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 Posted: Sep 4, 2019 08:11AM
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I like it! Fun little way to improvise.

Have fun enjoying your mini.

Ted

 Posted: Sep 4, 2019 06:20AM
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To close this out. Thanks for the frame offer Willie but a full original restore will wait. In the end I scraped the old tar and horse hair to clean the roof (single edge razor, not too bad). I then installed Thermozite Thermal-acoustic insulation. No dome light so just one big piece to smooth out. It has enough body/texture that the wrinkles aren't noticeable.  PIA to cut and glue. But huffing the glue inside the mini made up for it- it is like a paper bag but bigger I was going to then cover with regular headliner material but ended up liking the look.  Wings aren't great. Should have templated and didn't have enough left over from the 2yds for any throwaways.  Still need to add trimlok around the edges.  Did the visors too, not sure I am happy with them yet. 
Be safe as Dorian heads up the coast.
Kim
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 Posted: Aug 26, 2019 07:23PM
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should you decide to go with a Mk1 liner and purchase the frames or completed liner make sure it has the attaching plate for the dome light. Pre Oct ‘62 minis didnt come with dome lights, also the tangs for fitting the two halves together are different for pre oct. ‘62.

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The two halves of a MkI headliner and frame should fit in a 50" TV box. TV's are shipped all over the place....shouldn't be a problem.

I have a near perfect headliner and frame from a 67 Cooper S.  I'm being anal though and hoarding it....just in case....one day!

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Aug 26, 2019 10:04AM
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i have 1/2 of a MK1 frame. If that will work for you, it's free.

Rocky in Merritt Island, Fl.

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 Posted: Aug 21, 2019 02:23PM
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Hmmmm  google says that's 12hrs up I-95. Bet they aren't figuring doing it in an 850 that can hit 50 mph if the wind is right and it is downhill.  Way too old for that sort of adventure and I have nothing to tow with.  That said mini60 might be fun even if the car stays home...... At this point I am going to track down Dion as suggested and also make the rounds to local trim shops to see what they think.  Car is well past being authentic so the aftermarket approach is ok.  I am picking up that this is a PIA project and getting someone experienced is probably worth the expense. Thanxs for the offer Willie and hold that thought. 
Kim 
We always have room for riders on the drives. I even share the driving time with my riders.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Aug 21, 2019 11:31AM
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Hmmmm  google says that's 12hrs up I-95. Bet they aren't figuring doing it in an 850 that can hit 50 mph if the wind is right and it is downhill.  Way too old for that sort of adventure and I have nothing to tow with.  That said mini60 might be fun even if the car stays home...... At this point I am going to track down Dion as suggested and also make the rounds to local trim shops to see what they think.  Car is well past being authentic so the aftermarket approach is ok.  I am picking up that this is a PIA project and getting someone experienced is probably worth the expense. Thanxs for the offer Willie and hold that thought. 
Kim 

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Come to the CMU mini 60 get together in October and I will bring the frame I have. Save on shipping and can have fun driving great roads.
Win Win.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

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I have a pickup that has a 'aftermarket" approach to a headliner
 They did it by gluing the normal headliner foam fabric to the roof and trimming the edges really well.

I tried this with another car and had lumpy success.  I feel like this car was done professionally by someone that knew how to work the material and glue to avoid wrinkles.  Thre are some Pockets to somewhat work around in the roof metal that makes this job easy or hard.


For an OEM Frame:

in florida= check with Dion at DJ's Mini parts = Wesley chapel Florida. For a Mk 1 Frame. closer to you.
  Then trimming a Mk 1 frame is no FUN task . Streching and gluing the vinyl to it.

Attached pics of my roof for 'refrence" 
  Also adds 2 inches of headroom!


 

 Posted: Aug 21, 2019 06:28AM
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Looks like you have offer in GA. That's much closer than VA. I wonder if they would nest and fit a couple of bicycle boxes and ride the dog (Grayhound) to you? Steve (CTR)

PS my last headliner install late type was $400. Cheapest I could find and I had removed all glass with new rods and headliner. Do what it takes to get a frame set. Post for someone heading your way who might bring one along.

 Posted: Aug 19, 2019 03:24PM
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Sounds like the frames don't knock down for easy shipping  and no other easy approaches offered so maybe I need a good trim shop guy in Fort Myers....  He may have some ideas..... 
Kim

 Posted: Aug 17, 2019 05:39AM
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MK1 minis had a pair of frames to which the liner is attached. Somewhere around 73 the system was changed and went to a set of rods and at that point the head liner is glued at all window and screen openings. You will need the frames to do a correct job. Steve (CTR)

 Posted: Aug 16, 2019 08:14PM
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kimb..  my trim shop guy. takes all the window out and then glues it in..  looks damn good but NOT CHEAP.. about $600.. total.. later bc

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I have a frame but it is not small so shipping is a challenge.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Aug 16, 2019 04:45PM
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 Now that I have a title/plate I can start on the project list. First one is a headliner.  There is nothing but steel overhead now.  Seems like I can order standard headliner material and glue to roof. Anyone have good luck with that approach? Guy I bought it from tried that but his efforts failed and the black fuzzy stuff fell down. Looks like I can order a new original style headliner but I have no bows/frame that all the ads say must be saved at all costs. (anyone have a spare frame to sell?) Anyone figured out a substitutes for the bows/frame (fiberglass battens?)?  I am also wondering about replacing the missing dome light (should I bother?)  Gluing stuff to the roof would seems to prevent me from hiding the wires.  The switches in the door frames look different than the replacement ones on this site.  One looks in decent shape (but I haven't tested)  and the other is crunched up and clearly bad.   
Anything else I should be looking at- sound deadening, priming to prevent rust etc as part of this project?  This is a driver- needs to look good but not great and no one is going to judge it except my wife.

Hints and hacks welcome so I don't have to reinvent the wheel....

Kim