1970 mini cooper s mk2 restoration help

Old 06-05-2014, 11:55 PM
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Default 1970 mini cooper s mk2 restoration help

Hi all,

sorry if this has been asked before (i'm sure it has but couldn't find it)

I'm looking at restoring an Australian built 1970 cooper s mk2 original to mint condition.

I just have a few questions hopefully can be answered

1. the hydrolastic system has warn down and needs rebuilding. would the car be worth more in the end keeping it originally and putting in working displacer units/refresh everything (also would someone be picky about having hydrolastic fluid or can I put in*antifreeze*like people have suggested) and keep it completely original. or should I put in a dry system with minor upgrades.

2. how important is end detail, ie. should I track down original rims or keep the maglites are that on it.*

it will be a full nut and bolt restore with no essential details missed.

if there is anything else I should know about the process I am all ears, I have always built and modified cars but never restored something so special.

thankyou in advance
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