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  • #76
    Excited to get my interior back! Sneak peak below:



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    • #77
      SEM was a great match against the OEM trim



      Removing the rear subframe and diff to replace all bushings but also prep for the dry-ice blasting on the undercarriage.





      Cut a thread and tossed a bolt in to tap the bushing out, worked like a charm.


      Filthy.. 30yrs of grime, you know the drill..




      Here we go!

      ColdJet Aero
      Aftercooler


      Monster 150cfm compressor


      Let's blast!



      Blasted these as well


      Here is the end result. 700lb of dry ice pellets later and about 7-8hrs of blasting, my neighbors hate me.


      In frciking sane.. That sweet sweet factory overspray and tan underliner!


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      • #78
        Restored the windshield washer nozzle system. NOS Harness and brand new hosing and clamps were used.





        Redid the engine bay body harness. New Tessa and brand new OEM Plugs & connectors. Also converted to the Euro pigtails


        This needed a lot of help







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        • #79
          Front Bumper going back on


          Some gorgeous french yellows



          Sunroof panel rivets



          Roof Panel back in




          Zincing some things while I wait for parts to arrive..




          New foam, prepping for dash install

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          • #80
            great progress you've made. keep the posts coming!
            Portland, Oregon
            '88 M5 | '88 330is | '89 M3

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            • #81
              WOW, this is magnificent!
              "Just road, seat, ASS; THE END!" - Jeremy Clarkson
              "If you had a choice between a million dollars and world peace, what would you get for your E30 M3?" - ItsNotTheNissan
              onfirelabs.com twitter.com/suga_shane

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              • #82
                Amazing!

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                • #83
                  Man great build thread!!

                  I would live to do something similar to mine! Is your zink plating / and media blast system somewhat home made??

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                  • #84
                    Hey MtlAlex , yes, the Zinc setup is all done via 5gal buckets that I'm able to setup and take down as space is needed. fish tank heaters and aquarium pumps with an amazon power supply. The Media cabinet is a harbor freight special. Works great, just seal the edges with silicone and you're good to go. 150 bucks all in I think with the glass beads assuming you've got a decent compressor.

                    https://caswellplating.com/electropl...ting-kits.html

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by dudley123 View Post
                      Hey MtlAlex , yes, the Zinc setup is all done via 5gal buckets that I'm able to setup and take down as space is needed. fish tank heaters and aquarium pumps with an amazon power supply. The Media cabinet is a harbor freight special. Works great, just seal the edges with silicone and you're good to go. 150 bucks all in I think with the glass beads assuming you've got a decent compressor.

                      https://caswellplating.com/electropl...ting-kits.html
                      Thanks! Il look in to that! I dint wanna dive as deep but would be fun to try and do a few parts here and there

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                      • dudley123
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                        Aside from the neighbors thinking I'm cooking something in the garage, it's really been kind of fun!

                    • #86
                      Wow- I somehow just now stumbled on this thread! Incredible work- glad the KWs went to a good home.

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                      • #87
                        Originally posted by AWDBOB View Post
                        Wow- I somehow just now stumbled on this thread! Incredible work- glad the KWs went to a good home.
                        Thanks for the kind words! The KW's hopefully are exactly what I need

                        With the rear subframe all finished, I wanted to knock out the wheel liners back to an OEM finish. Sean and the guys at JMI recommended Upol Raptor liner, was going to let them do it but after reading a bit more on it, it seemed to be very easy to apply. Down another rabbit hole we go!

                        Factory undercoating scuffed in solid places and grinder taken to any loose areas and then 120grit sanding disc across the entire well before Acid priming
                        Couldn't handle this




                        Covering the car.. AGAIN


                        Going for the factory black lining texture with visible brush strokes around the seams.


                        Primed



                        Boom



                        Turned out fantastic...


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                        • #88
                          Fresh powdered subframe/trailing arms




                          Fresh Zinc'd goodies
                          Before


                          After



                          Fender screw caps

                          Needs to be trimmed down but you get the idea


                          Dash is finally back in!


                          Need to unf*ck the aftermarket harness to install the factory 5908 radio

                          Also finally found the tiny little 8mm external retaining clips that I list when refreshing the wiper assembly

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                          • #89
                            Almost don't even want to install these on the car but man they're nice!

                            NOS Hella Schwarz Headlights, still brand new in the boxes.





                            Subframe is now back in the car! Refreshed Diff pics upcoming


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                            • #90
                              Awesome build!

                              were those black rivets you used on the rear roof trim available, I remember them being tricky to find many years ago...

                              I'm preparing parts for a future retirement-rebuild, if you would be willing to share a source I would likely buy a few of them just to have when they're needed

                              Noticed you reinforced the front subframe but not the rear, what's the consensus on s14.net? assuming the s14 engine is adequately designed for the rear that it doesn't need reinforcement?

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