Project bmw 340i.

  1. mylesdw

    mylesdw Member

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    Insurance for hot-rods and specials is not as bad as you might think. There are a few specialist insurers who accept that if you spend so much time and effort on a project you are likely to look after it.
     
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  2. E36 Rick New Member

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    Insurance isn’t too bad. In fact it’s probably as cheap as the original car!
     
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  3. armalites Member

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    I love the "How hard can it be?" attidude and it shows you don't need to be in a fully equiped garage to try stuff.

    I lent my engine crane and stand to friend and he pulled the enigne on his EVO 6 by his front door and rebuilt the ingine on the stand in the house because he doen't have a garage.

    I think the only way is what you've done, stop thinking about it and start digging.
     
  4. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    A lad on my 4x4 forum did a bobtail conversion on his old Range Rover in a weekend. He had to run powerleads across the road to where it was parked on a busy road and the air line kept cutting out when heavy motors went over it!
     
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  5. E36 Rick New Member

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    I’ve got a single garage but we have a wheelchair lift in the corner so getting a car in is impossible.
     
  6. Olderisbetter

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    Years ago my mate had no garage and no many tools but he was quite clever and ended up using pulleys and rope to make an engine life that was connected to the stair lift, Sometimes you have to use what is nearest.
     
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  7. E36 Rick New Member

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    Just getting used to my new mig before I touch the car with it! Don’t just want to weld scrap for practice so I’ve made a square from a bit of flat bar. Welds are getting better and I’m pleased with the Clarke 151te so far. Any advice on my welds?
     
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  8. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Don't paint them before the lads get a chance to assess them. ;)
     
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  9. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    Lay a few more down so we can see them as @slim_boy_fat said
     
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  10. E36 Rick New Member

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    Got a bit ahead of myself!
     
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  11. MattH

    MattH Member

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    If anything they look a bit cold but that's probably down to the welder and the thickness of that material. If you are planning on welding thin sheet metal then you really need to practice on that as it's totally different to welding heavy gauge stuff.
     
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  12. E36 Rick New Member

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    Had a go at the subframe mounting point reinforcing. Was a bit of a struggle, laying on my back and the wind wasn’t helping. These welds only need to hold the plate in place but all the same, I’d prefer them to be ok. Some weren’t so good, some were ok. The plug welds were easy enough. Some of the welds round the edge were a bit high.
     
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  13. MattH

    MattH Member

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    :o

    More practice.

    More heat.
     
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