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#493839 - 14/01/18 05:15 PM BMW E21 Build
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Sorry for making you peeps wait, but as some of you may of known, I had too source another car due to the previous specialist ruining a very good/solid shell.

So here goes.

The basic is for this car to run in the CSCC Future Classic series.

We will be up against some stiff competition in our class, so this is going to a full major build to be able to compete and win against them.

I hope you enjoy the pics. I will do my best to keep this updated as quickly as possible.

Let the dismantle begin, plenty of pics being taken, along with plenty of bagging up & labelling.















Edited by Chunky4/4Racer (14/01/18 05:28 PM)
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#493840 - 14/01/18 05:26 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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So if my memory has not failed totally then the single lamps make it a 316 or possibly early 320carb ?

Lots of photos please.
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#493841 - 14/01/18 05:28 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Alistair]
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Originally Posted By Alistair
So if my memory has not failed totally then the single lamps make it a 316 or possibly early 320carb ?

Lots of photos please.


This car 320i which makes it a 1800cc
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#493842 - 14/01/18 05:30 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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I had a 1976 316 which I really should have looked after and kept. It was Jade green, still got a pair of front wings somewhere, a dashboard and the twin headlight grilles which I'd intended to fit but never got round to it.

Will follow the progress with interest!


Edited by Malcolm T (14/01/18 05:31 PM)
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#493844 - 14/01/18 05:34 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Now the rear body work is being stripped out.




The engine going in,


A 2.3L - 6 cyl which is going to very special, we are looking at 50mm individual throttle bodies, custom built crank and roller valve train, high compression and a rev limit of 9750rpm!
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#493848 - 14/01/18 05:40 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Fab. And now for thread drift - can you recommend brake pads for the 4/4 sport and fit them next week?! I’m using the 4/4 sport competition for track days and road use and for the occasional race.
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#493852 - 14/01/18 05:42 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Hi lowrie
I emailed you last week ! Need some advice re a mod on my roadster.
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#493853 - 14/01/18 05:44 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: sprinty]
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Originally Posted By sprinty
Fab. And now for thread drift - can you recommend brake pads for the 4/4 sport and fit them next week?! I’m using the 4/4 sport competition for track days and road use and for the occasional race.


I can recommend a very good pad material, can you pop in this week?

I will look to see if I have a set in stock.

Now back to the thread!


Edited by Chunky4/4Racer (14/01/18 05:44 PM)
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#493854 - 14/01/18 05:46 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: MR11MOG]
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Hi lowrie
I emailed you last week ! Need some advice re a mod on my roadster.


I'm back at work now and going through my emails, sorry for the delay. I was with clients racing over Christmas, so I had my Xmas later. I will reply asap

Now back to the thread
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#493857 - 14/01/18 06:04 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Originally Posted By Chunky4/4Racer
Originally Posted By Alistair
So if my memory has not failed totally then the single lamps make it a 316 or possibly early 320carb ?

Lots of photos please.


This car 320i which makes it a 1800cc


I'm sure the badge on the boot lid say's 316. Or am I missing something here?

I guess it doesn't really matter what the original is given it will all be very special by the time it's finished.
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#493858 - 14/01/18 06:06 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: IvorMog]
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Originally Posted By IvorMog
Originally Posted By Chunky4/4Racer
Originally Posted By Alistair
So if my memory has not failed totally then the single lamps make it a 316 or possibly early 320carb ?

Lots of photos please.


This car 320i which makes it a 1800cc


I'm sure the badge on the boot lid say's 316. Or am I missing something here?

I guess it doesn't really matter what the original is given it will all be very special by the time it's finished.


My mistake and you are correct, this is a 316 which had the 1800cc engine
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#493859 - 14/01/18 06:08 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Thank God you got a bit of the dogs back on that photo . Flicking through it I spotted a head and thought your hair had grown so much you had been doing a Robinson Crusoe in the garage. You are lucky my Staffy never helped me just lay under the engine so I could not go out without him more like a fox than a dog.

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#493863 - 14/01/18 06:34 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Thanks for sharing the progress.
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#493900 - 14/01/18 09:25 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Exciting stuff, Lawrie..!!

Good lad.

