Project 2006 Z4 - restoration (Enjoy!)

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Project 2006 Z4 - restoration (Enjoy!)

Post by andyfanshawe » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:39 pm

Consider it started out like this
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and thanks to nightyard, and no cost (apart from time), this is what we end with!

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Pollen filter next, then the seat refurb.

Andy.

Oh, ive already done the soft-top. Pictures tomorrow.
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Post by andyfanshawe » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:46 pm

Thought I would check the other cup holder on the other side, just in case.
And glad I did.
For a change the cup holder was fine, but the vent was not

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More plastic welding and Q bond and its fixed!!

Perhaps now I can get onto other proper repairs!!!

Andy.
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Re: Project 2006 Z4 - restoration (Enjoy!)

Post by nightyard » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:26 pm

The leather on that door card looks seriously baggy.

I found a leather cleaner followed by along while with a hairdryer blowing hot air on the leather will tighten it up. Follow up with a good leather conditioner as the hairdryer will dry the leather out slightly

How are you refurbing the seats?
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Post by srhutch » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:31 pm

nightyard wrote:The leather on that door card looks seriously baggy.

I found a leather cleaner followed by along while with a hairdryer blowing hot air on the leather will tighten it up. Follow up with a good leather conditioner as the hairdryer will dry the leather out slightly

How are you refurbing the seats?
It was the steering wheel I noticed.
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Re: Project 2006 Z4 - restoration (Enjoy!)

Post by nightyard » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:32 am

srhutch wrote:
nightyard wrote:The leather on that door card looks seriously baggy.

I found a leather cleaner followed by along while with a hairdryer blowing hot air on the leather will tighten it up. Follow up with a good leather conditioner as the hairdryer will dry the leather out slightly

How are you refurbing the seats?
It was the steering wheel I noticed.

Yeah they aren't great.

My advice...sand down to the white plastic beneath and then spray matt black and Matt lacquer over the top.

To that with all the wheel trim and it should look great
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Re: Project 2006 Z4 - restoration (Enjoy!)

Post by enzed4 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:30 am

Great thread :thumbsup: How did you learn to plastic weld? Must be very useful with the cost of replacement parts, especially the hard to find bits (or in some cases nigh on impossible to find).
Keep up the great work, I'm enjoying following the progress.
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Post by owm » Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:08 am

Fantastic DIY skills! Following this thread carefully in case I need to carry out similar repairs in the future :)
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Post by sars » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:43 am

Okay I'm now hooked to this thread too, well done you. The thing I love about this forum is the the guys that love the cars and want to make it the best they can whether it's a 2.0l or a Z4M, you know the ones that can do....

and then we have a teacher than can.......that's just awesome :D
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Post by andyfanshawe » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:58 pm

Found this under the drivers seat

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Not the proper tool kit is it? If it is, whats missing?

Onto the softtop..

Bought this from local motor factors

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Masked off and scrubbed twice with the cleaner (especially on the green bits!)

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Took some getting rid of the cleaner with a hose pipe, but looks gorgeous now.

Oh, thanks to Stu who sent me an ashtray! :) Now fitted and looks sexy! Well, perhaps not that sexy, but,.....you know what i mean!! Hahaha
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Re: Project 2006 Z4 - restoration (Enjoy!)

Post by andyfanshawe » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:02 pm

enzed4 wrote:Great thread :thumbsup: How did you learn to plastic weld? Must be very useful with the cost of replacement parts, especially the hard to find bits (or in some cases nigh on impossible to find).
Keep up the great work, I'm enjoying following the progress.
Hi ensed4.
Amazing what you can learn on youtube!! I spend hours learning stuff on there! And waste hours also...
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Re: Project 2006 Z4 - restoration (Enjoy!)

Post by JINGLE » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:07 pm

i need to clean my soft top again as some green is showing, but the weather is crap :(

love updates on this thread keep em coming :D
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Re: Project 2006 Z4 - restoration (Enjoy!)

Post by Worcester_spoon » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:32 pm

andyfanshawe wrote:Oh, thanks to Stu who sent me an ashtray! :) Now fitted and looks sexy! Well, perhaps not that sexy, but,.....you know what i mean!! Hahaha
You're very welcome, glad it fits, but a sexy ashtray?!? :wub:
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Re: Project 2006 Z4 - restoration (Enjoy!)

Post by Marlon » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:35 pm

andyfanshawe wrote:Found this under the drivers seat

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Not the proper tool kit is it? If it is, whats missing?
Yep, thats the proper tool kit all right - its missing a bunch of spare fuses and a screw driver :wink:
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Post by skelters » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:35 am

Locking wheel nut key thing too.
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Post by enzed4 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:19 am

Here you go andy, I think this is the complete kit. Towing eye, phillips/flat head screwdriver (reversible), assorted fuses, 13mm/10mm crescent, allan key for manual opening/locking of the soft top, and the wheel puzzle nut.
Not sure if the puzzle nut and allan key are part of the tool kit as such, but it seems to be where people keep them.
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