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 Post subject: MK 1 BOOT LID
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:11 pm 
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Considering replacing the boot lid on my 1071 restoration project.
The original is rust free but has a few dents etc...would require quite a few hours of bodywork.
So, M Machine boot lids (250.00 pounds)...anyone used these...also, Somerford (263 pounds) has them...
Are the someford lids sourced from M Machine???
Wondering how these fit as I am not too impressed with other replacement panels.


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 Post subject: Re: MK 1 BOOT LID
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:23 pm 
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they will both be heritage ones

I think that your always better with an original one, the heritage ones are a bit rough

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 Post subject: Re: MK 1 BOOT LID
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:48 pm 
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The Heritage ones have the wrong profile above the number plate flap. They are the same profile as the Mk3 onwards bootlid.

They look alright until you know the difference........ ; :?

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 Post subject: Re: MK 1 BOOT LID
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:55 pm 
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Just reminded me of Jason, (the guy who painted my car) comments when he flatted the bootlid. Bloody hell did you used to park this down the driving range...

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 Post subject: Re: MK 1 BOOT LID
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:22 pm 
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Dermott , I would repair the original boot lid you have ! The fit and shape of the heritage stuff ...... :(

Any pictures of the "Damage" ??

Did you get my email re the back window ??

Craig


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 Post subject: Re: MK 1 BOOT LID
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:38 am 
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I can only say that I bought a new Heritage one for my restoration and it was simply a modified Mk3 lid. It never looked right despite my best efforts and it never fitted right either......As Andrew says, once you know the differences, you can spot 'em a mile off!

I would have prefered an original if I could have found one at the time. If you have the original, you'll be better off repairing that.


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 Post subject: Re: MK 1 BOOT LID
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:09 pm 
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Had a look at a MK 3 lid...in all my years I had no idea that there is a different curve on the top area!!!!!! Much flatter than the MK 1/2 lids...well spotted Andrew.
Thanks for the input...here is a picture of the 1071 lid I was thinking of replacing....that won't happen now.
I had to make a repair inside the lid as there was some damage there from a rear end shunt.
Looks pretty good so far...need to do a little more aligning....think it will be as good as new when I get done.
Thanks again for the input.


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 Post subject: Re: MK 1 BOOT LID
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:51 pm 
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Nice repair Dermott 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: MK 1 BOOT LID
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:46 pm 
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Photos below clearly show the later Mk3 top profile on Heritage Mk1 panel.

BMH Mk1 Bootlid
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Mk3 onwards bootlid
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 Post subject: Re: MK 1 BOOT LID
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:11 pm 
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Hello All,
I am attempting to understand the differences between the original Mk1 Boot Lid and the Heritage
replacement panels.

I replaced my original Mk1 1966 Boot which had a few imperfections with a replacement panel (28G110) which I assume is a Heritage panel from Mini Spares. I thought it looked very good until I read the posts here on the forum. What exactly am I missing ? I'm thinking of going back to my original boot lid.

In addition, while I had the Mini at a body shop for other work, the "panel expert" without my prompting, mentioned that he thought the boot did not look quite right ! In particular he pointed to the curve of the boot just next to he tail lights (see photo).

I'm looking forward to your comments and suggestions.

Thanks, Jim


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