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Postby boro590 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:35 pm

Hi, Just wandering if there is any different front ends or bumpers I could put on my moggy to change the look slightly, Also wanting to put wider wheels on front & back, How is this achieved,

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Re: front end

Postby MM » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:55 pm

Why bother? The standard bumpers suit the car rather well. You could always experiment with removing the over-riders for a cleaner look, or colour-coding the chrome bumper blade if it's badly pitted.

For wider wheels, the usual and easiest choice is the LP917 van rims which are an inch wider than standard at 4.5J and will take a 165-width tyre. Then, there are the even rarer LP936 'reverse rim' van wheels, which look great but are as rare as Hen's teeth to find, and would still only take a 165-width tyre.

Other than that, if keeping the standard 4" hubs PCD and 14" diameter, you are limited to Jensen-Healey alloys, Minilites or Weller's new range of wider steel wheels, unless that is, you can get a set of wheels banded to suit.

You can alternatively fit MG Midget/Austin Healey Sprite wheels, but they are 13" diameter and look a bit too small on the Minor.
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Re: front end

Postby cmea » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:46 pm

Jonno of JLH does a fibreglass "spoiler" that changes the look of the front end.
http://www.jlhmorrisminors.co.uk/glass-fibre-parts.html
can be seen on his minor if you flick through the photos on the home page, although his has a cooler sticking out of it which changes the look a bit:
http://www.jlhmorrisminors.co.uk
Alternatively some people fill in the space between the wing bottom and front valance and remove the bumper (if you do this you will need to remove the bumper bracket as it sticks out and is dangerous, plus tell your insurance co).
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