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by Southernboy
Mon 09 Apr, 2018 06:41
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: Window height stop
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Window height stop

I had an issue with the window not stopping at the correct height - you could say it was "over the top".. The adjustment bolt on the regulator appeared to be missing the "stop fitting" inside the door. The bolt passed below and forward of the little welded in stop plate at the top. All the regulator...
by Southernboy
Tue 27 Mar, 2018 16:37
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 3 piece Z3 Boot spoiler
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: 3 piece Z3 Boot spoiler

In a word - yes. I really don't like it.
The holes are easily repaired and a bit of a paint job won't do any harm. I'm not in a rush, so if I sell it, I'll do the repairs at that time. If I don't sell it and I decide to take it off, it'll be because I want to do the job at that time.
by Southernboy
Tue 27 Mar, 2018 00:07
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: PARTS REQUIRED PLEASE
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: PARTS REQUIRED PLEASE

Hi buddy -thanks for the reply. I saw one on eBay in the USA for $ 18.00. Problem was the seller didn't offer international postage, so lost out there. If you're happy with £ 12.00'ish plus postage, I'm okay with that ?? You can just use Royal Mail for postage to me. I'm in Johannesburg - South Afri...
by Southernboy
Tue 27 Mar, 2018 00:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front wheel arch top trim
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Front wheel arch top trim

Thanks John... I have managed to find a clear pic of the part, and as you say - one piece.
by Southernboy
Mon 26 Mar, 2018 10:31
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Lowest point in the world
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Lowest point in the world

Lowest point in the world........... Ask Steve Smith (Aussie Cricket Captain)... :roflmao:
by Southernboy
Mon 26 Mar, 2018 10:29
Forum: Z4 roadster and Z4 Coupe
Topic: Hi, a few questions
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Hi, a few questions

Your choices to get a couple of inches are limited to having a professional relocate the mounting studs (front) and threaded bolt holes (rear) to which the seat base rails are fixed. Alternately, you can check the current position of the holes in the seat slides and see if there's a couple of inches...
by Southernboy
Sat 24 Mar, 2018 09:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front wheel arch top trim
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Front wheel arch top trim

good thinking - I've sent Mrscalex a message, I'll send one to Spursfan too :D
by Southernboy
Sat 24 Mar, 2018 09:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front wheel arch top trim
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Front wheel arch top trim

Doesn't look the part does it?
Maybe I'll pop down to the BMW guys and they might have a better parts diagram on their systems.
Thanks Alec - appreciate your help good man. :cheers
by Southernboy
Sat 24 Mar, 2018 08:02
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front wheel arch top trim
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Front wheel arch top trim

Hi Alec
I had a look at that part too, and as you say it's so small that it's impossible to say what it is. It may well be the part, but if you can have a look on your car, I'd appreciate it.
Cheers
by Southernboy
Sat 24 Mar, 2018 07:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front wheel arch top trim
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Front wheel arch top trim

Hi Alec. Sunshine is great thanks! I've found a really nice z3 which is in need of some TLC, so took it on as a restoration project. The parts I need aren't attached in any way to the large "main" wheel arch trim. I have posted a link to a pic on Imgur (haven't figured how to post the pic here yet)....
by Southernboy
Sat 24 Mar, 2018 07:19
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Front wheel arch top trim
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Front wheel arch top trim

Can anyone provide the part number for the plastic trim which fits at the top of the front wheel arches and is visible from above when the bonnet is open. I'm after the right front one if anyone can help please. If you click on the link below, you will see a pic of what I'm referring to ... :D https...
by Southernboy
Tue 20 Mar, 2018 09:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: PARTS REQUIRED PLEASE
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: PARTS REQUIRED PLEASE

Wheel arch liners still required.
But I did find a set of gas struts for the boot, and both L & R side dash top triangular vents.. all for £10... :D
Anyone have R side seat adjustment switch ??? ( The up/down/forward/back unit ) ??
by Southernboy
Tue 20 Mar, 2018 06:42
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: PARTS REQUIRED PLEASE
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: PARTS REQUIRED PLEASE