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#493920 - 15/01/18 02:24 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Looking forward to following this thread.
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#493928 - 15/01/18 03:35 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Richard - Aus]
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Looking forward to following this thread.


+1
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#493970 - 15/01/18 12:15 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: deano]
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Originally Posted By deano
Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Looking forward to following this thread.


+1


+2

I once did the opposite: made an ex-racing car (slalom) into a road going one.

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#494064 - 15/01/18 07:54 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: DirkM]
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Originally Posted By DirkM
Originally Posted By deano
Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Looking forward to following this thread.


+1


+2

I once did the opposite: made an ex-racing car (slalom) into a road going one.



Loving the car
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#494066 - 15/01/18 08:01 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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So today amongst my other work I successfully removed both front wings.



Then I removed both doors & finished off removing all the sound deadening from the floor area & rear seat panelling.



As you can see, there is a repair patch on the passenger front foot well this will be addressed along with the hole in the drivers side front foot well, possibly new floor pans.

Overall I am amazed at how solid this car actually is.

There is a major job happening on the her tomorrow, which should be exciting!
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#494087 - 15/01/18 09:58 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Stringers Best Mate]
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Exciting stuff, Lawrie..!!

Good lad.

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Thanks mate, hopefully have a catch up soon
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#494183 - 16/01/18 05:21 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Thanks Lawrie.

Your photos take me several years back in time. In the 1980's I used to help in a Rallycross team. We converted a Talbot Sunbeam TI, a Triumph Dolomite Sprint (with a Rover 3.5 V8) and a Rover SD1 with 3.5 V8 engine. I think I still have some photos somewhere in my archive.
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#494220 - 16/01/18 08:14 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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So today was one of many of the first big jobs of the whole build. Nerves certainly kicked in!




Also began the removal of the original seat mounts.


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#494225 - 16/01/18 08:28 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Blimey! Exciting stuff. Do you cut the whole roof off in order to be able to fit a roll cage?
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#494230 - 16/01/18 08:32 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Hamwich]
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Blimey! Exciting stuff. Do you cut the whole roof off in order to be able to fit a roll cage?


It certainly does help but its not essential. The roof has been removed for 3 reason. Firstly the original had a sunroof, secondly the underside of roof had the sunroof mounting points which made it heavy and thirdly I have a non sun roof light skin to put back on.
The windscreen surround was removed because it had a rust hole, as I can but new it made sense to fit a new one as we are at this stage.
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#494270 - 17/01/18 09:10 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Looks like a nice 105 GTV lurking in the background too..
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#494419 - 17/01/18 09:35 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Todays little update




The engine was then removed

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#494429 - 17/01/18 10:24 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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I was expecting to see a bit more seam-welding or is that in the next stage ?
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#494432 - 17/01/18 10:37 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Alistair]
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Originally Posted By Alistair
I was expecting to see a bit more seam-welding or is that in the next stage ?


I am long way off from starting the stitch welding process. The car is being fully stripped first, lightened where possible, then its off for a 3 stage dipping process. Then the build begins
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#494448 - 18/01/18 08:27 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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The body looks in terrific nick for it’s age
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#494678 - 19/01/18 09:09 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Stewart S]
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The body looks in terrific nick for it’s age


I am amazed for a 34yr old car. She is very solid
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#494680 - 19/01/18 09:43 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Next little update of making her lighter!













Next update very soon.....


Edited by Chunky4/4Racer (19/01/18 09:44 PM)
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#495183 - 22/01/18 08:50 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Today I carried out a mod on the scuttle panel which since doing my research all the BMW teams carried out.



I then set about working underneath the car




The full exhaust system was removed.
Then work on removing the rear subframe,diff & suspension began. Pics tomorrow.
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#495209 - 23/01/18 01:14 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Interesting Lawrie!
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#495235 - 23/01/18 09:20 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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I think I got the rear wheels in roughly that same geomtery with an unplanned humpback bridge once, almost digested my adams apple.
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#495440 - 24/01/18 06:00 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Alistair]
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Originally Posted By Alistair
I think I got the rear wheels in roughly that same geomtery with an unplanned humpback bridge once, almost digested my adams apple.


On NSU TT and Simca Rallye they were put (almost) that way for racing.



