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andy & fonz
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  Z3 roadster 2.2i

Front Wheel Arch Liners

Post by andy & fonz » Sat 26 Nov, 2016 17:12

Hi
Have removed my front wheel arch liners, got the offside sill off to knock out a dent and deal with the rust, the two fixed studs that help hold the liner in place sheared off, if I lift the carpets can I get too drill them out from inside or are they hidden in a box section? have drilled one from underneath but the one nearest the sill is a bit close me chuck on the drill is rubbing on the body so I can not get in square
thanks for your help

mrscalex
Joined: Fri 13 Mar, 2015 09:14
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: Front Wheel Arch Liners

Post by mrscalex » Sat 26 Nov, 2016 19:12

They're the ones with the plastic nuts right? I have the same problem with the wheel sensor junction box.

Next time I'm nibbling the plastic nut with cutters.
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

andy & fonz
Joined: Tue 28 Jul, 2015 18:35
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  Z3 roadster 2.2i

Re: Front Wheel Arch Liners

Post by andy & fonz » Sun 27 Nov, 2016 10:58

Hi yes that's them! think you are right I had soaked them in penertrating oil before I tried to remove them will try your method on the nearside

4wheels
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  Z3 roadster 3.0i

Re: Front Wheel Arch Liners

Post by 4wheels » Mon 28 Nov, 2016 22:49


mrscalex
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: Front Wheel Arch Liners

Post by mrscalex » Mon 28 Nov, 2016 23:16

4wheels wrote:dont buy off these lot... but
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Product.d ... oC48nw_wcB
I like that! That's a great solution - depending on what sits behind the stud. Ebay seller buycarspares2 has the identical tool for £19.

It's very similar to the principle of the spider leg plasterboard fixes that draw in behind. And they are very solid fixings - have put LCD TVs (okay 24") on the wall with those.
ImageImage
1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

mrscalex
Joined: Fri 13 Mar, 2015 09:14
Posts: 803

  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: Front Wheel Arch Liners

Post by mrscalex » Mon 28 Nov, 2016 23:23

Mind you the reviews are a bit hit and miss on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-AK393-T ... B00DSN2ITM
ImageImage
1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

mrscalex
Joined: Fri 13 Mar, 2015 09:14
Posts: 803

  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: Front Wheel Arch Liners

Post by mrscalex » Mon 28 Nov, 2016 23:40

This might be the better bet. Very good reviews and only a little more. Cheapest is £30 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sealey-AK3984- ... B00NVLM5CQ
ImageImage
1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

peter2b
Joined: Sat 01 Nov, 2014 18:47
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  Z3 roadster 2.2i
Location: cheshire

Re: Front Wheel Arch Liners

Post by peter2b » Tue 29 Nov, 2016 19:07

I used one like the demon tweets when I built my kit car there are Ali nuts and stainless type
peter2b

4wheels
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  Z3 roadster 3.0i

Re: Front Wheel Arch Liners

Post by 4wheels » Tue 29 Nov, 2016 22:43

They are a common thing these days. Modern cars are put together with lots of them by robots of course.... And more Complicated methods like tox pressing.
Enables you to hang a huge force off a tiny m6 bolt

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