I'm starting this post to show the progress on my mini restoration. I bought the car around a month ago, and since then I have been working on it just a few hours over the weekends. At this pace I guess it might be completed by 2025! ;)
So here she is the first day of the project:
All I managed to do the first day was to remove the front grille to repair a couple of loose slats. The slats are still loose, and the grille is in a box...
The following day I decided to remove the seats to assess the rust situation inside the car. The seats were in bad condition, but I would like to restore the upholstery, as it is quite nice and all original.
The floors are in bad condition (not a surprise) and would need new panels throughout.
After that I moved to the boot and removed the spare tyre and the battery, and surprise, surprise!!!
The floor is also rusted in the wheel arch.
The boot stank of petrol, so I guessed there was a hole on the fuel tank, which I confirmed later on.
That was my first weekend with her, a couple of rust surprises, but with these cars is normal, isn't it?
Edited by Viktor, 12 December 2020 - 07:06 PM.