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Old 04-26-2012, 05:00 PM
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http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorsport/mirrors-2

get the craftsquare look at a much lower price.

i think craftsquares are around 800 and these are about 30-200, don't know if any of them would mount well though.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:20 PM
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How do you plan on mounting them,though?

When you remove a MINI mirror, you are left with a giant gaping hole in your door. The cost of the craftsquares is largely due in part to the cast metal bases that are made to match the curve of the MINI doors, fill that hole, and act as a base for your usual f1 style carbon mirrors.

I think mine cost 400, but they're still one of my favorite mods on my car. 100% worth it IMO.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:23 PM
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how big that hole?
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:26 PM
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See where the base of your mirror meets your door? The hole is basically that exact same size and shape. The ring around the base of your mirror is a gasket that mounts right on the lip of the hole. It's only 2-3 easily accessible bolts if you wanna check it out before getting into the project.

Just a guess but it's easily 4-5 inches across and 3-4 tall (on a curve). I mean it's a BIG hole. That's why all aftermarket mirror replacements have big bases to them.

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Old 04-26-2012, 05:39 PM
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Whatever Rally, just fill the holes in with silly puddy!
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Whatever Rally, just fill the holes in with silly puddy!
I just got done talking with a buddy of mine who apparently used a yellow starburst wadded up to fill a hole in his yellow car that he didn't have time to work on before a show. So there's always that option. Then you can just stab whatever mirror you want into that hole.
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Hell yeah, put some goose neck mirrors on that beyotch! hahaha
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Damn that's a big Hole!

I dont think it would be to crazy hard to fab something up. a piece of plate bent just right, or a domed(like a pipe end cap shaved to match the contours. a number of the mirrors there are a simple one bolt mounting that squeezes tight on each side of the mounting surface.

I wonder if craftsquare would sell their mount without the mirror?
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I dont think it would be to crazy hard to fab something up. a piece of plate bent just right, or a domed(like a pipe end cap shaved to match the contours. a number of the mirrors there are a simple one bolt mounting that squeezes tight on each side of the mounting surface.
It wouldn't be "hard" per se, but it will take some pretty skilled metal work to get the metal bent correctly and then you still have to deal with welding in mount housings for the bolts to steady the plate.

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I wonder if craftsquare would sell their mount without the mirror?
As I mentioned, I bet the base is 90% of the cost of craftsquares, so you don't stand to gain much benefit from that.
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As rally said it is in the mount . We looked into this five or six years ago and the actual mirror cost was minimal compared to the overall package. The shape of the door is quite complex and the mount is where they majority of the effort in creating the product is . I was talking to our connection just last month with regards to reviving the project with them as there are so many more Minis on the road these days which may have made it more worthwhile to them. The catch was if the mirror bases were the same on both generations which they are not so they passed .

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