Vintage Fiberglass Austin Mini Pickup Body Shell

Looking to build your own Classic Mini dream car?  Now’s your chance.

 

We’ve drastically reduced the price of this one of a kind Mini Pickup Fiberglass Body Shell!

 

This really is an opportunity to be creative and build something out of the ordinary! Electric Mini? Eye-Popping Classic?   HONDA VTEC conversion, including the 4-wheel-drive version based on the Honda CRV running gear? Pop it on Suzuki Samurai (this Mini body will fit the Suzuki wheel base nicely!   A SERIOUS off roader?    Mini 4x4 Monster Truck?

 

The possibilities are endless.

 

More Than Just a Shell

 

The unit is supplied with doors, bonnet, tailgate, upper & lower dash rails, and inner wings. The body shell is constructed with an integral steel skeleton bonded into the body shell to incorporate the following – 

• Top shock mounts internal plate for strength to support the suspension 
• Top subframe mount for single-bolt (MK 4 style) integral with internal frame work
• Lower subframe mounts (in front valance and in floor by feet, but NOT drilled) 
• Steering rack mounting plate (holes not drilled) 
• Handbrake mounting plate(hole not cut)
• Shoulder and floor seatbelt mounts 
• Central tunnel seat belt mounts 
• Rear subframe front mounts (onto side impact sill runner from front to back) 
• Rear subframe rear mounts onto integral frame 


Plus, the fiberglass shell is about four inches longer than standard (with the 'bed' area correspondingly shorter, so same wheelbase and overall length).  The "xtra-cab" should make it much more comfortable as the original was very tight for most drivers.

 

See What You Think of This Mini Pickup

 Below are some photos of the actual shell we have here at Mini Mania.  As you can see, it is a shell only and can be considered a replacement for any year Pick-up body.  It should also be possible to register as a "Special construction vehicle" as most states make a provision for "replica" or "kit cars".    The Mini pick-ups were produced until 1980, and this shell is built to take the later 'single bolt' Mark 4 front sub-frame.

And To Be Perfectly Clear…

We do want to be clear that this unit will take some detailing and TLC to massage out a few quirks.  The fit of the doors is not great, and they are a little 'funky', being constructed using the window frame and channel from stock steel doors - they are Mark 3 and later doors made for the roll-up windows and internal hinges, unlike the original pick-ups, which used sliding windows and external hinges like the Mark 1 & Mark 2 Minis of the 60s.   All these issues pale in comparison to the work (and expense!) required to fix a rusty old Pick-up, so this is a much better starting point for most people!

Go here for more details or to purchase this Mini Pickup Body Shell