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#556 ac427

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Posted 02 February 2023 - 11:46 PM

But after extensive panel work and a fresh cost of porsche signal orange, thenowner has a lovely shell in which to build on

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Blimey Ben, that is fantastic.


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#557 pete l

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Posted 03 February 2023 - 10:04 AM

Ben, is that 2K gloss ? ou base and laquer ?



#558 Ben_O

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Posted 03 February 2023 - 10:11 AM

Ben, is that 2K gloss ? ou base and laquer ?

2k direct gloss

 

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#559 Fred&Rex

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Posted 03 February 2023 - 10:39 PM

Thanks to Ben he has done an immense job, this car was my first car I passed my test in and as usual it got modded in the late 80s

I sold it on and somehow I found it again.

In reality it was scrap but because it was my first car and I knew it was with knowing the shell and bits that was on it I decided to have Ben resurrect it from a mess, I said to Ben I wanted the OEM look and the colour was a big problem for me and the Wife.

I saw Porsche Signal Orange and with it being a 70s colour thought it would be great.

 

I can honestly say Ben and Mill Road Garage have been fantastic, I had many questions and concerns and Ben was very good at keeping me on the correct path even though I’m sure I was a tad annoying.

 

Anybody that wants the job done properly contact Ben as he is the real deal.

 

I’m also pleased the fellow mini clan approve of the way it has been resurrected.

 

Cheers 

 

Daz & Anne 



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Posted 06 February 2023 - 09:49 AM

Thanks to Ben he has done an immense job, this car was my first car I passed my test in and as usual it got modded in the late 80s

I sold it on and somehow I found it again.

In reality it was scrap but because it was my first car and I knew it was with knowing the shell and bits that was on it I decided to have Ben resurrect it from a mess, I said to Ben I wanted the OEM look and the colour was a big problem for me and the Wife.

I saw Porsche Signal Orange and with it being a 70s colour thought it would be great.

 

I can honestly say Ben and Mill Road Garage have been fantastic, I had many questions and concerns and Ben was very good at keeping me on the correct path even though I’m sure I was a tad annoying.

 

Anybody that wants the job done properly contact Ben as he is the real deal.

 

I’m also pleased the fellow mini clan approve of the way it has been resurrected.

 

Cheers 

 

Daz & Anne 

 

Great stuff. The love for the little car is strong with you both.

 

It's a fantastic colour and a fabulous job from Ben.



#561 Fred&Rex

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Posted 06 February 2023 - 06:00 PM

Indeed Ben has transformed the mini for sure, I certainly could not of got the body back to this condition.

Thanks again Ben..

Daz

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Posted 06 February 2023 - 09:24 PM

Wowzers that looks superb!



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Posted 24 May 2023 - 07:59 PM

Hi all

i hope You are all doing ok

 

I have been rebuilding a 1976 mini shell thebpast several months and now it's complete, I thought i would share the photos of the finished car here

There is no rebuild thread unfortunately

 

Here it is before it was stripped

 

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And as it came to me

 

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It was in a pretty bad way 

 

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But after extensive panel work and a fresh cost of porsche signal orange, thenowner has a lovely shell in which to build on

 

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Cheers

Ben 

 

Don't suppose you have space for another shell needing some TLC and paint do you Ben?



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Posted 03 July 2023 - 06:04 PM

Hi Ben,have you any new projects in the pipeline.Really miss your restorations



#565 Chris1275gt

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Posted 03 July 2023 - 07:01 PM

Ditto above.

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Posted 04 July 2023 - 09:35 AM

Is Ben still around ? haven't seen a post from him for a very long time !



#567 Fred&Rex

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Posted 04 July 2023 - 07:22 PM

Ben is still about… Always busy…



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Posted 04 July 2023 - 07:50 PM

Saw him a few weeks ago.  Very busy






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