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Started by Wasabi, August 02, 2017, 10:53:51 AM
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QuoteSo awhile back I was working overseas. In 2013, I brought home (legally imported to the US) a running 1988 JDM-spec Mini (RHD, factory air, etc.).Before I bought it, someone had made the following mods: center instrument cluster, wood steering wheel, "Mini Cooper" badging on the bonnet & wheel center caps (weird, huh?), and a stereo. Since then, I have replaced the clutch slave cylinder, put in a super-cooling radiator & new thermostat, and replaced the head unit & parcel shelf speakers with something a bit newer (nothing fancy).I planned to strip the car down with my son and rebuild it to make it my daily driver (I've found body rust in all the usual places). However, my son has lost interest, and my wife says that if I rebuild it to make it (in her words) "reliable" and "comfortable" it still won't be my daily driver because it's not "safe" enough (although I offered to include a rollcage in the rebuild...).I drive it at most twice a month when the weather cooperates (I'm in southeast VA) but usually only 10-15 miles on a quick trip to the store or to pick up the kids from school. Then it sits in my garage until the next time I can justify driving it for an errand. Sad really.So I'm ready to let it go and reclaim the space in my garage. If you're interested, let me know via PM (photos and other info available on request).Adam