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      04-17-2019, 10:03 AM   #111
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hey Bill

thank you for the amswer
helped me alot securing the roof to the car and using the roof bow the correct way!
just need to figure out how i get rid of the wobble when touching the roof
Good. Iím happy to help. Do you have some pictures of this job posted up somewhere?

As for your wobble. You should have used a thick bead of sealer/dampener on the top of all roof bows to form a semi flexible bond between the skin and the bows. BEFORE bonding the roof in place. Was that done?

See pic.

Green is bonding adhesive.
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Me likey

Tire clearance. Chix dig it. Nothing here to catch on the sidewalls. Rolled over like a door skin.
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Schmooth

Just about all done with metalwork on this project. Just about time for some filler on the seams.
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Roof ready

Roof is prepped and ready to bond.
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Roof bond tomorrow

Itís time. Iíve conned a couple friends into assisting with the bonding tomorrow morning. Gotta do it really early while itís cool in the garage. This special adhesive from BMW sets up in 10 minutes. Even faster when itís warmer. So, we will be working like an F1 pit crew

Ended up making 16 of my own clamps. I didnít like the way any of the ďoff the shelfĒ clamps were hanging off of the sides.
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Itís time. Iíve conned a couple friends into assisting with the bonding tomorrow morning. Gotta do it really early while itís cool in the garage. This special adhesive from BMW sets up in 10 minutes. Even faster when itís warmer. So, we will be working like an F1 pit crew

Ended up making 16 of my own clamps. I didnít like the way any of the ďoff the shelfĒ clamps were hanging off of the sides.
Well, we tried. Turns out that the batch of adhesive from BMW that I bought was bad. It locked up in the gun after laying about an 18Ē long bead. Iíll have to re-order more and try again.
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Second batch of adhesive arrived today. Can’t do much with it for another week though. My pit crew is out of town this weekend.
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do the press-your-finger-to-the-roof test for me
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great work as always

the bmw adhesive has a shelf life of about 6 months IIRC, should check on the dates
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Well, I've given up on bonding the roof until we have cooler weather here. There's just not enough working time with the adhesive when the temperature is this high.

I've decided to move on to the front of the car. Most of it is all easy bolt on stuff. Although, I do plan a few tire room maximizing modifications.

One of the things that needs doing is to relocate the horns to make room for the aux radiator. Being as picky as I am; I didn't really want to just fab up some brackets to mount them. So, Working with my local BMW dealer, I was able to find some (from what I know of) "non-existent" part numbers. The "BF" horn brackets being the most elusive of them.

BE: 61129162854
BF: 51742179530
BG: 64219415899
BH: 07129905471
BI: 67618370818
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The front begins

Blew up the front of the car yesterday. Waiting on PPK parts to arrive now.

Iíve been on the fence about doing the entire ppk2 kit, or, just buying the auxiliary radiator and accoutrements separately. Iíve finally just decided to do the whole kit and add the uprated fan, etc.

Not sure if Iíll go with the included ecu flash or not. Currently the car has the euro spec ppk flash. Iím told that it wonít smog here tho. I canít get ahold of the guy that did the remote coding and flash for me. So, I may have to re-flash to the US spec. Need to do more research on that.
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Havenít posted much. But, I have been working.

Taking advantage of the increased space I have to work with while the core support is off; I finally got my GFB DV+ diverter valve installed. Itís been languishing in the glove box for some time now. I just dropped the three water pump torx bolts and was able to access the valve with a long 5mm T-handle from the front.

Paint was also ordered up yesterday. BASF Glasurit Line 55 for the color. P6H. Itís for real now.

A few other random pics...

Iíve got some work to do in the shock towers as well. Gotta make more room for more camber. A keen eye will notice a mistake I made when adjusting the suspension. I managed to break off the adjuster nub on the top of the strut! That will he headed back to TC Kline for repair soon.

CSF radiator needed a minor bit of cleanup to work with the 850w ppk fan. Iím very impressed with the amount of electrical bolstering BMW adds to support this fan. The wiring and relay are beefy.
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Aprons cleared

My plan is to paint as much under the hood as possible. Since this is a complete color change, the aprons will still be visible with the hood up. They need to be painted now donít they?

Center bolt for the strut support bar is a size that I donít have apparently. Iím guessing that I borrowed the correct socket when I installed it originally. Iíll churn one up tomorrow and get those out of the way. Then Iíll begin paint prep in these areas.
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Well, I've given up on bonding the roof until we have cooler weather here. There's just not enough working time with the adhesive when the temperature is this high.

I've decided to move on to the front of the car. Most of it is all easy bolt on stuff. Although, I do plan a few tire room maximizing modifications.

