Ive and owned restored many minis but never a van. I doubt anything will get done next weekend. I doubt we will have enough time tommorrow to drop the engine, but this will be a full restore, the way it should be done. Tried drilling it out and. I had one of these that looked almost exactly like yours.
I'm kinda surprised after all this time nobody in the aftermarket redesigned this stupid thing. Hi, new to the forum and looking for bits of advice! Can anyone advise on this or is it a case of make the best of what you have. First step was getting ready to pull the engine and assessing the current condition. The plus is that you could fit them in a reasonable box trailer There are a couple of cars on ebay, but be careful because I've found these sometimes have a twist to the ad. Which I suppose is what makes it frustrating. . But it spends more time on jackstands then on its own four wheels.
I have also found someone to do the bodywork for me as I suck at aesthetics I'm more into the mechanical side of things. The Morris Mini-Minor and Austin Seven were the result of this design exercise. Then couldn't get ball joint out of the other one and replaced that one too. I believe the closest car I have info on was either 6 or 8 serial numbers away from mine making it only 3-4 cars away. Not really sure where that bushing thing has come from, but the disintegrated support thing is the jacking point. Our unique algorithm classifies jobs according to a wide variety of factors, estimates the market rate for this specification of job and displays the estimated rate of pay when sufficient data is available but can't take into account differences in the level of experience required, responsibilities or working hours. We tried to be concours correct but did not go insane tracking down every last bit because I have no intentions of showing the car.
Mini k's kangaroo are probably one of the rarer of the breed. I think there is about 3 days solid welding work before the shell will be good enough. My brother in law has recently helped restore a mini, well actually I think he's done most of the welding. I firmly believe that Porsches are better cars but they are plagued with a huge problem: It's not a Ferrari! So far we have spent 3 days stripping it. » 43 images » 32 images » 12 images » 5 images » 13 images » 13 images » 4 images » 11 images » 9 images » 3 images » 24 images » 5 images » 6 images » 9 images » 6 images » 3 images » 12 images » 8 images » 7 images » 8 images » 19 images » 11 images » 9 images » 4 images » 10 images » 8 images » 3 images » 6 images » 43 images » 6 images » 4 images. My adjustable suspension also was not working so I initially assumed I'd have to send the actuators to Captain Z but somehow none of the teeth were broken and my shop was able to restore the system and it now works great.
This is extremely impressive and it is so nice to see someone not run away from a less than perfect car and bring it back to life. Definitely one of those mini things. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Passionate about Mini's, serious about quality, The Real Mini Company specialises in catering for all models of the range of cars. Most of the original lacquer is on the car and every year I debate re-painting the car as it is nice from 10 feet but by no means a show car. When I washed the car, the water was able to enter the trunk.
This car must have lived most of its life outside in the northeast. With most of the dirty work out of the way it was time to prepare fasteners for plating. The suspension is very smooth, but it sure does handle amazingly on the road. Before the polish we also touched up chips with some original lacquer we had. Good to see people still into minis in Australia.
I have owned around 20 of them some good and some not so. I put off a lot of stuff because I was like f that I'm not doing that again. Getting rid of the gaps is not simply a matter of tightening down the three nuts that go onto the mounting studs. Getting back to the engine and gearbox it was now time to take off all of the ancillaries and eventually take off the heads. My 95 Fiat Coupè 16V turbo I need the space to park my 355 and I need the money so I will have to say bye-bye to this car which truly breaks my heart. Have you checked the subframes yet? Yeah, they definitely have potential. The worst part of the car was the leaking hatch which would send water into the battery compartment causing all kinds of fun electrical issues.
She had a loan on it still and the dealer could pay it off and roll it into her new note while obviously I couldn't. In addition all of the hoses were removed because they were all going to be replaced. Some fail fast, some last for a long time before suddenly failing. And British carmakers all seemingly are famously good at going bankrupt, so perhaps these design choices were an act of desparation. Also 1mm plate, where can i pick up some off cuts, anyone close by could sort me out or advise where? You can navigate through the slides by clicking on the right and left-hand arrows on the photo or using the keys on your keyboard.
To do this the following procedure is used: 1. Our unbeatable interest free pay-as-you-go installment scheme allows you to spread the cost of your Mini restoration work over a timescale designed to meet your needs. Like not a tensioner stop or band aid, but just design a complete replacement part that doesn't suck. Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Please click on the appropriate link to register.
Slippery wrote: Call me masochist, but I want one of these so bad its not funny. Wow that looks to be a really decent shell to start off with, far better than mine haha I look forward to seeing your progress, what are you plans for it back to original spec or are you modifying it? The whole paint was looking flat and after polishing it now reflects light decently well. I often harp on about the value in pulling the engine when you have more than three tasks to do in the engine bay and the engine out pics should show why. I recently had thoughts of selling mine because I was getting discouraged by the work it needs but this thread just highlights what the results can be! Sorry for your troubles though. Its marketing a perception of quality, like with the fake metal thats actually plastic but doesn't look like plastic, but isn't actually quality. And unless you lift the carpet, you may never notice the dampness. I guess I should start a thread to log my experience with this vehicle - I mean self flagellation device.