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Project E46 325i Touring
05-04-2018, 11:14 AM
Post: #101
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
(04-04-2018 08:35 PM)Karthik Wrote:  Just checked colour code is FQ95-4472/BASF/1

So same code, not sure what the last part means, if you do paint your car, I have a scratch I'll like touch up lol :D

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Lol... No worries bru.. Def going with this color. will send some of the sample your way to touch up you car.. Thumbs

Mixing Saturday.. will take images of it..

Thanks Bud
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08-04-2018, 08:23 AM
Post: #102
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
That is a flip paint, correct? They very hard to spray correctly so don't have a cheap panel shop do it for you, rather get a professional to spray the car. Else find a base colour that is easy to paint match.
Since the car is silver I would suggest a different shade other than Titan. Maybe something with more metallic in it or CSL grey is also nice and you wont have to change the colour on the registration documents.
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09-04-2018, 01:57 PM (This post was last modified: 09-04-2018 02:15 PM by evnmopwr.)
Post: #103
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
(08-04-2018 08:23 AM)eearle Wrote:  That is a flip paint, correct? They very hard to spray correctly so don't have a cheap panel shop do it for you, rather get a professional to spray the car. Else find a base colour that is easy to paint match.
Since the car is silver I would suggest a different shade other than Titan. Maybe something with more metallic in it or CSL grey is also nice and you wont have to change the colour on the registration documents.

It is a Flip paint yes.
The trick is to lay the paint down in the same direction on all panels. That way at certain angles, the paint flips the same way.

This is a DIY project, so everything will be done by myself. ( At best )
I sprayed some VW's of mine before so the learning part and mistakes are done.. ( I HOPE ).. lol
but at least if i mess up the job myself, i wont have to nag people to correct.

Reg docs im not too worried about, I have someone that can sort that out for me Rather quickly...

Pics of the car with front motorsport springs in

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Big Brakes Front installed
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Got a set of CREE LED H7's to try out...

had no way of mounting them to the headlight
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Cut up old set of bulb holders i had laying around and fitted the LED to it ( Need to neaten up the cut and make it fit better )
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Compared to the hella's
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Installed PLUS Spots
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Adjusted the Headlights again as i do not want to blind people on the road
used 1 of the DIY methods on youtube. driver side 2 inchs lower than passenger side...

Also got the alignment done at TWT.
After consultation, 2 ball joints on control arm is worn. Sad... Little bit of play in it.

Called up Mr Ball Joint in edgmead, he is charging R550 a side. he has good references from E46 owners i know. Beats spending R1300 per Control arm

Feedback in the week
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09-04-2018, 02:19 PM
Post: #104
Project E46 325i Touring
Awesome stuff man

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11-10-2018, 02:22 PM
Post: #105
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
(29-06-2017 12:19 PM)Coisman Wrote:  How difficult to do (if at all possible) a Facelift transplant on it?

Bonnet, fenders, bumper, grills, headlights?

So i decided to Do what you said CoismanBravo

With winter over, Im now going to start prepping the car for a Spray job
Also, while im at it, im goint to Convert her to a Facelift Cartel..

Picked up this 2003 E46 320d for Good Deal ... motor still runs but had a Power issue and the mechanic who worked on it stole the ECU and the Injectors

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The plan is to Remove everything that i need for my car.
IE:

* Passenger front door ( mine is dented )
* both fenders
* Bonnet
* headlights

and some other stuff..
Starting this weekend so will post up as things progressed...

PS: Will have LOTSA E46 320d parts forsale after .... Ty
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11-10-2018, 03:14 PM
Post: #106
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
cant wait BravoPraise
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11-10-2018, 08:19 PM
Post: #107
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
This is going to be interesting to check up on... I’m excited for you

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12-10-2018, 02:37 PM
Post: #108
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
Very nice project! Love E46 Tourings
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13-10-2018, 12:16 PM
Post: #109
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
Great thread! Good work. Bravo

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18-10-2018, 07:43 AM
Post: #110
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
That's one rough looking donor car, what did you pay for it if I may ask?
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18-10-2018, 12:02 PM (This post was last modified: 18-10-2018 12:02 PM by evnmopwr.)
Post: #111
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
(18-10-2018 07:43 AM)bman Wrote:  That's one rough looking donor car, what did you pay for it if I may ask?

R9000 Cartel

Thats about what Shamiels BMW Spares wanted to charge me just for the front panels that i needed to convert it to Facelift
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18-10-2018, 12:04 PM
Post: #112
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
wow thats cheap! nice score.
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18-10-2018, 12:28 PM
Post: #113
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
(18-10-2018 12:04 PM)bman Wrote:  wow thats cheap! nice score.

Yep the dude was desperate and needed the cash..

So i didnt negotiate with him and just paid him his asking price
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18-10-2018, 04:34 PM
Post: #114
RE: Project E46 325i Touring
nice...good interior strips!

current: BMW E92 M3 (bearings could be fcukd)
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