Painted a spare set of mirror caps gloss black earlier and took the white stripes off the bonnet, unfortunately I made a mess of one the new black ones I fitted so I had to take it off, stupidly never took a pic first to show the car with black detailing!
Also after about 15 months of putting it off I finally changed the passenger side skirt for the flared type
also fitted the rubber speaker baffles to the front speakers, it’s created a nice tight seal around the speakers and doorcard, seems to have improved the sound a bit
just got wait for the decal company to send me a new stripe and I can get that finished
Nice car this mate, like the efforts you've gone to to put some sounds in it.
Bet it goes well with the Blufin, I really enjoyed my old Cooper...sure nothing like as quick (or flexible) as an S but certainly not slow.....good fun to wring out as well. Arguably at times a bit more enjoyable as you can leather these and not have to worry so much about your speed!
If you ever think about getting rid of the R90's give me a shout as I might be interested (one of my favourite OE wheels on these).
Another little job for the weekend, managed to get a set of leather seats for it last night off eBay, dark blue with orange stitching, usual wear to the drivers bolster but they look tidy enough, compared to the filthy dirty red cloth seats anything will be an improvement, they were bought cheap as the recliner Cable broke on one of them and despite trying a repair I couldn’t get it to repair
anyway, bought some leather treatment and conditioner so I’ll do that before I fit them, I think I’ve done quite well for £70!
As for the red and black seats once they are out I’ll give them a hot shampoo and jet wash and get them up for sale, I’m sure someone will want them, they are actually for a R50/R53 not the convertible as the rear seat backs are a different shape in the R52 so normal seats (with headrests) don’t fit
Finally managed to pick the seats up at the weekend and get them in the car today, nice little 30 min job
the only issue being the recliner on the passenger side Doesn’t go back, the usual boden cable problem, it’s not snapped but as I’ve had before it won’t recline last a certain position, it will tip forward and slide as normal though, not too fussed as it’s in a decent seating position anyway and I very rarely have passengers in it
they are in a lot better condition that I was expecting, especially for £70, got some leather protect and feed for them which I’ll do later on
if anyone wants it, my old 1/2 leather red interior is up for grabs for free as long as you can collect it from crewe ASAP
One a brighter note to the coooer S breaking down again I’ve managed to cure the exhaust rattle (for now) quite simply the heat shield above the exhaust was loose and sitting on top of the exhaust, secured it back into place temporarily but may look at replacing it in the future as it deteriorates further
One quick job today, as I have been using this car instead of the blue one I’ve suddenly realised how poor the headlights are on it so I swapped the spare xenons off the blue one for the standard lights, hopefully be able to see more than 10 ft in front of me on dipped beam now!
Just need to get the covers for the washers, there are no washers fitted unfortunately so I’ll have to keep the old lights for MOT time!