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by Mor61e
Tue 20 Dec, 2016 21:25
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10238

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

New red roof :D Suits it nicely!

When are we going to see it with the LMs and roof together?
by Mor61e
Tue 20 Dec, 2016 15:07
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Topaz Blue 2.8 roadster
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Topaz Blue 2.8 roadster

Very nice purchase! Similar to my own 8-)

Plans sound good, can't wait to see it on the new wheels, whichever set you decide to put on

Jealous of your heated seats also :D
by Mor61e
Sat 12 Nov, 2016 06:54
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal
Replies: 59
Views: 10238

Re: g8jka - New 2.8 Roadster Progress Journal

That is an incredible effort to swap everything over!

Looks excellent and good job on the undersealing :)

Definately need to get to one of the big meet ups next year
by Mor61e
Thu 09 Jun, 2016 23:35
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Nearside and offside sills 2000 3.0 Z3
Replies: 19
Views: 2125

Re: Nearside and offside sills 2000 3.0 Z3

Having taken the outer sills off the inner sills do have some small holes where the outer sills sit and the consequence of 16 years of road muck collecting between the two. saying that the inner sills are obviously made of pretty meaty steel been a convertible, has anyone had any experience of weld...
by Mor61e
Thu 09 Jun, 2016 23:31
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMW Santapod 2016 - 19th June
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: BMW Santapod 2016 - 19th June

Thanks :)
by Mor61e
Tue 07 Jun, 2016 13:06
Forum: Check your diary
Topic: BMW Santapod 2016 - 19th June
Replies: 2
Views: 842

BMW Santapod 2016 - 19th June

Only just heard about this, is anyone going along?
by Mor61e
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 23:19
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Duxford, 1st May.
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Duxford, 1st May.

Is there anymore info about this event anywhere? Might like to pop along if I'm not up to my neck in filler dust :lol: BMWCC has reserved 300 places and allocated 25 for Zeds and 24 have been booked to date, entry is also time limited as all show cars have to be in early; i.e. before the public ent...
by Mor61e
Tue 26 Apr, 2016 18:02
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Duxford, 1st May.
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Duxford, 1st May.

Is there anymore info about this event anywhere?

Might like to pop along if I'm not up to my neck in filler dust :lol:
by Mor61e
Sat 16 Apr, 2016 23:12
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Progress! (fwj01's 2.0l - Oxford Green)
Replies: 103
Views: 18437

Re: Progress! (fwj01's 2.0l - Oxford Green)

That looks great! Also... 12" wide wheels.... :o :D

How much were the Gaz coilovers if you don't mind me asking?
by Mor61e
Sat 16 Apr, 2016 22:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Starting to get there (then bang...)
Replies: 15
Views: 1545

Re: Starting to get there (then bang...)

Car is looking much nicer now :)

Sorry I've never had a windscreen replaced so can't help with that but to save you smashing another one when changing wiper blades again, turn the ignition and wipers on and then remove the key when they are at full height on the windscreen :wink:
by Mor61e
Tue 22 Mar, 2016 18:21
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bonnet fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Bonnet fitting

The fun part is lining the new one up afterwards :D Well exactly, which is the part of things I'm asking about really. Is it just a case of patience over say 2-3 hours? Or is it one of those you might never get it right and end up wanting to jump up and down on it in frustration jobs? It's just som...
by Mor61e
Tue 22 Mar, 2016 15:55
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Bonnet fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Bonnet fitting

It's a very easy job removing and fitting a bonnet. I've done it countless times on different BMWs and they're all basically the same (obviously excluding reverse opening bonnets :lol: ) Just unclip the washer jet hose, then get 1 person on each side of the bonnet, rest the bonnet on your shoulder w...
by Mor61e
Mon 21 Mar, 2016 08:44
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Door tweeter grill
Replies: 17
Views: 1654

Re: Door tweeter grill

I've done this too. Gave them a sand with a scotch pad and satin black spray

You can actually buy them new still for a bargain £30 each :roll: :D
by Mor61e
Tue 09 Feb, 2016 19:52
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Looks lovely! Do the kidney grilles come apart on the Z3? I have the same as you, chrome on chrome, and want to have the centre slats in black. Was thinking about taking them apart and spraying them, rather than picking up another set. Car sits well on the style 32's - I'm having mine refurbed soon...
by Mor61e
Wed 03 Feb, 2016 12:04
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

g8jka wrote:Definitely up there with my favourite zeds on the forum, looks stunning :thumb:
A compliment indeed! Thanks very much
by Mor61e
Tue 02 Feb, 2016 12:18
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Brian H wrote:
Daz3 wrote:Brilliant photos, car looks great love the third one down!
100% agree, love the stance but not sure I could get away with mine being that low. What wheels are those, type, sizes, offsets etc?
Wheels are E39 Style 32s, 8x17 ET20 and 9x17 ET26

