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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:53 PM
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:03 AM
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i think ill need an exhaust manifold gasket, but other then that everything i need is cosmetic. i need a trunk lid, passenger door handle, door insets recovered and hopefully pain it someday.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:18 AM
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So, Ill say it..
You've done a helluva job!
Give yourself credit and big pat on the back.
Now go destroy some oregonian chive with that E36.


Double check the torque on your exhaust nuts.. Sometimes they back off a bit with time and vibration.

Get m3 headers.. or Euro headers.. since you gotta pull your exhaust manifolds to replace the gasket..
you can swap for more "Uuuuuuunnngh"
I have a black m3 trunk lid.. (?) if you need it.
And, I swear to god I have a pass handle up at the Dojo.

Door panels are relatively simple.. Its just overwhelming when you look at em..

You could get your panels done for cheap.. Go cruise by upholstery shops.. dont stop until you make a friend.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:22 AM
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ok ill tighten them down, i got quoted at 100 + material for the door panels , and yes actually, there are 0 coupe trunk lids for sale within a 3 hour drive of here.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:58 AM
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ok ill tighten them down
just a little tappy, a tap tap tap-eroo over torque spec.

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i got quoted at 100 + material for the door panels , and yes actually, there are 0 coupe trunk lids for sale within a 3 hour drive of here.
Thats not bad.. Go ahead and have em do it.
Tell them NO HOT GLUE GUNS!

Secret adhesive.. Black RTV.

Ok.. I've got a trunk lid with your name on it then.
Whats wrong with yours?
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I can confirm that hot glue guns do NOT work for door panels. The glue only lasts for a little while before separating again, which is why I've done mine twice. 2nd time around I used a 2-part epoxy.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:09 AM
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I can confirm that hot glue guns do NOT work for door panels. The glue only lasts for a little while before separating again, which is why I've done mine twice. 2nd time around I used a 2-part epoxy.
Ive been rebuilding.. (yes, rebuilding) dove grey panels.
Some sick, twisted, closet-case, MF'r used about 2 POUNDS of hot glue
in a futile attempt to "glue" these door, and rear panels back together.

(Have pics somewhere.. going to make a panel rehab thread.)

I would hate to think a upholstery shop would do this.

I tried the A/B epoxy.. Gets too stiff, brittle with age.
I found Black RTV works magic.

Mine is a little different.. But, it looks like this.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:12 AM
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yeah i tried to do one insert on my own.. didnt go well.

Well ya see. my turnk lid had been smashed a bit when i bought it, so i bought a replacement one that i did not notice was from a 4 door because the badges were removed and i didnt give it any thought. i then decided to cut the two apart making one good trunk lid, if any of you are fimilier with how different the two actually are you will know it did not go to well at all and now a chunk of it is being held on with duck tape...
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:19 AM
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Hybrid trunk lid pic request!

Ok, you win. I'm putting your name on my black M3 trunk lid.
I cant let you roll like that after all this work.

Ugh.. I hate name dropping.. i feel like Im just furthering SEO for these companies..
But, Automotive touchup.com has rattle cans of color matched paint.
You can pick em up cheap.. match your color, sand, prep, paint and seal.

Voilà!
A M3 trunk lid that matches your car.
Give it about a month to cure, then color sand your whole car.. It will look NEW.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:55 AM
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thats great to know you can get good tough up paint these days, i will hopefully be respraying the car this summer but who knows if i will get around to it.

as for the trunk lid how much you want for it? what do you think shipping will be? THANKS
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I've heard good things about Automotive Touchup. A good friend of mine used their product with great success.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:15 AM
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thats great to know you can get good tough up paint these days, i will hopefully be respraying the car this summer but who knows if i will get around to it.

as for the trunk lid how much you want for it? what do you think shipping will be? THANKS
Dont get a cheap re-spray. You'll be bummed.
I think if you color sanded your car, you would freak out.

Whats fair to you?
I can get it anywheres.

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I've heard good things about Automotive Touchup. A good friend of mine used their product with great success.
So your buddy knows when to slow down, and be patient?
often times, its the persons ability(ies) that result in fine work.

You would be surprised how many people jump the gun.
Ever seen a kid start gluing a model together and work too quick?

I just got a case of Cosmos Black sent from them.. I'll be scrutinizing it.
Seems like they have their stuff together.

Well see after some prep, sanding, prep, sanding, base, sanding, paint, etc..
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Odd.. look what just got bumped..

Door panel repair.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=114629
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Old 06-28-2012, 11:29 AM
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sadly i am past repairing the paint job as the clear coat is pealing off the roof and quarters i have painted a few in the past with a cheep gun and cheep paint and ive got the basics down enough to get a good result with a good gun high quality paint.

As for the trunk lid what are you thinking? i was hoping to stay under $100 but with shipping i dont know if that will be doable.
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2000 grit sandpaper.. and buy some clear coat from ATU.. (link in previous post)
mask
prep
sand trouble areas
prep
clear coat.. as many times as you want.. or until you run out of clear.
let cure for a few weeks..

Come back to it
prep
mask
prep
color sand

If you take your time, and work efficiently.
It will be reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeal fckin' close.

Since you know how to paint.. Im assuming you have good pressure-control/can-control.

trunk lid-ery..
Yeah, it would be over 100 with shipping
(thinking, do I have any reason to head to OR anytime soon?)
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trunk lid-ery..
Yeah, it would be over 100 with shipping
(thinking, do I have any reason to head to OR anytime soon?)
Yes. To deliver a trunk lid, apparently.
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So I can kill as many of these:


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You could just use the trunk lid. Cover a lot more birds than that rock.
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Nothing that will show scale.. for all we know that rock is freakin' HUGE.
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Agreed, but if it's that big (bigger than a trunk lid), you probably won't be able to lift it. Roll it, maybe......
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Voilà, Le Trébuchet!


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Yes. To deliver a trunk lid, apparently.
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all kidding aside, what do you need to have it shipped to me and keep you happy
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If I've got a reason to come up north, I'll just have you chip in for gas money..
If i gotta ship it, I can go square and send it thru FedPS, but its gonna be 'spensive.
Or I can buy it a bus ticket and you can grab it from the bus stop.

Let me check my schedule.. I'll give you more info.

Either way.. it looks like your getting a trunk lid.
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ok let me know when you got a plan home slice. im going to keep looking on craigslist to save us both the hassle but checking evey day for the past three weeks has turned up nothing so far.
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i want to do a power steering flush, does it make sense to drain all the fluid out or is that take more work then its worth, is it better just to change out the stuff in the tank? link to a good wright up??
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