Classic Mini Restoration Articles

General
Created: September 09, 2014
Classic Motorsports magazine project Mini Cooper S nears completion.
Created: March 28, 2014
Making a small patch for the inner fender well and one for the underside of the cowl on our 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S.
Created: March 14, 2014
Picking_Through_the_Parts- The first order of business after getting this project home was to sift though all the boxes that came with it. We needed to see how what we got compared to what the seller said it came with.
Aligning The Front End Sheet Metal- Classic Mini
Created: March 28, 2014
Aligning The Front End sheet metal of the Classic Mini Cooper
Created: March 28, 2014
The rear suspension was even simpler than the front, as there are no half shafts to deal with.
Created: March 28, 2014
Our next step was to get back to the metalwork. The left front fender had been crumpled and badly repaired. The grille/headlight surround panel had actually been ripped in half and also poorly repaired.
Created: March 14, 2014
Stripping Down the Little Body
Created: March 14, 2014
Blasted Media!
Created: March 14, 2014
Pressure Washing the Tub
Body Welding Classic Mini Cooper
Created: March 14, 2014
Body Welding
Time for a Clutch
Created: March 14, 2014
Time for a Clutch
Drivetrain
Created: June 25, 2014
Engine rebuild!
Created: March 14, 2014
Changing Our Mini's Rings and Pinion Gears
Electrical
Created: March 28, 2014
Next up was the generator and starter motor
Killer Engines from Mini Mania
Created: November 01, 2017
Let our experts build you a brand new "Killer" classic mini race engine that'll give you the edge you’ll need to put you in the Winner's Circle! Built with the latest cutting-edge components.
Pre-Owned & Tested Powerunits
Created: October 31, 2017
These pre-owned Classic Mini power units have been tested by the experts at Mini Mania for compression, oil pressure and blow-by. Our pre-owned assemblies includes everything from cylinder head to clutch and transmission and are ready to bolt in to your Classic Mini and go!
Created: March 14, 2014
Starting Our Mini's Engine Rebuild
Created: March 14, 2014
Building the lower End
Gearboxes
Need Your Mini's Transmission Rebuilt?
Created: July 27, 2017
We want to rebuild your classic Austin Mini transmission! Our expertise spans decades. Check out available gearbox options here! Always feel free to contact us with questions...we're here to help.
Created: March 14, 2014
Putting Our Mini's Transmission Back Together
Created: March 14, 2014
Rebuilding the Shifter Mechanism
Created: March 28, 2014
1967 Mini Cooper S Restoration Project Collaboration
Newton Commercial Classic Mini Interior Trim
Created: January 06, 2014
Newton Commercial Carpets & Interior Trim for Classic Minis Coopers - Seat Covers, Carpets, Interior Panels, Headliners, Sun Visors & more. Special order, call for pricing and availability. Classic Mini Cooper Floor mats now available from the perfectionist at Newton Commercial.
Mini Mania
Mini Mania's Repair Shop
Created: June 16, 2010
The Mini Mania rebuilding service will tackle almost any problem you are having! Engines, Cylinder Heads, Transmission and more!
Suspension
Created: March 28, 2014
Time to assemble our front subframe.
Created: March 14, 2014
Rehabbing Subframes and Suspension
Created: March 14, 2014
Powdercoating the Suspension
Created: March 14, 2014
Rebuilding the Hydrolastic Displacers
Tiny Classic Mini Wheels and Tires
Created: March 14, 2014
Tiny Wheels and Mini Tires- There are a lot of tire and wheel options for the Mini Cooper. From the factory, the Classic Cooper S came standard with 3.5-inch-wide slotted steel wheels that were 10 inches in diameter. Optional 4.5-inch-wide wheels were also available.