72 CSi rotisserie restoration

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Week 24 .........trunk lid had some pin holes at rear end (where badges attach) cut away revealing rust on inside so new outer and inner pieces cut and welded in. LH front fender had some lead repairs (dodgy work) so cut out and new piece fabricated. Unpick inner panels front guards.......cut and repair....refit. Has been a lot of work in these front fenders. Pity you can't buy them new.:( In 2 weeks time all welding /cutting /patching should be finished. then on to hammering ready to go to Spray shop. (2 months there probably) I looked into the tunnel today and saw a very dim light at the end :rolleyes: Engine is coming along ok....Cam in and timed....( all good Don) had to get extra parts ceramic coated. I don't think I will get this machine on the road until Feb next year...............oh well.
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 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
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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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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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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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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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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