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The Build – Part 3

The rebuild continues.
The story told in pictures from the time it entered the workshop to it’s first test drive.

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The Build – Part 2

Plan B – I need to do a reshell. But with what?
The story unfolds…


The Build – Part 1 – Why?

Why rebuild?

With the “Parrot” car now performing well, and me being able to drive it, rather than it driving me, why spend the time and money doing a complete rebuild?

This post shows you why…


The story so far…

Michael Ward’s first rally in 1977 was something to forget. In a basically standard Mini and with a novice navigator, they placed last by a LONG WAY. So he “retired” until he could compete in something approaching a prepared car.

In the late 1970s he was able to use his “daily driver”, a KE20 Toyota Corolla with marginally beefed up suspension, half cage and 4 point harnesses. After running a few events on road tyres, he even managed to run some mud and snow tyres and was able to afford another road car, allowing for this to be a full-time rally machine. This car met its end buried in a large tree somewhere in the Daylesford/Trentham area after understeering off a wet greasy road. Not much was salvageable apart from the brand new Cibie Super Oscars!