One of the things that needs doing is to relocate the horns to make room for the aux radiator. Being as picky as I am; I didn't really want to just fab up some brackets to mount them. So, Working with my local BMW dealer, I was able to find some (from what I know of) "non-existent" part numbers. The "BF" horn brackets being the most elusive of them.

BE: 61129162854
BF: 51742179530
BG: 64219415899
BH: 07129905471
BI: 67618370818
How many of each do you need to relocate the horns?
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Your work and posts are awesome and very very helpful to me!! Keep it up!!


I've done the 1M front conversion but I really want the rear. I've made a shopping cart with ECS with 17 part numbers and the total for me because of shipping and Tax comes to 5,466.00 see attached PDF to see my cart. I think I'm going to pull the trigger soon I've been saving/drooling over this project for a few years now. I just need to find a body guy in my area willing to do the job hopefully for a good price on labor, I'm simply not talented enough to do the work myself..


The roof project looks sweet but for now I'm wanting just the rear 1M conversion..

Anyway Thank you for the Motivation/Inspiration!!
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How many of each do you need to relocate the horns?
Two of each with the exception of the harness. Just one of that number is needed.

These parts are to re-locate the horns to the top center of the re-bar as per the PPK instructions.


NOTE: Since posting that info, Iíve learned the the 1M has the horns mounted behind each end of the re-bar. Those brackets come with the horns themselves.
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Two of each with the exception of the harness. Just one of that number is needed.

These parts are to re-locate the horns to the top center of the re-bar as per the PPK instructions.


NOTE: Since posting that info, I’ve learned the the 1M has the horns mounted behind each end of the re-bar. Those brackets come with the horns themselves.

Really appreciate the pics. Yeah I recently discovered I can mount the horns bare to the front bar so less $$, parts, weight even if it's ounces.

Now to figure out whether to do the PPK radiator or just Fab a bracket or use a bolt for the driver ductwork.
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Your work and posts are awesome and very very helpful to me!! Keep it up!!


I've done the 1M front conversion but I really want the rear. I've made a shopping cart with ECS with 17 part numbers and the total for me because of shipping and Tax comes to 5,466.00 see attached PDF to see my cart. I think I'm going to pull the trigger soon I've been saving/drooling over this project for a few years now. I just need to find a body guy in my area willing to do the job hopefully for a good price on labor, I'm simply not talented enough to do the work myself..

The roof project looks sweet but for now I'm wanting just the rear 1M conversion..

Anyway Thank you for the Motivation/Inspiration!!
Thanks TJ. I hope what Iím putting up is helping someone/anyone thatís going to go for the conversion. Iíve learned a ton here. Just trying to give back some.

Your list looks pretty good. Exhaust will need changing. Same with the trunk tub and the lines to the charcoal canister. Inevitably thereíll be more little things youíll need. So, be ready for that. Brackets for the side skirts and a few weld studs come to mind.
If youíre going to have a shop do the work, you might talk to them about sourcing the parts. They can buy them at wholesale (typically 20-25% off list), then, if theyíre cool, will pass that savings on to you. May very well be better pricing than ECS and no shipping costs.

Where are you located ?
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Thanks TJ. I hope what Iím putting up is helping someone/anyone thatís going to go for the conversion. Iíve learned a ton here. Just trying to give back some.

Your list looks pretty good. Exhaust will need changing. Same with the trunk tub and the lines to the charcoal canister. Inevitably thereíll be more little things youíll need. So, be ready for that. Brackets for the side skirts and a few weld studs come to mind.
If youíre going to have a shop do the work, you might talk to them about sourcing the parts. They can buy them at wholesale (typically 20-25% off list), then, if theyíre cool, will pass that savings on to you. May very well be better pricing than ECS and no shipping costs.

Where are you located ?

I definitely appreciate it! Im just nervous, I hope it will be worth it, I think it will be!

I have a full berk exhaust currently. I don't really want a quad or dual exit exhaust I hope I can make the current exhaust set up work but I'll be ok with changing it out if needed. I almost only Track/Autocross this car so performance for me comes first and looks are a very very close second.

What wheels/Tire set up are you planning on running? Could we run the 1M spec wheels of 18x10.5 ET27? I want some thick tires back there to give me an "excuse" to go big turbo I've seen some people squeeze a 315/30r18 on a 1M. I'm not sure I would go that big right away but I would like to put a 305 in the rear. I'm curious what your plans are?

I'm in a little town Aztec NM, the shop I'm going to talk to is in Farmington NM I plan on talking to them Wednesday hopefully I can get this project started in December its winter here and race season is over so now is the perfect time to get this project done.. Its crazy seeing the cardinal stadium in your first pictures. I grew up in the Deer Valley area and moved away a year after the cardinal stadium was built, I miss Phoenix
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