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    Originally posted by CurrusDei View Post
    Stock headers with Jet Hot ceramic coating (inside and out). Probably will do the same to the exhaust.

    Wow that looks incredible.
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      Originally posted by Broken88 View Post
      Wow that looks incredible.


      Thanks. It’s super durable and you can choose colors. Mine is Satin.

      https://www.jet-hot.com/colors/


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        I have used Jet Hot on all my builds. They are great.

        [IMG]https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/my350z.com-vbulletin/550x225/80-parkerbsig_5096690e71d912ec1addc4a84e99c374685fc03 8.jpg[/IMG

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          this is my first post,

          wow......

          just read this the whole way through......

          :bow::bow::bow::bow:

          awaiting the next chapter .......

          ps.

          My Zinner M3 is at home in my garage and at the beginning of a bare frame rebuild - your pics and info will be priceless ! Thank you so much for taking the time....
          Last edited by Andy the Aussie; 09-08-2018, 06:32 PM.

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            Epic. Hey how do you like the garage flooring? I always wondered how things would roll on top of it. Also what do you do if you have a major spill?



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              Love this thread and your inspiring dedication to the restoration of your M3.

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                Thanks guys.

                On the flooring, its great. Easily my favorite "tool" in the garage. Things roll ok on it, not perfectly smooth, but I have no complaints. If you have a big spill, i guess it depends on what it is. I actually wash my car in my garage on occasion, and because the slab slants forward the water just drains out. I have had an oil spill where i had to use a screw driver to pop a few tiles loose, then replace them. Not a big deal.

                I'll try to add some updates soon.
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                  If you could I bet you would have zinc"d the chassis too

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                    Hey Guys,

                    I’m way overdue for an update. Thinking things will pick up more after the new year, back end of 2018 has been very busy on other fronts.
                    Anyways, here are a few updates:

                    Steering Rack in Place



                    New vs Old End Links




                    Subframe bolts torques and marked



                    Front brake lines



                    Front strut assembly in place







                    Bolts on – I was very, very careful with these. Wanted to keep them perfect





                    Other side





                    End links connected (not torqued yet)



                    Control arms on (not connecting the back yet. You have to set the car down within 30 minutes of hooking up the back so it can settle).



                    Rotors





                    Yellow tool is there as a reminder because I have to bend the backing plate to keep it from rubbing



                    Slave cylinder hooked up



                    Time to sort this mess





                    The brake fluid reservoir sensor cable insulation was rigid and brittle, so I removed it and wrapped with Tesa tape. Nice and flexible now.



                    Grounds, ECU, etc into the passenger footwell



                    Harness junction and grounds



                    Relays in place



                    Lotsa hoses



                    Fuel lines hooked up



                    Coolant line (feeds into heater core). I elected to not do the diverter valve retrofit because 1) it makes the back of the engine bay hose routing a mess, 2) I’ll hardly ever be using the heater



                    Hoses in place



                    You can see the one that runs down to the engine block and goes into the top part of the heater core. The one with the blue stripe runs out of the bottom and goes to the coolant rail which leads to the thermostat.



                    Brace that separates the fuel lines from the coolant hose



                    Looking cleaner






                    Fan shroud on



                    New fan



                    Fan clutch cleaned up and reinstalled





                    Fan on – not torqued yet



                    Some zinc





                    Underside



                    More hoses. Love this stuff coming together



                    Return hose



                    Overflow hose







                    Brake vacuum hose. Time to make a new one



                    Took a few tries to get the right fabric wrapped hose, but I found an identical one



                    Also sourced a new check valve. The one on the bottom is the new version – this is a part used across several models- Volvo and Audi use it as well








                    Hooked up to brake booster







                    Vent hose that connects from charcoal canister back into throttle body



                    Connected



                    Seal on trunk lid



                    Front valence/bumper carrier back on



                    Old version of the wire loom clips for the bumper carrier on the left, new version on the right. The old ones were nackered. The new ones are much smaller but sturdy and large enough to hold the loom that goes through.




                    Wires through



                    Driver side



                    ABS unit back in. I didn’t polish the little dome thing on the top because, well, I didn’t. Didn’t want to mess it up. Might do later.







                    Oil cooler.

                    New mounting bushings, re-zinced hardware


                    Test fit with bumper/vent





                    on





                    Old ones weren’t in great shape.



                    I thought about refurbishing these, but decided to get some new o-rings



                    Aaaand new hoses. Totally worth it.











                    And power steering lines.

                    Old ones were ok, but “ok” is not what this build is about



                    New hoses, o-rings, and reservoir





                    Getting these things on was not easy












                    Ignition coil







                    Thermostat in







                    Grounds








                    And guess what’s in the mail from Germany…








                    Next up: some wiring repairs, shifter/selector arm
                    Last edited by CurrusDei; 12-17-2018, 02:15 PM.
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                      Amazing update. My fave E30 M3 Build....EVER! Beautiful work bud.

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                        Please tell me where ever you ordered those lights from they have more! I’ve been looking for new euro lights!

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                          Originally posted by ClassicE30 View Post
                          Please tell me where ever you ordered those lights from they have more! I’ve been looking for new euro lights!
                          ebay. the seller says he has two sets left. not cheap, but for this kind of Euro NOS what else are you gonna do?

                          https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E30-M3-...tZH:rk:50:pf:0
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                            Everything about this is superb. Can you share how many “man hours” you’ve estimated has gone into the build up to this point?


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                              Originally posted by AC_Schnitzel View Post
                              Everything about this is superb. Can you share how many “man hours” you’ve estimated has gone into the build up to this point?


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                              oh man. i think about that sometimes. It would be a real shot in the dark. I'd say on average 3 hours/wk (sometimes I'll work on it all weekend, sometimes it goes untouched for weeks).

                              Over nearly 5 years, so 3x52x5=780. Said another way, this would be almost half a year of straight, full time 9-5 work. This seems in the ballpark if i started over and condensed all the time i've spent. Of course, if i started over i could do it much, much quicker. Plus thats just my time, not counting the paint/body guys, engine guys, and upholstery guys.

                              I'll round it off at 1,000 hours so far of just me.
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                                interested in how you obtained the headlamps.

                                amazing rebuild.

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