repairing mk1 mini door bottom

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bubbacluby
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repairing mk1 mini door bottom

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I am having a mk1 sliding window door repaired, the skin was removed and the rust was seen, Looks like I am in need of a new door bottom.

The minispares version is pretty crude and agricultural and has more wrinkles than my grandmother
http://minispares.com/product/Classic/B ... o%20search

Are the M-Machine ones any better?

What other option do I have?
Thanks

IanD1965
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Re: repairing mk1 mini door bottom

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Those creases look straight forward enough to dress out with a decent hammer. The other option is to ask your wrinkled granny for her PIN number ......😳😳

Daz1968
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Re: repairing mk1 mini door bottom

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I used the m machine one and it fitted ok, has a few wrinkles in it but nothing too noticeable.

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dodge44
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Re: repairing mk1 mini door bottom

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bubbacluby wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:42 am
I am having a mk1 sliding window door repaired, the skin was removed and the rust was seen, Looks like I am in need of a new door bottom.

The minispares version is pretty crude and agricultural and has more wrinkles than my grandmother
http://minispares.com/product/Classic/B ... o%20search

Are the M-Machine ones any better?

What other option do I have?
Thanks
Bit of an evergreen subject this one. The MS panels are almost certainly Magnum panels. The Magnum LHS door bottom repair panel is OK but the tooling on the RHS has clearly been damaged as I've yet to see a good one. Go with the superior M-machine panels. 2016 discussion thread has a few comparison pictures. Vis:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15432

bubbacluby
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Re: repairing mk1 mini door bottom

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Thankyou everyone for there replies.
MMachine it is.

Thanks for the Link Dodge, explains everything well.

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