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#16 porl

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

I'd go archless :D just to be different maybe a stainless rear view mirror, mk2 lights & a roof rack!! :D

Gonna get a stainless mirror from Bingley

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

think mk3s had chrome door mirrors

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

think mk3s had chrome door mirrors

Spent ages painting mine lol

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

bahaha maybe not then

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:30 PM

Chrome mirrors are a bad idea bought a new set for mine at uttoxeter last year and already there going manky

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

Your car will look great on a set 10" wheels and some MK2 tail lights, maybe a proper MK2 boot lid too

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

bonnet straps are cheap and retro :shades:

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

Roofrack!

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:50 AM

What about one of those little over taking Mirrors that clip onto the front seams?

http://www.somerford...roducts_id=2628
Planning on getting one for mine.
  • Some 10" (or 12" if you dont want to change down) Rose Petals as Artful Dodger said. Getting them in 10's soon :D
  • Mk2 rear lamps with maybe a vintage style reversing light tucked up neatly under the rear bumper?
  • Seen on some Jap Minis, a little high level brake lamp that fits on a bracket but looks really period, I'll try and find a pic as it's what I'm planning to do to mine also.
  • Mk1/2 bootlid?
  • Some nice tan leather bonnet straps would suit your Minis colour
  • Classic bucket seats, Cobra have brought out a new range in the new issue of the Mini mag that look lovely
  • Amber indicators
  • A roof rack if you want a rally look
  • Older style bonnet badges, Morris Cooper ones would suit yours I reckon
  • Maybe a bonnet numberplate, obviously in the legal colours. Planning on doing that to mine at some point too lol
I think way too much about other peoples cars lol, should be doing this all to my own! :P

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Edited by minimaxie, 25 January 2013 - 08:52 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

Well then you are stuck 8) I think a mk2 retro look will be cool, and mean you could keep the grill:P

I think 10' rose petal wheels, archless and a mk2 (mk1) boot lid. Maybe even the badges as well!


Or mark 3 boot with mark 1/2 plate holder and light on the hinge's ;] give that very early mk3 look

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:29 PM

This is what my Sprite looks like

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I've got Mk2/3 lights on the rear to complete the retro look.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

This is what my Sprite looks like

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I've got Mk2/3 lights on the rear to complete the retro look.

I like bonnet badges. What arches are they?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

arent they W&P's ?

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:33 PM

I like bonnet badges. What arches are they?


Arches are Wood & Picket from Wood and Picket. The bonnet badge is the standard Mk3 one.

http://www.minispare...K3~onwards.aspx

You should be able to pick one up at a show or on Ebay for a lot less than the one above.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

To do retro properly you'll need..

Oversills
Chicken wire
Filler
The Sun
Rattle cans
Pancake air filter

Thats how we used to modify them anyway!!!!




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