Magnum alloy bonnet skin

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surfblue63 wrote: Sun Jul 10, 2022 12:45 pm Here it is on the Magnum site

http://magnumclassicminipanels.co.uk/al ... -2984.html


Putting this onto steel stiffeners will cause electrolytic corrosion problems if you do not ensure that the steel and aluminium are not properly isolated from each other. I would say the is only suitable as a completely removeable panel with pins and/or straps.
Thank god the steel ones never rust! :lol:

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I've seen healeys where the steel wing meets the shroud, completely rotten...and seen exactly same as good as the day it was made...its the water trap that rots them out, more than the alloy/ metal joint in my opinion.
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Check out nearly every MGB rear and front wing top seam for a perfect example of electrolytic corrosion!
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Fanfaniracing wrote: Tue Jul 19, 2022 5:41 pm Already sold out... :lol:

http://www.minispares.com/product/Class ... o%20search
Don't think they are sold out, I think it is that their stock hasn't been delivered yet.
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Mine arrived via ebay last week, any idea what type ally sheet was used ?

Mine seems a bit soft, even bent putting back in the box.........maybe its me being a bit clumsy ?

No expert, but I had wondered if they might of used softer material so could be formed on steel press tool....
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Exminiman wrote: Sat Jul 23, 2022 7:05 pm Mine arrived via ebay last week, any idea what type ally sheet was used ?

Mine seems a bit soft, even bent putting back in the box.........maybe its me being a bit clumsy ?

No expert, but I had wondered if they might of used softer material so could be formed on steel press tool....
I presume they're 1.0mm thick sheet the same as the original ST ones. Without the reinforcement they're very fragile, they're still delicate with the reinforcement.
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Isn’t alloy a bit “Olde Worlde”??

Why would you not use carbon fibre these days? Cost??

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1071 S wrote: Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:50 am Isn’t alloy a bit “Olde Worlde”??

Why would you not use carbon fibre these days? Cost??

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The cars and most owners are "Olde Worlde", carbons ok on some cars but its a bit "max power"
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1071 S wrote: Sun Jul 24, 2022 12:50 am Isn’t alloy a bit “Olde Worlde”??

Why would you not use carbon fibre these days? Cost??

Cheers, Ian
It is exactly because aluminium is "Olde Worlde" , most owners on here (MK1 forum) will be looking to modify their Minis in way that might of been carried out or homologated back in the day.

Cost is really not the main consideration, its just for most, Carbon would not be seen as a sympathetic "Period" modification
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