As I understand it BAS were the OEM for MGR.David Mills said:To be honest I don't like the BAS hood as it looks like an MGF Mk1 hood (seams down the length). I would like to know who made the OEM for the 2005 cars is, and are they still in business. No doubt the hood would be a bit more, but it would be more modern and genuine.
BAS was an O.E. supplier to MG Rover for its MGF and MGTF hoods before the Rover group went into receivership in 2005. BAS still produce these hoods for the aftermarket, as well as a host of other products for the sports car.
The Xpower/BAS Speedster hood I would imagine is BAS’a own design, I think Pininfarina designed the original hood for MGR and BAS made it so they may not have the rights to produce the OEM hood.David Mills said:Chris,
dont think so. I thought that BAS were X-power suppliers - ie the sporster rather than the standard hood. Now they may have been suppliers for the original MGF Mk1, but since 2000 the hoods have been single full width panels rather than the bas 3 part widths. If BAS were OEM then why are they just selling the old fashioned hoods?