I've been on this forum since 2009 and have never really posted anything about my original mini. Those of you who have been around long enough and were eagle eyed might have noticed it in the background of some of the photos that were once part of my now long forgotten and neglected build threads. I actually joined the forum about 3 years after buying the car and only a couple of months before I had to take it off the road.
My mini was my first car and I daily drove it for almost 3 years. I took it to university with me and has been all over the country before finally tin work got the better of it.
Despite having other cars in various stages of build and modification I have decided to finally restore it and put it back on the road. There are a number of reasons for this including my mum wanting me to fix it (she taught me to drive with it), wanting a second car, nostalgia, being stored in a (very) elderly relative's garage which I will not have the use of forever and finally there is a competition/trip I want to take part in next year that requires a 1 litre car.
Here is a picture I found of it when she was on the road.
First step is the tear down. The engine and front sub frame had been removed years ago for when I did my dissertation at university. Unfortunately I didn't realise how much battery my phone would use in making the time lapse and the battery went flat before I finished that day. I have actually stripped it down far more that the last picture shows.
If anyone knows of a good media blaster around Stafford who can also prime the car drop me a PM.
Edited by M J W J, 04 November 2018 - 09:46 PM.