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#151 g111mds

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:40 PM

Don't give up!
Your be gutted if you do. Just keep at it, dont take shortcuts and do it right. It will worth it in the end

  

How's this wee project going?


Andolutely terrible! No, needing to spend some time on it, but haven’t for a while. Sold my Mini GP and been busy getting a replacement sorted for it (collecting early january).

Given the pickup is such a big project, I have thought a couple of times about selling it.

..there's a lot to do for sure, and it may at times seem like a never ending task, I'm sure if you break it down into a list of realistically achievable steps (..however small..), each time you tick an item off you remind yourself you're making progress.

Stick at it and the sense of achievement at the end will be remembered far longer than the moments of doubts along the way

Best of luck, and Happy Christmas
  

Thank you and will do :)

Don't flog it.. and if you do let me know.. cannae have a pick up going South...

:D - will take me some time, but will be done. Sold too many things in the past and regretted it later.

#152 bpirie1000

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:51 PM

Good...... if I have any pick up bits you may need consider them yours....

#153 g111mds

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:25 PM

Good...... if I have any pick up bits you may need consider them yours....


That's very much appreciated - thank you!

#154 g111mds

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 08:42 PM

Crikey, over a year since my last update to this thread. 

 

No actual work on the pickup, but I have managed to get some mk1 B post a after lot of searching, will need some work, but, it’s a major step forward.

 

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And finally, one of its present state:

 

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#155 Furyan

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 10:08 AM

Don't know if you've seen this but here's  some inspiration from a fellow Scot doing his pickup.

 

Looks to have been worse than yours too.... :ohno:

 

https://www.youtube....I8XldNmN8bB3C3Q

 



#156 g111mds

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 01:22 PM

Don't know if you've seen this but here's  some inspiration from a fellow Scot doing his pickup.

 

Looks to have been worse than yours too.... :ohno:

 

https://www.youtube....I8XldNmN8bB3C3Q

thanks for posting. Will have a nosey :) 



#157 g111mds

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 01:20 PM

Don't know if you've seen this but here's  some inspiration from a fellow Scot doing his pickup.

 

Looks to have been worse than yours too.... :ohno:

 

https://www.youtube....I8XldNmN8bB3C3Q

had a nosey - great find :) 



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Posted 08 April 2020 - 06:04 AM

Glad you have managed to find those B-posts once those are in you can build around it all ;D



#159 g111mds

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Posted 09 April 2020 - 08:19 AM

Glad you have managed to find those B-posts once those are in you can build around it all ;D

now just to find the rest of a pickup somewhere  :D


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#160 g111mds

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Posted 01 May 2020 - 04:44 PM

Current view of the pickup. Another classic car taking up some time at the moment :) 

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 05:19 PM

What you buildi g in the meantime?

#162 g111mds

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 05:46 PM

What you buildi g in the meantime?

I’ve had this for almost 10 years, and decided it was about time to get it back on the road ?.

 

The pickup is a major project. At rye moment, I’d be better off with something I can run and enjoy, rather than a major rebuild. Keeping my eye out for a useable mk1.

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Posted 13 May 2020 - 07:34 PM

So, decision made, and what’s left of the pickup will be coming up for sale. Huge undertaking, but certainly worth doing. I’m just not going to have the time to do this - certainly in the short to medium term, so I’m going to get a useable roadworthy mini to use and enjoy.



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Posted 13 May 2020 - 08:42 PM

that must have been a bit of wrench to make that decision.  hope it goes to a good home, and who knows maybe we'll see it back on here at some point



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Posted 13 May 2020 - 08:58 PM

that must have been a bit of wrench to make that decision.  hope it goes to a good home, and who knows maybe we'll see it back on here at some point

it is, but another mini will replace it.






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