72 CSi rotisserie restoration

Discussion in 'E9 Projects and Restorations' started by paul, Mar 18, 2018.

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    Hi Paul. The problem is, you make it look so easy. ;) I hope I can match your quality - knowing I will not come close to your pace. Looking great!!!
     
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    I love this thread. As you toggle through the images it's like magic!
     
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    I think W & N need to make repair panels for the inner top edge of the front wings / fenders, lots of work to fabricate them and not even sure if I can fake those little raised ribs in the corner....
     
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    Wladek..............thanks............used ARB High Performance bolts ($440 aus a set not cheap) That is the bracket for A/C compressor. Thanks all for comments
     
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    Sorry for the dumb question - what are the benefits, cylinder head can be removed only after unscrewing nuts? They are reusable because of additional top screws or same as OEM after unbolting/unscrewing only good for trash?
    So, i assume every single bolt you have to torque two times;)
     
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    Oem bolts can be reused !


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    Back onto my teak dash..............used the wife's clothes steamer to wrap it around :cool: some more pics of the engine. We used ARB bolts so if ever decide to supercharge (not likely) don't have to change.
     

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    whoops.....not all pics went thru
     

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    Sunglasses are needed when looking at your polished intake manifold & valve cover - shine bright like a diamond;)
     
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    Week 25 565 hrs. Trunk lid new piece cut and welded inner and outer. Front fenders tops finished and in place........ready for cut out rusted area in lower guard and fit W&N 1/4 panel.
    Inner front guards finished. That will leave only welding up of front fenders and then on to hammering whole car and hopefully off to spray painters on 25th Oct.:):):) this car has had some rust..........not anymore :D
     

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    First of all, great work! Really impressing and thanks for all the pictures! Keep it up!

    What kind of metal shaping tools do you use? I thing I saw a bead roller in some picture but what else?
    Are you a panel beater by trade? Everything looks so easy when you do it. :)
     
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    Hi NilsH........We use water cutting or plasma cutting to shape our 3mm steel work. For our sheet metal work we use bead rollers, Cnc lathe to make dies, we get dies made depending on shape, press with different dies depending on shape, slip rollers, 2 different folders, shrinkers, stretchers, sand bag and English wheel. We have made some of our own tooling for hand forming different shapes. We use spot welder, mig welders, and tig welders and a few different tools for finishing.
    No I am not a panel beater. This is fabrication work........the boys are very good at what they do..................... I hope this helps
     
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    love the work.... a great resto...
     
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    :) thanks Marc
     
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    Marc....I notice you did a CSL.......man that had some rust in it.......I admire your stamina and a job well done....I think you have been thru a bit more pain than me.
    BTW....how did you go with your dash?
     
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    Well I am back after a month off .....no work being done on the BMW since. when fitting the renewed front fenders and gap fitting the bonnet....... noticed some misalignment. further inspection revealed damage done to car in the past and the RH engine rail pushed up about 6mm and the radiator supports out of wack 6 or 7 mm. So on Friday off to have the car pulled and back into alignment. Then fenders welded on, and off to the spraypainters in 2 weeks for hammering/blocking/spiraling and spraying!!!!:):):):D
     

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    Looking good Paul.
    Red letter day when you manage to get the paint on.
    Managed to get the topcoat on mine today.
    Will post some pictures in my build thread in next day or so.
     
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    I would like to see those Wes....what colour??
     
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    Thanks Wes....BTW did you buy that car from Nick Coetzee??? That rust in front fender....I would be taking the front fender off and see what's in behind. Also the sills did you go back to the inner sill.....you would be amazed as to what is living in there.
     

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