NEW Z3 STUFF FOR 2015

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Southernboy
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NEW Z3 STUFF FOR 2015

Post by Southernboy » Wed 24 Dec, 2014 11:15

After some considerable effort and trial, I have finally managed to resolve the gearshift surround issue for the non M cars.... I am aiming at having these ready for Feb 2015. The M version is a chromed finish, and so will these be in chrome and brushed aluminium. I don't have a price as yet, but will post as and when I can... :sunny

(The chromed one in the pic is from the M version)

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Re: NEW Z3 STUFF FOR 2015

Post by johnz3 » Thu 25 Dec, 2014 10:37

Hi,

Would the aluminum be the brushed type that would match that in my 3.0i sport.

Thanks

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Post by Southernboy » Thu 25 Dec, 2014 10:59

Hi John...yes it'll be the same brushed ally effect. :wink:
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Post by johnz3 » Thu 25 Dec, 2014 13:13

Great. Thanks.

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Post by Orinoco » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 17:41

Hi
They are (were) available for the non M Z3's as aftermarket items.

I sold the brand new one I had to a member off here who may be able to help with design.

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I'm happy to contact him if you need any help.

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Post by Southernboy » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 17:51

Thanks James....I don't have a problem with the design at all... I'm now at the stage where I have a 3D printed item which is being finished so it will act as the master for mould making next week... I don't think those are available from what I can find.......??
Seems it was once available from Simoni Racing....Their website says the item is no longer available.....how long ago did you get it?
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Post by Orinoco » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 18:06

Hi Barry
It was probably 3 years ago and I bought it off Ebay I think at the time.

I guess the seller may have had it a while too.

Its a nice finishing touch for the non M Zeds.

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Post by Southernboy » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 18:25

Yep it is......The ones I will be making here will be cast in metal and chrome plated.. There's really only one way for it to fit and still allow for the electric window switches.... I did check on Simoni's website and they list it NLA. I guess the Z3's are becoming fewer and of those it's not everyone's taste or they really don't have any real interest in Z3's ....
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Post by Orinoco » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 20:26

Hi Barry
That item was metal and was very heavy. Its like most aftermarket modification parts, they tend to have a limited run and then the cars become older and fewer and are years out of production...that's where people like you come in to offer bespoke products to the Z3 community.

I loved searching out rare parts for my car and amassed a decent collection over 8 or so years.

Keep up the good work. :thumb:

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Post by Southernboy » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 20:35

Thanks again James... I'm told the metal they want to cast it in is a copper / tin alloy (sounds like bronze to me) Anyhow, I'm also told it won't be very heavy and considering the design I made, it isn't more than 2mm thick at any point other than the crest of the top where the screws go through, an that is just under 3mm. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product. :cheers
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Re: NEW Z3 STUFF FOR 2015

Post by bertiejaffa » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 21:47

Im looking forward to buying one :squeeze:
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Post by wifevanda » Sat 10 Jan, 2015 14:32

hi southernboy you have done it again .making something for the z3 .that everyone will want. well done

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Re: NEW Z3 STUFF FOR 2015

Post by Fender2004 » Sat 10 Jan, 2015 15:28

Do you know how difficult it will to install?
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Post by Southernboy » Sat 10 Jan, 2015 16:10

Installation shouldn't take more than around 5 - 10 mins..... Just 8 small holes to drill, fit the screws and that's it done. Just as an assurance, the holes to be drilled do not go into the actual facia of the console.. they actually go into the plastic insert which clips into the hole in the console, and to which the leather boot is fixed. It's really very easy, and removable if you ever want to sell the car and retain the part for a new Z3 or even to sell on to someone else. :wink:
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Post by Fender2004 » Sat 10 Jan, 2015 16:44

Sounds great :D
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Re: NEW Z3 STUFF FOR 2015

Post by Southernboy » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 09:48

Thanks for all the positive comments guys...it's really appreciated.. :cheers
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Re: NEW Z3 STUFF FOR 2015

Post by Fender2004 » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 11:04

When you produce great items you must get a positive response :bow :thumb:
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Re: NEW Z3 STUFF FOR 2015

Post by Mugs » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 20:13

put me down for one of these please :wink:

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Re: NEW Z3 STUFF FOR 2015

Post by Southernboy » Mon 12 Jan, 2015 05:17

Cheers mate... :wink:
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