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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    Hi there and welcome to Eurodrivers. I have a JCW Alcantara gear knob you can purchase for what I paid - I’ll have to go back and check my records but it’ll be ball park $300 +/- I’ve been holding on...
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    Thanks both.

    I had the lips machined on the CNC rig with Joe at Quick Silver. Love the work they did but now hate the faces - too mundane in comparison to the fresh lips so I’ll dismantle them to...
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    I’ve made some progress on the Mini with all this fine January weather we’ve been having.
    -Changed out the rear rotors for larger drilled/slotted ones
    - repainted the hood scoop to a better...
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    Thanks Danny. Can’t get enough hatchback.

    Update on the interior. These are the custom rear seats based on the front Sparcos. Hard to believe these are made from those original 2 tone cloth seats...
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    ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    They did a really nice job on the front seats. Replaced some foam, fabric, logos and added seat heaters.

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    And I...
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    ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

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    I’ve had some new logos embroidered for the seats because the ones on them are really worn out, as can be seen here....
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    Drat! Sorry to hear about the date of the RSX. Too tip! Buy the Mini and tell her you’re storing it for a friend. (I’m storing quite a few cars for friends at home ;)

    Yes I’m from Swansea. You?
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    ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    Haha. Thanks buddy. I’ll be making this garage look a little nicer over winter.

    I’ve found a couple of great pick-ups for the Mini recently. The first are OEM 2 piece BBS 17” R90 wheels. They...
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    Yeah that place loves their Minis. I’ve never seen anything older than a very late R56 though. Mostly 2015+ My interest dwindles after ‘06.
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    Thanks guys!
    Keep your eyes peeled on those classifieds Jason (if you have any room in your stable) Clean R53s keep popping up. Not many JCW’s but still brilliant bases for some fun. Would love to...
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    ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

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    The rear 2 piston brakes are on. They also needed different handbrake cables which I didn’t account for ahead of time....
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    ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

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    ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

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    I’ve been stocking up on a few things. I’ve gone overboard but I think it’s worth it. We’ll see.

    Alta adjustable...
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    ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    I’m glad you agree with me because when I was 20%’if the way through the job I wished I haven’t started it. Just brutal!

    I hit a new hood scoop to see if I can stuff more air in to the top mounted...
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    Cheers Rod! More to come :)

    While I’m waiting I’ve added some after market rear grilles.

    The OEM ones are missing (quite common that they were never applied at the dealer) and are stickers....
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    Ok so the rear suspension is toast. It’s fine and tolerable under normal driving but can be made to hit its own bump stops in the rear when hitting adventurous road while driving spiritedly. I might...
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    Gave the car a thorough clean and touched up some front end stone chips. Here she is...she’s missing a couple of items - OEM rear diffuser graphics, jcw interior door dolls and because she was...
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    Thanks buddy. It’s been fun to work on it but as I go deeper, I’m getting some bad thoughts about investing more money in it. For now, I’ll see how clean I can make it for beer money.

    I decided to...
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    Thanks buddy! Amazing the difference a set of clean headlights makes. It’s not perfect but 90% of the way there. My motto for this build is - “good enough” Unfortunately a brand new set would cost...
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    ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    The Mini has never been in an accident but it does have a little bit of light battle damage here and there, mostly around the black plastic trim than runs along the body kit. I’ve taped it all off...
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    The headlights were hazy after all these years so I sanded them down and applied a coat of clear to seal them.
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    The Mini was wearing 15 year old stone guard which has done a fantastic job of protecting the front end over the years. However, after all this time it had yellowed and had a few small rips. For now...
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    I’m seeing a future Mini squad!


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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    Indeed fast and furiously sketchy background! I’m wondering if it was actually a demonstration car for an audio business back in 06/07 because the quality of the install is very good.

    Fear not...
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    Re: ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

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    ‘06 Mini JCW - Jacktown

    I used to have an '06 Mini Cooper S Checkmate back in '08 and I’ve missed that car since selling it around 10 years ago. I replaced it with a second generation JCW about 7 years ago but it wasn’t...
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