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  • #46
    Already tied it away.

    Thanks

    Steve
    Sport Evo No.47

    My Sport Evo Restoration

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    • #47
      Are you buying all new parts or your just buffing them and painting them back in black?

      thanks,
      -Eric

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      • #48
        Front wings and sunroof panel are new. As for other parts, if it is time/cost effective, I have been refurbishing some parts (sunroof parts are a good example), but if the said part is reasonably priced, then I'll get a new one.

        Steve
        Sport Evo No.47

        My Sport Evo Restoration

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        • #49
          Update

          Ok, so it has been a while...

          I had SPL dip my manifold (FOC as they owed me) during some down time


          Came up quite well.

          Eventually got all the sunroof sorted after a few problems with my memory, and all works fine.

          I've formed the ABS brake pipes and the pipes for the front brakes. Also been looking ahead to finishing the boot area and getting a list of parts together for the dealer to sort out for me. By the end of next week I'll hopefully have the interior 90% done, the boot compartment 90% done and all brake pipes sorted. It is pretty laborious at the moment, trying to complete jobs only to find out that I need some parts, then ordering and waiting.


          Brake pipes done. Bendathon for charity.


          also fitted up the read brakes



          You can see where I had to trim the back plates to get the brackets to fit. I could re design the brackets, but this would compromise stiffness.

          Hats with integrated steel park brake rings from Lee with willwood 309x21mm discs.



          And AP CP 5211 2 piston calipers fitted, just need hoses now.



          Fuel filler neck and overflow tank also fitted and piped up.


          Had some issues with the parcel shelf. You can order the small piece in one colour and the large piece in another colour but not both in the same colour!

          I finally come up with the most acceptable solution to the parcel shelf.

          The small piece is only available in Silber and the large piece only available in Anthrazit. I chose then to dye them to make as near a match as possible, which is much better in real life than the pics...


          the difference in the pics is attributable to the difference in the pile more than anything.

          This was holding up the installation of the new c pillar trims and therefore the side glass (with new seals), side panels, rear seat ect.

          I have been waxoyling the cavities as I go along (get shares in the company now!)


          I have been waiting for a gutter trim to arrive so that all of the satin black trims can be painted the same colour so the old match with the new. Well after waiting 3 weeks the dealer informed me that BMW are in negotiation with the supplier of price! So I had all the parts I had painted and picked them up this week.



          Rebuilt the side glass frames and fitted the side glass


          plenty of finger prints there!

          This allowed me to finish off the rear of the interior, side panels, seats etc



          Also fitted the boot hinges today, f*** me, those torsion springs are a bit stiff! Fuel flap is done, heatshields underneath done, plastic trims around the underside of the rear bumper, almost done.

          All of these little thing take so much time, as the parts required are all Germany order and take 7-10days, and with the mistakes I keep making in ordering it all mounts up.

          The glass fitters are coming back on Tuesday, so the fnt/rear screens will be in and the interior, save the lower dash speaker covers, centre console and front seats will be done.

          In the time I spent waiting for parts I have looked in to a BBK using an Alcon caliper that will fit under the stock wheel, even with a 330mmX28mm disc. A set of prototype brackets are in production, so a trial fit is not too far away.

          I have also got the engine on a stand and started stripping the ancills, g.box ect. More on that and the brakes later. And some more pics.

          Steve
          Sport Evo No.47

          My Sport Evo Restoration

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          • #50
            Excellent read! I can't wait for the next update.

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            • #51
              Any updates on how its going Steve.

              Cheers,

              GARY.
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              • #52
                Pretty slow TBH. Had a drama with the rear screen. I had ordered replacement rear screen surrounds, but as I can't get all new glass/gutter/ect trims I had to have them all painted to match. I collected these parts and when the glass fitters came today, guess what? I have 2 LH trims Phoned the dealer, the RH is NLA. Almost started smoking again! Glass fitters are pissed off too!

                The old trims are not in bad shape the only problems being the rubber seals have gone very brittle and were damaged on removal. I removed the rubber from the extra LH trim I have and it seems to be set to the LH shape. I tried heating it up with a head gun and sure enough, it softened nicely. But then I overheated it and now it looks like chewing gum!

                So, I think if I use hot water I should be able to straighten another LH rubber and it it to my old RH trim. It will cost me another 50 for a LH trim though.

                It never ends.....

                The glass fitter says the rear glass has to be fitted with the trims in place. Has anyone fitted rear glass, particularly with new, uncompressed, trims?

                Steve
                Sport Evo No.47

                My Sport Evo Restoration

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                • #53
                  Yes the trim needs to be on the screen before it is fitted, I thought I was finished but still ordering bits and piece's of C3, like you say "never ends".

                  Mighty brakes you are fitting there steve you must be thinking of tracking the SE.

                  Cheers,

                  GARY.
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                  • #54
                    I dare say it will see a track. I am working on a different brake set up using a 330mmx28mm disc, monoblock caliper that will fit behind a stock 16" wheel.

                    Should have the prototype ready in a few weeks.

                    Steve
                    Sport Evo No.47

                    My Sport Evo Restoration

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                    • #55
                      When I bought my SE it had AP 4 pot calipers and bell & rotors disc setup and 17" wheels, I wanted to put the standard 16" SE rims back onto the car but they wouldnt fit, so I had to sell the hole setup and buy a new set of standard brakes.

                      Cheers,

                      GARY.
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                      • #56
                        steve,

                        if you still haven't bought the parts, don't go for the 330mm kit! I had a 330 on the Evo II and a 304 on the SE and the 330 are too big for the car's brake bias.

                        The 330 leverage is too much and completely overkill. The 304 is MORE than enough for hard use and on the Evo II with the 330 I felt the rear became slightly loose under heavy braking specially in corners.

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                        • #57
                          Project looks to be coming along swell! Do you have any tips for removing & installing the black trim piece for the doors (at the B-Pillar)? I need to replace mine at some point....minor dings in mine that bug me.

                          Is it an easy process?

                          Thanks,

                          John

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by kiko View Post
                            steve,

                            if you still haven't bought the parts, don't go for the 330mm kit! I had a 330 on the Evo II and a 304 on the SE and the 330 are too big for the car's brake bias.

                            The 330 leverage is too much and completely overkill. The 304 is MORE than enough for hard use and on the Evo II with the 330 I felt the rear became slightly loose under heavy braking specially in corners.
                            Franc,

                            I have 310mm discs with AP 2 piston calipers for the rear and an AP bias valve, so although bias may be an issue but not to the extent it would be with a stock rear set up.

                            I had originally planned the 330 discs with AP CP 5200 calipers as a smaller discs would have been more difficult to package. As it is, with the new caliper I have found I can run either 330 or 315mm discs and still fit behind a stock basket weave. If it all fits up nice with the 330 discs and bells I have, it is easy to go to 315mm (preferred due to weight) with the same bell and brackets.

                            John,

                            I don't recall removing the B Pilar trims on the doors, it was a while ago. I think they were pretty simple clip on clip off affair.

                            Steve
                            Sport Evo No.47

                            My Sport Evo Restoration

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                            • #59
                              Question?

                              Is there supposed to be any sealant on either the inside or outside of the rear screen extension piece.



                              Can't remember

                              Thanks
                              Sport Evo No.47

                              My Sport Evo Restoration

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                              • #60
                                if the catalog doesnt list any sealant, then there probably isnt any.

                                very nice project. keep up the good work. wish i would have such patience to do this.
                                Last edited by raimo; 12-07-2009, 10:51 PM.

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