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      08-16-2020, 10:31 PM   #89
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MPOWER5266 Has there been any recent activity on the E9?
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      08-17-2020, 09:17 AM   #90
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MPOWER5266 Has there been any recent activity on the E9?
Body shop owners and contractors always have the best excuses. Our body guy has had like 9 grandmothers die since hes had the car. Its in the booth and should have color on it this week. *fingers crossed*
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      08-18-2020, 09:49 AM   #91
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So as of mid day yesterday, the textured undercoating was applied.

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This should have been applied yesterday and the clear should be going on now. I hope for more updates today.

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      08-18-2020, 04:15 PM   #92
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We have base coat.

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Looks great!
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Love it! I admire anyone who tackles such a project.....looks great!

(At first glance, I thought that one pic was of a house paintbrush in the can
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I went in person to check on the car last night and its looking good. He going to button some stuff up and I hope to have it back home this weekend to start putting it back together.

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I was really impressed with how well the front end repair turned out.

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Stay tuned, more to come soon.

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She’s a beaut!
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      08-20-2020, 11:24 AM   #97
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She’s a beaut!
Its getting there. Its not going to be a Pebble Beach car but its going to turn heads at Cars and Coffee. Haha.
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      08-21-2020, 03:33 PM   #98
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Its home.

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Time to get to work.

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I really need to get the wheels swapped.

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Proper as hell. Love this thread
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Straight and pretty.

I was going to ask about the wheels. Not sure if you've mentioned this earlier in the thread - what are the plans for wheels and tires?
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Straight and pretty.

I was going to ask about the wheels. Not sure if you've mentioned this earlier in the thread - what are the plans for wheels and tires?
The OEM 14's.
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Damn....love the E9 body shape! Sooo distinctive!

Great color choice, especially with the chrome...really pops!
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Wonderful E9 CSL auction on BAT to follow...

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-bmw-3-0csl-3/

OP, I’m sure yours will look just as nice when you’re done.

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The OEM 14's.
...with Michelin classic 175 HR 14 XAS tires?
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...with Michelin classic 175 HR 14 XAS tires?
Not that OEM. Haha.

215/60-14.

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We moved the e9 to a corner of the shop where it would be out of the way, but we could still work on it. Since its not going to move for a little while I started to work on the drivers seat. Its in pretty bad shape compared to the others but I think I can fix it up. It will be passable. I did a little test spot with the brush and cleaner, pretty encouraging results.

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I started on the seat bottom of the e9's drivers seat. The cleaning alone helped a ton.

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There were some bad creases and small tears so I played with some filler I had from the kit I used on my M3 seats. Put a couple light coats of the filler on, dried it with the heat gun and sanded smooth. After that I put a few coats of dye on. I am pretty happy with the results.

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After that, I started on the seat back and the bolster damage. This is going to take a lot more filler and sanding. I am not sure that I can make this passable, but our interior guy said he could replace the panel and I could dye it to match. Since that is possible I figured Id give it a shot.

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...I figured Id give it a shot.
Heck yeah! If it works, it works, if not, you were probably going to replace it anyhow. Best time to experiment and learn.
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Heck yeah! If it works, it works, if not, you were probably going to replace it anyhow. Best time to experiment and learn.
Eventually I will have the interior redone, and maybe in a dark red. For not I want to keep the original leather as long as possible since new leather is not this nice.
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