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4/12/12

Spent a fair bit of time on the car today, as the weather was very nice and I had a spare couple of hours after school. However, hardly any visible progress was made!! The main job today was to find out if … Continue reading

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2/12/12

After getting the final door off yesterday, the car was beginning to look much more like a shell. The jobs for today were mainly small ones such as putting all of the small fiddly parts into gripper bags in the … Continue reading

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1/12/12

After a productive few days before this, the bare shell was really starting to take shape. The main job for today was to take the drivers side door off, which somehow was even harder than taking the other door off!! … Continue reading

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29/11/12

Another good afternoon in work resulted in the passenger side door finally coming off as well as the front seat belts getting removed and the rear door cards getting taken out. The first job was to have my 3rd try … Continue reading

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28/11/12

Managed to get a good 3 hours work done on the car today which was very useful. The first job was to have another go at removing the doors by undoing the bolts under the wheel arches. Sadly they wouldn’t … Continue reading

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27/11/12

Only a small update from today, after managing to grab about 20 mins of light after getting home from school. The task today was to take both of the front seats out, which was much easier than it sounds. Each … Continue reading

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25/11/12

Finally got the Mini back home in the garage, which saves a 1 hour round trip to get the car, even without doing any work. It helps having gripper bags to put screws and items in from each stage of the … Continue reading

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18/11/12

Progress! After about 1 month of nothing being done on the car, much to my and everyone else’s frustration, a trip to the classic car show today has kick-started the project. As the car needs imperial AF tools and I didn’t have … Continue reading

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27/10/12

Sadly a very quiet time this week in terms of work done on the car, despite having the week off school. I didn’t have much time to spend with the car due to not having access to it, which is … Continue reading

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21/10/12

  Had my first drive of the car today around the car park where the car is being kept as it was very quite on a Sunday, what a great car! A video will be up at some point in … Continue reading

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19/10/12

With school finished for half term, the chance to spend the whole day with the car was just too good to turn down. After arriving at the unit where it is being stored, it was time to take the wheels … Continue reading

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16/10/12

Pick-up day for the car was certainly very long, setting off at midday and arriving home again at 10:30 that night was not the best thing to do halfway through a school week, but was 100% worth it. After picking … Continue reading

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14/10/12

After spending about 3 weeks searching all over the internet for that “perfect” car, I finally found one. A 1988 Austin Mini “Mary Quant Designer” Limited Edition in Devon, so only about 2oo miles away!! A few tense hours on … Continue reading

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