Go Back  North American Motoring > MINIs in General > Classic Mini Talk
Newbee with new classic mini project >

Newbee with new classic mini project

Classic Mini Talk Interested in the Classic Mini? Discuss the Classic and its variants here!
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Newbee with new classic mini project

  #1  
Old 03-18-2011, 09:13 PM
02m2
02m2 is offline
Neutral
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Newbee with new classic mini project

Hi all....recently purchased a clubman estate wagon that will be a supercharged Honda vtec all wheel drive. Where is the best place to get a lhd rack and replacement grille and trim pieces.

Thanks

02m2
 
  #2  
Old 03-21-2011, 02:40 PM
Capt_bj
Capt_bj is offline
OVERDRIVE
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Melbourne, FL
Posts: 6,444
Received 114 Likes on 101 Posts
best is subjective

but it appears you are new to Mini-dom and despite the fact you plan to trash a classic with a Honda drivetrain I'll point you towards

http://www.minimania.com/home.cfm

http://www.mossmotors.com/Browse/Com...&PlateTypeID=1

http://www.gbcarparts.com/

http://www.minisport-usa.com/
 
  #3  
Old 03-21-2011, 02:49 PM
02m2
02m2 is offline
Neutral
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Capt_bj View Post
best is subjective

but it appears you are new to Mini-dom and despite the fact you plan to trash a classic with a Honda drivetrain I'll point you towards

http://www.minimania.com/home.cfm

http://www.mossmotors.com/Browse/Com...&PlateTypeID=1

http://www.gbcarparts.com/

http://www.minisport-usa.com/

Thanks for the info. Yes... new to the classic Mini..I do have a 06 Coppers S vert JCW that doesn't get driven much with about 11k on it. Have several vintage BMW's that are show quality restomods.

I know that many will not like the build with a Honda vetec but I want to do something classic but with modern performance. Have a great shell and we will build a new JDM k20a type R head with a K24 bottom end and juice it up with a supercharger and AWD.

It will be a head turner and neck snapper when we are done.
 
  #4  
Old 03-21-2011, 04:16 PM
MINIdave's Avatar
MINIdave
MINIdave is offline
6th Gear
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 3,771
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
It's a clubman wagon, the least loved of the Mini body styles, I don't think anyone's feelings should be hurt by making it a Vtec.

However, it happens to be a great choice for a Vtec conversion! Why you ask? Well I'll tell you.....it has an extra 4" of length in the front end from the firewall to the front fenders- which happens to be just the amount you need to fit a K motor in there! So, go for it, and post up some pics along the way!

Are you getting the conversion parts from Mini tech in Ga?

They've done one like this already, except they kept the rounded front end, and it was fast as hell!
 
  #5  
Old 03-24-2011, 08:34 AM
613fatboy
613fatboy is offline
Neutral
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi
Sorry to rain on your parade BUT if you want Honda performance and reliability, have you considered buying a Honda? You'll be $$$$$$$$ ahead if you do. Converting a classic Mini to VTEC power is a big commitment in time, money, and patience. Go for it if this is what you want but I hate to see any classic Mini bastardized. Sorry.
P.S. The extra 4" are NOT up front, it's in the wheelbase (longer rocker panels).
 
  #6  
Old 03-24-2011, 08:54 AM
02m2
02m2 is offline
Neutral
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by MINIdave View Post
It's a clubman wagon, the least loved of the Mini body styles, I don't think anyone's feelings should be hurt by making it a Vtec.

However, it happens to be a great choice for a Vtec conversion! Why you ask? Well I'll tell you.....it has an extra 4" of length in the front end from the firewall to the front fenders- which happens to be just the amount you need to fit a K motor in there! So, go for it, and post up some pics along the way!

Are you getting the conversion parts from Mini tech in Ga?

They've done one like this already, except they kept the rounded front end, and it was fast as hell!
Thanks...exactly. Going to add the fiberglass flip front. Already ordered all the subframe parts + from mini tech. We are going to step it up a little from their build and add some needed upgrades. Fuel cell with a capacity greater than 6.5 gals plus some frame improvements. We are going to build the motor too with a K24 bottom and the JDM k20a head along with a supercharger.
 
Attached Thumbnails Newbee with new classic mini project-clubman-1.jpg   Newbee with new classic mini project-clubman-3.jpg   Newbee with new classic mini project-clubman-2.jpg  

Last edited by 02m2; 03-24-2011 at 09:01 AM.
  #7  
Old 03-24-2011, 08:58 AM
02m2
02m2 is offline
Neutral
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
no worries

Originally Posted by 613fatboy View Post
Hi
Sorry to rain on your parade BUT if you want Honda performance and reliability, have you considered buying a Honda? You'll be $$$$$$$$ ahead if you do. Converting a classic Mini to VTEC power is a big commitment in time, money, and patience. Go for it if this is what you want but I hate to see any classic Mini bastardized. Sorry.
P.S. The extra 4" are NOT up front, it's in the wheelbase (longer rocker panels).

I really don't care what it costs it is a hobby and not a business and I figure it should be worth half what I got in it when I am done. I have several similar vintage BMW's that I have done. Love them all and they are all head turners but worth half of what they cost. FYI the Clubman Esate has been off the road since 1998 so I don't think I am robbing you of your classic mini heritage.
 
  #8  
Old 03-24-2011, 10:27 AM
MINIdave's Avatar
MINIdave
MINIdave is offline
6th Gear
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 3,771
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
I figure it should be worth half what I got in it when I am done

Boy howdy, you've got that right!

Do post up pics along the way, I'd love to watch your build on this.

And don't worry about what the naysayers say - they built millions of Minis over the years, and there are milllions still around for them to buy.

In your own way, you're saving one too!
 
  #9  
Old 03-24-2011, 10:43 AM
02m2
02m2 is offline
Neutral
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Mini Dave

Originally Posted by MINIdave View Post
I figure it should be worth half what I got in it when I am done

Boy howdy, you've got that right!

Do post up pics along the way, I'd love to watch your build on this.

And don't worry about what the naysayers say - they built millions of Minis over the years, and there are milllions still around for them to buy.

In your own way, you're saving one too!
Thanks Dave

I will post the build pixs. Your right it is not like this forgotten Clubman Esate has any historical significance. I do have an 06 mini JCW vert that I promise not to do anything to..lol
In the process of building a 69 BMW 2002 with a euro M3 S14 2.5. Taking a little time with all the fabrication work. Mini next up and just getting all the parts together.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Alkaidovich
Interior/Exterior
59
03-10-2018 04:43 PM
tr3y003
1st Gear
11
10-22-2015 10:48 AM
Mini'mon
MINI Parts for Sale
6
08-26-2015 01:02 PM
marendt428
MINIs & Minis for Sale
0
08-08-2015 04:44 AM
PelicanParts.com
Vendor Announcements
0
08-07-2015 08:39 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Newbee with new classic mini project


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.