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Mini External Door Hinges
Created: August 24, 2012
Mini External Hinges: Positions and Fasteners. External Hinges were used on Minis starting with the first cars off of the assembly line and continued with little change for a number of years, especially on the Vans and Pickups. You will also find them on roll-up window doors used on many Australia...
Body Stripping
Created: June 21, 2000
There are several reasons to strip the paint (and any rust) from your body shell: rust repair, scratch/paint damage repair, or for re-spraying as part of a restoration. There are also many techniques, each of which has advantages and disadvantages.
Rust and Classic Minis
Created: June 21, 2000
Rust and Minis have a great affinity for each other. Sooner or later all owners of non-restored old Minis will have to tackle this problem. When checking a Mini over before purchasing, it is important to check carefully for rust. The diagram below shows the typical rust areas:
Created: June 16, 2000
The choice you have made in purchasing a body shell for your car instead of the component parts to repair the existing one is correct. The man hours of labor and degree of experience and skill involved to assemble the shell are extensive and you have rightly chosen to entrust this to British Motor Heritage, the original manufacturer.
Mini Body Dimensions - Size Does Matter
Created: June 13, 2000
Figures for length, width and height are the same for all Minis (including Clubmans except where specified) except Canadian models with safety-legislation bumpers Innocentis, Authis and Australian models which used differently-contoured body panels may vary in external dimensions (especially width and height) by a couple of inches.