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 Post subject: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:38 pm 
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evening lads/ladies,

I am currently in the process of getting the ownership of a 1991 mini neon changed into my name.
the car is completely banjaxed, needs a complete overhall. i'm getting the car for free and i am taking it on as a project (never had a project before)

I have 2 questions,

is there anything I should know about this car?

what is the forums opinion on this car?


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:40 pm 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1967 Morris Cooper, 1967 Austin Mini auto, 1968 Wolseley Hornet x2, 1981 Clubman Estate
Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
Welcome to the forum,

Any photos of the Mini?

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:45 pm 
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i hope this works

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:53 pm 
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Whats your location?: roscommon
Region: Western
Location: roscommon town
:shock: jesus what in the name of god happened that


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:56 pm 
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abandoned for 3 and a half years and some students thought it would be funny to smash it up.


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:02 pm 
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Whats your location?: Longford
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What Minis have you?: 1971 Mini Marcos.
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Modifications: 1380cc
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Location: Longford
Hope you are good a bodywork :(

Fear not though , worse cars have been saved.

Have a look through the rest of the project section to see what others have achieved .

You've done the right thing to start with by joining the forum, you'll find plenty of people only too willing to offer help and advise along the way.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:06 pm 
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The Marcos Graveyard wrote:
Hope you are good a bodywork :(

Fear not though , worse cars have been saved.

Have a look through the rest of the project section to see what others have achieved .

You've done the right thing to start with by joining the forum, you'll find plenty of people only too willing to offer help and advise along the way.


I know NOTHING about cars. i was planning to wing this one pretty much, i know it will cost a fortune but that doesnt bother me, people in 50 years will want a mini. one of the most iconic cars out there.

is the neon model any use though?


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:14 pm 
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Whats your location?: Carrick on shannon
Region: Western
What Minis have you?: 1980 mini saloon (fip) 1275cc
1969 Clubman gt historic rally car, 1380 c/r s/c dog box, split 45 webbers
1980 irish clubman estate
1969 mk2 retro rally car 1293 s/c gearbox
Location: roscommon
Make sure u paint it white :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:19 pm 
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joebe1 wrote:
Make sure u paint it white :D :D


Cant :(

for 3 years all i've heard out of the missus is, "i'd love that car." "jesus, that car would look great in red and black"

so, i'm gonna do the project on the car and the missus will drive it :(


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:42 pm 
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Whats your location?: Dublin
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Welcome to the Forum.

The Neon was one of many special editions, but not sure what features were specific to it. It looks like a good starting point though for a project.

For some reason it looks familiar, the strange body stripes ring a bell


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:44 pm 
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DaveC wrote:
Welcome to the Forum.

The Neon was one of many special editions, but not sure what features were specific to it. It looks like a good starting point though for a project.

For some reason it looks familiar, the strange body stripes ring a bell

what direction in dublin you from??


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:36 am 
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Whats your location?: Carrick on shannon
Region: Western
What Minis have you?: 1980 mini saloon (fip) 1275cc
1969 Clubman gt historic rally car, 1380 c/r s/c dog box, split 45 webbers
1980 irish clubman estate
1969 mk2 retro rally car 1293 s/c gearbox
Location: roscommon
I d say ur only problem is the roof, u d be better to re-skin it, i ve only ever seen one person leave a roof perfect and it took him hours, nice project though does nt seem to be much rust


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:19 pm 
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jebus wrote:
DaveC wrote:
Welcome to the Forum.

The Neon was one of many special editions, but not sure what features were specific to it. It looks like a good starting point though for a project.

For some reason it looks familiar, the strange body stripes ring a bell

what direction in dublin you from??


I live in Killiney


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:20 pm 
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Whats your location?: Leopardstown
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What Minis have you?: 86 Mayfair 1000GT
Modifications: 1275 and bar the shell and subframes new everything!! IMOC MEMBER
Location: Leopardstown
I hope you have very deep pockets , loads of time and a strong relationship , best of luck :wink: I might be able to help you out with a few bits , screen , boot door , passenger door . just finished one and i have a few bits knocking about
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 Post subject: Re: Mini Neon
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:05 pm 
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Whats your location?: Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: '93 SPi cooper
Location: Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
may i add my welcome too!

rust is the killer, as all will agree! sills, doors, boot, floor, a-panels (behind front wheelarch) under windscreen and rear screen, round the headlights too. probably best to strip it and take *all* the interior out, get a good look at the car.

label everything, specially wiring! take photos as you go so you know what to aim at on way back!

im useless at bodywork & dont weld but anything i know is your for the asking.

this from our friends on Miniresource:
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23) Mini Neon
Year: 1991 (February)
Based: Mini City
Colour: Nordic Blue Metallic
External Trim: Chrome bumpers, door handles, grille surround and exhaust tailpipe.
Decals/Badges: Coachlines with "Neon by Mini" decals.
Equipment: Full width wheel trims and standard passenger side door mirror. R280 digital Radio/Cassette. Hinged rear windows
Interior trim: Chevron velour with Neon badge on steering wheel.
Engine: 998cc
Availability: 1,500
Cost new: £5,570
http://www.miniresource.com/special04.php

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