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Dec 4, 2017

Mini BRG Project


Hey guys! My name is Hugo and I'm from Portugal. I'm creating my first post here at the forum to show you my restoration project.


By seeing Tom's project on YouTube, it gave me the strenght to finally start my own Mini project.

I already own a 1971 VW Beetle, it was my first resto project (started in the end of 2014 and it's almost finished).

Then, in May 2017, I bought a 1985 Mini HLE, which was in a pretty good shape, but had some work to be done (specially in the painting). So, that's what I'm more focused on at the moment, since I have to finish it until May 2018 (by the time of IMM Portugal) :D


Then I created an Instagram account to show the progress of the project: https://www.instagram.com/minibrgproject/


Stay tuned ;)


This is my "baby":



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  • Alright our good people... 1st things first...important stuff!!! Brews !!! Now we’ve all seen our Tom here making a brew or two... IN STYLE!! Of course...but why oh why do you leaving the tea bag in while adding milk!!! 🙈 .. we all know you take the bag out before adding the milk...so this brings me up the lead and really only question of the day... “ when brewing up... How many of you?...” 1. Take the bag out... before adding milk? or 2. Leave the bag in... when adding milk? 🤓 Moving on swiftly...MINIs !!!!! As I’m based in the Deep South (bournemouth) I’ve been trying to find someone to have a look at how much body work needs doing on the old Girl!!! currently that answer varies with everyone I talk too...the old girl is sat in dry storage in the midlands ... so I’ll be shooting a few questions out there in the coming weeks ... but to start ... I’m looking for someone who can help assess and do the body work required ... any names numbers ideas around the east and west midlands are most welcome... thanks for reading and in the words of Bill Withers... “have...a lovely day!!!“
  • Hi guys, have just joined after watching all of Tom’s vlogs on YouTube over a weekend. I have had a 1992 cooper lying on my driveway for many years. I bought it off of a mate who had lost interest in it. needs quite a bit of work but I’m making a start on it this week. looking forward to it