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Front Panel (Nightmare!!)

Post  FrogElf on Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:36 pm

Hi guys,
In recent weeks an horrific realisation has come about with regards to the front panel of my MKIII Riley Elf. When we first inspected the car when we bought it we thought that the bits of filler we could see were just for bits of pinhole rust that had broken through the paint. However, it now appears things are MUCH worse than we had at first thought. The whole front panel is made of Filler, Newspaper and bits of scrap metal; it's a nightmare! We really need to get a replacement panel for the car but a heritage panel from the few places I've looked that do stock them will cost me £370-£400, which is nearly as much as I spent on the whole car! So guys, any help sourcing a front panel in the price bracket of £100-£150 will be greatly appreciated. I have seen a few on Ebay but any other sources would be appreciated.
Thanks guys, Happy Easter.
Pete
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Post  Red Riley on Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:40 pm

If you're where you could collect the ones offered on Ebay, I would go for those. Otherwise you're going to be putting out big money for a new (most likely improperly made) one. Another option is to get a standard Mini panel and modify it with one of Gordon's conversion panels. Link to Conversion Panel

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Re: Front Panel (Nightmare!!)

Post  Johnnypoopoopants on Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:19 pm

This one looks pretty sound:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMC-RILEY-ELF-WOLSELEY-HORNET-FRONT-PANEL-/170821213657?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item27c5bcddd9#ht_500wt_951

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Post  TONYELF on Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:42 am

You could make your own using Catmints instructions or even asking Gordon A club member)for a price for one madef or you. see link below

http://www.totalrepellents.co.uk/minibits/frontpanel.htm

That way you will know you have a solid panel.
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Post  Red Riley on Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:06 am

Or see the link above, which I posted first, Tony! Razz

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Post  asahartz on Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:08 am

There was a NOS front panel on ebay last week; made just over £100. I decided not to bother as there is a new Mini front panel in my son's shed and I can mod that to fit for a small sum. A new Mini panel will cost you around £50.
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Post  TONYELF on Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:48 pm

Red Riley wrote:Or see the link above, which I posted first, Tony! Razz

Sorry Brian I missed that! Embarassed

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Re: Front Panel (Nightmare!!)

Post  reymondos on Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:22 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RILEY-ELF-FRONT-PANEL-/140736958423?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item20c4938fd7

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMC-RILEY-ELF-WOLSELEY-HORNET-FRONT-PANEL-/170821213657?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&fits=Car+Make%3ARiley|Model%3AElf&hash=item27c5bcddd9
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Post  Alex on Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:57 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Mini-Riley-Elf-Wolseley-Hornet-front-panel-/110888081074?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item19d171d6b2
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Re: Front Panel (Nightmare!!)

Post  myminimonster on Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:49 pm

I'm not sure on their prices but have you tried www.m-machine.co.uk,

My friend got some very good quality van panels from them.. There are within their catalogue

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Post  humph on Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:15 pm

myminimonster wrote:I'm not sure on their prices but have you tried www.m-machine.co.uk,

My friend got some very good quality van panels from them.. There are within their catalogue

Adie

The comma became part of the link and killed it. Here's a working one.

www.m-machine.co.uk

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