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 Posted: Jul 8, 2019 09:04AM
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Indifferent. I am a purist  when he comes to classic british cars.   I do NOT like Honda Vtec swap in classic minis.. or Jag swap to chevy  V8.. same for MGBs..    at my old age. I can pick and choose WHO I want  sell to these days.. which includes.. W.L.Bs.., brokers.. or mormons... later bc

 Posted: Jul 8, 2019 07:46AM
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Yes, I would be amazed if anyone would sell a P/U for such a project. Having been into classic minis for 51 years, when my son ( age 19 ) wanted Honda power I bought him a Honda, when he wanted a P/U I bought him a Dodge. If he ever becomes interested in minis there are six at the shop to choose from. Steve (CTR)

I didn't say I was going to do it, but if one needed a lot of work, or was already pretty modified, then I would. This one is for my other half, and she wants a reliable one. So if I find a pickup that is nice, well put together, good engined, then we are fine. I will save the power for my other cars. We already have a fast mini and have owned lots of fun cars (we autocross/track together), i.e. a Caterham, 300+hp lotus elise, etc... 

...so this is another one, but for daily driving.  If I find one like McGees, for example, then that is one I would likely not touch! Further, if I do anything to my cars, I always engineer it to be undone for a future owner. 

 Posted: Jul 8, 2019 06:06AM
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Yes, I would be amazed if anyone would sell a P/U for such a project. Having been into classic minis for 51 years, when my son ( age 19 ) wanted Honda power I bought him a Honda, when he wanted a P/U I bought him a Dodge. If he ever becomes interested in minis there are six at the shop to choose from. Steve (CTR)

 Posted: Jul 7, 2019 07:19AM
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indifferent..  I just re read your post about converting  the pick up to V tec. I will NOT sell any mini to anyone who is this STUPIC....   later bc

 Posted: Jul 7, 2019 07:12AM
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tenmoke. I should have bought Bobs. . Alvis TD 21 cabrio..in Norcross Ga..  but  just could NOT see $ 200 large for it.. as you can buy nice Coupe for 25000 quid  in the UK..fyi .I am thinning the heard.. I am selling off the two 110 land rovers.. the two figaros and the two ..3 door soft top G wagons..  I NEVER drive any of these six cars..  later bc

 Posted: Jul 7, 2019 05:59AM
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Werewolf, good taste on the Alvis. Beautiful car. 

 Posted: Jul 6, 2019 08:30PM
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If you're going to toss the front and rear subframes and the powertrain, and you have a large budget, why not get our hosts' fiberglass pickup shell and build it up from there? Most people who go to the extent of a VTEC conversion will do a custom interior, seats, etc. so why not just build it from one of these shells?

Also saves an original pickup which are relatively rare. https://www.minimania.com/part/ABSMS048/Classic-Austin-Mini-Pick-up-Body-Shell-Kit-Fiberglass

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 Posted: Jul 6, 2019 05:01PM
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when are the first  year of the pick up?? 1961?? indifferent.. the problem with finding a nice pick up or van. is that were used for work vehicles..  rode hard and put up wet..  very few nices ones around in 2019.  later bc ps. I do NOT sell cars to anyone in California.. PERIOD..

 Posted: Jul 6, 2019 12:04PM
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indifferent.. I have a pick up here in NC.. all metal work is done.. engine /tranny built and have all new parts to finish..  email me off line for photos..  NOT cheap. .think it is a 1973..NOT FOR SALE to CALIFORNIA due to CARB regs.. later bc  bille.cox@hotmail.com   phone.. 1.704.487.6797 home  fyi.. I have found an Alvis TD 21 that is done that I want in the UK..and this will pay for it..  l

 Posted: Jul 6, 2019 11:13AM
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Yeah, I have seen so many so much better for the same or a bit more. But yes, on the right track!

 Posted: Jul 6, 2019 08:56AM
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 Posted: Jul 6, 2019 08:50AM
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I am in CA, so 67 or older probably best, or one registered here ... or one that could be either way with whatever that needs!

It doesn't have to be fully restored, but decent body/paint would be great as I will just be doing a honda conversion/rear subframe replacement on day 1. 

I have a pretty large budget. 

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