Lambert’s belated project thread.

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  1. 14 Apr 2019 at 9:43 PM #21
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    Thanks Tyler, yes I knew the spoiler would attract controversial attention but i love it. :)

    3 brand new exhaust hangers are sat in my garage ready to go on.

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  2. 15 Apr 2019 at 8:40 PM #22
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    After our 4 hour round trip to baris carphonics place and him basically condemning my factory Bluetooth module me and a friend were both sat in traffic with a Costa cup between our legs, this was the push I needed to rip out the centre unit and fit an oem cup and coin holder.

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  3. 15 Apr 2019 at 8:49 PM #23
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    In mid March we were lucky enough to hold a car meet at snetterton race track for other Bmw owners. This wasn’t for track use just a cars and coffee gathering, the weather was windy and threatened off rain but lucky enough it held out for us.

    Awesome day and Thankyou all who turned up.

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  4. 15 Apr 2019 at 8:54 PM #24
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    It must be a cutter thing to be ocd...

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    It’s all about the detail. ;)
     
  5. 15 Apr 2019 at 9:14 PM #25
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    After much thought and possibly a slight amount of peer pressure from my goading local m3 friends I looked into retro fitting a pair of electronic flip wing mirrors, something of a gimmick perhaps you’ll say, i somewhat agree although hopefully they will come into good use one day.

    My last m3 had these from factory so as expected I didn’t want to not have these on the car second time round.

    Like abit of a fool I waited endlessly for a pair of yellow ones to arrive on the internet for sale, to no such luck I had to buy the best set I could in a different colour and strip them down, pull the internal brains out and re fit them into my yellow cases. It took me 3 hours from start to finish and lots of swearing.

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    Ofcorse the door cards had to come off in the process, so we replaced all the door card clips from cooper Ipswich.

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  6. 15 Apr 2019 at 11:08 PM #26
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    Awesome job mate.

    Looking forward to seeing this in the flesh whenever the next meet is!
     
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  7. 16 Apr 2019 at 8:59 AM #27
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    Thanks rosco

    Means a lot coming from a long serving cutter like yourself.

    Sorry we couldn’t meet in March, let’s make it happen soon.

    All the best

    Lambert
     
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  8. 17 Apr 2019 at 6:39 PM #28
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    Saw this in person at the weekend, what an absolutely stunning car it is - the condition puts most brand new cars to shame, let alone one that’s 17 years old?! :bow:

    Nice to meet you mate, look forward to catching up again at the next meet :thumbsup:
     
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  9. 17 Apr 2019 at 7:20 PM #29
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    Oasis your a gent, Thankyou for your kind comments, awesome to meet you and the crew, Great bunch with some amazing cars.

    Spent ages looking at yours, That individual colour scheme and spec is really something else.. I haven’t seen one that equipped before!

    Roll on the better weather and some more meets!

    All the best

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  10. 17 Apr 2019 at 7:46 PM #30
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    Car looks super clean, it's a credit to you, quite like the spoiler too!
     
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  11. 17 Apr 2019 at 7:54 PM #31
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    Very nice mate, looks awesome in the pictures. Nothing much beats a unmolested M3.
    Mine came with the club sport spoiler from new. I had a love hate relationship with it before swapping the boot lid about 5 years ago.
     
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  12. 17 Apr 2019 at 9:29 PM #32
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    Thanks Jimbo.. I’ve been a keeping a keen eye on your thread, some of the work you’ve done along the way is immense, I’m Loving your LSB!

    Cheers Stax.. Another fellow long serving cutter and may I say ex clubsport spoiler owner, I noticed it in your thread on page 3, What a beauty you have there, it’s mint!

    Overwhelmed by the great comments.

    All the best guys :)

    Lambert
     
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  13. 19 Apr 2019 at 10:50 AM #33
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    Been after these little buggers and only managed to find the part numbers with help from fellow cutter Dan320is

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    Headlight wire grommet and floor mat screw which was missing from the passenger rear.

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    A little shot of the interior, i think all the pictures and updates so far have been exterior.

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  14. 19 Apr 2019 at 11:09 AM #34
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    Cracking build thread so far mate!

    Just wondering but how do you still have main dealer warranty on a 16 year old car?
     
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  15. 19 Apr 2019 at 11:38 AM #35
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    Hi R60BBA.

    I’ve been keeping a close eye on your thread recently, Awesome work from you and I love your car!

    Warranty continues up 100k on my car, it costs me £60 pounds per month and a little excess if i wish to use it but only would if big costly problems occur.

    This was obviously set up when the previous owner bought the car from coopers and never cancelled, I have took this on from him and continued it.

    My cars had some major work carried out in the past few years, body and mechanically and it has been helped along financially by the warranty.

    It’s set up via bmw uk.

    All the best

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  16. 21 Apr 2019 at 11:06 AM #36
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    Hi guys I’ve been asked a little more about the car and thought, well I might aswell answer it in this thread.

    Hope your bank holidays are going great and I bet some of you like me are spending it getting your hands dirty on the car.

    I’ve got some old mot history I’ve gathered online to show the little use it’s had over the last few years.

    Here’s the last 5 years.

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  17. 21 Apr 2019 at 11:13 AM #37
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    Managed to find a bmw vin decoder.

    Here’s the results.

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  18. 21 Apr 2019 at 11:26 AM #38
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    Service History.

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    I’m going abroad mid may and she will be in for a health check at Cooper Bmw and possible oil service as soon I’m back.

    Mileage is now 77k.
     
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    Nice job on the mirrors.

    What was involved? I only had the folding mirrors on one E46 M3, I do miss them on this one TBH
     
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  20. 21 Apr 2019 at 1:48 PM #40
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    Hey jjm3uk

    Hope your well, yes I was the same.
    We had them on the last m3 but missed them on his one.

    It’s not a hard job just very fiddly.

    Dismantle everything, swap over and replace. It was easyer to strip the blue ones first in my case because I wasn’t worried about damaging them or the glass, more learning on the job with those but was very delicate with the yellow ones for obvious reasons.

    I would recommend it, It’s a cool feature.

    Really to be fair you would probably find some blue ones a lot easyer than I could yellow, then just bolt them right up.

    All the best

    Lambert
     
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