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 Posted: Jun 25, 2019 05:47AM
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Thanks for the input on your 67 !!!!! Still looking for any input on the seat reinforcement and wheel arches. Thanks again to everyone who has posted

 Posted: Jun 24, 2019 08:50AM
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The January '67 car I restored had riveted boot board brackets also.

 Posted: Jun 24, 2019 07:43AM
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Thanks all for helping me verify this. Also as of body # 55735 according to Parnells book "Vehicles to USA fitted with reinforcing rear seat brace and modified rear wheel arch panels" Does anyone have a pic of this, so I know what to look for? Thanks Again for the help!!!

 Posted: Jun 22, 2019 04:01PM
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"......One concern is the boot board brackets are riveted instead of spot welded (build date Nov 66)..."

Autumn 66 according to Parnell.... pretty close to Nov 66....  And as Parnell notes quite often, whenever he (thought he had??) established a "rule"  he found a bunch of examples that ignored the rule....

Have you tried <//mk1-forum.net>??  If you ask the question you might get a better idea of (approximate) chassis number changeovers...

Welcome to the fold..

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Jun 22, 2019 03:22PM
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Pics will come after I secure the purchase

 Posted: Jun 22, 2019 03:21PM
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Thanks for the responses!!! Yes I found the tag spot welded to the (on regular cars, the radiator support) front support that has the hood latch. I took many photos of the car and when I reviewed, there it was and I could read the numbers and it matches the heritage certificate. One concern is the boot board brackets are riveted instead of spot welded (build date Nov 66) So thanks again. And yes, I have the "bible" by John Parnell.....lots of great info

 Posted: Jun 22, 2019 07:42AM
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malsal. is correct.  you must buy Parnells book on Coopers and Cooper s  and yes the vin plate should been on the rad shroud .. I think it stayed there until  1969/70.. stayed on front support until 1980.. later  bc  ps..some photo. would be NICE , please

 Posted: Jun 22, 2019 05:56AM
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The “body number” as shown on the Heritage Cert is stamped on a small metal plate spot welded to the slam panel about 6 inches to the left of the bonnet lock (as you look at it).

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Jun 22, 2019 04:53AM
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The stamped vin plate on a true MK I S i believe should be on the radiator cowl not on the front support.
The body number if still present will be to the left of the bonnet latch, it should be a welded plate with 4 or 5 digits on it.
If you apply for a Heritage certificate it will confirm the numbers.
If it is a re shell and newer than Jan 1966 look to see if the right hand tank has factory mounts also the boot board brackets should be welded in place.
Pick up a copy of Parnells Original Mini Cooper and Cooper S it has a wealth of information on S's.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Jun 22, 2019 02:52AM
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I am looking to buy a 67 Mk1 S. Where on the car can I find the body number which is on the heritage certificate besides the stamped tag screwed to the front support. I want to be sure this car is not a re-shell. Thanks in advance for your help !!!