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5 hours ago, 02Les said:

 

While you're in there, take a look under the carpet covering the suspension turrets. You never know what may be hiding under there.

Here was mine........now fixed.

 

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Luckily my turrets seem fine since they were repaired maybe 15 to 20 years ago. My plan is to do a temporary fix while I'm in germany by removing some of the black coating / paint with a wire brush, cleaning up the rust, then sealing it with some body / seam sealer for now. Once I'm back in the US next year, I'll assess what needs to be cut out and welded. 

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Glass man showed up and installed front and rear with no problems in and out in two hours...couple more days and I’ll be at the finish line.

My view today here at Mid-America in Eureka Springs, Arkansas 

Installed new black door cards and picked up my re-Done seats waiting on new carpet kit to install seats in my baur...

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8 hours ago, TVeye said:

 

Awesome. I think you inspired an expenditure.

Only slow guys don't respect brakes :)

 

 

To be fair, and in full disclosure, this is the front part of the Massive Rallye brake kit for the e30m3.  I got the rear part, too.  The fronts require the use of at least 16" wheels, and I'm using it with a 25mm master cylinder bolted to the e30m3 booster.  My car is a little bit different...

 

Having said that, Holy crap is there a lot of brake force now on tap.

 

I know that Marshall has some Wilwoods up front at least on his M2- his build thread is awesome...

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1 hour ago, irdave said:

 

To be fair, and in full disclosure, this is the front part of the Massive Rallye brake kit for the e30m3.  I got the rear part, too.  The fronts require the use of at least 16" wheels, and I'm using it with a 25mm master cylinder bolted to the e30m3 booster.  My car is a little bit different...

 

Having said that, Holy crap is there a lot of brake force now on tap.

 

I know that Marshall has some Wilwoods up front at least on his M2- his build thread is awesome...

Yes indeed. If there is one criticism of the original spec on these cars it is the binders. Yeah, I know they were not marketed as high performance  ( I purchased a new one in 1972) but had they followed Porsche’s lead on stopping power many more would have found the way to Trans-Am , and a lot of folks here wouldn’t be going aftermarket 

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Got the new lower section of the door frame welded in.

The new flange got clamped against some box section, so we were sure it's flush with the existing frame.

Clamping it down pretty tight also made sure the gap stayed nice and consistent.

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Fully welded

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And grinded smooth, minimal filler will be needed!

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The window frame brackets got spot welded again

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showing the before and after :)

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New drain hole, we drilled them a little closer to the edge. But not completely as we plan on running a bead of sealant in the corner of the frame and skin

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Spent a few hours tapping out little dents and dings in the kidney grill, file down lightly to shape, wet sand 200 then 400, finally wadding compound polish to blend. Will spend more time on it, but nice for now. Also turned a mangled driver side grill into and decent 20/20 grill😄. Passenger side (thanks @coloincaalpineDQ!) took a whole lot less time to pretty up. 
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20 hours ago, D.martijn said:

 

New drain hole, we drilled them a little closer to the edge. But not completely as we plan on running a bead of sealant in the corner of the frame and skin

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I literally took half a cup of POR15 and sloshed it around the bottom of the door when i had to replace 2 doors due to rust! 

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Removed mystery headers, added Alpina SS headers (expensive reps). Am happy again. 

 

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I left them uncoated...thought they would look cool after a few heat cycles and some time in the elements. Sure does get hot under the lid though. 

 

 

Thinking it might be time for some GC coilovers, and some carbon fiber body parts. Maybe some paint too. And a wild EFI system. 

 

 

Who knows. 

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Chamonix ‘73

 

Kicking myself for not taking a before pic.

The panel gap between the right fender (cheap aftermarket) and door (OEM) was horrible (6-8mm)! Door to Quarter gap is set to 3mm. It was time to do something about it. 
 

I started by fitting the fender and marking the contour of the door leading edge at an appropriate setback on the fender. I chose  150mm. I then cut the two tack welds and unfolded the hem at the trailing edge of the fender. A bit of hammer and dolly work to rough the panel straight”ish”. Then I tacked the outer panel to the inner framework. 

 

Marked/trimmed the panel to 145mm from my lines and tacked on a piece of welding rod “proud” of the panel by 1mm or so to create the radius at the end of the panel and close the gap to the fender a smidge. 
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plenty of hammer/dolly work yet to do, but I’m closing the gap on this project. 😄

 

 

The cylinder head is at the machine shop for a bath/Leak check/skim.

 

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And I now have a set of appropriately constructed axles to connect the E21 LSD to the 2002 trailing arms. 

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