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i got me a cooper!!

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daniel garry
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1990 1l city-daily driver
1993 cooper spi-completly stripped and upside down!
the long term project(advantage) courtesy of mr skelly!!
rotten shell-found a floor repair panel in the boot tho!
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i got me a cooper!!

Post by daniel garry » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:43 pm

just back from collecting yet another mini, that'd be number 4 now!! its a white 93 cooper thats had a bit of a shunt. theres a bit of a list of things to do developing now. both a panels, i think 1 is just fibreglass, the drivers wing has pulled from the scuttle, the tie rod is unuseable to say the least, the cv is busted, the bonnet and front panel needs realigning and the worst bit is the subframe bent where it meets the floor, the floor is ok but the subframe is a bent a fair bit, theres the odd rust hole in the inner sill and thats bout it. pics in the mornin


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Re: i got me a cooper!!

Post by CLUBMANGT » Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:57 pm

Well done sounds ok , picked one up myself today a 93 rio I have 3 red ones at home at the moment so a blue one is a welcome change :roll: :mrgreen:
ALL YOU NEED IS POWER AND LOADS OF IT!!!

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daniel garry
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Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:20 pm
Whats your location?: cavan
Region: Western
What Minis have you?: 1996 BRG mayfair 1275 auto-lyin up now
1990 1l city-daily driver
1993 cooper spi-completly stripped and upside down!
the long term project(advantage) courtesy of mr skelly!!
rotten shell-found a floor repair panel in the boot tho!
Contact:

Re: i got me a cooper!!

Post by daniel garry » Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:04 am

pics....
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the bad bits....
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what do ye think?!?!?!?

got the drivers side hub off and took the lights, grill, indicators and bumper off, have pics but havnt em uploaded yet
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Re: i got me a cooper!!

Post by neasha » Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:59 pm

It looks great Daniel.

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Re: i got me a cooper!!

Post by knock.mini » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:47 pm

she is looking pretty sweet daniel :D
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Re: i got me a cooper!!

Post by macker » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:50 pm

looks like it will keep you busy for a while, good luck with it :D
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daniel garry
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Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:20 pm
Whats your location?: cavan
Region: Western
What Minis have you?: 1996 BRG mayfair 1275 auto-lyin up now
1990 1l city-daily driver
1993 cooper spi-completly stripped and upside down!
the long term project(advantage) courtesy of mr skelly!!
rotten shell-found a floor repair panel in the boot tho!
Contact:

Re: i got me a cooper!!

Post by daniel garry » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:14 pm

cheers lads, gonna straighten up the steering so it'l actually go onto a trailer without havin to be pulled up by a tractor! got to bring it up to a mates and we'l drop the engine and subframe and take the whole front end off :D
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daniel garry
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Posts: 839
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:20 pm
Whats your location?: cavan
Region: Western
What Minis have you?: 1996 BRG mayfair 1275 auto-lyin up now
1990 1l city-daily driver
1993 cooper spi-completly stripped and upside down!
the long term project(advantage) courtesy of mr skelly!!
rotten shell-found a floor repair panel in the boot tho!
Contact:

Re: i got me a cooper!!

Post by daniel garry » Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:11 pm

its been a while but i'm finally back to this 1, the city took over for a while, well a long while!!!
well the cooper isnt as good as it used to be!
the passenger wing has what looks like leprosy!
the inner wings are both split
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the floor got kinked in....not good!
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scuttle is starting to go
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i now have the front end almost off, engine and subby are out and the car is almost completely stripped
i have a spit almost built up so it'l be going up on that soon enough to make life a bit easier, well as easy as life can be in mini ownership!!
thanks for looking, i'l try and keep this updated
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daniel garry
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Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:20 pm
Whats your location?: cavan
Region: Western
What Minis have you?: 1996 BRG mayfair 1275 auto-lyin up now
1990 1l city-daily driver
1993 cooper spi-completly stripped and upside down!
the long term project(advantage) courtesy of mr skelly!!
rotten shell-found a floor repair panel in the boot tho!
Contact:

Re: i got me a cooper!!

Post by daniel garry » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:23 pm

well the mini is now stripped a lil further!
some lovely repairs on this thing, il let the pics do the talkin!

the welding on the "new" sills!
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the next 2 pics are of the 1 "weld"!!
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filler in the sills!!
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the scuttle closing panel.....not so nice!!
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my personal favourite.......the a panel! filler, fibreglass and mastic holding it at the fold!
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and how the mini sits now
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enjoy....i know i wont!!
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Re: i got me a cooper!!

Post by CLUBMANGT » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:31 pm

And there was me thinking I had rust problems :roll: best of luck with her :wink:
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