Minor roadster

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cadetchris
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Minor roadster

Postby cadetchris » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:10 am

Morning,
I am thinking of converting my standard minor 1000 to a roadster. I’ve seen a few pictures and it looks really good to me. Plus there are not many around and it will be a good challenge for me.
From a technical point of view, I would assume that using the strengthening panels from a convertible conversion would suffice with the floor, after I have got the sills and floor replaced to ensure that everything is as strong as it can be.
I do have lots of queries about how the top of the windscreen is finished off, like wise the top of the B pillars and the top of the doors. I would love to keep the quarter lights as these finish off the windscreen frame and tidy it up a bit, but keeping those could be a bit of a challenge.

Has anyone else gone down this route? If you have, I would love a chat and maybe look over your car, to see how it’s been done and challenges have been over come.
Cardinal the Wolseley 1500 , 4/44 wolseley, frogeye sprite, series 3 Land Rover, Primrose the Morris Minor, MGT (money pit) now Alice the confused Morris Minor.

I also drive an 1908 Renault tourer belonging to the Duke of Rutland.

moggiethouable
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Re: Minor roadster

Postby moggiethouable » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:04 pm

You need really to post this to the custom and modified register on the first page, I am sure they can help.
From a value point of view be prepared to accept there is a limited market for modified minors.
By customising it you reduce your potential market when you do come to sell it.
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Re: Minor roadster

Postby SteveClem » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:54 pm

Yes, it’s your car so you can do what you like with it. But the purists will go tut tut...and it may well lose value.
Modified beetles though!! But that’s a whole different scene. :D

cadetchris
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Re: Minor roadster

Postby cadetchris » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:43 pm

Thanks, I’ll repost this in the custom and modified page.
Cardinal the Wolseley 1500 , 4/44 wolseley, frogeye sprite, series 3 Land Rover, Primrose the Morris Minor, MGT (money pit) now Alice the confused Morris Minor.

I also drive an 1908 Renault tourer belonging to the Duke of Rutland.


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