Pictures of decently Modified cars [Vol. 2]

Pictures of decently Modified cars [Vol. 2]

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Baron Greenback

5,612 posts

121 months

Wednesday
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ConnectionError said:
Nice

Lordbenny

7,951 posts

190 months

Wednesday
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ConnectionError said:
Ya think?....I think it’s a mess. It’s trying far too hard to be hip and trendy. That’s not what Mini’s are about, less is more IMO.

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should and this is a great example of that.

robinessex

9,565 posts

152 months

Thursday
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ConnectionError said:
Wonder why it'sLHD ?

RedWhiteMonkey

5,906 posts

153 months

Thursday
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robinessex said:
ConnectionError said:
Wonder why it'sLHD ?
Because its made in Canada?

No doubt they'll built you a RHD one if you have the cash.

Happy Jim

827 posts

210 months

Thursday
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robinessex said:
Wonder why it'sLHD ?
Built in Canada

politeperson

261 posts

152 months

Thursday
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As a student in London, I had no money and wasn't aloud to buy a car after I passed my test.

So I immediately went out and purchased a Ford Cortina Mark 3 for £150. 1600L 4 door saloon.

Picture of my superbly executed modifications below. I was 18 and completed the transformation for the huge sum of about £75 including welding the doors shut, rivets, paint, filler, a tent for a hood and a pair of Ford Anglia tail lights and some fins.

Circa 1988. So I now had a 4 seat convertible.

Chip Foose eat you heart out.

It could be seen parked on the streets of Marylebone and Islington for 3 years whilst I owned it. Usually full of discarded fag buts and some rain.

Perfect car.



dom9

7,419 posts

180 months

Thursday
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Baron Greenback said:
ConnectionError said:
Nice
Yeah, absolutely love that! My perfect little car I think... or best iteration of what I have in my head, so far produced (Clio V6 owner).

Z Cars seem quiet these days but an internet search seems to suggest they are still going: https://www.zcars.org.uk/

TheJimi

20,932 posts

214 months

Thursday
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politeperson said:
As a student in London, I had no money and wasn't aloud to buy a car after I passed my test.

So I immediately went out and purchased a Ford Cortina Mark 3 for £150. 1600L 4 door saloon.

Picture of my superbly executed modifications below. I was 18 and completed the transformation for the huge sum of about £75 including welding the doors shut, rivets, paint, filler, a tent for a hood and a pair of Ford Anglia tail lights and some fins.

Circa 1988. So I now had a 4 seat convertible.

Chip Foose eat you heart out.

It could be seen parked on the streets of Marylebone and Islington for 3 years whilst I owned it. Usually full of discarded fag buts and some rain.

Perfect car.


Outstanding biggrin

DodgyGeezer

28,815 posts

161 months

Thursday
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Not 100% convinced (IMO it should be a V6), but it's bang tidy




Red Devil

12,726 posts

179 months

Yesterday (03:15)
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Mr Tidy said:
Scaleybrat said:
Guy Martin’s 778 bhp Amazon
That blew up years ago according to his Autobiography!

But maybe it has been sorted.
Grampian Transport Museum, Alford. April 2018.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyldCW6fxAA&t=...


dom9 said:
Baron Greenback said:
ConnectionError said:
Nice
Yeah, absolutely love that! My perfect little car I think... or best iteration of what I have in my head, so far produced (Clio V6 owner).

Z Cars seem quiet these days but an internet search seems to suggest they are still going: https://www.zcars.org.uk/
That Canadian Mini price tag is ridiculous. Z cars were doing similar 20 years ago.

Rear engined K20 Z car Mini belonging to a PH member back in 2013.

https://youtu.be/sWr9uRd4Hec?t=161
https://youtu.be/sWr9uRd4Hec?t=232
https://youtu.be/sWr9uRd4Hec?t=383
https://youtu.be/sWr9uRd4Hec?t=440

RedWhiteMonkey

5,906 posts

153 months

Yesterday (06:30)
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DodgyGeezer said:
Not 100% convinced (IMO it should be a V6), but it's bang tidy



At least it should be reliable. My mate's dad had one of those when we were kids and I swear it spent more time on the drive with its engine out than it did actually moving.

Matt Harper

6,183 posts

172 months

Yesterday (22:21)
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Not a car, but interesting nonetheless. A friend of mine was at this Thanksgiving's Daytona Speedway Turkey-Run.
1931 Helms Twin-Coach delivery van, owned by Wayne's Citrus Cycles, here in FL. It has modern underpinnings, including a 351 Cleveland/C6 trans.

Steamer

12,777 posts

184 months

Oh hell yes!

Thats a really tempting price too.