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#1 Darnikki


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Posted 08 July 2020 - 09:35 AM

I recently renovated a Mark 1 mini but found out that in 1980,s it had the back small window aperture replaced due to rust with the larger Mk 2 window Would it be better to convert back to smaller window or leave as is  
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Posted 08 July 2020 - 03:41 PM

It was not unusual back in the day to fit a Mk2 rear panel and window to a Mk1 which had been rear ended, maybe leave it as is and it is just part of the cars 'real' history. The cost of changing it may also be more than any extra value added depending how the figures add up and who does the work/parts/labour involved.


The new Mk1 Heritage bodyshells are modified to reduce the Mk2 onwards rear window size but not sure if they sell the small panels used seperately?

Watch from 3mins 35sec into BMH video below:-


Edited by mab01uk, 08 July 2020 - 03:41 PM.

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