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.


The Mini was loaded onto a trailer…


…and into the workshop.


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


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



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


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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