2nd Gen R60 Countryman Porkchop, ModFather's R60, things may get out of control again...

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  1. TheModFather

    TheModFather Well-Known Member

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    Its about time for me to start a thread for the Porker, things are already starting to change. :)

    First order of business was to make the big buttox that MINI gave it not look like a billboard, so a few days after I brought it home I fully debadged the car, with the exeption of the MINI emblem on the hood, and the giant set of wings for the hatch handle.

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    Then in the last couple weeks I added the MINI roof rack cross bars, for extra space when I take it camping. I got them and the rubber MINI floor liners from a MINI5280 club member cheap! ;)

    Today the Pig lost its tail (rear wiper delete) and the "hidden" third brake light got blacked out so it is actually hidden.

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    More small cosmetic stuff will be on its way... Dechrome & color code with a twist. ;) I was going to repaint the roof and mirrors in a bright obnoxious orange, but decided against it. Instead I might do the belt line in the orange for a big pop of color. That is still up in the air though. Also I want to do a custom 3" exhaust, a good drop on coilovers and some new 18" wheels with fat, wide, and sticky summer tires. But all that will come in time. :D
     
  2. wmwny

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    BOOOOOOOOOO...since WHEN is orange obnoxious? :eek6: :frown2: :incazzato:
     
  3. TheModFather

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    We are talking almost a fluorescent orange with a candy orange/gold pearl... ;) It will stand out! :D
     
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    Stop Dicking around with PorkChop and finish the 53!
     
  5. TheModFather

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    The weather has been changing too rapidly on the weekends to do anything major. I think our 58 degree high today lasted about 20 minutes! :(
     
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    My MCS has NEON orange bonnet stripes, flame orange holeys and a burnt orange dragon on its sunroof, plus neon orange stickers on the boot. Under the bonnet are fiery orange Rogue dragon eyes. :Thumbsup:
     
  7. AAONMS

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    Subscribed – always looking for ideas for my wife’s All4 S manual.
     
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    I love orange...the brighter the better! :D
     
  9. ZippyNH

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    First time I saw a MINI with a "tramp stamp" I could not believe my eyes!! But I do admit, the rear end of that car COULD use a bit of something to dress it up....break up that huge sheet metal bend...think a stripe would be good! Beltline stripe would be cool, more understated that painted roof or rims...
    Any thought of a racing stripe for color?
     
  10. TheModFather

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    Nope no stripes, I've never really cared for stripes unless they are on a Mustang... I'm thinking the screamin orange belt will suit the car best, and if I need more color, I will throw a bright orange 10' kayak on the roof! :)

    Today its snowing... Not much in town yet, but I was purposely sliding around Lookout Mountain for a little joy ride! :D

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    Frozen pig!

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    Wow. It is 62° here today. I have on a sweatshirt and am thinking that it is a bit chilly.
     
  12. Dave.0

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    Nice pic's but no more mods, go work on the RatRod motor.
     
  13. TheModFather

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    For the first time ever, I am having trouble deciding what way I want to go with the modification process on a car! Its tricky trying to pick things I want to do without screwing myself out of having a multifunctional all purpose car.

    Yeah I would love for the Porker to sit lower, but I will be going over some light off road camp trails...

    Everybody wants more power, but what about keeping things reliable...

    I could add a bunch of cosmetic stuff, but without changing the ride height its like putting lipstick on a pig...

    I have an idea of what I ideally want to turn the Porker into, but its just keeping the functionality aspect, and keeping things somewhat discrete thats bugging me. Normally I buy a car/jeep thingy because the factory built it to be good at something that fits me, and I make it better. The R60 isn't tied down to only being good at one thing though.

    I have a feeling that as my ownership of Porkchop progresses, things are going to get a little unusual from what people normally do when they mod a MINI. But, if I can pull off making it into a true multi-role vehicle, the end result might be interesting. :)
     
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    Lift the Porkchop!
     
  15. Dave.0

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    Leave the porker alone, work on and invest time and money in the RatRod.

    Ther porker looks good and runs well so leave it alone for now.
     
  16. TheModFather

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    NO!!! Every one of them I have ever seen lifted just looks like some wannabe donk POS!

    Don't worry Dave, nothing expensive is happening until summer, and even then its going to be a slow build.
     
  17. TheModFather

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    I got bored, noticed it was warmer down at the other house, so I jumped in the porker and headed south. Now its already time to head back. :(
    Oh well got a couple pic's up on skyline drive.

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    Yes Skyline drive is the road pictured in the header over on NAM... Some day, MINI5280 needs to recreate that pic. :)
     
  18. old81

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    Let's do it, early Spring photo trip to Skyline..... :)

    Go bug Rich or Jamie! :cool: Or just post it and MINIs will come!

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  19. TheModFather

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    Its got to be after we turn the power and water on down there... Fire up the grill at the other house, have a BBQ, and enjoy Copper Gulch road, SH-69, and 50 for a nice round trip! I will need to run a RECON ride the week before to make sure the lower MINI's can get into the driveway... Should have enough room for around 30 of us. ;)
     
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    Fun!!!! A drive and barbecue? Count me in!!!
     

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