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Today, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By scubus

I saw those mats too :) I was actually...

I saw those mats too :)

I was actually thinking about buying it and selling mine. But no savings right now, and I've become attached to 0717 after all the work I've put into her... you could...
Today, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By scubus

IMHO that is a steal if it is as good in person...

IMHO that is a steal if it is as good in person as it is in the pictures...

<edit:> Not showing on their website. Wonder if it is already sold?
07-08-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 135,991
Posted By scubus

Good looking GP The carpets and the seats look...

Good looking GP The carpets and the seats look like it was owned by Pigpen. I didn't think they came with the center arm rest - and it looks like the lid is broken. Just pointing out, they didn't...
07-08-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 135,991
Posted By scubus

It is for sale right here in our Marketplace. ...

It is for sale right here in our Marketplace. I'd love it had I seen it before my GP, but I am still in love with my GP. :)
07-02-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By scubus

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/640x480/img_1114_df938359c07876bece93b464e75c59e62997de3d.jpeg...
07-01-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By scubus

I'll PM you but I took it apart and removed the...

I'll PM you but I took it apart and removed the card myself and it is now working. But I contacted Foxwell using the link you posted and was told they only support Foxwell branded devices.
07-01-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By scubus

No, but if you contact him via PM here or email...

No, but if you contact him via PM here or email from their site my experience is he is very quick to reply.

[email protected]
07-01-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By scubus

Way Motor Works.

Way Motor Works.
06-30-2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,646
Posted By scubus

There are some radios that are compatible out of...

There are some radios that are compatible out of the box. I have a Pioneer that works well, although the phone button will only answer an incoming call and the R/T button is just decorative.

I...
06-29-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By scubus

Schwaben, fan, alternator, ac oh my...

Okay, I have a problem... my car died. I pulled the battery and had it tested (I don't have a tester here and I was sort of stranded) and was told the battery was dead. Picked up a new battery.
...
06-29-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By scubus

That's not a bad idea. I'll check, thanks.

That's not a bad idea. I'll check, thanks.
06-29-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By scubus

Hmm... lazy or smart?

So, my GP needs a new alternator. I could do it myself, it actually looks reasonably straight forward.

However, it is like a billion degrees in Florida right now (and when it is a little cooler...
06-27-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 135,991
Posted By scubus

I was going to bid - I need parts and it is right...

I was going to bid - I need parts and it is right down the street so to speak.

You have to pay $200 just for the privilege of bidding. No thanks.
06-25-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By scubus

Tools would likely be the bigger issue at this...

Tools would likely be the bigger issue at this point in my motoring life... :sly:

Thanks
06-24-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By scubus

Is installation an at-home proposition?

Is installation an at-home proposition?
06-24-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,114
Posted By scubus

Looks good on silver too! What wheels are...

Looks good on silver too!

What wheels are those?
06-24-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,114
Posted By scubus

That looks great! I like the smoked look on the...

That looks great! I like the smoked look on the darker car. The dark scuttles look nice too...
06-24-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,114
Posted By scubus

Thanks. I guess I'll put in the resistors. I...

Thanks. I guess I'll put in the resistors. I just hate mucking with perfectly good wiring. :)

I was going to go that route on the scuttles, but the lenses were totally whack so I just replaced...
06-23-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,114
Posted By scubus

So I replaced all the bulbs in my tail lights...

So I replaced all the bulbs in my tail lights with LEDs. Insanely bright and they work great.

Okay, no they don't. Easy mods are never easy and are always a PITA.

Anyway, the flashers fast...
06-21-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By scubus

I really like the head unit, it fits without...

I really like the head unit, it fits without issue, matches the dash color and looks reasonably stock. I've heard some people don't like the Pioneer phone app, but I like the phone app to control the...
06-19-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By scubus

Speakers are finally in and sound 100x better...

Speakers are finally in and sound 100x better than stock, even before they blew. Kind of a hassle unbuttoning the wiring to sort out the input from the head unit, and I had to use hot glue to get...
06-16-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,223
Posted By scubus

I suspect you may have missed the point :lol: In...

I suspect you may have missed the point :lol: In any case, I consider this a portable car port - our entire front yard and drive except for this spot is on a steep slope.

:)
06-15-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Navigation & Audio Speaker Question '06 R53
Views: 1,834
Posted By scubus

Speaker Question '06 R53

I blew the stock speakers in my GP and ordered component speakers to replace them.

Door panels removed, old speakers out, plug audio connection into the crossover, plug new speakers into cross...
06-15-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,689
Posted By scubus

Okay, a little research is in order before I move...

Okay, a little research is in order before I move forward :)
06-15-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,689
Posted By scubus

Other than that, is it a plug and play...

Other than that, is it a plug and play installation or would I have to fiddle with the airbags? I was considering reupholstering my seats or simply replacing them with something more "sporty." I...
06-15-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,689
Posted By scubus

I am curious, how do these mount in a R53? Is...

I am curious, how do these mount in a R53? Is this a typical install?
06-15-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,223
Posted By scubus

How to Explain This...