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#495456 - 24/01/18 07:46 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Yes but I was referring to the BMW where the rear axle was out of the car!
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#495641 - 25/01/18 08:16 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Today amongst over work I began the task of making carboard templates for the new interior rear panels, which will be made out of aluminium.



Now the shell is ready for the trip to Birmingham on Monday for its holiday at a company called Enviro-Strip.

https://www.envirostripgbltd.com/

She will be spending a couple of weeks there having the full works carried out on her body.


Edited by Chunky4/4Racer (25/01/18 08:17 PM)
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#495642 - 25/01/18 08:19 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Very interesting thanks Lawrie.
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#495643 - 25/01/18 08:20 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Richard - Aus]
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Looking forward to following this thread.


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#495652 - 25/01/18 09:16 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: OZ 4/4]
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Looking forward to following this thread.


+1


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#495653 - 25/01/18 09:19 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: deano]
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Originally Posted By deano
Originally Posted By OZ 4/4
Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Looking forward to following this thread.


+1


+2


+3
You have found a car with a very good substance, it looks like becoming a great project!

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#495658 - 25/01/18 09:58 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Heinz]
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Originally Posted By Heinz
Originally Posted By deano
Originally Posted By OZ 4/4
Originally Posted By Richard - Aus
Looking forward to following this thread.


+1


+2


+3
You have found a car with a very good substance, it looks like becoming a great project!


Thank you

After the items I ordered today, you will be pleased to see this is certainly no thrown together build.

As we are aiming for such light weight, we have got Tillets latest carbon fibre seats, Lifelines latest Novec 1230 Gas fire extinguisher, plus more.
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#495855 - 26/01/18 07:51 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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I popped into work today after been out for a meeting & a little parcel had been delivered. Inside the box were some of the new interior components.

Keeping weight to a minimum is the name of the game.

First off we have 2 sets of the newly released light weight Schroth racing 6 point harness.


Next up we have the latest in fire extinguisher technology. Novec 1230 gas is used instead of the water based foam used in the cheaper systems. Novec gas systems use a smaller bottle but are equivalent to a 4L bottle, so FIA approved.
This weighs in at only 2.5kg where as the foam which would need to be a 4L bottle for FIA approval which would in nearly 8kg.


The last toy to show you all is by Summit Technologies. This is a solid state digital control system.
Click on link for the details - https://summit-technologies.myshopify.com/products/talon-solid-state-digital-control-system
I use their Raptor blue tooth steering wheel system on another race car, it works amazingly.


More to pics and info to follow.
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#495866 - 26/01/18 08:44 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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I am starting to feel like this should be an episode on Discovery Channel 8)
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#495917 - 27/01/18 07:43 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Alistair]
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Originally Posted By Alistair
I am starting to feel like this should be an episode on Discovery Channel 8)


Or more mainstream.
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#496198 - 28/01/18 05:04 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Richard - Aus]
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Originally Posted By Alistair
I am starting to feel like this should be an episode on Discovery Channel 8)


Or more mainstream.


I doubt they would be interested, but the idea is cool.
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#497413 - 04/02/18 10:26 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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The German whip has now been delivered to her new home for the next 2-3 weeks.
She will be cleansed!

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#497415 - 04/02/18 11:29 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Chemical strip and electrophoretic coat, Lawrie?
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#497416 - 04/02/18 12:04 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Hamwich]
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Chemical strip and electrophoretic coat, Lawrie?


Having the full works done by the company
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#497456 - 04/02/18 05:27 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Great thread.
That 316 would have done me for an everyday road car. Loads of life left in it!
I will pay a visit when you have the shell back Lawrie. You can tell me about the shell you couldn't use...
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#497485 - 04/02/18 07:16 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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You will have to publish the dates of its bedding in run a few of us light like a little moment of lust.
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#497498 - 04/02/18 08:23 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Great thread.
That 316 would have done me for an everyday road car. Loads of life left in it!
I will pay a visit when you have the shell back Lawrie. You can tell me about the shell you couldn't use...


I look forward to seeing you mate
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#497499 - 04/02/18 08:23 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Alistair]
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Originally Posted By Alistair
You will have to publish the dates of its bedding in run a few of us light like a little moment of lust.


I will publish the shake down dates
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#497730 - 05/02/18 07:00 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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The sexy as hell new 2018 designed Tillett Carbon FIA race seats arrived today. Wow these are sooooooo light.

