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Old 04-17-2016, 02:02 PM   #61
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Oh man, that is terrible. That car is toast.
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:19 PM   #62
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Thats so sad, Seems like many e30's have been taken out by others. Thats what scares me not me myself driving around.
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Old 07-17-2017, 04:49 AM   #63
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Oh hello E30.

Wakey wakey, time to rise and shine again



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Old 07-17-2017, 05:27 AM   #64
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You should just turn it into a ute.
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:19 AM   #65
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Started deconstructing the interior to assess the damage to the inside skin of the C pillar. Looking good so far however

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You should just turn it into a ute.
I have too much respect for the car to do that
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:54 AM   #66
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Make the ol'girl live again! Excited for this.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:15 AM   #67
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The deconstruction begins

So! It's time to take stuff apart to prepare for the roof repair.

It's taken me a long ass time to do this work. I'm being 300% careful with everything, and so am bagging and tagging every nut and bolt that comes off. It gets labelled with what it is and where it goes, taped to the item it secures (if applicable) and is deposited underneath the house with the stuff from the parts cars.

It's a real mess under there, but I do have my system with storage so hopefully it'll all be pretty easy to put back together once it's done.

Basically the goal of this was to remove the headliner so we can see what's going on with the C pillar.

To remove the headliner, basically everything that touches the roof in one way or another has to come out.
That means all glass, complete sunroof, all trim, everything.


The end result: delicious iS spec headliner removed intact.
Unfortunately the sunroof part didn't make it due to tearing when I touched it. Hot Australian summers take their toll.
May end up fitting a CAtuned black headliner anyway.

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All the sunroof shit I had to remove. Going to be a nightmare to replace. Do have new sunroof cables to fit though, which is dandy as the ones I removed had heaps of cracks in the plastic slider bits.

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And here's the bit that I really needed to see: the inner C pillar skins. They're not bent badly at all which is really promising.

Basically the plan is for the panel beater to section the outer skin and remove that, put the thing on his laser aligner thing and pull the roof to correct position, then weld in the replacement C pillar skin that I have.

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Take note r3v, this is how you do a part out. The remnants of the 318i that I cut up. Everything else was used.

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So that's that. Now I wait for my R32 Skyline to be done with paint so I can work out if I have enough money to get the roof done.

We out here makin progress
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Old 08-14-2017, 05:47 PM   #68
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Good luck fixing it... I sure as shit wouldn't bother.
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:24 AM   #69
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Good luck fixing it... I sure as shit wouldn't bother.
I am not smart
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