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  1. The original hinges are made of some kind of pot metal. I'm planning on making these out of some aluminum. It should be possible to print the guide plates but I'm not sure it a printer can get the small details right like the little ridge in the center of the guide piece. Yes, there are two kinds of hinges, a "normal" one and one with a section removed. Will be making both pieces. Yeah, it's very nice being able to use these machines after hours (5axis mill, wire edm, sinker edm, lathe, CMM....) I have a couple of other parts in mind as well.. 🙂
  2. Some kind of aluminium foil tape/ chrome tape for the trim on the doorcards. Those doorcards look good, but I'm not sure about the shape of the corner at the top, where there is a cut of for the door locking pin. Looks just angled instead of a wavy line. Hard to explain.Center hole also look rather small compared to the original ones. (I just made a model of my original ones and my door frames. I'm planning on making a set for myself and maybe others if there is interest as well.)
  3. Decided I might have a go at making new Golde sunroof hinges myself. I know you can get them already but why not make them yourself when you have to tools to do so right? Planning on making some a crude mould for the plastic guide pieces. Anyways, today after hours, I measured one on the CMM at work and modelled it in CAD.
  4. Hahaha naah, I'd rather put them on my Touring than make a quick sale I mean, some extra protection cant hurt right? Especially in the seam. When I restored my Golf mk1, some kinde of sealant/stuff oozed out from the seam when powdercoating the rims. Since ithose wheels got completly sandblasted, some minor rust started to form where the powdercoated couldn't fully reach. (It's an industrial compny, no specific wheel repair shop, maybe that's why?) I'm definitely gonna paint the borrani's, just want to be sure they don't start rusting between the barrel and face..
  5. I also have a set of Borranis, 13in 5.5, bought a full set for....20€! crazy deal. I was wondering though, would it be a good idea to get these zincplated as well, before painting? Anyone tried this before, has some insight on this.?
  6. I've had the same problem. As well as clicking and trying to open threads or sections of the forum.
  7. Thanks for the pictures so far! Looks like yours, '76mintgrün'02 sits pretty thight against the inner fenders. I do have a couple of pictures from when it was still installed but they are taken to far away + with my old phone so can't zoom in enough
  8. As there was some interest in how I made the little wiring clamp on the "what did you do today" thread, I decided to also post it over here. I decided to replace the existing ones on the firewall as well. Now that the rain tray isn't installed yet, I should be able to reach them with the long electrodes on the spotwelder. Here's the quick "How to" The original tabs are 15mm by 45mm. I used 0.8mm sheet metal but the original metal that was used is a little thinner. I used the 0.8mm cuz I had it and I think it's less prone to shearing when bending the tab a couple of times. After cutting out the tab, I fold over the edges until I have something like this. One end of the tabs will get hammered flat again so if only one side turns out ok it's good. I then band the two sides up, the side where it gets spotwelded onto the car is a little bigger. I then bend it over on some bar I had laying around. You to need to push it quite a bit for them to move it overall the folded edge maintains pretty good. Bigger side hammer flat again And corners chamfered Repeat several time and you end up with these
  9. Here's a quick "How to" The original tabs are 15mm by 45mm. I used 0.8mm sheet metal but the original metal that was used is a little thinner. I used the 0.8mm cuz I had it and I think it's less prone to shearing when bending the tab a couple of times. After cutting out the tab, I fold over the edges until I have something like this. One end of the tabs will get hammered flat again so if only one side turns out ok it's good. I then band the two sides up, the side where it gets spotwelded onto the car is a little bigger. I then bend it over on some bar I had laying around. You to need to push it quite a bit for them to move it overall the folded edge maintains pretty good. Bigger side hammer flat again And corners chamfered Repeat several time and you end up with these
  10. Made a new engine wiring loom clamp for the washer jet bottle
  11. Hey guys! Do any of you have or could take a few pictures of the rain tray? Especially where the tray meets the inner fenders. There seems to be quite a large gap when I test fit the tray. I'm wondering if this is normal? I do remember it's seamsealed on the inside (facing the firewall) but can't rememer if it's alo sealed towards the engine compartment. Thank you!
  12. Some more work done on the rain tray for the firewall. I filled up the holes I made to remove the spotwelds on both sides of the panel as on it's still in good shap on the sides. The middle however needs to be replaced as it's rusted through. When we removed the panel a few years ago, we damaged the flanges on one side. so I welded on some new flanges. I also noticed the wiring loom clamp at the bracket for the windshield jets had cracked, so I removed the original clamp and made a new one. Still need to spotweld it onto the car
  13. Last update for 2019! I decided to start reparing the original rain/firewall scuttle. I still need to make a pressing form to press in the indentation for the rubber hoses But started on filling in the holes where I drilled out the spotwelds. Also removed the little wiring loom brackets to remove any rust between them and the panel + the back of the clamps as well. Filled spotweld holes and finished top section where it's spotwelded to the middle support piece I'm also looking to buy a set of new copper electrode for the spotwelder so we can reach the fange where it's spotwelded to the inner fender And the removed clamps, Already repaired a few of them. When removing the spotwelds, some got drilled a bit too deep And finally we also repaired the heatshield for the exhaust manifold. The previous owner had but two sections out from the shield.. Small patch panel made and some new hole and voila. I'm considering to also get this plated with some other parts and nuts & bolts
  14. Thank you, yours looks great in one colour! Sonds like you have fun times ahead of you. Is everything else ready to go into the car? Happy holidays to you too!
  15. Small update again. Last weekend we also removed the brake line bracket at the drivers side and replaced a section of metal as it was rusted through. I still need to sandblast the bracket before reattaching it to the inner fender. I has also ordered some more parts, we still needed cooling hoses etc. Ordered all of those, genuine BMW + the according hose clamps as well. I decided to also order the middle console from BMW. I was a bit hesitant since on pictures online there were a lot of wrinkles in the vinyl covering. Well, turns out it's no that bad! 😊 Also made a second order at W&N for some sheet metal for the rear subframe mounting points.
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