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Old 10-10-2011, 02:26 AM   #1
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E46 Touring Build Widebody | Surprising the wife

Wanted to introduce myself, I'm new to this forum.
Hi 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:
2000 323i
TIAG touring
160K miles
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
else modified.
may even consider M3 widebody conversion.


Here's a list of what needs to be done:
Front R and L window regulator replacement
Suspension overhaul
Cooling overhaul (water pump, thermostat, hoses, belts, etc.)
Hood latch cable replacement
clean carpet
wrap trim CF vinyl
Dynavin head unit
tint 35% all around, 70% front windshield
custom intake
remove the rear roller net blind (sucker wont come off - any one have tips)

rear shot - ass less
you can see the damage
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lodging at LTBMW - maybe bi-xenon headlight upgrade
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started rip'n the interior out.
removed seats, center console, trim, cassette head unit
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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.
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will post pics as progressive goes.

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driver side m3 fender

side view

LTBMW wrap'n the trim

Closer look at CF vinyl wrap - not shabby

DIY for Roller blind removal - if u ever get stuck

dump mechanism.

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Old 10-10-2011, 02:29 AM   #2
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:32 AM   #3
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:38 AM   #4
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:02 AM   #5
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:36 AM   #6
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:23 AM   #7
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:59 AM   #9
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:01 AM   #10
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:24 AM   #11
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:49 PM   #12
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thanks guys -
i luv wagons.

picked up front m3 fenders
being ship'd
Ordered rear quarter panels from LTBMW

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dynavin android on order -

now look'n at wheels -
omg, think'n fatty step lip.
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:57 PM   #13
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Can't wait to see this finished, always fancied a project like this, after i spotted this pic
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:38 PM   #14
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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.
On mine you press the passenger tab first and pull out that side until maybe a 20 degree angle then click the drivers side tab and it pops out.

Looks like a cool suprise! Looking forward to the updates.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #15
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Can't wait to see this finished, always fancied a project like this, after i spotted this pic
that's the m wagon mate!
that's the goal.
what a shame it's captive underground bmw's garage.


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On mine you press the passenger tab first and pull out that side until maybe a 20 degree angle then click the drivers side tab and it pops out.

Looks like a cool suprise! Looking forward to the updates.
i'll give it a try.
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.
thanks

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Old 10-10-2011, 07:58 PM   #16
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:15 PM   #17
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:14 AM   #18
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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
lock.

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
roller blind.
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