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by matthewdesigns
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8443

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

sharkade wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:07 pm
door cards came out awesome!
Thank you! It was more work than I originally intended but I think it was worth it.
by matthewdesigns
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8443

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

@zinnocoupe That seems like a good estimation of its use, one that I had not considered. Thanks for responding, and for the kind words regarding the panels. I still have an eye out for a good OEM set at a price I can live with as that would be my preference.
by matthewdesigns
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8443

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

Thanks for the support on this unorthodox refitting. I had a pretty good idea that it would look OK, but you never know until it's all together! @GRNSHRK: I have the pulls and armrests from an e30 coupe in black and I had considered trying to work them in somehow, but nothing really aligned properly...
by matthewdesigns
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8443

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

Strap detail
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From the interior. Upper black panel sections to be recovered asap; the pull handle holes will be filled.
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by matthewdesigns
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8443

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

Felt-covered panels and fabric ready to be glued up.
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Fabric glued on, trimming the excess that will wrap over to clear the panel clips.
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Plastic moisture barrier.
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Finished panel installed.
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by matthewdesigns
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8443

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

I'm surprised that this ^^^ is such a mystery. Must not be important so I won't sweat that detail. As shown previously the door cards/panels were pretty terrible, and given the price of good condition replacements I decided to make something instead. I considered just skinning the doors in aluminum ...
by matthewdesigns
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8443

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

OK, so a boring question in the midst of more important tasks: what is the function of this clip on the lug wrench (circled)? My car did not have any tire changing accessories and I'm buying them here and there, and it seems that the later revisions of the wrench do not have this clip. Is it require...
by matthewdesigns
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Odd question: Are there different interior mirrors for RHD and LHD cars?
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Re: Odd question: Are there different interior mirrors for RHD and LHD cars?

I thought about pulling it and having a closer look. It will just more or less pop out of the base with a twist and pull, correct?
by matthewdesigns
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Updating an M635csi Track Car to a Race Car
Replies: 67
Views: 9893

Re: Updating an M635csi Track Car to a Race Car

Thanks for sharing this...great project you have there. Would love to see some on-track video footage once you get it sorted and head out for some laps!
by matthewdesigns
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Odd question: Are there different interior mirrors for RHD and LHD cars?
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Re: Odd question: Are there different interior mirrors for RHD and LHD cars?

@MrE Thanks for running your RHD VIN for this part. That is indeed the same part number I get for my car. Hmm. Guess I'll live with it until I don't.

And yes, affixed to the ceiling not the windshield...thanks for specifying! Not sure how I overlooked that.
by matthewdesigns
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Odd question: Are there different interior mirrors for RHD and LHD cars?
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

Odd question: Are there different interior mirrors for RHD and LHD cars?

My windshield-mounted mirror does not pivot as far to the left as it does to the right, and I can just barely get it to pivot far enough to the left to allow me to align it for a proper look out the rear window. However if I sit in the passenger seat on the right I have a huge range of movement with...
by matthewdesigns
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: lowered expectation
Replies: 51
Views: 13278

Re: lowered expectation

Wheels look great shaved. Like that color on them, too. Nice work on everything sharkade! At full extension is the car above OEM height with your suspension? Does it ride the same regardless of where you have it set? Is that pic above at full compression or is there some low left in there? Airbag no...
by matthewdesigns
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8443

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

Edit: Added photos Been a few weeks since I checked in. In the interim I've tracked down a brake fluid leak that was fairly massive but an easy fix, replaced the heater blower motor, replaced the primary windshield washer tank/pump and flushed the lines, changed the transmission fluid, revisited the...
by matthewdesigns
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Unlabeled dash switch
Replies: 6
Views: 1823

Re: Unlabeled dash switch

Off topic:

rhanley 635csi89 - Thank you much for posting a link to the PDF of the manual!
by matthewdesigns
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Need help - no heat
Replies: 12
Views: 20962

Re: Need help - no heat

The heater motor is not operating at all even with 12V present via the normal harness connection. The A/C motor operates at high speed only, and only when the A/C switch is depressed. I checked voltage at the heater motor and saw only 12V when the speed control was moved...not a variable range. Seem...
by matthewdesigns
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Need help - no heat
Replies: 12
Views: 20962

Re: Need help - no heat

Thank you. Yes, I do have both the manual and a multimeter. I will test the motor as described and see what happens...perhaps I did not have a secure enough connection on one or the other terminals on the motor the first time I tried this. I did verify incoming voltage at the two leads that connect ...
by matthewdesigns
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8443

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

Thanks for the encouragement! I'll make it out there with you folks at some point. FYI my coworkers report having a great time, and really liking the new venue. One of them is the nut who drove his e30 drift car over for the event :shock: I was able to spend some quality time at home instead of with...
by matthewdesigns
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Need help - no heat
Replies: 12
Views: 20962

Re: Need help - no heat

baders wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:20 am
Matthew, put your car details in your signature. It helps us diagnose.
Thank you for the reminder, baders!
by matthewdesigns
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Need help - no heat
Replies: 12
Views: 20962

Re: Need help - no heat

OK so yeah this thread is pretty old, but instead of starting a new one to hash out some of the same stuff I'm necromancing it... I have a scenario similar to combo #4 listed above: A/C blower operates (but only on High), and zero response from the heater blower. I'm trying to save myself from blind...
by matthewdesigns
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8443

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

CSV feed hose
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Carpet before
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Carpet after. Still not as clean as I'd like but at least the worst of it is under the seat! I think a full replacement is inevitable.
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by matthewdesigns
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8443

Re: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

Thanks Song! Seems as though Ed at MWrench is still in business as I now have a steering box repair brace on the way over. Door card planning is underway, trying not to succumb to my urge to just skin it in aluminum, add a pull strap, and be done with it. I have some e30 handles and pockets that may...
by matthewdesigns
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi
Replies: 34
Views: 8443

Matthewdesigns jumps in the deep end / 633CSi

OK, now that we all know the M badge needs to come off the car :shock: I figured I'd start a project thread. 1984 633CSi, 158k miles indicated (but the odo gear is broken so who knows), Arctic white with Pearl Beige, e30 sport seats that have needed upholstery for a while, cracked plastic everywhere...
by matthewdesigns
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Long time listener, first time caller
Replies: 14
Views: 3826

Re: Long time listener, first time caller

Haha the M-Police on patrol. I figured out how to change the headlights last weekend, so now I know what to do to pull the M badge off safely. Oddly it appears to have been on the grill for a while as the rear of the horizontal slat to which it's affixed is deformed by the metal clips, and the small...
by matthewdesigns
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Long time listener, first time caller
Replies: 14
Views: 3826

Re: Long time listener, first time caller

MrE: Feels good to have one in hand for sure. Heck, I just look out the window in disbelief once in a while :D tschultz: I first saw it about 6 weeks ago and the ad disappeared. Popped back up about a month later by the same seller (in Monument) and I grabbed it. He owned it for about a year, prior ...
by matthewdesigns
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: The Saloon
Topic: Long time listener, first time caller
Replies: 14
Views: 3826

Re: Long time listener, first time caller

Thanks for the welcome! baders: Yes, plenty of work to be done. Among other less urgent items I just discovered the CSI fuel line is leaking...made for an interesting drive yesterday. Managed to avoid a barbeque and parked it until I can swap it out this weekend. GRNSHRK: The wheels were definitely ...