Thanks :cheers
by Mor61e
Mon 01 Feb, 2016 23:38
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Daz3 wrote:Brilliant photos, car looks great love the third one down!
Thank you :)
by Mor61e
Mon 01 Feb, 2016 17:58
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Bought another set of kidney grilles with a plan to have the surrounds painted to match the wheels. Ended up fitting them as they were after the car was resprayed just because they were in better condition than my old set. I finally got them painted recently and only when comparing the 2 sets did I ...
by Mor61e
Thu 07 Jan, 2016 14:13
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Alpine White III 2.8 Eaton M62 build
Replies: 227
Views: 43088

Re: Alpine White III 2.8 Eaton M62 build

Amazing :o It really is like a new car now

All on your drive/garden as well! 8-)

Think it must be time for an update surely :wink:
by Mor61e
Wed 06 Jan, 2016 15:00
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Daz3 wrote:Just read your thread great work been done there and I do like them 5 series wheels 8-)
Thanks Daz

Just started reading your thread :)
by Mor61e
Tue 05 Jan, 2016 12:35
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

5harp3y wrote:Love the look of this zed!

What splitter are you running?

EDIT just read its a megane one
Thank you :cheers
by Mor61e
Thu 31 Dec, 2015 00:53
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Also bought this front underguard which has been missing since I've had the car. I've been keeping an eye on the price of these from the dealer for a while because if I remember rightly they were around £60-70 last year which was more than I was willing to pay. Checked again yesterday and they're no...
by Mor61e
Thu 31 Dec, 2015 00:46
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Time for a quick speaker upgrade! I like the look of the standard radio so always put off upgrading, but after 2 years with it I thought I'd try my old Alpine headunit in to see what a difference it made. As it turned out... a big one :lol: Before: http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/dan_mor61e...
by Mor61e
Wed 09 Dec, 2015 17:43
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Braided brake hoses
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Braided brake hoses

Just shy of £100
by Mor61e
Tue 08 Dec, 2015 22:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Braided brake hoses
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Braided brake hoses

Just a bit of a heads up really Bought a full set of Hel brake hoses off their ebay shop and if you buy any accessory you get 25% off the whole order Ended up with stainless bleed nipples all around and some extra clips because I've read the hoses can slip through the standard fittings Yet to fit th...
by Mor61e
Fri 04 Dec, 2015 08:30
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: piggie's z3c
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: piggie's z3c

BladeRunner919 wrote:
Mor61e wrote:
I saw a LHD non-M coupe recently here in the UK on UK plates as well :o Wouldn't mind one myself!
If it was red it may be SpursFanInACoupe's old car.
It was a very dark blue 8-)
by Mor61e
Thu 03 Dec, 2015 22:41
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: piggie's z3c
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Re: piggie's z3c

Very very nice 8-)

I saw a LHD non-M coupe recently here in the UK on UK plates as well :o Wouldn't mind one myself!
by Mor61e
Thu 03 Dec, 2015 21:30
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: 2003 3.0i Sport Edition Roadster Individual
Replies: 42
Views: 6991

Re: New Beginnings - 2003 3.0i Sport Edition Roadster Indivi

I remember seeing pictures of your black Z3 when I was planning to buy my own, love it! Do you have a link to an old progress blog for it?

Looking forward to seeing how this one comes along :)
by Mor61e
Thu 03 Dec, 2015 16:47
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Time to say Goodbye
Replies: 231
Views: 190274

Re: g8jka - 2.0 Progress Journal - Aero Rear Bumper

Been reading through this thread on and off all day. Like your choice of mods and the transformation from when you got it to how it looks now is great 8-) Are you going to have the aero bumper painted? Could look ok but it's hard to tell with it in primer
by Mor61e
Sun 11 Oct, 2015 08:50
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: Black Z3 Reg SAZ 2800
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

Re: Black Z3 Reg SAZ 2800

:lol: only 10 years too late
by Mor61e
Sun 04 Oct, 2015 11:19
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Amazing, looks perfect! Would love to have this done to mine, to clean up a few areas which always stick out for me - although I think the cost of the respray would outweigh the initial purchase price, however. Top work - look forward to one day seeing it in person! Thanks Mark It can be an expensi...
by Mor61e
Sun 04 Oct, 2015 11:15
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

therealdb1 wrote:Whereabouts is your mate Craig based?
I have a rear quarter panel off the car that I need respraying and his handy work looks the business.
He is in Hitchin but doesn't tend to do many private jobs, I can ask if you like :thumb:
Badman gee wrote:Very nice, good effort
Cheers!
by Mor61e
Thu 03 Sep, 2015 20:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2000 facelift will covers
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: 2000 facelift will covers

I recently bought some from the dealer, they retail about £150 each I think

They're perfect as you might expect 8-)
by Mor61e
Thu 03 Sep, 2015 17:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: 2000 facelift will covers
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: 2000 facelift will covers

Will covers?
by Mor61e
Tue 18 Aug, 2015 06:07
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

akirk wrote:can I drop mine off this winter?! :D
that is a fantastic job - lovely to see it being done to such a level of detail - a real keeper...

reminds me that I need to repaint mine at some point...

