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Old 05-06-2017, 02:28 PM   #81
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Very nice wagon! That's one I really wanted. But, I would remove the stuff you put on the lights to darken them. Doesn't look very good.
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Old 05-06-2017, 02:31 PM   #82
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Thanks. It's all a matter of opinion and I like the tinted lights.

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Old 05-19-2017, 08:44 PM   #83
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Been working on getting her all cleaned up for Carlisle tomorrow. Found some maintenance that needs attention, as well. Rear diff bushings are pretty wasted, I found today. Have some on the shelf, hopefully will get to it next week. Will post up some pics from the show tomorrow.


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Old 05-19-2017, 11:45 PM   #84
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Been working on getting her all cleaned up for Carlisle tomorrow. Found some maintenance that needs attention, as well. Rear diff bushings are pretty wasted, I found today. Have some on the shelf, hopefully will get to it next week. Will post up some pics from the show tomorrow.
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:22 PM   #85
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Pics with some of the company...



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Old 05-20-2017, 10:34 PM   #86
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Really nice, it presents very well!
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:55 AM   #87
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Really nice, it presents very well!
Thanks. Its a little rough around the edges, but overall it really does. I got quite a few compliments on it, and a surprising number of people who have never seen the Grey Green Metallic before.

I wish I would have taken some more pics. There was a really nice e30 M3, some nice 2002s, and a nice e24 M6.

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Old 05-21-2017, 01:26 PM   #88
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Been meaning to post this. No 303 Aerospace, just basic and clean. 14 years old, 119,000 miles.

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Old 05-25-2017, 07:51 PM   #89
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Replaced the rear diff bushings this evening. They had definitely seen better days, especially the rear one. Had been noticing some thumps as well as what could best be described as axle wrap under certain clutch engagement situations. Job went really smoothly, it makes it so nice to have the right tools. I took a pic of my bushing press kit, but my phone didn't save it. I got mine off of eBay for right around $130 with free shipping. A great investment if you plan on doing any rear suspension work.

Anyways, 2 hours 15 min start to finish, including clean up. You have to pay attention to the orientation of the bushings in the subframe. The smaller front ones need to be positioned with the rubber horizontal. They also have an offset that you need to pay attention to. The rear bushing should be marked as to the top, and also has an offset where it mounts to the diff. I had to improvise a bit on the rear bushing. The clearance to the swaybar mount is tight.

Pressing the front bushings



Pressing the rear bushing



Showing the marking indicating the top



All new bushings pressed in



Fully assembled



Some other goodies I've picked up. The calipers are for mockup for a front brake upgrade. The rear camber arms are to ensure I can get everything in the right spec in the rear.





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Old 05-25-2017, 07:56 PM   #90
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Oh, the old rear diff mount bushing.

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Old 05-25-2017, 07:59 PM   #91
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Also some closeups of the better welds on my exhaust repair from last week.

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Old 05-26-2017, 06:51 AM   #92
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Grabbed some pics of the bushing press kit I have. Again, well worth picking one up if you plan on doing rear suspension work. Ball bearing thrust washers and centering on all the cups makes for smooth operation.

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Old 05-26-2017, 08:53 AM   #93
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Grabbed some pics of the bushing press kit I have. Again, well worth picking one up if you plan on doing rear suspension work. Ball bearing thrust washers and centering on all the cups makes for smooth operation.

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Where did you pick this up? There is a kit in my future, but not quite yet. Trying to find the best one to get.
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Old 05-26-2017, 09:43 AM   #94
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Did your kit come with any receiver cups? Or are you using sockets/cast iron pipe?
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Old 05-26-2017, 10:08 AM   #95
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Picked it up off of eBay for around $130. All of the silver pieces are cups that center on the thrust bearings. 5 different screw sizesfrom m10 up to m18.




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