The rear valance of the Mini is a panel that is very often in need of replacing, unfortunately. While rear end damage can be a good reason, the most often cause is rust. The panel itself is very simply and easy to replace, but a through inspection is critical to insure long life. On either end of the main rear valance is a this closing panel with several 90 degree bends. This panel closes off the rear side of the valance on the RIGHT side. It is this area that the splash from the rear wheels hits first! See ALA8623
for the LEFT hand side. Both sides are shown in picture.