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I am going with some NA tuning at a later date Steve, something along the lines of what Alpina did, so cam and head work, ecu and breathing.  I have pulled parts together in that regard.  But lots to do before I worry about that !

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Think ive posted on this thread three times in three years, so in keeping with the pattern....

 

Eh.... keep up the good work mate youll get there!

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Well, I have managed to do spend some time on the BMW using up a couple of days holiday from last year.  Got the rear lights fitted and been busy swapping the brown for the black interior parts.   I have now painted the floor with a couple of coats of por15 and put some dynamat material in and re-fitted the carpet today, I even have a decent seat in it so it won't be an uncomfortable bastard to drive now :)

Stripping out
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Re-fitting
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Starting to feel a bit more homely in there
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Finally a piccie at the venue for the April Kent meet.
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I will hopefully make some more progress this weekend if the weather holds.

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Annually is about right for progress Matt :)

 

On 07/03/2015 at 9:11 AM, andy_ran said:

If you need a hand with her let me know :)

 

Cheers Andy, will do.  Most of it is just finding the time to get it sorted.

 

Did a bit more today between other things as the weather was good.  Got all the belts fitted, B pillar trims, consoles, door tops and front seats.

 

Oh and the shagging blind

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One seat in.

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Consoles and other front seat in.

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Hopefully I will get the interior all in place tomorrow so I can wire in the gauges and the radio etc.

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Thanks :)  I almost have the rears in too, but it was a bit dark for piccies, will finish them off tomorrow.

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Cheers chaps :)

 

Whaaat! Didnt know you had those seats, look very nice.

 

I wanted some BMW recaros for a while and these popped up in Alpina cloth, I thought about retrimming a rear bench in the cloth to match but it's no longer available.  So I decided to get them re-trimmed in pearl beige which was the original colour of the trim in the car.  John at Bespoke Leathering did them for me and now I have them in the car I am pleased I went back to the original scheme as it's a nice contrast with the dark green.  The only thing I have changed from original is the dark carpet and black consoles etc as I like the contrast and was never that keen on the brown dash, door caps etc. 

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Cheers Andy.

 

Today I built up the doorcards and got the rear seats in.

 

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Need to get the rear headrests in but the little plastic trims from the parcel shelf are missing (probably lost where it got painted like a few other things I am still yet to replace).  I need to wire up the stereo and gauges and book the window fitter this week.  May take the borbets to get re-furbed too if time allows.

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I havent been on here for ages. This car has come along since I was last on here  :cool:

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My annual check of the Splondike thread: check

 

Not far behind you!

 

That is looking stunning Mark :cool: :cool: :cool:

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Fine project and fine work, looking great now and must be nearing the end.................

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Cheers chaps.  Yes getting there Keith :) Just taking me ages due to having three kids and a busy job so squeezing in time on the car can be difficult.

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