Hi all my name is Joey. I'm quite recent to the TMF. I have always loved mini's and like most had 1 as my first car. A white and black 79 Clubman. And again like most wish I had never sold her? but In my defence she was a bit ropy and I was still a young lad! And the hot hatch scene was all the rage! It's took me several cars and 23 years to get behind the wheel of MY new 78 Clubman. I say behind the wheel I drove her on to the transporter and off again then into the garage!! that was 4 months ago. I decided as she had stood for a couple of years It would be best practice to change all the old fluids and filters, check the steering, bearings brakes all the run of the mill safety stuff. My intention is to get her on the road and use her as a running project for now (during the winter months) and build up the funds to eventually give her a full nuts and bolt rebuild. Don't get me wrong she's very solid and straight with just a few patches that let her down. But this is due to her having a substantial rebuild about 8 years ago according to the folder or receipts and portfolio of photos I got with her? (I will upload selected pictures to give you all a idea of previous work done) when I get chance? I'm not a mechanic but also not scared to get my hands mucky and get stuck in. I hope to do as much as I can myself and with the help of friends and my kids have also shown a lot of interest Lilly 12 she loves minis almost as much as me and Joseph 10 he's just car mad in general! Like I say this will not be a rushed project and I hope you stick with me as I'm sure I'll be asking for loads of advice along the way. I have been inspired and pushed by other projects on TMF to share mine and Cubbies journey. Hope you enjoy it and feel free to contribute any advice or tips as you see fit. As it say's at the top restricted funds lot's of time. I wish it was the other way round but that's the joy of having a wife 2 kids and Charlie the boxer (name ref Mr Croker) . I work nights and day shifts so posts will be sporadic at best but please bare with me. Many thanks Joey.
hopefully if I have done it correctly here are a few pictures of Clubby?
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