Here are some pictures and info on my dad's Project Car, a '62 Austin Mini Countryman.
Wheels and Tires:
...and a few other goodies.
Update [06.15.02]: The wood is about
complete. It just needs final sanding and then some stain and clear coat.
The rear windows and interior will go in after the wood has been permanently
Update [06.15.02]: Here are some of the current pictures of the wood. There's a few of the Rube Goldberg device we rigged up to hold the pieces together when the glue was setting.
Update [07.14.02]: The car is just about complete. The wood is stained, cleared, and fitted to the car. The interior is just about all installed. All that needs completing is the dashboard trim and other small bits for it.
Update [07.05.02]: We finished up putting the interior in the car just in time to take it to the Stow Rotary Car show yesterday (July 4). The interior looks very classy, just enough leather here and there, but not so much that it detracts from the spartan appeal of the car. Only one picture unfortunately.
Update [11.07.02]: We have been having some rubbing
issues with the passenger front tire. After adjusting the front rod a
bit it has gotten a little better but still needs some tweaking. A set
of adjustable camber arms are in the mail.
Update [06.11.03]: The bearing in the steering rack finally gave way and out went the steering. Luckily in the driveway so the last two days have been spent removing and replacing a broken steering rack. Sunday is Stan Heywet's annual Father's Day car show and we managed to swing a pair of invitations. One for the mini and one for the '47 Ford Woodie Wagon. Pictures to come soon.
Update [06.19.03]: We made it to the Stan Hywet Father's Day show with both cars. Unfortunately, there was a long line of traffic once there. I had to pull the mini over to the side next to a Jaguar XK120 hardtop to cool off. English cars (especially ones with hot motors) don't much like to sit in traffic. Here are a few pictures of the mini before the show.
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