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Old 08-27-2017
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Aquired a 1967 Sunbeam Super Minx Shooting Brake (Station Wagon) from George Barton. Many may have seen in the Columbus/Dayton area also at the United in Dayton. He had purchased it from Dave Reina back in 2001, has a New Jersey safety sticker from 1992 on the windshield. Had only put 300 miles on it since then. Being that I have other SW (country squires)in the past and had not seen one like this could not resist,so it has a new home. Doesn't require much as it is a driver. 1725, Automatic, new tires and a Dunlop spare with the rubber nubs still on! Looking for windshield and wing window rubber. Plan on taking it to the British field days in Chicago in Sept.
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Old 08-28-2017
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Nice motor.
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They are a great little wagon... A friend here drives the "Hillman" badged super minx estate...the Rootes support vehicle, complete with full sv alpine spec engine and o/d box. :-)
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I noticed in the picture that the strip around the quarter panel is polished. Is that how they are suppose to be? Mine is painted body color. Also is there a good source for parts in Australia or New Zealand for Hillman SM?
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I noticed in the picture that the strip around the quarter panel is polished. Is that how they are suppose to be? Mine is painted body color. Also is there a good source for parts in Australia or New Zealand for Hillman SM?
The car was an original country car when my friend got it. Had been in a shed for a long time. He hasnt touched the body so trim will be factory as delivered here.

For you 1/4 window rubber a guy in Queensland Australia makes them i think. There is ok parts support in au/nz ... What are you looking for?
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Old 08-29-2017
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Thanks for the photo, nice Estate wagon and Alpine photo. I am looking for the 1/4's, rear tailgate rubber (lower) and windshield rubber. Need the piece that connects the windshield chrome together. The other problem is finding the dash wood for a left hand drive.
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Old 08-29-2017
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Thanks for the photo, nice Estate wagon and Alpine photo. I am looking for the 1/4's, rear tailgate rubber (lower) and windshield rubber. Need the piece that connects the windshield chrome together. The other problem is finding the dash wood for a left hand drive. A dash pad is in order also. One issue is how do you get at things under the dash? Since it is mostly enclosed it looks Ike quite a project. Looks like another winter project.
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That's my wagon in the pic with Michael's Alpine.

It's a Mk 2 assembled here in AU by Rootes Australia from CKD parts. The Mk 1 and 2 have the full length stainless mould that runs under the tailgate, a smaller screen and different roof line to your car which appears to be the last of the line Mk 4. Google pics of the Super Minx and you'll spot the differences.

As far as parts go the vent window seals were being reproduced here in AU, contact Frank on schoen@iprimus.com.au They are reasonably well done but there were issues early on with the fit because the mould was reversed on the bottom making them difficult to fit. Shoot him an email to see if he has current stock.

The ply on the dash and the pad itself are NLA so you'll have to get creative there. The screen needs to come out to remove the dashpad similar to the Alpine/Tiger. As far as the screen seal goes try some of the suppliers in the UK, maybe start with Speedy Spares. They have a very good range of mechanical items and some cosmetic/trim items. I highly recommend them. Any mechanical parts common to the Alpine/Tiger you'll find in the US at Sunbeam Specialties or Classic Sunbeam. Whatever you do don't use Rootes Post Vintage in Holland for ANYTHING. Despite the pretty pics on their web site the parts are often of poor quality, their communication is appalling and if something does go wrong good luck getting a refund or any sort of final outcome.

Hope that helps, if you have any other questions shoot me a PM.

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Old 08-30-2017
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Emailed Frank and he's looking for a set of 1/4 window rubber plus has MK4 screen rubber. Thanks for the contact and advise.
Al
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Old 10-11-2017
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Got word from Frank that the screen rubber is done along with one vent window rubber he found. Eric G came through with the upper front turn signal lens & housing at the swap in England, Had the wiring with it also! Never thought He would find one,plus a Super Minx Script to replace the one that's broke. Thanks Eric for your effort. Maybe next year i will get a chance to attend. Hope to have it ready for Columbia in Spring.
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