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Old 25-03-2020, 11:22 AM
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Dear all

As you may know from my thread I've been sorting out my rust issue, and as part of this fitted new OEM sill covers and front wing panels, which raised 2 noob questions.

1. On the Sill trim, do you adjust it side to side based on the gap it leaves to the 1/4 panel, or to the furthest point forward or back as it rocks on the fixing bolt if that makes sense?



2. When fixing the OEM wing, I can not get the edge to be flush with the door, the door is in the correct place.



The only way I can see is to bend the wing mount bracket on the body to be flatter?



Is there a trick I'm missing?



This tab is quite rigid, and can not move much more to make the difference.


cheers in advance

John
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Old 25-03-2020, 04:04 PM
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Not much info on TIS regarding wing fitment,


https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/e...panels/CIDoFdV
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Old 25-03-2020, 04:08 PM
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Don't know if they will help but there are some pictures in my journal taken when I replaced my right side sill,

https://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showt...14947&page=100
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cheers, I guess on the sills you just gauge what looks best by eye, and again on the wing, perhaps the, when they are the first, fitted they receive a bit of extra persuasion before they are painted, I should have fitted them pre-paint, but you live and learn.
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If it’s any consolation, some of the panel gaps on the MC were often a little hit or miss out of the factory I think
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Panel gaps are large by modern standards but should all be even and around 5mm which is how they were adjusted from the factory. Front bumper appears to be the most difficult to get even but the wings and sills should be straight forward.

There is lots of adjustment on the front wings via the top fixings in the bonnet area but don't think this will help bring the bottom in?
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Panel gaps are large by modern standards but should all be even and around 5mm which is how they were adjusted from the factory. Front bumper appears to be the most difficult to get even but the wings and sills should be straight forward.
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*just trying to make a man feel better mate

I have never been one for doing that
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I have never been one for doing that
"Open your car's bonnet. Come on let's have a look under there."

"No Dave, not that. No!"
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"Open your car's bonnet. Come on let's have a look under there."

"No Dave, not that. No!"

Missing my bonnet inspections, maybe I could offer the service online?......
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