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Hey, everyone! here is where my custom Mini is right now. The body needs decals , and clear, and the rest of it just needs to be detailed, and assembled -should only take a LITTLE more time, lol

-Photo 1-3; I removed the factory fender flares, and made me own out of Milliput. The wheels came from a Fujimi Skyline GTR 2000 , and the wide tyres came from a Tamiya racing VW GTI -old kit....Oh ya, i lowered the ride height too.

-Photo 4; Miscillanious bits ready for detailing, and assembly...alot of Fixed-up Minis even have center columns -this will too!

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I love it!  I’ve always liked these cars!  A guy I knew took me out in his once - they’re like a go kart crossed with a roller skate!  

The color is great, and I like that center console too.  I’ve seen some of these with a British flag for a roof graphic...I keep thinking I’d like to do one with a stars n stripes roof - as if they licensed the design to an American company back in the day and there were American made Minis or something!  Not sure what a US take on this car would be, but I like daydreaming about it!  I know these did well in Japan too, I saw a show on TV about them a while back.

Anyhoo, say all that to say - cool build!  I like it! 😂👍🏻  

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1 hour ago, CabDriver said:

I love it!  I’ve always liked these cars!  A guy I knew took me out in his once - they’re like a go kart crossed with a roller skate!  

The color is great, and I like that center console too.  I’ve seen some of these with a British flag for a roof graphic...I keep thinking I’d like to do one with a stars n stripes roof - as if they licensed the design to an American company back in the day and there were American made Minis or something!  Not sure what a US take on this car would be, but I like daydreaming about it!  I know these did well in Japan too, I saw a show on TV about them a while back.

Anyhoo, say all that to say - cool build!  I like it! 😂👍🏻  

Thanks, Bud!...i'd own one if i could -my favorite little car ever!!

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Don't know if I should show this to Dann, he might consider it a challenge. 😜  When I owned a MINI (the new big and fat ones), attended a couple of Mini Meets.  This one had a VTEC transplant, kicked butt on the autocross.  Yes, very fun cars.

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7 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

Don't know if I should show this to Dann, he might consider it a challenge. 😜  When I owned a MINI (the new big and fat ones), attended a couple of Mini Meets.  This one had a VTEC transplant, kicked butt on the autocross.  Yes, very fun cars.

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LOL...no worries of that, Bud!, i prefer to have my Minis with their factory motors all beefed up, lol...they sure do look like a blast!!!

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Great color and the flares look good. You can't look at a Mini and not smile anyway, and one like you're doing, is well like the perfect excuse to make your self really laugh in a demented fashion.  

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6 hours ago, espo said:

Great color and the flares look good. You can't look at a Mini and not smile anyway, and one like you're doing, is well like the perfect excuse to make your self really laugh in a demented fashion.  

LOL!...thanks, David!...they do make me smile!

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6 hours ago, cobraman said:

Project 19 is looking good ! Love the color.

LOL!...thanks, Bud!!

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Got some Mini work done today....I got the decals on, and tomorrow i will start the clear coat process.

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...you don't want to "over-tire' it, Dann... it won't go sideways in the approved Mini racing style properly!

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best,

M.

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2 hours ago, Matt Bacon said:

...you don't want to "over-tire' it, Dann... it won't go sideways in the approved Mini racing style properly!

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best,

M.

John Handley disagrees! 😉

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On 4/19/2020 at 6:27 AM, Matt Bacon said:

...you don't want to "over-tire' it, Dann... it won't go sideways in the approved Mini racing style properly!

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best,

M.

LOL

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Good work on those arches Dann. I would never have guessed they were Milliput. Those Wheels suit the Mini perfectly. I'm going to have to track down some of those wheels for a Ford Escort project.

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On 5/1/2020 at 8:08 PM, beeRS said:

Good work on those arches Dann. I would never have guessed they were Milliput. Those Wheels suit the Mini perfectly. I'm going to have to track down some of those wheels for a Ford Escort project.

Thanks, Bud!...they came out of this kit...and the tyres came out of this VW...

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Hey, everyone!...back to this little bugger for now!....all thats left to do before assembly of the interior, is to add the guage decals, and steering wheel center.

   I decided to paint some Knarlwood accents. I may actually SB speakers that have the wood around them too...i will see after its all stuck together -dont wanna have a forest in there.

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Nice work on the interior. I especially like the wood effect. How did you create that?

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Really like the wood detail.  Is that Burled English Walnut, Canadel, Mahogany, or Sapele?

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Superb start Dann. We had two brothers who lived near us in the late '60's who built the Cooper 'S's for customers to race and raced a pair themselves also a guy who lives in Silverstone village 5 miles from us who still races one!

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Great looking interior. I also like how you did the wood trim. The instruments as look good. 

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Wow, the color, paint-work, fender flares, etc all look fantastic! Where is the dolly from? Did you make it?

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