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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 JCWs but still brilliant bases for some fun. Would love to see what youd do to one!

    Fun fact I just found out. These OEM R112 wheels were actually made by Borbet. Its 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. Ill be making this garage look a little nicer over winter.

    Ive 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 Ive been looking for them since earlier this year. Theyre in great condition and just need a good clean. Ill also sand down the clear and polish the lip so its a bit of a companion for the BBS Style 5s 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 Im 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 theyre here Im happy. On Thursday morning im dropping the ripped one off for replacement bolster fabric and then Ill give them a good steam clean before installing in the car. I found some airbag resistors too as these dont 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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    Ive had some new logos embroidered for the seats because the ones on them are really worn out, as can be seen here.

    Try as I might, its impossible to find the matching rear seats which have much more bolstering than my standard seats. Im going to get them mocked up with custom foam, upholstery and the new badges to look like these leather versions from the British brochure (but in black cloth) I cannot find reference anywhere on the internet to a black cloth version of these rear seats making me think they might never have made one. (Both the fronts and rears were optional as separate items - the rears were not automatically included because they didnt have Isofix anchors)

    Its all pretty subtle and no one will sit back there, but I wont be able to sleep if I cant get it right

    Im working with James at Trim Pro to get the repairs and alterations made.
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    They did a really nice job on the front seats. Replaced some foam, fabric, logos and added seat heaters.



    And I tracked down a JCW carbon EBrake finally but it came as a set with a gear knob which I already have so Ill be looking to offload one. Good thing is these come with the original Alcantara boots which are still jn really nice shape.

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    That all looks wicked nick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danaldson View Post
    That all looks wicked nick!
    Thanks Danny. Cant 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 above. Im really happy with how theyve turned out.




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    Some nice work there, this thing is really shaping up to be quite a nicely put together MINI.
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    Ive made some progress on the Mini with all this fine January weather weve been having.
    -Changed out the rear rotors for larger drilled/slotted ones
    - repainted the hood scoop to a better standard than Id done in the original pass
    - wired and fitted New old stock OEM rally lights to the front grill
    - Fitted front Sparcos and the rear custom seats, with heat
    - blended a spoiler extension with the OEM spoiler, and repainted.
    - swapped out some badges for new old stock
    - removed a bunch of wiring / hardware related to aftermarket items fitted through the years (underglow/remote start / NAV)











    The spoiler was done by Roberto at Compact tuning Lab



    Next up is sanding down the lips on these 2 piece OEM BBS wheels, before polishing to a mirror finish.


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    Looks fabulous!!!
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    Really nice. Looking really good!
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