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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:35 am 
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I have a set that came off of my 1960 morris some people say leave them off

so do I leave them off or put them on or sell them thanks Kerry

car was built February 1960


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:48 am 
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I'd put them on, they were there when car was built and the holes to fit them need filling anyway.....


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:41 am 
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If I was you I'd certainly put them back on. The single skin A panel is FAR more vulnerable to rot than the later 2 skin ones. These were put on for a couple of reasons;

1 - To keep water out of the insides

2 - To protect the back of the hinges.

I would suggest that is 2 good reasons to leave them on.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:09 am 
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I would have them on 110%

They were a great conception and should have been on every mini right up to 2000, i bet they would have saved a few mini's from the scrap yard

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:49 pm 
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Does anyone have a clear photo of these panels fitted?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:16 pm 
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MGB's and GT's had a similar thing behind the front wheels to prevent crap and crud being thrown rearwards into the gap behind the wheels, between the wing and the main shell. Alas, while the splash thinggies prevented the general road crap being thrown rearwards, the stuff that did get behind the ill-fitting guards was the stuff that did the damage. Such as salt, grit and water........, you know the sort of stuff. Better still was the fact that this bad stuff just built up as a massive unseen mud bath that never dried out and couldn't escape, right down at the bottom rear of the wing. Even better still, it also formed the same ever wet mud pile against the hidden front part of the sill - alas, also hidden by the soon-to-rot-out front wing. To make matters worse, it also formed against the A posts where the heavy doors were attached.

The really clever new buyers just took these splash guards off and flooded the rears of the wings in anything oily THEN put the guards back, making sure that they thoroughly cleaned them out every few months. That way they lasted the course. What I'm saying is that better that you SEE what you need to see as oppose to hide it. I did this to my GT V8 and made alloy shields that actually fitted. Sold it after many years (went to Tasmania) and it was rust free

I'm neither one way or the other if you'll excuse the phrase. Just putting both sides forward


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:14 am 
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Does anyone have a clear photo of these panels fitted?


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