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Wings (4 replies)

stuartb
7 years ago
stuartb 7 years ago

Are Genuine (Heritage) wings better quality than Replacement wings?

stuartb
7 years ago
stuartb 7 years ago

Are Genuine (Heritage) wings better quality than Replacement wings?

minicentie
7 years ago
minicentie 7 years ago

I am still crying,the heritage is rubbish at a monster prise .
Had several (5) tried to fit on a original mk3 and none would even come close to fit. Almost an inch out?!?!
I found an old stock one ,tried it ,fitted perfectly.
There is no quality control ,they just produce and sell.

abs
7 years ago
abs 7 years ago

[QUOTE=minicentie;n164586]I am still crying,the heritage is rubbish at a monster prise .
Had several (5) tried to fit on a original mk3 and none would even come close to fit. Almost an inch out?!?!
I found an old stock one ,tried it ,fitted perfectly.
There is no quality control ,they just produce and sell.[/QUOTE]

I'll second that as I rejected 4 wings and ended up slicing the wings with a 1mm cutter and re profiling the front edge of the wings so they actually followed the curve of the bonnet on my mk2. They did not fit the scuttle area either. Apparently they fit 1990- models quite well. I have a original unrestored 1991 cooper and its fair to say the factory wings are equally as crap as the heritage replacements.

minicentie
7 years ago
minicentie 7 years ago

In producing the mini ,the moulds or whatever, have been aged with the it. The younger mini's are some 15 mm bigger in some places because of the increasing growth off the original dimensions. It's normal that all of the crap that is produced now will fit the latest mini's ,because those mini's were produced with /on the same line.
The mk 1 mk2 and mk3 are allready more than 38 years old. That means 38 years more intollerance on the moulds.

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