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Old 09-14-2012, 10:27 PM
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looks like mine except for the seatbelt holes. nice
Yeah only way I could preserve the Schroth harnesses. Did you use plywood, mdf or something else?
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:55 AM
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i think some thin plywood. the one now is my 3rd
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:02 AM
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Little update, found an airbag for the wheel. Now I just need switches.

Ordered new rotors that will fit with my calipers and wheels. Now I just need the time to install.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:11 PM
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Grats on finding a wheel. There are switches only on ebay and also there is a guy on nam selling the switches and the trim piece. Its the guy we had a discussion about.

ebay guy wants $80

Nam guy wants $105

After you said you found a bag I had to go out and check to make sure mine was still there.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:14 PM
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Grats on finding a wheel. There are switches only on ebay and also there is a guy on nam selling the switches and the trim piece. Its the guy we had a discussion about.

ebay guy wants $80

Nam guy wants $105

After you said you found a bag I had to go out and check to make sure mine was still there.
Ha, the thought had crossed my mind to track down Locke and borrow the bag. Got it for $150 shipped off ebay which is well below what many were asking. The emblem is jacked up but new one of those was $10.

Couldnt help myself and had to install it

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Also here are the new rotors that came in the mail...nothing like having 3 sets of brandnew rotors. I will give deals on the other two sets if anyone is interested. One set is a direct upgrade for the standard Wilwood BBK to a much better rotor, the other is a monster 12.9" rotor that will need larger hats.

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:35 PM
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My airbag is loose. Way advised me it was because the wheel I got most likely came from a mini whos airbag deployed. When that happens the brackets that hold the bag get bent. I need to pull my airbag back off and see if I can fix it.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:13 PM
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My airbag is loose. Way advised me it was because the wheel I got most likely came from a mini whos airbag deployed. When that happens the brackets that hold the bag get bent. I need to pull my airbag back off and see if I can fix it.
Yeah that makes sense. He commented that I may need a new ring if I had a wheel that deployed, luckily my wheel is brand new.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:15 AM
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You guys are doing these steering wheel upgrades the hard way... Mine came with a virtually new 2005 MINI attached - no installation needed.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:37 AM
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You guys are doing these steering wheel upgrades the hard way... Mine came with a virtually new 2005 MINI attached - no installation needed.
Bet it wasn't the JCW all-leather wheel in you 05
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:22 PM
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Bet it wasn't the JCW all-leather wheel in you 05
Drews also had a giant growth on the back of it. Made the value go up over $10k.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:28 PM
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Got the spacers and TSW/Way studs for the brakes install.

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Old 09-30-2012, 03:03 PM
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Fitted the new rotor setup yesterday and the rotor is so wide that it hits the lower part of the knuckle right near the ball joint. Not sure if I can grind the portion away where it will rub.....moral of the story is I should have just bought the smaller ready made kit and have been done with it!
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:54 PM
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no way, a custom kit is always cooler
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:26 PM
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Stopped in to see Chase and gaze upon Buddy....car will be so sick when completed. Couldn't help but barter for some parts and picked up this m7 strut bar.

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Old 10-04-2012, 11:18 PM
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Progress was made on the custom brake setup. Finally got everything to line up right and got enough clearance for the rims (only 2mm of clearance).

Final assembly to occur next weekend (its a daily)

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