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Old 12-06-2017, 11:58 PM   #41
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Old 15-06-2017, 12:33 AM   #42
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Looks awesome I've got an r56 Cooper s and love it. The supercharger whine on one of these is awesome.
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Old 15-06-2017, 08:17 AM   #43
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Great work mate. It's coming back from the dead. It will be worth it in the end, I used to have this cracking Mini Cooper S Hartge (210) back in the day:

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Old 15-06-2017, 08:32 AM   #44
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Great work so far
What's the plan for the engine repairs ?
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Old 15-06-2017, 09:01 AM   #45
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Top Work!

awesome little cars, never really interested me much until the missus got one. She has spent a few pennies on it now and i have to say i would happily drive it myself.
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This thread is brilliant. I'll be following from now on. Subbed.
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Old 15-06-2017, 11:14 AM   #47
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Love Cooper S's, currently working on my wifes which we have recently acquired and needs a little TLC (although not as much as this one), look forward to seeing your progress
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Old 15-06-2017, 11:18 AM   #48
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Thank you all again for all the replies and words of encouragement! It's nice to be providing a bit of content for people to enjoy rather than just reading it all myself!


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Bloody fantastic progress bud but a word of advice, don't replace those spots, just get rid of them, cleans the front end up no end oh and de-stripe it, will look so much better

don't bother refurbing those wheels, get yourself a nice set of light weight 16's on there, makes the car so much better to drive
I'm not sure on removing the spots, I like that it's not just the generic front end. I do like the black works front grille and bumper, so maybe that could be the way to go in the future.


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Great work mate. It's coming back from the dead. It will be worth it in the end, I used to have this cracking Mini Cooper S Hartge (210) back in the day:

Nice - I remember watching Top Gear where they tested all the different tuning kits against the works kit. The Hartge was quite well regarded generally as I understand.


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Great work so far
What's the plan for the engine repairs ?
It really depends on when I can get a job. I'm waiting to hear back from an interview I've had recently, so it all really hinges on that for now.

I think at the least I'd like to get my usual chap to come down and assess what is damaged. Being that it overheated, I'm assuming worst case scenario so there could be additional damage down there.

I'm reluctant to take it to pieces and then find that I can't currently afford the repairs! But I'm determined that I repair it one way or another!
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Old 15-06-2017, 06:40 PM   #49
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Nice touch getting that for free!

Nice turn around, look forward to seeing the engine working.
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Old 16-06-2017, 04:00 PM   #50
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Fantastic reading so far! I love Hyper Blue & White. Those wheels are GP replicas. Chances are it would have came with the same wheels as your mums car new or the 17" bullets.

I have a 210 myself, great little cars! Although I didn't get mine for free

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http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=338741

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