For those who might of missed it, this is the Mini I bought a little over a year ago. The front had been extended to fit a 3 cyl suzuki engine, cutting the frame to pieces so it no longer stood on its four wheels. The Big Volvo truck bumper didn't help.
A little cleaning and I had this
I gave him back the Suzuki engine and kept original engine, which is almost useless. In theory it only needed a timing chain.
Used all the latest technology to pull the engine out and discover how badly cut up the front frame was.
The floor was eaten by the battery that had been eaten by rats
My first order of parts came from the UK (my twin grandchildren showing off the tires)
Body wok started and tire positioned to see how far to flare the fenders
Lots of body panels to fabricate
Floor and front chassis had to be cut out and a new floor fabricated out of a Toyota mini van. Later it will be flattened the rest of the way.
So I stripped and sandblasted the rear chassis and suspension, adding a little paint
After polishing the trumpets, installing new bushings and knuckles, I assembled it.
Then discovered the wheel bearings were not usable (forgot to check)
Now to wait three weeks for the bearings to get here from the UK. Also still waiting on the engine and new front frame from Chile.
Good Lord! You did the Corvair, you're doing this (real) Mini and the Dauphine, and you're doing them all to a very a high standard, and you have a business as well. There are restoration shops that can't match the pace and quality of your work. I truly admire your ambition and follow-through.