My ’69 Cooper is finally down on it’s wheels for the first time in 5 years. This project started out back in 2004 when I set out to change the battery box in the boot and weld a  patch in one of the Mini’s notorious rust prone A-panels. Things went out of hand – sort of, and the result was total strip-down and restoration. Now things are moving along quite nicely, so with some luck it’ll be ready for the 2012 season.