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Mini Sport Mk1 Side and rear panels

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:47 pm
by coopersean
Just seen in the Mini Sport advert in the latest edition of Mini World magazine, that they have introduced a one piece mk1 side panel, and a mk1 rear panel. Anyone seen them yet? Can't see them on the website yet, but sides look expensive at nearly £2000 each.

Re: Mini Sport Mk1 Side and rear panels

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:50 pm
by mk1
All made by these people, but all the Mini stuff has disappeared from their web site.

https://www.steelpanels.co.uk/category/bmc/

Re: Mini Sport Mk1 Side and rear panels

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:51 pm
by Catmint
mk1 wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:50 pm All made by these people, but all the Mini stuff has disappeared from their web site.

https://www.steelpanels.co.uk/category/bmc/
They have in the past only supplied oneout let for the mini stuff, nothing direct. Maybe gone back to this arrangment

Re: Mini Sport Mk1 Side and rear panels

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:27 pm
by mk1
The rear panel was available from Minispares, I don't know if it still is.

Re: Mini Sport Mk1 Side and rear panels

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:40 pm
by SMOKE GREY
The side panels and rear panel have been ‘ re-engineered using original BMC panels that I helped source. The rear panel has the correct rear window aperture pressed. I know they spent a long time getting them correct using a restoration project to get the fitment correct, think the rear panel took half a dozens attempts to get just right.

Re: Mini Sport Mk1 Side and rear panels

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:17 am
by coopersean
Thanks for the replies. Sounds hopeful that they will be good quality, but price seems a big hurdle. The Mini Sport advert also states that the panels are heritage approved - I wonder if they could be used in the new mk1 shells?

Re: Mini Sport Mk1 Side and rear panels

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:37 am
by steve1071
https://www.minisport.com/mcr11-12-00-0 ... embly.html

This one looks to have a Mini Machine reference number.....?

Picture must be wrong as the description says it has a correct width window aperture.

Re: Mini Sport Mk1 Side and rear panels

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:46 pm
by mk1
The back panel has certainly been kicking around for a few years now. They are still listed here by Minispares, but are not currently available.

https://www.minispares.com/product/Clas ... o%20search

The full side is a totally new panel as Steve says, it is the one used by Heritage in their current run of MK 1 shells. The tooling was paid for & owned by MiniSport as I understand it.

Re: Mini Sport Mk1 Side and rear panels

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:46 pm
by whistler
steve1071 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:37 am https://www.minisport.com/mcr11-12-00-0 ... embly.html

This one looks to have a Mini Machine reference number.....?

Picture must be wrong as the description says it has a correct width window aperture.
Think that's mk2 panel which needs the rear window adaptors welded in.

Re: Mini Sport Mk1 Side and rear panels

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:04 pm
by coopersean
Looks like the Facebook ad below has a set of sides and a rear panel - look good to my eyes.

https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listi ... attachment