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Building Up a Mini

Post by Oisín » Sat May 30, 2015 1:28 am

I have just seen a very nice looking mini in England but its all apart, I was wondering if it would be hard to build it up for someone who has never done anything like it before?



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Re: Building Up a Mini

Post by woody » Sat May 30, 2015 11:36 am

Depends how long you want to take to put it together, You can learn a lot over a few years. The problem with buying a car in parts is you never know how much is missing and there are always parts missing.
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Re: Building Up a Mini

Post by Oisín » Sat May 30, 2015 12:44 pm

Thanks Woody :) http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C599210 theres the ad if you wanted to have a quick look at it.

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Re: Building Up a Mini

Post by woody » Sat May 30, 2015 5:41 pm

It looks good in the pictures but then again so does freshly painted filler. What you really need to see is build photos before it was painted, ask weather they used genuine or non genuine panels and if possable to see reciepts . Unless you know something about the people building and spraying the car you could find yourself with a car rusting before you finish building it. Was engine refurbished or just painted. With sterling exchange ,VRT and transport it would be about €3000 before you start looking at brakes ,suspension and interior.
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Re: Building Up a Mini

Post by Oisín » Sat May 30, 2015 8:12 pm

Thanks again woody wouldnt even have thought of asking them questions.

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