Thanks for the reply. These vehicles aren't that scarce here, it's just the climate here is such that they never "die", so parts are very hard to come by. In 20 years I have only come across 4 Z3's that have been stripped here. All of them were basically wiped out in accidents, so even those offered...
by Southernboy
Mon 19 Mar, 2018 08:17
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: 3 piece Z3 Boot spoiler
Replies: 2
Views: 442

3 piece Z3 Boot spoiler

My new Z3 project has a 3 piece spoiler fitted. I'm not too in love with it TBH. Anyone who might be interested can have a look at the link below for details about this type of spoiler. It is actually a site which provides the fitting instructions. https://bmweba.com/eba-01-29-9-789-714/ Anyhow, hav...
by Southernboy
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 10:41
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: PARTS REQUIRED PLEASE
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: PARTS REQUIRED PLEASE

Thanks for the feedback. The gas strut I need is for the boot lid - It only has 1 strut I think - correct me if I'm wrong. The wheel arch liners - yes 2nd hand is what I want as long as they are in good condition. Shipping them is best done by wrapping them up in plastic wrap - ie. no box required. ...
by Southernboy
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 09:32
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Breaking: blue 2.0 z3
Replies: 24
Views: 3900

Re: Breaking: blue 2.0 z3

Hi Adam I need the 2 small triangular shaped air vent grill thingies that fit left and right on top the dash adjacent to the 1/4 light windows. Also, if you have the little round screw covers that fit into the dash by the windscreen. The ones that cover the 3 screws which hold that front edge of the...
by Southernboy
Sun 18 Mar, 2018 09:26
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: PARTS REQUIRED PLEASE
Replies: 8
Views: 741

PARTS REQUIRED PLEASE

Hi all. It'll surprise some to hear from me after some 6 months... so hello all. I am in need of some parts and hopefully someone will help. I need an "Airbag" badge which fits to the door card x 1 2 x triangular air vent grills which fit left and right on the top of the dash adjacent to the 1/4 win...
by Southernboy
Tue 27 Jun, 2017 06:10
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: GEARSHIFT CONSOLE TRIM
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

Re: GEARSHIFT CONSOLE TRIM

Hi guys. I'm pretty good for an aging old fart. Must admit to having a distinct impression of "slowing down". I certainly don't get as excited about skirt as I used to, and I find curling a curiously interesting sport... :lol: Actually, I'm quite busy with work for which I'm grateful. I consider mys...
by Southernboy
Thu 18 May, 2017 10:00
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: GEARSHIFT CONSOLE TRIM
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

Re: GEARSHIFT CONSOLE TRIM

Hi buddy. Thanks good man. Feeling more like myself again. I've listed them on eBay too... a tad more than here though... :)
by Southernboy
Thu 18 May, 2017 08:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: GEARSHIFT CONSOLE TRIM
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

GEARSHIFT CONSOLE TRIM

Hi all. Been a while. I've had some personal issues to deal with lately which have taken up my attention. Anyhow, I have 5 Gearshift trims available for the standard Z3 cars. As you can see in the attached pic, it is as per the M Z3 car trim except it's shaped to fit the standard Z3 console. They ar...
by Southernboy
Sun 26 Feb, 2017 06:47
Forum: Performance
Topic: DID YOU KNOW....diff noise revelation!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2391

Re: DID YOU KNOW....diff noise revelation!!!

I think you're confused..... The foam is filled into the tube like carrier which extends on each side of the diff. What you're seeing on the video is someone having put foam into the body structure above in an effort to support a weak structure. The post above is referring to item 1 in the graphic b...
by Southernboy
Sun 01 Jan, 2017 06:00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Z017
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Z017

Wishing all members a healthy, happy, prosperous and excellent Z017 :cheers
by Southernboy
Sun 25 Dec, 2016 05:11
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas to all and keep the magic going as strong as ever. :cheers
by Southernboy
Fri 16 Dec, 2016 09:57
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 5410

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Last chance this year...... I have just 2 of these gearshift surrounds left. £80 Incl postage.

