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hillman superminx 1962 new ride!!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by poprodder, May 14, 2011.

  1. poprodder
    Joined: Jul 17, 2002
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    hi,

    having had to sell my chopped morris minor due to being off sick from work(into 7th week) and being short of cash, i looked about and found this hillman superminx 1962
    imported into the uk in 1984 from south africa, very good condition.


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    and my first addition to it.

    a peep mirror which i bought for my ford pop(anglia) over 10yrs ago!!!

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  2. 35desoto
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    My dad had one of these back in 1963. Column change 1600cc no syncro on 1st gear and drum brakes. Went for years
     
  3. drop it in the weeds......pan scraping ......and chop it with 2 doors
     
  4. Some old artwork I did years ago, based on this cars cousin, the Humber Sceptre. Would work on this too.

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  5. I just bought this 61 last Sunday. James D your artwork is awesome!
     

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  6. poprodder
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    like the art work, nice convertible minx.
     
  7. ScottV
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    nice artwork ... I always liked the Consul Capri ... when I raced at Santa Pod in the Production Division of the B.D.R.A. I was always going up against a guy named Dave Topham that had 3 or 4 of them.
     
  8. rld14
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    Very nice!

    British car with wraparound rear window? I like I like...
     
  9. poprodder
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    yep, never had a wrap round rear window, amazing how much more visability there is.

    cheers chris.

    ps. of to hemsby rock&roll weekender today with our local club, will post some pics later if theres some interesting motors there.
     
  10. poprodder
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    got some trim rings cheap, but should have some 15" rims next week, got tyres for front just got to get some for rears.

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    found this sticker while sorting my magazines for collection.
    thought i'd put it on car.


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  11. poprodder
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    and club sticker!!!

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  12. I have a photo of me 'driving' one of these when I was 2 years old. They come up nice as little mild kemps. Don't chop it- lower, skirts, full cap, whitewall (<2"); voila.
     
  13. carbuilder
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    This is our 59 Minx convertible I just found all the missing glass & need to get the head back on one of the mice died burnt valve.
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    James D how about a photo shop of a 59 convertible.
     
  14. A few small cosmetic changes and a good dose of lowering....

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    I`d try and french in some PA Cresta rear lenses too.
     
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  15. rld14
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    The more I look the more I'm digging those peep mirrors, those would look damn nice on my PA.
     
  16. captain scarlet
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  17. poprodder
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    gasser/high rider anyone!!!!

    15" narrow minx wheels.

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  18. U.K.ROADSTER
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    My first car handed down from my sis. Good luck and have fun ;)
     
  19. mrjynx
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    Americans take note, this is how much space we have to work on cars in the uk ^^^
     
  20. milo1303s
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    Should probably have a jack stand !!

    just my 2 cents neat car
     
  21. Mr Mayo
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    Had a '64 Super Minx, back in '75. Just like yours, only blue & white. People usually asked me if it was a Rambler.
     
  22. poprodder
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    took some pics this morning as i've been asked if i want a little feature in a magazine!!!

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  23. Nice survivor car! I always think of the pink 1960 in the movie Help! that they kidnap Ringo in.
     
  24. poprodder
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  25. Mr48chev
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    That's a nice one. I like James D's ideas on what to do with it.
     
  26. poprodder
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    looks like its full steam ahead for gasser/highrider look.
    just to my personel taste so don't expect it to be period perfect!(and cheap!! lol)

    thanks chris.
     
  27. poprodder
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    new rear tires

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  28. Woah! How are you planning on persuading those to fit?
     
  29. Mazooma1
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    here's one, on the left, a few years older than yours, but a Hillman.
    Stick a 427 Ford in yours, jack it up, big beefed rear end and trans, straight axle and go prowling for street races on a late saturday night like we did...
    Both of these were daily drivers...:)

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  30. poprodder
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    got the new rear wheels on this afternoon(well one anyway) was worried about
    clearence but its fine.
    just need to cut the arches now.
    then onto front!!!!
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