A couple of my standard plastic Rover arches have split and are rattling around rather annoyingly, so I'm going to drill out the rivets to remove them all - originally I was thinking of replacing them with a set of Group 2 narrows in gloss black to match the car's roof, but I'm also tempted down the route of just leaving them off, filling in the holes and fitting a new finisher (either chrome or black, undecided yet).
My car is a standard '91 Rover Mini Neon with the factory 8.4" discs and spaced rear drums, running a set of standard Rover 12x4.5 minilites and 145 tyres. At a glance it does look like I could get away with running without any arches on this setup, as the wheels don't appear to protrude beyond the body line, but does anyone know for sure if it would be okay for MOTs etc?
And I suppose another question is, what's everyone's opinion on the actual look of going down either route? I've attached a picture of my mini in its current state to show the starting point!
Cheers! - Jack