Re­pair pan­els for Brit fam­ily favourite avail­able at last

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En­thu­si­ast group ado16. info has suc­ceeded in sort­ing the man­u­fac­ture of re­pair pan­els for the BMC 1100/1300 range. The group, run by en­thu­si­ast Michael Turner, has used crowd­fund­ing to raise money to pur­chase ex­am­ples of par­tic­u­larly scarce pan­el­work, and has com­mis­sioned Clas­sic Sheet Me­tal Ltd of Birm­ing­ham to pro­duce re­pair sec­tions.

‘These sec­tions have only been made pos­si­ble through the ef­fort of crowd­fund­ing,’ said Turner. These parts will help en­sure our cars can stay on the road for sev­eral years to come.’

Pro­duc­tion and des­patch has al­ready be­gun – and Clas­sic Sheet Me­tal will even pre­pare and weld the re­pair sec­tions into your shell if nec­es­sary. Mem­bers of ado16. info are en­ti­tled to a 10 per cent dis­count on the cost of these new pan­els. While these new BMC ADO16 pan­els are a bril­liant devel­op­ment, this ap­proach needs to be more wide­spread across the clas­sic car com­mu­nity and man­u­fac­tur­ers

are be­ing en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate. ‘We have to en­sure that in the fu­ture we can show our chil­dren what we did 50 years ago with these cars. That in­volves plac­ing a bit of pres­sure on the car in­dus­try to take care that we get proper, good-qual­ity, orig­i­nal parts. That is the main thing.’

For more in­for­ma­tion about the new ADO16 pan­els, email Chris at Clas­sic Sheet Me­tal on chris. clas­

A com­plete two-door shell was sourced.

Help is at hand for 1100/ 1300 own­ers.

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