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#497731 - 05/02/18 07:01 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Very smooth thumbs.
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#497734 - 05/02/18 07:03 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Very sexy.
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#497743 - 05/02/18 07:25 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Looking at those, a harness will be required just to stop the driver sliding out of them - and that's before engine start! grin2
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#497746 - 05/02/18 07:29 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Looking at those, a harness will be required just to stop the driver sliding out of them - and that's before engine start! grin2


You'd be very surprised how grippy they are with a race suit. Of course the harness still does the major work
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#497748 - 05/02/18 07:34 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Originally Posted By Chunky4/4Racer

You'd be very surprised how grippy they are with a race suit. Of course the harness still does the major work


By the time I'd jammed my fat backside into that seat, I think I wouldn't be in the least surprised how grippy it is!
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#497780 - 05/02/18 10:21 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Hamwich]
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After failing to jam myself into the bucket seat of the factory racing AR +4 (XX60THX?) a few years ago, I think I'd better keep quiet grin2
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#497845 - 06/02/18 11:08 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Similarily I tried to fit into a plus4supersports and failed miserably -- didn't matter how nice the seat looked it wasn't built for a front-row forward's arse!!!!!
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#498086 - 07/02/18 08:02 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Robbie]
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Similarily I tried to fit into a plus4supersports and failed miserably -- didn't matter how nice the seat looked it wasn't built for a front-row forward's arse!!!!!


They can be a little tight!
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#498087 - 07/02/18 08:09 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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After last/this year the more road baised tillets in the Coupe are a bit pinchy on the sides. They are surprisingly more comfy than I expected when first seeing them.
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#498095 - 07/02/18 09:00 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Alistair]
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Originally Posted By Alistair
After last/this year the more road baised tillets in the Coupe are a bit pinchy on the sides. They are surprisingly more comfy than I expected when first seeing them.


Myself & my drivers find them very comfortable as they hold/support you in all the main areas
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#498132 - 08/02/18 07:53 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Alistair]
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That's the Greedy Goose effect Alistair! smile
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#498352 - 09/02/18 05:57 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Oh so true, perhaps greedy geese might be closer as well.
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#498400 - 09/02/18 09:45 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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A very small update for you folks who are still interested......

Today I received back the steering rack after having it fully stripped & rebuilt with a heavy duty phosphor bronze rack bush and modified slipper pad with grease nipple to aid lubrication of the steering assembly.
This is now a high ratio rack with only 2.5 turns lock to lock, originally it was 4.

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#498411 - 09/02/18 10:36 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Gradually coming back together thumbs.
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#498412 - 09/02/18 10:39 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: +8Rich]
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Gradually coming back together thumbs.


Parts are slowly trickling in.

Car is still away for another week or so.
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#498425 - 10/02/18 08:36 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Rack looks good smile
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#498427 - 10/02/18 08:43 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Laurie, enjoying the updates.
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#498431 - 10/02/18 09:20 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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I've had another delivery crazy2




This is from a BMW specialist in Germany. As you can see in the pics, The majority of the parts are original BMW new old stock. So happy with this. Another order is going to be placed with them very shortly.
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#498451 - 10/02/18 10:55 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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As none of them are likely to fit a Z3 they should be safe grin2
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#498476 - 10/02/18 12:32 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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As none of them are likely to fit a Z3 they should be safe grin2


Thank god for that cheers
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#498567 - 11/02/18 03:21 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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#498574 - 11/02/18 06:39 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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#498600 - 11/02/18 09:24 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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It's a pitty I don't live near you, otherwise I would be tempted to lend a hand. flag
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#509292 - 18/04/18 11:09 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Back from having full media dip







Another big update coming very soon.
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#509300 - 19/04/18 12:19 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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At last you can start on her thumbs.
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#509301 - 19/04/18 06:21 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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That looks like a good solid base to start from. Looking forward to the next update.
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#509302 - 19/04/18 07:28 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: deano]
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That looks like a good solid base to start from. Looking forward to the next update.


