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Old 10-05-2018, 06:32 PM
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Saw a mate on FB messing around with 6D carbon wrap, that didn't look too bad on his grill and dashboard. Never been a big fan of the gel coated blade of the Orrange G-Wing, so decided to have a go at wrapping it.

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Spoiler before:
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Didn't take pics of the process, but imagine a slightly agitated Martijn with a sheet of wrap foil, a blow dryer and a medium good mood.

Result:
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The bigger surfaces came out fine, but the edges of the spoiler blade are a bit rough, so the wrap didn't stick to well on those parts. I'm not a wrapper by trade, but that was a little too obvious here:
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Order some door edge trim (the kind that your grandpa uses on the doors of his Buick), but took the bitter pill and accepted that this project had failed. So after gathering my spirits for a week, I took of the spoiler again and was about to tear the wrap of. When suddenly I noticed the envelope with the door edge trim... Hmm, maybe I should see if it fits... Hmm, not too bad actually.

After a couple of minutes:
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Looks fine to me! Spoiler back on the car:
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I havn't done my exact scientific calculations yet, but after a first test drive I seem to feel about 12.4% more downforce!!!!11
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Old 10-08-2018, 06:13 PM
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Came out looking nice!
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:01 PM
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That's a nice wing. Good job.
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:32 PM
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So I read a thing about drilling out stonechips on the internet, so decided to give it a go...

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Ok ok, not quite true. I got inspired by old Porsches and classic Mini's full of holes, and I like making bad desiscions:

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Took some measurements, did a bit of thinking and fumbled around in Photoshop to get the right spot and dimensions. Just in front of the stock opening in the front panel that goes to the airbox:

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Forgot to take pics of the proces, but did some CAD (cardboard aided design) to get it right:

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Finished the edges, slapped some paint on and fitted some mesh to the inside:

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Someone asked me if they were straight, but I used the line between bonnet and bumper as a reference. The hood is convex and runs in two directions, so it depends on the angle you're looking from!

Couple of pics from yesterday in Amsterdam:

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Old 10-15-2018, 01:42 AM
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Keep em coming, Mart!!! Any plans fitting grommets onto those intake holes?
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:34 AM
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Nope, won't be fitting grommets.
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:08 AM
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Love your build, Mart!!!
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:21 AM
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Couple pics from yesterday:

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Old 10-23-2018, 08:19 PM
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Fun and functional. I dig it!
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Old 10-24-2018, 01:04 PM
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Nice, its not something you see every day, so that is cool.
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Old 10-24-2018, 02:21 PM
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Had a slight wobble at 80-90, and it'd been a while since I had it aligned, so took the MINI to my favorite place for this kind of work:

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Started with checking the alignment, as the car has been raised a bit and is on 16" instead of 15", but everything seemed ok:

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So didn't change anything, and took the wheels off for balancing:

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Didn't see this before: the wheel is clamped onto the machine with a kind of spacer with pins that hold the bolt holes instead of the center of the wheel:

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One wheel was missing 20 gram, but did them all new (and with black weights) to be sure.
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Old 10-24-2018, 02:22 PM
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There's this cool place just around the corner from the tire place, so took a couple pictures while I was in the area:

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Old 10-31-2018, 02:52 PM
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Good stuff.
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:03 AM
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A while ago I figured that tartan seats would be a nice addition to the whole "old Porsche / Outlaw" theme. Did some research on fabrics and local upholsterers, but the disadvantage is that I'd be without my seat cushions for a while. That makes driving a bit hard, and driving is what I love about the MINI!

So I planned on sorting this over winter, until I stumbled upon Edd from B_RoadHunting Club on Instagram. He's been modifying MINI's along similar lines and has good connections with Corbeau. So he sorted me with a extra set of cushions covered in tartan fabric, straight from Corbeau.

Needless to say I'm absolutely chuffed with how they came out!

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Old 11-04-2018, 01:19 PM
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I absolutely love those, always impressed by the unique touches on the car.
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