We collected this blue Mini in June 2013 and at that point it was a rolling shell with everything else removed. We then removed the frames and took the shell for blasting. From there we primed the shell, replaced the front end panels and replaced the A panels. We then modified the A panels and door skins in order for us to fit the external door hinges.
As part of the Mini restoration a genuine mkII boot lid was fitted while all the panels were heritage panels. The shell was fully prepped and painted sandy beige with an English White roof. We then started to build the car - everything fitted was new; the rear frame was rotten and as the car was an automatic the front subframe was no use.
We fitted heritage powder coated frames, all suspension components were powder coated , all new wheel bearings fitted and poly bush kits, new suspension springs, brand new headlining including roof bars, brand new centre speedo kit, brand new wiring loom, all light units brand new, brand new callipers, discs , pads, new fuel and brake lines , new bumpers including over riders and a new moustache grille kit was added. The Mini also had brand new carpets, air vents, dash liner, vent pipes and door cards as the customer had stripped the car and binned everything so it really was a complete fresh nut and bolt build.
We delivered the car back in August 2013 on wheels as the customer was going to fit the engine and ancillaries, along with the new alloy wheels and seats.
The car looks absolutely amazing and we at The Real Mini Company are very proud to show what we have achieved.