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Post by Quijibo Jones » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:34 pm

skelters wrote:
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Oooooft!

Isthat the bottom end of the shocker you're touching in the pic?

Has to be in these parts.....
https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgr ... 30si&mg=31

Kingpin?
It’s the rear trailing arm and hopefully I’m picking one up I’m the morning plus the other bits. This forum is ace!

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Post by Quijibo Jones » Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:25 pm

Progress update from today. A road trip first thing to pick up this lot from a forum member and a lot of fighting with stuck hoses and the radiators are out. I'm pulling the slam panel out tomorrow and then hopefully fitting the new rads and pipes.
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Post by Bing » Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:16 pm

Progress :thumbsup:

Did you get the bonnet shut yet ?
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Post by Quijibo Jones » Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:58 am

Bing wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:16 pm
Progress :thumbsup:

Did you get the bonnet shut yet ?
Not yet but I have a new mechanism and release cable so I can sort it.

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Post by firebobby » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:23 am

Nice garden, but you must have very sticky grass :wink:
Are you going to make a pile of all the damaged parts, would make a great photo :)
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Post by Quijibo Jones » Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:33 am

Ha, i blame the forum software, they are the right way up when viewed on my mac and on a mobile!

The pile of damaged stuff would be smaller than the pile of replacement parts. most of it is still in the field that the car crashed in!

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Post by Quijibo Jones » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:00 am

Hi all, i need some help with bonnet release mechanism. The one of took off is a single unit with one wire that sits in the centre. the replacement part i have has two wires running from the release harness and two mechanisms. Can i swap them over and where do they go? it's twisting my melon!

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Post by Quijibo Jones » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:18 pm

Hi All,

It's been a while since my last update and i've been having fun!

The lower wishbone was a bugger to get off and an even bigger bugger to refit. I had a lot of fun trying to get the bush on far even but i improvised and won!. So current status is:
  • Slam Panel and Rads refitted - i'm waiting for a new lower hose from BMW (arriving tomorrow)
  • New Tyres fitted
  • Front Suspension fixed
  • New Under tray fitted
  • Wheel Arch Liner in the post
  • right lower side splash cover in the post £180 :o
  • Engine splash cover in the post
  • Front Bumper (yes the expensive one) - not in the best condition but it done with a salvageable left splash and external temp sensor!
  • Bonnet latch - fixed
Still do do:
  • Refit bumper properly - i'm going to try and get away without using brackets left and right but i might have to get them still!
  • Finish Rad hose, fill with coolant and see if it was worth it i.e. no leaks
  • Fit the front end parts when they arrive
  • Lift the back end to tackle replacing the rear trailing arm and find god knows what else is wrong!
  • Replace the rear bash plates
  • Lower the headlights and get a restoration kit
Some pics from today
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Post by paddy wright » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:31 pm

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Post by Mr Tidy » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:04 pm

OP, you are making some great progress with this - hopefully you'll be driving it soon! :thumbsup:
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Post by Quijibo Jones » Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:20 pm

This weekends update
  • Coolant Flushed and replaced - i did the full job including the engine block - there aren't enough expletives to describe how hard it was get to the bolt on the block. First flush 2 hours, second time for the coolant 30 mins!
  • Rear trailing arm replaced - i had a mate do this and it was the last major piece so i'm very happy this is done!
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Post by bearded_ed » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:08 am

Just caught up with this whole topic! Amazing job so far getting her rebuilt.
Can't wait to see the update for the first drive!
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Post by Worcester_spoon » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:13 pm

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Post by Quijibo Jones » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:48 pm

Another weekend and another massive step forwards and one hopefully small one backwards!
  • bumper fitted
  • wheel arch liners fitted
  • under-trays (left, right and centre) fitted
  • metal bash plate fitted at the front
  • Removed and replaced the transmission bash plate - that was a right pig as it was bent over on it'self - this took 3 hours alone and i took a crowbar to the nose! :rofl: q
  • check the drain holes for the roof (all fine)
  • Wheels back on
  • Dropped the car down
  • Topped up the coolant
  • Warmed her up and i have a small coolant leak low down on the front passenger side :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
So, apart from the leak she's ready to go for the MOT, oh and the my application for the V5 came back, they want £25 because the car isnrt registered cat c or s which is a bonus i guess!
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:56 pm

Quijibo Jones wrote:
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oh and the my application for the V5 came back, they want £25 because the car isnrt registered cat c or s which is a bonus i guess!
Result - I'm sure anyone with a car that had a Cat C or Cat S marker would be happy to pay £25 for a V5 with no marker on it! :thumbsup:
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