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Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: almost done

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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: brakelines installed

Post by uwbuurman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:32 am

Tanks fitted

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Pickup sender fitted in the tank and hoses connected.

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Off the list:
Headlights
SWRA
Cooling fan
Fuel lines
Tanks
Pumpunit
Brake lines and pressure regulator

Main things yet to do (random)
Building the doors and fitting them
Front wings
Grille
Bumpers rear and front
Rear and front bumper
Motor and gearbox, all engine parts and exhaust

These will all be sub projects. But you'll see it here when they're done.


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1978 BMW 323i
1980 BMW 528i
1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
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2015 BMW 320dA High Executive Sportline

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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: fuel pump, lines and tanks

Post by uwbuurman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:18 pm

:driving
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: fuel pump, lines and tanks

Post by uwbuurman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:48 pm

In June 2017 I worked on the doors. I hesitated to start working on them. The old doors weren't right. The one door had a type 2 window mechanism and the other a type 1, but both doors had type 2 glass. That's why one window wouldn't roll down all the way. Besides that the left door was rotten so I replaced that one.

Before painting I drilled the holes for the type 1 chrome mirrors. The doors were both totally cleared out. A few years ago Arnold gave me some type 1 window mechanisms, but I still did not know if I had enough parts to build me 2 complete doors, type 1.

Old parts on the floor

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Then I spotted this bracket:

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This bracket goes behind a round hole in the door. But ofcourse I just had one. So I picked up an old and rotten but complete type 1 door. That was a good example and good for some parts.

The donordoor

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Bracket in the right place

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The window pillar is mounted on the bracket. Typical type 1 specific.

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But since my doors don't have the bracket, and since they are painted already......

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I had one bracket, so I got the other one from the type 1 door.

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Then it was time to sort the doorcatcher.

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I could not get it to work, until I learned that is was broken :bag. That made sence..

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The one is nice and bend round, the other one has a metal strip.

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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: fuel pump, lines and tanks

Post by uwbuurman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:54 pm

:cheers
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: fuel pump, lines and tanks

Post by uwbuurman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:54 pm

:bmw :thumbsup
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1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: fuel pump, lines and tanks

Post by uwbuurman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:10 am

After that I took the pins out of the wheels. The were pretty worn. My guess is that this won't work all to well.

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So I cleaned some.parts

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Made new pins

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And assembled

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The locks needed work aswell. So I took them apart.

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Rings on the outside are broken to.

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These are the lockplates. Size 1 to 4. Per lock in a unique order. A lock contains more than 4 ofcourse.

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Lock taken apart

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All cleaned en put together with not worn plates.

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And at last, I could start assembling the doors. Rubber glued to the door.

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My freshly painted triangles mounted. These will show, because the type 1 mirror are on the door, not in the corner.

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Seen from the inside, you see the locking mechanisma and window guide.

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In the guide is the rubber that holds the window. Ofcourse, in my car that rubber is covered in paint.

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Cleaned and put in to place and then I placed mechanism.

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The mentioned bracket couldn't be welded anymore, since the door is already painted. But I had some original BMW nuts and bolts laying around.

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Put the reïnforcement plate for the mirror in place.:

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The last thing was the unlocking mechanism inside. I had tho lenghts of rod. I figured that the diffence was type 1 and 2. But it turned out that it is for the left and right door. The door handel.is in a different place, hence the difference in length.

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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: fuel pump, lines and tanks

Post by BertjeConti » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:35 am

Nice to see some project progress here, very detailed as always (ofcourse)
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: fuel pump, lines and tanks

Post by uwbuurman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:24 pm

Thanks, Rob!
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: fuel pump, lines and tanks

Post by uwbuurman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:31 pm

The window guide at the B pillar side has a cover over the locks, to prevent easy brake ins. Mine were in poor condition, just rottet away. See the bad one and a good example.

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Good ones in and the door is complete.

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Doorcards fitted with new pockets.

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And the trims on the car.

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1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
2006 BMW 320d touring High Executive
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: fuel pump, lines and tanks

Post by uwbuurman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:55 pm

:mrgreen:
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1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
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2015 BMW 320dA High Executive Sportline

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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: fuel pump, lines and tanks

Post by uwbuurman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:55 pm

:crazy
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: fuel pump, lines and tanks

Post by uwbuurman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:02 pm

In the meantime, a few weeks earlier I dropped of my starter and dynamo at a repairshop in Amersfoort.

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Did it all look bad? No, bit with my luck and this big restauration, I just want to be sure that everthing is like new.

But after the overhaul, it turned out that the diodeplate was broken. New carbon brushes all were replaced. And a bearing here and there.

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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: fuel pump, lines and tanks

Post by uwbuurman » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:17 pm

:takepicture
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1980 BMW 528i
1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: fuel pump, lines and tanks

Post by uwbuurman » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:17 pm

:launch
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1978 323i polaris: fuel pump, lines and tanks

Post by uwbuurman » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:36 pm

:bmw :shake
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1978 BMW 323i
1980 BMW 528i
1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
2006 BMW 320d touring High Executive
2015 BMW 320dA High Executive Sportline

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