So, Progress on this is as follows.
Locks - I have gone very medieval on the column lock indeed, and the beautiful M-sport steering wheel has been successfully removed in one piece.
Basically, having dug around on Realoem, the lock situation is thus. E24's, E28's, and E30's all share the same type of steering lock and column. E23s and E12s have a different, earlier type.
E23 and E24 door locks are of exactly the same type.
E24 lock sets did not change between the start and end of production between early and late cars. HENCE- an E24 lock set is on the way from Mr Tim.
The interior components are being refurbished in earnest. The carpet responded very well indeed to a pressure wash, shampoo and stiff brush:
My mate and co-owner Luke has made a start on the interior components, of which there are three boxes-
And these are next. Like the carpet before I cleaned it, almost too nasty to show before 9pm. I am going to replace the back-boards, and put the material through the washing machine. Then onto the seats...
Since I was last regularly active on this site, dedicated "6 series" and "project" forums have sprung forth and I have only just realised. Mods, please move this thread if you wish.
Ta Ta for now,