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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Forbes View Post
    Well, don't feel like the Lone Ranger. Lots of people have attempted to reweld the pulled spotwelds and assume the issue is resolved. Unfortunately once that's done, they've blocked the possibility of it recurring from their mind, and when rediscovered the damage is much worse.

    At least you didn't use any scrapmetal that would be in the way of a future repair, like this genius engineer did...







    Based on the work you're doing so far, with the V-10 swap, I just hope that the finished look of your trunkfloor/diff mount reinforcement doesn't make the ones I've done look bad!

    Well I'll bet you that I'm not going to be the last one!! If anyone is on the fence about purchasing this kit or not just let me say that's it's worth every dollar! IMHO

    As for the photo's holy crap that's a mess, I'm not surprised to see it fail beside those welds. Did you have to buy some new panels for the repair?

    Randy I doubt that I'll make your reinforcement look bad, you've done how many now?


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    As it turned out, I did have a section from a new trunkfloor assembly that I used to make a repair I don't lose any sleep over. The last car I did, one of Jon Maddux's coupes, was Number 100.





    Had to make this piece; I came pretty close but to have done any better, I'd have needed specially machined dies.



    Almost like I was never there__and erased all traces of those that came before me




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    Maybe you can fit Randy’s kit to my coupe seeing how well this is going!

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    I must apolgize for my long absence, my dad has not been doing well and has spent a lot of time in the hospital. He's now in his 80's and it's understandable for health issues to arise, in his case heart problems complicated by a serious infection. Dad is now back home recovering and I'm very thankful for that.


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    You owe us nothing. Spend time with your family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neopolymath View Post
    You owe us nothing. Spend time with your family.
    This.

    I just found this, so now I'm looking forward to any progress. Great ambitious build!

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    Hi Lars, long time no see buddy. Very sorry to hear your Dad has been doctoring. Mom was up in the cardiac ward in late April for a few weeks also. I may have been sitting in the next room to you and your Dad and didn't even know it. Will swing by and catch up - pretty sure I will find you in the driveway working on your pet. Cheers, John

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    Very sorry to hear that also. My prayer for fast recovery and to you and your family as well. Also looking forward to project updates in good time. - Zach
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    Quote Originally Posted by neopolymath View Post
    You owe us nothing. Spend time with your family.
    Quote Originally Posted by sijray21 View Post
    This.

    I just found this, so now I'm looking forward to any progress. Great ambitious build!
    Quote Originally Posted by jdjkelowna View Post
    Hi Lars, long time no see buddy. Very sorry to hear your Dad has been doctoring. Mom was up in the cardiac ward in late April for a few weeks also. I may have been sitting in the next room to you and your Dad and didn't even know it. Will swing by and catch up - pretty sure I will find you in the driveway working on your pet. Cheers, John
    Quote Originally Posted by nevan View Post
    Very sorry to hear that also. My prayer for fast recovery and to you and your family as well. Also looking forward to project updates in good time. - Zach

    Thank you for the kind words everyone I greatly appreciate it.


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    As it turned out, I did have a section from a new trunkfloor assembly that I used to make a repair I don't lose any sleep over. The last car I did, one of Jon Maddux's coupes, was Number 100.
    Randy that's some amazing work, especially the piece you fabricated by hand! I had to read it over a couple times as it looks like you removed that from a donner floor!!!

    jacktown
    Maybe you can fit Randy’s kit to my coupe seeing how well this is going!
    Ok but you have to remove all the interior!
    Last edited by Z3 M Roadster; 07-02-2018 at 09:15 PM.


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    Here's and update on the
    installation of
    Randy's subframe kit , I think it's turned out ok so far. Now to finish the seam sealer and paint it so I can cross I can cross it off the list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z3 M Roadster View Post
    Here's and update on the installation of Randy's subframe kit , I think it's turned out ok so far. Now to finish the seam sealer and paint it so I can cross I can cross it off the list!
    Nobody can accuse you of doing this half a**ed--someone clearly taught you to do it right or don't do it at all.

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    I'm very impressed with all your work Sir; custom motor to subframe welds. -- It's not what you buy its what you build!
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    Thanks for making my installation look like crap
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    Great workmanship! Puts mine in shame as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bingley View Post
    Nobody can accuse you of doing this half a**ed--someone clearly taught you to do it right or don't do it at all.
    I've done half-a**sed in the past, and it just comes back to bite you in the a**. It took many someones over the years - LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbafett View Post
    I'm very impressed with all your work Sir; custom motor to subframe welds. -- It's not what you buy its what you build!
    Well, thank you Sir! Very well put.

    Quote Originally Posted by ProductUser View Post
    Thanks for making my installation look like crap
    Sorry, it was not my intention LOL.... or was it

    Quote Originally Posted by nevan View Post
    Great workmanship! Puts mine in shame as well.
    Thanks!!


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    Last night I was at a friend's place - fallguy - another member of this forum and he gave me a hand making the CAI's. He just happens to have a TIG welder and a nice band saw! so this is what he welded up. Now to get these off to be wrinkle black powder coated.

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    Last edited by Z3 M Roadster; 07-10-2018 at 10:21 PM.


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    CAI looks great. What all is left to be done on the project?
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    Lots of little things like making brackets, routing steering lines since the steering reservoir is now located on the passenger side. The 2 biggest items are wiring and remove everything from the engine bay so it can be painted to match the body (base coat clear coat) then final assembly.


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    Nice job!


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    Just had a thought...

    If we can barely keep 300hp I6's from overheating n our Z3M's, how are you managing the cooling on this 500hp V10? Or maybe not as much of an issue in Canadia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BimmerBreaker View Post
    Just had a thought...

    If we can barely keep 300hp I6's from overheating n our Z3M's, how are you managing the cooling on this 500hp V10? Or maybe not as much of an issue in Canadia?
    He has the whole cooling system from the M6 mounted up, its a pretty neat setup like two rads in one with 4 radiator hoses. Im not too sure if the open area on the Z3M is bigger than the M6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z3 M Roadster View Post
    Last night I was at a friend's place - fallguy - another member of this forum and he gave me a hand making the CAI's.
    you didn't notice me put those restrictor plates in the intakes, wonder how much power that S85 will make breathing through two straws

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Forbes View Post
    Nice job!
    Thank you Randy.


    Quote Originally Posted by BimmerBreaker View Post
    Just had a thought...

    If we can barely keep 300hp I6's from overheating n our Z3M's, how are you managing the cooling on this 500hp V10? Or maybe not as much of an issue in Canadia?
    When the T/S was in there I no heat issues in 90 to 100 deg temps.


    Quote Originally Posted by fallguy View Post
    you didn't notice me put those restrictor plates in the intakes, wonder how much power that S85 will make breathing through two straws
    I waited until I got home and knocked them out...LOL


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    Well I finally got some time to work on the car! but it's tough with all the smoke from the 566 forest fire burning in the province. Here are some shots of the trunk now painted.

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