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Old 08-29-2014, 06:16 AM   #121
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It's only money..... And you're sending your kid off to school in a BMW? I gave my son my old 535- but didn't fix the AC for him....

How do you tear up a reverse gear?

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Well, you know it's a 26yr old BMW

Yea, reverse! How do you do that? Being the tailhousing was cracked and re-welded, there's no telling...
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:22 AM   #122
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Look in the lower right hand corner-

Click on the center image- a arrow pointing right

Box comes up-

Click on BBCode

Then you'll see a drop down to pic image size-
Below that is the link-

Completely logical.....
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Sometimes I wonder if they do this to make you spend more time on their site...
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:54 AM   #123
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Thanks for the flikr help Richard, I could've spent another hour and still missed that...

Here are a few pics.

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Decklid back on weatherstrips back on driver door and deck.


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And passenger door off and apart.



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And it looks like I'm going to have to replace the gear on this side too...

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Glad I had those big regulator rivets made!

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See, I haven't been just fartin' around!
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:27 PM   #124
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No you haven't and the work looks great. The deck lid came out good. Glad to see you are back at it full speed ahead.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:21 PM   #125
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Looking good man.
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Your deck came out much better than new. Do ya think you should slop some tar on it to make it look more factory? Man, that sure came out sweet looking! Your attention to detail, and the effort involved to get it looking so perfect certainly show in this piece! Digging this build bro!
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:46 PM   #127
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Your deck came out much better than new. Do ya think you should slop some tar on it to make it look more factory? Man, that sure came out sweet looking! Your attention to detail, and the effort involved to get it looking so perfect certainly show in this piece! Digging this build bro!
Thanks Pat,
I did take some before pics, I could even slop the tar on it exactly like the factory!
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:46 PM   #128
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Don't slap any tar on it...Then it would look like mine!!!
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:01 AM   #129
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Hey guys,
I need to cut the trans tunnel for the T56 shifter. I'd prefer to do it before I get the tranny/motor in the car, and I want to go ahead and get the carpet back in.
Anyone have a really good closeup pic of the area after trimming, or any measurements?
I suppose the tail and shifter is pretty much in the center of the tunnel. So just enlarge the present hole (automatic) towards the center? Like the the shifter lid etc...? Looks like it's a little further rearwards? Don't want it any bigger than it has to be, and I'll make a cover to go on when done.

Can I do this before getting the trans in the car?

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Hey Bill-

Here's what I have in the T56 folder-

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Old 09-20-2014, 09:14 PM   #131
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Wow, awesome Richard! Many thanks!

Hey, I just went through your website link (very nicely done btw, just like your car) and I have a couple questions.
Using the xmember from Josh, do you think I'll have to remove that battery cable clamp stud? And I'm thinking, If I wanted to be able to pull the shifter assembly including the top plate without pulling the trans, I could cut a rectangular hole in the tunnel instead of a smaller round one to allow clearance. Do you think this is feasible? Or any reason why or why not?

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If the trans is back from the rebuild shop? You're getting close to dropping the motor in??? Exciting stuff, huge milestone.
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Old 09-21-2014, 08:39 AM   #133
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If the trans is back from the rebuild shop? You're getting close to dropping the motor in??? Exciting stuff, huge milestone.
Hell yea, I'm stoked!
Got some work done yesterday...


Finally trimmed the pass side!


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Clearanced the pass side for the c5 seat.

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Changed the interior lite plate,


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Quicker to trim this one than blast and paint the old one


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Heat shield! Man this feels better than taking something apart...


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Old 09-28-2014, 09:10 AM   #134
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You wouldn't think this would take so long... Did the rear last Sat, the rest yesterday, about 10hrs all total including cleaning and misc prep etc...


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Carpet has a hard plastic backing, and feels kinda thin in total, I'll have to wait for a 95 degree day to do this job. No way it'll go in until it's heated.


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Old 09-28-2014, 09:52 AM   #135
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I know I should've waited on carpet till I had the tranny in, but I had to see some kind of dramatic change here. It's been looking apart far too long! I can work around it. Got a clutch coming so it won't be long until I can bolt the motor/trans up and get it in the car! There again, I may get the clutch before I get a sunny day, so I may get the motor in before carpet anyway. Man I can't wait, finally moving along.
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