Hi everyone, At the suggestion of Jason (Lil Pigg on the forum) I decided to jump onto the boards. Not enough car people in my life apparently. I'm mid-rebuild on a 1959 Mini that was quite literally dug out of the ground in the Dayton area. I've always been a car guy, but this is my first British build. I've mostly been into forced induction & german engineering. My wife fell in love with the idea of this car when I first saw it, so I blame her mostly for all my time spent bringing this one back from the brink. This mini rebuild has been a complete shell strip and rebuild. essentially everything on the lower 6" of the car is all new metal. I'll have her back on the road this coming spring, and I'm making good time thus far on the project. Either way, hello everyone, and see you out there. Obligatory pictures of the build... When I bought her (Who doesn't love flames) The strip to shell: Flintstones modified version: I built the entire car "ugly style" to test fitment of everything, and make sure all my mechanical elements were 100%. Drove the car once in this form and then winter tear down for the "real" work. Car in the garage now. Flipped on it's side, pans fully welded, bottom prepped and liner sprayed. It's officially a 57 year old rust free car.