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Offline MrBounce

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Project Zippy (Midas Mk1 Coupe) Engine In!
« on: 19 June 2011, 15:55 »
It's a 1981 Mk 1 Mini Midas Coupe which has been standing a while. Fibreglass body, so no rust (which is great coz I can't weld), has an engine in bits, everything needs reconditioning and the interior is horrific. It has the nastiest pair of seats I have ever seen...

It's a bit of a challenge but it's something I've been wanting to do for a while. I know Minis well, so the mechanicals shouldn't cause too much of an issue. I reckon I'll be learning lots about fibreglass though!!  :grin: :grin: :grin:











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Re: My New Long-Term Non Dub Project
« Reply #1 on: 19 June 2011, 16:02 »
looks fun, the fibreglass can still rot if moisture has got in (ask early VX220 owners  :lipsrsealed:) but at least it's easier to repair  :laugh:


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Re: My New Long-Term Non Dub Project
« Reply #2 on: 19 June 2011, 16:09 »
Looks like a fun little project!

You'll probably be spending time on electrics as well as fibreglass! Most kitcars have horrible wiring looms  :sick: But it will all be basic!

Happy to help if i can with fibreglass questions?

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Re: My New Long-Term Non Dub Project
« Reply #3 on: 19 June 2011, 16:10 »
Love it!

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Re: My New Long-Term Non Dub Project
« Reply #4 on: 19 June 2011, 17:14 »
Sweet  :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

I heard "Mr bounce picking up a project" on radio two on Friday  :grin:

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Re: My New Long-Term Non Dub Project
« Reply #5 on: 19 June 2011, 17:49 »
just think with a bit of time and effort you could turn it into this  :rolleyes:


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Re: My New Long-Term Non Dub Project
« Reply #6 on: 19 June 2011, 18:29 »
Nightmare electrics with no metal body, expect 3 times the amount of wiring as a normal metal bodied car

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Re: My New Long-Term Non Dub Project
« Reply #7 on: 19 June 2011, 18:32 »
looks nice, what you gonna do to it, restore it to original condition? or as neer as you can get?

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Re: My New Long-Term Non Dub Project
« Reply #8 on: 19 June 2011, 20:31 »
Different :cool:
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Re: My New Long-Term Non Dub Project
« Reply #9 on: 21 June 2011, 13:36 »
Cool don't see many of them about even at shows.

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