Just a nice period picture

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641071S wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:17 am mab01uk
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I was 19 in the hot summer of 1976 and this was my black Mk1 '67 Mini (upgraded to Mk2/3 where possible), the black tinted 'Shadowlite' laminated glass kept the heat down but was nearly impossible to see out of at night :shock: .

Shadowlite glass? ………….. Luxury!
Us poor northerners had to get up before we’d gone to bed, lick glass clean wi’ tongue and use the new fangled spray tint to coat the windows leaving great ugly runs and then finish up with a respray of the whole car with rattle cans of metallic silver …… classy.
And you tell the kids that today and they won’t believe you.
I started off with the dark spray can tint from Halfords but that soon got badly scratched by passengers wiping misted windows with the back of their hands with rings on! :lol:
Later I managed to pick up a complete set of Mk1 Shadowlite glass in the local paper ads from someone who had written off an 'upmarket' Mini.
Only trouble with that it was all laminated and easy to crack in the sliding side windows unlike toughened glass, at least Mini side glass is flat and so was easier to get replacements made, as it was still used in the back of Ambulances, etc back then.....
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Bill Borrowman, Cooper S ,6 SF, Charterhall & Bo'ness '63 & 65

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My Dad's friend Bill Borrowman at Charterhall in '63 and at Bo'ness in '65 ( my dad's leaning on Commer, Bill Borrowman in middle)
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surfblue63 wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 3:25 pm Looks like somebody got the wrong day for the L2B run!

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Looks like a giant 'Dougal' sticker on the back of that van!
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WMU 211G wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:57 pm
Looks like a giant 'Dougal' sticker on the back of that van!
It does look like him

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It is! Can’t make out if the other is Florence or Zebedee
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Love it!
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Love that Steve!
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641071S wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:17 am mab01uk
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I was 19 in the hot summer of 1976 and this was my black Mk1 '67 Mini (upgraded to Mk2/3 where possible), the black tinted 'Shadowlite' laminated glass kept the heat down but was nearly impossible to see out of at night :shock: .


Shadowlite glass? ………….. Luxury!
Us poor northerners had to get up before we’d gone to bed, lick glass clean wi’ tongue and use the new fangled spray tint to coat the windows leaving great ugly runs and then finish up with a respray of the whole car with rattle cans of metallic silver …… classy.
And you tell the kids that today and they won’t believe you.

Luxury!
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SMOKE GREY wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:09 pm 81AA8AB9-C657-4EC4-BA9F-92E7A319517A.jpeg

Love it!
That’s great Steve……..who is pictured….and what’s the car ?
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