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 Posted: May 4, 2021 08:24PM
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Originally Posted by scooperman
When Brit cars from my era (60s) are advertised as "rust free" that just means they are not charging you more for the rust.
Haha...oh man. I gotta deal then in that sense. 

 Posted: May 4, 2021 08:23PM
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Originally Posted by malsal
Japanese Minis from the South are generally good, sometimes they have minor rust especially in the lower door section.
Now Northern Japan Minis generally have the normal rust issues although not as bad as the UK ones.
I gotta take you shopping with me if I buy another one.

 Posted: May 4, 2021 04:46PM
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When Brit cars from my era (60s) are advertised as "rust free" that just means they are not charging you more for the rust.

 Posted: May 4, 2021 09:50AM
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Japanese Minis from the South are generally good, sometimes they have minor rust especially in the lower door section.
Now Northern Japan Minis generally have the normal rust issues although not as bad as the UK ones.

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: May 4, 2021 08:37AM
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Originally Posted by oldminimover49
Markiss

you have to appreciate the late late eighties was the years of the “ BAD” steel worldwide
l amsure that the seller, Mark Caldwell spent over 200 hours getting it right

Big AL
Oh, you go that right. 
And.....yeah, wouldn't doubt it. 
IMO, I wouldn't say there's such a thing of rust-free classic Mini unless it's been in a climate-controlled setting locked in a time capsule and never moved outside, or if someone spent a whole schwack of time and money making it rust-free. But I guess that's part of the true love for the car. We're crazy enough to take it on. 
I have quite the extensive list of replacement panels and body work to do on mine. I think someone tried to make it into an amphibious car and boat it out of Japan themselves through the briny sea, arrrrrrr matey. 

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Markiss

you have to appreciate the late late eighties was the years of the “ BAD” steel worldwide

I had 3 Mini 30 Anniversary model minis , two of which were Burgundy rust buckets, the other one was great but l amsure that the seller, Mark Caldwell spent over 200 hours getting it right

Big AL

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 Posted: May 3, 2021 09:00PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Mini
 Those Japanese spec Minis are all rust free. 
Ohhhh I beg to differ. I'd like to introduce you to my '89 Jap spec Rover. The camera on my phone would need a tetanus shot just to take a picture of it to show you. 
Is it really possible to have a rust-free Mini that hasn't had bodywork done?

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Hogan 32 is a scammer.

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: May 3, 2021 03:52AM
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Thank you for updating us with the outcome.

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 Posted: Jan 24, 2021 08:58PM
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Originally Posted by QuickSilver
I'm thinking about importing a Mini from UK to Nigeria. If anyone in the UK has one to sell or known of one please let me know. Thanks.
Hey, QS! Sniffin' around for another Mini, eh? :) I hope you can get one that is not in "Nigerian Used" condition! I remember you sent or posted a picture of a car that had that as its condition.

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Quicksilver: Good to hear from you, hope your health has improved

BTW, that Texas State Trooper is still talking about a giant black man in a weird yellow thing called a moke. LOL

BIG AL

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 Posted: Dec 8, 2020 10:33AM
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Originally Posted by Dr Mini
Emmanuel, you could contact Bill Cox in NC for his associate(Doug) in England. If you will email me I can give you Doug's info as well. Hope all is well with your health now!
Doug currently has one for sale in the UK in the MM classifieds for under £5k.

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: Dec 7, 2020 02:17PM
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Emmanuel, you could contact Bill Cox in NC for his associate(Doug) in England. If you will email me I can give you Doug's info as well. Hope all is well with your health now!

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

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Good to hear from you QS!

What about South Africa? No idea how shipping from there to Nigeria is, but they have a good stock of cars - prices much better than the UK

 Posted: Dec 7, 2020 07:57AM
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Originally Posted by Dr Mini
Considering the bodge repairs on lots of UK Minis and sellers shipping MOT failures, why wouldn't you consider a solid US car or better yet, Japan? Those Japanese spec Minis are all rust free. Anyway, it's just a thought. BTW, have you moved back to the motherland? I've missed those lunches with you on my various travels. Also, Eric asks about you ever so often.

It just seems easier to get from the UK here in Nigeria.

I took early retirement last year after a cervical spine surgery. I moved back to Nigeria around March last year after 33 years in the USA.

Say hello to Eric for me.

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 Posted: Dec 7, 2020 07:52AM
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Originally Posted by Dan Moffet
QuickSilver! Good to know you are still around. The Mini disease never goes away, does it?
Hope you find a good Mini.
Cheers, Dan
Thanks Dan.

It never goes away.

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 Posted: Dec 7, 2020 06:21AM
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Considering the bodge repairs on lots of UK Minis and sellers shipping MOT failures, why wouldn't you consider a solid US car or better yet, Japan? Those Japanese spec Minis are all rust free. Anyway, it's just a thought. BTW, have you moved back to the motherland? I've missed those lunches with you on my various travels. Also, Eric asks about you ever so often.

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

 Posted: Dec 6, 2020 05:29AM
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QuickSilver! Good to know you are still around. The Mini disease never goes away, does it?
Hope you find a good Mini.
Cheers, Dan

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I'm thinking about importing a Mini from UK to Nigeria. If anyone in the UK has one to sell or known of one please let me know. Thanks.

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