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Pricing of GP rear seat delete

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Old 02-13-2016, 08:12 AM
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Pricing of GP rear seat delete

Anyone have advice on how to price a GP rear seat delete? I cannot find any for sale, or even past sale prices.

I suppose I could us the factory parts as a reference.

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Old 02-13-2016, 08:55 AM
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Remove existing seat for free. then go to local hardware store and get some plywood and some carpet.
 
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Old 02-13-2016, 11:57 AM
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Sorry, I was not clear. I have a factory kit that I am thinking of selling.
 
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:00 AM
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$250 for an aftermarket rear seat delete kit at Outmotoring. You could argue that a GP OEM is worth more than an aftermarket. However, you are competing against home built kits that are inexpensive. Is your kit used from a GP? If used maybe $100.
 
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:44 AM
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$250 for an aftermarket rear seat delete kit at Outmotoring. You could argue that a GP OEM is worth more than an aftermarket. However, you are competing against home built kits that are inexpensive. Is your kit used from a GP? If used maybe $100.
Yeah, I don't think this kit is in direct competition with the aftermarket kits or home built plywood things.
 
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:25 AM
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I will likely go this route as well as the pukka kit looks proper job to my eyes.

I'll keep a lookout for the R53 GP part, but the chances are remote that I'd score one, so the R56 GP2 option is attractive as I've seen it done by a few on the UK forums and it looks good. It requires a little trimming, and appears to be a straightforward install.

I'd like to do something like Coen de K did here:
https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...ml#post2220629

The carpet looks great,
or possible alternative maybe use some sort of textured krinkle type paint.

Yes, perhaps the price is insane for a piece of foam, but I like it.

A couple of days ago I ordered one from Lohen and after removal of VAT tax + £25 shipping, it was:
Your order Total: £78.33
...which worked out to $105.

http://www.lohen.co.uk/shop/gen-2-mi...artment-detail

But then a followup email indicated the website listed the wrong shipping rate and additional £100 would be required, so I canceled the order, and I understood the charge because it is a bulky oddsized item, but may go ahead and get it anyway as I think this through because I'm sure the part will be NLA in the very near future.

I would love it if any Stateside suppliers can get this part as it would ease the pain of high shipping costs.
Is this part available from anyone over here?

Thanks.
 
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That's the best looking aftermarket version that I've seen,
thanks for the link!

If I do decide to do it with that style I would opt to DIY and just make a template to cut,
so maybe that's where I'll go in the end as it is very cost effective.

But I would prefer the factory piece just because of how it looks.
Also I like the cubby-holes and how the foam would provide at least a little sound deadening.

Are these the correct part numbers below?

71 10 7 330 570 - seat foam bit
51 47 7 330 568 - lockable cover
51 47 7 333 698 - locking bracket
51 47 7 368 429 - clip
51 47 7 368 430 - lock/fastener

Apparently these parts are easily available in the UK from dealers.

The foam bit runs around £50.

The cover lid around £185.

Can I order these parts from a MINI dealer in the USA?
 
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:10 AM
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This is a picture of mine installed. My car is a F56 though. This is the prototype for the 3rd Gen cars.
 
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:21 AM
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Looks good!


By the way,
I just did a search and this company appears to be Stateside.
Has anyone here ever ordered from FCP?

They have the lid for $301.99 if I'm reading the part # correctly...
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/min...er-51477330568

...but I don't want the lid,only the foam bit,
and it is backordered:
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/min...er-71107330570

I think I'll try to contact them for further info as the free shipping would be a major bonus!
 
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Looks like they have a floor lid available too.

https://parts.miniofkennesaw.com/pro...477330568.html
 
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HOLY CRAP!!!

That's absolutely fantastic!

Thank you so much my good man,
I really appreciate it!

https://parts.miniofkennesaw.com/pro...107330570.html

I just ordered the foam bit from MINI of Kennesaw and was able to forgo shipping and opt for in-store pickup as they're only 45 mins south of me,
good deal!!!

Total:
$72.80


Awesome.
 
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:19 AM
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Wow.

I'm really stoked about this.

Many many thanks for your help and assistance!


I may go whole hog and get the fiberglass panels that Orranje offers:

https://orranje.co.uk/shop-by-brand/...nterior-panels

...although I wouldn't cut up my cards but find some salvage ones to work with.

I'd reckon that the R53 foam bit is NLA?
Do you think any may be sitting somewhere on a dealer's parts shelf?
Does anyone know the part number for this specific piece to the R53 GP?

Regardless,
I'll make do with the GP2 part and just trim to fit as they're pretty much the same thing anyway.
 
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Both parts are still available from the dealer as long as you have a GP vin # to reference.

You do have to extensively modify that standard side panels to get the factory seat delete to fit so it makes the aftermarket units a better choice for most.
 
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We can get all the GP parts that are still out there, only a couple i know of are nla, they are not picky about Vins anymore like they used to be. I would jump on them because i am seeing more and more going nla and as well as Gen 1 and some Gen 2 JCW parts
 
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Wow!

I didn't know the R53 GP stuff was still available, that's great news!

I'm horrible at finding part numbers --- I tried using realoem but I couldn't seem to find any GP-specific stuff.

Does anyone know the part #'s for the R53 GP rear seat delete, or can link to diagram image, or tell me how to go about finding the part #'s?

Saab used to put out a paperbound "quick reference parts catalogue" ...



...which was great to have and easy to use,
does MINI have anything similar to this?
Something printed out on actual paper?
If so, what is the part #?


...please pardon this flurry of questions!
I got rather excited to hear that there is a possibility that these parts are still available.
 
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