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Old 02-16-2011, 05:21 AM
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:26 AM
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Awesome!
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:02 PM
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:48 PM
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Looks awesome!
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:14 PM
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love this car, still remeber sitting in the airport at 3am reading MM mag not even owning a mini and i went and bought a dark silver cooper S as soon as i got back because of this car lol how easy/has was the alcantara to do? i want some in my life
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:19 PM
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how easy/has was the alcantara to do? i want some in my life
Ditto.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:30 AM
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The dash wasn't too difficult, just need to take your time, same with the pillars, but the headliner turned into a PITA, I think it was partly due to the material not been very elastic and also the shape of the headliner, 3rd attempt and still not 100% happy, so may save up and get a pro to do it.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:49 AM
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Quick question. Given the lack of elasticity, do you think it'd be possible to trim the front of the dash in Alcantara or similar material? I absolutely love your interior, but wouldn't want to replicate it exactly. Do you think the curves and corners of the panels and around the instruments/vents would be too much to ask of the Alcantara? I think it could look cool.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:41 PM
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amazing work man!
such a clean car! any vids of the exhaust?
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:37 PM
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Quick question. Given the lack of elasticity, do you think it'd be possible to trim the front of the dash in Alcantara or similar material? I absolutely love your interior, but wouldn't want to replicate it exactly. Do you think the curves and corners of the panels and around the instruments/vents would be too much to ask of the Alcantara? I think it could look cool.
If you're attempting to work around a tight corner or running into a spot where the material will bunch up you'll want to sew in another piece. The majority of stitching you see in leather/alcantara dashes is for this purpose. One piece of material may not cover every curve, but if you cut a template for the odd shape you should be able to stitch two pieces together to get the fully wrapped look.

Look at Aston Martin, Porsche, Pagani, or other exotic leather interiors. You'll see how you need to do this around certain shapes or contours. Also, more specifically for your application, look at the R53 JCW leather dash. They added the stitching at every tight contour.
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:45 PM
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Been busy, got a set of intercooler horns, so set about cleaning them up, by removing all the casting crap and unneeded bits, gave them a coat of high temp matt dark silver,

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But then thought I can do better than that so broke out Mr Angle grinder and the stock intercooler boss fell off!

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Just need to repaint it and fit them along with a few other bits that have gathered in the garage..
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:17 PM
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Been and picked up some ebay purchases this morning, a spare boot lid got to learn a few more skills or talk to a friend of mine to do the work.
Also got an intake manifold that will be getting the same treatment as the intercooler horns,
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:42 PM
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Had a good go on the car towards the end of the week and yesterday, for the first time this year its on 4 wheels!

Replaced quite a list of bits including:
Sump and Gasket
All of the engine mounts - also poly bushed them
Intake manifold
Supercharger with a 15% pulley
Power steering fan and cleaned out the pump.
As it sits at the moment:
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Got carried away with the gold foil :laugh::laugh:

Mostly back together, got a slight problem of no rad fan, either low or high speed, thinking it might be a plug I've missed but its raining so cant be bothered to look now, will have a look over the next week, any ideas what it could be going off the list of bits I've done?
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:07 PM
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woo woo looks really good. I need to order some of that foil
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:16 PM
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At long last I have managed to get the Recaros fitted,
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I ended up using the standard mini runners with the recaro ABE side mounts and also fitted the stock pre tensioners allowing the normal seat belt
Won't that run you into troubles at the MOT with the back seats unreachable?
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