I have been browsing this forum for a number of years whilst very slowly carrying out my own re-build project and have finally decided to document the build and share my experiences to date.
Me and my dad purchased the mini in May 2012 because it was cheap and we always talked about restoring an old mini. Although i really like the roundnose mini's we decided to get a clubman as they were cheaper (although i now realise the cost difference from that initial purchase is insignificant to the overall project cost) and also because there is sentimental value and nostalgia with the clubman as its the first car my dad bought my mum before they were married.
Attached are the photos of the car when we picked it up and got it home. It was located in a chicken coop on a farm and had been neglected for quite some time. The previous owner had purchased it so that him and his son could restore it but they gave up after only stripping bits of the interior and removing the engine (original 998cc engine still remains on the pallet that was used to pick it up over 5 years ago)
i will continue putting sorting through the photos and posting them progressively untill i get to my current stage.