Here at Playmini its not just about racing. If your looking to restore or rebuild a MK1 Mini we can supply fully restored bodyshells.
These can be supplied in various specifcations dependant upon your needs. A race shell without heavy soundproofing and sealant, with or with out a roll cage. Road shells can be supplied in primer or the colour of your choice. It all depends upon your imagination. Call for a quote.
Here is an example of a fiesta yellow Mk1 shell we have just completed and are shipping off to a customer to use as a road shell. Completely restored to it’s original glory with bootlid, doors and bonnet.
Here is a 360 degree view of what we start off with – to view move your ipad around, drag the image with your mouse on a pc or don your VR goggles !
Below is a MK1 body shell we have just completed for an export customer – supplied in grey primer ready for the customers bodyshop to paint and build.
We can also supply, as British Motor Heritage Approved agents the BMH MK1 bodhshell that they reproduce. Made in small limited runs roughly twice a year….
HMP441050 MK1 BODY SHELL
British Motor Heritage (BMH) has long since been at the forefront of suppling individual panels for all marks of classic Minis, and complete bodyshells for models from 1976 onwards. What’s been missing until now is the Holy Grail, a full replacement shell for the MK1, but the wait is now over!
The first production batch of 15 bodies will therefore commence in April, with deliveries occurring through May and June.
The early body is markedly different f…rom its later counterparts. The major variances include:
Smaller: door aperture with different step profiles; sliding window doors with external hinges; rear window; rear side windows; rear light mountings
Different: ‘A’ panels and hinge reinforcements; cant rails; floors; sills; front and rear parcel shelves; switch panel; boot panel, bonnet and inner valences; front valance and number plate mounting
Since creating the prototype body, BMH has commissioned additional tooling to refine the finish and improve the build quality. The company is indebted to M-Machine for allowing it to use their MK 1 floors and sills, as the cost of retooling these items would have made the project unviable. BMH has also used the later front bulkhead crossmember assembly as retooling for this non-visual part would have been prohibitive, and opted not to form the rotodip hole in the rear seat squab; recognising that a significant element of demand for the new shells will almost certainly be for historic motorsport.