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....and so it begins, project Turtle Farts.

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Reported for odometer fraud 😀

 

I love those photos in the fire station!  I did notice a bit of overspray underneath from the paint job. I'd love to see that touched up with some black Duplicolor bedliner/black paint. 

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23 hours ago, snap said:

Reported for odometer fraud 😀

 

I love those photos in the fire station!  I did notice a bit of overspray underneath from the paint job. I'd love to see that touched up with some black Duplicolor bedliner/black paint. 

Ha, ha, yep! Luckily the old girl is exempt from odometer reading... 

I didn’t notice the overspray until everything was apart. There is a bit of paint correction that needs to be done on the hood, roof, and trunk lid that appeared as the paint was curing in the summer heat.  Plan is to have that all done next spring, and I want to address the undercarriage at that time as well. 

I need to find a drivers side door gasket, and a few other rubber bits that didn’t survive the test of time this winter, and decide what I’m going to do with the cracked vinyl on the front seats.

Shes come a long way, but there’s always work to be done!!

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It’s a few months late, but the cars finally have their new home.... in a few weeks, the wife and I will be moving in to our new home as well.

Pretty excited to have a place to wrench on the cars somewhere other than the small garage at the duplex we’ve been renting for the last year!

Now that there is more room; I’ll have to plan a wibimmers get-together, cookout, and cruise this summer! We have some nice roads around here, and I can make sure the fuzz don’t give us any trouble, lol! 😉

-Tim

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On 12/19/2018 at 11:57 AM, YoungCR said:

Nice shop! Is it heated?

Thanks!  No, I decided not to heat it now, but the trusses are set up for a ceiling if I decide to do it later...  My main garage is heated, so if I need to do any work during the winter, I can always put things in there.  

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Well, the wifey wasn’t too thrilled about her Mazda CX-5, so we decided to replace it with an F30 and officially became an all BMW family! 😬.

We had talked about another E70, but felt we didn’t need another SUV.  2015 328i x-drive, nicely equipped, just off lease with 38k miles. Pretty happy with it.

Back on topic with “project turtle farts”; I’m over ready for spring and am planning on what the car needs next.  I am thinking it needs proper suspension and am looking at coil overs...

Fitment industries in Appleton carries Silvers brand, but I want to check out BC and other options. 

Hopefully we can also sort out the annoying clunk/rattle when I drive over bumps.😒

-Timmer

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Post E30 picnic update....

Car is up on jack stands, Chinese GSP axles are out.  Took some time to tidy up the undercarriage, fix some little things, and add some upgrades.

Cleaned and painted the brake calipers, and ordered stop tech pads/rotors all around.

Parts should be here when I get back from Canada and she will be back on the road doing Smokey burnouts!

Also added a euro front plate to let the other bimmer heads know there is something lurking under the hood... :)

Till next time!

-Tim

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