Author Topic: 1960 Austin Seven resto  (Read 34971 times)

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #150 on: October 04, 2015, 02:28:59 PM »
My interior came in from newton commercial. Been installing that along with other small items on the list. Almost done! Seat straps came in so seat frames go to upholstery next week.


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Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #151 on: October 04, 2015, 02:30:31 PM »
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Offline 94touring

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #152 on: October 04, 2015, 02:58:21 PM »
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Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #153 on: November 15, 2015, 10:23:27 PM »
Got my seats back last week the shop did a great job on them they had nonthing but the frames and pics to work from no foam or anything had survived.

I installed them today along with making a block off plate for that hole behind the back seat and putting in some sound deadening.


Offline MiniDave

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #154 on: November 15, 2015, 10:28:11 PM »
Those look fantastic! What did it cost to do that?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #155 on: November 15, 2015, 10:40:30 PM »
Also been finishing some other little stuff on the car.

Got a rear view and side mirrors the aftermarket rear view that seven sells is the closest I found to a correct early mirror the way it clamps the glass. if painted wrinkle black it would be even better but screw it i like the chrome. The side mirrors are from seven also I think I like them I can't stand wing mirrors so I went with what they had in a retro look door mirror.

Put the delux trim on the lower seam (twice 50.gif) the second set went on well after the wife showed me how to put it on don't ask.

Had to replace the clutch thats in the maintenance part of the forum.

Shift boot installed, wipers, got brackets for washer bottle.

Car is nearing completion.

Also went to a car show a couple months ago longest drive in the mini so far all went well and they even selected it as a featured car and want me to return next year so people can see it finished.




Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #156 on: November 15, 2015, 11:02:46 PM »
Thanks Dave,

I don't know the cost but i'll find out what would be typical I bought the hounds tooth fabric as my car had something similar from the factory.
 Casey the interior guy suggested using it just as inserts as he thought the whole seat would look to busy in all hounds tooth I agreed so its not exactly factory but im glad we did it like this.
 He supplied the matching vinyl for the boarders the foam/whatever other stuff they use and all the labor. I have done some work in trade for this we haven't worked out the numbers yet.
I did fully restore the frames first and install new straps I'm guessing this is around 1,200-1,500 but I'll report back as to actual price.
If you like the hounds tooth or anybody wants some I have enough left to do another set or two of seat inserts id let go for the cost of shipping I don't really have a use for it.

Jeff

Offline MiniDave

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #157 on: November 16, 2015, 09:50:17 AM »
I know you're trying to be true to the originality of the car, but it's coming out SO much better than the factory built it when new!  ;D

Beautful job.....
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline stan360

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #158 on: November 16, 2015, 11:06:04 AM »
This is one classy looking mini.  I love it. 

Offline tsumini

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #159 on: November 16, 2015, 08:43:03 PM »
I like the seat treatment with houndstooth inserts. Is the houndstooth the reproduction cloth from the 59 Registry? I'm trying to estimate what I need but mine was all houndstooth; all seats, door cards,rear cards, rear parcel shelf. They estimate about 25% more than I estimate and at $75 per square meter I'm looking at more than $600 delivered.
Pic shows as removed rear seat treatment from my car. It is stained and had been covered with vinyl.

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #160 on: November 16, 2015, 11:43:03 PM »
Tsumini,
No it's a 60,S American car houndstooth close but not exact to the 59 register stuff. Don't forget to figure in some for waste.

Dave,
I asked about the cost 1,400 was the answer with seat frames ready to go.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #161 on: November 17, 2015, 10:17:57 AM »
Thanks, Jeff.

My local guy quoted me $350 each to recover a pair of Miata seats for Buzz - in vinyl. Seems to be in the same ballpark...
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline tsumini

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #162 on: November 17, 2015, 04:30:56 PM »
Thanks Jeff. It does look a little different. I'm looking for a local upholsterer.

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #163 on: July 03, 2016, 01:37:22 AM »
Got a few last little things done on the car.
Door check straps
Got the little hand pump for the window washers going installed the tank for the fluid
license plate bracket made a us light adptor out of the old plate bracket so it can hang down with a us plate.


Offline MiniDave

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #164 on: July 03, 2016, 09:50:35 AM »
The car looks fantastic! Have you been putting some miles on it yet?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #165 on: July 03, 2016, 03:02:13 PM »
Thanks Dave,
 Only has 200 miles since I got it road worthy I'd like to drive it around this weekend and in the parade for the 4th, but I forgot to pay jc taylor for the years insurance 50.gif. Sent it in last week waiting for it to reinstate so it lives in the shop until then.
I do have a few shows planed for the summer and one longer trip.
 I need to sell my business so I have more time for hobbies, anyone want a running business in beautiful central oregon?

Offline stan360

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #166 on: July 03, 2016, 05:52:34 PM »
I am impressed at how many original parts you refurbished.  The grill, the speedo clock, indicator stalk  very nice.

Offline scottwallred@gmail.com

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #167 on: October 18, 2016, 10:28:11 AM »
Just found this thread. Great flow of the work through the restoration. Having not done most of the work on my car I love being able to see everything from the beginning of yours.

Question on the side mirror. What is the right location/style for an 1960 Austin 850?

Thanks,
Scott

Offline BruceK

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #168 on: October 18, 2016, 02:27:17 PM »

Question on the side mirror. What is the right location/style for an 1960 Austin 850?


I don't believe any Minis of that vintage came with wing or door mirrors.   If you look back at all the early press photos and advertising there were no external mirrors fitted.

However, by the time you get a few years into the 1960s, a lot of Minis featured wing mirrors.   I wonder if those were dealer-installed?

So it looks like owner's choice on mirrors.

Here's the 500,00 Mini, and no mirrors.



And here's the 2 millionth Mini, clearly a Mk. II, and still no mirrors.


 
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline jeff10049

Re: 1960 Austin Seven resto
« Reply #169 on: October 19, 2016, 12:57:01 AM »
Bruce is correct no mirrors from the factory I don't like wing mirrors. So i ordered the ones I have from seven and just picked a spot on the door.