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  1. Bump - still on the fence about this one. I'm back on the horse and plan to make slow progress, but competing priorities continue to get in the way. I'd like to see this car on the road and don't have to be the one to get it there. If someone is looking for a great start to a project, this is it.
  2. Those bushings for the trailing arms are different. They're cased in metal as opposed to just being rubber. Steve at Blunttech ( @BLUNT ) was able to hook me up with a set no problem a few years back. I'm sure either he or @wegweiser could get a set on the way to you. Off topic, but what's your vin? always excited to locate another 67!
  3. This thread has been going for seven years. Wow. Is 2020 the year? Starting to get reoriented to begin the build. First order of business is figuring out what else needs to be done on the body. I’ve found some flaws - some that were pre existing and to be rectified once the car is closer to “done” and some that have cropped up due to storage. The paint is filthy and will need a correction from sitting for so long. Probably what we’ll do is to wait on any kind of paint correction and touch up till it’s mostly built to avoid having to go back again to fix scratches and dings. The front and rear suspension are 90%, but I think they’re coming off to be redone. The front needs reinforcement plates welded on, and the POR15 paint job doesn’t look great, so maybe I’ll send it all off for powder coating....and if it’s all apart maybe I’ll swap the brand new (but 9 year old) poly bushings out for rubber. How is is it possible to have scope creep on scope creep? here are some photos of its condition at the “restart” of the build. I took some videos, will upload to YouTube and post later on. happy new year!
  4. More cleaning today. Shop vac got most of the loose dirt and such up. Used some ancient Foaming Clorox bathroom cleaner that is tearing up all the dirt and grime. Let it soak then used plastic bristle and steel bristle harbor freight tooth brushes to agitate and wipe away with paper towels. We still have a lot to clean, but the first pass turned out really well. Before After
  5. By first part of October I totally meant first part of December... Better late than never! This thing is nasty. It’s essentially been collecting dust since January of 2014 - and for about a year of that it got covered in bondo dust from a body shop that we shared a wall with. Going to have to do a lot of careful cleaning before we can even think about reassembly. But it will clean up really well. I can’t wait.
  6. I'm going to be offering Free shipping (or $20 off) on the custom fitted fender aprons $220 shipped for an 2002/1600, e28 & e24 apron $210 shipped for an e30 apron I'll work on a better discount for combined orders. https://bmwworkshopaprons.blogspot.com
  7. Took a couple weekends off, but we were back this morning. Got the door handles and wiper linkage Pulled and generally straightened everything up. Bagged and tagged some stray parts and did some organizing in the barn. we’re dangerously close to being able to send the car for paint. I’d like to do more cleaning - lots of loose dirt and grime in the cabin and engine bay. Might be a good thanksgiving project. only one photo today. I pulled the rear shocks off the subframe to make it easier to roll around the barn. These are only 5 years old, not many miles, but were super nasty. A little tlc and they look almost good as new.
  8. I’ll take them if the sale falls thru - need 4
  9. Baly and I removed the front and rear sub frames from Frogger and installed @eurotrash 's dollies. (thanks for letting me borrow them Jason!) Want the short version? Check out the time lapse -> Started out by pulling the front sub frame which we had prepped previously. It was only held on by the strut mount nuts and front two sub frame bolts. The driver side bolt didn't want to come out - the rear had flexed making it hard to get a wrench on the bolt head. Pulled those + the steering coupler and out it dropped. I learned from my mistakes trying to reinstall the sub frame and decided to pick up some M10x1.5 110mm bolts to turn into guide pins. I don't have a vise at the barn- and i need to install one. But I came up with a hillbilly solution to this Bavarian problem: Que gratuitous slo-mo shot of sparks: IMG_0428.mov IMG_0428.mov Guide pins slotted and installed, then we dropped the body down onto the front dolly. We found it best to snug the pins all the way in, then get the body close to the dolly and unscrew the pins into the holes and drop the body the rest of the way. The dolly didn't sit flush at first, but it flattened itself out later on. We used the stock bolts to fasten, but they're a little long. Shouldn't be a problem - even with the car raised in the air the dolly doesn't move. It would have probably been a bit more ideal to shim with some washers or buy shorter bolts for a more snug fit. We'd prepped the back for removal a few weeks prior - or so I thought. I had PB blaster'd the sub frame bolts and the diff carrier bushings as well as disconnecting the hard brake lines at the wheel cylinder. Unfortunately I forgot about the soft brake lines (body to trailing arm) and the ebrake cables. Big whoops. Big big whoops. With the rear loose, i didn't feel comfortable getting in there to remove the very stretched soft lines - so i pulled out the dremel again and sliced them in the middle. From there I tried to pull the rear brakes apart to let the ebrake cables dangle. Double unfortunately dropping the subframe a few inches activated the ebrake and made it impossible to get the drums off. I loosened the cables inside and tried to pull the cables out - but they both got stuck at the end of the tubes. But at this point i had enough slack to pull the drums and disconnect the cables to allow everything to drop. With two hurdles jumped, Frogger threw one final problem at us. The botched drop caused the passenger side frame bolt to keep binding in the bushing. After a lot of fiddling I ended up loosening the bushing carrier and beating it all with a dead blow until it came loose. What a mess. Hopefully installation is a much easier reverse of disassembly. Instillation first the rear dolly was similar - a lot of BFH and a lot of swearing, but it’s in place and bolted down! I’m currently basking in the accomplishment of this milestone. Really happy with how it all went and that it’s done. One big step closer to sending it to the body shop. There was a scene in the movie “castaway” where Tom hanks makes fire yelling : “YEEEESSSSSS, LOOK WHAT I HAVE CREATED! I HAVE MADE FIRE! I... HAVE MADE FIRE”. Today I really identify with that scene. I've been putting in lots of 65+ hour weeks at work and haven't had time for things I want to do - especially for old BMW's. Spending time in the barn with a friend, overcoming obstacles, and accomplishing a milestone we've been talking about for months was extremely satisfying. I'm so over the moon right now, I've definitely watched that time lapse about a dozen times tonight. Its pretty great to get to scratch some items off the to do list: Video.mov
  10. those seats are so good! Great job!
  11. Jason Gipson built a set of dollies for his car and loaned them out to a fellow gear buster to use it for his project. Allan finished his project up and met me last night to hand them off. Can’t wait to get frogger’s suspension dropped and these installed.
  12. Had a little bit of progress last Sunday - the windows have come out! Feels like a much bigger milestone than it probably really is. Huge thanks to Ben Weber for his expertise. I’m really good at breaking glass and appreciate the pointers and help getting them removed safely. Glad we took the glass out for this repaint. There is some surface rust on the front, but nothing bad yet. Very happy to catch it in time.
  13. That’s super cool! What are the details on the car? Color, still 6v? Would love to see some pictures. if you need anything - drop me a line!
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