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M M last won the day on December 20 2016

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  1. I doubt anyone would notice, I would just put it in and not tell anyone.
  2. My e36 is finally up for sale: https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/bmw/listing/3059516252?bof=gaJGrWlR
  3. I'm selling my staggered set of Style 32s 17x8 and 17x9. Will give a cheaper price for members here if we go off trademe. https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/car-parts-accessories/wheels-tyres/alloy-wheels/listing/3039544531?ed=true&bof=hWr0V4qg
  4. Thanks Kyu. Yep I will be selling this, let me know if you are interested.
  5. After the weather ruined my chances of painting last week, I managed to get it done on Monday. Some photos during the procedure: The end result: Overall I think it came out pretty good. Color match is not 100%, the roof has some slight streaking and it's got a bit of orange peel (nothing some sand paper won't fix) but it's miles better than what was there and miles better than the spray can job. Overall I am happy. Last weekend I also bought this: It's a mint NA manual 2+2 and I got it for an absolute bargain considering the condition. I've been wanting one for a while so I was very happy to find this one. But as a result, my enthusiasm for the e36 has plummeted. I really like this ZX and am pretty keen to get stuff done on that so I am considering putting the e36 up for sale. Will see how I feel in a couple of weeks once the high settles but I think I'd rather put the money into the ZX. If you guys are interested I can start a thread on that.
  6. I don't think you should face interference problems with the back of the wheel. I have an early car with a later boss kit & clockspring, I didn't have any issues with that.
  7. It's been a while since I did it but if I remember correctly there is a white pin with a spring (top right I think) that holds the back of the clockspring in place. I had to remove that from my indicator/wiper stalks in order for the later clockspring to be able to go on. The later clockspring has that pin on the bottom left (again I think), so what I did was used a twistytie in the hole that that pin would go and tied it to something i found on the column. That way the steering wheel and clockspring can still be removed easily (for alignment purposes etc). This will all probably make a lot more sense once the wheel is off and you see what I'm talking about.
  8. There are two different types in relation to the clockspring and the indicator/wiper stalks I believe are slightly different. However I managed to make the other clockspring type fit on to my car with the use of a twist tie to keep the clocksprings from turning with the wheel, but still easy to remove. Let me know if you want more details. Basically, from my experience you can fit any wheel on as long as you sort this out.
  9. You have an M30 engine so make sure you get a gearbox for M30. M20s also used a 260 box but they won't fix on an M30.
  10. Fully committed now. Spent the last few days sanding and primering. Door is now sanded and ready with the edges primered, fender is fully primered and just finished sanding the whole roof and primering a few spots. Tomorrow/over the weekend I'm going to do a final fine sand to smooth out everything and then painting on Monday. Couple of random pictures from the progress:
  11. M M

    BMW E28 Parts.

    Sorry to hear about this. I will pass this on to a friend who may be able to help.
  12. I must say I am kinda sorry to see it go. I was part of the car in a way.
  13. Some of you will be happy to see that I have started fixing the paint on the fender. Thought to start sand it down to get it ready for painting but by the time I had feathered it out a lot of it was going right down to the metal. The sun was going down so I didn't get to finish, quickly had to musk up the car and primer the parts I started. I am happy however with how the section I started looks, I snapped a few shots while the primer was still glossy and you can see it's actually pretty flat, you can't see any of the old paint impressions anywhere so I'd say it's a great start. I'm going to be finishing off the rest of it along with preparing the door and roof over the next few days, with the goal of painting it on Friday if the weather is good.
  14. The silver and the photos hide a lot. But the section where I painted it properly actually looks fine, it's just the bit I tried to fade out the clear didn't work well. Nevermind, it will look much better done properly with a gun.
  15. Did a bit of wetsanding and polishing on the roof, but unfortunately the blending didn't come out anywhere near as good as I would have liked. I think I sanded through the clear in some parts and you can clearly see the part where it blends, especially in the sun. Hard to see in the photos, but take my word for it, it's crap. So I decided I will just do it properly and paint the whole roof with a spray gun, along with finally doing the fender and the door. Will begin sanding and preparing next week and hopefully do the painting end of the week or the week after.
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