The boot of my 76 3.0 S (series 3) is crammed but I remember the bag being screwed to the floor panel, the chock holder on the rear, and the carpet being cut out around the bag. My series 1 came with the bag gone. Of course, this does not help at all, for your Bavaria is a series 2.I just noticed that the one I got from CS Werk is different than the one pictured in that Bavaria on BaT. Mine has the wheel chock holder on the big part of the bag and the one on BaT has the chock holder on the small side of the bag. The one pictured on CS Werk's web site is the same as the one I received from them.
Produktname: Gepäcktasche für BMW E3 Form: groß, zwei Fächer und ein Halter für U-Keil Farbe: grau, gleicher Ton wie original Bespannstoff. Material: Falzkarton, lackiert mit weißem Keder Lage im Wagen: an Seitenwand innen rechts entspricht Teilenummer: 51 47 1 808 730 Preis: 125,00 € +...www.cs-werk.de
@bavbob and @HB Chris (and anyone else with one in an E3), can you post a picture of yours and where it sits against the right vertical trunk panel? Thanks!
The pictures get me quite confused for I have never encountered an E3 series 1 or 2 with a petrol overflow before these two. Must run thorugh my picture collection of USA versions. Please allow for a few days.Both examples Chris posted appear to have the tire chock holder on the small part of the bag which puts the tire chock on the outside face of the trunk...
There are plenty of rabbit holes with these cars to go around. I'll decline your kind invitation. You and Erik have the tools rabbit hole under control.
Just went through pictures of US E3. The system you describe seems to have been there much earlier than on the ECE cars and maybe more elaborate, too. My fault, sorry for not knowing. In Europe, it was introduced primarily to get rid of petrol fumes in the boot. Customers had complained their clothes smelled badly when they went on holiday.Thank you @Christoph. My car is a 7/71 production, but a 1972 model year...that probably confuses the issue.
The plastic tank in the right rear for US cars was to vent the fuel tank. The fuel cap was not vented. A line went from the tank filler neck to that plastic tank, then a line from that to a charcoal filter canister mounted under the battery, then from that to the air cleaner housing. My 7/71 production Bavaria has that system.
Just to be clear, I am not interested in total originality with my car. The bag I received from CS Werk is quite nicely made. It will work in my car even though I have that plastic tank. I am curious, however, as to the different versions of the bag, when they were used, and how they were fastened (or not fastened). All part of the fun of the hobby for me.
I have also emailed Herr Bier and asked him about the differences. I will post here when he responds.