Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Editorial Assistant
5/5/15 4:03 p.m.

After getting our project Mini Cooper S's exhaust squared away, it was time to get the doors and decklid straightened out. An early Mini has a sliding side window system in the doors. So if we were going to keep it original, we'd have to reinstall these parts. We would also need to install the exterior doors handles, interior panels, and door straps.

On the outside, we had new rivets to hold our newly-polished aluminum trim on.

We also got new window slider upper and lower channels from Mini Mania.

Our decklid was a bit more straightforward. We just needed to attach our license plate holder, tag light, and Mini Cooper S lettering.

The reproduction ā€œSā€ was not sized correctly to fit the original holes, so we had to cut the prong and glue the emblem to the body with a dab of super glue.

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