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Old 09-22-2009, 02:08 AM   #31
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http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...974206&page=97

become a member there, post your VIN on that thread and the guy will email you back with everything.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:52 AM   #32
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Pretty sure you could just get the same list if you ask next time you are at the dealer. That's where I got mine for my car.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:35 PM   #33
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become a member there, post your VIN on that thread and the guy will email you back with everything.
That's where I got mine from. Easy as pie.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:06 AM   #34
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Pretty sure you could just get the same list if you ask next time you are at the dealer. That's where I got mine for my car.


You can, I decoded a bunch of members vin's on here when I worked at BMW.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:07 AM   #35
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Also, great looking touring, I still want one of these!
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:57 AM   #36
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Thanks, I like my money pit too.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:35 PM   #37
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Ordered stainless steel DOT approved bake lines today and full UUC Sway bar set up front and rear from Elephant. Looking for a nice spring. I'd like a cross between H&R Race and Sports with about a 1.25 to 1.50 drop all around.

I've been reading that the VOGTLAND might be right? anyone running these here? I'd be running them with my current Blistein Sports.

I'll take some pics.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:50 AM   #38
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Thought I'd throw up a long overdue update:

Picked up UUC Sway Kit and H&R Race springs from Elephant. Car has been on my lift since my last posts and finally last week I cleaned my garage to make room and put the rear end back togther and it's back on the car.

Put the rear UUC Sway bar on with all mountings, hooked e-brakes back up and all that's left to do is hook up the brake lines, put in the H&R race springs, bleed the brakes then move to the front.

I also put a feeler forsale add up but am honestly completely torn. Prior to putting the rear back on it was just taking up space, but since I've been working on it again and have put on over $1.5k in new parts I'm thinking of just taking my time and getting it cherry till I can afford the insurance Feb11.

I've also cleaned up any surface rust on the bottom of the car and Por15'd it. Once the car is back on the ground there will be NO rust anywhere. I've removed the rear hydro's from the car also as they are not needed because of the springs.

I also have an unmoletested wiring harnes so I can confirm what my heater and radio hookups should look like.

I'll take some pics of my progress this weekend.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:06 AM   #39
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Another long overdue update:

Got any trace of rust around the rear spring mounts cleaned and added a fresh coat of POR15 so the car is approximately 99.99% rust free. I wont claim 100% because who knows.

I also managed to get the rear subframe and trailing arms put back together and back on the car, however it is still up on my lift. The brakes are back on and all lines are connected, so I'm hoping it's back on the ground this weekend. The rear UUC sway bar is on and just have to set up the links.

One problem I encountered when pushing out the bushings for the trailing arms was the I bent the left rear one slightly, however I picked up a mint pair but decided to fix and reinforce the ones on the car, so I weld on some plates to stiffen them and a horizontal support. However in doing so it binds on my fuel fill hose, so I'm gong to have to cut the horizontal support off of the Right Rear. Not a biggie.

I can't wait to have it back on the ground.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:59 AM   #40
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Slooowwwwww progressss

Between wanting to sell the car because I have not time, to not wanting to sell it, to not getting updated pics, to keeping it and working on it over the winter so I can dd it next summer... I'm at a stand still.

Got a bit of time this weekend to make a little more room in my garage. Got one of my project mini's out of the way to free up a spot.

Put the touring up on the lift to put the bumpers back on and notice a rust spot that I wasn't too fond of. So out it comes.

I've welded on the patch and will post pics when I take some.... so could be 8 months.
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:12 AM   #41
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update sept6/11

Made some progress this long weekend and I think after working on the car and falling for it again.... it's most likely off the market.

Anyways, fixed the rust spot as identified in last post and rocker guarded the rear valance, painted my exhuast flat black, picked up manual window parts and door shadow line (is that what it's called) from ACPperformance (Alex), blacked out my kidney's and fixed a few chips in the paint.











Hopefully I'll be able to get the white bumpers and lip (thanks 411) on this week.

I'm also fabbing up a new bracket for the front windows as the glass is different between the auto and manual windows. I've fabbed up the back which works 100% and will hopefully get around to the front tonight.

I'm also thinking of sandblasting and powder coating the bottle caps, either beige to match my interior, black, or deep red...
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Old 09-07-2011, 03:58 AM   #42
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awesome work glad you fell in love with her again! Koodos for attacking that rust!
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:15 AM   #43
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awesome work glad you fell in love with her again! Koodos for attacking that rust!
Thanks Dave, guess I just needed to spend some time with her.

I got the rear bumper on last night. I left the bumpers white right now but to see how it looks, but may paint black depending on conclusion.

For those with tourings the rear re-bar inside the bumper is different than standard due to the trailer hitch. Mine was cut when the rear m-tech was modified originaly so I needed a new one (thanks 411). The normal re-bar has two raised ribs for strenght straight down the middle that hit the trailer hitch that recesses into the bumper.

Not too happy with the spray can of color match paint I had mixed up as it's more gun metal than black. Waste of $28.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:36 AM   #44
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Did you POR the inside of the patch as well? I've also been patching this summerl... let's just say my task was a little bit more extensive than yours! I think it will be fine.

Another thing I recommended is using a black seam sealer on the inside of the patches over top the POR.

After not being able to find a driver side rocker panel I 'simply' made due with cutting out the bad spots and fabricating all new patches. It took about 18 - 20 hours over 2 weeks but it's nearly done. I'm pretty proud of how well it's turned out, I'll have to take some pics shortly.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:51 AM   #45
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good work, hold on to er. when you say shadowline, what parts did you get?
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