Author Topic: Vikram's 1960  (Read 56874 times)

Online 94touring

Re: Vikram's 1960
« Reply #375 on: October 16, 2018, 12:40:50 PM »
Kind of odd but I guess that's the UK for you.   Is there a gap in the floor under the cross member or something?

Offline Vikram

Re: Vikram's 1960
« Reply #376 on: October 16, 2018, 12:45:01 PM »
I think they are being a bit picky, but I'm not sure all the welds were consistent. I will report back once they give their detailed analysis.

I have tried over 4G and 2 different WIFIs with no success. Just logged out and logged back in with no luck. Emptied my cache, cleared cookies etc Same issue while using my phone. No idea whats going on

Online 94touring

Re: Vikram's 1960
« Reply #377 on: October 16, 2018, 12:48:12 PM »
Try 1 at a time or use a resize app.  The forum automatically sizee them down but maybe multiple at a time is tripping it up.

Offline Vikram

Re: Vikram's 1960
« Reply #378 on: October 22, 2018, 09:57:37 AM »
Some great news. Along with being a member of this forum, I am also a part of the mk1forum. One of their members, Simon has been been very helpful in tracking down the history of my car. The car has an incorrect cooper VIN, however during my time with Dan I saw a body number 017683 on the slam panel. Using this, Simon traced down my original VIN at the heritage centre and found this:

It was built 30 March 1960, fitted with engine number 21410, painted Speedwell Blue and despatched to New York on 2 April 1960. The body number 17683 (the original tag format may have been 017683) was mated to chassis number A-A2S7L - 21406.

So now, I have to get new tags for the car and then somehow register the car with the correct VIN, even though all my import paperwork has the Cooper VIN on it. It will be quite an adventure. I will hopefully be getting some help from the 1959 Mini registry in this process.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Vikram's 1960
« Reply #379 on: October 22, 2018, 10:04:00 AM »
Congrats on getting the info sorted on your car! Best of luck getting it thru the bureaucracy! BTW, is that Simon from Mini Spares?

Does Simon know if there is anyway to get a heritage cert for an Inno, or any way to get official numbers like that for it? We have the actual chassis number but I would like to get the engine number too.
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Offline Vikram

Re: Vikram's 1960
« Reply #380 on: October 22, 2018, 10:15:09 AM »
Yes, it is Simon from Minispares, to my knowledge. I will certainly ask him.

Online 94touring

Re: Vikram's 1960
« Reply #381 on: October 22, 2018, 10:17:36 AM »
Cool you got the info and yeah see what he says about the inno!

Online BruceK

Re: Vikram's 1960
« Reply #382 on: October 22, 2018, 10:33:36 AM »
Some great news. Along with being a member of this forum, I am also a part of the mk1forum. One of their members, Simon has been been very helpful in tracking down the history of my car. The car has an incorrect cooper VIN, however during my time with Dan I saw a body number 017683 on the slam panel. Using this, Simon traced down my original VIN at the heritage centre and found this:

It was built 30 March 1960, fitted with engine number 21410, painted Speedwell Blue and despatched to New York on 2 April 1960. The body number 17683 (the original tag format may have been 017683) was mated to chassis number A-A2S7L - 21406.

So now, I have to get new tags for the car and then somehow register the car with the correct VIN, even though all my import paperwork has the Cooper VIN on it. It will be quite an adventure. I will hopefully be getting some help from the 1959 Mini registry in this process.

Great news Vikram.  Good luck on the next steps.
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