Flares

Time for something fun. The Mini has 165/10 tyres which protrude slightly from the bodywork. Despite being that way from the factory (on genuine Cooper models, at least) some WOF inspectors can be a bit touchy about it. To avoid trouble down the line we might as well fit wheel arch flares. Wheel arch flares are cool.

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Most flares are open underneath and can trap dirt and mud, as well as being vulnerable to damage. Australian Coopers had metal closing panels spot welded to the existing wheel arch lip- so that’s what I’m going to do.

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Cardboard and duct tape template…

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Transfer to steel…
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Spot weld into place.

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Done!

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