The couple of weeks road test went really
well. The Mini was then stripped of all it's exterior components and glass then masked and
sprayed Tahiti Blue with a white roof, the finish although quite good isn't 100%, but for
a first attempt and done outside in the driveway, I am really chuffed with it. Topped of
with white bonnet stripes, chrome gutter trim, new wheel arches, new chrome grill, white
Cooper mirrors, chrome bonnet and boot badges, chrome door handle escutcheons, chrome twin
washer jets, chrome 'cooper look' sill plates and rubber sill seam trims.
A lot of hard work went into building
Duggy and yes, there are better restored Minis around that have had thousands of pounds
spent on them, but they are usually kept in centrally heated garages for most of the year,
and only come out at show times or on really sunny days. I've been to the shows and seen
them and although I was green with envy, it's fine if you can afford it. Duggy on the
other hand, was built on a budget, which I have to say was stretched to the limit, and is
used every day come rain or shine, there are little bits here and there that need doing
and he could now perhaps do with a good polish, but there aren't any more reliable, or
that much better looking for an everyday Mini, he really is a smashing little motor car.