to decipher a reshelled car. I have stumbled across a 1970 1000 (can currently be viewed on eBay), but I am sceptical of it as it has 90's Cooper badges and a Cooper bonnet. It also has post '78 reversing lights fitted but no side repeaters and no cutout for the electric fan.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:05 PM

How To Spot A Mk3 (Oct '69- '76) Mini Saloon Shell:-

http://www.theminifo...i-saloon-shell/


Edited by mab01uk, 02 September 2019 - 06:05 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:24 PM

I assume it’s this one you’re looking at? https://www.ebay.co....6IAAOSwIexdaoiV


Sadly it’s not in its original body shell as it has a rubber mounted front subframe so post ‘76.

At 1970 it should have a solid mounted front subframe (two bolts into each tower) and the dip in the centre of the engine bay crossmember would be about half the depth of the car listed.
It’s should also have an oval hole in the rear seat back covered by a piece of fibre board, drip rails, ashtrays in the rear pockets and round exhaust tunnel in front of the seat crossmember with a lump sticking out the RH side.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 06:43 PM

I assume it’s this one you’re looking at? https://www.ebay.co....6IAAOSwIexdaoiV


Sadly it’s not in its original body shell as it has a rubber mounted front subframe so post ‘76.

At 1970 it should have a solid mounted front subframe (two bolts into each tower) and the dip in the centre of the engine bay crossmember would be about half the depth of the car listed.
It’s should also have an oval hole in the rear seat back covered by a piece of fibre board, drip rails, ashtrays in the rear pockets and round exhaust tunnel in front of the seat crossmember with a lump sticking out the RH side.


That's the one. I was a tad unsure and thanks for clearing that up. And cheers mab01uk for the MK3 identification post.




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