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    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 see what you’d do to one!

    Fun fact I just found out. These OEM R112 wheels were actually made by Borbet. It’s hard to beleive Mini had Borbet, Ronal and BBS all making OEM wheels options for the car - massive kudos to them. The R98 and R90 were even available in multiple colours.


    Borbet Challenge R112 wheels on an R56


    BBS R90 wheels on an R53 Cooper S


    Ronal R98 wheels on an R53 Cooper S


    My R53 JCW with R56 brakes and Borbet R112 Challenge wheels.


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    By henniger Toyota there is a used car dealer I think it’s excel, anyway they always have 10-20 mini’s there. Always some jcw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danno View Post
    By henniger Toyota there is a used car dealer I think it’s excel, anyway they always have 10-20 mini’s there. Always some jcw.
    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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    Nice progress nick! Love the wallpaper too :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danaldson View Post
    Nice progress nick! Love the wallpaper too :P
    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 popped up for sale in Vancouver last week after I’ve been looking for them since earlier this year. They’re in great condition and just need a good clean. I’ll also sand down the clear and polish the lip so it’s a bit of a companion for the BBS Style 5’s on the Coupe. Bought them off a great guy who actually stripped the old tires, packed them on a pallet and shipped them to Calgary on one of his work trucks for me. Very inexpensive considering what they are so I’m absolutely delighted with them.




    The other is a pair of OEM European JCW Sparcos in cloth. As usual, this was forbidden fruit for us in North America. The cloth configuration are the rarest of all. I found these on a UK Mini Facebook group back in the summer. I bought them on the spot and managed to get them picked up by my nephew. He made sure they were paletized on a certified wooden pallet for commercial shipping. I then had a friend here in Canada who arranges commercial cargo have them picked up and shipped by Ocean. It was quite the headache to do it and I never had any idea how much of a pain it would be to figure it all out but now that they’re here I’m happy. On Thursday morning i’m dropping the ripped one off for replacement bolster fabric and then I’ll give them a good steam clean before installing in the car. I found some airbag resistors too as these don’t have airbags in them.





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    Lovely Job, I currently bought an Acura RSX but subsequently blew it up on my drive home lol, so im looking to fix that, but theres a cooper s near me for 5k and im tempted.... my wifw will kill me tho,

    btw are you welsh? the license plate is telling me maybe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feens View Post
    Lovely Job, I currently bought an Acura RSX but subsequently blew it up on my drive home lol, so im looking to fix that, but theres a cooper s near me for 5k and im tempted.... my wifw will kill me tho,

    btw are you welsh? the license plate is telling me maybe
    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

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