Posted 27 December 2005 - 10:27 PM
that said I shall now carry on...
I've been away from the mini scene for a while having got into rather larger and complex vehicles but I just got my hands on a 1964 Mk1 cooper now I've got a major problem, I very definately need to get myself a proper mk1 shell
where can I lay my hands on one and how much would I be looking at. I was told that BMH were making them along with the pickups etc these days but I've seen no sign of them on the web.
someone please help
Posted 27 December 2005 - 10:34 PM
And no they are not doing Pickups or Vans either... More the pitty...
The onlt way you can legitmately keep the car ( and it's identity more importantly ) on the road is either by reshelling it new MK4 shell from Heritage or by repairing the original shell...
Retention of the original identity of a vehicle is all based on a points system, if enough of the original car is reused ( which must include the shell or a BRAND NEW shell ) then the original identity is retained...
There's an FAQ which details it firther.. Clicky link
Edited by GuessWorks, 27 December 2005 - 10:36 PM.
Posted 27 December 2005 - 10:37 PM
hence persuing the new shells route.
Leaves me with basically two options then Mk4 shell or scrap, as there is literally NO shell only subframes and engine/box and a few assorted bits and bobs
Posted 27 December 2005 - 11:25 PM
a friend just said want a 64 mini, the answer was ok and i took what i was in his garage
Posted 28 December 2005 - 02:13 AM
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Posted 28 December 2005 - 08:19 PM
I guess it's a question of what you want to do. If you want to use Mk1 bits and call it a Mk1 you need a Mk1 shell and the interior to go with it.
by the way, that rear window thing is a major decision. Mk1 rear glass is NLA and the body opening is narrower on Mk1s.
Posted 29 December 2005 - 01:01 PM
Seeing as apparently Mk1 stuff is harder to find, (there was no glass with it either) So perhaps Mk4 shell with mk1 rear lights and a Mk1 style removable front (i suffer from bighanditis and as such suffer badly trying to work in the nether regions of the engine bay) I think even the external hinges could be done with a lot of effort mind you
it could be a option :erm: bit of a tough one to crack.
Thanks for your help once again, Adam. thanks im flattered :grin:
Posted 30 December 2005 - 04:45 AM
Were it me, I'd be looking for a late Mk2 shell, hopefully one that's converted to a dry suspension. Put all the Mk1 trim on it, install the rear light adapter panels and you've got a very original looking conversion. That said... it would be nice to have a shell that uses the roll up windows. Sliders are neat but the ventilation in early cars is minimal and your comfort level is higher in the later models.
Posted 30 December 2005 - 09:19 AM
not much use to you lot in U.S though
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