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 Post subject: Re: Epearce's BMW E28 - Update pg31
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:35 pm 
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Nice work mate!! Shiny shiny

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 Post subject: Re: Epearce's BMW E28 - Update pg31
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:25 am 
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Yeah they did but they took so long that I still
Haven't done the actual centre cap pieces yet haha

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 Post subject: Re: Epearce's BMW E28 - Update pg31
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:16 am 
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This is seriously one of the best threads on this forum...
Keep it up, love the updates!

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 Post subject: Re: Epearce's BMW E28 - Update pg31
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:17 pm 
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Vehicle: 98 N/A 5MT Foz - 82 BMW E28

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Location: Launceston, TAS
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It's October already, it was April when I last drove this :cry: . The combination of having the wettest Autumn and Winter and now Spring in a very long time and a crap grass driveway means no way of getting this out of the shed. I'm hoping it drys up soon, miss driving it so much!

I have achieved a bit during this time, but I'll save most of that for when I finish what I am doing at the moment.

The most exciting mod in the last few months is probably what I fitted on the weekend.

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As much as I love the vintage Momo Indy I don't think it suits the style of the interior anymore. So I brought a Renown USA Dark 100 in genuine leather. Quality is perfect, very impressed.

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I think it ties in well with the black factory Recaros.

Let me know what you think!

Lots more updates to come in the next few weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: Epearce's BMW E28 - New steering wheel pg32
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:24 pm 
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Looks great! :thumbs:

Love the seats and the new steering wheel.

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 Post subject: Re: Epearce's BMW E28 - New steering wheel pg32
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:16 pm 
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Yeh the steering wheel is a nice change, looks tough.
Great build :thumbs:

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 Post subject: Re: Epearce's BMW E28 - New steering wheel pg32
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:46 pm 
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Vehicle: 98 N/A 5MT Foz - 82 BMW E28

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The next part is the part I've been eager for.

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Replacing all the front suspension and steering components. Basically the only wearing parts left on the car that I haven't replaced.

First step was to remove it all.

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All the bushes were shot and ball joint boots torn.

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Plenty of parts boxes...

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I wanted to replace every wearing part (minus steering box) with high quality parts, but also upgrade where possible. Spent hours researching which way to go with certain things.

Adjustable front sway bar links, 13mm AKG bump steering spacers, powerflex black upper and lower control bushes and powerflex black front and rear sway bar bushes were the upgrades I went with. The aim was to make it as firm as possible.

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Also went with later model aluminium lower control arms, where my model only came with steel arms.

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I had some spare time, so I mirror polished both arms. Took about 5 hours each arm..

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Painted everything.

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Then fitted the powerflex bushes to the control arms.

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By now everything was ready to fit (centre tie rod and sway bar bushes not pictured)

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It was a bit of a challenge getting the control arms into the chassis/subframe, they were such a tight fit. Had a few other minor issues along the way as well with interference and parts touching that shouldnt, but they were easy fixes.

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After a month or longer of every spare night spent working on this part of the upgrade it was a massive relief to finally have it back down on the ground with the wheels on and ready to drive.

I hadn't had it out of the shed since mid April. It was great to back behind the wheel of it, and it now felt so tight in the front end. Went to a spot not to far away from where I live that I scoped out in the winter and took a few quick snaps. For not being cleaned since the start of the year it came up alright.

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Now that I new it drove well, it needed a wheel alignment. So I did that at work myself and got the front toe back in spec.

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Apologies for so many photos! Thanks for taking a look.

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 Post subject: Re: Epearce's BMW E28 - Big Update pg32
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:57 pm 
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Epic update :thumbs:

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 Post subject: Re: Epearce's BMW E28 - Big Update pg32
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:04 pm 
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Vehicle: 98 N/A 5MT Foz - 82 BMW E28

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waali wrote:
Epic update :thumbs:


Thanks Clint :drinks:

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 Post subject: Re: Epearce's BMW E28 - Big Update pg32
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:56 pm 
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Those alloy arms look amazing. So much rod polishing going on.

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