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MPlayle
Posted on: May 24th, 2019, 06:06:40 Quote Report to Moderator
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I am now the new owner of DH8102!

I will be doing some tidying up of it and enjoying as a road car only.  Most of the tidying will be freshening the interior as the mechanical stuff is supposed to be reasonably sorted - just deal with maintenance type stuff as it arises.  I will start other threads for specific topics I may have on the freshening of the interior.

Here are some pictures of it being delivered today (23 March 2019).















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John Dickens
Posted on: May 24th, 2019, 08:26:38 Quote Report to Moderator
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That looks very clean and sorted. Enjoy!
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Simon_Pike
Posted on: May 24th, 2019, 13:29:08 Quote Report to Moderator
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lovely,cant see that it needs any tidying up
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MPlayle
Posted on: May 24th, 2019, 14:16:17 Quote Report to Moderator
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The exterior is is very good shape.  It does have some scratches and faint cracks in the gel-coat/surface, but overall nice as-is.

It is the interior that needs freshening.  The headliner is coming loose in some places and is ragged around the edges.  It has ill-fitting large rubber mats instead of carpet on the main floors.  The seats need some attention.  And some of the trim panels need attention.

No pictures of the interior yet.  I get to those as I start the tidying.  First comes solving an issue with the headlights - high beams not working - so I can get the Texas inspection done for getting the title/registration transferred to my name.

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Gary Marlow
Posted on: May 24th, 2019, 17:00:58 Quote Report to Moderator
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Looks lovely.
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MPlayle
Posted on: May 25th, 2019, 15:29:19 Quote Report to Moderator
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Problem with the high beams solved - loose connection in the column switch.
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Posted on: May 25th, 2019, 15:33:54 Quote Report to Moderator
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i love those sort of problems,my font indicator wasnt working and a quick push on the connections solved that
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Posted on: May 27th, 2019, 17:24:27 Quote Report to Moderator
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Looks like COTM for June is sorted!
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MPlayle
Posted on: June 15th, 2019, 15:56:04 Quote Report to Moderator
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I figured a brief update was warranted.

I have been working on the interior.  
- I changed out the column switches to a new set appropriate for a LHD car.
- I took out the rubber mats and seats: The seat bottoms had broken support straps on both seats.  
- I ordered new seats in a classic style, but not the racing bucket style of the old seats.  
- I also began redoing the rest of the interior.  I have carpeting installed in the main floor area.  I am starting to work on the rear hatch area for new carpeting as well.  I am also trying to work out the details for trimming the sides and headliner.

For doing the side trim and the headliner, I think I am going to have to remove the windows to get good edges around them.  As such, I think I should have a reference for potential replacement if disaster strikes.

Can someone tell me what the MK-4 used as a windshield?  Is it a standard Mini front windshield?

I am not sure if the fixed side rear windows (quarter lights) are glass or lexan.  I will try to make a template of those as I remove them.

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mike brown
Posted on: June 15th, 2019, 16:58:59 Quote Report to Moderator
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The windscreen is a mini Marcos windscreen. They are available through the club but postage might be a problem.
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MPlayle
Posted on: June 16th, 2019, 14:37:57 Quote Report to Moderator
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That means either I am extremely careful if I remove it to redo the headliner or carefully work around it to get a nice edge at the seal.

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MPlayle
Posted on: June 16th, 2019, 20:25:22
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The main floor fully carpeted.


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MPlayle
Posted on: June 16th, 2019, 20:25:53
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Another view.

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MPlayle
Posted on: June 16th, 2019, 20:26:20
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The rear floor.

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mike brown
Posted on: June 17th, 2019, 08:05:57 Quote Report to Moderator
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I like the floor brace for the seats very neat.

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MPlayle
Posted on: June 17th, 2019, 14:52:22 Quote Report to Moderator
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It turns out the floor brace for the seats is integrated into the full roll cage as well.
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mike brown
Posted on: June 17th, 2019, 18:19:07 Quote Report to Moderator
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At least that means the seats don't escape out the bottom in an accident.
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Tom Springer
Posted on: June 18th, 2019, 13:08:29 Quote Report to Moderator
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It looks like some significant detail changes since I owned the car!  The windscreen is or was a replacement that I bought from the club.  It was a precarious fit and should have been cut down slightly for a better fit.
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MPlayle
Posted on: June 18th, 2019, 14:22:39 Quote Report to Moderator
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I'm likely to try to work around leaving the windshield in place when redoing the headliner.

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MPlayle
Posted on: July 7th, 2019, 15:11:20
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Time for a progress update.  I have more of the interior done: both door cards and the rear hatch areas are all recovered.  I did the sides and rear insert in grey vinyl and the removable side panels in black vinyl.  I did the inner ring of the hatch cover in the black vinyl.  I also added heal pads to the front floors.

Next will be doing grey felt for the headliner, install the new seats, re-install the side windows and hatch cover.

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MPlayle
Posted on: July 7th, 2019, 15:12:14
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Right door card:


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MPlayle
Posted on: July 7th, 2019, 15:12:49
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Hatch cover:


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MPlayle
Posted on: July 7th, 2019, 15:14:35
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Right rear body section and panel card:


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Posted on: July 7th, 2019, 15:15:35
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Left rear body section and panel card:


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MPlayle
Posted on: July 7th, 2019, 15:16:20
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Center rear panel card:


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MPlayle
Posted on: July 7th, 2019, 15:17:02
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Heal pads on front floors:


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Tom Springer
Posted on: July 8th, 2019, 18:22:18 Quote Report to Moderator
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Looking good!
I sent you a PM about the old seats...
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MPlayle
Posted on: July 13th, 2019, 22:04:57
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I now have the headliner fully in place.  I just have the A-pillars to cover and the new seats to install.

The front section of the headliner:


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MPlayle
Posted on: July 13th, 2019, 22:06:11
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The right rear section of the headliner with the quarter-light reinstalled.


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MPlayle
Posted on: July 13th, 2019, 22:06:37
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The left rear section of the headliner with the quarter-light reinstalled.


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MPlayle
Posted on: July 18th, 2019, 14:08:57
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The new seats are now installed.  I just have to reinstall the battery box and battery.

The driver's (LHD) seat.


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MPlayle
Posted on: July 18th, 2019, 14:09:48
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Looking across to the passenger seat (folded forward).


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MPlayle
Posted on: July 18th, 2019, 14:10:25
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The Passenger seat tilted back.


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MPlayle
Posted on: February 22nd, 2020, 17:59:32 Quote Report to Moderator
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I have been enjoying the ownership of DH8102, but I must unfortunately put it up for sale.

The driving position aggravates an old shoulder injury whenever I try to do longer drives in the Mini Marcos.

Here is a link to the primary listing of the car:
https://www.miniguy.com/vehicles/blue1974marcos/

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mike brown
Posted on: February 22nd, 2020, 21:38:07 Quote Report to Moderator
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That's a shame I hope you find it a good home. It's such a lovely car.
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MPlayle
Posted on: April 21st, 2020, 13:45:44 Quote Report to Moderator
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Price greatly reduced.

See details at:
https://www.miniguy.com/vehicles/blue1974marcos/

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MPlayle
Posted on: April 29th, 2020, 15:08:02 Quote Report to Moderator
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Bump for change in thread title.

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MPlayle
Posted on: October 21st, 2020, 03:00:02 Quote Report to Moderator
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Now listed on the Bring-a-Trailer (BaT) auction site:

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1974-marcos-mini-marcos/

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