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Sarah
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PostSubject: Side skirts   Side skirts Empty14th January 2020, 21:13

I know not many of us have First Gens anymore but many did have... I have a slight concern over the side skirts on Mitzy:

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As I’ve highlighted in the above pic, there is a gap (not much, but it’s there) between the plastic of the side skirt and the body work. I’m sure that it used to be flush with the paintwork. I only noticed it recently (she hasn’t been driven much at all if I’m honest) I know that they can’t move much due to the way they are shaped, but is it possible for them to move slightly? This is on the passenger side, but the drivers isn’t flush to the paint either. I went to the garage I normally do (not MINI) but they couldn’t really see what the issue was.

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From the side I don’t think it looks quite right either.

Any thoughts??
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PostSubject: Re: Side skirts   Side skirts Empty15th January 2020, 07:24

I do remember that the side skirts weren't particularly well fitting on Mini, but I don't think the gap was that big.

Wonder if the little plastic clips which hold the skirts on maybe fatigue and loosen with age? Remember when I was looking at fitting the aero kit skirts, it didn't strike me as being a very robust way of doing it.
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PostSubject: Re: Side skirts   Side skirts Empty15th January 2020, 07:41

Thanks for that Neil. Was going to pop to somewhere locals today (should it stop raining!) but when I showed the receptionist the photo she didn’t know if they’d be able to help either. May have to travel a bit further to get her looked at
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PostSubject: Re: Side skirts   Side skirts Empty15th January 2020, 18:09

Sarah, I am not near my R53 for a few days so can’t look at mine. Have you asked BMS Surrey in Leatherhead to look at it. Never used them myself but they have 99 good reviews on Google.

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PostSubject: Re: Side skirts   Side skirts Empty20th January 2020, 18:49

Slowshifter wrote:
Sarah, I am not near my R53 for a few days so can’t look at mine. Have you asked BMS Surrey in Leatherhead to look at it. Never used them myself but they have 99 good reviews on Google.

John

They were the ones if showed the pic to - going to try this week. The weather was so rubbish on weds that I didn’t make it down there and they’re closed on weekends
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