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      11-20-2017, 08:32 AM   #45
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Then, a test fit of the roof panel.
Great progress! Roof looks great!
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Great progress! Roof looks great!
Thx man. I fiddled with it a little bit this weekend. But, alas, life got in the way. Thereíll be more happenings this week. Gotta get this quarter panel off and start on the outer wheelhouse.
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      12-10-2017, 11:29 PM   #47
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I did stuff!

Some progress this afternoon. RH 1/4 is off.
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Just for shiggles

Threw it up there just to see.
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Ohhh yeeessss
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Meh

Nothing major as of this morning. I’d forgotten to post up this pic the other day. It just shows where I’ve removed the brace above the wheelhouse.

So, tomorrow, the “plan” is to knuckle down and get some serious progress on this thing. I’ve got the day off and a friend coming over to assist and to help keep me on task. I tend to get distracted somewhat easily when I’m out there working alone.

Squirrel!
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      12-19-2017, 02:35 PM   #51
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Rh outer wheelhouse

Well, didnít end up having the kind of free time that I wouldíve liked yesterday. But, I did get the new outer wheelhouse trimmed off and fitted to the car.
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Looks great! Keep the pics coming!
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So when can I ship you my car so you can convert mine to a 1M lol
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So when can I ship you my car so you can convert mine to a 1M lol
Oh man. Iíve got so many other projects to do once this thing is back together.

But, hopefully, between what Iím adding to the knowledge base here on 1addicts and what other guys have posted up; just about anyone should be able to pull it off.
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Few details

Hereís a couple pics some might find interesting.

First pic, top view before I completely trim off the old 135i section.

You can see the tire clearance difference between the two parts in the second pic. Iíd say itís about an inch higher and extends outwards about 2Ē.

Third pic is the front section of the arch.

Fourth pic is the 1M remnant that I removed the wheelhouse from.
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looks amazing.

did you sell the carbon fiber lips?
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Yes and no

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looks amazing.

did you sell the carbon fiber lips?

I havenít started on the front of the car yet. But, they are spoken for already.

I do have some other goodies coming off the car tho.

Berk street muffler.
VMR wheels.
Lots of Lemans blue body parts.
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A mini milestone

So, I’ve actually started putting things back on to the car rather than cutting them off!

The RH outer wheelhouse is welded on. I didn’t grab any pics of the clamping and welding. I was gloved up and had my helmet on. Messing with the cell phone to take pics didn’t really cross my mind until I was cleaning up a bit.
I’ve still got some more cleaning up to do in a few spots.

The weld thru primer is what’s between all mating surfaces. All the outer surfaces will be painted to match the OE gray.
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I havenít started on the front of the car yet. But, they are spoken for already.

I do have some other goodies coming off the car tho.

Berk street muffler.
VMR wheels.
Lots of Lemans blue body parts.
I figured id ask anyways :P

whats the specs on the VMR wheels? what are you thinking for a price?


and the biggest question.

what are you replacing them with? haha
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Tedious

Started doing the fit up of the quarter. Getting everything lined up perfectly takes a fair amount of effort.
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I figured I’d ask anyways :P

whats the specs on the VMR wheels? what are you thinking for a price?

and the biggest question...

what are you replacing them with? haha
Wheels coming off are:

VMR V710
18 x 8.5 ET45
18 x 9.5 ET50

I haven’t decided what wheels to run yet. There’ll be two sets though. A street set and a track set. I’m leaning towards some 18” CCW classics for the track.
So many options for street wheels. I’m thinking 19’s. Although I wouldn’t mind finding a nice set of M4 competition wheels.

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Hey everyone.

I'll be slowly adding pics an info to this thread as I progress. Updating when I've got time and/or if there's actually something happening with the car.

I've started sharing on Instagram a little bit too. Have a look @ https://www.instagram.com/billdacat8/ It's super easy to post up pics and info there. However, I've learned so much here on 1addicts, that I feel I'd like to give back here as much as I can.
Where did you order all of your body parts, I will be doing the same conversion
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Where did you order all of your body parts, I will be doing the same conversion
I bought all my oem stuff through my local bmw dealer.

If youíre serious about doing this; youíd better hurry. Some parts are getting harder to get ahold of. Fenders and quarter panels, etc...
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I got my quarter panels, i'm good
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