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 Looking for a Fixer Upper

 Created by: mikec4193
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Oct 14, 2021 04:53PM Markiss  
Oct 9, 2021 08:19AM 6464s Edited: Oct 9, 2021 08:43AM 
Oct 8, 2021 08:01PM Minimike1 Edited: Oct 8, 2021 08:03PM 
Oct 8, 2021 08:06AM onetim  
Oct 8, 2021 05:13AM mikec4193  
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 Posted: Oct 14, 2021 04:53PM
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Enjoy cutting, welding and grinding a car? Well, you've come to the right place. There's no shortage of that. Welcome to the Mini Madness. Hard to find a 'good' one, if you don't want something that someone has tweaked already. The untouched original survivors aren't really surviving well. Donor cars can be quickly pointless as they tend to be as bad or worse than what you're starting with. Unless what you're starting with is really retched. 
But, fear not. The support for this little hotrod is plentiful. Much like Mustangs and VW Beetles. You can go as mild or wild with it as you wish. Lots of parts and suppliers to either do a full restoration or customization. 
Happy hunting and transforming

Simple recipe for Excitement:  Take 1 Classic Mini. Throw in 1590cc's of engine. Add 5 gears. A dash of 94 octane. A sprinkle of style inside and out. Toss in 1 MadMan and finally heat tires and pavement to taste. Recipe produces 1 Mini VTEC conversion and full satisfaction. Motor on!
 Posted: Oct 9, 2021 08:19AM
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If I was seriously looking for something, anything, I'm thinking, I would put my phone number. Maybe an email address. But that's just me.

I have to admit that when I think of thoughts and ideas; I do get what I want. Universe energy.

 Posted: Oct 8, 2021 08:01PM
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contact me via my profile.  Click on my name next to my picture and it should come up. I'm on LI and have 8 projects one of which I'm thinking of selling cause I'm aging out. It's a very solid shell with roll up windows all disassembled. Engine is 998 an not sure if it's running. I bought it from a guy who was going to make it a racer and he lost interest.

 Posted: Oct 8, 2021 08:06AM
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Good luck on you search, and a good choice. Should not be too hard to find a mini needing a bit of rust repair. Study up on the mini so you know what to look for. Depending on the year, and how true to original you want to be, nearly all parts are available.

 Posted: Oct 8, 2021 05:13AM
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Hi Mini Mania Folks

I am looking to get into a Mini Mania project for my future retirement...I would love to buy one all done but I enjoy cutting and welding and grinding....so something to tinker with and get to know would be cool....

I have had older VW's...older Datsun trucks...vintage Chevy trucks...Willys Jeeps...lots of oval track stuff too and even a rat rod...never had an English car before...I have looked at several Morris Minors but I am not sure if they would be a good match or not...I am thinking a Mini might be a better match...

I am in the upstate NY part of the world...

Thanks in advance.