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I'll Be Busy For a While - 1979 Euro 635CSi (M90 Powered)

Post by Slownrusty » Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:18 pm

I'm enjoying the road ahead on this car.

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Lots of new parts ready to go in and anything metal has been powder coated, painted or Cerakoted

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The interior is already finished with all new leather and headliner:
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Post by Slownrusty » Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:46 am

When I can't sleep and I waiting for parts to arrive....I get cleaning.

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Re: I'll Be Busy For a While - 1979 Euro 635CSi (M90 Powered)

Post by Jlc » Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:56 pm

How did you do the leather? Looks beautiful.
85 635CSi Bronzit

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Post by Slownrusty » Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:01 pm

The leather is all new panels that were cut to match the factory patterns.
It wasn't cheap.

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Re: I'll Be Busy For a While - 1979 Euro 635CSi (M90 Powered)

Post by Slownrusty » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:47 am

Here's a video that walks through the upcoming work:
Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSMaj0OrkLQ&t=1s

I worked on car for 6-hours yesterday and scrubbed the chassis some more (wow...that's hard work!) and then mounted the powder coated cross-member with the new BMW mounts, pressed in the new poly-urethane bushings in the left and right rear trailing arms and installed them and also installed the new BMW diff mount. As I go through all this, every single bolt hole has their threads chased and only brand new fasteners, nuts and bolts are used.

The suspension and chassis will have ALL brand new bushings and ALL brand new fasteners.

This week I should be able to wrap up the entire rear end (install the diff, re-built axles, install all the rear brakes and the new rear Bilsteins) and will shoot another video and take some additional pictures to keep this thread current.
Enjoy.
Cheers,
Yasin

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Post by Pasocb » Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:49 pm

Yasin,
I really am enjoying these regular updates on your progress. It is great to see that this car is receiving some much deserved love.
Your post are an inspiration to myself and other members of our shop to better document our continuous efforts to preserve these great vehicles.
I look forward to seeing more from you about this car in the future.
Thanks,
cb
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Re: I'll Be Busy For a While - 1979 Euro 635CSi (M90 Powered)

Post by Slownrusty » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:24 pm

Pasocb wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:49 pm
Yasin,
I really am enjoying these regular updates on your progress. It is great to see that this car is receiving some much deserved love.
Your post are an inspiration to myself and other members of our shop to better document our continuous efforts to preserve these great vehicles.
I look forward to seeing more from you about this car in the future.
Thanks,
cb
Thank-you kindly!

I'll post some updated pictures tonight. Yesterday evening I worked on the car until 9pm and made some decent progress:
1) Fitted the Differential and coupled the driveshaft

Tonight, I'll bolt-up the CV axles and hopefully tomorrow the rear brakes.

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Post by Sbeaud » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:15 pm

Wow! +1Pasocb

Really nice work and video. Very interested to see how it comes together.

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Post by acdakar » Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:14 pm

Impressive project... always like to see the work and detail folks put into this...
The video is good info... looking for more in the future.

PS: You need a Quick-jack... (I finally pulled the plug myself, can't believe I waited so long).

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Post by Slownrusty » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:52 am

Thanks for the positive comments and thoughts - I appreciate it!

Tonight I came home late from work and it was my turn to make dinner but was able to make a little more progress:
1) Installed the rebuilt CV axles
2) Installed the e-Brake cables
In the pictures you can see all new hardware, bolts and nuts. Plus new braided stainless steel brake hoses.

Here are some pictures:

This is the rear cross member, trailing arms and diff when I removed it two weeks ago:
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and from tonight:

Diff getting ready to go back in:
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Old Diff Mount with new Superseded Mount:
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Installed:
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Hopefully tomorrow I have enough time to install the rear brakes and then the new Bilsteins on Thursday, with a new video!

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Post by olympia57 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:12 am

Great progress .
Nothing nicer than re fitting fresh or new parts back on a clean prepared car .
Looking forward to seeing it coming together .
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Post by 86_6series » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:59 pm

Very, very nice!

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Post by Slownrusty » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:51 pm

Thank you!

Here's a little trick or tid-bit of advice for you guys.

If you need to drop your diff, that's the time to change the rubber brake hose especially on the right side, with the diff in place it is a bugger to get access and tighten the metal line to the brake hose.

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Post by Slownrusty » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:12 pm

I thoroughly cleaned and greased the e-brake mechanism where it connects to the cables and then fitted new rear e-brake shoes and rotors last night. Its humorous how much time fitting and properly adjusting the rear shoes can actually take. The e-brake now feels really good, before there was too much travel to engage it.

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I was also able to get my 951 out yesterday.

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Re: I'll Be Busy For a While - 1979 Euro 635CSi (M90 Powered)

Post by Slownrusty » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:25 pm

Latest Video of the rear end, suspension, subframe and diff re-installed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvSfu8W7ifg

Enjoy!
Yasin

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Re: I'll Be Busy For a While - 1979 Euro 635CSi (M90 Powered)

Post by Slownrusty » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:12 am

New steering coupling installed and steering box ready to be bolted to the subframe.

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