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My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Post by miniireland » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:50 pm

She was advertised on another forum looking very sorry for herself all the way over in Italy, I live in Ireland [emoji41] after a lot of messaging paypalling bank transfers WhatsApp and Facebook messages a plan was put into place, thanks to a good guy she had a trip across Europe , Italy Switzerland Holland France Uk and Ireland she finally arrived with me last a couple months ago , it’s very solid being undersealed from the factory but unfortunately the roof skin needs replacing due to a purgalor roof falling on her during her 20 odd years in storage, no major plans as of yet I’d say convert to dry suspension, cooper brakes and a roof skin and take from there [emoji41]
 
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Post by woody » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:51 pm

Well done, great find. Like the wheels.
I think Minifix have a new roof panel in stock.
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Post by Billy » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:45 pm

Simon,

Great project. Looking forward to the updates. It's what this forum is really good for in the age of blink-and-it's-gone facebook.

What's the bracket above the steering column?

FYI, the Mini Cooper Register's Innocenti guru is a guy called Foster Charlton. I'm sure he could point you in the direction of all the unique Innocent bits you'll be looking for.

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Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Post by miniireland » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:48 pm

Billy wrote:Simon,

Great project. Looking forward to the updates. It's what this forum is really good for in the age of blink-and-it's-gone facebook.

What's the bracket above the steering column?

FYI, the Mini Cooper Register's Innocenti guru is a guy called Foster Charlton. I'm sure he could point you in the direction of all the unique Innocent bits you'll be looking for.

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It’s a steering lock on the column, I’ll make a burst into it when the weather changes, the car is pretty much complete as is with minimal rust the worst of it being the roof, I bought a few other bits for it from the same guy while I was at it, I’ll most likely convert it to dry suspension and I’m currently looking for a set of cooper front brakes

Thanks for the comments

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Post by miniireland » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:09 pm

Steering lock
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Post by DaveC » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:04 pm

Best of luck, looks like an interesting project

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Post by miniireland » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:19 pm

Quick trip up north this morning and the hoarding continues


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Post by miniireland » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:40 pm

My wheels and spare clocks have finally arrived from Slovenia after a short stay in Germany


I’m also awaiting more bits from the uk, it’s coming together nicely

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Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Post by miniireland » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:08 pm

7.5” brake kit purchased too they’ll be refurbished with new bearings, ball joints etc also blasted and painted, pads are M1144 and fairly new as are the braided hoses

More to follow


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Post by miniireland » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:14 am

Photos of the roof, I’m trying to work out if feasible to repair or replace, the rest of it is so original with just age related marks, I love the Patina of the whole thing as is

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Post by miniireland » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:17 am

Mirrors and brackets, I’ve since sold the chrome, Im going to use satin instead, I can also supply these brackets in chrome or satin finish

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Post by miniireland » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:19 am

Beautifully original with no accident damage and all lines and panels still pretty much in line after 47 years, simplicity at its best ...
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Post by miniireland » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:23 am

Factory sump guard and engine bay, I need a fuse box cover

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Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Post by miniireland » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:25 am

Always buying and collecting

No work done jus a Few more small purchases to add to my ever growing stash

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Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Post by woody » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:24 am

As well as holes the roof has a lot of dents. I don't know how good your bodywork skills are but you will pay a lot in labour to get that looking right when its freshly sprayed. I know the roof panel is expensive but I think it would be worth the investment. The other option I have seen done is to bond a fiberglass roof over the one there.
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Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Post by miniireland » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:01 pm

Just a few random photos to show the originality, check out the rear bins #beauties


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And pride of place the rough n ready export grille

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Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Post by miniireland » Fri May 18, 2018 6:37 pm

Roof finally arrived from Italy, couple of little bumps along the way but the body man can sir them, I’m happy with its condition for a 40 plus year old skin and also purchased a rear mount Lucas reverse lamp

Thanks for looking more to follow


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Post by miniireland » Fri May 18, 2018 6:40 pm

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Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Post by miniireland » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:27 pm

When you pull a wheel off a 48 plus year old car expecting the worst and all kinds of nastiness to be lurking but to your surprise you find this kind of beautiful cleanliness

Would have been rude not to try one of the Carmona’s on it...


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Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Post by miniireland » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:29 pm

What an honour and a privilege to get a meet and greet with a photo and autograph, a true gentleman, at the Dalkey Vintage Show

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Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Post by miniireland » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:15 pm

I think I may do something with this

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