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 Clubman front end? Change to regular?

 Created by: Travis10Incher
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 Posted: Jan 25, 2024 02:18PM
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X2 on Big Al and PACE and, of course, BABE. thanks for that memory share, Alex

But, now for something completely different: (haha) see the 1975 1275 GT on BAT right now. Sold into the Swedish Market, with provenance, pretty cool car. Perhaps many folks preferred Clubman, except for those who are more into LWB and how the squared lines seem to lend themselves to the Estate and Van Clubbies.... See the freshly advertised CE Wagon with VTec mods in the Cars for Sale section here. MSH

All Together Now.... Everybody......
 Posted: Jan 23, 2024 12:29PM
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"...Cheribourg hotel at MME in 2003...."  

I was there in 03 ! (but not at the moment PACE/BABE was created.)

The first Mini I ever drove was a baby-p00p green Clubman auto Al threw me the keys to and told me to go for a spin.

Long live the memory of Big Al.

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

 Posted: Jan 23, 2024 12:13PM
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GB

To do it properly is expensive and time consuming as you need to change the inner wings. 

To do a quick-n-dirty is just wings, bonnet, front panel, & brace bars to replace the inner wings.

PACE (BABE) was created in the back parking lot behind the Cheribourg hotel at MME in 2003.

Al supplied the name/acronym, I supplied the words.  BABE (Booted ain't bad either) often gets forgotten as his love for the Clubman was greaterthan mine for the Elf/Hornet.

 Posted: Jan 23, 2024 08:06AM
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lol. Big Al would understand it was just a hypothetical question lol but ur right.

409.682.two two five Seven
 Posted: Jan 23, 2024 04:14AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan Moffet
Ohhhh.... BIG AL is rolling over in his grave!
Dan beat me to it !

Long live "P.A.C.E" !

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

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Ohhhh.... BIG AL is rolling over in his grave!

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

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Just cut everything in front of the firewall off and fit your new front end of choice....

Inner and outer guards, bonnet, front panel. Easy?? anything is possible...

Cheers, Ian

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Greetings..Ive been out of the mini world for a minute. Can someone remind me if a clubman front can "easily" be changed to a regular saloon grille/whatever else?

Travis 10

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