Author Topic: 66 cooper S full restoration  (Read 12515 times)

Offline MiniDave

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #100 on: January 16, 2019, 10:24:33 AM »
I hear that!

Taking a break will recharge your batteries. You're in the home stretch on the green S, when you get back you can make that final push and get it rolling out the door.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Lone Star Mini

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #101 on: February 03, 2019, 02:04:45 PM »
Dan... I love your wheel support idea.. how fabulous to get the car up yet w/o jack stands underneath.  very nice sir
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1982 Morris Mini 1000HL (heck of a lot of work ahead of me)
1992(?) Mini Cooper
1964 Austin Cooper

Offline 94touring

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #102 on: February 06, 2019, 01:10:59 PM »
Seat day.  Yanking and pulling and clipping. 

Offline MiniDave

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #103 on: February 06, 2019, 01:42:46 PM »
Seats look fantastic!

Hope the Inno ones turn out as nicely.....  77.gif
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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #104 on: February 06, 2019, 01:51:18 PM »
Before and after

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Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #105 on: February 06, 2019, 03:29:57 PM »
Looks great. New foam too?

Offline 94touring

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #106 on: February 06, 2019, 03:39:38 PM »
Good old foam from a variety of seats to pick from.  The key is pulling the covers tight to give a nice feel.

Offline bryanp

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #107 on: February 06, 2019, 05:43:21 PM »
Wow - they look really great! 

Speaking of interiors, is it a given that fitting the folded bottoms of the storage compartments (I think I heard the Binky blokes call them "companion bins") requires major surgery?  The ones I received from MiniSport only vaguely reflected the actual contours of the compartments - off by a substantial %.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #108 on: February 06, 2019, 05:53:31 PM »
You're talking about the vinyl covered cardboard inserts?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline BruceK

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #109 on: February 06, 2019, 05:56:29 PM »
The seats look fantastic!   So are the covers the ones you mentioned from a local guy?  Or are they Newton ones?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline 94touring

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #110 on: February 06, 2019, 07:31:33 PM »
The seats look fantastic!   So are the covers the ones you mentioned from a local guy?  Or are they Newton ones?

Simon from Halls interior @ gmail.  He's in the UK and who I've used for years.  Priced right too.

Offline bryanp

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #111 on: February 08, 2019, 09:00:54 AM »
You're talking about the vinyl covered cardboard inserts?
  Yes, Dave. 

Offline MiniDave

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #112 on: February 08, 2019, 10:14:35 AM »
Yeah, those can be a PTIA...

Glad to see Dan making some more progress on the '66....after so long you just want it out of the shop! Now he's closing in on it, just about a million little details to finish.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #113 on: February 08, 2019, 03:05:01 PM »
Yes please make this car go away.  I'm a slave to it.  Door handles, various hardware, trim, and seats in. 
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Offline MiniDave

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #114 on: February 09, 2019, 03:02:31 PM »
So close now!  71.gif
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: 66 cooper S full restoration
« Reply #115 on: February 09, 2019, 03:55:31 PM »
Starting to look like a real car again!