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Re: Project 326i

Post by pic » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:00 pm

I've written a long time ago. Things was happened with the car, a guy crashed my back two years ago. So I need to replace the tailpanel, bootlid, taillight, bumper, and needs some bodyjob. This accident brought with it that a large part of the car should be painted again. I made a fast repair job, because we want to go to Croatia. I started the real work at the last year, and now, i'm close to the finish.
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Re: Project 326i

Post by uwbuurman » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:07 pm

Cool, any pics during the work??
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Re: Project 326i

Post by Jeroen » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:19 pm

So sorry to hear about the crash, glad you're almost done again!
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Re: Project 326i

Post by pic » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:12 pm

uwbuurman: I have a few, not too good picture. First, I made a pretty fast "looks like everything okay" work, to go to a holiday. I drilled the tail panel, then screwed it into a thick oak board inside, I hooked with wire rope and pulled it out with a big gas. :launch The end result was not that bad. :D The left side popped out to its original shape. :D Then plastered the tail panel with a lot of fillers. It is good for a year. On the last autumn I started the work. Need some work on the front windscreen frame, a minor work on the right side floor panel, and here we are.
Jeroen: thanks, I did a lot of work on the car, and its just a short post here. :D

The pics in time order after I pulled out the tail panel. I said, that is a lot of filler. :screwy
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It looks fine from a distance....
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And after one year...wow it doesn't looks that great, time to work :loll
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of course, when I need a tailpanel, I can't find, so using an old one. After some care, I sandblasted the whole panel
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hmm looks fine to me
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...and with epoxi primered
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Thats the big story. Not too much pics, but of course I need to smooth the boot floor and there are still a few things that were much shorter in time to describe than to do it.
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Re: Project 326i

Post by uwbuurman » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:04 am

Wow, good work on the repairs, also the first quick holiday repair.
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Re: Project 326i

Post by Mihajlo » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:57 pm

most of people would leave that repair project for some other day... (never)
I'm glad you repaired it so quick!
what was your fuel consumption on trip to Croatia?
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Re: Project 326i

Post by pic » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:53 pm

Thank you guys! The fuel consumption was not too good. The average fuel consumption with family and stuff is 12 litres. But I had some fuel leak from under the fuel pump screw. The normal fuel consumption on highway is cca 9 liter.

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