Non Genuine Door Skins
Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:11 PM
Does anyone have experience of fitting non genuine mk3 door skins, the ones from Mini Spares. Do they fit well, correct shape etc...?
Thanks in advance, James.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:21 PM
Well not in my experience but I have seen a couple of build threads where people have successfully fitted them
Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:33 PM
i know the mini door company uses them so they can't be all that bad
Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:46 PM
how do you know he uses them?
Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:55 PM
Edited by danny79, 19 July 2012 - 04:56 PM.
Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:30 PM
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:57 PM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:01 PM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:03 PM
Posted 01 October 2012 - 06:45 PM
The only problem i have, which may be down to me and unexperienced is that the window rail rubber thing is slightly bowed. I dont know if this is because i welded the top of the skin to the frame in the wrong place causing the rail bit to 'bow' or if it was the skin.
Saying that, a lass in our mini club just spent £2500 on a restoration and her door is the same. Somehow the garage as fixed it without damaging the paint, so gunna try find out how and hopefully fix mine.
My door follows the line of the car well, and the gap looks right all the way around. I repaired the door frame at the bottom which isnt perfect but ok for a first time reskin.
Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:52 AM
Are you sure the gap isn't because there are no shims on the hinges?
or that they are not the origional doors of the mini.
Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:58 AM
Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:08 AM
Jordies, the bowing is a common problem, one way to try and fix is to use a pair of the wide flat welding clamps and bend the top lip in(where the seal sits). Its a bit risky doing it with a painted door though.
Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:09 AM
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