Kev's Sparkling Graphite E92 M3

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  1. 9 Oct 2018 at 6:33 PM #101
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    Good work. Loving the car.
    Do you mind me asking what this brake setup would cost?
     
  2. 9 Oct 2018 at 6:43 PM #102
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    can vary , can get full set of calipers and discs on ebay for around 1k , then you need to hunt for the knuckles, mine cost £1500 all in
     
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  3. 9 Oct 2018 at 9:35 PM #103
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    Nice!! Cheers mate.
     
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    Surely the brembo brakes are better ? Why the change?
     
  5. 9 Oct 2018 at 10:17 PM #105
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    Ignore previous post lol
     
  6. 10 Oct 2018 at 9:43 PM #106
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    Back end refresh

    Ive been wanting to carry out an underisde restoration on an E922 for a while now , so on monday I started it! the under side had slight surface corrosion between the rear subframe, these cars are nowhere near as well protected as E46's were, no sign of any rubbery inderseal ,just bare primer which has dried out and started to flake off , so now is the time

    took me all day monday to get the subframe on the floor ,then tusday i dropped of various parts to a local blaster, and i had them back that afternoon!


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    jetwashed all the crap out of here

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    on the floor!


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    surface corrosion

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    blending it out

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    Big hole in the floor!

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    parts ready to go for blasting

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    parts back from blasting

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    Anti corrosion primered with 2k epoxy




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    recoated the underside with oem colour primer I had mixed up, its quite stark and bright and its really clean up against the original , I didnt want to go full painting like i did on the e46 ,(That was riddled with rust especially in the rear arches) just touching in on this one so after appliying the primer I feathered the hard edges in with sparkling graphite aerosol , It dont look to bad now im quite happy with it ,wont win any beauty contests but there you go!

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    Diff casing and lower arms etch primed

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    painted aluminium

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    I forgot to take pics of the diff itself as thats all painted up now


    pics of the garage!


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    more tomorrow!
     
  7. 10 Oct 2018 at 10:31 PM #107
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    Awesome work mate!
     
  8. 10 Oct 2018 at 10:34 PM #108
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    cheers keith, also forgot to say im not going to be spending a fortune on replacing every bush, all of them are absoluty fine, unlike the 46
     
  9. 10 Oct 2018 at 11:04 PM #109
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    Yeah lovely Keith, think I'll have a little subscribe to this :thumbsup:
     
  10. 11 Oct 2018 at 10:41 AM #110
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    Amazing work as always. From your e46 underside restoration, I've come to expect nothing less. Also makes me jealous that I don't have the skills or motivation to do similar!
     
  11. 11 Oct 2018 at 10:50 AM #111
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    I meant Kev! :muttley:
     
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    good lad. They all need this work doing to them.
     
  13. 11 Oct 2018 at 3:34 PM #113
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  14. 11 Oct 2018 at 8:42 PM #114
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    subframe assembly

    Paint is now dry so i fitted the the diff cover back on, then bolted it to the subframe and installed the lot, didnt have enough clearance under the car to slide the whole lot underneath so had to slide the subframe under then somehow lift the lot onto the jack ,how i did it on my own I'll never know, still , its amazing what you can acheive with no one to help , the g/f was in work!:muttley:

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    diff ready to go and i also re-attatched the oem sticker

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    diff bolted on

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    Back on!

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    Also spent a few boring hours after that cleaning up the rear bub assemblies ready for primer
     
  15. 12 Oct 2018 at 6:22 AM #115
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    Excellent work!

    You and others who have undertaken similar restorations have been an inspiration to me restore the underside of my E46. However, what makes you unique is not only your determination to undertake the work on your own, but also to find solutions to complex problems unaided!

    Viewing your work and that of others and even myself I am starting to think that many men have an engineer within themselves fighting to get out. Regardless of our professions there seems to be an inherent desire and ability to modify, adapt and improve. This is something that should not be ignored.

    Keep up the marvelous improvements and problem solving!
     
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    Car is looking fantastic Kev, love the work with the brakes too!! :cool:

    I'll be keeping an eye on your suspension struggle too because I would love to retain my EDC and kill the front arch gap, but I don't want to ground out/rub the arches/rattle my fillings out in the process.
     
  17. 16 Oct 2018 at 6:03 PM #117
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    cleaned up some more parts on the weekend ready for fitting.

    arms lacquered and ready to go

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    hubs repainted with 2k epoxy

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    along with the driveshafts

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    all fitted

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    disc got wet in the garage!!!

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    next up is the rear shocks , thats tomorrow !
     
  18. 16 Oct 2018 at 6:40 PM #118
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    Great work. Love the brake setup and the resto!
     
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    I love reading this thread, everytime I get a notification you have posted an update I pop the kettle on and settle down. This attention to detail is fantastic and the finished article will be a credit to you - keep it up!

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    shocks painted

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    fitted


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    also bought some Euro tips too


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    As you can see car is all back together and back on its wheels , all in all it took me 11 days!
     

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