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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:50 pm 
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Looks pretty good!

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http://www.magnumcarpanels.co.uk/

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:42 pm 
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Getting the usual stick up on facebook. But hate to think how much that tooling cost.

Fair play, but depends on fit/quality I suppose will determine how many they sell.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:48 pm 
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Shame about the facebook anti-social media slagging. The trouble with tin-work production engineering is that you've got to do the xxxxing expensive tooling and equally xxxxxx expensive first pressings before you can test what you've produced. And THEN change it to suit. MORE xxxxxxx expense.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:51 pm 
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Does look good for sure but just ordered the Mini Machine full floor for HOY.

I'm more interested in their Mk1 bodysides 8-)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:58 pm 
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looks pretty good!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:41 pm 
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For what it's worth, I reckon that the more suppliers we have for our funny little cars, the better.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:56 pm 
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I agree Mark, with competitors to fight for business with, quality should improve (not saying that this floor is poor quality) and prices be kept at sensible levels.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:09 pm 
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I think we should feel pretty lucky that we have suppliers still willing to invest in the future of our little cars.I am sure that many other classic car owners who would love to have the panel availability that we enjoy and while we would wish for more MKI panels by and large we manage to get by.I thought the slagging was a bit OTT on Facebook given none of these keyboard warriors have not yet seen it,let alone fitted one.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:48 pm 
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Shame the inner sills will have to be spot welded on. I wonder why they didn’t go the hole hog and press the inner sills with the floor as original. That tooling must have cost big money.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:12 am 
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There's a photo on their Facebook page showing a plaster cast of the Mk1 floor from which they scanned datum points and then used those to CNC the presstool moulds.

I don't know how large a press they have, but it's already quite a deep impression for the tunnel and footwells, maybe folding the inner sills on as well would be too large to handle in one hit?


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