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  1. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    Markos, All true (your comparisons) other than one detail. The batteries do require cooling- there are small in and outs which need to be chained together and sent through a pump and tiny radiator. The Drive unit also has coolant with a small radiator. This is not a huge deal, but does give it...
  2. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    Thanks guys, It was really great to meet you guys in person, share BMW stories and show you the project. You are welcome any time. Come back in a month or two when we have brakes and a battery box and we can take turns circling the complex! Cheers! Paul
  3. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    Our new axles finally arrived. Since the Tesla parts department consists entirely of t-shirts and wheels, you can't buy an inner portion of an axle. So I purchased a pair of axle assemblies, cut the inner boot and pulled the inner, discarding a lot of good parts. Lee and the folks at The...
  4. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    Oh my goodness that's the greatest thing I have ever seen! I'm excited to see the process- Tyler's done a lot of it, and I will just be ready to jump in with the cigar as needed.
  5. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    Boy it’s been a busy week at work but we’ve still managed to make some nice progress. Driver side fender is welded and looking great. We’ll lead the seams after the rest of the work is done. We also got the driver’s rockers finished. I opted for custom fabricated outers which will be painted...
  6. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    Today we got the Tesla drive unit up and running. Using a sweet race car-style switch board, 320 volts of DC power and a controller from 057 Technologies, we got her running today. Ignore the clicking sound- it's literally the paper plate scraping against the side of the motor:) Early next...
  7. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    Making more progress on suspension. The guys at Ground Control do a fantastic job modifying the factory strut insert into their coilover setup. There’s a nice amount of adjustment to geometry up top as well as ride height and of course the Koni damper adjustment.
  8. JetDexter

    1974 3.0 CS Electric

    Sorry mane I miss understood how you were comparing the VW rack. Yes, Barry it’s true, the arms do need to be modified to be shorter. I have created brackets (relocating the connection point) for this for testing, but actually this week or next we are shortening the arm itself. Where the tie...
  9. JetDexter

    1974 3.0 CS Electric

    Hi Mane, yes, the VW Golf MK3 rack works great, but it's actually not flipped. Since VW steers from behind like the E9 it was a pretty simple solution. I really wanted to use a BMW rack, but those are all front steer. I did see the guy in Australia convert his E9 to front steer. I am very...
  10. JetDexter

    1970 2800CS restosortof

    Thanks Gary- I was thinking that there may be a limit to the length of the extension (like sucking through a long straw), but I suppose that so long as the hose is running vertically this shouldn't be an issue. In that well opposite the wiper does sound perfect. Thanks again!
  11. JetDexter

    1970 2800CS restosortof

    Gary, as it has already been established, this is an amazing build. I think you could bring back Restomod with this. (Actually I am so out of touch that I didn't know it was an "out" term). I love your remote reservoirs and mount. I need to check exactly how far remote you can go with those as...
  12. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    Discovered that one of the very costly new fenders had been damaged and repaired. Could have been years ago in Poland, or could have been months ago in Pomona. I asked Ben at CSI about it and he didn’t really give me an answer, so they may have dropped it and repaired it. It wasn’t a big deal...
  13. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    I might just think about adding that Stephen!
  14. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    We made some progress on the in-dash display. I am wanting to keep the classic look of the dash, but modern things up just a tad. Replacing the Tach section with our digital display. Showing MPH, Battery pull or charge, miles left on battery charge, regular or "insane" mode, cruise speed and...
  15. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    More work fitting the last of the inner fenders pieces now that we are aligning with hood and fenders. All the pieces are in but the short piece that spans from the firewall to the fender.
  16. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    Wrapped up the inner fender work and started working on lining up hood to fenders to doors. That’ll take quite a bit of time. It’s starting to look like a shark again!
  17. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    We finally have full floors! Today the last section of floor went in. Tomorrow we grind welds, brush and clean everything up and etch prime. Right now they are floors only a mother could love:)
  18. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    We did some test fitting of one of the new fenders and it is looking good. It is odd how the fit in a couple of places is pretty rough, like the rain gutter and the headlight bottom. But compared to what we have had to deal with it is nothing and the important stuff lines up beautifully.
  19. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    Dang was closest with “Tunnel” though I found that to be a bit vague LOL. He gets half a beer:) Since I have no differential, my rear suspension subframe mount no longer exists (as the differential is a bridge to form the mounting “tee” of the subframe). So I had to replicate that tee forward...
  20. JetDexter

    1974 BMW CSE

    Not quite the right answer yet- though one was very close. I'll give it till later this afternoon then I'll put a photo of it installed with the explanation. I guarantee it will be a "yes, of course" situation (and it's not overly technical).
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