Platty's Project Progress....
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Having wanted a Cooper S for years, finally the stars aligned. I picked her up at the beginning of February 2013 from an Indy. A November 2008 built, 1 owner, FMSH, MCS with 41k miles on the clock. She's my daily driver for work where I travel around 50 miles per day on a mixture of A and B roads.
As you'll see, I have started buying bits and pieces, however my old project is still in the garage and must be moved on before the MCS can start with its makeover.
The old project was a 205GTI. The shell (which I still have) had 98k on the clock and had been dry stored for 9yrs previous to me buying it (4yrs ago). I fitted a Citroen Xsara VTS engine (42k miles from new!), Xsara brakes, 309GTI rear beam, Coilovers, rare as rocking horse shit PTS Alloys, and even rarer genuine Zender front valance. (I'll upload some pictures when I'm back at work). Although she was never legally on the road, I did manage to get a few drives in her. I was made an offer that was too good to turn down, so broke her up, selling all the shinies to a very happy individual.
Anyway, back on topic.....I've been in the planning phase for the last few weeks researching all manner of options for my MCS, so far I have come up with the following....
MT Stickers - Done
KW V1 Coilovers - June
JCW Brembo brake upgrade - Done
17x8 BBS LM Replicas (in white/polished) - In progress of recolouring White/Polished
Falken 195/45/17 ZE912's - June
JCW Aero Bodykit - August
Joey modded headlights - May
CC'd light rings - May
CC'd Grille surround - May
CC'd tail light rings - May
Stumpy aerial - Done
Black/Carbon beltline - 3M Di Noc vinyl - Done
Black/Carbon side scuttles - July
Debadged rear - July
Tinted rear 3 windows - Light Smoke tint - July
Carbon film interior panels - In progress
Deleted rear wiper - Orrange grommet - Done
AEM Air Intake - September
Akrapovic turbo back system - November
Wagner FMIC - September
Mild Remap (200-210Bhp) - December
Very custom fit head unit - Alpine CDA-137BTi - Next year
Upgraded door/tweeter speakers - Hertz 3 ways - Next year
Upgraded rear 6x9's - Hertz (or possibly 2 x 6" free air subs) - Next year
4 Channel Amp - Hertz - Next year
Here she is as she currently stands.
My original plan of attack was going to be wheels - coilovers - brakes, however having had a sneak peek at the material left on the current pads, there is no point spending money replacing the MCS pads with new, just to take them off in 6 weeks time when I'd have the cash for the JCW kit. Hence, the Hilux stance will have to continue for a while longer whilst I upgrade the brakes first. I could stump up for AP coilovers, however I have my heart set on KW's, these require me to pull in the purse strings until May's payday. I'd very much like to have the stance and stopping sorted before the London to Brighton run, however It wouldn't leave long to order the KW's, have them delivered and fit them.
I'll try and keep the thread updated on a regular basis with progress and most importantly, lots of photo's.
This is MT, so I know I don't really have to say this, but please, comments/criticism welcome.