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Default 10th September 2016, 01:16 PM

Ever since I bought the car nearly nine years ago the the cylinder head cover bolt condition had been an annoyance, eventually replaced them all today.

  
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Icon14 10th September 2016, 03:23 PM

you should post this thread on mini2 aswell

there are alot of people on there that would like to see such a stunning mini


  
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Default 20th September 2016, 07:07 PM

Can I ask how you remove the trims under the side windows I'm going to clean under them and I can't figure out how to get them off.

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Default 20th September 2016, 07:46 PM

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Can I ask how you remove the trims under the side windows I'm going to clean under them and I can't figure out how to get them off.

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If you mean the rear windows they are held on by plastic clips, the best way to remove is to start at the rear hatch end and place a plastic tool (or one wrapped in tape) underneath and lever towards you take care pulling towards you and release one clip at a time. If you mean the front windows, lower the glass fully and just pull upwards.
  
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Default 2002 Dark Silver MCS - One for life - 20th September 2016, 07:52 PM

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If you mean the rear windows they are held on by plastic clips, the best way to remove is to start at the rear hatch end and place a plastic tool (or one wrapped in tape) underneath and lever towards you take care pulling towards you and release one clip at a time. If you mean the front windows, lower the glass fully and just pull upwards.
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Default 19th November 2016, 06:13 PM

New polished aluminium front speaker bezels installed, took the opportunity to repaint them as well

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Mileage milestone reached also
  
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Default 20th November 2016, 06:54 AM

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Default 11th March 2017, 07:00 PM

Eventually started the restoration of the underside of the rear of the car.

Donor parts have either been sourced or are in the process of being found, they will be shot blasted and then painted before installation on the car, with the existing rotten parts being recycled.

Started with the control arms

Bushes being pressed out

Shot blasted

Primed with zinc rich paint, then primed and painted and laquered (BMW bright red)


Ready to be installed with powerflex bushes and placed on the car


Rear sub frame waiting to be shot blasted, just waiting on delivery next week on the trailing arms

Started on the restoration of the underside of the car also, this is the current status of the rear end with the bumper, crash beam, arch liners and arches removed to ensure better access


This is what I am faced with on a 15 year old BMW Mini, not too bad but if I leave it the rust will only spread and cause no end of issues later.






The rear drivers side arch with 15 years of dirt removed.

Rust removed from seams, spot welds and mating areas, using a dremmel and flap wheels in a drill.


Zinc primer applied

Masked up for seam sealer

Seam sealer applied

Stonechip painted on

Top coat applied

Whilst I had some red paint left, I have repainted my lower omp strut brace, it was in a rather bad state.
After zinc primer, primer, top coat and laquer.
  
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Default 12th March 2017, 09:25 AM

I will be following this with interest. Something I want to do on my R53 too!
  
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