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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:08 am 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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What Minis have you?: 1967 Morris Cooper, 1967 Austin Mini auto, 1968 Wolseley Hornet x2, 1981 Clubman Estate
Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
As a student living in Oranmore, Co. Galway back in the 70s/80s, my friend Gerry Hawkins' father Tom drove this Clubman Estate and Gerry and I often used it to get home from the pub. Indeed I drove it myself when Gerry was in a worse state than I was. All that is in the past and Tom died in the mid-90s and the Clubby was pushed into a shed on the farm where it laid since. For years I pestered Gerry to get my hands on it and last year he agreed on the basis that I'd do it up. So one day last October......


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I packed up the Citroen with a compressor, tools, spare wheel, and wellies and headed for Oranmore.
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The red thing is a fertiliser spreader, the yellow thing is a Mini
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With the aid of Gerry's Massey 135 tractor, 570JIM sees the light for the first time in 17 years
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Gerry and his son Gearoid pose with his father's old Mini
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On to the trailer and off to Ballyhooly!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:25 pm 
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Good work Billy, another one saved.
Any progress since it arrived in Ballyhooly?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:17 pm 
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Whats your location?: Longford
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What Minis have you?: 1971 Mini Marcos.
1984 Mini Sprite
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That's my feckin trailer board ~*@%£$$

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:53 pm 
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Whats your location?: Abbeyleix
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What Minis have you?: 1961 Austin Seven,1982 Mini Van,1980 Clubman Estate,1982 Clubman Estate,1986 Mini City,1991 Mini Neon,1994 Mini Cabriolet,1996 Mini Cooper,1997 Mini Cooper Sportspack,1999 Mini Cooper Sportspack
Wow, fantastic find Billy! Best of luck with it, nice to see another Irish one being saved.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:24 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
Clubman estates are the new 850's. :D Most of that rust should buff out.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
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What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
that's not rust.................... it's designer aging :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:05 pm 
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Whats your location?: SOUTH EASTERN REGION
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What Minis have you?: 1988 Mini Mayfair 998, 1971 Mini 1000, 2001 Transit Recovery Truck, 2001 fiat ducato camper, 2008 Kia cee’d, 1996 VW transporter T4, 1995 ford escort cabriolet.
Location: Courtown. Wexford.
Loving the reg........ We may call ya Jim now.....

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:57 pm 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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What Minis have you?: 1967 Morris Cooper, 1967 Austin Mini auto, 1968 Wolseley Hornet x2, 1981 Clubman Estate
Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
How it scrubbed up:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:46 pm 
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What Minis have you?: 97 rover cooper sportspack, a bloody metro and MY 61 mini van
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Looks like you have another fine project on your hands billy! Good luck with the restoration, cant wait to see progress

Gotta love barn finds being put back on the road!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:47 pm 
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Whats your location?: SOUTH EASTERN REGION
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What Minis have you?: 1988 Mini Mayfair 998, 1971 Mini 1000, 2001 Transit Recovery Truck, 2001 fiat ducato camper, 2008 Kia cee’d, 1996 VW transporter T4, 1995 ford escort cabriolet.
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It dosent look half as bad as it did at first. Nice job Jim boy. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:47 am 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
This yoke needs work, there's no two ways about it but it is an original Irish car so will be worth saving. It's stored away for the time being as there's another restoration at hand. Before KMG says anything, I'll post photos later.

Billy


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:30 am 
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Whats your location?: Dublin
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What Minis have you?: 1992 Mini City
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I'll bring some polish & windowlene down with me next time...... :lol:

Good to see the pics on here Billy :wink:



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:29 pm 
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Location: Courtown. Wexford.
Billy you'd be amazed what difference a Cooney clean could make to a car. :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:23 pm 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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What Minis have you?: 1967 Morris Cooper, 1967 Austin Mini auto, 1968 Wolseley Hornet x2, 1981 Clubman Estate
Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
If anyone knows of a scrapper Estate with a good wheelwell, I'd be interested as it's the one panel I can't source.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:16 pm 
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plminis have them billy


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:48 am 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
Thanks for that JD. I checked P&L Minis but could only find a boot floor for the saloon but not for the estate. The difference with the estate is that the battery is under the back seat so the wheelwell is a different shape.

If you spotted it on their site, would you mind pointing me in the right direction? What was interesting is that P&L stock a towbar which is also on the shopping list.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:41 am 
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Whats your location?: clare
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What Minis have you?: Morris Mini 1968
Modifications: None unless rust counts
i just saw that mini estate yesterday when i purchase Mini World

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:35 pm 
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Whats your location?: Drogheda
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I couldn't find a wheelwell when I was building mind and made a repair section. If your running 12" wheels you may try enlarging the well as you won't get a 12" spare in the standard one.
Thoes toebars look nicer but I think they attach to the subframe

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:12 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
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What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
I would think that the best way to repair the wheel well would be to modify a saloon one to fit and it would take a 12" wheel.The 10" is a snug fit in the estate as it is,I have an ordinary 10x3.5 in my estate because the 10x4.5" alloy will not even fit and allow the cover to be put over it.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:31 pm 
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Whats your location?: near mondello
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What Minis have you?: 86 saloon
65 clubby estate :)
Modifications: b16a on the way
thats some find alright,hope it all goes well for ya,looks like youve alot of work to do!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:47 pm 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
Seeing Keith's Clubby estate at the AGM got me thinking that this car deserves attention and could be ready for the IMM trip to Italy next year. What I originally thought was going to be a big problem might actually work to my advantage if I want to fit 12s. See how the wheelwell is rusted out.

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Talking to Darran tonight about the panelbeater that did his red Mini some time ago could be the kickstart I need to strip it out and get some new panels together.

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Checking the Somerford website, all the panels and repair sections I need are still available.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:45 pm 
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Whats your location?: Longford
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What Minis have you?: 1971 Mini Marcos.
1984 Mini Sprite
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Modifications: 1380cc
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Location: Longford
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There are more panels there than you think :(

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:46 am 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
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What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
Those corners are a pain in the butt to repair and as Neil said more panels than you think in those corners.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:02 am 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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Fair point but if you remember the work on Darran's car, the particular panelbeater was able to fab up new piece himself, which many panelbeaters don't do nowadays.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:14 pm 
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Whats your location?: Dublin
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Go for it! :)

The panel beater who did my black Princess last year was able to fabricate some panels/sections that wouldn't be available in a million years.
Such skills are rare these days.

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