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 Posted: Jun 23, 2010 04:39PM
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TTT

 

 

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 Posted: Jun 18, 2010 02:24PM
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TTT  Also, on the springs question, are there rubber "spacers" that fit between the subframe and the alloy parts??

 

 

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 Posted: Jun 16, 2010 06:06PM
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I purchased some nice blue springs from a fellow MM forum member, and was wondering if I can use the stock trumpets with them?

 

 

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 Posted: Jun 15, 2010 08:20PM
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Here's some more questions:

What type of exhaust are you guys running, I have an RC40 on my S.

What type of brake resivoir do you guys run? The bean can type or the plastic??

 

 

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 Posted: Jun 8, 2010 01:15PM
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Cool.

 

 

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 Posted: Jun 8, 2010 12:55PM
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I may be able to help you out with a seat back... let me have a look tonight.

Sean Windrum

1996 MGF VVC
1970 1275 GT Racer
66 Austin Countryman
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63 MG 1100

 

 Posted: Jun 8, 2010 12:44PM
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Sean, I know that Newton makes a nice seat, but I am trying to go original to keep the costs down. I may just run the seamed up front, and keep looking for the sewn. I have a while before I have to worry about that!!!

 

 

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 Posted: Jun 8, 2010 12:35PM
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Ron, I bought my replacements from Newton, they are pretty nice, and they are stitched.

 

I have definitely decided to go Tweed Gray with Red interior.

Now, wood, or not to wood, that is the question...

Sean Windrum

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 Posted: Jun 8, 2010 11:53AM
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Ours(hers) are pale blue(cumulus grey?) so they wont work.

Tweed Grey with red interior would be very nice.

 Posted: Jun 8, 2010 08:37AM
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tssmith, i'm looking for sewn front red ones. I have the seam welded ones, but my back seat is in such good shape I would love to have them all match. I could even do a trade if needed. Thanks, ron j.

 

 

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 Posted: Jun 8, 2010 07:29AM
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So what is the difference between Smoke Gray and Tweed Gray?

What color seats are you after? My wife may be willing to sell hers, but I will have to check.

Her idea is that she drives it with the comfortable seats and then I put the originals back in for shows. I did it once in 7 years.

Terry

 Posted: Jun 8, 2010 07:05AM
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A bit late back to the topic, but I did check my Countryman seats and the fronts are stiched and the backs are welded...

Sean Windrum

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 Posted: Jun 8, 2010 06:46AM
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Ron you can switch out the drums for the spaced ones but you will need longer studs installed but it can be done with regular tools after removing the hub assembly. OEW would look sharp with a red interior imo.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

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Wow Ron - looks GREAT! You've gotten a lot accomplished.

 Posted: Jun 7, 2010 05:29PM
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I actually got out and worked on "woody" today, and got the subframes out from under it. It has some rough spot it to be sure, but so did my other car. Looks like the rear portion of the floors are good, but may need the two sides where the subframe bolts in. It is going to need front floors, and most of the sheetmetal up front. I have the other shell I picked up in Philly, and I could use the front floor section of that that already is stock set-up for the remote shifter. The subframes look very good, and will just need a good cleaning. That saved me quite a bit of money. I am thinking of having them powder coated though. It has regular drums on the back, and I was wondering if I could just switch out some stock spaced ones instead? I have some on some extra wet subbys I have hanging around. PErfect fit on the trailer, and you gotta love a car you can lift yourself! Gonna go and get it blasted after I get the subbys completely done. Still wrestling with the paint color! OEW or Tweed gray. It will have a red int. though. I am still looking for some good sewn front seats, anyone,,anyone..anyone?  Here is some progress pics:

 

 

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 Posted: May 31, 2010 10:58AM
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Awesome shot! Thanks for sharing!                Mini Estate

"It's a good day when you wake up with a Woody!"
 Posted: May 30, 2010 10:52PM
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I'll chime in with my '64 van/estate converted mini.  It's in pieces in the garage, currently undergoing a full resto.

 

 Posted: May 30, 2010 09:50PM
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Yup, Yup, here's my ol' smoke gray '62 Countryman with the barn doors open! (I'm still sticking with black on the door mechanisms though!)                   Mini Estate

"It's a good day when you wake up with a Woody!"
 Posted: May 30, 2010 09:43PM
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Here's one from a "Tinnie" brochure >>>>

"It's a good day when you wake up with a Woody!"
 Posted: May 30, 2010 09:42PM
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I guess I spoke too soon!!! I found a photo of my '62 Countryman in Factory 'smoke grey' with the back doors open. This was an all original Mini with 34,000 actual miles. All of the rear door mechanisms were painted in 'smoke grey'. I'm still not sure though on the door mechanisms???                                                     Mini Estate

P.S. Here's part of an early brochure showing the inside door mechanism >>>

"It's a good day when you wake up with a Woody!"

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