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  2. LCWElvin

    Dark Silver

    With a Sparkling Silver friend
  3. LCWElvin

    2007 R56 MCS *Insert Name Here*

    Not much to report on as of late. I have wrapped the grille surrounds black and got some black side scuttles. Grille surrounds aren't perfect but you'd never know. She still looks great even in winter mode with those wheels on 😁 *The front number plate may have fallen off in traffic and ended up back in the windscreen* πŸ™„
  4. Last week
  5. Bornared

    Awesome non MINIs found on the net

    Found my dream Ford Escort Cosworth (with whaletail delete for something different) 😁
  6. Earlier
  7. Bornared

    My 2007 R56 Cooper S

    Found a new mod for the Mini πŸ‘πŸ» Never been fitted and a price I could’nt let go 😁 First part of the rear seat delete βœ”οΈ Plans in my head, just need to make them happen soon πŸ˜‰
  8. AndyH

    R53 - ongoing build

    Forgot to add I also fitted a Newman PH2 cam along with St225 injectors and had loaded a custom JCW 210 map. It runs pretty well now, waiting to get it on the rollers sometime to see what it's pushing.
  9. AndyH

    R53 - ongoing build

    So it's been a little while since I updated this...a few things have been changed since the last update. The KW's were finally fitted R56s calipers/discs etc fitted Corbeau seats fitted Coolerworc shifter fitted Carbon dials and white LED conversion Facelift Xenon's fitted and "joey" modded probably more but I can't remember 😁 Along with some repair work - most recently the clutch slave cylinder failed so had a couple of days swimming around in dot4 fluid trying to get the new one bled...pain in the arse! I've got an aero bumper with smoothed upper grill section and brake ducts along with some vented front wings ready to fit but they need painted first. Probably won't be spending much more this year as got a holiday coming up and a wedding to pay for...but the shopping list at the minute is: New wheels Steering wheel retrim New manifold + tomcat New seats + harnesses Cage New subframes and polybushes all round
  10. RT2002MCS

    2002 Dark Silver MCS - One for life

    I purchased some steering wheel real carbon covers for the 3 inserts, but unfortunately i have been having some difficultly. First delivery was for an R56, second delivery was for an R53 with additional holes for the buttons for Bluetooth and also a damaged item, I am waiting for delivery number 3 of the side inserts. Bottom one is in and looks good.
  11. RT2002MCS

    2002 Dark Silver MCS - One for life

    To get to the rusty area corrected you have to remove the rear panels and seats this revealed rusty seat brackets, I couldn't leave them. Originally installed as an untreated mild steel bracket. using a wire wheel on grinder the surface rust was removed, primed and painted ready for being re-installed. Being an early 2002 model the boot did not have an emergency release cable it has been a source of annoyance for me for many years, so eventually I have retro fitted one. I may have found the source of a really annoying rattle from the passenger side as the side panel was missing every one of the yellow pop in clips. Whilst the whole rear end was in pieces, I took out the cloth fabric tape and wrapped all the electrical cables This is how the car currently is awaiting delivery of new clips and some anti rattle tape.
  12. RT2002MCS

    2002 Dark Silver MCS - One for life

    Planned maintenance activity was to replace the fuel filter, I completed this but only after pulling too hard on the housing and having to retrieve the spring holding the level detection system on out of the tank. As always with myself once I dis-assemble things I notice items I don't like and have to try and improve. I'm sure you have all seen dirty contaminated fuel filters before mine was not difference. When the carpet was peeled back it revealed a rust patch (on the inside come on) reason being a rubber grommet was missing. I sanded the surface, treated with deox-c gel, primed, painted, and inserted the missing grommet, it not a colour match as the interior surfaces are not completely in body colour, but it is for protection only.
  13. LCWElvin

    2007 R56 MCS *Insert Name Here*

    @Kai2k they'll not be going on now until my winter tyres come off next year 😞plus they need Spigot Rings before I can fit them I actually live near Bishop Auckland but I'm in Newcastle a lot for work. I've been wanting to see yours in the flesh now you've got the lowering springs on. Drop me a message on FB and I'm sure we can arrange something 😁
  14. Kai2k

    2007 R56 MCS *Insert Name Here*

    @LCWElvin let's see a pic of them on the car. I do need to see your car in the flesh, do you live local (Newcastle) ?
  15. LCWElvin

    2007 R56 MCS *Insert Name Here*

    So this happened...
  16. Bornared

    2007 R56 MCS *Insert Name Here*

    Mine was done at mate’s rates, and I took the parts off for him to wrap
  17. LCWElvin

    2007 R56 MCS *Insert Name Here*

    @Bornared do you have a rough cost of how much it cost you to get all of the chrome wrapped? I was thinking about doing it myself but I’d probably do a crap job πŸ˜†
  18. b34st

    Monty mods

    not yet pal needs painting first
  19. b34st

    Monty mods

    you cant lol they've been made
  20. Kettlepot

    Monty mods

    ^^couldnt agree more ! did you get the phone fitted ?
  21. Kettlepot

    Hello !

    Welcome Andy, I think pictures are required πŸ‘πŸ» (After all they say a thousand words apparently)
  22. Bornared

    Hello !

    Welcome πŸ‘πŸ» Its not about MPG with Mini’s, its MPS - Miles Per Smiles 😁
  23. andy2174

    Hello !

    Hi Andy from Hertfordshire saying Hello ! I have a 2006 Cooper S, reasonably well specced I think, xenons, twin panoramic roofs, heated front screen, leather interior Covered 99k with a full service history, had the car just on a month, so far, its had a full service, new tyres all round, new car mats, bee sting aerial, coil pack and leads, K&N panel filter Enjoying the car so far, quite quick, although the gearing seems very long, its not as good on fuel as the EP3 Civic it replaced
  24. Bornared

    2007 R56 MCS *Insert Name Here*

    All the chrome on my Mini has been vinyl wrapped gloss black. Roof has been vinyl wrapped gloss black too (spoiler needs to be done still). Mirrors vinyl wrapped gloss red πŸ‘πŸ» My mate did it all for me
  25. LCWElvin

    2007 R56 MCS *Insert Name Here*

    @Bornared Did you do yours in gloss black? If so what products did you use etc? I've been looking at dechrome kits on the likes of eBay but they seem so expensive! @Kai2k Thanks man, you'll have to see it in the flesh! See if I can't sway you to buy an Aero kit for yours 😜
  26. LCWElvin

    Monty mods

    They look great mate, I didn't even know you could get blacked out rear lights for the R53! That's one nice looking rear end πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜†
  27. Bornared

    Monty mods

    Rear lights look much better with chrome gone πŸ˜‰
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