Two Piece Front end / Flip front.
These front ends have been manufactured to give a superb fit. As with all of our panels we make them look as original as possible to the original steel panel, this means the detailing where the panels would join is still visible. We extend the rear section of the wings and bonnet which allows you to trim the panel to fit perfectly against the scuttle panel. Most minis have had scuttle panels repaired or replaced, and the shape will inevitably be different, so this feature allows you to create a perfect panel gap.
FAQ's Will my car be road legal with a fibreglass front end/flip front?
The Answer is 'yes'. The front end must be fitted correctly, which means it is well secured, lights are all operational, and it easy to access the engine bay to check the vin plate. Brace bars must be fitted between the front subframe and the inner wing which restores (and in fact improves) the structural integrity of the front of the car.
What else do I need to fit my front end/flip front?.
You can purchase a complete fitting kit which allows you to fit your front end with ease. The Kit contains everything you need to secure your front end, allowing it to flip forwards for engine maintenance, and to give your mini the appropriate upgrades structurally. The kits are available in our shop under fitting accessories.
How Safe is a composite front end in the event of a crash?
Fitting a fibreglass or carbon fibre front end will only lower the safety of the car marginally. The brace bars actually do a better job of supporting the front subframe in a frontal impact, which prevents the subframe being forced up into the floor. Unfortunately, due to the fact that we don't fit every front end we supply, we cannot guarantee anything on structural grounds as this is as much the fitters responsibility as ours.
Can this front end be fitted to a non saloon Mini?
Yes, if your mini is a van/clubman/estate, you can still fit the round nose front end. Minis that were originally fitted with clubman front panels will require clubman brace bars which are slightly different. (Please select when ordering your fitting kit)
Front End / Flip Front 2 piece mk1 / mk3 for mini (inc. bonnet)
- Brand: The Arc Angels
- Product Code: The Arc Angels
- Availability: Pre-Order
- Ex Tax: £192.45