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Done with bitumen – finally

Done with bitumen – finally

Cleaned as much I could - rest will be grinded of once new floor will be welded in.     I will be removing windshields, heater core and some other trim this week.    Have a nice Sunday

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Engine is out & started removing exterior trim

Engine is out & started removing exterior trim

Subframes were sandblasted and dipped in anticorrosive coating so that all hollow parts will be protected. Next stage is powder coating for final finish.   Engine is out and I started taking exterior apart.   New floor panels and rear axle supports arrived from W&N  

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Holes&rust

Holes&rust

We removed thick layer of bitumen from inner wheel walls. Found previous repairs were and some rust as well.     Also holes were hiding on both rear axle supports.     Grind of bitumen continues so good 20kg of bitumen was removed.  

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Removing bitumen from floor with dry ice

Removing bitumen from floor with dry ice

Today I applied dry ice on the floor to check out if bitumen removes easier when frozen. I took 30 kg of dry ice and put in several bags for easier placement and ability to move it.     Left it on floor for 1 hour and the floor panels and then try how it peels away. Floor actually freeze from bottom.     I was able to remove big chunks at once so I would definitely suggest to anyone who will be removing bitumen from floor. On my e9 I used ho

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2002 1968 story so far

2002 1968 story so far

Hi guys and girls,   I was advised to open a blog about restoration process of my recently required BMW 2002 so here I am. I am new to writing blog so I am sorry if it will be boring and full of grammar mistakes.   Anyway to introduce myself I come from Slovenia (Europe) and always have a passion about older BMWs… I bought my first BMW when I turned 18 years old – E36 325i cabrio. This was the car to introduce me in the world of car enthusiast. Through this passion I meet sev

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