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Post by Harry H Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:26 pm

Hey everyone,
I'm having second thoughts on my green mini, in that it drives so well and has so little miles on it, 40,000. The engine really is lovely!

It has some body issues but over the last few days I have been hacking away at bits and assessing what to do, I had a huge quote to fix it all properly with new panels and paint but I reckon its possible to save what is currently there, the sills haven't rotten away although there is some small holes on the lip between the bottom and top, I guess I can just fibre glass or filler it to stop water from getting in and ruining the sill.
The wings have bubbles under the headlights, the metal still seems very solid though so I'm thinking rub it down, paint it and grease behind to stop further rusting.
The other problem is the hole under the rear wheel arch leading to the fuel tank, again would mesh and fibre glass fix this?
I don't want it to be a show car, just a good looking, non rusting car Smile

The red one has slight bubbles under the headlights and not much else. The rear subframe got an advisory in the MOT but not worried about it too much. The engine has done 80,000 miles and the bottom steadies have gone meaning it lumps around a bit, generally the engine dosent feel as strong.

I really dont know what to do Sad too many different benefits on both, really I just want a mini that will be reliable and not fall apart, especially for Switzerland.

Anyway any help or ideas would be great.

Also took the stripes off the green MPi today which makes the choice even harder Razz

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Post by wingnut Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:23 pm

The red one was put together by workers with safe jobs .................The green one was put together by bmw workers who knew they would be out of work sooner rather than later (as in they diddnt put much or any paint under wheelarchs etc) FACT not bullsh"út.........................VOTE RED RED
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Post by Kimimonster Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:24 pm

Agree, vote red! Very Happy
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Post by wingnut Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:51 pm

ps dont put to much filler in your green un .............Ihave been there and don that ,whith my pick up foulding in t middle with the doors open ..then ya have to slam the doors harder ,then that make the filler out ....if t green un wins do a metal job with it so it keeps it value
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Post by MRJAZ Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:30 am

RRRREEEEEDDDDDD HARRY Which mini should I keep? Need help  686618
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Post by norfolkminis Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:48 am

I hate to say it but red is the most cost effective one.

the money you will spend on patching the mpi could be spent on getting the gearbox serviced/replaced.

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Post by Dan Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:38 pm

Red, definately.
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Post by Keith Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:36 pm

Harry H wrote:...a non rusting car Smile

Sorry, not possible. Smile
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