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 Posted: Apr 22, 2017 03:28AM
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Member since:Mar 11, 2010
BO
Thanks.
I'm fortunate to have a body guy who can follow my dreams and challenges and does not mind waiting for me to be alongside him or redoing things to my desires if necessary. 

And also that I still have the patience and skill to do the mechanical things myself.

 Posted: Apr 21, 2017 04:42PM
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Not exactly easy is right!  But what a beautiful job, the nicest I've ever seen!  Those skills are above what most people have, certainly way out of my league, and the cost to pay to pay someone who does have the skills is more than most can justify! 

Richard, You've built one of the nicest pickups in the world! 

Jemal

Sales & Technical Support at MiniMania

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 Posted: Apr 19, 2017 04:54PM
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Member since:Mar 11, 2010
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I replaced my pickup doors with MK V doors with the roll-up. Not exactly easy, but nice.

Since the lower half of the doors is wider than the original pickup, we channeled .75” (19mm) vertically out of the side panels (fenders) of the pickup. The top half of the saloon doors is narrower than the pickup, so we stretched the cab about 1.2” (30mm).





 Posted: Apr 17, 2017 10:30AM
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Last post: Jun 12, 2017
Member since:Oct 9, 2003
CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by dangparker
@joltfreak I'd be very interested in Aussie doors for my New Zealand Elf! PM or email me when you can! Daniel
Pm sent!!

check out the official website for updates!!!!!  http://www.minimeetnorth.com

 

 Posted: Apr 17, 2017 09:22AM
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Member since:Jan 27, 2014
There was a pup (pickup) owner on Facebook and eBay that was looking to swap Mk1 Aussie doors with roll up windows. Until he found out how much they are worth. Now he wants to swap for doors with a lot of money coming his way also in addition to your doors.

Last I heard he was selling parts off the pup whilst trying to sell the pup. Believe his name is Fred Leanne. Dimitris, Is that correct ?

I would advise caution with dealings with this guy, something doesn't feel "kosher " with this guy. Just a heads up about the doors. The pup keeps coming up for sale on eBay UK. Have a look there or contact him through Facebook.

 Posted: Apr 17, 2017 07:50AM
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Member since:Apr 7, 2012
@joltfreak

I'd be very interested in Aussie doors for my New Zealand Elf! PM or email me when you can!

Daniel

 Posted: Apr 14, 2017 05:01PM
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I think that Ian was just correcting misinformation. Don't take it to heart. Life's too short.

 Posted: Apr 13, 2017 11:56AM
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Member since:Nov 3, 2011
Breaking news... Ian has roll up window conversions for MK1 & 2 Minis!!!  Lets all beat a path to his door!  He's a very argumentative fellow however, and seems to be the type to look to get in your face and show off his shrimp on the barbie lingo wherever he can find
or imagine something to contradict!  I'm going to guess that George Dubya was one of the presidents.... just get that feeling!

Amazing how a thread can lie dormant and unloved for years, then come roaring back with such passion!  No Dan, don't bother looking up weasel speak..... I don't care!

Jemal

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 Posted: Apr 13, 2017 12:19AM
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Member since:Oct 18, 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jemal

Don't believe anyone who tells you their MK1 or 2 had a "roll up window conversion".   No such thing-  .....
Maybe you're also familiar with the term "weasel words" Jamal??

Having worked in the US under three Presidents I think I can speak "mercen" quite well.

As the Sisters will tell you ... No means no..  and "no such thing" just ain't so...

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Apr 12, 2017 04:37PM
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Ha Ha Ha! Excellent Dan!  More than anyone could ever want to know!  I still like "Brilliant" said in a Monty Python-esque manner!  For some reason Ian fails to understand my plain ol' amrikun inglish!   Let me try this.... with no accent whatsoever,  I know about your roll up window MK1 doors!   The "kit" I'm talking about is the nonexistent one that people with 1985 Minis registered as 1964 Minis imagine is installed on their car!  It's the one folks who have a sliding window Mini in a hot climate WISH they could get

Jemal

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 Posted: Apr 12, 2017 02:07PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jimfai
pm sent
Replied to pm!

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 Posted: Apr 12, 2017 01:32PM
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Member since:Aug 14, 2002
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"codswallop"

Etymology

Unknown, attested from 1959 episode of UK TV series Hancock’s Half Hour. The writers (Galton and Simpson) state that the phrase was in general use when the show was broadcast.[1][2] A national TV appeal in the UK in 2006 failed to find earlier references.[1] Originally written (1963) codswallop, spelling cod's wallop is later.

