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66 cooper S full restoration
« on: November 05, 2016, 09:15:00 PM »
Here's the latest car to enter the shop . This will be a full build top to bottom.  MiniDave will be doing the engine.  More pics and details soon.

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2016, 09:27:13 PM »
The back wheel look like it's rubbing on the fender opening?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2016, 10:13:18 PM »
The hydros are flat.  Most likely going with coilovers.  You'll have to update me on your setup and the pothole situation with various bushings.

Offline Nicholasupton

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2016, 01:53:09 PM »
Good luck with the resto, completes are tough as you have to plan for the last steps right at the beginning to avoid going backwards. Just got done with a 1071 not that long ago.

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 02:05:08 PM »
Nice job Nic, looks great!
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2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2016, 02:07:03 PM »
Yeah never easy and hard to predict!  Car looks great!

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2016, 06:05:54 PM »
Wow, the 1071 looks awesome!  Great job!
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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 07:40:37 AM »
Some current panels blasted.  Flip front metal is good as is except the bonnet was attached less than stellar and has some significant low spots, so I'll put a new bonnet in.  Problem I'm currently having is buying just a skin, as I don't need the guts, that doesn't cost a small fortune in shipping.  Looking like buying a knockoff mk3 bonnet and cutting off what I don't need will be what I do. 

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 09:56:21 AM »
Clean metal is so much nicer to work with isn't it?

1989 Cooper Racing Green
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1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2016, 11:13:37 AM »
Plus it looks pretty.  Tempted to just clear over it!

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2016, 07:12:55 PM »
Got it fully blasted finally.

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2016, 08:02:48 PM »
So, how does the body look? As bad as expected or maybe a little better?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2016, 08:39:25 PM »
Virtually nothing wrong with it actually.  A panels are a little sketchy is it.

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2016, 10:38:30 AM »
What is/was the bracket in the fender well for?

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2016, 12:26:29 PM »
Looks like an overflow bottle bracket to me.  Or a place to hide beer.

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2016, 12:04:37 PM »
Amazing how much room there is in there. I have windshield washer bottle on one side and expansion tank on the other.

Offline BruceK

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2016, 01:33:55 PM »
For a body design that utilizes available space so well, it's kind of amazing how much (relative) space is unused up under a Mini's front wings.
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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2017, 02:04:43 PM »
Onto some sealer primer topped with filler primer.

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2017, 02:30:13 PM »
Is it just the lighting, or is the roof a little "denty" ?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2017, 02:43:05 PM »
Just the lighting.  Its pretty straight actually.

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2017, 02:47:51 PM »
Is the owner getting excited to see the progress?

What color will it be, back to BRG?

will it be getting arches?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2017, 05:46:52 PM »
I wish I lived closer...   77.gif
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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2017, 06:17:20 PM »
I haven't talked to him in awhile but need to call him soon.  It will be paint matched to his brg 2015 mini.  Pretty sure we're doing arches.

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2017, 05:14:31 PM »
Ha so it's definitely straight now.  Spent the day skimming low spots.  Main body is just about ready for paint.

Offline WFAULKN

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2017, 03:06:29 PM »
How about some more picture of the progress.  FYI the color match should be to a 2016 MINI cooper S (BRG II Metallic B22 code). Yes on the flares. Last we talked you mentioned you were going to look/ride at coil overs -did that happen?  I think I will go back to twin SU's & get rid of my webber 45 setup. Suggestions? Also I got a new LCB header set & before I send it out for coating I need you to put in the O2 bung (for tuning the su's - right). I have some time off the next 2 weeks so if your available...