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  • DaveB
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    i've seen a few full length bumpers, but have decided that i like the bumperettes better.

    and which flares did you get for yours again? i liked the way they wrapped the body wall. looked very clean that way.

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  • skip
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    Originally posted by BIGSHOT View Post
    I don't know...

    Maybe if I had an extra $32k lying around, I'd spend it on a bug-eyed Moke with skirts.

    Dan
    Dan,
    If you buy it, I'll supply the pupils for the eyeball lights. Do you have any color preferences?

    Seriously it looks like the coachwork has been added to mimic the fiberglass dune buggies which were popular in the early - mid 60's. Maybe a bugeye Sprite rear ended a Moke? It does blend all three in one.

    The coachwork in this case is good enough that if one didn't have a trained eye may think that it is "new" bodywork. Which is pretty much the hallmark that separates a good "customizer" from a master coach builder.

    I would like to see the body from a few more angles, as it probably blends better from the profile back and forward than just a 3/4 profile shown.

    As they say in the Hot Rod world; "Dare to be different!"

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  • BIGSHOT
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    I don't know...

    Maybe if I had an extra $32k lying around, I'd spend it on a bug-eyed Moke with skirts.

    Dan

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  • skip
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    The M Sport Totchini sort of looks like something out of the movie Cars. It looks like it is grinning, with buck teef (license) plate. All it needs is the dots for eye ball pupils in the middle of the headlights.

    I agree that it is probably based on a moke, the headlight placement and the lower sides of the body give it away.

    It is not my cup of tea, personally it's sort of fugly! Just because it was based on something Mini doesn't make it attractive. Just my two cents, pence or two hundred yen...

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    here is another interesting link with more cool rare parts.

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    its a mini marcos, as well as the yellow one...yet the yellow one has a different bumper, look at the photo link and view more photos of them.

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  • Clarkes
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    That green car is very interesting. Appears to be based on a Moke from the looks of the side below the door.

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    interesting one..

    a couple marcos

    this is a link to more photos of these cars...

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    here is another website that has a few cool vintage bits... but also a bunch of cool later bits! and there is an english speaking contact to purchase these parts.

    Turtle Trading

    and that car above is pretty unique, i've seen a few interesting vehicles that appear to be based on minis, but this one above is really different!

    I keep telling people how awesome the mini following is in japan, and now dan sees what i'm saying. Its incredible what there can be found in japan! this is scratching the surface.

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  • BIGSHOT
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    I've been having a great time checking out the exotic and rare parts available on the various sites Tim's provided. Unfortunately, most of the stuff is prohibitively expensive, but fun to look at all the same.

    Maybe you saw this car for sale on the Kent site. It's labeled "M Sport Totchini," and could be Mini-based, I guess. I couldn't find any more info on the car. Even the ol' Internets let me down.



    Just seeing some of this stuff would be worth the airfare to Japan.

    Dan

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    Bigshot, sent you a PM

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  • BIGSHOT
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    Hey, Dave! Full-width pickup bumpers!

    Too rich for my blood, though ($650 per).

    There are some amazing parts available through Dinky. Reason enough to play the lottery, I guess.

    Dan
    Last edited by BIGSHOT; 08-04-2009, 08:35 PM. Reason: Clarity ... and a sense of wonder.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    lots of random old parts in "old stock new condition" from J&B garage Japan

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    here are a few other links.

    Kent Garage (general MK1 to MK3 stuff)
    Kent Garage (general Innocenti stuff)

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    the "other" dinky. Actually there are at least 3 in japan.
    heres another link to some cool parts... i will post more later.

    more

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