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BFH_Garage
BFH_Garage Reader
12/18/20 9:14 a.m.

well damn... old plastic breaks...

notsafeforwork
notsafeforwork Reader
12/19/20 1:40 p.m.

VERY nice car ! ! !

How did you find out that British Leyland built the car? I have a 1985 Mini and have been trying to find out who built it for a while now. Is there a data base that you looked at or were you told that it was a Leyland Mini when you bought? Or what?

 

dextervw
dextervw New Reader
1/5/21 9:08 a.m.

Beautiful work!  

BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter)
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/5/21 9:22 a.m.
notsafeforwork said:

VERY nice car ! ! !

How did you find out that British Leyland built the car? I have a 1985 Mini and have been trying to find out who built it for a while now. Is there a data base that you looked at or were you told that it was a Leyland Mini when you bought? Or what?

 

Any Mini built between 1968 and 1985 (other than the Innocenti ones) would have been built by BL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Leyland

1986 and onwards would make it a Rover Mini

dextervw
dextervw New Reader
1/5/21 11:16 a.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) :

Its a little fuzzy in there,  if you're looking for cold hard lines to draw it doesn't happen.  My 89 is listed as an Austin and my 91 is a Rover.  I'd just go with what ever the title says at this point,  and enjoy the mini. (aimed at notsafeforwork)

 

notsafeforwork
notsafeforwork Reader
1/5/21 11:29 a.m.

In reply to dextervw :

No title, just trying to find out who made the car and when. No correct VIN plate either, original is missing. Currently tagged with a Mark 1 VIN plate although it's looks to be a 1985 (?)

BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter)
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
1/5/21 11:47 a.m.

In reply to dextervw :

Keep in mind both BL and it's successor Rover owned the Austin brand.

BFH_Garage
BFH_Garage Reader
3/28/21 12:35 p.m.

An ankle injury and then nice weather that pulled me out into the yard has delayed the interior work until now...
 

rain outside, f1 race on the garage tv and progress gets made...

the old... 

the old adhesive and foam being cleaned up. 
 

one side complete!

BFH_Garage
BFH_Garage Reader
5/1/21 9:39 p.m.

The interior work is done. Other than some old adhesive stains on the headliner, the interior looks pretty damn good. 
 

now to make it a little quicker...

dextervw
dextervw Reader
5/3/21 7:44 a.m.

In reply to BFH_Garage :

LOOKING SOO GOOD!!! 

BFH_Garage
BFH_Garage Reader
5/31/21 7:55 a.m.

this lumpy mess of cheap carpet over the spare tire and battery has always annoyed me. I saw a few photos of smooth boot floors, so I decided to make one for my self after having to replace the battery. 
 

after making a cardboard template, I went to this thin plywood. I have started to carpet it, but ran out of adhesive halfway through... what project doesn't involve an unexpected trip to the hardware store midway through?

JoeTR6
JoeTR6 Dork
5/31/21 9:20 a.m.

I missed the finished interior shots.  That came out nice.

BFH_Garage
BFH_Garage Reader
6/1/21 9:42 p.m.

done!

 

with a sleeve for a lug wrench mounted underneath. 

BFH_Garage
BFH_Garage Reader
2/21/22 6:22 p.m.

My wife was looking for birthday gift ideas and asked what I wanted, but didn't really need, for the car... 

My answer:

 

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