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1992 City 1000 E (K Plate)
1275 fitted from a metro
69,000 miles (there abouts)
totally standard engine other than the K&N pancake filter.
Electronic Ignition & Coil to suit

the body wok has been de-seamed of all VERTICALS and had filler in and smoothed off, (needs removed before painting as it's sat since August like this)

Fiberglass Sportpack arches with the fog lights embeded in the front two arches

Fiberglass flip front (one piece) .

the exhaust is a Jan sport 2" straight through center pipe connected to a twin 3" DTM center exit back box
the interior has 2 clock binicale, with rev counter there resting at the side.
Grey upper and lower dashrails
Black leather seats with red trim
Custom made alloy check plate doorcards
grey roof lining
12X6 Revo alloys with Yoko tyres
Double Skin smooth bootlid

this car is my wee pride and joy and currently has had abotu ?4500 spent on it and it just continues to rise...

pictures of it as it sits in its project stade...
How it began


how it sits the now (kinda)









latest picture
 

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Looking good, mini's will always be my first love

Here's my last mini, and I REALLY want to buy another one








nice one...mine is hopfully going to be like my mates old one before he attacked a tractor.
But i keep wanting to change it, i wanted a roof chop till i sat in a chopped mini...then realised i dont fint...so now i want to make it low n loud...half way there....however funds are tight due to college ending in june and i'll need to pick up over time so i actually advertised the mini for sale...

if i get the right offer i'll let it go...but if i dont it'll need to wait till i get a decent job or pay off my loan
 

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Keep hold of it and learn from my mistakes.

A few years ago I had two mini's sitting there doing nothing and I didn't have the moeny to sort them out so I sold them both.

Now I wished I had kept at least one of them


Cover it up and leave it until you do have the funds
yeah it's up on pistonehads, but tbh i dont see if selling i want offers...i've got 2 recipts (sp) with over £3000 spent on the 2 of them.

here is my mates wee mini which i took alot of my ideas from



it was featured a few years ago, but sadly it's been stripped as a tractor ran over the front of it
 

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That looks quite a lot my mates old mini, red, black from the bottom of the windows up, white flip-front (his was clubman front), twin DTM, 13 x 7 or 8 alleycats.
 

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i started to remove alot of the filler this has on it tonight...

my camera has went awol, so no photos...

but i got right into it LOL...maybe a wee bit to much... :


need to go tomorrow and get some sort of metal protection for he bare metal and what not...

might give it a good soak in that then get back at the suspension...

Note to anyone and myself....wear a mask next time...
 

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nice project there. Always fancied a roof chopped one as well
I've got 3 at the minute


Got a 96 SPI cooper (fore sale in the next week)
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A 97 Cooper Si Sports pack (fully restored but needs a new LCB on it and then it too will be going
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and my toy. Was me wifes 1st car and has evloved a bit since then
perviously had a 90BHP 1275 with a webber 45

then fitted a 2.0 vaux 8v


and is now being rebuilt with a 1098 for road use with a bespoke leather interior/custom headlining etc (but still with race suspension and ally 4 pot brakes)and 10x7 splitrims
 

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just noticed a few people posting in here...so nice wee Minis there...

em, there isnt much on this with the work i've done and what not...but basically on all my other car forums i use i have a build thread...this will take over as i'm not sitting updating it all on here lol

but i will copy and paste my posts from now on... lol

Righty...well i said after my holiday i'd get stuck back into this...and also after countless tiems trying to punt it and either pulling it from the sale of complete time wasters...i've decided to get tore into it...
still a major shortage of shifts in my work so it's just a case of doign what i can when and waiting on my parts coming...
i've got a small list of things i will be doing beforegetting ready for shipping to arbroath for paint...
fingers crossed all goes well and i get it actually started and get it on the go again...
on a bouns, my new neighbour saw it today and told me that he loved minis and might have some parts i could have...score!
oh also i've managed to source some turbo parts over time...which i'll contemplate using on this...or rebuild the engine and add it later in the year...however before it goes to paint i'd rather remove my engine and get it cleaned up...so would make sense to put the tubby parts on then...if i have it built by then...
Today i went out to my mini...got the halogen heater out and plugged in...sat in the garage sorting all my flash taping i done before...




All that came out pretty much, (i never seat i with the heat gun probperlly, so we rather easy to pull off) and my old man and i set in about redoing it with some newer stuff...

I managed to get the bulkhead, arches, floor, rear quarter panels and some of the rear bench done with the few rolls i had...My dad was using the heat gun setting it all in place...

Plan is to get the door skins off, deal with the rust patch there that's appeared, put a layer on there and a layer of Dynamat Extreme on...then back together...and also a second layer on the bulkhead aswell.

the roof lining will be coming out and i have new one for going in, so i'll pap a layer on the roof aswell...managed to get the wee beast started first time...well impressed. Also flushed the radiator and added new coolant etc...tomorrow i'll do the oil and what not if it's not to cold.
My dad now being retired said he doesnt mind helping as long as it's not daft things LOL
 
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