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Fast Road Race 1983 Mini Mayfair


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#1 Echo


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Posted 31 July 2019 - 10:48 PM

Hi all,


This is my 1983 austin mini mayfair, the plan is to make a fast road/race car the car has been off the road for at least a decade.














As i bought it rusty non running and in need of a full restoration but definatly got potential :D


#2 Echo


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Posted 31 July 2019 - 11:17 PM

First project update, Ive gotten all of the interior stripped out to check over the shell for metal worm, main part of the shell seems rot free besides the obvious, sorted a few small holes/rust spots sorted before diving into the major work on the A post and drivers side floor, i still need to replace the front section of the drivers side sill otherwise the A post should pretty much be done now  :D







What i lack in welding ability i make up for with a the trusty angle grinder :D




Thats the pasenger side footwell repaired



Was Feeling brave, also theres that rotten oversill i still need to replace



all tacked in place i realised later that i should have removed more of the sound deadening oops.


Not going to win any beauty contests but its not going anywhere either


Most of the lip here had been cut off by the previous owner so i made a new one once again the welds are aweful but i dont have a large enough socket to take the steering wheel off so i had trouble getting close enough


A post all welded up :D ive got the new front wing and front panel on order now so just waiting for them to arrive now

#3 ajperry


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Posted 01 August 2019 - 07:36 AM

Looks a good starting point! Always amazes me how a stripped out mini looks so cool imo. Hope the work goes well!

#4 Echo


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Posted 01 August 2019 - 04:41 PM

I know what you mean haha,


Another quick bit of bodywork done whilst i wait for my new panels to arrive, cleco clamps are my new favorite tool :D




Other than this small piece the passenger side wing is solid and rot free seemed a shame to replace the whole thing because of that




luckily i got the old driver side wing when i bought the car so i could use a good bit from there to replace it




Welded and ground back smooth




a quick blast of primer to keep the tin worm at bay and its looking good as new :D

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