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Carbon '72 Mini C20XE Including Build Details

Carbon '72 Mini C20XE Including Build Details

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DougieMc

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1,732 posts

126 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Thought you guys would like to see some new photos PHer rob200sx Rob Pepe took a few weeks back of my car
Awesome photos some more of his fantastic work can be found at
www.shutter-life.co.uk

And more info on the Mini here:
http://www.pistonheads.com/xforums/topic.asp?h=0&a...


























Edited by DougieMc on Monday 8th October 22:03


Edited by DougieMc on Monday 8th October 22:16

DougieMc

Original Poster:

1,732 posts

126 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Double post

Edited by DougieMc on Monday 8th October 22:17

007 VXR

64,129 posts

92 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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thumbup Looking great biggrin

Who do you use for your carbon work ?

DougieMc

Original Poster:

1,732 posts

126 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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007 VXR said:
thumbup Looking great biggrin

Who do you use for your carbon work ?
Hi Mark its a mate of mine that says he has retired after this project hahahaaa

007 VXR

64,129 posts

92 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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DougieMc said:
007 VXR said:
thumbup Looking great biggrin

Who do you use for your carbon work ?
Hi Mark its a mate of mine that says he has retired after this project hahahaaa
weeping need to find a good place to finish mine frown

Would like to have a look at yours in the flesh one day smile
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5potTurbo

5,670 posts

73 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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I do love this Mini, but for all the work that's gone into it, I can't help but wonder why it wasn't de-seamed? confused
Perhaps it was covered earlier in the thread - I have dipped in and out of this since it started, so to speak...

Erwin1978

95 posts

51 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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How could I have missed this? Amazing, wonderfull and love the attention to detail. Boy does it look menacing. Going to read the whole thread now! Compliments for such a great build!

deltashad

5,672 posts

102 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Brilliant, what a special car! The second interior picture is awesome cool

DougieMc

Original Poster:

1,732 posts

126 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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5potTurbo said:
I do love this Mini, but for all the work that's gone into it, I can't help but wonder why it wasn't de-seamed? confused
Perhaps it was covered earlier in the thread - I have dipped in and out of this since it started, so to speak...
cheers guys

De-seaming is a personal choice
Im not a fan as they look fibreglass.

I know it sounds crazy but we wanted to make the car look as much like a Standard Mini ie Factory as possible ( Even with the Carbon and Engine)

Erwin1978

95 posts

51 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Just finished the thread. I believe the right word to use is 'bad ass' for the car and 'deep respect' for the team for persevering. truly love it. My favorite pic is this;



Looks the business.

CooperS

3,109 posts

124 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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DougieMc said:
5potTurbo said:
I do love this Mini, but for all the work that's gone into it, I can't help but wonder why it wasn't de-seamed? confused
Perhaps it was covered earlier in the thread - I have dipped in and out of this since it started, so to speak...
cheers guys

De-seaming is a personal choice
Im not a fan as they look fibreglass.

I know it sounds crazy but we wanted to make the car look as much like a Standard Mini ie Factory as possible ( Even with the Carbon and Engine)
See i'm with you on this!

Everytime i see this and look at a Almond Colour Mini which i took a few snaps a few years ago i think i really need to build one of these again!

GBTurbo

247 posts

76 months

Thursday 11th October 2012
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Looks mental can imagine what it would be like to drive! Looks very well done

HoggyR32

330 posts

53 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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That's easily the nicest mini I've set my eyes on!

Well done mate! Maybe missed it earlier, but what colour is that? Looks brilliant

DeolTheBeast

334 posts

51 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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How have I not come across this thread till now? Amazing.

Mini1275

11,065 posts

87 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Great photos, the car is simply a work of art.

I agree about de-seaming, it splits opinions and personally I'm not a fan either. It looks much better as it is, in my opinion.

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ajprice

12,416 posts

101 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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DougieMc said:
Are your headlights further forward than a standard front end or something? I'm not sure but the bodywork around the headlight looks different to a standard Mini somehow.

Le Mans Visitor

1,071 posts

107 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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ajprice said:
DougieMc said:
Are your headlights further forward than a standard front end or something? I'm not sure but the bodywork around the headlight looks different to a standard Mini somehow.
Looks the same to me....


northandy

3,403 posts

126 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Wow, brilliant project and amazing attention to detail!

DougieMc

Original Poster:

1,732 posts

126 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Cheers guys
Colour is Ford Escort Cossie Imperial Blue

Nope headlamps and wing etc are standard ( except the mahoooosive hole in the bonnet )

miniman

18,161 posts

167 months

Tuesday 23rd October 2012
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yikes

Wow, that is amazing. I really must spend more time in Reader's Cars.