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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:19 pm

In the earlier issues on the back page there was "included in this Issue" and "included in the next issue".....

However, with issue 4 it was just "included in this Issue" so I think that might have been a subtle hint, never mind the fact no payments were taken !
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:23 pm

For the instrument panel, the following parts were supplied:

Instrument "Pod"
Black trim for the facia of the "Pod"
Chrome surround
Plastic Lenses for the instrument dials
Self adhesive decals for the dials.

The decals for the instrument panel are nicely detailed, as seen below whilst still on the sheet:

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The fact that the decals were self adhesive was a bonus for me as I found them easier to fit rather than water decals.

However, whereas water decals can be moved in to position a lot more, with these you need to be fairly spot on first time.
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:30 pm

NB, before BA picks up on it ......

According to the dials, there is no petrol in the tank, but saying that there's no more issues !!!! :laughing-rolling:

From memory, I think that when the car was turned off all the dials went back to zero
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby baby_astons » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:08 am

you're right paul, all zeroed once the key was pulled - curious if that will change once the ignition is on...
but the overall condition of the car is fairly bad with so many parts missing for just a tad under 40.000 miles :mrgreen:
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:13 am

A couple of pics of the instrument panel assembled:

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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:42 am

A pic of the boot:

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The locking mechanism with the handle just isn't right as it's made from plastic and isn't "man enough" for the job and the plastic moulding far too poor to fit in to the handle correctly, it really should have been a metal part.

Also (whilst they can't be seen on this pic) the corners of the main boot weren't covered by the paint and were also badly pitted.
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:52 am

I have to admit that even I've had to research why the number plate was hinged, as I don't remember that on slightly later minis, and I'm not as old as BA!!!! :laughing-rolling:

Apparently the reason was to allow the boot to be down/open to put more in the limited space, yet keep the car legal by having the number plate still visible and also lit when the lights were on.

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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Mark » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:10 am

The instrument panel looks good Paul :clap:
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:53 am

Mark wrote:The instrument panel looks good Paul :clap:

I did spray the surround on black though not the facia :oops:
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby casper » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:04 pm

Cant remember the number plates on a hinge :think:
Instruments look really good Paul :)
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:18 pm

casper wrote:Cant remember the number plates on a hinge :think:
Instruments look really good Paul :)

Hi Casp,

As I'm older than you, I also can't remember the hinges on the number plate, so I'm not even too sure if they were still on the 1967 version :think:
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby casper » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:36 pm

Hi Paul, hope you had a pleasant Easter break :)
I did a quick search on google but cant find reference to a hinged plate.
Perhaps Julian or BA will know :think:
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:32 pm

casper wrote:Hi Paul, hope you had a pleasant Easter break :)
I did a quick search on google but cant find reference to a hinged plate.
Perhaps Julian or BA will know :think:

Hi Casp,
If you look at older Minis then you will see them. Perhaps you did the wrong search? :)
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby casper » Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:59 pm

Paul wrote:
casper wrote:Hi Paul, hope you had a pleasant Easter break :)
I did a quick search on google but cant find reference to a hinged plate.
Perhaps Julian or BA will know :think:

Hi Casp,
If you look at older Minis then you will see them. Perhaps you did the wrong search? :)

plenty of 1967 boot lids but not found one with a hinged number plate Paul. wonder what it was used for :think:
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:45 am

Hi Casp,
Please see one of my earlier posts about what the hinged number plate was used for :)
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:49 am

Hi Casp,

Here's some more information and a pic for you. :)

Mk1 and Mk2 rear number plate panels had hinges at the top, which allowed the number plate to swing down when the boot lid was opened to allow you to carry items that were larger than the boot.

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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby casper » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:21 pm

"Apparently the reason was to allow the boot to be down/open to put more in the limited space, yet keep the car legal by having the number plate still visible and also lit when the lights were on"

sorry Paul :roll:
it makes perfect sense now :angry-banghead: never seen that before
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Re: Paul's DeAgostini 1/7th 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S Mk1

Postby Paul » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:01 pm

No probs Casp :)
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