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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:27 pm 
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Apparently Evans Halshaw Ford in Old Trafford, Manchester have this classic Mini MPi "graffiti sprayed" with words to the effect of "SCRAPPAGE SCHEME" all over it in order to promote their Ford 'New for Old' Scrappage scheme......
https://www.ford.co.uk/shop/price-and-l ... 7QodpBYAIg

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Some may remember back in 2009 BMW stepped in (after protests from classic Mini enthusiasts) and told a Scottish MINI Dealer to remove a similar Mini Cooper MPi from on display as being traded in for £2000 scrappage against a New MINI.
This was the apology later issued:-
"Douglas Park MINI of Hamilton did not intend to cause any offence by using a classic Mini to advertise the scrappage scheme in its dealer forecourt. BMW dealers in the area are using older BMW models in a similar manner and several other manufacturers have also adopted this approach. However, it is fully accepted that using a classic Mini in this way may have been interpreted as insensitive. This has been recognised and the car has now been removed."

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:45 pm 
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Talking of which............. Has anyone or does anyone use one of those ramp thinggies shown in the second photo in their home garage/workshop? Any use? Safe? Drawbacks?


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:29 am 
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I know a bloke that restored a bay window camper on one. Safe? Well he didn't die so I assume it was OK. The main drawback with it was its still only a couple of feet off the ground so your still lying on your back. He got rid and bought a 2 post after he finished restoring it.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:00 am 
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to be fair to them if that MPI is as ripe as a lot of them are, then its only fit for scrap

they rust big time, gold medal standard

if mk1 minis rusted as deep and as bad as mpis do then there would hardly any left!

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