Various etymologies are proposed from some sense of cod, such as from cod (scrotum) (as in codpiece), from cod (joke, imitation)[1] + wallop (beer (slang)), hence cod + wallop “imitation beer” (with interconsonantal -s- to ease pronunciation of -dw-), or from cod (fish) (some part of the fish, as from fishing industry).

A frequently given etymology, although widely rejected as a folk etymology, derives it from Hiram Codd, British soft drink maker of the 1870s, known for the eponymous Codd-neck bottle, with the suggestion that codswallop is a derisive term for soft drinks by beer drinkers, from Codd’s + wallop (beer (slang)) “Codd’s beer (sarcastic)”. There is no evidence that early uses had this sense, the slang wallop (beer) comes later than Codd’s lifetime,[1] initial spellings (1963 in print) do not reflect such a derivation (*Codd’s wallop and *coddswallop with -dd- are not found), and there is an 80 year gap between proposed coinage and attestation.

This is also the name given to the wooden device placed over the neck of a codd bottle and given a push (wallop) to dislodge the marble in the neck of the bottle. The word has also been used to describe the process of opening a codd bottle.


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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Apr 12, 2017 05:23AM
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pm sent

 Posted: Apr 11, 2017 05:38PM
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I may have a set of Mk1 Aussie doors for sale in the near future (this summer, if all goes well)

check out the official website for updates!!!!!  http://www.minimeetnorth.com

 

 Posted: Apr 10, 2017 10:31PM
 Edited:  Apr 10, 2017 10:33PM
Total posts: 351
Last post: May 7, 2017
Member since:Nov 12, 2008
codswallop = bullS*** , for those of you who don't live in the land of Oz . And they don't always fit as well as you would like , I know as both my cars have been converted , not by me , from sliding window doors to windups. 

 Posted: Apr 10, 2017 05:53PM
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Last post: Jun 22, 2017
Member since:Oct 18, 2011
W%^&er...

Kit??????

Hmmm how about ..doors, 8 bolts and spanner? (or maybe you could even the existing bolts).

Get off your high horse and start with the reasonable advice...

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Apr 10, 2017 03:07PM
 Edited:  Apr 10, 2017 03:08PM
Total posts: 1256
Last post: Jun 26, 2017
Member since:Oct 8, 2013
You could modify them fairly easily Ala Land Rover, cut the door tops off and make it a single unit with the sliding window frame and use two studs and wing nuts to bolt it back onto the main door.

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: Apr 10, 2017 02:22PM
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Last post: Jun 9, 2017
Member since:Nov 3, 2011
Me too!  There is no chance that I will install my MK1 sliding window, not while I own the car!  It's a fair weather car anyway, and in California, that means hot most of the time! Our Australian friends had it figured out in the 60s....  too damn hot a continent for little ovens who's windows only slide open a few inches!!  Seems I remember seeing photos of some Lexan race style pop-out windows that fit perfectly in modified door pockets.  That sounds like a really good compromise for those times you simply must leave the car parked unattended!

Jemal

Sales & Technical Support at MiniMania

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 Posted: Apr 10, 2017 09:11AM
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Member since:Jul 24, 2014
I was intrested in Malsal's quick release slide windows.

 Posted: Apr 10, 2017 09:00AM
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Hmmm, codswallop?   Must be Australian for "Brilliant"!!

Yes Ian, we know about the Aussie doors having roll-up windows!  And I know that actual conversions have been done over the decades, some of them pretty nice!  But There is no "kit" available!  It falls into the "if you throw enough money at it" category!  Show me an unlimited pile of cash, and I'll show you how to install an Alison 250B turbine from a Bell Jet Ranger in place of that wimpy Hyabussa engine!

I maintain that most of the time, a "roll-up window conversion" is claimed by sellers of newer cars registered as older cars.  I had one fellow who so convinced himself he was about to buy a MK1 that he got rather belligerent about the beautiful roll-up window conversion.  I had to drag him (from my desk) phone in hand to the back of the car, make him stick his head in the boot, and look for the welded in MK1 tail lamp panels!

Jemal

Sales & Technical Support at MiniMania

Follow progress on all my projects at CooperRoadMini.com

 

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