There a couple of issues to sort but for a 34yr old shell she is remarkable condition
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#509307 - 19/04/18 08:35 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Must soon be time for me to pay a visit! smile
That looks great. Looking forward to continuation of the build thread. thumbs
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#509321 - 19/04/18 09:40 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Looks like the build begins soon. Great.
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#511049 - 01/05/18 04:15 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Looking good!
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#511626 - 03/05/18 09:02 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Oh I *do* like this. A lot. smile

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#544657 - 25/11/18 10:20 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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I will be doing a big update at the beginning of the week
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#544659 - 25/11/18 10:43 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Excellent, look forward to that! smile
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#544664 - 25/11/18 11:46 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Excellent, look forward to that! smile


+1

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#544670 - 25/11/18 12:42 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Heinz]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Excellent, look forward to that! smile


+1


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#544684 - 25/11/18 02:35 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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#544815 - 26/11/18 11:08 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Please can someone post up the link I need to access the TM Image site?

Thank you
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#544816 - 26/11/18 11:11 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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#544817 - 26/11/18 11:15 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ


Thank you Graham
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#546271 - 04/12/18 08:16 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Not much but more updates will be coming in the near future...

First up, the standard original steering column has been lightened & modified. The steering wheel location has had a FIA WTCC splined union taped, screwed onto original thread. The spline piece has then been drilled to be puddle welded & then fully tig welded along the base join.



I also managed to source from BMW in Germany an original OEM, unused front engine bay subframe for the 6 cylinder engine.




Edited by Chunky4/4Racer (04/12/18 08:23 AM)
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#546428 - 04/12/18 07:38 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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2nd update today...….

As the same as period examples we have chosen to go with the single wiper conversion.




The car now wears a non-sunroof roof...


The battery housing in its position.


Any guesses what the hole in the 'B' pillar is for?


Today the BMW & certain parts went on a very important road trip. The car will now be away from me until after Xmas.



Don't worry I have plenty of ordering of parts & fab work to be getting on with whilst she's away....
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#546473 - 05/12/18 08:31 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Hole in B pillar?
Space for the roll cage to pass through?
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#546477 - 05/12/18 08:44 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Hole in B pillar?
Space for the roll cage to pass through?


Nope, the cage is staying inside the passenger compartment.

Fancy another guess??
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#546479 - 05/12/18 08:49 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Ha. Thought that after posting.
Giant door catch/lock (being silly now!).
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#546513 - 05/12/18 11:53 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Braces for side impact protection.
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#546603 - 05/12/18 07:09 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Ha. Thought that after posting.
Giant door catch/lock (being silly now!).


Come on you can keep thinking
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#546604 - 05/12/18 07:11 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Alistair]
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Nope, don't think along safety lines
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#546618 - 05/12/18 08:03 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Drinks dispenser so you can only use it when you have the car parked and door open ?
Money pockets for drive-through KFC moments ?
Brolly compartment for those cold open ex-airbases when someone punts you into the citty-litter ?
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#546626 - 05/12/18 09:11 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Weight reduction?
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#546627 - 05/12/18 09:24 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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#546629 - 05/12/18 09:33 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Its for an Anderson plug housing & mount
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#546635 - 05/12/18 09:47 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Another update... Woohoo I hear you shout!!!

Alternator lower bracket, lightly bead blasted before it went off to my engine builder.





The same was done for the gearbox bell housing, before work is carried out on this item.



Then it was time to build up the new dampers. These are a bespoke build by KW themselves.


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#546656 - 06/12/18 06:17 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Colourful suspension!
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#546660 - 06/12/18 08:00 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Colourful suspension!


Unfortunately that is KW colours. I do like it though
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#546782 - 06/12/18 08:33 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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The newly redesigned Tilton pedal box. Like the Alfa, this is a floor pedal box with each of the 3 master cylinders reversed & sitting under the feet of the driver.

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#546785 - 06/12/18 08:57 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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That's rather nice smile
I won't ask about the background exhaust.
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#546789 - 06/12/18 09:21 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
That's rather nice smile
I won't ask about the background exhaust.


Very light as well.

The exhaust is nothing special, just a standard Caterham system
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#547156 - 09/12/18 11:41 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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I was able to source an original & undamaged automatic gearbox bell housing from the correct period.




Once this has soaked in the degreasing tank over the weekend, I will clean off the grime & then like the manual bell housing, I will softly bead blast.


