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Icey`s Chevette

PostPosted: 12 Oct 2005, 22:47
by jifop
welcome to the forum :D

nice looking mini, this is my dads mini

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PostPosted: 12 Oct 2005, 23:00
by Shellysowner
Welcome to the forum - rust in all the usual places there I see - oh dear. Have to say I've always been a fan of those sportspack arches.

PostPosted: 13 Oct 2005, 08:18
by Miss Icey
Hey :)

Jifop - Your Dad's mini is a stunner! Really nice - yet simple :)

Shellysowner - Yep Rust in all the usual places - but it now has virtually no rust - and only 3 more panels to put on!
I won't be putting the sportsblob arches back on - have been given some Grp6's to put on for the time being until I get my Miglias :oops: :lol:

PostPosted: 13 Oct 2005, 14:30
by jifop
i'm not a big mini fan, but make sure you show us the progress!

PostPosted: 13 Oct 2005, 14:39
by wilsonc001
jifop wrote:i'm not a big mini fan, but make sure you show us the progress!


Nither was I till we bought that one! :lol: Great fun to drive and relativly easy to work on, cheap bits to!

PostPosted: 13 Oct 2005, 14:56
by Neilyman
Mini`s are great little cars, I spent a few years Grasstracking them!
I`ve also owed a 1970 Cooper `S`, a `76 1100 & a Clubman Estate.

Every one should have to have owed a Mini....by law! :)

PostPosted: 13 Oct 2005, 15:37
by Miss Icey
I totally agree! :)

Mine is my first car - and probably won't be my last mini...

I really really want a Clubman estate or Pickup :D

There is a really nice one on eBay at the moment but I havent got the money for it :(

PostPosted: 13 Oct 2005, 15:42
by jifop
dont get me wrong they are an excellent car to drive round tracks, lanes and dirt tracks but i really dont like driving them on the motorway!

and i just do find them that attractive! each to his own though

PostPosted: 13 Oct 2005, 15:51
by Miss Icey
I guess in standard form they are a bit scary - but once you've gotten over the initial fear I think you just take it as it comes!

PostPosted: 13 Oct 2005, 16:49
by shuvit-tim
i really like the mini, i can see their appeal, but it's a nightmare these days trying to get one that isnt rotten through. even th eones that look like decent shells are usually rotten somewhere!

nice looking car, i hope the rebuild goes well and welcome to the forum!

ps - wilson where do you find these magical women that like cars? rarer than fairies. almost as rare as HS rear axles complete with LSD.

PostPosted: 13 Oct 2005, 17:03
by Miss Icey
I love my cars more than life sometimes :lol:

I'm considering a 10" break setup at the moment - I need to raise about £125 more tho :lol: Anyone feel free to lend it to me :D

PostPosted: 13 Oct 2005, 17:17
by Shellysowner
Neilyman wrote:Every one should have to have owed a Mini....by law! :)


...even if the only thing achieved is that they gain an appreciation for how much space there is round the engine in most other cars!

My mini was cracking fun to own - bit gutless but it was only a 998 with a kinda 'stage 1/2' kit (insurance don't like mods when you're young), I drove it all over the place, on holidays with 3 of us and all our gear, across fields, all sorts of stuff but I have to say it wasn't fantastic on the motorway or over speedbumps... not that that stopped me doing motorway driving in it. I just did it less comfortably! Oh yeah, the standard seats were rubbish too - I put fiesta seats in.

PostPosted: 13 Oct 2005, 17:21
by Miss Icey
I have some Cobra buckets for mine - that Wilson kindly bought me for Christmas 8)

The standard seats in mine where grey/brown and hideous - the springs had gone and they had stains all over them :shock: