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 Post subject: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:44 pm 
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Whats your location?: edenderry, Offaly
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 89 austin mini mayfair
Modifications: 1.3 mpi cooper engine, S Works pack
hello all ! Noel here, restoring my 89 mayfair with a 00 mpi cooper as the doner car 8) . Heres the background story, a few years ago my sister's mpi was sadly involved in a fender bender with a taxi. long story short im reshelling it with an 89 auto mayfair :) , its aptly called psycho as that's what the previous owners daughter named it when she drove it. it started out as a simple '' lets make it to to be exactly the same'' but that soon got the boot :twisted: . now its a team effort between me and my father to make a one of a kind sportspack cooper look a like :mrgreen:

the aftermath
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who's the brainiac who cut the handle ?? :shock:
and the mayfair :)
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don't ask about the bonnet i was bored :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:35 am 
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Whats your location?: edenderry, Offaly
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What Minis have you?: 89 austin mini mayfair
Modifications: 1.3 mpi cooper engine, S Works pack
god bless acro's :lol:
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and the reverse engineering begins :twisted:
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who needs rotisseries :lol:
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and then flinstones modifications
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and on a lighter note
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a bit worse for wear but atleast its solid :)
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the old stove
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rust our worst enemy
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 Post subject: Re: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:23 pm 
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Location: Drogheda
I would say that the mpi engine in late 80's steel gives the best of both worlds but that is some dog of a shell. Good luck with the build at least you have some decent elbow room for the metal work.

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 Post subject: Re: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:42 pm 
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Whats your location?: Belfast
Region: Northern
Location: Belfast
Great project! Best of luck.



Would you sell the sunroof?


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 Post subject: Re: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:24 am 
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Whats your location?: edenderry, Offaly
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 89 austin mini mayfair
Modifications: 1.3 mpi cooper engine, S Works pack
yea hopefully it'll be safe as houses, time will tell though and as for elbow room it comes in handy so we're not on top of eachother while workin on the shell :lol:. I'm hoping to go with a subaru paint colour (86f for whoever wants the paint code) which is steel blue on the uk spec imprezas but steel grey on the jap spec imprezas and for the wheels, bmw's artistically named sepang bronze paint. yea the sunroof is for sale maverick, it's in the for sale section under webasto sunroof most of if not all the info youll need is there :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Whats your location?: wexford,
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hi noel any plans for the 00 shell or whats left of it?


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 Post subject: Re: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:42 pm 
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Whats your location?: edenderry, Offaly
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What Minis have you?: 89 austin mini mayfair
Modifications: 1.3 mpi cooper engine, S Works pack
Alas ger from the accident the shell is slightly distorted and was written off so not for road use sorry. Is it still worthy of autograss though :? May consider making a trailer if theres enough meat left on her after we're done 8)

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 Post subject: Re: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:13 am 
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fair play noel good luck with that but it is someting like that im looking for just the back end to make a limo i done some work on a tralor some mounts back turned out a bit dear but if you can do it on your own could be ok


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 Post subject: Re: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:53 am 
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Whats your location?: edenderry, Offaly
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What Minis have you?: 89 austin mini mayfair
Modifications: 1.3 mpi cooper engine, S Works pack
Thanks ger im stongly thinking of making a trailer if at all possible but its unlikely as we may be using most of the panels from the shell as teplacement panels where possible. If its just a half shell you're after theres a rear half of a shell on donedeal for 350 i think it is

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 Post subject: Re: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:15 pm 
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Whats your location?: edenderry, Offaly
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 89 austin mini mayfair
Modifications: 1.3 mpi cooper engine, S Works pack
Bagged myself a draper mig welder with a mask and some wire courtesy of Eric Hinds ( cheers buck ), get some gas and hopefully we can get started on some serious work :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Whats your location?: Claremorris
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Region: Western
What Minis have you?: none right now
Modifications: sold that one, looking for a new project
Location: Mayo
This look so familiar with when i started stripping mine.
Except when i bought it it was all covered in filler so didn't really know untill i started wire brushing.

Best of luck with the rebuild and body work, don't get dis encouraged half way through when you find more rust holes.


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 Post subject: Re: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:04 pm 
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Whats your location?: edenderry, Offaly
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 89 austin mini mayfair
Modifications: 1.3 mpi cooper engine, S Works pack
Glad to bring back the memories :lol: i removed the dash and all the wiring from psycho today and i almost weny full blown steven hawking when i seen the extent of the rust penetration

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 Post subject: Re: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:34 am 
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Whats your location?: edenderry, Offaly
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 89 austin mini mayfair
Modifications: 1.3 mpi cooper engine, S Works pack
sorry lads forgot to mention, project on hold with the leaving cert

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 Post subject: Re: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:39 pm 
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Whats your location?: edenderry, Offaly
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 89 austin mini mayfair
Modifications: 1.3 mpi cooper engine, S Works pack
Got a citroen cantia from an aunt of mine which was meant to be a daily driver but low and behold, no taxbook :? Decided to break it instead so ill be using the exhaust from the xantia to make my straight through for psycho, its 2" so should have a fairly decent sound
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 Post subject: Re: 89 'psycho' mini
PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:16 am 
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Whats your location?: edenderry, Offaly
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 89 austin mini mayfair
Modifications: 1.3 mpi cooper engine, S Works pack
So gents after 7 years of owning the mayfair i finally got the finger out and sorted the logbook out 8) atleast now the restorstion can press on with piece of mind knowing it wont be a waste at the end if i hadnt got the logbook, I was well chuffed when it came, second irish owner on it so atleast its history is somewhat traceable. Came into the country in february 2003 and was taxed for 2 years and parked in a field, so its new leace of life starts with me and hopefully itll have many more years of fun and craic on irish soil :lol:

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