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by Southernboy
Tue 15 Nov, 2016 14:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 5410

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Collected the parts this morning and started buffing..... Final polish with the Mothers after I've done them all on the buffing wheel... Then tomorrow I'll go see Jeff the plating guy... Who knows, maybe he'll be kind and get them done by friday... may be a bit much to ask, but I certainly will ask....
by Southernboy
Sun 30 Oct, 2016 14:51
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 5410

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Something new - a request from another Z3 owner to have the finish in "black chrome" to match his handbrake and gear knob... Anyone wanting this "special" finish please let me know... Pic below is an example of the colour / finish... The Storm knob is actually Titanium coated which is a gas coating ...
by Southernboy
Sat 29 Oct, 2016 17:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 5410

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Thanks good man - you're booked for one. I'll PM you next week with all the details.
Cheers
Barry
by Southernboy
Sat 29 Oct, 2016 12:40
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Non M gearshift surround
Replies: 45
Views: 5410

Re: Non M gearshift surround

Well I've decided to make up 10 more "M" style gearshift surrounds - that means ten people who want the chromed / polished or brushed aluminium gearshift surround now have the chance to get one before Xmas... Basic price is £60 for polished or brushed aluminium Chromed extra £10 P&P £10 to UK /EU an...
by Southernboy
Fri 28 Oct, 2016 05:59
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 7537

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

As time goes by, the market will become larger as damage to headlights dries up the available OE replacement units, and as you will appreciate, it's all about having them for those that need / want them. I have no doubt that the complete headlight units will also become sought after for the same rea...
by Southernboy
Wed 26 Oct, 2016 07:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: New steering rack - stiffness...
Replies: 18
Views: 2932

Re: New steering rack - stiffness...

Presumably you've had the wheel alignment checked and set correctly ? Perhaps that's what you mean by laser tracking ? Have you checked the fluid level in the reservoir to ensure it hasn't changed since the change was made, and are you satisfied there are no "odd" noises when turning the steering wh...
by Southernboy
Tue 25 Oct, 2016 14:14
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing the gearbox oil
Replies: 73
Views: 7393

Re: Changing the gearbox oil

BMW do not manufacture oil.... and they don't have a special oil made for them. The BMW specification is available from other sources like Castrol or Shell etc. Lets look at the description from BMW... MTF = Manual Transmission Fluid. LT-1 = Life Time (They don't specify if the "lifetime" is that of...
by Southernboy
Sun 23 Oct, 2016 07:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 7537

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

I have a set of moulds to cast them in. Problem is, the fella that was doing them for me, and at a reasonable price nearly killed himself in a pro cycling off road race... He's not quite been himself since then. He used his head as the primary landing gear, and in spite of wearing a regulation helme...
by Southernboy
Sat 22 Oct, 2016 07:24
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 7537

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

Hi Pete I don't have any, and not making them any longer. You'll have to shop around for a set of cheap OEM headlights with the clear lenses fitted. Alternately, visit the scrappies and find them there - even if the headlight main lens is broken, the indicator lenses may be recoverable. LHD / RHD is...
by Southernboy
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 17:16
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: WANTED M OVAL REAR VIEW MIRROR
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

Re: WANTED M OVAL REAR VIEW MIRROR

The MINI mirror is a tad big !! Do a search on eBay for the M3 or M5 rearview mirror - they're the same as the Z3 M mirrors.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E46-M3-E39- ... 6~&vxp=mtr
by Southernboy
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 15:09
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: " roadster " badging NEW...
Replies: 0
Views: 604

" roadster " badging NEW...

" roadster " badging for you.... Size 100mm x 18mm x 3mm thick. (18mm high at the top of the d and t) Available in black, silver aluminium) or real chrome plated Price £ 12 per single item or and £ 10 per additional item. - inclusive of packaging / postage by registered airmail / signed for. If you ...
by Southernboy
Tue 18 Oct, 2016 12:34
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Coolant
Replies: 9
Views: 1192

Re: Coolant

With all due respect gentlemen, coolant these days is about as highly specced as you can get, and certainly much improved from the stuff BMW were specifying 15 plus years ago when the Z3 came onto the markets. If you make use of a reputable brand like Caltex or Shell, I doubt if it'll ruin your moto...
by Southernboy
Mon 17 Oct, 2016 06:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 4302

