I will need more convincing!I would also - taking opportunity - like to convince @HB Chris plastic nuts used to mount headlight covers were not only white.
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I have also seen black knobs on BMW materials/pictures. Do not have them in front of me to put them here but let's keep this picture as a teaser. ;-)
Do you mean the inside of the air filter?The inside is also black?
i think having this information is invaluable for anybody that wants to create the ultra original coupe. should be documented on the forum ... i think an 'undercarriage' section is much needed. lots of pictures and descriptions. now matching the correct red, white, green, blue and violet ... that would be cool. of course, i do not have original springs on my coupe ... and never will. but that's just meUpdate to the E9 - color placement - new section
Chris Macha was kind enough to forwarded this fine list of color codes used on the E9.
I can’t control myself. Taking this to a new level for E9 geekdom…...
I want to expand this list to include a new section and I need some help: Undercarriage. Specifically the torque stripes and inspection verification paint brush strokes that were originally used in the quality control process during manufacture.
There are many paint codes downstairs on the E9 undercarriage and I want to get this right. Not only for this fine community but for future concours criteria in judging –knowing what is factually correct, with images and where possible, with specific model data. Thanks for any contributions you can add.
Here is my first two submissions; Patricia Mayer’s 74 US 3.0 Coupe, known to be totally original. We had the chassis thoroughly cleaned and it brought up some very good evidence. As follows: Front Springs blue and red paint stripe top to bottom and Rear Springs White stripe top to bottom
74 rear differential three colors identified.
Mystery springs, front of an E9 Blue with White stripes. Anyone recognize this color code?
Chris,The spring colors are detailed in the factory manual, there were typically three stiffnesses listed.
Coupe front: 1 x Blue, was yellow or brown, e3 2 x Blue
Heavy Duty: e3 only, 2 x Blue was 2 x Violet with extra spring force Red 820-840lbs, White 842-864lbs, Green 864-886lbs
Rear Coupe: Red, White and Green
I would paint that area body color unless the body is very light and in that case use flat black. I intend to paint the area behind the valance below the radiator Chamonix as you can see it through the slots in the valance and mine looks original. My Malaga coupe was body color but it had been repainted decades ago.Thanks Chris - is there a consensus about the front panel (behind the headlamp grilles) ?