Separate names with a comma.
If you want to join in with the discussion, and see the areas which are available only to members then sign up now!
BMW Z3 item created by Stormy_be, Jan 6, 2014
Stormy_be submitted a new Showcase Item:
My Z3 (re)built
Read more about this showcase item here...
The wifes 2 weeks of holiday have ended....so I could do some real work today
Was going to take the heater out from the interieur.
In the end I didn't though the interieur, but worked in the engine compartment.
Got rid of the air intake box.
The full airconditioning system in the engine compartment
Took out the airco-radiator, the normal radiator.
Actually the front end is basicly empty now
Found out that the lines for the cooling of the steering servo are quite rusted.
Will post pictures of the progress in the showcase.
BTW if anybody could use some of the airco parts, let me know. They will be in the bin in a couple of days/weeks.
This is the actual status
That is quite some weight saving you have made so far! The picture reminds me of all the comforts I had with my 1966 Series IIa Land Rover...
What will be refitted when you have finished?
Not much will be refitted.
Maybe part of the dashboard (or I might make something myself).
The dashboard cluster will be installed.
2 racing seats.
Still looking for a good (& not to expensive) roll cage.
maybe the demister (certainly not the airco)
will need to fit/create something for a couple of switches (want to keep the ASC-option & therefore the ASC-switch + light switch, hazard lights and maybe one or 2 others)
Can't think of anything else for the moment.
But first things first.
I want to get ride of things I don't need/want: airbag module, immobilizer module, electrical goodies that I don't need (seats, door/bonnet/boot-switches & locking, windows, aircon, radio, ....)
That will be some job....not something you want to do wrong.
Some things will be cut, some need to be grounded, some will need to get 12V or 5V :-s :-s
Bought me some H&R springs.
...couldn't refuse them for 60€
Painted my headlights and some body panels in white today. What do you think? ( pictures in the correct section)
Are you going white with the whole car?
Nope... it's gelcoat...for the first moulds ;-)
Other panels will follow...bonnet en trunk are too big to move back and forward to the evening course every time, so will do those at home.
First need to check if these moulds come out fine (Next week the fiberglass is going on...in 2 weeks time the moulds should be ready)
I can't help but think of something I did when looking at this picture. I had a ford sedan that I drove that people would consider a 'junker'. The heater core went bad and had to be replaced. I went to the ford agency and bought the core for $30. While I was there,I asked what the cost of installing it would cost. When they replied, I thought there was a mistake. $1100. I'll finish this later. back to work. Back again. I spent 3 weeks everyday after work and days off replacing the heater core. This picture reminded me of my car in that to get to tha core EVERYTHING had to come out of the dashboard. It looked like it was on the assembly line being built. Since it was just a junker, I could have cut the firewall in the engine compartment, cut the plastic box holding the core, pulled out the old core and slipped in the new one in about 20 minutes. Frankie
That is true. Changing the heater matrix or the airco is hell of a job.
Does anyone have a picture of a heaterbox without aircon?
I removed everything of the aircon, but in the heaterbox on the dash both are incorporated.
So or I change to a non-aircon-box or I need to create something myself (as some people convinced me it would be good to keep some heating/cooling - certainly for when I would have a hardtop.
Hi, what a project you have going on. Wish I was closer as I need to put A/C into my car when it gets here. Sure would have taken all of your system for sure. Can't even have it sent to the car and put in the boot cuz it's just about full of other bits I've had sent there to save on shipping costs. Good luck and I will follow along. JIM
The first moulds were released this morning.
What a great feeling
That looks a good job!
The right front and right rear panel should be ready too (I left them in the classroom of my evening school, so no pictures yet).
Starting on the left side panels now.
Then boot, bonnet and doors.
What an ambitious project and I applaude your taking a class to learn how to accomplish it!! Bravo!!
Over the last couple of years I've taken 4 years class in car-mechanics, 3 years welding and now 2nd course polyester/fiberglass.
Is that your business I see in the future? Jim
My business for now is in IT.
But it is correct (if that is what you mean) that I would like to start a business in fibreglass fabrication...somewhere in the future...if there is a clientele for it.