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Ollie Clarke
Posted on: August 2nd, 2010, 22:26:55 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi all,

i am about to start the long process of getting a marcos back on the road and was wondering where everyone got their parts from? I am very new to the restoration of cars and may be on here often to bend a few ears!  
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Peter Bremner
Posted on: August 2nd, 2010, 22:36:54 Quote Report to Moderator
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ebay is a good start, what bits do you need?
I use Vehicle Wiring Products for electrics, Woolies for trim, Mini Spares (discount if you are a member of MMOC and tell them before you order) and Demon Tweeks.
The club sells the front and rear screens, headlamp covers etc.
Just ask...
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Simon Robinson
Posted on: August 3rd, 2010, 09:07:09 Quote Report to Moderator
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MMOC members get a discount at minispares.com? That's good to hear - I'm currently totalling up the costs of a new rear subframe, petrol tank, clutch & brake parts from them.

D&H Mk IV 8313, KGV 215V (aka George) - 75,000 miles and counting since restoration in 2011.
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Ollie Clarke
Posted on: August 3rd, 2010, 19:18:27 Quote Report to Moderator
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errr... parts needed..... where to start?! probably a new engine new petrol tank, seats, battery, brakes?..... more to come! (and wheels)  in case anyone is interested i will post some pictures tomorrow as i have spent the last 3 hours dragging in onto a trailer so i can't be bothered tonight!! this is what it used to look like http://www.minimarcos.org.uk/memcars/wda611g.html

Thanks for the help, peter and Simon. i will check out minispares.com and see what that lot will cost!
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Peter Bremner
Posted on: August 3rd, 2010, 22:01:13 Quote Report to Moderator
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The pleasures of a clean sheet! What size engine? 10" or 12" wheels? Are you fitting a tailgate? Everyday car or racer? It's worth spending a few hours reading all the 'greasy bits' threads and the 'member centre' as well for the manual.
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Ollie Clarke
Posted on: August 3rd, 2010, 22:20:56 Quote Report to Moderator
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Right, no tailgate (keep it original!) 12" wheels, everyday car. I'm very lucky, as in, its been done up before to a high standard but has been stripped of engine parts (some of them) and seat, wheels etc the outside has been bashed about a bit so need to fibreglass certain parts and need to source a new bonnet. Basicaly i need a hobby away from the computer (errr well i still need to use it sometimes!) and this sounded like a good idea, i have a ramp/car lift at work so getting around it won't be hard and to be honest i can't wait!  
I  expect to spend 12-18 months at least on this because i want to get it right.

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Neil KilBane
Posted on: August 4th, 2010, 08:23:38 Quote Report to Moderator
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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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Quoted from Ollie Clarke, posted August 3rd, 2010, 19:18:27 at here
ethis is what it used to look like http://www.minimarcos.org.uk/memcars/wda611g.html



Did you get the classy Cyclone wheels ?




 
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Posted on: August 4th, 2010, 09:04:32 Quote Report to Moderator
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Given that the back end has been modified and that opening hatches were available for Mk.IIIs I would have thought it worthwhile to fit one as it makes the car so much better for everyday use. If you want to restore it to original condition then it should have 10" wheels.
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jimnaylor
Posted on: August 4th, 2010, 13:44:12 Quote Report to Moderator
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There is a Mk3 rear hatch for sale at the moment on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MINI-MAR.....;hash=item35ab224527
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jimnaylor
Posted on: August 4th, 2010, 13:48:03 Quote Report to Moderator
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And a bonnet since you need one.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MINI-MAR.....;hash=item35ab221fda
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Ollie Clarke
Posted on: August 4th, 2010, 20:03:26 Quote Report to Moderator
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Thank you for that, i am watching the bonnet but i may be able to use the one i have??





Thanks for advise in regards to the wheels i do want it to look as original as possible so will probably go with the 10"

as for the rear hatch i don't need one and as money is very tight (so the Mrs says!) if i did want to have one that opens it will have to wait!

But thanks for the links it was appreciated.
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Peter Bremner
Posted on: August 4th, 2010, 20:40:11 Quote Report to Moderator
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I wasn't going to fit a tailgate either, until I did a dummy build and fitted the seats (Sparco Sprint 5). It was then impossible to get into the rear area. To change a wheel or battery would have required either removing a seat or the rear screen. I now have a tailgate, so much better.
The bonnet, have you asked Mike Brown if he will make one for you? And the closing panel?
As for the wife, just don't tell her! Point out the advantage of always knowing where you are, that you're not in the pub or chasing women. And promise her a new kitchen  
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: August 4th, 2010, 22:15:35 Quote Report to Moderator
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Tertius has some posts with photos of when he put a rear hatch in his MkIII

 
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Rodger Howard
Posted on: August 5th, 2010, 08:01:58 Quote Report to Moderator
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I have made an aluminium frame for the rear perspex window in my mk3 so it can be slotted in and out. Much lighter than the opening hatch and hinges.
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Graham Bichard
Posted on: August 6th, 2010, 19:53:36 Quote Report to Moderator
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Good to see another MM coming to life.
And good to see someone else with a list of bits as long as I've got  
Good luck!
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