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#1 malc_west

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:20 PM

I'm using the winter to sort a few bits on the mini, I'm currently working round the interior which I wish to full strip then paint before fitting a bolt in cage. I intend to cut out the rear companion bins before I spray the inside. My question is if I cut the bins out and spring/summer roll round before I get the cage fitted is the car still OK too use? Or does the cage need to be in for structural reasons?
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#2 wreckitralph

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:27 PM

plenty of cars around with no  bins or seat squab and no cage   i myself ran a mini like this asthe space was filled with speakers many years ago when i was a yoooof    had no issues


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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:01 PM

I'm using the winter to sort a few bits on the mini, I'm currently working round the interior which I wish to full strip then paint before fitting a bolt in cage. I intend to cut out the rear companion bins before I spray the inside. My question is if I cut the bins out and spring/summer roll round before I get the cage fitted is the car still OK too use? Or does the cage need to be in for structural reasons?
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It will be fine as long as no one hits you in the side, the rear pocket is an important part of strengthening the B post.

 

Like all things in life its a risk and you have to decide how likely it is to be an issue.

 

Personally I wouldn't remove them even with the cage, in a mini you need all the help you can get in an accident.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:06 PM

My seatbelts fasten to the bins.Steve..

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:55 PM

ime surprised no one has mentioned the iva and all that tosh 



#6 grizzler73

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:03 PM

Why do you want a cage? Are you building for competition? Otherwise it's just some big bars you and you passengers can split there head open on in an accident...

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 12:34 AM

Why do you want a cage? Are you building for competition? Otherwise it's just some big bars you and you passengers can split there head open on in an accident...

Best advice is not to fit a cage unless it is required for motor sport.



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:27 AM

That's the plan, but certainly track use and going from there.




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