1962 Classic Mini Pickup restoration

classic mini pickup restoration

Classic Mini Pickups are very rare so we are excited to be able to do the restoration on this one. Like all Minis, this one has had its fair share of bad repairs and tasteless modifications. Thankfully, the new owner wants to return the little truck to its original condition. That means out with the 1275cc engine and in with a 848cc lump from late 1961, complete with pudding stirrer gear shift.

We began by stripping the car down to a bare shell. Then we had remove all of the filler and under seal before it could be sandblasted. Once blasted the restoration work can begin. Check back for updates on our classic mini pickup restoration over the coming months.

Engine and subframe fitted to the Mini Pick-up

The small bore engine is in the subframe and yesterday we lifted the pickup body over the top and dropped it on. We are currently fitting up the brakes, wiring and plumbing before the Shorrock super charger goes in. This will be a very unique little pickup when its done.

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Ian Gray’s Mini Pick-up gets new subframes

Over the last few weeks we’ve blasted, zinc coated, 2 pack blacked and built up a set of front and rear subframes for Ian Gray’s Mini Pick-up. Adjustable camber brackets, poly bushes, heavy duty tie bars, adjustable dampers, HiLos and Cooper S disc brakes have all been fitted. Next step is to repaint the engine bay and install the new Shorrock Supercharged 998cc engine with Speedwell head and Colotti 5 speed gearbox.

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Subframes blasted and zinced for Mini Pickup

Ian Gray’s Mini pickup is in not only for a supercharged engine but will also receive fresh front and rear subframes with rebuilt suspension, adjustable camber brackets, Cooper S discs and adjustable shock absorbers. His subframes have been media blasted, zinc phosphate coated and now painted in 2 pack black.

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