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  • #61
    I take it you won't be at Silverstone then!

    Build thread: https://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19347

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    • #62
      Originally posted by mnbrennan View Post
      I take it you won't be at Silverstone then!
      I will but not with the coupe - just posted a message on .org thread and on here
      1998 ///M Coupe

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      • #63
        Reminded by all the other rear subframe refurb threads that I hadn't updated my journal with how mine turned out. I ended up doing a combination of restorative, preventative and cosmetic work. Used Hammerite products throughout (Grey No.1 rust beater, direct-to-rust metal satin black paint and underbody seal)

        On the underside I sanded back the surface corrosion as much as possible, primed in grey and finished in black. Not oem but tidy. Had a good look at spot welds and diff mount - all good



        Got behind the fuel breather and tidied up the corrosion on the pipes there:


        Replaced the old fuel tank straps


        Replaced the handbrake cables and tidied up the entry point to the cabin






        Refurbed the diff with a new oem bush, new gasket, new bolts, drain & fill plugs, removal of surface corrosion, primed and painted.





        Removed all the surface corrosion on the subframe, primed, painted, replaced the swing arm bushes with oem and subframe bushes with powerflex. New bolts all round.



        Cleaned up the rear heat shields as best I could - refitted these with some additional stainless penny washers as I had to cut some of the original retaining nuts away and some of the shields had corroded away around the mounting points.



        Freshened up the exhaust with some heat resistant paint and put it all back together with new exhaust mounts. You'll also spot the H&R ARB if you look closely.







        Lots of work but worth it
        1998 ///M Coupe

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        • #64
          Splendid work - looks terrific.
          S54 Seca Blue - ACS Short shift and Exhaust. Luverly.

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          • #65
            Looking good Ian

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            • #66
              That looks awesome man!

              Build thread: https://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=19347

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              • #67
                Replaced the rear brake shoes, discs & pads and tidied up the calipers



                1998 ///M Coupe

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                • #68
                  Looking really great, like new under there now.
                  2001 E46 M3 Coupe

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                  • #69
                    Hows the project coming along?
                    2001 E46 M3 Coupe

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                    • #70
                      Fitted new front brake discs and pads and freshened up the calipers and back plates. Brembo discs and Pagid pads are fine for me as I don't take the coupe on track days and with only the occasional bit of 'spirited' driving can't really justify anything more exotic:





                      Also had 4 new tyres due to inner wear on rears and wanted to match the fronts up (had an 'emergency' set of Toyo Proxes fitted up front a couple of years ago). Goodyear Eagle F1 asymmetric 5 all round:





                      Coupe looking sharp in the sun





                      1998 ///M Coupe

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