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 Pup transformation W/ McGee's Custom Minis nearing end of phase 1 :)

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 Posted: Nov 12, 2019 05:16PM
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Would love to know what fits...I can't find info anywhere   ... maybe lotus elise/exige seats?

 Posted: Nov 11, 2019 11:35PM
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Looks exciting ... I would just be careful with the seats.... There’s not much room from the door back for modified seats.... I would be looking at a set fitted to a sedan and measuring how much the top of the seat protruded behind the rear of the door ...and then checking that dimension on the PUP

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Nov 11, 2019 07:35PM
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Oh, and pics!

My favorites...old 1275 w/drums coming out, new engine and subframe coming in (valve cover will be purple btw lol).

and a lot of parts....like the mcm subframe alone is so simple and nice....

 Posted: Nov 11, 2019 07:30PM
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First off no werewolf's needed in this convo...

Second, I want to introduce the work that McGee's Custom Minis (MCM) has been doing for me. I am taking a 1964 pickup and lightly modding it with his subframe and a D16 engine w/minimal cutting of anything important.

So far the specs include (among many other things....)

1964 Austin Mini (SA model with roll up windows)
Stock cone suspension all around (no coil overs)
D16 with medium built engine (Crower cam stage 4, Crower valve springs/retainers, Blox cam gear, ZC pistons NPR, King Race bearings, OEM gaskets, Contitech timing belt/waterpump, ARP headstuds)
MCM custom subframe (allows for standard suspension, no odd placement of wheels/clearances so you can buy stuff that works on a mini, not for the subframe)
Tranny mods, e.g. LSD, 3.7 FD, etc.
Skunk 2 intake (MCM modified and Skunk2 TB)
Hondata S300 ECU
Fully adjustable suspension pieces all around
Minisport 7.5" 4 pot alloy brakes to work on 10's
LHD conversion
Upgraded master w/bias valve
Wireworx wiring harness
Custom exhaust
Modified shifter


...and a bunch of other shiny bits (basically all new underneath?)

My contribution will be:

Base tune plus dragging to dyno
Momo steering wheel with remote 8 button wireless steering wheel controller (no buttons on dash ).
long drop link for steering column (not the cheap chrome one)
Race seats and harnesses (who knows if they will fit? Anyone????) Thinking inexpensive Cobra Monacos (anyone fit any to a pup????)
custom Dash and lots guages
All finishing wiring
Upgraded adjustable shocks
Headlight 'eyelashes'
Windshield wiper 'washers' -- they were shaved by PO
Mirrors (also shaved by PO)
Front bumper? maybe MCM will help -- lip shaved by PO
Trailer hitch
Rear bumperettes (maybe....kind of like it without them)
New dash cover, door cards, headliner, etc. ... eventually all pretty good right now
Hopefully, as I have not seen it in person, full of rust, so I assume I won't have to do much body work lol
etc. etc.


This is a lot of work overall and MCM text's/calls several times a week to keep me informed, so huge customer focus on his part. Pics on FB can be seen here:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3215861105111049&type=3

But in general, MCM has delivered this pretty quick. It has only been over there (I bought the base truck from him) for a few months....but now I am getting anxious lol. 


More to come. Hope to have it in a month at latest! ...but we will see.




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