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Welcome to my project thread, some of you may know me off totalmini. BLAHBLAHBLAHBLAH :tongue_smilie: I got my 2001 chilli red cooper for my 17th birthday and set about destroying it ever since :blushing::blink:

This is basicly what it looked like only with more chrome :blushing:



Initial mods were S side vents, fuel cap and spot lamps, to add to the fail and fakeness i added some replica R90's and a K&N typhoon. So as it stood i had a sort of S replica with OEM wheels, wheel gap and stickers, all i needed was some plasti dip :tongue_smilie:

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Things started to get better though, i added a aero spoiler and S rear bumper and side skirts :thumbup1:

 

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Up next was a S steering wheel, facelift centre console and Boost CD head unit.

I then proceeded to set my brake pads on fire on the road :blush: so it was time for a brake upgrade, this came in the form of JCW brakes, mintex pads and S/S hoses :thumbup:







Then a JCW gearknob



And a matching dashboard



 

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I then had a custom interior done, still not fitted it all though due to other problems :blush:

everything flocked with alcantara detailing, pictures really dont do it justice



 

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Then a cock in the snow caused this and drove off



So all exterior pictures from now on are from the passenger side :(

Anyone know where i can get a door and S bonnet in red?
 

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Then that dreaded day or so i thought came, one too many lauches,i went to pull away from the lights and lost all drive with an almighty bang :crying::cursing:

I suspected that my midlands box had had enough of me so armed with supered mechanical know how ( i once changed the oil and plugs :blushing: ) i ordered up all the parts for a 6 speed conversion

Facelift box with LSD, clutchmasters flywheel and fx200 :thumbup:

I completed this in a record time of 8 weeks :blushing:::getcoat:: :lol: It was done on the driveway thought so some sympathy please :crying:









 

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While the car was it bits i picked up a full set of S bumpers and side skirts for a great price off king james, only wanted the front but couldnt persuade him to split them, sold the rest on though now :D

And fitted some aero grills







While the car was in bits i decided to polybush as much as i could do. wishbone bushes were just the most amazing transformation i've made to it, i also did the ARB, steering rack gearbox and lower engine mount. This was a bad move, the car vibrates so much now the rear view mirror isnt useable at some points!
 

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Also fitted a S anti roll bar up front ann got the rear waiting to go on when i can be botthered



had to fit new track rod ends as they were fucked when i removed them :(

took the chance to measure my wheel gap too :p





Ben told me he was sending the bears as i'm past penguins :lol:
 

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I finnaly got it all finnished and took a few pictures, its getting how i want it now:thumbup1:







Front ABS sensor has gave up now though :cursing:
 

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Belt line was done last weekend but i'm not sure if i prefer the chrome :blush:





I then decided to stip the rear seats and interior out, heaven knows why because its like sitting inside a tin can





interior has gone back in bar the seats and seat belts as i love the flocking. I've also made a total flat floor out of MDF which just needs carpeting now

Pictures to follow shortly :thumbup:
 

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Go and collect things for your pikey trip :p

proof :lol: ignore all the warning lights :blush:



Next? your face, oh hang on thats already been done :lol:
 

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Thanks citro, i decided i should post on here as i always lurk :blush:

Forgot to add i swapped boot handles with chris too so will get those pics up :D
 

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Thanks mate, suspension will be a while as coilover money was spent on the gearbox and i'm not going down the route of springs you'll be happy to know :lol:

Exhuast will be next, its at the point where it just sounds nice so that hole will get big soon, borla cooper copy only centre exit :thumbup1:

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Thanks mate, think I like it but not really sure :blink:

To do list, please suggest alternatives/add/delete parts

Interior

JCW gear knob/handbrake grip - done
JCW dashboard - done
S pedals
flock final trim parts
custom gaiters with red stitching
alcantara downtubes with red stitching
final few CF trim rings
alcantara headlining

steering wheel - JCW or aftermarket?
seats and harnesses - would like R56 recaros but £££, suggestions???

Exterior

S bumpers - done
aero grills - done
de-chrome
aero skirts
black roof, matte, satin or gloss?
light weight wheels with prada spec 2's

Brakes

JCW brakes - done
S/S hoses - done
Nitrac disks
carbotec xp8 pads
RBF 600 fluid

Suspension

S ARB's - done
polybush everything - done
braces - GTT or M7
coilovers - V1's? meister R's?
camber plates?
control arms?
much advice needed in this area

Engine/drivetrain

gearbox - facelift 6 speed with LSD - done
intake - DDM or groupe M
manifold - janspeed
custom centre exit exhaust
cam - Newman or Kent?
larger injectors
ported head, possibly larger valves but unsure if there’s enough benefit vs cost
Then it’s either 1.8 stroker with an S block and throttle bodies or S conversion
 
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