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11 hours ago, Rich said:

this looks like a really sweet place to be able to work on your car, its like a BMW wild life preserve, enjoy

 

It is a little slice of heaven :)

 

Ed

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It is a little slice of heaven
 
Ed

Looks great Ed. I can’t wait to see it.


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Have a media blaster lined up, but he can't get to the car right away. We started removing paint on the easy sections. The nylon woven discs don't last long. Then we had a hiccup with the chassis dolly 😩

 

Still... we are moving forward. 

 

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How did you support rear of car to remove rear sub frame? How hard was it to get two big bushings off their pins?

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The car was supported on the lift with a 2x12" board spanning in front of the subframe. Removing the subframe was easy. The nuts on all the hangers were not stuck. The subframe bushings slid right off the pins. 

 

Ed

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OK thanks. I think the wide board is the ticket - I was wary of just using a jack.

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Oh yes, keep in mind we were utilizing a lift which simplified the whole process. The car was set on the 2x12, we loosened  the subframe nuts and lifted the car off the subframe... easy peasy. Afterwards, the car weighs very little and can be lifted/maneuvered quite easily.

 

Ed

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Not having a lift, I would drop diff to lighten load, support car and then drop sub-frame with floor jack.

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After removing the paint from the easy-to-get-to areas, I found one last area of rust. The driver's side rear fender where the panel is spot welded to the trunk floor. The rear bumper lays over top of this area.  So, broke out the slitting disc, removed the cancer, cut a new piece and welded it up. 

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Weird reflection in this finished picture... complex curves

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Its off to the media blaster next week. 

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Hi Ed, Just checking in on the progress after a several weeks away and wow, just wow! It's really coming along. You must feel great about the results after so much work. Keep the updates coming, they are inspiring and educational.

 

Brian

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Another milestone day. After weeks of delay trying to get the car media blasted, I was able to pick it up and get it to the paint shop. It took some effort to blow out and shop vac all the blast media.... it gets everywhere!

 

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It's prepped for primer in that collapsible paint booth for the evening. 

 

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Front wheel wells are in superb condition 😎

 

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So pleased to be to this point. The car looks great. 

 

Ed

 

 

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