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#1 Hegnirst

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:31 PM

Ok Im going to give this a shot as i have never done one before :P
Luckily some of it has been done already, i am slowly finding out more and more history about this car.
I know some of you know this car already and has had some cool stuff happen to it in the past, for example.
it was a 998 then a automatic 998, then to a metro 998 LOL, It used to be a flip front (im still yet to see photographs for that yet :P) and it nearly had a honda lump dropped into it and it was painted satin black which it still is (not for long hehe).
I have over 600 photographs so lets see if i can make a good crack on it :)

Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 04:33 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:37 PM

600 photos?! That is a lot of history! I've only seen it once in the flesh but it certainly looked like a tasty motor from where I was standing (buying an exhaust :teehee:)

Very interested to hear your plans for Bruce, looking forward to the updates ;D

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:38 PM

Some where around October 06 2007, Chris from retro-retrims otherwise known as 'Bert998' bought this clubbie as a project and created a project thread on here, there are some good photos in there, but you'll have to read up on there (which im sure most of you have already in the past) and i will post only pictures of that onto here as there are more. :)
Then around November time 2010 he sold it too Simon, known as 'Arnie' on here. (found that out today and ive messaged him to see if i can find out more) then Simon sold it around January 08 2011 to someone else which i am unsure of who that was (i will find this out) :) the person i bought it of, is on here but i cant remember what he is called.

This is Chris's project page that he created some pics are missing

http://www.theminifo...998/page__st__0

and here is Simon's 'for sale' page

http://www.theminifo...67#entry2016467

My turn! So here goes anyway....

Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 04:41 PM.


#4 Hegnirst

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

600 photos?! That is a lot of history! I've only seen it once in the flesh but it certainly looked like a tasty motor from where I was standing (buying an exhaust :teehee:)

Very interested to hear your plans for Bruce, looking forward to the updates ;D


:P yepe lots and lots aha thankyou :)
thanks dude! :) been meaning to do this for a while i have finally created a thread!! woooo

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:41 PM

My GT was called "Bruce" amongst other things. Good choice for a Clubby!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:42 PM

My GT was called "Bruce" amongst other things. Good choice for a Clubby!


I think Chris named him but im not sure :P
it sure is!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:11 PM

So this is from when i got home :)

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I picked him 130 miles away from me one way!
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The only thing that happened on the way home was the fuel pump pipe decided to come out of the fuel pipe! aha!
only twice but still quite annoying at 12.20am on the motor way in the dark with no torch :P
I wasnt too happy as before i stopped to see what it was I thought it was a buggered buy :D

Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 05:21 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:22 PM

At work the next day, had to take a picture of it :)
i loved it!

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then i came up with what i wanted to do with it :P

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which funnily enough im not far off now :P

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:29 PM

So since my last mini i sound proofed quite well and i really enjoyed doing it :)
i set to doing it to this mini, so as i started to strip it, i was greeted with rotting sound proofing underneath the carpet (the carpet was a little grotty as well, got no picture of the grottyness though :P)....

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So i threw away the carpet, as well as the sound proofing and some other bits, but as a plus i was greated with some good rust free floors! :P

Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 05:30 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:30 PM

Oh I am so jealous, I absolutly love clubmans, and this one low, black and mean as feck! Next mini i buy will be a clubman! yours and MarkGTT's old one are both saved in my mini inspiration folder for future reference, will be watching this one :)

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:31 PM

and the door's

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so i then could start to cover it in flashing tape, which i think is great stuff :)

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:32 PM

Oh I am so jealous, I absolutly love clubmans, and this one low, black and mean as feck! Next mini i buy will be a clubman! yours and MarkGTT's old one are both saved in my mini inspiration folder for future reference, will be watching this one :)


this has come along way since here

thank you ever so much, that means a lot as MarkGTT's is also one of my favorites! LOL

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:34 PM

I then came across this..

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was not a big fan of this at all! so i could'nt put a new carpet in till that was sorted out otherwise it would be all wrong! :'(
as i cannot weld it had to wait a looooong time :(

and to which i still dont know what that great big bulge is next to is for on the floor? hmm
maybe for a floor switch?? who knows!

Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 05:35 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:36 PM

(sorry this was before taking out the flooring) I then gutted a little bit more, with where the radio was,

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which was full of sharp metal around the edges :/

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Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 05:36 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:41 PM

next day i took this photo of the golf and clubbie together!
oh what a good couple they make!

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I then had my local mini specialist check the car out back home at Cols mini centre' Fecknham way..

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he didnt reckon it was too bad, nor did i, little did i know there were hidden secret's which you will find out later on! :P
no... not rust (surprisingly) lol

then found out the brakes were some pretty new cooper s discs

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not bad looking under there

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I cant remember the reason for the hub to be taken off, but the wheel was moving dangerously in and out :S
so anyway..

Edited by Hegnirst, 09 May 2012 - 05:43 PM.





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