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1987 mini

Post by Johnd101 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:54 pm

Hi all just recently after buying a 1987 mini city new to the mini world. (own a Morris minor as well) it's rough as they come but solid in all the right places and welding doesn't scare me.. Will keep a rebuild thread open. Thanks for looking
John
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Re: 1987 mini

Post by colinf1 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:13 pm

Did it come complete or do you need to buy lots of parts?

What are your plans for it?

Good luck with it!

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Re: 1987 mini

Post by Johnd101 » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:13 pm

Came pritty much as is. Got a few parts with it but will need a massive amount of other bits.. Sticking a standard engine and box in it and an rc40 exhaust. I got the 4 spots for a cross the grill with it as well.. I'm planing on a colour change on it as well hoping to go purple with a white roof.. It won't by any means be a quick turn around but it will be different than any other project I have taken on

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Re: 1987 mini

Post by woody » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:30 pm

If you only have whats in the picture I would not start buying parts yet. Concentrate on getting the body solid and if that works out than start sourcing the rest.Every good mini starts with a good body otherwise you'll spend more time fixing it than driving it. A good set of doors ,boot and bonnet could cost you over a grand which I guess is more than you paid for the body. This forum is a good source of parts and information. Keep the photos coming and good luck with the build.
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Re: 1987 mini

Post by Johnd101 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:20 pm

I did pritty much the same thing with this.. This is the as is before Ive finished it . Exactly what you said start on the shell first and the rest will follow thanks for the tips
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Re: 1987 mini

Post by Johnd101 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:23 pm

And finished
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Re: 1987 mini

Post by woody » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:32 pm

Very nice
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