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#1 minimotion


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:08 PM

Apologies if this has been answered before!
If I lost my questions it should be easier for people to reply.
Peoples thoughts on a fibreglass roof?
Thoughts on fibreglass boot floor and parcel shelf?
Looking to keep a metal grill inner wings and a panels but fit fibreglass wings are the wings available on there own or just as a front end?

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:48 PM

All According for what your building it for Track ? check your regulations.  Road it wil be a death trap DONT do it

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 03:09 PM

Fine for a race or hill-climb car (subject to regulations), but not for a road or rally car. For road use a classic Mini needs the full steel body-shell as the entire shell takes the dynamic loads and any crash loads. That is how it was designed.

To change the basic structure and be able to confirm that the strength still exists would require extensive engineering structural analysis and calculations which would not be economically viable.

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