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Rear under seat baskets?

Post  Coco_ChanElf on Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:05 pm

I am sure I didn't imagine seeing a photo of an Elf or Hornet with two picnic style wicker storage baskets under the rear seats. At the time I saw them, I thought they were really cool, but didn't keep a note of where I saw them, and I have searched like mad and can't find anything about them, and I am starting to think I dreamed it!

Has anyone seen these, got originals, know what they're called etc.?

Please put me out of my misery!

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Post  hilbert on Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:54 pm

mistery solved

for foto's look https://picasaweb.google.com/117546562436758613787/Wolseley28012012#

pictures of my wolseley hornet white the baskets

baskets ar wicked baskets availabel form the mini 1959 registerwebsite there is a shop section were you can buy them
thas where i got them from

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Post  Naughty40 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:09 am

Also Bill who posts on here had some made and I think still has some for sale

Here you go he is advertising them on the 59 register
http://www.1959miniregister.com/

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:)

Post  Coco_ChanElf on Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:24 am

Thanks you guys!
I am very happy to have this mystery solved. I should have just asked you in the first place. Smile

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FYI anyone else looking for baskets

Post  Coco_ChanElf on Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:42 pm

I already ordered the baskets - but just in case anyone else finds this thread, I found this seller on eBay who makes them with leather straps for £25.00 each. I don't know about the quality, but here's the link.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Mini-Under-Rear-Seat-Willow-Baskets-new-BMC-Mini-Rover-Mini-/251036812188?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a72f5c39c

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Post  bill773mini on Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:57 pm

Hi Ali,

Your baskets are on their way. Sorry for the delay, I was away all week.

Ours are hand made with aged, weather proof cane using an original BMC basket as a template. They could be left out side with no adverse affects on the cane, I have no idea about the others on the market, it costs us more than that to get ours made. We suspect they bought some of ours and made replicas (but with a non original strap) but don't know for sure.

Bill

Thanks for the link Chas. Wink

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Thanks Bill

Post  Coco_ChanElf on Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:05 pm

I have no doubt that yours are lovely, and I am looking forward to receiving them.

As I said, I can't attest to the quality of the ones on eBay, suffice to say you very often in life get what you pay for! However they might suit someone refurbing on a budget who isn't so particular on the detail.

Thanks and will let you know when they arrive. Smile

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Post  Alex on Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:18 pm

I've been having baskets made up for about 6 years but never marketed them openly, just word-of-mouth stuff.
One of the major parts suppliers investigated selling them, but as mentioned the price paid for proper quality wickerwork puts them out of the range of the casual buyer. I suspect the £25 ones on feeBay are terrible, as I pay more than that per basket from the manufacturer...
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Baskets now happily installed

Post  Coco_ChanElf on Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:32 pm

You can just see them peeking out in this photo. Thanks Bill, they're grand.


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