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      11-27-2020, 03:30 PM   #155
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It also made the antenna come up.
Don't see that often anymore!
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      11-27-2020, 05:43 PM   #156
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Nice update. Love the retracting antenna.
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Small update but the carpet should be in today. We hooked up the radio and it comes on.
Ooooh FM tooo.
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      11-30-2020, 10:33 AM   #158
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Don't see that often anymore!
It was probably a big deal in 71. Haha.

Didnt do too much on the car this weekend. The carpet came in so it is laying on the shop floor to flatten out, I forgot to grab a pic. We did get the fake autozone stick on grills installed. HAHA.

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After posting the photo above on an E9 group, I was notified that these are supposed to have black vinyl behind them so they are likely coming off.

We did install one of the wheels but noticed the lug nuts are wrong, so new lugs are on order.

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So much better than the gold ones. Anyway I am hoping for more this week, and I am trying to take Friday off work to get some stuff done on the car.

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      12-07-2020, 09:54 AM   #159
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Small updates on the E9 as usual. I feel like this will be the norm until its done, all the really big stuff is down and we are just buttoning stuff up now. We started putting the carpets in this weekend by gluing down all the trim bits.

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The center section isnt glued down yet in this photo, it was just a test fit. I like the color, I cant wait to see what it looks like with the seats installed.

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I am worried about the steering wheel looking a little rough and out of place with the interior refreshed, I may have to find a nardi for it.

I also popped one of the center caps on the wheel just to see how its going to look. MUUUUUUCH better than the gold thangs.

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      12-07-2020, 11:29 AM   #160
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Looking great. With the new carpet and other trim replacements, this will smell like a new car!

I like the perforated vinyl steering wheel cover, it's period. If it's not egregiously nasty, I would go with it.
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Looking great. With the new carpet and other trim replacements, this will smell like a new car!

I like the perforated vinyl steering wheel cover, it's period. If it's not egregiously nasty, I would go with it.
I may try to clean it but I really want a Nardi, its just so much for the correct one.

Another super small update.

Got it buttoned up around the tunnel.

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And the passenger side laid out. We may use Velcro to hold this in rather than gluing it.

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Its getting really close to the finish line.

Got a few more pics since posting this.

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And some new shoes.

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      12-21-2020, 08:52 AM   #162
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Small update.

We got started on the AC and center console install.

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Finally found a thermostat that would work after ordering like 6 of them. Apparently this is just a universal part but it was tough finding one with the correct tube and shaft diameter.

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And cleaned the steering wheel wrap. Sadly my dad said he would order a Nardi if I couldn't get it clean. Of course it cleaned right up. Here is a before shot.

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And some 50/50s of it clean.

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Not perfect but it will work until we get a Nardi.

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Was that wrap a stock thing that you want to keep? Or is it just more comfortable for now.

I remember them being aftermarket DIY things, I put one on my parent's Mazda as a kid.
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Was that wrap a stock thing that you want to keep? Or is it just more comfortable for now.

I remember them being aftermarket DIY things, I put one on my parent's Mazda as a kid.
No its an aftermarket thing probably from the 80's. It just kinda works in the car. I might change my mind when the interior is fully installed though.
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The vinyl wrap is the right period vibe in my view.
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The vinyl wrap is the right period vibe in my view.
I would much rather have a Nardi but I think this will work. We found out the bumpers are going to be a little more than we thought to get them chromed so the steering wheel is on the back burner. I think it will look okay, worse case I can pull if off and it will match the wheel in my 02.
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Mega small E9 update. I didnt like the idea of the antenna being up anytime the radio was on, so my dad and I wired in a little switch.

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Its in the little panel under the steering wheel and installed where the oem rear fog light switch would go. Basically we would always leave it off and if we wanted the radio on, give it a click to put the antenna up.

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Wired in the radio.

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And did a test fit of the side panels.

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As you can see in the above photo there is a little damage in the drivers side panel near the AC vents. We are hoping we can clean this up a little.

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Stay tuned. More updates soon.
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      12-28-2020, 09:02 AM   #168
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Another extremely small update. We got the damaged area on the center console fixed for now. We basically just cleaned it up a bit and glued down a piece of vinyl.

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This is a short term fix. Eventually we will pull it and have an upholstery shop repair it properly, but I think it looks pretty good for now.

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More to come this week, I think we will start putting the interior back in.
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      12-29-2020, 09:11 AM   #170
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Work is slow, so here is another small update. Shifter install. First we installed the rubber boot, which was torn and of course no longer available. We glued it back together.

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Once dry, it was installed.

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After that, the fresh leather boot was installed.

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And buttoned it up with the knob.

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Super small update I know but work is dead this week and I have a lot of free time at my desk. Haha
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Amazing!
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The console is coming together nicely!
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This is like eating an elephant at this point. Just small bites until its done. Center console is complete, and the window switches are installed.

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We also found a little sticker to put over the digital display so the radio looks a little more period correct when off.

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It covers the read out a little when its on, but Im just going to use bluetooth so it doesnt really bother me.

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Like I said, "small bites."
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Not much has happened on the E9. We have been waiting on parts and my dad has had some medical stuff(hes fine just kinda run down so I'm avoiding him.
I don't want to get him sick.) We did get a new old stock emblem for the trunk.

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And found some knobs for the radio that look more "BMW."

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So far 2021 has been pretty crazy but I am hoping this will be on the road by late Feb-early March. I am hoping some parts show up and I can get over this weekend to work on it.
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Coming along really well, keep it up OP!
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