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Rack City B*tch

larryt

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The car is getting closer and closer to being able to be driven, but the closer i get the more i see there is to do! this weekend i managed to fit some important bits and address some of the questionable wiring from the previous owners.

 

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quick pic of it up on the stands, really nice to have the car in the garage and i can work on it in the dry!

 

so the first job was to replace the horrible track rods and center section. i didnt get a picture of the before but i removed the whole steering assembly including the box and gave it all a good clean up before refit.

 

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going to be nice to have full adjustment on the tracking finally and be able to get it to track in a straight line finally! 

 

i have a before picture of the wiring we found under the dash ! :/ see below if you dare

 

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crazy amounts of rubbish! not even sure what the previous owner was trying to achieve but it wasnt working for me either way.. time to strip it all back to the essentials. this job took me much longer than i wanted but i needed to make sure it was correct. pretty happy with the results.

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everything nice and tidy, everything that wasnt needed was removed and all the connections checked and headshrinked to protect them.

 

fitted the pedal box back in aswell (see above photo) this includes the cleaned and new sealed clutch slave, just waiting for the brake master!

 

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i sent the hubs off to my man big tony :D he helped me out massivly and pressed the new longer studs in for me! as im running these magnesium wheels, the face of them is much deeper than usual and the offset means i needed to press a super long stud in, room for spacers and safely being able to tighten the lugs up.

 

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rebuilt the hubs (excuse the overspray on the coilovers.. i need to get some thinners and remove this. 

 

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cheeky test fit.. think its gonna look real smart when its rollin'.

 

james and dad helped me out over the past few weekends, james's old man came down and took a few photos of the boys at work

 

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if youre wondering where i am.. im underneath the car trying to get things off or put something on! hahah

 

next job: get the windows fitted and start fitting up the new carpets and seats! 

 



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Glad to see a few more posts on the project, really looking good and you are taking the time to make sure everything is perfect.

 

excited to see the finishing. Where did you / will you get the carpets from?

 

cheers!

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11 hours ago, Roark said:

Glad to see a few more posts on the project, really looking good and you are taking the time to make sure everything is perfect.

 

excited to see the finishing. Where did you / will you get the carpets from?

 

cheers!

thanks roark! just making sure everything is done to the best standard i can, got a few more bits done last night and will probably be down again tonight.. no rest for the wicked :blink:

 

i got the carpets from a guy in the UK who makes sets for all BMW's. i think they were about £220 for a full set and they are really nice quality. i fitted the tunnel carpet last night so i can start working on the center console 

 

i'll try to get some pictures for you 

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Thats great look forward to seeing the finished product!

Good luck for tonight, hope the weather holds out for you to get  a lot done!

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Looking great Larry.

 

I'm down in Sussex and I'm slowly getting round to starting my restoration. Really impressed how quickly you're doing this now, I'm sure it doesn't feel that way to you though!

 

Have you got a link for the carpets?

 

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Also after the link for the carpets, mine were originally blue, but ended up grey after becoming faded by the sun.

 

 

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On 30/05/2017 at 2:24 PM, toctoc said:

Looking great Larry.

 

I'm down in Sussex and I'm slowly getting round to starting my restoration. Really impressed how quickly you're doing this now, I'm sure it doesn't feel that way to you though!

 

Have you got a link for the carpets?

 

 

hello sir! sorry i didnt see this post till today. would love to come down and see your car! im in tunbridge wells so not far at all. where abouts are you?

 

i will try to get an email address for the guy who makes the carpets, they are really good quality and look fantastic, i have fitted the center tunnel carpet so i can mock up my console and it looks great! 

 

5 hours ago, Dave Jones said:

Also after the link for the carpets, mine were originally blue, but ended up grey after becoming faded by the sun.

 

 

hi dave, as above i will try to find the link for you and post it here on this blog 

 

thanks for taking the time to read the blog 

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Hey Guys,

mom case you never knew and if youre in the states,

Esty, a very active forum member and 02 aficionado makes carpets too.

Check here

 

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On ‎02‎/‎06‎/‎2017 at 4:25 PM, larryt said:

 

hello sir! sorry i didnt see this post till today. would love to come down and see your car! im in tunbridge wells so not far at all. where abouts are you?

 

i will try to get an email address for the guy who makes the carpets, they are really good quality and look fantastic, i have fitted the center tunnel carpet so i can mock up my console and it looks great! 

 

hi dave, as above i will try to find the link for you and post it here on this blog 

 

thanks for taking the time to read the blog 

 

Thanks for the link, I'm in Horsham so not too far from Tunbridge Wells. I'm just getting round to starting on my 1602 so I could do with the advise!

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2 hours ago, toctoc said:

 

Thanks for the link, I'm in Horsham so not too far from Tunbridge Wells. I'm just getting round to starting on my 1602 so I could do with the advise!

 

thats about 20 minutes from me!

 

give me a text if you need anything 070403246444

 

cheers 

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