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|10-10-2011, 02:26 AM||#1|
E46 Touring Build Widebody | Surprising the wife
Wanted to introduce myself, I'm new to this forum.
- I still consider myself a noob amongst the bmw world, only been
in it for four years. Ran a 07 JB 328i E90, current in a 11 SG 335 e90 and
now picked up a 00 TIAG 323i E46 Touring. The wife doesn't know about
the touring yet because it's a surprise for her birthday.
"Happy wife, happy life."
Down to it.
Picked up the E46 touring locally:
motor runs great, body had previous rear end damage,
and lots of small chit inside that needs TLC.
Previous owner fix'd the rear end damage but not well.
It's gonna get fixed at LTBMW, paint and body and everything
may even consider M3 widebody conversion.
Here's a list of what needs to be done:
Front R and L window regulator replacement
Cooling overhaul (water pump, thermostat, hoses, belts, etc.)
Hood latch cable replacement
wrap trim CF vinyl
Dynavin head unit
tint 35% all around, 70% front windshield
remove the rear roller net blind (sucker wont come off - any one have tips)
rear shot - ass less
you can see the damage
lodging at LTBMW - maybe bi-xenon headlight upgrade
started rip'n the interior out.
removed seats, center console, trim, cassette head unit
damn roller blind wont come off.
tried press down on the tabs and it wont do chit.
someone teach a noob before i get a hammer to remove these.
will post pics as progressive goes.
driver side m3 fender
LTBMW wrap'n the trim
Closer look at CF vinyl wrap - not shabby
DIY for Roller blind removal - if u ever get stuck
Last edited by FrankiE90; 10-13-2011 at 03:53 AM.
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|10-10-2011, 02:32 AM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2009
My Ride: DC'S
|10-10-2011, 01:49 PM||#12|
thanks guys -
i luv wagons.
picked up front m3 fenders
Ordered rear quarter panels from LTBMW
here we go.
dynavin android on order -
now look'n at wheels -
omg, think'n fatty step lip.
|10-10-2011, 06:38 PM||#14|
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston/Galveston TX
My Ride: 325iT/M5/10R/Aero750
Looks like a cool suprise! Looking forward to the updates.
|10-10-2011, 06:51 PM||#15|
that's the goal.
what a shame it's captive underground bmw's garage.
The problem is that the tab doesn't even want to depress.
I've found a manual and looks as if the tabs are raised a bit.
mine are flush with the unit. I can lift the tab, but a spring mechanism
forces it down. I'll try to angle it.
Last edited by FrankiE90; 10-10-2011 at 06:53 PM.
|10-10-2011, 07:58 PM||#16|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Huntington Beach -Surf City USA
My Ride: M3 & 323Ci (sold)
sounds like a great project
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OE CSL WHEELS - OE CSL BRAKES - OE AUTOFLD MIRRORS - CSL RACK - CSL TRUNK - CSL DIFFUSER - AA TUNE - AA PULLEYS - AS 40% SSK - BILSTEIN PSS9s
CF CSL LIP - NAV- BMWP CF STRUT BAR - BMW GROUP N MNTS - GRUPPE M CF INTAKE - SUPERSPRINT - UUC S/S LINES, RTABs - H&R SWAYS - 4.10 M-SPORT DIFF
|10-11-2011, 01:14 AM||#18|
okay SexualChocolate i tried what u said and no go.
i did manage to try something else.
i lifted the tab and slide around the roller blind til the tab stay'd
lifted up and press down and one side slide out. The other side
was difficult but managed to lift it out.
Looking at the mechanism i can see where there could be trouble.
the drive side tab was broken from the bottom not allowing it to release the
A work around is to use a flat trim tool or a putty knife,
slide it under the corner to unlock the mechanism and pull out the
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