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 Post subject: BMH Mk1 bodyshell
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:05 pm 
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Well lets hope they are better than the prototype. :roll:

http://classics.honestjohn.co.uk/news/p ... odyshells/


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 Post subject: Re: BMH Mk1 bodyshell
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:15 pm 
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Am i reading this right? ‘BMH has used the later front bulkhead crossmember assembly as retooling for this non-visual part would have been prohibitive,' - Does this mean its going to use the single towerbolt/rubber mounted subframe??


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 Post subject: Re: BMH Mk1 bodyshell
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:28 pm 
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Jerry, yes it would seem that way. And no back seat hole.

This shell was only ever going to be a shell to use for motor sport or a way to bring a rusty car back from the dead. It will never be mistaken for an original shell which I believe is a good thing, it will help protect the worth of original cars that have lasted 40 years or more.

look at what happened to the MG re sale values.


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 Post subject: Re: BMH Mk1 bodyshell
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:50 pm 
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Have they tooled up for the side panels or used later larger side windows, it's difficult to see from pictures but would be of great benefit to restorers if upper door frames are made available as it was a difficult repair on my car and a common area of rot


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 Post subject: Re: BMH Mk1 bodyshell
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:25 am 
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The question is will they be allowed for use in historic events considering it's basically a MK3 shell with MK1 doors and a remote tunnel.

Although it would be awesome to see a flood of MK1 race cars but I could see non Mini competitors being unhappy.


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 Post subject: Re: BMH Mk1 bodyshell
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:32 am 
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These just became available as well

https://www.motorsportauctions.com/cate ... hells.html


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 Post subject: Re: BMH Mk1 bodyshell
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:14 am 
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Vegard wrote:
These just became available as well

https://www.motorsportauctions.com/cate ... hells.html



its amazing isn't it

4 grand cheaper than a shell produced by a big company like heritage, and to a far better standard

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 Post subject: Re: BMH Mk1 bodyshell
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:03 pm 
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The escorts are Chinese though. Having said that, look how far round the world they travel to get here and it's still thousands cheaper.


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 Post subject: Re: BMH Mk1 bodyshell
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:06 am 
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IAIN wrote:
Jerry, yes it would seem that way. And no back seat hole.

This shell was only ever going to be a shell to use for motor sport or a way to bring a rusty car back from the dead. It will never be mistaken for an original shell


You can say that again, it'll never be mistaken for a half decent restored Mk1 shell either cos it's twice the price and half as good!! :lol:

Sorry to be the 'doubting Thomas' but the shell at the NEC was so far away from saleable I just can't see anyone buying them, and race car shells are just as decent as restored road cars nowadays, (often much better!) so I doubt the racing fraternity would be queuing up just yet!


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 Post subject: Re: BMH Mk1 bodyshell
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:23 am 
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I'm pleased to see that they have adjusted their price. But I still think they are too expensive & not appealing enough to sell any quantity.

I guess only time will tell.

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