Mini Project (Major Project!)

I’ve been looking forward to working on this ’96 MINI for a while. The car , unbelievably, came with an MOT.fe4785d5-752b-4b32-b3ef-57f32321cac6_zpsdkc4yjem

By the time I got my hands on it the owner had started the strip down. The fibre glass front had been removed along with the dash and most of the interior.

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The Mini was loaded onto a trailer…

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…and into the workshop.

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My son Joe will be helping with the build as well as taking (the better) photos.

I started the strip down by disconnecting everything from the engine and gearbox. Because the Mini is front wheel drive and fuel injection this was a time consuming job.DSC_0190.JPG

Wires everywhere.

Photos were taken as we went along to help with reassembly

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After everything was disconnected the engine and gearbox unit was removed.

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The next day was spent removing the front subframe. This will be stripped down, checked over and sent to powder coating.

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I am happy with the progress made so far. next will be removing the wiring harness, clearing the bulkhead and removing the rear subframe.

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