right here goes......
bought this mini off ebay back in september, and for the past several weekends i have been slowly restoring it. it had quite abit of rust on it including round the sills, and front. all thats gone now, most of the welding has been done. was only supposed to be a small restoration then saw several flip front mini's on the web and thought i'd have a go. one word of warning to anyone wanting to do a flip front mini, its alot of work! mine wasn't the best of fits and before you ask no it wasn't a cheaper version. its made by curley specilised mouldings. its top quality sh*t but its sort of like universal fit.
heres some pics
the many different locating holes i had to drill to line up the hinges
i also have a smoothed boot but its not what you think........
its a fibreglass skin which i mated to the skeleton of the old steel one
i also thought i'd update the suspension of this old relic so i opted for a power coated beam and some rear coilovers
of course coilover being slighty wider that the original shocks meant i had to use abit of positive camber! as can be seen below