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

If you refer to the Z3 Knowledgebase, and go to the "Dashboard removal" item, then within that you will see the "console removal" item - click on that for guidance.
by Southernboy
Sun 16 Oct, 2016 08:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: LHD headlights
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: LHD headlights

I think the point here is to store the RHD headlights, since the car is and RHD car - that way, restoring it to OEM status will be a simple matter.... :wink:
by Southernboy
Sat 15 Oct, 2016 16:26
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 4302

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

I hope you don't have matching boots..... :lol:
by Southernboy
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 16:58
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: LHD headlights
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: LHD headlights

You might consider the eBay "projector headlights" as a reasonable option vs looking for a decent set of OEM LHD units - easy install etc and comparable cost to good OEM parts...?? Have a look at the link below...you will need to specify LHD. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-HEADLIGHTS-SET-HEAD-LAMP-LP...
by Southernboy
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 06:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Why doesn't my cigarette lighter work?
Replies: 8
Views: 1259

Re: Why doesn't my cigarette lighter work?

The unit has a little "key" which passes through a small notch cut out in the console hole at the 12 o clock position, ( I think - may be 3 o clock) then turned so the key prevents it coming out. It's a tight fit, and without the console out, you need to access from the driver side by removing the s...
by Southernboy
Thu 13 Oct, 2016 06:10
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: M STYLE GEARSHIFT TRIM FOR NON M Z3's
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: M STYLE GEARSHIFT TRIM FOR NON M Z3's

Thanks buddy.. I gather you're almost ready to do the Z4 steering wheel conversion??
by Southernboy
Wed 12 Oct, 2016 13:43
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 7537

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

Rubber, bulbs and motors off... Leave the plastic clips until you have it warmed up. They can be quite brittle when cold.
by Southernboy
Tue 11 Oct, 2016 17:55
Forum: The Beauty Parlour
Topic: M STYLE GEARSHIFT TRIM FOR NON M Z3's
Replies: 2
Views: 663

M STYLE GEARSHIFT TRIM FOR NON M Z3's

Anyone who likes really good Z3 upgrades will like the pics below - I recently posted off 8 gearshift trims to various guys in the UK and Canada... here are some pics of two fellas that received them on friday, and have already fitted them... these were chrome plated and one fella in Canada went for...
by Southernboy
Tue 11 Oct, 2016 11:31
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 7537

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

Before you start removing clips etc... check to see if the complete headlight will fit into the oven so you can also close the oven door... if not, you'll have to find a mate with a big enough oven.. :wink:
by Southernboy
Tue 11 Oct, 2016 10:34
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 7537

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

Removing the headlight from the car is simple - just some screws to be removed. Dismantling / opening up the unit is more complex. There are a bunch of sprung steel clips which need to be popped off that hold the two halves together. then the unit needs to be placed in a pre-heated oven at 100 C. fo...
by Southernboy
Fri 07 Oct, 2016 18:25
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: BMW ROADSTERS.
Replies: 2
Views: 797

BMW ROADSTERS.

Here's something to watch when the weather won't let you drive with the top down.... :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apqDx0o6ZgA
by Southernboy
Fri 07 Oct, 2016 14:29
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.
Replies: 66
Views: 7537

Re: CLEAR HEADLIGHT INDICATOR LENS SETS - £48. All incl.

Sadly nobody else makes them. Best option is to find a cheap set of headlights with the clear lenses already fitted. then 2 options - 1. if the headlights are so poor that they cannot be used as a complete unit, you can remove the clear indicator lenses from the units - or 2. if they are in fair sha...
by Southernboy
Wed 05 Oct, 2016 12:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 3.0 Z3 (2002) as a Donor car (shocking I hear you say !!)
Replies: 15
Views: 1941

Re: 3.0 Z3 (2002) as a Donor car (shocking I hear you say !!

It's your project, and you should do it the way you want to... No doubt you'll have some spares from both vehicles which can be used to offset some costs... Just enjoy yourself and don't hassle about anyone's approval or lack there-of.. :wave