Badges...We Need Stinkin' Badges!
I finally got my replacement Cooper S badge and the flag badge from Amercian Mini Mates installed over the boot stripes tonight. I also removed the 'Americanized Big Gulp' cup holder from the passenger down tube.
I had intentionally removed the oversized cup holder from my special order but it was installed anyway. The position of the cup holder was odd in that it sometimes blocked the glove box lid and it sometimes swung around to block the CD eject button. It was easy for the passenger to knock into it and I thought it just looked out of place. I removed the two Torx screws, applied slow pressure causing the double sided tape to give way, cleaned up the down tube, and reinstalled the screws. For only 10 minutes of work, I'm now cup holder free!