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#16 tomsbluemini

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:19 PM

Alternatively, just do a steel front... slightly heavier, but you can still have a bumper, and it looks more "standard..."

Good guide Tom - i recognise that front end >_<

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 08:48 PM

But if you go metal then it will rust agin.

All you would need is 3 L shaped brackets and you could fit the bumper as normal.

Yea its the front i sold to you then brough back lol

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 06:36 PM

nice looking motor tom.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:03 PM

Cheers ;)

As iv said quite a few time to people yours is one of my favorite minis :thumbsup: keep up the good work.

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:18 PM

Cheers :thumbsup:

As iv said quite a few time to people yours is one of my favorite minis :thumbsup: keep up the good work.



hope it's worth the time i've put into it when it's finished.....

p.s not being built to be a shoe car.... this is going to be a drivers car ;) :thumbsup:

#21 Tomf

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 07:21 PM

p.s not being built to be a shoe car.... this is going to be a drivers car ;) :thumbsup:


Good man :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 10:16 PM

Alternatively, just do a steel front... slightly heavier, but you can still have a bumper, and it looks more "standard..."

Good guide Tom - i recognise that front end :)

any posts on steel flip front anyone done one etc?

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:10 AM

passing an MOT is down the the disgression of the garage/tester. Many people would aruge that two bolts through some 1mm box section into the inner wing is not a safe replacement for the 30 or 40 spot welds that previously held the front of the car up. Just making people aware that the brace bars are not guranteed to pass just because you bought them from minispares ;P

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 01:38 PM

passing an MOT is down the the disgression of the garage/tester. Many people would aruge that two bolts through some 1mm box section into the inner wing is not a safe replacement for the 30 or 40 spot welds that previously held the front of the car up. Just making people aware that the brace bars are not guranteed to pass just because you bought them from minispares ;P

enjoy

Very true, always check with your local MOT guy that he will accept it!

Personally, I'm not relying on the two bolts, my brace bars will be seam welded to the inner wings. Not for the MOT, but for my own piece of mind.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 02:30 PM

Concidering this brace bars are there to help strengthen the front of the subframe where the front mount was removed im fine with two bolts being there, concidering origionally there is only one bolt holding it...

So i dont see how two bolts can be weaker than 1...

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 09:46 AM

cool project, where did you get those hinges from and how much for, cheers

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 03:26 PM

hi,

has any body got any pic's from when they fitted there's, also where did you get the hinges from
cheers matt

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 01:10 PM

were can i get some hindes for the flip front as i want to fit mine this weekend

#29 mighty mini jack

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 01:18 PM

were can i get some hindes for the flip front as i want to fit mine this weekend

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#30 clivemk1mini

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 01:27 PM

cheers do they sell hinges that come apart so i can just slide the front off the hinge if i need to take it right off

Edited by clivemk1mini, 20 February 2009 - 01:27 PM.





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