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Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:41 pm

30 December 2015 was e30 day all over. I figured a way to repair the swingarms. Las week I got the hold of some pipe, but that turned out to be 1,5 mm to small. Nearby is a scrapyard, so I went over and got a piece of pipe I needed.

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Got the first swingarm to get the bushings out and get it cleaned.

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They are not only very old but also not as tight as the new ones anymore.

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I got the new BMW bushings, but also ones from Lemforder. Funny to see, just like the ZF powersteering filter, this is just a BMW rubber, but the sanded the number and BMW logo off.

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Any way, bushings out, ABS sensors off and the wirebrush on the grinder.


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That was a good cleanup. After that I decapitated the rotten part.

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I found two drainingchannelsB underneath the round plate. Of course, totally clogged with dirt.

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After that time fors ome construction work.

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Cut to size and grinded down.

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The end result!

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I put Rustico Gel on the swingarm, to get is derusted. After that I will apply epoxyprimer. The other swingarm will get the same treatment.
Last edited by uwbuurman on Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.


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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:48 pm

:playcar
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1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:49 pm

I got on with the differential. The mounting point was broken, the rubberbush came out. 4 years ago I coated the diff, and back then it was ok. But anyway, it had to be repaired, so I called the dealer again…. I also will replace bearings and seals.

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Drained the diff. No metal particals in the oil, so that is good news. The rubber is out very easy, but the cage that holds the rubber did put up a fight. I won. :hammer

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New rubber has a little different shape.

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Cover back on.

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Seals replaced

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And a nice diff again.

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1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
2006 BMW 320d touring High Executive
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:52 pm

:takepicture
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:53 pm

17 januari 2016, time for the second swingarm. This one is worse than his brother.

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But this one is also repaired, brushed, sanded and coated in rustico gel. I redid that 3 times and then I had nice and clean swingarms.

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And in the epoxy primer

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Sanded and black epoxy applied.

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1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:53 pm

:mrgreen:
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:55 pm

:shake
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:56 pm

Then the front legs. Same recipe, brushed, sanded en Rustico gel.

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And 2K primered

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After that a black coat:

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2006 BMW 320d touring High Executive
2015 BMW 320dA touring xDrive High Executive ///Msport

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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:59 pm

:crazy
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:00 pm

:takepicture
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1978 BMW 323i
1980 BMW 528i
1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
2006 BMW 320d touring High Executive
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:00 pm

Since I was playing with paint and stuff, I also painted some small but important parts.
Plate that holds the axle to the sill

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Spring cups from the front legs

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And the bushing holders fort he front swingarms.

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Nice and black

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Last edited by uwbuurman on Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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1978 BMW 323i
1980 BMW 528i
1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
2006 BMW 320d touring High Executive
2015 BMW 320dA touring xDrive High Executive ///Msport

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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:01 pm

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1978 BMW 323i
1980 BMW 528i
1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
2006 BMW 320d touring High Executive
2015 BMW 320dA touring xDrive High Executive ///Msport

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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:01 pm

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1980 BMW 528i
1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
2006 BMW 320d touring High Executive
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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:01 pm

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1978 BMW 323i
1980 BMW 528i
1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
2006 BMW 320d touring High Executive
2015 BMW 320dA touring xDrive High Executive ///Msport

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Re: Uwbuurman: 1986 e30 325iA cabrio

Post by uwbuurman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:04 pm

more on the next page!!
It's the man next door!

1978 BMW 323i
1980 BMW 528i
1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
2006 BMW 320d touring High Executive
2015 BMW 320dA touring xDrive High Executive ///Msport

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