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 Posted: Apr 6, 2010 04:28PM
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Just looking over my rear doors today and they need some work at the bottoms, no big surprise huh?  Anyway, have you guys used the repair panels? How is the fit on those? If not, how did you re-build the doors?

 

 

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 Posted: Apr 6, 2010 09:06AM
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Hi Ya MehMeh!

        Very tastefully done my friend! Those interior colors with the gray looks awesome! That's a swell looking Wagon to be sure. Man, you must be going crazy just wanting to finish that sweet ride and get it out on the road!

to tell you the truth, i get angry every time i think about the car... those pictures where taken early last summer when i was working hard to get the car back on the road. then when i went to hang the doors i noticed they weren't the same color as the rest of the car. also when installing the interior bits i noticed some parts of the shell didnt have any paint on, just primer cleared over (the paint color is close to the primer color so its hard to notice). there was a bunch of other details i wasnt happy with, so i striped the interior and brought it back to the paint shop, where its been since mid november. it wont be done for this summer because i sold my house last december and moved into an appartment (no garage) while i build a new house. deadline for the house and garage is November, which means i wont be able to work on the car before that.

it sucks to spend so much time and effort on something only to have the end result butchered by someone who's doing the only step in the entire restoration that you cant do yourself. you can be sure that for the next Mini i restore, instead of giving away over 5k to a complete moron (i'm being very polite) i will take a body work course and do it myself. that way if it turns out looking like sh!t i will only have myself to blame.

 

Yes with the house too, you will find you are paying good money for things you can do.  The only thing i didn't do with my last resto is the headliner.  I can live with it if I screw up.  I won't pay for someone elses screw up.  On my newest 2000 ft garage I only farmed out the finish concrete which they screwed up!!

 Posted: Apr 6, 2010 08:58AM
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Hi Ya MehMeh!

        Very tastefully done my friend! Those interior colors with the gray looks awesome! That's a swell looking Wagon to be sure. Man, you must be going crazy just wanting to finish that sweet ride and get it out on the road!

to tell you the truth, i get angry every time i think about the car... those pictures where taken early last summer when i was working hard to get the car back on the road. then when i went to hang the doors i noticed they weren't the same color as the rest of the car. also when installing the interior bits i noticed some parts of the shell didnt have any paint on, just primer cleared over (the paint color is close to the primer color so its hard to notice). there was a bunch of other details i wasnt happy with, so i striped the interior and brought it back to the paint shop, where its been since mid november. it wont be done for this summer because i sold my house last december and moved into an appartment (no garage) while i build a new house. deadline for the house and garage is November, which means i wont be able to work on the car before that.

it sucks to spend so much time and effort on something only to have the end result butchered by someone who's doing the only step in the entire restoration that you cant do yourself. you can be sure that for the next Mini i restore, instead of giving away over 5k to a complete moron (i'm being very polite) i will take a body work course and do it myself. that way if it turns out looking like sh!t i will only have myself to blame.

 

 Posted: Apr 6, 2010 03:17AM
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Very nice indeed!!  Nice color combos, and the door panels are very nice. Rick, I got the bumperetts, off to get re-chromed along with the front bumper soon. I did find some rear tailights on fleabayUK, actually found two sets one is supposedly NOS, I'll see wha they look like when they get here, the others were used, but look great. Thanks, Ron J.

 

 

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 Posted: Apr 6, 2010 12:13AM
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Hi Ya MehMeh!

        Very tastefully done my friend! Those interior colors with the gray looks awesome! That's a swell looking Wagon to be sure. Man, you must be going crazy just wanting to finish that sweet ride and get it out on the road! I can't wait to see the finished product. Keep up the good work. You're giving Macmaron some excellent incentive I would say! Anyone for that matter! Looking good!                  Mini Estate

 

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 Posted: Apr 5, 2010 09:37PM
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thanks. i made the roll bar using 1.75" tubing, had the main hoop bent using my mesurements.

custom made door cards:

working on the interior, wiring of the dash pod:

 Posted: Apr 5, 2010 06:42PM
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Now that looks nice! More pics of that car please! I was wondering if anyone had a roll bar in a wagon.

 

 

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 Posted: Apr 5, 2010 05:32PM
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i used some generic car trim for the rear bins. its black plastic shaped like a "C" and there's a little bead of glue in it. they probably have the same in chrome finish.

 Posted: Apr 5, 2010 01:35PM
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so wheres the pictures?

 Posted: Apr 5, 2010 11:11AM
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Thanks. Rear doors now off, engine bay is almost completely bare. Next: steering wheel, pedals,and subbys, oh yes, and driver side door. Then off to be blasted, then up on the rotisseri!!!!!

 

 

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 Posted: Apr 5, 2010 09:41AM
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you should be able to order a custom harness from our host or others that will have any option you choose.  the front harness is the same but the rear is longer.

 Posted: Apr 5, 2010 07:52AM
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Another question, are the wire harness's different for woodys than sedans? If not which would you buy for a woody that will be neg ground, and running an alternator?

 

 

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 Posted: Apr 5, 2010 06:58AM
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That is a good idea, I would think you could start at the front and maybe work your way around slowly.

 

 

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 Posted: Apr 5, 2010 06:32AM
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 I've tried to find the trim but it's not reproduced. I might get new door bin trim and bend it to fit the rear but need to see it it's long enough.

 Posted: Apr 5, 2010 05:19AM
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Smurf, is the trim available? My companion boxes are ok, just wondering bout the trim really. Thanks, Ron J.

 

 

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 Posted: Apr 5, 2010 05:02AM
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Mine is on the Bay, Ebay.co.uk that is under UKcarlover. Wife still loves it, One day I will get her another,

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 Posted: Apr 4, 2010 07:08PM
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Another question for you guru's,  Are the rear companion boxes the same on a regular sedan?? Just wondering about the trim also?

no 4" longer not reproduced

 Posted: Apr 4, 2010 07:04PM
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Another question for you guru's,  Are the rear companion boxes the same on a regular sedan?? Just wondering about the trim also?

 

 

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 Posted: Apr 1, 2010 01:02PM
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I have an absolute perfect one that came with my other shell find. It is black. I don't think I will go with tha style though, I like a little bit of Bling!

 

 

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 Posted: Apr 1, 2010 07:48AM
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forgot these are chrome

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