[E46] Project thread #3

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can you see the ones in post #58?
 

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These are the before shots.

Not sure why they aren't showing so you might have to click on the actual images.



























 
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Can't see any of these either, weird :/
 

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These are the only after shots so far:







 
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Another lovatt triumph:



 
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Progress report on the build - karbonius airbox is about to ship to me.
 
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Spoke to BMR - have not held back on the underbody repairs - going to be perfect afterwards with no rust.

Lots of pics to post - let’s hope they show.
 

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Your pictures should hopefully fix themselves over the next 4 days or so. If they don't please pm me and I'll have a look.
All newly posted picture links should now work normally.
By the way, with postimage pics if you use the "hotlink for forums" link you'll get the larger pictures.
 

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Thanks for the tip - will do.
 

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Have just bought a light grey arm rest to have re-coloured to cinnamon by barkers.

So impressed with Frank’s work, I wanted to get some more done!
 
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After today - all back together with a replacement fuel tank too.

turns out the people that butchered the last RACP plates also butchered the fuel tank breather take offs beyind repair. No choice but to replace.

Is that a nail in my tyre or a stone?

 

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That looks great, what is the cost of having this done from BMR
 

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It’s difficult to say. My bill for the bodywork element of the above is £2100 - it was based purely on hours worked. In addition I have a days strip down and rebuild for BMR which is probably fairly fixed.

The time taken by the body shop is dependent on what they find and how far you want to go to fix it. I’m my case, they found the worst ever installed plates which were sealed with some nasty black stuff, they had to grind this all off which are some of the earlier pics you’ll see.

They then reinstalled new plates and installed the upper front gusset cups. All these extra things were included in that 2100. If you already had plates and weren’t installing gusset cups the underneath tear down recondition and rebuild would probably be 1200 in Bodyshop time plus the BMR mechanical time.

The rust on mine was exclusively surface rust, and so removal and repair was not especially time consuming. All the extra time came from having to grind off the old plates and poor welding, treat the surface left behind and get it to a point where the redish plates could be properly installed - as you can see in the pics.
 
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I mentioned that I had bought a grey leather armrest on eBay. I had it sent straight to Frank Barker. As luck would have it, it turned out to be in really good condition, even though it was filthy.

This made it ideal for recolouring. I was specifically looking for grey as other than lotus white it’s the lightest colour but it is much more common and therefore cheap.

I picked this up for £12.








 
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A little bit of cinnamon dye and some black paint later:








 

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Quick poll required.

considering buying an AP front and rear set up on carbon black/cinnamon car.

red or yellow?
 
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