My wife seems to think this is unreasonable. I told her that we need to keep the afternoon sun off the front windows... the fact I can park my GP under it is just a fortuitous coincidence.

She...
06-15-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By scubus

As soon as the mirror gaskets arrive I'm going to...

As soon as the mirror gaskets arrive I'm going to pull apart the doors and start replacing blown speakers... suspect a weekend project. I want to replace any screws, nuts, bolts etc. with stainless....
06-15-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By scubus

Trying to decide between re-upholstering my seats...

Trying to decide between re-upholstering my seats and simply putting them aside and installing something more sporty. I like these. How are you going to get around the airbag issue?
06-15-2019, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By scubus

Depends on how high end you want your stereo, but...

Depends on how high end you want your stereo, but I installed the Pioneer MVH-S512BS. Selected it because you can get an almost perfect color match to the rest of the dash, I can stream Pandora and...
06-13-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By scubus

Speakers and mirror gaskets should be here...

Speakers and mirror gaskets should be here tomorrow... weekend project. This stereo deserve un-blown speakers :)...
06-13-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By scubus

I had them bottle some of the paint from the rear...

I had them bottle some of the paint from the rear bumper job. I picked up some Dr. ColorChip and the match was actually really good - but it was expensive, the plastic bottles cracked and it never...
06-12-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By scubus

One of these just sold on BAT for $20,500. This...

One of these just sold on BAT for $20,500. This is a good deal for someone.
06-12-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By scubus

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1084_0a4f048e01aeb5ebadde6f7fd5f53e5d07a1bad2.jpeg
And this is why you don't leave me home unattended. I just...
06-12-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By scubus

I also have two chrome/amber bulbs for the side...

I also have two chrome/amber bulbs for the side marker lights and one good stock lens free to a good home if anyone is interested.

<edit:>. I'll cover shipping... not going to make someone jump...
06-12-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By scubus

The other box had some chrome/amber replacements...

The other box had some chrome/amber replacements for the front bumper. I originally ordered the wrong type (the Mini has "offset" not "straight" bases.). Another reasonably easy installation and I...
06-12-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By scubus

The one from Outmotoring I have been desperate to...

The one from Outmotoring I have been desperate to receive. I can't say enough about their fast shipping. I ordered it Sunday and it arrived today.

It is the LED side markers I ordered to replace...
06-12-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By scubus

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmoto...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.northamericanmotoring.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1072a_2_6f31906178384bcd7b159781cd056c612218d59c.jpeg
I also had a bonus mail day today... two packages. I forgot I...
06-12-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By scubus

I probably should have put some of this in a new...

I probably should have put some of this in a new thread, but I feel like half the GP threads are mine and I don't want to wear out my welcome :)

First, this is what the rear bumper looks like now....
06-12-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 135,991
Posted By scubus

I would love to get my hands on that one over in...

I would love to get my hands on that one over in BAT land. I wonder what the final price will be. I think it is a great deal at $14K if it stays there. Although not so good for my resale value...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-12-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,890
Posted By scubus

I love that color! I had an Astro Black S and it...

I love that color! I had an Astro Black S and it looked great - not quite as new as yours though - but I sold it to get my GP. Still miss it though...

I had silver stripes and they looked good,...
06-11-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,477
Posted By scubus

PM sent :)

PM sent :)
06-11-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,796
Posted By scubus

Next...!

Okay, the shoulder is still sore and stiff, but I am allowed to drive.

Front bumper is repaired and now that I am driving it is time to do the rear bumper. The body shop went ahead and prepped...
06-02-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By scubus

Do you have the model number by any chance? ...

Do you have the model number by any chance? There are different models for the R53 depending on production date.
06-02-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By scubus

I bet! I wasn't been able to drive mine for 5...

I bet! I wasn't been able to drive mine for 5 weeks and it was painful.
06-01-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,114
Posted By scubus

GP Light Bulbs

So, my doctor gave me the go-ahead to take the Mini out. He was not over-joyed but my shoulder is coming along nicely (at this point my right shoulder hurt so bad that I was still in an arm chair...
06-01-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,932
Posted By scubus

MF GP1 Article

A GP1 in a modern world...

http://www.motoringfile.com/2019/05/20/driving-first-generation-mini-jcw-gp/
06-01-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By scubus

Outstanding! You will love it - I think it is...

Outstanding! You will love it - I think it is "driver's ride." You know, if you like things like go-cart handling, supercharger whine, burbles in the exhaust and just a fun, fun driving experience.
05-29-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,326
Posted By scubus

I have 103,000 miles on her and she is as tight...

I have 103,000 miles on her and she is as tight as a new car. I was hesitant to spend the money on the GP at first; best car decision I've made...
05-26-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,326
Posted By scubus

I love mine. I have had a number of different...

I love mine. I have had a number of different Mini's, Justa's, S's etc. and the GP is a unique experience. Hard to explain, not the fastest today, but the overall experience is visceral and a total...
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