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Forum: The Lineup 03-13-2007, 05:58 AM
Replies: 139
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Posted By chipgrafx
New photos and more info available now in the...

New photos and more info available now in the part 2 thread...

My MINI, part 2 (http://www.motoringunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5399)
Forum: The Lineup 03-05-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
Okay... I think we can add this back to the...

Okay... I think we can add this back to the lineup now.

But first, do you think I should start a new thread for "My MINI - part 2"? I'm kinda thinking that might be the best way to go. You know,...
Forum: The Lineup 01-02-2007, 07:01 AM
Replies: 139
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Posted By chipgrafx
It's a little cool in the mornings (like you, I...

It's a little cool in the mornings (like you, I park in a garage so it doesn't get too cold) or at night but I typically don't drive with my hand resting on the shifter so it doesn't really bother...
Forum: The Lineup 01-02-2007, 05:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
Sorry for the super-delayed response. :( I...

Sorry for the super-delayed response. :(

I used a black oil-based enamel finish from Ace Hardware. I painted it on with a small brush over the entire engraved area. I let it sit for a minute or 2...
Forum: The Lineup 12-24-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
HAHA... that was my first idea. Then I thought...

HAHA... that was my first idea. Then I thought maybe vinyl since it would be easily and quickly reversible but due to the compound curve I didn't even try. Of course I still could, I have the vinyl...
Forum: The Lineup 12-24-2006, 10:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
Thank you sir. :) And as I've said before,...

Thank you sir. :)

And as I've said before, fine job on the knobs. (Why did I wait so long to get one?)
Forum: The Lineup 12-24-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
I wish I could take credit for having such steady...

I wish I could take credit for having such steady hands but I'm a little too shakey for that. :D

I actually used a technique from MINI2...
Forum: The Lineup 12-24-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
Just wanted to update the photos of my shift knob...

Just wanted to update the photos of my shift knob because I've added my own little touch to the engraving... black filled lines. :D
http://chipgrafx.com/mini/_img/wsm01.jpg

Closeup:...
Forum: The Lineup 12-23-2006, 10:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
As requested, photo of entire car with new side...

As requested, photo of entire car with new side grills...
http://chipgrafx.com/mini/_img/sidegrill_full.jpg

I also received my Whalen Shift Machine today which was promptly installed and...
Forum: The Lineup 12-23-2006, 12:45 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
You guys are slowly convincing me on the...

You guys are slowly convincing me on the white/clear markers. I don't dislike them by any means, I was just thinking the smoked might look better. But the more I think about it, look at them and hear...
Forum: The Lineup 12-23-2006, 12:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
It's been a while since I've posted any pics or...

It's been a while since I've posted any pics or did much work on my car so I figured I'd put up this photo of a little exterior mod up for you guys to see. I wanted the "S" to stand out a little more...
Forum: The Lineup 10-24-2006, 01:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
Not sure if anyone noticed but I have blacked-out...

Not sure if anyone noticed but I have blacked-out the arch reflectors too.


I think I've seen a grayscale version of the mirror caps, can't remember where though. :confused:


Thanks. And no...
Forum: The Lineup 10-24-2006, 01:16 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
Okay... okay... pics are finally here. Gosh, what...

Okay... okay... pics are finally here. Gosh, what took me so long? :D

Before:
http://www.chipgrafx.com/mini/_img/springs/before.jpg

After:
http://www.chipgrafx.com/mini/_img/springs/after.jpg
Forum: The Lineup 10-16-2006, 06:34 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
Springs installed! :D Photos coming soon.

Springs installed! :D

Photos coming soon.
Forum: The Lineup 10-12-2006, 09:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
Thanks Mel. I think it looks daym good as well....

Thanks Mel. I think it looks daym good as well. :D

I just found out my MA liked my color combo so much that when it came time for him to order a new MINI, he got Astro Black/Silver too. Oh... and...
Forum: The Lineup 10-07-2006, 05:51 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
That is correct sir. I bought them pre broken in...

That is correct sir. I bought them pre broken in from Griff's buddy Dan at Grassroots Garage.
Forum: The Lineup 10-07-2006, 03:40 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
Don't worry, I'll post a few pics but they...

Don't worry, I'll post a few pics but they probably won't get installed until next weekend. Gotta call HP to see if and when he can help me. They should definately be on before ALMS. :tu:
Forum: The Lineup 10-07-2006, 03:19 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
Thanks everyone for the compliments on the...

Thanks everyone for the compliments on the wheels/tires. They're frickin' awesome! :D

Oh yeah... teaser photo:
http://chipgrafx.com/mini/_img/springs.jpg
Forum: The Lineup 09-29-2006, 06:29 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
HAHA... yes, but they are a little smaller....

HAHA... yes, but they are a little smaller. :pirate2:
Forum: The Lineup 09-29-2006, 05:19 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
New wheels and tires are on... ...

New wheels and tires are on...
http://chipgrafx.com/mini/_img/newwheels.jpg

I know... the tire brite is a little thick and don't worry, springs will be here before I know it. :D
Forum: The Lineup 09-24-2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
Thanks Glen. I did remove the protective coat. It...

Thanks Glen. I did remove the protective coat. It may look extra shiney because of the flash from the camera or the fact that the rest of my car is so dirty right now. :D
Forum: The Lineup 09-24-2006, 05:59 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
Thanks! And yes, it's silver. I've been giving...

Thanks! And yes, it's silver. I've been giving some thought to having it painted Astro Black to match the body.

But I've also been giving a little thought to having the whole car painted flat...
Forum: The Lineup 09-24-2006, 04:33 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
Beltline blackout... ...

Beltline blackout...
http://chipgrafx.com/mini/_img/beltline.jpg
Please excuse the dust, trying to find a solution. Probably need to weather strip the garage door.
Forum: The Lineup 09-24-2006, 12:48 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
The beltline has been blacked out, the arch...

The beltline has been blacked out, the arch reflectors will be blacked out tomorrow and I've installed the M7 ultimate lower grill. Pics coming later this evening. :D
Forum: The Lineup 07-18-2006, 05:56 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,358
Posted By chipgrafx
By special request from Chase... M7 exhaust from...

By special request from Chase... M7 exhaust from inside the car (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7206341462357652476).

I got some wheel spin as I took off so I had to let off just...
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