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#1 ClassicGrump

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 11:20 PM

Hi, I'm Nick from Medway in North Kent. Bought a Clubman Estate for £75 and we spent £28k on a concurs winning restoration in time for Mini 45. Went broke shortly afterwards and sadly had to sell my pride and joy.

After a 15 year break from mini ownership, I'm now right in middle of restoring, fixing up my recently acquired 91 Rover Cooper.

This time round I'm learning. I want to do everything myself, except external paint. Sure I'll ******* it up at times, and some of you will laugh (or cry!)... But we all have to learn by our mistakes. Really keen on meeting some local mini nutters as well as being a positive contributor to this forum.

#2 mercenary62

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 09:14 AM

welcome back to the mini scene weve all im sure spent loads on various cars over the years  and had to sell them for various reasons, im 56 now and have learned , to do most things on minis  to save money ,its fun,frustrating at times but well worth it in the end ,get the photos up mate to let us see the progress on your 91 mini



#3 Richie83

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:02 PM

welcome back

#4 ClassicGrump

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:36 PM

Thanks guys. Will get some pictures up soon.

#5 minicooperr

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 11:48 AM

Would be good to see pictures of the concours mini as well 



#6 DeadSquare

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 03:18 PM

Hi, I'm Nick from Medway in North Kent. Bought a Clubman Estate for £75 and we spent £28k on a concurs winning restoration in time for Mini 45. Went broke shortly afterwards and sadly had to sell my pride and joy.

After a 15 year break from mini ownership, I'm now right in middle of restoring, fixing up my recently acquired 91 Rover Cooper.

This time round I'm learning. I want to do everything myself, except external paint. Sure I'll ******* it up at times, and some of you will laugh (or cry!)... But we all have to learn by our mistakes. Really keen on meeting some local mini nutters as well as being a positive contributor to this forum.

 

 

"Went broke shortly afterwards and sadly had to sell my pride and joy".

 

When I ran short of reddies in 1974, I had to sell a 2.2 litre Taunus/Saab gearbox transplant (no great loss) and my lovely week-end, Lilac and Turquoise, hot 1098, hydrolastic Mini, but what broke my heart was parting with my 1071, 970 and 1275 Ss.






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