77 Mini wheelbase (length and width) and what's comparable?

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Last mini I put new floors/boot floor/sills/a-panels/windscreen corners/etc took me 40hrs of cutting, welding, and grinding to get the body to primer. We will be finishing that one also back to stock/near stock, however looking for something different and a new challenge. 

Giving it some more thought I'm better to find something that has a similar wheel base width as sectioning the length would prove easier. 

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Jeffrey, 
Forget that craziness, buy my Clubman/ roundnose wagon, all ready to go, great 998cc engine, good for kids and dogs

will deliver to Windsor free of harge

Big AL

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If the body is in good enough shape to weld it to a whole different floor pan, then it's good enough to weld in a new Mini floor pan. You're just looking at a whole world of problems. 

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I have a 77 mini that's in rough shape (most classic mini owners would scrap it) and I am in search of a donor.

I believe the wheelbase on the mini is approximately 2036mm and width of 1,410mm, and I'm wondering what is comparable to this on a 1990+ car.

I had a 91 Suzuki swift (wheelbase 2,365mm / width 1,585mm)4 cylinder manual as a donor but moved and had to send it to the scrap yard. I want to basically cut the top half off the donor and add my top half / mini shell onto it. Shouldn't be to hard but I'd prefer to find a donor that I wont have to section the floor to fit, but I will if I have to. I want to keep the mini proportions and I'm not interested in extended fronts or bodies.

I like the Yaris RS (wheelbase 2,550mm / width 1,660mm); has anyone mated one with a mini?

I've been away from the mini world for about 7 years now so any links, comments, cool projects that are relatable; please share.

Jeffrey

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"if it's gonna be that type of message board, i'm going to stick my mini in the mashed patatoes!!"