Z3M side mirrors assemble solution

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superhuba
Joined: Tue 05 Aug, 2014 05:29
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Z3M side mirrors assemble solution

Post by superhuba » Thu 02 Mar, 2017 13:46

Hi !
A was luckky to buy z3m side mirrors. To make ideal paint work i had to disassemble them.
The difference between non M z3 side mirrors is that the M mirrors have solid body, and it is impossible to separate the body from base with out saperating the inner pillar from base... Sorry for the grammar, I'm from Russia, but I hope everything is clear;)))

The pillar is connected to the base by sleeve whith spring which is locked by washer from the other side. And it is almost inposible to disconect the washer and not to destroy it.

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So i decided to cut it;)

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So now we got separate parts. Body and base can be painted.

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But how can we assemble the mirror??
I asked turner to create a thread on the sleeve and to create the nut.


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And some spare parts were created;))
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Next step is to assemble all parts.

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Hope this trick will be useful;)

Cabrioot
Joined: Wed 23 Oct, 2013 22:31
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  Z1 roadster

Re: Z3M side mirrors assemble solution

Post by Cabrioot » Thu 02 Mar, 2017 15:23

Weldone good solution
Solution with snapring is cheaper .
Dont hessitate to give more nice solutions

superhuba
Joined: Tue 05 Aug, 2014 05:29
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: Z3M side mirrors assemble solution

Post by superhuba » Thu 02 Mar, 2017 19:13

I have some more z3m mirror project and i have to disassemble and assemble them twice a day, so i decidet to use the thread and nut solution. It costed me about 10£ per pair of mirrors


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It is my kit which will alloud to upgrade any non M mirror to M;)))
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Prototypes;)

deni2s
Joined: Mon 25 Mar, 2013 22:02
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: Z3M side mirrors assemble solution

Post by deni2s » Fri 03 Mar, 2017 14:43

Wow! 3D printed z3m mirrors?!

superhuba
Joined: Tue 05 Aug, 2014 05:29
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: Z3M side mirrors assemble solution

Post by superhuba » Fri 03 Mar, 2017 15:15

deni2s wrote:Wow! 3D printed z3m mirrors?!
Yes;) just made them solid base+body. Will try to install tomorrow

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pingu
Joined: Fri 30 Apr, 2004 17:01
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  M roadster S50

Re: Z3M side mirrors assemble solution

Post by pingu » Fri 03 Mar, 2017 17:46

You can smooth them to a mirror finish using diminishing grades of sandpaper. Then you can paint them. You need to make sure that you use an appropriate material that won't react with the paint. Modern professional paint is water-based, but the stuff from Halfords is still solvent-based.

Excellent idea. You should go into production. There is a market as lots of Z3 owners want ZM mirrors.
Pingu

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BladeRunner919
Joined: Fri 17 Feb, 2012 20:18
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: Z3M side mirrors assemble solution

Post by BladeRunner919 » Sun 05 Mar, 2017 15:04

If the price is right, I'm definitely interested!

mrscalex
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: Z3M side mirrors assemble solution

Post by mrscalex » Sun 05 Mar, 2017 16:36

Cracking stuff. Very well done.
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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 :)

MpowerRob
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  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: North London/Cockfosters

Re: Z3M side mirrors assemble solution

Post by MpowerRob » Sun 12 Mar, 2017 20:22

Same if the price is right I'm in for sure, :thumb: currently got a broken driver mirror base being held together with tape :oops:
Can't justify spending £100 on a new eBay base.

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