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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:21 pm
by firebobby
I like my cars and have a very understanding wife, I have a few vehicles in the fleet, but always wanted another classic Mini.

So last week while sat in a local cafe, I overheard the owner speaking about her old Mini.
My ears pricked up and I managed to get chatting to her, turns out the Mini is this little charmer. Now living in my mother in law garage until I get chance to do some work.
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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:25 pm
by Smartbear
Love those old minis :P
Does it need much work?
Rob

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:37 pm
by ben g
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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:44 pm
by IRD
I had an early one when I was a student. It had puncture when left in the college car park. I didn’t have the proper jack and used a bottle jack belonging to a friend in an attempt to lift the car. Nothing seemed to happen and I just kept on winding. Then my mate pointed out that the jack had come through the floor and was up to dash board level. The early ones were a bit prone to rust! When I started work I saved hard and bought a nearly new Old English White Cooper. I thought it was the dogs b*******. :roll:

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:48 pm
by Jollyjoiner
I'd love to have a project like that but just don't seem to get the time but more importantly no room in the garage to work on one.

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:08 pm
by buzyg
Cute. :D My daughter loves those. :thumbsup:

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:13 pm
by firebobby
Smartbear wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:25 pm
Love those old minis :P
Does it need much work?
Rob
It will need a drivers side sill and the odd repair here and there but on the whole, its not to bad for a 38 year old car.
My sons 1st car was a 1989 Mini, that needed quite a bit of welding
Here it is
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He's already making noises about using this one once it's done :roll:

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:40 pm
by stupot1
I've been looking for a 1966 Mini at the right price for a while. Needs to be a basket case because I want to take it back to nothing and start from scratch, I know it'll cost money but old cars are my hobby!
They're brilliant fun to drive.

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:44 pm
by philbo909
IRD wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:44 pm
I had an early one when I was a student. It had puncture when left in the college car park. I didn’t have the proper jack and used a bottle jack belonging to a friend in an attempt to lift the car. Nothing seemed to happen and I just kept on winding. Then my mate pointed out that the jack had come through the floor and was up to dash board level. The early ones were a bit prone to rust! When I started work I saved hard and bought a nearly new Old English White Cooper. I thought it was the dogs b*******. :roll:
apparently the rover mini was even more prone to rust :(

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:52 pm
by Number5
Sorry Fred, but you've not made that clear. Who's now living with your Mother in Law ? The Mini or the previous owner ? :D

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:58 pm
by Pastry
Number5 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:52 pm
Sorry Fred, but you've not made that clear. Who's now living with your Mother in Law ? The Mini or the previous owner ? :D
I read it as Fred was living in his Mother in Law’s garage. I just assumed Diane had finally seen sense :wink:

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:10 pm
by firebobby
stupot1 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:40 pm
I've been looking for a 1966 Mini at the right price for a while. Needs to be a basket case because I want to take it back to nothing and start from scratch, I know it'll cost money but old cars are my hobby!
They're brilliant fun to drive.
Why does it have to be a 66 Mini, year of birth by any chance :wink:

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:15 pm
by firebobby
Pastry wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:58 pm
Number5 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:52 pm
Sorry Fred, but you've not made that clear. Who's now living with your Mother in Law ? The Mini or the previous owner ? :D
I read it as Fred was living in his Mother in Law’s garage. I just assumed Diane had finally seen sense :wink:
The old owner Alan :P
And Puff, your still alive then :poke:

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:15 pm
by Stuartt
Looks tidy Fred :thumbsup: I don’t know where you find the time ?

Stuart

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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:56 pm
by Mr Tidy
Looking good Fred. :thumbsup:

Any carpentry planned for the dash? :lol: