Mini Chassis number weird one

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Re: Mini Chassis number weird one

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IMO they are pretty much home made.

As noted the 5 should be an S, so they can't be original.

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I totally agree, these are home made number plates.
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Re: Mini Chassis number weird one

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As others have said, home made chassic plate. I'm wondering if this Mini was reshelled back in the 60's after an accident and the original chassis plate was destroyed?

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Its also got an FE Number. Its actually quite an oddity, as it also has the non-recessed rear wind shield, for starter, magic wand and cone suspension.
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Re: Mini Chassis number weird one

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271758 is early ‘62?

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On further inspection, it seems that an early days repairer cut the front of a 62 mini and the inner wings and welded it to the bulk head of a June 60 mini. A mini-frankenstein, question is does that make it a June 60 mini or a 62 mini ? The most notable differences between the 2 being the Floorpan and the non recessed windows. However the pre-mk1 floor pan is rotten, and needs chopping out. Does anyone know if they still make replacement floor pans for a pre mk1 ?

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Re: Mini Chassis number weird one

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Coolcars69 wrote:. Does anyone know if they still make replacement floor pans for a pre mk1 ?
What's a Pre Mk1?

Yes Mini Machine make full early floors but without the correct October 59 to October 61 floor depression

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