I'm also hoping to have update pics of the BMW shell very soon.
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#547161 - 09/12/18 12:05 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Curious as to why you'd want both bell housings?
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#547356 - 10/12/18 08:21 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Curious as to why you'd want both bell housings?


All will be revealed in good time mate.
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#547359 - 10/12/18 08:34 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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New update...

Pics sent to me this afternoon, the start of the fabrication work being carried out.

Just like the Alfa Romeo roll cage, I asked for the cage to run as close as possible to the pillars of the cars shell, this is to aid visibility for the driver.

New rear interior floor sections have been made.



This shows that the rear bulk head panel & parcel shelf have been removed.



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#547398 - 11/12/18 07:40 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Looking good.
Still can't help thinking that would have done me as a road/commutacar (before you took it to bits!) laugh2
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#547403 - 11/12/18 08:03 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Looking good.
Still can't help thinking that would have done me as a road/commutacar (before you took it to bits!) laugh2


Yes I agree the car was it very good condition for age, but then this also meant I had a good base to build a good car
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#547406 - 11/12/18 08:48 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Which is what's needed.
You never did say what was wrong with the one you went all the up to Scotland to collect.
Anyway, I failed to see this car in the early stages, so will have to meander down for a look as it goes together thumbs
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#547407 - 11/12/18 08:52 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Which is what's needed.
You never did say what was wrong with the one you went all the up to Scotland to collect.
Anyway, I failed to see this car in the early stages, so will have to meander down for a look as it goes together thumbs


Basically the previous so called specialist doing the initial build, royally mucked up the shell when doing HIS own slap dash welded in roll cage. Never min, with what is planned this will turn out beautiful.
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#547413 - 11/12/18 09:01 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Ahh. Doesn't sound good for the earlier project!
I'm sure this new one will turn out a stunning racer smile
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#547558 - 11/12/18 08:23 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Ahh. Doesn't sound good for the earlier project!
I'm sure this new one will turn out a stunning racer smile


I'm working hard on her becoming a stunner
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#547780 - 12/12/18 07:42 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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The automatic bell housing has now been bead blasted




Now both bell housings (manual & automatic) are ready for the next stage.
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#551587 - 03/01/19 08:57 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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We have a roll cage update.
I'm really pleased with how this is progressing. Loving how tight the cage tubing is to the body shell.







The reason for the masking tape is for working out the correct angle needed to allow for the easiest access but with safety/rigidity of the roll cage kept.



You will probablly of noticed that the original rear parcel shelf & bulk head have now been removed. The reason why will be obvious very soon.
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#553401 - 12/01/19 11:12 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Managed to source a BMW E12 (5 SERIES) diff running the ratio we wanted of 3.9:1. The only problem is the fact this is an open diff. An original E12 LSD diff is very rare & if you can find one for sale they are very expensive.

I should mention the reason for using the E12 diff & not keeping the E21 diff.
The E21 diff had a huge problem of over heating back in the day when the E21 was raced. I've read quotes & scene pics of the diffs glowing red etc, this was because the diff casings were very compact which meant they couldn't hold much oil. Alpina did release a bigger rear panel which would allow the casing to hold more oil & it was heavily finned but over heating did still occur.
The E12 diff is relatively straight forward swap with only small modifications required to the rear subframe.





Now this diff will be fully stripped, all the internals checked, reused or replaced with new items. The casing & drive shaft flanges will be bead blasted & re-plated.
Hard to imagine looking at it now but this diff will look brand new once completed.
I have sourced a very well known UK company to make me a LSD & internals, their products are already used in high class motorsport.
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#553418 - 12/01/19 11:55 AM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Chunky4/4Racer]
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Bit of gunk and T-cut that will come up a treat! laugh2
Don't know much about BMW racers so the E21 info was new (mind you I seem to know less and less as the years go by!).
Probably not new Quaife internals then?
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#553428 - 12/01/19 12:12 PM Re: BMW E21 Build [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Bit of gunk and T-cut that will come up a treat! laugh2
Don't know much about BMW racers so the E21 info was new (mind you I seem to know less and less as the years go by!).
Probably not new Quaife internals then?


Correct this time not Quaife even though I have used their products in the past & they have operated faultlessly.
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