1998 MINI COOPER S-PACK
Our new project that will be for sale once finished is a 1998 COOPER.
They all have rust so this one was not different.
We stripped the car as we wanted to do a full resto job and not just a paint job.
R/H door step inner and door sill outer was no good.
L/H side was not better.
Scuttle as well.
Some primer on the inner wings.
Bonnet and doors.
Then it was time for the wings,front panel and A-panels.
Some welding done and it looks like a MINI again.
Fitting the Sportpack arches.
A good clean under pressure.
Prepare to put some primer on.
Body sealer where needed.
Time for some primer.
Inside,outside,floor,well let's say everything has got a coat.
Almost ready to put some paint on the underside and inside the MINI.
Solar red it will be !
Solar red it is !
90 % of the bolts,nuts and brackets have been galvanised.
And sorted out as they all where in one box.
Everything regarding suspension and drivetrain has been powder coated or painted.
Time to fix the front subframe.
As well as the rear subframe.
Body removed from jig.
To start with the fuel lines,brake line and steering rack.
Then both subframes.
Followed by the engine.
And for dessert MPI wiring,love it.
And finishing the engine.
Time to prepare the interior.
Boot lid & rear lights.
Front lights & bonnet.