Needed a "Go By"

Discussion in 'E9 Projects and Restorations' started by Thomas76, Dec 9, 2018.

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    The car on top is my instruction book for how to finish what someone else started.. instantly addicted to everything E9! Truelly appreciate the tremendous support of this forum and archive. Thank you in advance!
     

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    Cool approach.
    When the first is complete will you do the instruction book also?
     
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    Hello Thomas, and welcome to the forum. Is the top car also yours? Are you using it as a donor? Or just the blueprint for the one below, and then you'll have two? Can't wait to see the results!

    I think I just asked the same question that you did - sorry! :oops:
     
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    Yes I own both of them. The bottom car is complete so there shouldn't be a need for a donor, just a way to look at how things go together. I don't know yet how I'll feel about another restoration after the first is done. Many factors at play.;)
     
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    Great idea! It will probably appreciate while it is serving go-by duty, so you're probably doing better than the stock market. Of course, I'd also use it for "practice" before digging into some jobs, which might make it even rougher.
     
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    For those of us with one car, I do 1/2 at a time. Ex I only delivered one front seat to the upholsterer so when I get it back, I can use the other to figure out how to reconstruct.......wont say it takes twice the time but I am in no rush.
     
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    One down, one to go!
     

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    Lots of clean parts in the basement and my first big walloth order due to arrive this week.
    A quick parts run to Chicago helps too.
     

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    Feeling the urge to learn dash repair... Crazy? IMG_20190107_180304970.jpg IMG_20190107_180258992.jpg IMG_20190107_180222046.jpg
     
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    Got tired of grease, played with wood instead. IMG_20190111_194511237.jpg
     
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    Still trying to digest this. So the pitch goes something like this : "Honestly honey, I NEED at least 2 BMW E9s so I can do a really excellent job at fixing 1 up." So that works then? Congratulations Thomas! :D
     
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    Hilarious bluecoupe! No permission needed here... The only sound of dissappointment in my house came from an overweight cat named fern. :p
     
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    Cleaned, regreased, new bump stops, and E28 motors fitted. Maybe a couple relays added for good measure and they're ready for installation. IMG_20190201_202058169.jpg
     
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    Smart man, right here...
     
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    My cat loves my coupe, especially when it's raining outside and he just walked through mud. I swear he does it on purpose.
     
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    Got a brief warm up today, so I spent a little time in the car. The seatbelts are peculiar for a 1970, anyone recognize this? Mounted driver side behind rear seat. IMG_20190203_164606562.jpg
     
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    70 had a fixed belt, that’s a later model retractable Autoflug
     
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    Makes sense, it doesn't look like a factory install. Where does the fixed belt mount for front seats?
     
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    Into the rocker right behind the driver’s seat, peel up the carpet to find the mounting nut
     
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    Just before the front of the B-pillar, as seen here from the 'inside'.
     

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