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#1 MiniJosh92

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 08:00 PM

So this is my current restoration project for a customer. A very nice original 1987 Mini Red Hot, when was the last time you saw one of these in original condition! The current owners have owned it for 25 years. After recently having a slight accident they decided it was time to give the bodywork the restoration it deserved.
 
Overall it is very solid and original with the exception of the drivers flitch panel, sill, door step area which has had some pretty awful bodgery! 
 
Stripped down and ready for panel work to start -

 

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#2 KTS

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 09:05 PM

Crikey - looks like papier-mâché went into that door step "repair", and something that looks suspiciously like chicken wire...

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 08:36 PM

Drivers flitch panel and A post had some really horrible previous bodges so it is going to have a full inner wing and flitch -

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Posted 06 March 2020 - 08:54 PM

good looking project keep us posted with pics , you keeping it totally original or modifying



#5 MiniJosh92

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 06:37 PM

Trying to carry on as much as normal as possible in these strange times in which we find ourselves. New inner wing and scuttle panel on -

 

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#6 MiniJosh92

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 12:59 PM

Front end on and drivers door step and A post etc replaced -

 

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#7 malynch27

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 11:55 AM

My first mini was a lovely E Reg Red Hot. Good luck with the project. Cant wait to see the end result.

#8 bpirie1000

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 10:36 AM

Cracking work..
Doing a little bit a day makes the biggest jigsaw possible...

#9 g111mds

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 12:22 PM

A Red Hot was the finished Mini I seriously looked at buying when it was for sale at a local used car lot. Must have been around 1994 / 1995. Looked great. the Red Hot and Jet Black were great looking special editions. 



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Posted 25 April 2020 - 12:34 PM

Doors now repaired and re-skinned. Original drivers door and replacement n/s as original was too far gone. Drivers side floor, inner sill and outer sill now all done - 

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#11 johnR

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Posted 25 April 2020 - 04:28 PM

coming along well



#12 Andy500

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 01:45 PM

Great to see another Red Hot still out there! I have one that got a Janspeed update  on its way home from the Showroom! Lovely period upgrades  and its just turned 9k miles now!. All original body and subframes etc still.  Good luck with the project :-)


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#13 MiniJosh92

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 05:55 PM

Great to see another Red Hot still out there! I have one that got a Janspeed update  on its way home from the Showroom! Lovely period upgrades  and its just turned 9k miles now!. All original body and subframes etc still.  Good luck with the project :-)

 

Just saw your post and it looks lovely, very cool indeed!



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Posted 28 April 2020 - 09:54 PM

Thanks I really like them, I’m quite in to the 80s minis really! Good luck with yours and looking forward to more pictures

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Posted 28 April 2020 - 10:38 PM

that reminds me a lot of my mums mini 30 that " just needed some wings " when she went on holiday. Good work mate!






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