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BMW E34 M5 S38B36 Restoration

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I’m helping a mate replace the rear jacking points/sills on this B10 BiTurbo. He bought new panels for both sides from BMW, hopefully it will make life a lot easier. His aren’t too badly rotted, most of the rust is around the jacking points themselves, the panels behind are in fairly good shape. We will have to do a little fabrication but nothing too taxing fortunately. Good luck with it. 

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Been having trouble getting onto any thread on the forum through taptalk, so I posted this up on the m5board, if anyone is able to help source parts that would be much appreciated.

 

I’m currently in the process of repairing the sills. While removing the carpet and seats I decided I’d finally get round to restoring the leather but also repairing the thigh support on the drivers seat. It’s never worked. 

So I started with diagnostics trying a working switch, checking the wiring had power and all checked out no noise from the motor. 

I stripped it out to find this. Looks like the plastic gearing was damaged meaning the motor seized up and burnt out trying to operate. 

Anyone know where I can get a replacement gear? And know where I can get a new motor and this one is toast and isn’t showing up on parts list. 

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Oh and here’s a before and after of the passenger seat restoration. 

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2 hours ago, Azmontana said:

Been having trouble getting onto any thread on the forum through taptalk, so I posted this up on the m5board, if anyone is able to help source parts that would be much appreciated.

 

I’m currently in the process of repairing the sills. While removing the carpet and seats I decided I’d finally get round to restoring the leather but also repairing the thigh support on the drivers seat. It’s never worked. 

So I started with diagnostics trying a working switch, checking the wiring had power and all checked out no noise from the motor. 

I stripped it out to find this. Looks like the plastic gearing was damaged meaning the motor seized up and burnt out trying to operate. 

Anyone know where I can get a replacement gear? And know where I can get a new motor and this one is toast and isn’t showing up on parts list. 

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Oh and here’s a before and after of the passenger seat restoration. 

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 The seats look wonderful .... great work !

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On 12/11/2017 at 5:01 PM, Azmontana said:

Rust free!

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Pretty much the route I went down recently. Unfortunately when the throttle pedal came off in my hand I knew it would be a bit more involved...

 

I fully removed the dummy floors on both sides for better access.

 

I trust you've been taking measurements as needed. Very important for the lower section of wing to line up correctly.

 

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Out of interest, how are you going to do the jacking point strengthener and your drainage. Also what are you planning to seal/underseal  it with? 

 

 

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I've taken measurements but i'm mainly using the straight edge of the existing lower sill as a guide and before final welding will use the wing as a guide to make sure its all in line.

 

I've got some ideas for the jacking point but not started that fabrication work just trying to fab all the inner parts first,  i've kept all the cut outs and these should be of use. My final jacking point was completely shot so I don't actually know what it looks like as a complete unit so I'm hoping the passengers side is a bit better.  

 

For welding I'm using upol copper weld primer. For sealing i'll probably use stone chip then maybe hammerite and treat with wax oil. I'll be using dynax s-50 to treat all the inner sill parts before welding the sill cover back on.

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