My Mini 850 Restoration
Posted 19 April 2007 - 09:41 PM
This is what he looked like when I first got it
Then I started to add a few bit was thinking of making it look like an Itailian Job Replica.
Then a few rust marks started to so and a rather large hole apeared in the inner wing on the driver side, so I though that I'd bit the bullet and undertake a complete rebuild. My original plan was to have him ready for Sandon Hall Mini show in September but I think that it may be a little optimstic, so I hoping for thje first show of the year 2008.
Well heres what I've done so far I've been at it for about 2 weekends
Well this is it for now I'll keep the pictures coming and if anyone has any good tips that may help me though the sleepless nights ahead, all will be welcome.
Thanks for looking
Posted 20 April 2007 - 11:31 AM
Good luck with the rebuild... looks like you'll hve a stunner of a car,... and nice to see you've gotta car a couple of days older than yourself!!!
Posted 20 April 2007 - 04:57 PM
I got the light bar from a company called TT Lyle unfortunatly Terry whos company it was has retired so is no longer in business whitch is a shame, I think that I got one of the last bars he made, they are very rare only seen about 2 or 3 and just makes a change than having the standard works bar.
Just had a look at your site your mini looks cool mate, paint looks really good, don't think that I've got the patiance for all that rubbing down and polishing
Posted 21 April 2007 - 03:26 PM
and good luck with the project at least you have a nice dry garage to do it in
paint looks really good, don't think that I've got the patiance for all that rubbing down and polishing
as retro will tell you it is worth all the effort trust me i have done quite a bit of paintwork on cars etc and the difference in quality, shine and lastability between a good quality time taken paint job and a cheap paint job is amazing id definately recomend spendiong most of the ime in the prep etc for paint it eitether makes or breaks a nice car
Posted 03 January 2009 - 04:07 PM
Ok update time unfortunately my Mini is still sat in the garage in pretty much the same state as the pictures above. I have done a little work but not much, although I have bought all the panels required and they are ready to be weld to the car, i have also acquired the engine from a MG Metro, which is completely stripped and ready for a rebuild. Now for my excuse as to why the mini has not been touched for about a year, I bought an Alfa to use as my everyday car and got side tracked with a stereo install.
But I have just made a New Years resolution that the mini will be finished this year!!! (hopefully) )
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most of the inner wing removed
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A reminder to get my backside in to gear
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My Alfa (the reason the mini is in the state above)
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 04:24 PM
Best of luck with it.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:14 PM
Hopefully get some welding done this weekend.
Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:04 PM
Keep it up
Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:49 PM
I'm trying to restore sompleteley standard so if you have any parts for sale let me know
keep up the ggod work
Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:04 PM
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Edited by minirobbie, 25 May 2009 - 05:13 PM.
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