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Old 2nd February 2013, 21:26
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Hi Dave. 2 or 3 coats of hi-build filler primer will cover all the smaller imperfections, then rub it back again. Keep up the great work, it's looking like there are going to be a good number of MX250's on the road for the summer. Do you have a target date?
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Good work Dave!
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Old 3rd February 2013, 15:29
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Hi Dave

Here's some links for what you need:

Headlights: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Mini-Headlight-Lamp-Halogen-Conversion-Kit-7-Sealed-Beam-Wipac-Lucas-/360531156285?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM& fits=Model%3AMini|Plat_Gen%3AMK+I&hash=item53f154d d3d

Headlight buckets: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PAIR-7-Pla...item5ad832695d

Chrome rims: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MGB-Chrome...item2ec5297c17

You will need to trim the back of the headlight bowls before fitting. The headlight rims are the clip on type not the one's with the screw fixing at the base, you would have problems getting the screw in once fitted.
How much should be trimmed off the headlamp bowls? I don't have kit yet but this is one of the jobs I could crack on with... Cheers
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Old 13th February 2013, 19:14
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Any news on headlight covers Chris. I know you said you would put an update on here but i cant find one. Im probably looking in the wrong place mind.
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After 6 months of wheel stress I have finally found a set
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Good news, I know how you feel!
Post a pic when you can.
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Old 24th February 2013, 16:41
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My new wheels
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Old 24th February 2013, 16:43
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Nearly ready to prime.

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[IMG][/IMG]New wheels tried on the car and they fit (just). The rears are 9j 16" with 225 50 16 tyres and have an offset of 20. I dont think i will need a spacer which is good. [IMG][/IMG][/IMG]

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New wheels tried on the car and they fit (just). The rears are 9j 16" with 225 50 16 tyres and have an offset of 20. I dont think i will need a spacer which is good.
But your wheel studs look a bit short??
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Dont panic, its just that the original nuts are too fat to fit into the wheel so ive ordered some skinny ones.
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Decided on these vents on the rear. Just working out how to do the ones on the front wings now. [IMG][/IMG]
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Old 7th March 2013, 12:05
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Arr these the cbs ones?
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Old 7th March 2013, 13:59
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Hi yes they are the CBS ones. I have put them in flush with the bodywork.
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Saw this pic on my mobile earlier and couldn't make out where the vents were...now it's clearer
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High build primer applied. Looks a lot better when its all one colour[IMG][/IMG]
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SNAP! Looks good Dave. Did you spray in the garage or outside?
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Old 9th March 2013, 20:48
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Hi seanick. It was kind of half in and half out of the garage. Im not blessed with a huge garage so have to make do. It needs a few more coats of primer but i want to fill the imperfections that its highlighted first. Im hoping to spray it black but it depends how good the body looks once ive finished priming. I have sprayed black before and it really shows up every mark and bump. Looks really nice in black though. This is my inspiration [IMG][/IMG]
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That looks cool in black. A lot if people ask me if I am to do mine black, as the donor was that colour. It would look good, but black cars are so hot in the summer, and like you say, you need to get the body really good. Will show off the curves well though. Did you have a look st that paint blog with the black beemer?
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