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#1 Wyn_Edwards

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 09:54 AM

Hi All

I've just acquired a 1968 Cooper in El Paso Beige with a Snowberry White roof.

The car ir pretty original but needs restoration. I'm stripping it down to get the shell rebuilt (as I don't do bodywork!)

I want to get it back to as close as original as possible - but need to know what's not right! I have loads of questions such as where should the dip switch be? Is there any definitive guidance on the web?
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Wyn

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#2 minimadjonesy

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 10:19 AM

hi welcome to the site!

My Mk1 had the dip switch on the floor just to the side of the tunnel under the heater!

#3 CharlieBrown

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 10:52 AM

Hello and welcome to the forum.

Do you have any pictures of you mini for us to see?

Good luck with the restoration.

#4 favminigirl

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 12:00 PM

hiya and welcome.

piccies would be cool for us to browse at.

enjoy

#5 Bungle

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 12:12 PM

hello :grin:

#6 Dom

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 04:54 PM

hello and welcome to the minin forum

enjoy the site

#7 Wyn_Edwards

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 11:41 AM

Hi All

Here are two photos of the car when I picked it up.

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#8 Wyn_Edwards

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 11:43 AM

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#9 Jammy

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 11:50 AM

OOoooooo, very nice.

Sorry, am I dribbling?

#10 Guess-Works.com

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 12:10 PM

Nice wheels... !

Welcome..

#11 BabyBek

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 12:25 PM

Hello!

Nice car.

Where in west wales you from?
I'm from Harford (but live in Cardiff now).

#12 jimbo_edmondo

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 03:51 PM

Looks very nice apart from the dent! Could be turned into a beauty with not too much hard work.

welcome and good luck

#13 miniman5

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 04:10 PM

hello welcome to the site mate!

minis look 'stonned' with rusty head light surrounds! tee hee

#14 Wyn_Edwards

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 08:19 PM

Hi All - thanks for the gretings

Babybec - I live near Llanelli.

Guessworks - the wheels are non standard and, although I like them, they may have to go! They are a period modification though!

Wyn

#15 favminigirl

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 08:41 PM

hmm nice car, will look damn good whens she done :wink:




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