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Author:  miniireland [ Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:50 pm ]
Post subject:  My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

She was advertised on another forum looking very sorry for herself all the way over in Italy, I live in Ireland [emoji41] after a lot of messaging paypalling bank transfers WhatsApp and Facebook messages a plan was put into place, thanks to a good guy she had a trip across Europe , Italy Switzerland Holland France Uk and Ireland she finally arrived with me last a couple months ago , it’s very solid being undersealed from the factory but unfortunately the roof skin needs replacing due to a purgalor roof falling on her during her 20 odd years in storage, no major plans as of yet I’d say convert to dry suspension, cooper brakes and a roof skin and take from there [emoji41]
 
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Author:  woody [ Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Well done, great find. Like the wheels.
I think Minifix have a new roof panel in stock.

Author:  Billy [ Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Simon,

Great project. Looking forward to the updates. It's what this forum is really good for in the age of blink-and-it's-gone facebook.

What's the bracket above the steering column?

FYI, the Mini Cooper Register's Innocenti guru is a guy called Foster Charlton. I'm sure he could point you in the direction of all the unique Innocent bits you'll be looking for.

Billy

Author:  miniireland [ Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Billy wrote:
Simon,

Great project. Looking forward to the updates. It's what this forum is really good for in the age of blink-and-it's-gone facebook.

What's the bracket above the steering column?

FYI, the Mini Cooper Register's Innocenti guru is a guy called Foster Charlton. I'm sure he could point you in the direction of all the unique Innocent bits you'll be looking for.

Billy


It’s a steering lock on the column, I’ll make a burst into it when the weather changes, the car is pretty much complete as is with minimal rust the worst of it being the roof, I bought a few other bits for it from the same guy while I was at it, I’ll most likely convert it to dry suspension and I’m currently looking for a set of cooper front brakes

Thanks for the comments

Author:  miniireland [ Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:09 pm ]
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Steering lock

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Author:  DaveC [ Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:04 pm ]
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Best of luck, looks like an interesting project

Author:  miniireland [ Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:19 pm ]
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Quick trip up north this morning and the hoarding continues


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Author:  miniireland [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:40 pm ]
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My wheels and spare clocks have finally arrived from Slovenia after a short stay in Germany


I’m also awaiting more bits from the uk, it’s coming together nicely

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Author:  miniireland [ Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:08 pm ]
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7.5” brake kit purchased too they’ll be refurbished with new bearings, ball joints etc also blasted and painted, pads are M1144 and fairly new as are the braided hoses

More to follow


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Author:  miniireland [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:14 am ]
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Photos of the roof, I’m trying to work out if feasible to repair or replace, the rest of it is so original with just age related marks, I love the Patina of the whole thing as is

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Author:  miniireland [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:17 am ]
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Mirrors and brackets, I’ve since sold the chrome, Im going to use satin instead, I can also supply these brackets in chrome or satin finish

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Author:  miniireland [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Beautifully original with no accident damage and all lines and panels still pretty much in line after 47 years, simplicity at its best ...
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Author:  miniireland [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:23 am ]
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Factory sump guard and engine bay, I need a fuse box cover

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I need a cover for fuse box

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Author:  miniireland [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:25 am ]
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Always buying and collecting

No work done jus a Few more small purchases to add to my ever growing stash

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Author:  miniireland [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:28 am ]
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Finally got it running, quirky little car indeed
 
 
 
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Author:  woody [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

As well as holes the roof has a lot of dents. I don't know how good your bodywork skills are but you will pay a lot in labour to get that looking right when its freshly sprayed. I know the roof panel is expensive but I think it would be worth the investment. The other option I have seen done is to bond a fiberglass roof over the one there.

Author:  miniireland [ Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Just a few random photos to show the originality, check out the rear bins #beauties


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And pride of place the rough n ready export grille

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Author:  miniireland [ Fri May 18, 2018 6:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: My 1970 Innocenti Mini-Minor mk3

Roof finally arrived from Italy, couple of little bumps along the way but the body man can sir them, I’m happy with its condition for a 40 plus year old skin and also purchased a rear mount Lucas reverse lamp

Thanks for looking more to follow


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Author:  miniireland [ Fri May 18, 2018 6:40 pm ]
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