Author Topic: Tin Wagon "Ethel"  (Read 3450 times)

Offline tmsmini

Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« on: September 22, 2015, 05:48:51 PM »
Ethel started out looking like this in San Marcos:
https://goo.gl/photos/tvEAQ74tddk1PRoHA

Try One


My wife drove her for eight years when we decided to do this:
https://goo.gl/photos/XkZy1PtoXnzXraRp7


https://goo.gl/photos/jqTLkzGsujvG6fZN7


and off to Boot2Bonnet
https://goo.gl/photos/XkZ3u5uTohNwRTjm8



then she comes home:


More to come later
« Last Edit: September 23, 2015, 12:45:11 PM by tmsmini »

Offline Nicholasupton

Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2015, 06:06:32 PM »
Patiently waiting to see how this one turns out, have a feeling it going to be top notch 71.gif

Offline tmsmini

Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2015, 06:19:06 PM »
You think so...you should add some comments at some point.
Almost done. I ordered the bumperettes that you shamed us into. One of the window latches needs replacing, ordered that today.
Fixed the door last night as it had just become a little loose on the hinges.
I need to look for the CD you gave us a while back.
Terry

Offline John Gervais

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Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2015, 06:44:01 PM »
Wow, it looked pretty good when you got it, must be awesome today!

Can't wait to see more!
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Offline MiniDave

Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2015, 06:48:24 PM »
Pics don't show for me..... :(
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2015, 06:59:03 PM »
Don't show for me either.   :-[

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Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2015, 07:08:48 PM »
You can't see this?

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Offline 94touring

Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2015, 07:10:14 PM »
Nope

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Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2015, 08:00:05 PM »
Oh - well, they look nice...   77.gif
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Offline jeff10049

Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2015, 12:59:03 AM »
no pics here either.

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Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2015, 04:51:43 AM »
Pity, because it's really looking nice!  Maybe you need a black and white monitor, because there's a lot of grey in the last image. 

A grey-haired guy standing beside a really nice grey van, with white steel wheels, sitting on a black trailer which is situated behind a dark silver GMC, on charcoal grey gravel parking area, with a large grey livestock trailer in the background.

Seriously, though, it looks really straight and clean and I can't wait to see more of it.    4.gif
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Offline 94touring

Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2015, 05:07:40 AM »
What kind of attachment is it exactly or is it a link? 


Offline tmsmini

Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2015, 12:15:24 PM »
Interesting, I have had some issue with google photos before, but I thought I had figured it out.
Let me see what I can do.
Terry
Let me know if you see anything now. There may be a step I forgot in sharing a google photo.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2015, 12:28:53 PM by tmsmini »

Offline MiniDave

Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2015, 12:38:04 PM »
The first and last pics in your original post now show for me......whatever you did for those works!

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

Offline tmsmini

Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2015, 12:42:08 PM »
Ok, I will sort it out then.

Offline 94touring

Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2015, 12:44:16 PM »
First and last work for me too.

Offline tmsmini

Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2015, 12:46:26 PM »
Hopefully fixed them all.

Offline 94touring

Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2015, 12:49:33 PM »
I see them all now.  Very nice looking ride!

Offline tmsmini

Re: Tin Wagon "Ethel"
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2015, 01:35:22 PM »
Glad to have fixed it.
Yes very nice ride, maybe nicer now?
1964 Morris Mini-Minor Traveller “Ethel” Built May 6, 1964

The car was imported into southern California in 1966 from Switzerland. We purchased the car from Mike Spangler in July of 2004.

The car had a 1098 engine that performed well and other typical upgrades, disc brakes, Mini lights etc.  The car was Renee’s “daily driver” for eight years. At that point we decided to do a full “restoration.” In February of 2012 we started stripping the car. In March of 2012,  we delivered the car to Nicholas Upton of Boot2Bonnet. In February of 2013, we picked the shell up from Woodland California. We slowly started assembly. In February of 2015, we returned the car to Nick, now at Seven Restoration in Auburn. There were a number of customizations needed to install the fuel-injected MPi engine.

Nick delivered the car to us at Blackhawk last week.

The car now has a Seven Mini Parts engine:
    Calver ST head
    Calver 1.4 rockers
    Quaife
    Specialist Components fuel injection
    Newton interior

As I said more later now that pics are working
« Last Edit: September 23, 2015, 01:40:58 PM by tmsmini »