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Old 21-11-2020, 09:40 AM
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Default Day off.

Started to rebuild the car. I can only do one side as the trim piece around the seat belt snapped into 4 pieces. It was so brittle sadly. The replacement piece is ordered from BMW and coming from Germany.


Shock out, not obviously knackered, but does not put up much of a fight in going up and down, and from the max extension, to when the damping effect takes over there is a bit too much travel for my liking, suggesting some of the fluid has reduced, or the values are getting weak, either way, new shocks ordered last night.

Area cleaned ready for new mount.

Top mount (mount) fitted, I used some tape, so that when fitting the shock and mount from the under side the mount wouldn't push off back into the car, which would be bad when its all assembled.


New mount on old shock for now. It is what it is.

in its new home. I must mention that tightening up the securing nuts from the inside of the wheel well is tricky, as the shock dust cover gets in the way, but well see if its much worse that pulling the trim to pieces, which now I know how it works, is not too bad to be fair, as I was advise by the forum

Starting the build up.

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Old 21-11-2020, 09:42 AM
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I added some fixing glue to stop the edge trim pinging off during installation.


Pending cover refit once the left side is completed.

Looking more civilized...
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Old 24-11-2020, 11:19 AM
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Default More parts arrived

Thanks to Harry's - More parts arrived. Various bits and bobs for putting car back together, and for when I sort my shocks out, new rear sound proofing as my original one has seen better days and the rear side trim, bough just for the edge plastic...




Still to come, 2 x rear shocks and 4 x H&R Springs.
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Old 24-11-2020, 01:29 PM
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Default And after Fedex, along came ParcelForce

More parts, so plenty to do on Saturday, as I look out the windows at the sunny day...
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Default As it wasn't raining.

I decided to get the rear shocks back on and rebuild the interior.


New B6's at home with the new ARB mounts and bushes.

Handily the BMW Allen key is the required size for the Bilstein shock top.

New plates, and although I have the new upside down bush mounts, as the trim wasn't all the way in, I just used the top mount from inside the car as it was easier as you have more access, plus it was dark outside and I have limited access to both sides of the car in one go when on my drive.

New Covers.

New Luggage cover mount covers fitted.

Building backup up centre trim.

New caps.

And back together.

New sound proofing.
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Not altogether as charging the battery tonight will get in around the block at the weekend so it can settle.
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Thanks, AutoDoc...



Saturdays job if it's not raining.
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