I would love to see and hear some of the updates on your car. I know that you dropped the B9 motor in, but where did you land with metal work? Your purchase thread was quite doom and gloom and you mentioned that you would post pictures once complete. I know that we are never done but I presume that with the figures and references above - you have made some progress. Anything you want or are willing to share? I need to do quite a bit of metal work on my car, and plan to start just after the holidays.
Very nice rims, 17” staggered?My car currently looks like this. If anyone would like to know what was done and how, I am happy to share but there are so many pictures of the same rebuild here I did not want to post yet another picture of sills/rockers being replaced. I know its not perfect as the front wheels sit slightly further back in the wheels wells than they should but it's hardly noticeable nd the whole thing is straight.
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Love your play on the word "staggered." Something we have all been experiencing on the price of e9 parts.Metalwork completed:
I used flaying rather than blasting or acid dipping. I tried dry ice blasting for one day but it was not effective, expensive and the operator needed to dress up as an astronaut.
- Wings/fenders off and blasted to inspect the rebuild - no rust but a small hole. Shoddy welding but stable and correct measurements, so rustproofed and replaced wings.
- New floors both sides, front and back
- New inner, middle and outer sills, both sides (rockers?)
- New frame rails both sides - extended to rear and tied to rear subframe mounts. Original design stopped half way to the rear of the car.
- Replace metal on lower parts of A pillar, B pillar and between the rear wheel well and the B pillar.
- Bonnet/hood blasted, rustproofed and re fitted.
- Boot/trunk lid blasted rust proofed and re fitted.
- Doors removed and blasted - one door skin replaced - dubious measurements or workmanship.
- Replaced rear seat mount sheet steel with 1" 2.5mm thickness steel section; much stiffer.
- Repair section around inner rear wheel arch and outer section.
- ALL outer surface paint/underseal flayed clear to bare metal and surface prepped for paint.
Still to do:
Inspection around windows. This will happen when screens replaced and before second spraying.
At some point a new boot/trunk lid.
Thats just the metalwork though. There is still lots to do but my bodywork guy lost his shop and is emigrating to Cyprus.
The wheels are from the Alpina donor, or at least the rears are - 9.5" and the fronts are B10 Alpina winter wheels at 8" for the correct ET and clearance.
Staggered? Yes - by the price of the front wheels from Alpina.
Mr. Bump, not since my drag racing, hot rod, 57 Chevy days in my errant youth. the late 50s, early 60s. And let us not forget the unforgettable "Stagger Lee" by the late, great Lloyd Price.Rek, we use the term staggered for sizes, 8.5” & 9.5” for example is the original rims on my E34 B10 so a staggered set. You’ve never heard the term?
Rek, we use the term staggered for sizes, 8.5” & 9.5” for example is the original rims on my E34 B10 so a staggered set. You’ve never heard the term?