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The car is currently being gutted of rust and filled with fresh metal.

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New outer sill panels have arrived, but the inner sills/floorpan need loads of attention. Big hole
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No hole
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Good stuff. Are you gonna paint it or just have a rat look e21?

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I'll blend in the repairs, thats all I'll be bothered about! I like patina.
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cool stuff and nice welding there.
looks like more work than orginally thought then?
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Not really, pretty much anticpated the worst.
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This is gonna be a rollercoaster for a restore.. keep the pictures posted, would be interesting

Also can you send me your mates number regarding the tank transfer pipe guard we spoke over the phone the other day.. so i could arrange to go to him...

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Update: Sills, chassis legs, rear strut tops and inner wings repaired. As previously mentioned I swapped a rotton mini clubman with my friend if he did most of the welding on the car, I'm glad he did as I'm not the welding king and I have no time, at all. Here it is anyway, to quote him...

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so its had sills, most of the inners and outers and strengtheners.....

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butted the sills on just under the lower swage for a good fit and seam welded for strength.

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thats the rear inner under where the petrol tank lives

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both front floorpan/A-posts look like this now.

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some chassis leg action.

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theres something missing here....

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stuck in some sufficiently thick plate in, welded inside and out. its the side of an old forklift :D

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all buttoned up tonight

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flitch panel/drip rail was fecked too ::)

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not any more. other side only needed a small repair

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If I ever get a spare 5 minutes I'll be stuffing my M50 in.
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Good work.

Your pal deserves a medal. :lol:

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Well I got a spare 5 minutes...

M50 bolted onto the 323i subframe with 323i engine mounts
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Bolted up to the 323i transmission with no mods, no custom gear linkages/props for me
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Clears the servo, and not in shot the 328i exhaust manifolds
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One of the areas needing attention, but I have a few ideas.
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This was when the engine was bolted into my 316. The other area maybe needing attention
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Exhaust clearance
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Happy? Yes.
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Excellent!! :wink:

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Quality! Well done Rob!

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Well done job!
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rob the v8 throttle body has a bend in it which may help

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Interesting Jason I'll look into that. I have had nasty thoughts cutting through the inner wing and boxing up the MAF and air filter in between the inner wing and wing....
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