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 Posted: Apr 23, 2012 04:31PM
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David and Goliath

Great things come in small packages

 Posted: Apr 16, 2012 06:05AM
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Adam

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog." (Eisenhower)

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www.boompa.com/adambravo/giles/1285/

 Posted: Apr 13, 2012 09:19PM
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Thanks for info Dave and since you obviously know what you are doing I'll email you directly.

 Posted: Apr 13, 2012 07:05PM
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61MiniMe - I stripe a lot of newer Mustangs so, maybe I can give you some tips on this.  As far as the compound curves go, make sure you have a heat gun (hair dryer will work in a pinch) and some "wet-ap" (a solution that retards the adhesive abilities of the vinyl for a few minutes - should be able to buy some from a local sign company).  When you're applying the stripes and you near one of the complex curve areas, wet the underside of the stripe with some wet-ap so that you can make it fit your curved area and still appear straight.  You will need the heat gun to make it lay down and stay.  Once it's where you want it, spray some wet-ap solution on the premask (light adhesive transfer tape that should be ontop of your stripes) in order to allow the adhesive in the transfer tape to loosen up and come off easier.  You may have the stripes come up in some areas once you pull the transfer tape off - carefully push it back into place and let it sit in the sun - you ought to be good to go.  Hope this helps some....

 Posted: Apr 13, 2012 03:06PM
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From MMN 2009

 Posted: Apr 11, 2012 06:01PM
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1967 850 Automatic  Fun little car.

 Posted: Apr 9, 2012 08:04PM
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Brits on the Beach Ocean Grove N.J.. Great show! Please we need more minis at the show and tell them Al sent ya!

 Posted: Apr 5, 2012 04:01PM
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Very nice I really like how the wide stripes look wrapping around the front and rear areas of the body kit as they go in and out.

Was there any trouble in keeping the outside edges parallel where the stripes curve over the compound curves at the front of the bonnet?

 Posted: Apr 5, 2012 01:48PM
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The stripes are 7" wide with a 2" space in between.  Thanks for your comments!

 Posted: Apr 3, 2012 10:14PM
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Hey STRIKER do you have a rear image of your sharp Mini you could post?

I've been contemplating adding wide stripes to my '61 (also with a Zeemax body kit) and wonder what the back end would look like.

BTW, Looks great in silver - only the 2nd one I've ever seen stateside in silver!

 Posted: Apr 3, 2012 06:38PM
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Bought my 72 Mini in 03 in England and brought it over to the states and did a complete restoration.  Love driving it!

 

1972 Mini Cooper

1275cc Engine

 

 Posted: Mar 29, 2012 07:39AM
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I actually own a high-res of that image that I purchased from the archives in the UK. A classic!!!

 Posted: Mar 26, 2012 08:21AM
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The original:

 

 

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Mar 26, 2012 08:18AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gregm

WOW!

Unfortunately that's not the original photo.....it's been "photoshopped" to give more height

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Mar 25, 2012 03:18PM
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Coming out of Hibernation for the first time!

And with my 500 Sport. 

Miguel

 Posted: Mar 18, 2012 08:30PM
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 Posted: Mar 9, 2012 06:38PM
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making friends in the neighborhood

 Posted: Mar 8, 2012 09:11PM
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and now, for something entirely different

Retired manufacturer of VTEC/Mini performance conversion kits

 Posted: Mar 5, 2012 01:03AM
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Here's the original to compare.

"It's a good day when you wake up with a Woody!"
 Posted: Mar 5, 2012 12:58AM
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Some friends photoshopped the color out of the landscape in the award winning photo of my 1962 Austin 850 Countryman Woody Estate. I thought it turned out pretty cool.                                 Mini Estate

"It's a good day when you wake up with a Woody!"

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