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Thread: 1961 Austin Mini: Take Two

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    Very cool provenance

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    everyone probably knows me by now buddylove is a jewel in the rough buddylove is a jewel in the rough
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    Started taking the Downton 998 apart to get it ready for the machine shop. We were able to get everything disassembled, except for the crank, as we ran out of time. We'll get it apart next weekend.

















    Hoping to get some photos of the current state of the Mini tomorrow. I was also able to source some other fun bits that I hope arrive soon.

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    everyone probably knows me by now buddylove is a jewel in the rough buddylove is a jewel in the rough
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    Stopped by Gunnar's today to talk about the plan for the wheel wells, underside, and rear subframe.



    Paint touch up where the primer used to be. The intent was to not make it perfect, so that it will fade over time and match the rest of the car.







    RHD tank hole:







    On both sides you can see the rear wheel flare area. Both have had the holes filled where the flares were mounted and paint touched up. The same was done up front.



    Swiftune Mirror Brackets and Bullet Mirrors:











    Awhile back after the seat position was finalized, we made sure that the mounting position of the mirrors allowed me to see everything necessary.



    Boot Area; the floor used to be fairly rusty. On the right side, you can see that it now has the RHD Fuel Tank brackets:













    Interior; It's all installed now: The front seats have been lowered by a couple of inches, new seat belts all around. Rear seat belts were installed so that I can get my son's car seat installed back there. Where the rear seat belts would normally mount to the C pillar in a later car, a bracket has been welded onto the parcel tray and rear fire wall to insure there is enough support. Additional bracing was also put into the bottom part of the firewall where the lower seat belt mounts reside. The headliner was completely redone as well.
















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    A Somebody Mr.Nobody is a jewel in the rough Mr.Nobody is a jewel in the rough Mr.Nobody is a jewel in the rough Mr.Nobody's Avatar
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    Looking good!

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