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R56 full fiberglass racing body

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Old 09-05-2018, 12:12 AM
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R56 full fiberglass racing body

i race in the SCCA in the B-Spec class and have a GTL project in mind.
Does anyone have or make a full fiberglass body for the R56? I’m designing a full tube frame and really would prefer a fiberglass body verses a steel one.

Thank you you in advance
 
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Old 09-05-2018, 07:09 AM
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In 1970's I used to race my mini cooper s with Sprint body and it was full fiberglass it was a chopped roof and I only had 10" of front glass and 4 Weber coming inside the cabin, ohhhh what a car that was.
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Old 09-05-2018, 07:47 AM
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Not much was ever done with the R56 once the engine issues started to show up. The only thing that seems to be out there is the carbon fiber hood like Bnourai has.

Actually, your project caught my eye as a friend started to build a tube frame mid engine MINI, but life got in the way of fun. His plan was to use the actual MINI panels as the forms to make fiberglass panels from.
 
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Using the actual MINI body panels to form my molds has crossed my mind.
 
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That's just about all you can do, few have done it with there sunroof, which I hate by the way.
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