420GSI tourer mini restoration

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Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

#31 Post by N1tr0_9 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:41 pm

Oh my god. Totally forgot to update this thread. In a very short summary, car is done. I was gonna sell it and probably still will but in the short term ill be keeping it as its so much fun.

The car is now famous, as not only did i continue doing all the videos on youtube myself, but it was actually test driven for teh Furious Driving channel. Ill put a link to the Video below.

After i got it back from the bodyshop i basically refitted everything. I ended up buying all new lights at the front as having one new bright shiny one at one side of teh car and an older sun bleached and chipped one at the other side wasnt really doing it for me.

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Also bought a pair of decent front seats and used the best parts from all of them to make the best pair. Interior really is a seriously smart place now. And found an original stereo and floor mats.

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Also replaced number plates with correct looking original types imported from ireland so no wanky post code wibblepoo on the bottom

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Also got ORIGINAL poor quality wobbly children's play pony poo slam panel stickers so you really wouldnt ever knw its been repaired!!!!!

(unless it was fully documented on youtube, retrorides and facebook)


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This was it finished, still wearing the cosmos alloys. Tracked down and fitted some original gsi aloys and it now wears those.

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gsi alloys

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So there you go. Little car saved from being scrapped. All the work above was shown in detail in my videos on youtube. Here is teh link to the furious driving review.

James

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRRLCVpumaQ&t=1s

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Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

#32 Post by GTiJohn » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:49 pm

This is an incredibly comprehensive thread and a credit to you :thumbup

Have you decided to keep or sell ?
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Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

#33 Post by N1tr0_9 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:00 pm

GTiJohn wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:49 pm
This is an incredibly comprehensive thread and a credit to you :thumbup

Have you decided to keep or sell ?
Definitely sell. Im planning on tarting it up a bit more and then if the milton keynes show happens ill bring it along but have it on ebay at the same time.

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Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

#34 Post by GTiJohn » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:16 am

Good job you fitted a bonnet with a bulge as the 2.0 M/T series are the only ones that actually need it for clearance to the cam cover.

Without it, it might make a bulge on its own if you have an 'extreme event' :*laughs*
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Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

#35 Post by Russnp » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:23 pm

That looks absolutely fantastic a real credit to you . So glad you saved it
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Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

#36 Post by N1tr0_9 » Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:39 pm

Russnp wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:23 pm
That looks absolutely fantastic a real credit to you . So glad you saved it
Thanks. It one of those cars that puts a smile on my face every time I drive it.

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Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

#37 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:29 pm

Another question is - are you keeping the 216 spoiler on the back, or are you putting it back to standard?
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Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

#38 Post by N1tr0_9 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:23 pm

Johnny 216GSi wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:29 pm
Another question is - are you keeping the 216 spoiler on the back, or are you putting it back to standard?
It’s staying as is. It’ll be on eBay this weekend

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Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

#39 Post by itcaptainslow » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:29 pm

Cracking looking car, well done on the restoration!
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Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

#40 Post by 220 GSi turbo » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:11 pm

Are you going to give us a heads-up on the asking price before you put it on eBay? :wink3
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Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

#41 Post by N1tr0_9 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:24 pm

220 GSi turbo wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:11 pm
Are you going to give us a heads-up on the asking price before you put it on eBay? :wink3
Nah was just gonna stick on eBay for £1400 as an auction and see what happens.

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Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

#42 Post by N1tr0_9 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:45 pm

Went to the Milton Keynes British Leyland car show today. I was kind of expecting a damp squib because of the covid lockdown, but happily there were plenty of cars on show and the rain stayed away. We even had some sun at times.

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Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

#44 Post by N1tr0_9 » Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:17 am

Got messed about by a total time waster on eBay so sold it on Facebook for £1500.

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Re: 420GSI tourer mini restoration

#45 Post by Paul_1978_yorks » Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:43 am

N1tr0_9 wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:17 am
Got messed about by a total time waster on eBay so sold it on Facebook for £1500.
Hope you reported him :)
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