Winter job hit-list

Richardrix

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As I don't have a garage I am having to wait until the weather gets a little better, however, this has not stopped me working on items for the car in the background and making a hit list of jobs

1. When I got the Z3 it came with a spare glove box as the handle had broken. I have now swapped over the key barrel from the broken one (that matches my key) to a replacement so I now have a fully functioning and key matching glove box handle. This just needs fitting in to the glove box in the car. This was a fairly simple job to do with the worst bit trying to put it all back together again with the spring that didn't want to stay in the handle. A lot of swearing and some patience and I got there in the end.

2. I have sourced a replacement siren for the IIIG EWS alarm. I have the alarm working on the car, I got that sorted after the original lock down. However, the siren fitted in the car has a key to enable / disable the siren and it is in the Off position and no key to switch it on again. Found someone breaking one with the exact same siren with the key in the On position. This should be a quick 10 minute job to switch over the siren and give it blast to see if it works. No doubt I will then have the issue of the siren going off on its own in the middle of the night lol.

3. I have roll hoops with the plastic to put in the car. The only thing I am missing is the additional support brackets. It came from a car that didn;t have these brackets in. Still trying to source these brackets but will fit the hoops without if I can't find any. As part of the switch of the plastic storage area I will also swap over the lock part so that I can still lock the storage with my key.

4. Once I have the roll hoops fitted then we are going to have a go at making our own deflector from some fabric mesh and a sewing machine rather than pay the silly price that they seem to be going for. Will see how that works out. May even look to make one from perspex. I have a friend who owns a makers shop and has a laser cutter so will be able to draw something up on the computer and have it cut by laser. That may be one for next winter when I have time to sit and play at the computer.

5. Replace the headlight bulbs with some Osram Night Laser bulbs. Still in two minds about this one and wether just to leave the standard bulbs in. It's not often at all the the car is driven in the dark so not a biggy.

6. I want to look and see if I can find a foot rest plate rather than just bare carpet.

Looking forward to getting all these jobs done and meeting up in the summer (if at all possible) and getting to some car shows.
 

t-tony

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Hi Richard, I found it and have edited the thread title so I might find it easier next time.


Tony.

ps. If you fancy making one I might still have a piece of the alloy angle left.
 

Richardrix

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Hi Richard, I found it and have edited the thread title so I might find it easier next time.


Tony.

ps. If you fancy making one I might still have a piece of the alloy angle left.
That's a great write up. Thanks Tony. I will go on the hunt for some pedal covers :)
 

Richardrix

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Let me know if you want that piece of alloy angle Richard. May have to adjust the width due to yours being a manual.

Tony.
That would be great. Cheers Tony. A little job for the next meet up maybe :)
 

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SUCCESS!!
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Could possibly be enough for 2 if anyone else fancies making one after we see what's left. Overall 18" long and about 14" on the short side.

Tony.
 
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