BMW Trampdrifter / Daily ride

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by Silverfang, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Silverfang

    Silverfang F**knuggets

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    Already got some oil for it from Bmw :nod:

    Sides that new diff seals have arrived but the polybush hasn't made it though yet (Powerflex are flat out and can't keep up with demand :eek: )
    So no go for diff install today :(

    Getting the second set of wheels tomorrow though :D
     
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    £20 later and i've got a set of 5 bottletop alloys with all good tyres, well 4... 1 has a nail in it :(

    Shouldn't be too hard to fix though
     
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    Bloody heck.. 2 damned days of faffing about trying to get the sodding thing in...... :wack:

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    And yes it does work very well :D :D :D, roll on November and hopefully providing i've got the money still..... first practise day :D
     
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    looking good mate, im gonna sort myself out a little project thread like yours on my e30.

    might see you at a couple of practise days, once ive got my car sorted.
     
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    Silverfang F**knuggets

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    Just a small update, had to refit the diff since one bolt had refused to go on , turns out the hole had gotten cross threaded, Now all sorted and solid

    Providing i've got money..... hopefully sometime in January I'll make a practise :rolleyes:
     
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    Two months to get a single bolt in is an epic fail by anyone's standards, but let's just be thankful that it's in now and we can put the whole sorry episode behind us ;)
     
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    Silverfang F**knuggets

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    I know :wack:

    But when you're almost broke and got project work to hand in, cars have to take a back seat :rolleyes: Sides you said it yourself, it was far easier when we had the right tools (Aka 2 poster lift with a transmission cradle) for a few hours does it make it all so much easier
     
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    that looks such an awsome bmw dude keep up the good work man :D
     
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    Im 2/3 way changing mine. Doing it on your own, on the drive when its raining sucks. Hardest bit is lining the holes up which you cant see.
     
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    Lining up the holes can be a pita when on a ramp with a transmission jack so I can understand how hard they can be on the floor.
     
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    Doing it on your back, in freezing rain, with the diff not angled right is a complete PITA so doing it on a 2 poster and tranny jack is a hell of a lot easier! :wack:

    Still a few things to sort, rear top mounts are finished as are the rear trailing arm bushes, change the diff oil... still!

    That said, it's already bloody good as is :D :D :D Ahem... all on private roads of course ;)
     
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    Silverfang F**knuggets

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    UPDATE!

    Been a few months since installing the LSD, having changed the oil, found there was still clunking at the back end.. being the rear top mounts being absolutely ficked! :wack:

    Changed them out for E46 top mounts, no more clunking

    Also seems I've lost a race prep job i'd been doing at the weekends, Oh well... leaves more money for going to a drift day (FINALLY!) Hoping to be up in May providing it doesn't clash with my exams with Mazdachris.
     
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    Update..

    Minor things done before Wednesday's first outing..

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    Fingers crossed i won't break it..
     
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    Quail Drifted.com

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    Gorgeous seat and harness combo!
    Good luck on wednesday!
     
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    Unfortunetly the TPS sensor's dead, £50 plus VAT to get another and i gotta get it sorted out by tomorrow so i can get back to university!
     
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    nice thread ;)

    when mines something like it, we have to meet up for some driiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiftin lol

    will
     
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    Lol When i can afford it, I'm virtually broke at the moment cause it's the end of the year at university :( Probably won't be going drifting again untill late august at the earliest :wack:
     
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    Silverfang F**knuggets

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    Boll**ks... rust has struck and looks like i'll be down my friends workshop to sort this out.. till then it's covered in ductape! :wack: :(

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    Been touching up a few spots but since i don't have any money for matched paint, i've had to go getto style with Hammerite smooth :wack: mostly under bonnet stuff but one spot on the back quarter was in dire need of sorting.

    I know full well this car is NOT MINT! and when i get around to selling it it'll be priced to suit. :(
     
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    After hacking out the rust, and a few cardboard templates... we cut some sheet steel to shape, a bit of welding.. a bit of grinding down with a flap sander, a light skin fill... more sanding, priming, sanding again.. and finally some paint! ...

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    We have this.. I KNOW it's NOT PERFECT! but it IS ALL STEEL and will stand the MOT, after i get some waxoyl on the inner lip and on the other side to seal it in. :D :D :D

    EDIT: Also planning to get it though the MOT, whic involves fixing the blowing exhaust again, and swapping the steering rack out for an E36 item
     
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    More bits coming, got the studs though a BMW Stealers, but not bad considering it was only about £5 for the lot :wack:

    The bearings.. curtiousy of SKF, since i'm there on a year's placement i asked about maybe buying new wheel bearings from them, instead i get them free of charge! :eek: :wack: :D :D :D

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    Still gotta go to Daventry and pull an E36 rack and coloum for a conversion, fresh crush washers for the hoses, new power steering fluid.
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    Also getting new RTA bushes (BMW originals for £12 a side)
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    And all this before the MOT's due in August :wack:
     
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