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Old 24-08-2018, 07:09 AM   #1
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Default Flip front questions

Iím looking at doing a flip front on my mini and have a question for those that have done it

When you cut the front panels off, do you unpick them? Or do you cut them off at the front seams and leave the lip behind the seam cover

Iím wondering if I unpick them wether or not when I put the seam cover back on it will be too loose (as it only has one lip instead of two behind the cover

And if you do, do you then cut the lip off the flip front ?

I am planning to use an all steel front with BMW hinges

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Old 24-08-2018, 08:27 AM   #2
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I removed the wing completely and shortened the seam strip, I also left the lip on the flip front to keep a bit of strength.

I don't think the BMW hinges will lift a steel front, They struggle with my carbon front.
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I removed the wing completely and shortened the seam strip, I also left the lip on the flip front to keep a bit of strength.

I don't think the BMW hinges will lift a steel front, They struggle with my carbon front.


Are you able to take a pic so I can see how you shortened the seam cover ?

I was thinking leaving the seam strip and cutting the guard from it, so the cover is sitting properly and the front panels will sit near it (weld in a locating tab)
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