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 Posted: Jun 26, 2020 04:32AM
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Maybe you could fill out your profile and someone close to you may be a great deal of help.
My customers are often surprised to find a 5500 Sq Ft classic mini shop right here in tidewater Va.
I have been working on and building classic minis since 1968. I ship trannys all over and have
cores to build just about any engine combo needed. I also have a great library I have used and
enjoyed for years. Steve (CTR)

 Posted: Jun 26, 2020 04:12AM
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So true! 
   Get to it.
    The tasks have been re aligned!

 Posted: Jun 26, 2020 01:07AM
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Just to correct Jedduh :  its steering rack before front subframe

Car engines make CO2 and trees absorb CO2. By running your engine you're feeding a tree and helping the environment.

 Posted: Jun 24, 2020 08:41PM
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Are you looking for a how-to guide for doing various restoration jobs on a Mini, or a originality guide to make sure you have the right parts, pieces, colors, etc? If you've already got the shell done by someone else, it doesn't sound like you need a how-to for the bodywork anyway.

The Haynes Mini Restoration Manual (by Lindsay Porter) has a nice appendix listing paint and interior colors, codes, and combinations, so that could be useful along with a list of production changes. Most of the book is how-to refit and repair bodywork and reassembling a car. Its main drawback is that it's printed with newsprint-type paper and resolution, and it doesn't focus on originality on a step-by-step basis. It just has some information that could help there.

I don't think "The Ultimate Mini Restoration Manual" would be all that useful from a step-by-step basis. It has no focus at all on originality, and it is very opinionated on a number of points (which I don't agree with) so in that respect it's a matter of taste. It is really attuned more to the at-home modify and enjoy crowd. It does have much better glossy paper reproduction of images and text. It does cover most of the tasks to rebuild an Mini, just not in any step-by-step fashion.

I haven't seen the Practical Classics book. If originality is your main interest, I've never really seen a guide to Mini originality like I do for Jaguars or Porsches. This is probably because the Mini scene has never really seemed to be that interested in concours-type judging. But there is certainly as many how-to books for Minis as any other classic marque I've seen.



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 Posted: Jun 24, 2020 10:15AM
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1. Paint
2. install chassis lines + Wiring
3.  subframes
4.  drivetrain Suspension and sterring + car rolling
5. basic carpet + interior needs
6. powerplant
7 . Fluids + Electrics
8. Glass and final trim.

Easy!

 Posted: Jun 24, 2020 05:20AM
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There are also several well documented builds on MK1 mini forum, under the "our car and projects" tag. 

 Posted: Jun 23, 2020 05:41PM
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You can always start with these:

 

Original Mini Cooper and Cooper S, by John Parnell.

Practical Classics On Mini Cooper Restoration

MINI RESTORATION MANUAL ULTIMATE BOOK, by AYRE IAIN

 

 Posted: Jun 23, 2020 01:55PM
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Iv just had the shell of my 66 completely restored and I'm about to take on a rebuilt. Is there a book out there with a step by step list of the way it should be carried out. As in what goes on first etc.?? Any help would be great.