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Just had a quick look at thread and love the work. 

 

Saw its been in tbmw. Was it previously owned by a chap called Paul who had an m5 e39 and is/ was a member on here. Seems familiar 

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I cant post that, the wife might read this one day! ;-)

 

Joking aside, I dont have the final figure yet, a rough figure was talked about at the the start but based on the amount of extra work involved with the floor pan I'm sure that doesnt apply any more. 

 

Do you need the same treatment on yours? 

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Just had a better look at the pictures, amazing how far the grot gets.

 

My e28 was (i thought) very sound but when i dismantled it i was surprised by the areas that were worse than i thought and would need attention in the near future.

 

Whilst i was gutted to break it i was relieved i wasn't faced with the work you've put in but that said it looks great and nice to see one saved.

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20 hours ago, Hogie said:

I cant post that, the wife might read this one day! ;-)

 

Joking aside, I dont have the final figure yet, a rough figure was talked about at the the start but based on the amount of extra work involved with the floor pan I'm sure that doesnt apply any more. 

 

Do you need the same treatment on yours? 

 

My sills are generally ok, but not so perfect around the jacking points, especially the fronts, so I wanted to get a rough idea of the costs involved when doing such work. Feel free to PM me, if you don't want to post it here. Thanks

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On 21/09/2019 at 14:48, greenelekta said:

Wow! What a great job. Most people would have given up with all that rust, very well done. What is the lift/jack the cars is sat on?

Collected the car today and checked your question.

 

The lift is a Carter 2800, nice piece of kit, ideal for a small space. 

 

It actually sits on wheels so you can move / turn the car while it's in the air, like a dolly.

 

 

 

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So the car passed it MOT Friday, no advisories.

 

The guy MOTing it offered to buy it, not sure how serious he was.

 

I now have a solid e34 therefore I am more inclined to start sorting out some of the other things I'm not happy with, mostly small jobs compared to the welding work.....headlining sagging, old wiring to remove, getting the A/C working again,  the wheels need a refurb too but first priority will be a big service.

 

For good order sake if you are looking to have some bodywork done on you cars I'd have no hesitation recommending Chris, a great guy all round, Im over the moon with the end result

 

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Hogie said:

Collected the car today and checked your question.

 

The lift is a Carter 2800, nice piece of kit, ideal for a small space. 

 

It actually sits on wheels so you can move / turn the car while it's in the air, like a dolly.

 

 

 

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Where did you buy that? - looks like a nice bit of kit.

 

 

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It's not mine, belongs to the chap that did the sills on the car .

 

He told me but Iv just plain forgotten now. 

 

Ideal bit of kit for a garage with a low ceiling and where space is tight, as you see in this one. 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Hogie said:

Collected the car today and checked your question.

 

The lift is a Carter 2800, nice piece of kit, ideal for a small space. 

 

It actually sits on wheels so you can move / turn the car while it's in the air, like a dolly.

 

 

 

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Believe its Cartar ;)

 

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Hogie, good to see you still have this and its getting some attention now. 

 

You definitely took it to the right place. I've seen grumpy northerners work on RR before and its always impressive.

 

I wonder if Macca still has his M5, not seen him around on here.

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Chris is a good lad alright, pure luck that I put a post up and he had a gap in the diary. He saved my car for sure.

 

He loves his cars too, happy to chat away. 

 

I dont know what happened to Paul. Last time I spoke to him he was on a about supercharging that M5 of his, dont  know if he did it in the end.

 

Did you sell your one?

 

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Yeah it was more work than I anticipated when I gave it to him.....

 

Really happy with the outcome.

 

If you dont need the car as your daily it would be worth giving him a shout and leaving it with him, he's not far from Newbury. 

 

He is one guy though and busy.....

 

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Oh... I assumed  "Grumpy Northener" meant he was up north somewhere.. 

knowing where he is now is definitely worth a visit !

 

thank you Hogie and oh, brilliant car too!

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Hes from up north, Yorkshire I think.

 

He's a nice guy. 

 

I'll PM you his details. 

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The best part of a year ago I bought these while in the states. 

 

http://www.bmw-stuff.com/proddetail.asp?prod=drpe32

 

Where the check strap attaches to the door was damaged, seams to be an e34 issues.

 

I tried to fit them before but I could not budge one of the fitting screw. When the car was with Chris and the doors were off I found out why, cross threaded.

 

Anyhow I fitted the drivers one today between the showers. I need to order the correct screws but for sure this was an easy fix

 

 

 

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