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by olympia57
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: door weatherstrips Front and rear window
Replies: 132
Views: 165774

Re: door weatherstrips Front and rear window

Just a note on this thread to say that I have now fitted these door weatherstrips to my car and can say that the quality and fit is excellent. I am in the process of fitting the rear side glass items and will be posting a write up on the work done on my Project thread . Thanks Ric these have made a ...
by olympia57
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???
Replies: 83
Views: 9441

Re: Poor old '81 635... can we rebuild her???

So where are we now with the fundamental body and structural repairs ?
by olympia57
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Sun roof drain tubes.
Replies: 12
Views: 2730

Re: Sun roof drain tubes.

I'm sure Ron will have answered your query but here is a photo I took of mine during restoration. The photo is taken looking up through the missing floor pan and shows( in my case ) the end of the plastic sunroof drain tube terminating about 2 to 3 inches above the manufactured hole in the A pillar....
by olympia57
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 66
Views: 20478

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

Those seats look amazing. And they are actual e24 seats with the seams going the correct way. Nice work. The best is yet to come when you sit in them for that first long drive and you don't get that comfort seat slouch and old man backache getting out. Congrats. Its got to make your car that much m...
by olympia57
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 66
Views: 20478

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

what steering wheel is that with the holes and the timber? thanks G

It's a very early Moto lita .
by olympia57
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 66
Views: 20478

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

Right , a couple of important bits of advice . Be very aware of how sharp the retaining barbs are for the leather covers under and around the edges of the frame . Once embedded under the skin they are nigh on impossible to painlessly remove and they will make you bleed profusely . Blood and freshly ...
by olympia57
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window scraper seal trim removal.
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: Window scraper seal trim removal.

The drivers trim is retained by two screws ,one at the forward end and one at the rear end of the door, plus spring clips. 015 (Large).jpg 009 (Large).jpg The spring clips will have to be removed to allow the trim pressing to be teased apart to allow the rubber to be removed. 013 (Large).jpg I found...
by olympia57
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Which M635CSi do you prefer. S2-based or Highline?
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Which M635CSi do you prefer. S2-based or Highline?

Mmmm.... :-k I do like both . However as a series one owner I definitely prefer the simpler aesthetics of that model which is carried over on to the series two . The initial design comes from a "chrome " era so that is my preferance . The highline has it's place in the life of the model, and it carr...
by olympia57
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Mercedes Unimog Car Hauler @ Amelia Island soon.
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Re: Mercedes Unimog Car Hauler @ Amelia Island soon.

That's certainly a piece of kit Paul ......but I can't help think it looks like one of my cat's taking a dump :lol:
by olympia57
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window scraper seal trim removal.
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Window scraper seal trim removal.

I got a set of window rubbers from Ric in AU for my car and am about to fit them. I had a brief look at the trims this evening to determine how they are retained on to the door and 1/4 panel but could only see one retaining screw at the very front of the side glass trim. Anybody tell me how these ar...
by olympia57
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Uk prices .......
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: Uk prices .......

Looks like the buyer actually looked at the car ...... :lol:
Back up for sale , form an orderly queue there !
https://www.copart.co.uk/lot/29465670?f ... hdZoqtzbNA
by olympia57
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 66
Views: 20478

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

I decided not to fill the seat bases as the creases were natural and would only return , besides I wanted the end result to look like well maintained seats rather than new ones . Finished 2 (Small).JPG Finished (Small).JPG IMG_0409 (Small).JPG I have checked the colour match on the original seats co...
by olympia57
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 66
Views: 20478

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

Dying leather is like painting a car slowly ,slowly and check every step. I initially started off using an airbrush ,as I had used before ,but this was going to take a decade to complete . I then tried a 1.0mm needle gun that I have but this was too big and wouldn't atomise the mix properly so I sou...
by olympia57
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Uk prices .......
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: Uk prices .......

I think you'd have to be a poor speculator to believe that profit can be made from the saveable parts of that car .
by olympia57
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Uk prices .......
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Uk prices .......

Copied this from another site . I'm not realy sure what to what to think if this is the price being acheived for a very rotten E24 . ----------------------------------------------------------------------- "Going through Copart today at Sandtoft, a rotten 1980 635CSi Auto. Currently at £4700 plus fee...
by olympia57
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 265/6 into series one car .
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: 265/6 into series one car .

Thanks Ben , I've contacted them so we'll see if they have anything .
Don
by olympia57
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 265/6 into series one car .
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: 265/6 into series one car .

wattsmonkey wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:32 pm
Have a look at your WhatsApp!
Sorry Rob , I don't check that enough....
I'll call you later .
Don
by olympia57
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 66
Views: 20478

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

The bolsters were given to the trimmer who tried to get some suitable leather from his supplier in London over Xmas. Unfortunately the said supplier no longer sold ,or had, smaller sections and only supplied full hides. I decided against buying a full hide due to cost , waste and more importantly af...
by olympia57
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Engine - Mechanical - Electrical
Topic: 265/6 into series one car .
Replies: 6
Views: 580

265/6 into series one car .

I'm exploring the fitting of a 265/6 non mechainical speedo gearbox into my auto series one . There was a kit available from BMW to restropectivly fit the drive , part no. 2321 1 207 772 , but that seems to be discontinued and NLA. BMW PARTS (Medium).jpg The alternative is to fit a pulse to mechanic...
by olympia57
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rusty accelerator pedal mount
Replies: 4
Views: 492

Re: Rusty accelerator pedal mount

If you want to repair properly and prevent reoccurance then ...... Remove drivers seat , lift carpet , remove sound deadening , remove all of that detritus in the photo and get back to bare metal. Once the metal has been exposed examine it carefully to establish it's remaining condition and strength...
by olympia57
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Cars and Parts for sale
Topic: First M635csi Prototype for sale - Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: First M635csi Prototype for sale - Germany

I wonder if Georg kept the original drivers seat .........There must be a story there .
by olympia57
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 66
Views: 20478

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

New side window scraper seals arrived from Australia , Thanks Ric .
That's the next job over winter .
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by olympia57
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Suspension - Steering - Brakes
Topic: Where could this leak be coming from?
Replies: 15
Views: 1395

Re: Where could this leak be coming from?

This may , or may not , be a silly question based on where you live , but do you use red antifreeze in your cooling system ? if so taste the drip to see if it is sweet.
You certainly should have a corrosion inhibitor in your cooling system .
Don
by olympia57
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Should I repair or reupholster my front seats?
Replies: 8
Views: 1028

Re: Should I repair or reupholster my front seats?

Depends if your a hands on type of guy Daniel. If not, give them to a trimmer and pay him handsomely. If so then they are only marginally worse than the ones I am restoring. I prefer to restore than replace where viable . The side bolsters are beyond saving but their removal is well within the capab...
by olympia57
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: " Auric " the odyssey ........
Replies: 66
Views: 20478

Re: " Auric " the odyssey ........

Well, no going back now. Dismantled the drivers seat removing the three sections that I am going to recover . I have to say that the process was much simpler than I anticipated and that the method of disassembly was exactly as shown in the video I attached earlier. All the remaining leather that was...