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Old 08-22-2017, 09:18 PM   #601
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:08 AM   #602
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:57 AM   #603
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Thanks. I some myself an some professionally. Interested to see if mine are better


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Old 09-10-2017, 03:38 PM   #604
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Could I ask a cheeky favour the next time you are out in the garage working on your car ?
I'm missing the parts that hold the front bumper indicators ( the ones above the spot lights ) and they are unavailable to buy. I also have my bumper away from home in long term storage during the restoration, so not able to try and mock anything up.
The ETK shows what I guess is a stud on a square plate which slots into the bumper and which the indicator in mounted on 2 rubber mounts.
Next time you are working on the bumper, is it possible you could take measurements of the part and post them here so I can fab something up ?
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Excellent work on the restoration btw. The detailed pics on the reassembly of things like the wiring and trim bits is going to prove invaluable to me when I get to that point.
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:55 PM   #605
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Could I ask a cheeky favour the next time you are out in the garage working on your car ?
Sure. Happy to. I'm actually missing one (P.O. had it held in with a regular bolt and stack of washers. My plan was to check local pull-a-part yards on regular E30s as i believe some of them use this part as well. Funny enough - actually have a picture of the part on my desktop...




I have the measurements somewhere too. Next time I'm out there I'll grab my calipers. Also, if you do make something - PM me as i might be interested in one.


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Old 09-11-2017, 05:37 AM   #607
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Sure. Happy to. I'm actually missing one (P.O. had it held in with a regular bolt and stack of washers. My plan was to check local pull-a-part yards on regular E30s as i believe some of them use this part as well. Funny enough - actually have a picture of the part on my desktop...




I have the measurements somewhere too. Next time I'm out there I'll grab my calipers. Also, if you do make something - PM me as i might be interested in one.

Many thanks. Seems the part is M3 specific and looking at the ETK for other E30s ( I just checked a couple ) they use just an ordinary screw to attach the body of the indicator.
I will post up if I find anything or fab something up. I'm cleaning up boxes of bits and thought simply doing the indicators would be a 2 min job, but no. Some previous owner bodged something up, and even the reflector lens inside one of them was mangled, both bits being unavailable along with complete units.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:11 AM   #608
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Sure. Happy to. I'm actually missing one (P.O. had it held in with a regular bolt and stack of washers. My plan was to check local pull-a-part yards on regular E30s as i believe some of them use this part as well. Funny enough - actually have a picture of the part on my desktop...




I have the measurements somewhere too. Next time I'm out there I'll grab my calipers. Also, if you do make something - PM me as i might be interested in one.
I had the same problem with my bumper. I went to the local hardware store and found metric "elevator bolts" as they are called. They are a flat round head. I bought some and trimmed the sides of the head down to a squared-off edge and they slid right in the bumper.



You'll also need to come up with some sort of rubber stand-offs if you don't have those as well.
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Beyond amazing.

On the black trim on the doors under the windows, you painted, do you think your process would work on chrome? I want my chrome trim on my cabrio black and many parts are NLE it is 70+ per strip, over 700 for all of it.
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You'll also need to come up with some sort of rubber stand-offs if you don't have those as well.
I do have the rubber gaskets. those are still available. I may have to mock something up, but I would much prefer the original thing. I'll have to look around a bit.


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Beyond amazing.

On the black trim on the doors under the windows, you painted, do you think your process would work on chrome? I want my chrome trim on my cabrio black and many parts are NLE it is 70+ per strip, over 700 for all of it.

If I were painting chrome i would make sure to sand very well, use a good primer, and use multiple light coats. No reason I would think for it not to work, but do at your own risk. Find a bad piece of chrome to try first.
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I do have the rubber gaskets. those are still available. I may have to mock something up, but I would much prefer the original thing. I'll have to look around a bit.

Let me know if you find anything. I'd sure like to have originals too. According to RealOEM it looks like they were an M3 only part.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/part...758&series=E30
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On the black trim on the doors under the windows, you painted, do you think your process would work on chrome? I want my chrome trim on my cabrio black and many parts are NLE it is 70+ per strip, over 700 for all of it.
If I were painting chrome i would make sure to sand very well, use a good primer, and use multiple light coats. No reason I would think for it not to work, but do at your own risk. Find a bad piece of chrome to try first.
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Just finished prepping the 6 trim pieces I didn't buy in shadowline. After about 6 tries they're just about perfect now also painting the front door window trim and leading edge of the quarter window. Using SEM 39143 Trim Black, which is great stuff but getting everything prepped and painted has taken close to 8 hours. Pics up tomorrow along with a test mount of the painted bumpers.
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