Hello, and my new project Hornet!

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Hello, and my new project Hornet!

Post  Hornet1 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:19 pm

Hi,

This is my first post on here, to introduce my new project and ask for advice.

Finally have a mini based project, after wanting one for 16 years! This was my Great Grandmothers, purchased new in 1969, it has 23,000 miles on the clock and has been off the road since 1988.

Things that need attention:
*Hydrolastic has collapsed on one side (plan to convert to dry).
*Both A panels, one wing, one sill and bottom of the doors.
*Hasn't run since the mid 90's.
*Paintwork.

Postives:
*Its a fancy, different mini!
*Original pale blue interior in great condition.
*Not much welding to do!

Plans:
I am going to get it running and MOT'd, and gradually improve..

If anyone has a decent dry rear subframe and running gear to sell, I'm interested!



Thanks
Russell

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Re: Hello, and my new project Hornet!

Post  RileyUSMan on Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:45 pm

Welcome!! How about a few pictures of that interior....
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Re: Hello, and my new project Hornet!

Post  Hornet1 on Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:44 pm

Hi,

I have only got one picture of the interior at the moment (from when I picked the car up), which shows it as dirty but complete. Passenger and rear seats are perfect, the drivers just needs re-dying and feeding.

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Re: Hello, and my new project Hornet!

Post  humph on Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:38 am

Welcome to the site, and good luck with your project. It's great to think it's been in the family so long, and is as original as it is.

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Re: Hello, and my new project Hornet!

Post  Naughty40 on Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:55 pm

Fantastic,what a result fo you,good luck with it bounce

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Re: Hello, and my new project Hornet!

Post  Nick on Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:56 pm

Looks good! Keep us posted with the pics!

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Re: Hello, and my new project Hornet!

Post  discoman41 on Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:31 pm

Welcome!
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Re: Hello, and my new project Hornet!

Post  Hornet1 on Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:10 pm

Not been on here since I originally posted. Restoration now complete! Who wants pics?!

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Re: Hello, and my new project Hornet!

Post  Jared Mk3 on Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:29 pm

Me, I wanna see!!
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Re: Hello, and my new project Hornet!

Post  Hornet1 on Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:07 am

Here we go, although just realised I haven't actually got any pictures of the finally fitted out car - just been out enjoying it, in the dry!

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Re: Hello, and my new project Hornet!

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:49 pm

That looks fab!! Happy New Year  Very Happy 
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Re: Hello, and my new project Hornet!

Post  Bracpan on Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:32 pm

The Hornet look the biz, very nice job. Years of fun ahead.
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Re: Hello, and my new project Hornet!

Post  kaschperl on Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:55 pm

Great job done... are there pics of the restauration existing? What about the bodywork? Did you had any problems (missing parts, etc.)?

Hope to see the Hornet on a meeting, when I am in UK again.  Smile 
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