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E12 M535 build nr 138 of 450

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7 minutes ago, blueb10 said:

yeah, what a dilemma, some people have no consideration. I would love a mint 3.0Si but I suspect that any that are left that are not stupid money will be pretty far gone. Keep rescuing them though mate, we need people like you so that they don't all disappear.

I used to have a really nice Fjord blue 3.0si, this one is white and the S (so carb version), this e12 has cost me much more than I was anticipating, I will go and look at the E3 but foresee pointing someone else to it TBH.

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6 minutes ago, jut 535i said:

I buy it, you mend and store it?

Yeah, you pay for it to be mended;)

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........I will go and look at the E3 but foresee pointing someone else to it TBH.

You keep telling yourself that...

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Jeez, you're welding faster than I can read! On these twin servo brakes, bleed them with a pressure bleeder, NOT  by pedal pumping! The master cyl is iron and the bore will be rusty just past the normal seal operating range. A conversion to an E28 vacuum servo is worth looking into as the twin servos are awful things.

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7 minutes ago, Sir Anthony Regents-Park said:

Jeez, you're welding faster than I can read! On these twin servo brakes, bleed them with a pressure bleeder, NOT  by pedal pumping! The master cyl is iron and the bore will be rusty just past the normal seal operating range. A conversion to an E28 vacuum servo is worth looking into as the twin servos are awful things.

Andy, thanks for the tip, we have rebuilt the master cylinder, the car has been stood for 17 years. We are getting there, gear linkage sorted last night as well as prop shaft back on and heat shield. I think we should be able to borrow a pressure bleeder, I agree reference the two servos, they are the same as the E3, however if I can I would like to keep everything looking aesthetically correct.

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10 hours ago, Sam535i said:

Nice one!

Is it going to be another keeper?

Oh yes, certainly for the foreseeable future, it's the BMW pension scheme:rolleyes: At some stage they will all have to go, with the exception of the 528 obviously.

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Well 5 months to the day since UGO arrived and it's now in primer :D We have had one set back, drivers side front calliper is beyond repair, we snapped off a bleed nipple re-tapped it but it's letting fluid by, so we await a replacement from Germany, anyway here are some pics of cosmetic welding repairs and it in primer. Chris, who is painting it for me has come up with a name, given the cars first owner was Andrew Lloyd Webber, he has named it "The Phantom"

 

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Ta........Dah!

 

 

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1 minute ago, duncan-uk said:

Cool. Is that the welding complete now?

Not quite, we have some repairs to make on the door shells next week; then on Saturday next week top coat on the shell, doors and other panels to follow.

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11 hours ago, WickRatson said:

Drilled a hole for the rear bumper would of been a good idea before you primerd...?

Yes it would, that's why we did, it has masking tape over the hole inside the boot compartment.:P

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12 hours ago, duncan-uk said:

5 months. That's good going Ja. When do you think it will make it to the road? Uxbridge?

Oh it will be ready long before that Duncan, wait & see.

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Ah, I wondered when you would chime in requesting an update Rick :P. Well mixed news really, I have decided to go with someone else for the paint work, suffice to say that the shell will have to be rubbed down and painted again, and none of the bolt on items had actually been prepared and primed at all, despite having been with him for several months.:angry:

 

Anyway we have been having a battle with really rotten door shells, the only one in good condition was the drivers door. We set about seeing if the e28 doors I had from Trenchy could be made to fit Tony BMW had confirmed that they physically fitted the openings) but the frames on the front doors are very different, the way the trim overlaps the B post on the e28 but does not on the e12, to cut a long story short, the front doors are not easily modified, but the back doors are:D, We cut the little tabs off securing the frame trims to the e12 doors and slid off the trims, removed the quarter light glass and chrome adjacent runner, removed the main glass, and swapped all the e12 components for the rear doors into the e28 rear doors, re-used the e28 trim retaining clips and Ta da, e28/e12 hybrid rear doors.

 

I will follow up with the pictures for the repair of the n/s front door separately, erm they were quite extensive!

 

UGO is going to a body work specialist this coming Saturday, so hopefully all will be well in a couple of weeks, it has put me back around three weeks, but in the grand scheme of things that is not really a problem.

 

 

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