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#1 stoney

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:53 AM

Good morning all, has anyone ever made their own wheel arches? Most arches don't have the sort of look I have in mind and was wondering if anyone has ever fabricated a set

Thanks in advance peeps

#2 nicklouse

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:54 AM

I fabbed up some steel ones for the rear of mine.

 

but there are so many different ones out there it is rare to need to go that far.

 

even for Project Binky they have so far only modded so existing arches.



#3 rich_959

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:59 AM

Dare I say it, but does anyone else think the Binky wheelarches may let the car down a little? I don't know if it's because all the metal fab work is so impressive, that the modified sportpack arches look a little bit out of place. Can't help think it would have been better with some off-the-shelf wide arches. Like all things Mini, each to their own I suppose.



#4 Mervyn

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:45 PM

I think they did a good job of them and kinda goes with the oem+ look of the build

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#5 MacGyver

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:32 PM

I think they did a good job of them and kinda goes with the oem+ look of the build

Merv

+they are also keen to keep it as original as possible.



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You could always carve some out of expansive foam straight on the car and then make some out of fiberglass.

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#6 stoney

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:40 PM

Like the idea of expanding foam to form a shape! Could make a mould

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:57 PM

I have done it ! - never again it take for ever !
You can buy polyurethane foam in sheets then bond it to the car then carve to shape then fibreglass directly on top of the foam and to the car then You can dig out the foam from underneath .
Just like making a surf board .
I have some photos somewhere?

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:14 PM

Took forever but completely bespoke! Would love to see some photos please bud

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:47 AM

I know what you guys are saying about binky, but the arches do look a bit wavy in places and I'm not sure how good they'll look after final paint, compared to the quality of the rest of the car.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:10 PM

Took forever but completely bespoke! Would love to see some photos please bud

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#11 KTS

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:20 PM

i'd say that was worth the effort - looks fantastic



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:33 PM

Those arches suite the deseamed look.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:49 PM

like i said only the rears

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:26 AM

Fair play to you both, looks superb. I'm gonna look in to a bit deeper, getting the desired look is too important to me, bit of ocd




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