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Old 05-19-2005, 01:13 PM
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:14 AM
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Excellent compilation. My only request is that you copy some of your NAM-only articles to pages on your web site.
And a million thanks for all the effort that goes into posting your well-written and photographed articles!
 
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:33 AM
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Octaneguy- Good stuff. You should make a publication "How to Mod a MINI for Dummies" book. :smile:
 
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Old 05-23-2005, 11:14 AM
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Thanks guys! I love the Dummies book idea! LOL. Not that I haven't thought about that before cause I often feel like the Ultimate Dummy when working on my MC!

As for copying my NAM articles to my website, thanks for the suggestion. When I first read that, I thought you wanted me to copy my articles from my website to NAM (the other direction).

Always good to have feedback!

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Old 05-23-2005, 11:22 AM
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That was some good stuff there OctaneGuy. Thank you for sharing.
 
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Old 05-24-2005, 01:16 PM
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My web host was having issues yesterday, it might have been due to me exceeding the allocated disk space requirements--haven't purged my log files in a couple month, but I had plenty of bandwidth, and everything seems ok today!
 
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Old 07-12-2005, 05:10 PM
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Hey Richard, did you ever do a how-to for your bonnet stripes? I apologize if they're already up there and I'm just missing them. I'm trying to track down some good how-to's because I acquired some viper style stripes that I'm going to attempt to install myself I think
 
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Old 07-12-2005, 06:13 PM
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While not exactly a writeup, more of a pictorial of a pro doing my bonnet stripes you can go here:

http://www.littlemini.us/technical/vinyl/index.asp



As far as advice goes---remove the emblem, don't cut around it.
Take your time---this install took 2 days--and several tries with new vinyl each time.

Use a soapy solution--a bug got stuck at one point--so he sprayed it on to extract it with tweezers.

Richard



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Hey Richard, did you ever do a how-to for your bonnet stripes? I apologize if they're already up there and I'm just missing them. I'm trying to track down some good how-to's because I acquired some viper style stripes that I'm going to attempt to install myself I think
 
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I posted a new writeup. It's on my new Flik Fuel wheels and how I made custom wheel decals for it.

https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...76#post1068876


Beginning from this
 
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very useful info. Thanks.
 
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Did you ever get around to a headlight painting how-to? I know it's MUCH easier for me to ask then it is for you to do, but I've been anxious to see such a thing ever since you tantalized some of us with pics in the middle of another thread. If it's already done and I just haven't managed to find it yet, please point me in the right direction. Thank you!
 
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Unfortunately, this was documented by more than one person--I got called away for a few hours to help a customer, and so I only have photos from certain portions of the process. The writing of this article took a lower priority, but it is something I plan to get done in the near future.

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Did you ever get around to a headlight painting how-to? I know it's MUCH easier for me to ask then it is for you to do, but I've been anxious to see such a thing ever since you tantalized some of us with pics in the middle of another thread. If it's already done and I just haven't managed to find it yet, please point me in the right direction. Thank you!
 
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Removing ebrake console help needed

I picked up a used armrest at MOTD but no install instructions. It mounts in the rear cup holder by two bolts. How do I remove the center console so I can drill the holes and mount the armrest?
 
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I second that

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Octaneguy- Good stuff. You should make a publication "How to Mod a MINI for Dummies" book. :smile:
 
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Is your "littlemini" site no longer active? Where do we get this stuff?
 
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Yeah I decided to close the site, because the webhost was always a problem to deal with and I didn't think anyone was using it lol. If there is interest in keeping the links going, I can put it back up on another host as I downloaded the site before closing it.

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Is your "littlemini" site no longer active? Where do we get this stuff?
 
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That would be great! That list is a real good resource, It'd be a shame to lose it.

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I used your brake write ups wow made my first ever brake job a breeze! I wanted to print off your articles but now all the images look like links and will not open. They direct me to a web hosting web site. Am I doing something wrong here? I really want to save your info to keep with my bentley manual...Thanks for all the great help!
 
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I will get the site and pix back and running in the next week or so.

Richard

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I used your brake write ups wow made my first ever brake job a breeze! I wanted to print off your articles but now all the images look like links and will not open. They direct me to a web hosting web site. Am I doing something wrong here? I really want to save your info to keep with my bentley manual...Thanks for all the great help!
 
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