Alasdair
Haha if I had the time I would :P

Thanks, it is definitely a keeper now 8-)
by Mor61e
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 13:33
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Brian H wrote:Did you do this yourself?
Apart from laying the paint on, which was done by my good friend Craig, yes it was all me :wink:
by Mor61e
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 11:53
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time

Brian H wrote:That looks superb :thumb: you must be really pleased.
Thanks Brian, I'm chuffed with how it turned out. I forgot just how much work it was to do though :lol:
by Mor61e
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 11:22
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 Z3 blog

And then much wax-oiling, polishing, fitting up, lining up and cleaning later... it's finished :) http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/dan_mor61e/Z3/DSC_0324.jpg http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/dan_mor61e/Z3/DSC_0396%202.jpg http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/dan_mor61e/Z3/DSC_039...
by Mor61e
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 11:17
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 Z3 blog

Base: http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/dan_mor61e/Z3/DSC_0173.jpg And lacquered :D : http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/dan_mor61e/Z3/DSC_0174_1.jpg http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/dan_mor61e/Z3/DSC_0175.jpg http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/dan_mor61e/Z3/DSC_0190.jpg h...
by Mor61e
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 11:10
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 Z3 blog

Drilled the new exhaust bracket in a couple more places and plug welded it to the rear panel which should hold it for life this time, then sealed over the top: http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/dan_mor61e/Z3/DSC_0159.jpg And then muuuuch more prep work later: http://i206.photobucket.com/album...
by Mor61e
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 11:03
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 Z3 blog

The inner wings and 1/4s were looking a bit bare and I've seen the state they can get in on other Z3s so I anti-stonechipped them, as well as the inside and underside of the new sills: http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/dan_mor61e/Z3/DSC_0049.jpg http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/dan_mo...
by Mor61e
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 10:54
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 Z3 blog

Stripped it down: http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/dan_mor61e/Z3/DSC_0053.jpg Pre-bodged rear exhaust hanger: http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/dan_mor61e/Z3/DSC_0058.jpg After taking the sills off they were much worse than I expected :shock: http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/d...
by Mor61e
Mon 17 Aug, 2015 10:38
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 - Respray time
Replies: 80
Views: 12439

Re: Mor61e's Topaz Blue 2.8 Z3 blog

The Z was long overdue a tidy up so I booked a week off to prep it up and have it painted Here's some before pictures so you don't think I'm mental and re-spraying it for no reason :D Every panel needed doing for one reason or another Bonnet: http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb212/dan_mor61e/Z3/P7...
by Mor61e
Thu 06 Aug, 2015 18:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Who Supplies OEM Spares?
Replies: 11
Views: 1163

Re: Who Supplies OEM Spares?

Try 12 14 7 518 628 for the part number
by Mor61e
Thu 30 Jul, 2015 10:10
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear exhaust bracket
Replies: 0
Views: 275

Rear exhaust bracket

Does anyone have a picture of the exhaust bracket on the back panel? I need to know how far down it should be from the lip where the panels join

Thanks
Dan
by Mor61e
Fri 17 Jul, 2015 18:54
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Bootlid, Front wings, Side bonnet grilles, Bumpers
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: Wanted: Bootlid, Front wings, Side bonnet grilles, Bumpe

Dino D wrote:Are you planning a custom body kit?
Just a bit of smoothing Dino, It's having a full respray anyway so thought I'd get some spare panels to modify to see if I like it :)

Thanks everyone for the offers so far, I'm still working on how to get everything with as little running around as poss :lol:
by Mor61e
Tue 07 Jul, 2015 22:39
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Wanted: Bootlid, Front wings, Side bonnet grilles, Bumpers
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Wanted: Bootlid, Front wings, Side bonnet grilles, Bumpers

I'm after all of the above, can be in any condition as long as they are saveable and not completely knackered

For a facelift Z3

Thanks
Dan :)
by Mor61e
Thu 02 Jul, 2015 17:30
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Widest Wheel/Tyre on Z3 (Widebody)
Replies: 20
Views: 2125

Re: Widest Wheel/Tyre on Z3 (Widebody)

Mugs wrote: i still can't see how your front wheels don't stick out of the arches? :?
i've tried my rear 5 series 17" x 8" ET20 style 32 on the front and they stick out of the arch a long way.
Have you got a picture of one fitted Mugs?
by Mor61e
Thu 02 Jul, 2015 14:50
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?
Replies: 46
Views: 3642

Re: MOST COMMON CONSOLE COLOUR ?

Beige
by Mor61e
Wed 01 Jul, 2015 23:54
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Widest Wheel/Tyre on Z3 (Widebody)
Replies: 20
Views: 2125

Re: Widest Wheel/Tyre on Z3 (Widebody)

I think my wheels are probably exactly the same spec as yours but they're 32s

Might give you an idea to the fitment you can expect :)

There's some pictures in my blog in the gallery