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      01-19-2018, 09:44 AM   #67
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And then...

Last night I reached a bit of a milestone I think.
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Quick comparison

Just a couple shots with the phone set on the mirror. 135i quarter vs 1M quarter.
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Pics of this past weekendsí activities.
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Fitting the quarter

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Awesome work. Always fun doing panel sectioning I had thought this might be doable on an E88 but that's probably not wise
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Awesome work. Always fun doing panel sectioning I had thought this might be doable on an E88 but that's probably not wise

I donít see why not. Itís been done. You would just section it differently at the top. Possibly along the body line like weíve seen in other builds.
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Got the left side wheelhouse welded on.

First two pics are fit up and weld prep.
Second two are post welding.
Next two are welds cleaned up and scuffed for paint.
Last is simply a gratuitous shot of the right side with the quarter hung.
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What are the part numbers on those wheelhouses?

Exciting work!
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What are the part numbers on those wheelhouses?

Exciting work!
Here ya go.
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I donít see why not. Itís been done. You would just section it differently at the top. Possibly along the body line like weíve seen in other builds.
Interesting. I can't say I've seen it done on an E88 before. I'll have to look more into it. Structurally, I'd have thought it wouldn't be wise. Not sure if BMW gives a sectioning recommendation like many other companies.
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Been busy doing other stuff. Got the majority of the left side cleaned up and ready to weld. Pics aren't very exciting I guess.

This is my first post using the Bimmerpost app. Not sure how I feel about it yet.
Seems fine for posting. But, not that great for pictures.
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Yes, I know Iím slow.

Lots of weld prep and a little painting of the inner stuff this past weekend.
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looking good. quick questions, for those areas with bare metal, is there any concern of rust after the welding is complete. I know the welds will be painted or sealed or have some sort of protection, but I always wondered what about the bare metal between the two body panels that cant be covered with paint. Or is that not an issue?
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looking good. quick questions, for those areas with bare metal, is there any concern of rust after the welding is complete. I know the welds will be painted or sealed or have some sort of protection, but I always wondered what about the bare metal between the two body panels that cant be covered with paint. Or is that not an issue?
Thatís a good question.
Areas between panels that canít be accessed once assembled are sprayed with a weld-thru zinc rich primer before assembling. Nothing is left bare metal. I posted a pic of the primer somewhere earlier in this thread.
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How hard was it to get the roof off? I would love the carbon roof, getting the glass out is not a problem for me but cutting the roof off seems like a daunting task.... I see you drilled the spot welds, was it difficult to separate roof skin from the car? What else do you need besides the glue and carbon roof?
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How hard was it to get the roof off? I would love the carbon roof, getting the glass out is not a problem for me but cutting the roof off seems like a daunting task.... I see you drilled the spot welds, was it difficult to separate roof skin from the car? What else do you need besides the glue and carbon roof?
I simply sliced around the perimeter and then peeled the skin back to expose the inner structure. See pic. Then I carefully snipped the inner structuresí tabs to the side rails and front and rear bows.

You can drill or grind the spot welds. I drilled most of them. Itís a cleaner process than throwing sparks all over the place with the die grinder. Thereís some sections that are glued too. Have a good heat gun handy for those.

Go back and look at my pics where Iím talking about the tabs that the drip rail moldings attach to. I feel that theyíre important to retain. As built, theyíre part of the roof skin. If you just cut all the welds and remove the roof, you lose them along with the correct way to attach the moldings. I basically made them so that they are part of the side rails now.

Youíll need a new headliner as well as the center roof bow if yours is/was a sunroof car. The shark fin will need to be re-attached. So, plan for that as well. BMW doesnít sell the attachment tape separately.
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Just messin

Test fitted the rear liners and the new (to me) wheels this week. Iíll be tinkering on the car more this afternoon.
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Nice work! I like how your taking the time to get every detail the right way.
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