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1980 Mini Pat Strogens Fido

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Whats your location?: Ballynaraha,
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Region: Western
What Minis have you?: Fido, My late father's pride and joy
Location: Ballina, Co.Mayo

1980 Mini Pat Strogens Fido

Post by LaurenRoseStrogen » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:15 pm

Hi all,
Dont know if any of ye remember me. My dad was Pat Strogen from Mayo and he owned the orange 1980 mini with Fido the 7up man on the side :D . Some of you attended his funeral in 2009 and memorial run in 2010.
Well as the mini was left to me, it pains me to say that I have just abandoned it since then and feel so guilty for the state that it's in right now.
As of last night the restoration of Fido has begun. I've posted the pics of the condition it's currently in. Shield your eyes :lol: the roof is nearly non existent but so far it's looking like that's the only major problem....so far. Even the engine is turning over!
I am starting from scratch with this car now. Everything will be stripped and looked over and anything needed replacing will be. If anyone has any advice for me or things I should look for please dont hesitate to contact me.

Thanks all!

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Whats your location?: Drogheda
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MINI Clubman
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Re: 1980 Mini Pat Strogens Fido

Post by woody » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:06 pm

Hi Lauren, Looks like the car has been sitting outside for a while but hopefully the damage is only on the surface . Good to see being put back in order

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Whats your location?: Longford
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What Minis have you?: 1971 Mini Marcos.
1984 Mini Sprite
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Location: Longford

Re: 1980 Mini Pat Strogens Fido

Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:29 pm

Great to see you're getting it back on the road Lauren. Best of luck with it.

A fully carbon fiber Mini Marcos shell weighs just 7.25kg.

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