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Step 36 - One Year

 

Today marks the end of the first year of Mini ownership. The restoration is taking longer than I originally anticipated, but I'm quickly learning to estimate completion times a little more realistically.

 

Here's what she looked like when I got her:

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And here's what she looks like today:

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What's left to do? Plenty, I'm afraid: all the wiring, most of the plumbing, fitting the engine and exhaust system, installing the Pro-Shift system, the bodywork and painting, as well as all the fine tuning once she's rolling and a hundred other miscellaneous items. Given everything on the list and my current rate of progress I am now going to estimate completion by the end of 2009.

 

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