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I wonder how many Minis have had the rat rod treatment?

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They're definitely the antithesis of the typical obsession to maintain originality.

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I know there is one (R53) currently being built in Colorado.
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If it's the one I'm thinking of I think we've had a few posts here and there on M/A.

I'd love to see someone jump in with a "here's my project." We see rare threads by people going the other way, restoring classics, and many more doing modern mod projects on MINIs but I don't think we've seen even one rat rod Mini/MINI project or results thread here.
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Yep, you must be talking about me... I am putting up a build thread on it later today, having one heck of a time getting the daily fixed right now though.
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Now I know what you're building! For the life of me I was thinking what is a rat-rod? something you hit rats with?
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Found a couple more "Roded" classic's...

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Nothing comes up for the BMW MINIs though.
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One of the Minis in post #1 got some fenders.

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Must be alum. If sheet metal surely they would have some rust spots just from handling them. I do like with the fenders but need to color match the rest.
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Looks like your standard trailer fenders to me... I like the look better without them, but local laws in a lot of places don't.
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Another view. Now with running board (helps a lot, IMO) and, I think, added 'patina.'

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