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Red Bull's Joey Mod Complete **PICTURES & Instructions**

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Old 01-21-2009, 05:25 AM
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Red Bull's Joey Mod Complete **PICTURES & Instructions**

Hey All
Did the joey mod last night....it was pretty easy. I attached some pictures and some details on the removal and process I followed.


Removing the buckets is easy..(4) 10mm bolts and disconnect the harness.

Here is the bucket...there is tint on the lense....I used a Heat Gun and it worked really well for both taking off the lense and putting it back on. Work the heat gun on the seam, test the to see when the seal gets soft. It did not take but 5 minutes to soften it up.

I used (2) screw drivers...I used the smaller one first to start and then you can use a larger end to get the lense spread apart. Slowly work your way around and the lense will pop out on one side and you can work it off as you go around.

Here the lense seperates really easy as soon as you break the seal.

From here is easy there are (4) screws holding the chrome plate to the lense.



Scuff and clean the surface prior to paint.

I am not going to recomend what paint to use. There have been many suggestions here that seem to work fine.

Here it is finished....






 

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Old 01-21-2009, 06:15 AM
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Nice work! That's beautiful!
 
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:24 AM
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Nice Job! Are you leaving the tint on the outside? I didn't tint mine on the outside because my joey mod made it seem pretty tinted as it was, as no light would be reflected from the inside, and i didn't want to deminish and light output from the xenons with a tint on it-
before:

after

red to match mirrors, calipers, S, and soon time attack on my summer wheels once they are back on and other red accents on car


Also just sprayed the turn signal bulb with the same black lightly to get rid of the amber- still blinks bright and amber!

Nice job! I enjoy following your mods,especially because its a DS/B
--getting my exhaust put on in an hour, i can't wait!!
 
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:31 AM
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Nice..I saw your car in some other pictures. The tint was off in the pictures at the end of the thread. I kept them on while I was doing the mod to keep the lense from getting scratched.
 
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:10 AM
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Of course! It came out marvelous... I really like the look of the vehicle now! Excellent workmanship!
 
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:14 AM
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Of course! It came out marvelous... I really like the look of the vehicle now! Excellent workmanship!
Thank you Sir
 
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:23 AM
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Beautiful job. I think it turned out great !
 
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:45 AM
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Beautiful job. I think it turned out great !
Thanks MisterFamous...or should I say Mister fabulous
 
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:24 AM
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Wow! again. Nice job.
 
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nice work as always!
 
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Every time i see this car i'm more and more in awe.


Great work as usual!
 
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Another mini to the dark side! Looks great.
 
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Nice job! - that's the last mod I want to do (halogens here). Too cold up here right now but hopefully this spring/summer!
 
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:07 PM
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Thanks guys..should have new shots this weekend with the Carbon fiber splitter on.
 
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Awesome job! I want to do this so bad, but I don't trust myself. I hope a black housing kit comes out for the R56 like the R53 ones.
 
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Sick. I think im going to do it next.
 
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Sick. I think im going to do it next.
Do it....not that hard...really.
 
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:39 PM
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nice job! looks perfect!
 
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:21 PM
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RedBull,

As always, Looks great.

Larry
 
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:23 PM
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very nice, killing your mini =] im so jealous haha whats next?
 
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M7 carbon fiber splitter......
 
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:44 PM
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looks great, and as always nice work.
 
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great work.

by the way, in general, has anyone had warranty issues with the joey mod, i.e. headlight malfunction and dealer says it was caused by the mod? Im thinking about this, but dont want to risk somethin like that.
 
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Red Bull, your Mini looks so hard man, it's incredible. I really like the work you did and the overall tasteful modding.
 
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What is the general consensus about paint for the joey mod? I am ready to do this but want to make sure I have the correct paint. I have used plasti-dip on all of the other chrome on the Mini but wanted to make sure there wouldnt be an issue with the heat.
 

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