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 Posted: Mar 8, 2010 12:55AM
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Oh Yeah! That's what I'm talking about! That's one saaawwwwheeeeeeeeet 'old school' board!!! That's gonna look awesome on top of your Woody Mate! Hey! Looks like you picked up one of those neat BMW Car Covers that look like a Woody on the outside! Fits a standard BMW MINI COUPE if I'm not mistaken? Wish they made one identical for an original MKI/MKII Countryman/Traveller. It would have to be quite a bit smaller though. Thanks for sharing the Board with me!                                                         Mini Estate

P.S. Hey. Please let me know if I'm mistaken on the Car Cover??? Maybe it does fit a Classic Mini Wagon??? That would be unreal! I'd order one up in a heartbeat!         RJT

"It's a good day when you wake up with a Woody!"
 Posted: Mar 7, 2010 10:16PM
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Here is another

 Posted: Mar 7, 2010 10:13PM
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i couldn't get the car out so here are some temporary shots of the board especially for you Mini Estate .

 Posted: Mar 7, 2010 01:09AM
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I will post some pics soon , 9ft 4in board won't stand up in the garage! I will see how I go during the week. Does anyone have a collection of sales brochures for these vehicles , I have 14 . Don't ask me to copy them I have only 1 lifetime .

 Posted: Mar 6, 2010 07:41PM
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Dave!!!

       What a gorgeous car!!! More pictures PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

                                                        Mini Estate

P.S. Can you please email me this photo? I want to use it as my new screen saver! Thank you very very much!   Rick T.

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 Posted: Mar 6, 2010 07:33PM
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1964 Morris Mini Traveller, Tweed Grey with a red interior. Original 850 engine replaced with a 1275.  Driven 3 trips to ST '07, '08 and '09 with Dooder, 2,500 miles RT.  

 Posted: Mar 6, 2010 12:56PM
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VVEERRYY cool

Hey Ya AWOODY!!!

       Aren't you the guy that got a new Board??? You were going to post some pics of it??? It's time my friend!!! Thanks!

                                                        Mini Estate

P.S. My friends Board (standing) that he had custom built while stationed in Australia

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 Posted: Mar 6, 2010 09:32AM
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Doing more digging Chuck.  RX Auto Restorations had the shell in their North Vancouver shop for some body work and noticed immediately after blasting that the Countryman had a whole front end welded on (welded through A pillars and base of the toeboard).

They do multi-million dollar Pebble Beach Concourse winners as you know, and their opinion was that the welds were of such an age and quality that they must have been done at the factory.  Why?

So an interesting hypothesis emerges...that the Countryman was used in a test crash to affirm the mounting of the external fuel tank.  In this case a front end crash.  The new nose came from another external tank crash test to the rear with the good bits from the two cars being welded together, sent across the ocean where no one would know for 40 years, if ever.

If this is the case, the Countryman would have been a very early external tank vehicle, an unintended crash test survivor if you like, that was probably built some time before July 1961 and "completed" at the factory on July 19th after it was concluded that the two parts could be spliced together.

 Posted: Mar 6, 2010 08:43AM
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Hunter2, Just another of those date conflicts that show up when one digs deeply. The dating of the changeover reared its head a while ago and I certainly haven't heard a good answer, yet. Hopefully, a pattern will develope as more cars are registered with the travellercountrymanregister people. They've discovered some good things about 1959 car identification that way. Let's hope they do as good a job with the estates.

Regarding the LHD/RHD issue, you might see if Heritage would research a few cars each side of your number to see if all were built one way -- either LHD or RHD. From that you could assume either their research was incorrect or your car's tag was not stamped correctly. Did the Heritage information include a selling point? Was the car sent to a North America distribution point?

 Posted: Mar 6, 2010 01:59AM
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VVEERRYY cool

 Posted: Mar 5, 2010 09:22PM
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'69 Jaguar 'Carmine Red' on a Mini Woody >>>>>>>>

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 Posted: Mar 5, 2010 09:12PM
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Hi Smurf, We could do the list like the internal cars, the reason we haven't is just the quantity we could end up with. Is it just the colours available that you're after or knowing what is around? We could do a colour chart at some point? The Estates were available in the same colours as the saloons, so when the saloon colours changed so did the estates.
 

I just figure if your going to go through the trouble of doing a registery you shouldn't be bias to one particular model

whats the point of the registery if you don't keep the same info on all the cars

Hi Ya Smurf!

       Just browsing through some of the messages, and noticed the point you made about posting (also) the colors for the external tank Mini Tinnies and Woodies. I also appreciated Bill's response. Good points from both parties. I guess I was just thinking about the color I would be submitting to the Registry for my 1967 MKI Austin Mini Countryman! (1969 Jaguar 'Carmine Red' -paint code #8311LH). It might seem a bit out of place listed amongst the original "Factory" color Minis, (them crazy kids these days and their "custom" paint) HA!                   Mini Estate                                   

P.S. '69 Jaguar 'Carmine Red' on a Jag >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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 Posted: Mar 4, 2010 10:33AM
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QUESTIONS:

The Austin Countryman I have has tag and documentation to be identifying it as A-AW7 - 140141 with a build date of July 19th, 1961 according to Heritage Motor Centre.

Since the "L" for lefthand drive is NOT stamped on the Vin plate but shows in the HMC records, maybe it was a LHD Woody when it left Longbridge.  Vins on record without the "L" were RHD.

However, I don't have the front end steel (front end was removed before I acquired the shell) with Body Number stamped on the righhand side of the slam panel to tie the shell to the Vin and production date.

Moreover the estateandcountrymanminiregister team say that they have records of vehicles with the internal tank being built later (later Vin sequence and build dates than my external tank shell) in July 1961.

The external tank Estate/Countryman was available in September of 1961, so...the question arises, were both external and internal tank vehicles being built in July 1961.

Was the factory using up stocks on hand while building the new model?

Any expert help out there?

 Posted: Mar 2, 2010 05:37PM
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Another one in the category of "used to...."

January 18, 1965. Dove gray, 1275, disks

 Posted: Mar 2, 2010 05:10PM
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Schnuggas, now that is a Very nice van, I remember that from seeing it at the show in Lewes, and did you have it at Carlisle? Very nice Van.

 

 

My Email is :    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 Posted: Mar 2, 2010 04:56PM
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Vans too ?

 

 Posted: Mar 2, 2010 01:57PM
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recently purchased long-ish term project '62 US spec. OEW with grey fleck & red interior. 

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

 Posted: Mar 2, 2010 10:06AM
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see, this is why i hang out around here, smarter people than i! Never thought about that. Going to look at one soon. Just trying to see what I might be getting myself into!

 

 

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 Posted: Mar 2, 2010 07:37AM
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Macm: according to Pressnell's research, the issue was how to keep an LWB estate level when fully loaded. The headlights could have been used to spot low flying airplanes! Besides longer pipes and hydro subrames and finding displacers that still work, one would have to come up with a different place to mount the shrader valves to fill the system. There is no access to the rear subframe's rear bar.

Thanks for posting COS. That was last year at MM in Winona. And the car was driven there via Pike's Peak and other adventures. I believe it was also the fastest Mini at the autocross that didn't show up on a trailer.

By the way, the red over white color scheme is correct for that car. Two-tone was optional on the Mk I and II South African Countryman.

 Posted: Mar 2, 2010 06:17AM
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I can't believe that I've never seen Chuck's '68 South African Wagon before??? That Mini is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm jealous Chuck! You're looking like a very proud parent in this shot! No wonder then!                                                          Mini Estate

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

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