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GaryR 20th July 2019 18:57

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Ben at Classic Coachworks has been working his magic during the week....
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We've deliberately not recessed the filler below the body line at all so as not to create a well in which spilt fuel might collect. Still a work in progress but I'm really pleased with the result so far and it keeps the line of the wings clean having the filler here!

molleur 20th July 2019 19:17

looks great!

clinkadink 20th July 2019 19:37

Fair dinkum, that's a good bit of modding. Looks fab.

Is the cap meant to the way round, hinge front side? Less drag at light speed and all that.

GaryR 20th July 2019 19:45

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Originally Posted by clinkadink (Post 101339)
Fair dinkum, that's a good bit of modding. Looks fab.

Is the cap meant to the way round, hinge front side? Less drag at light speed and all that.

To be honest we just placed it in to check positioning and it's not fully fitted as yet, the hard part is working out the filler pipe run!

Looking at it now you've highlighted this though, you have a point, although at least this way around the flap will stay open...two schools of thought and a decision that'll be deferred to another day! :icon_smile:

clinkadink 20th July 2019 19:53

I don't envy you with the filler pipe run. I'd be tempted to drop the tank, and fit a hole on the passenger side (and seal the stock hole). Otherwise, filling the tank is going to be 'click ... click ... click' at the pump.

GaryR 20th July 2019 20:20

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Originally Posted by clinkadink (Post 101341)
I don't envy you with the filler pipe run. I'd be tempted to drop the tank, and fit a hole on the passenger side (and seal the stock hole). Otherwise, filling the tank is going to be 'click ... click ... click' at the pump.

Trying to avoid that at all costs! Ace reckons his solution works OK having tried it (see his build thread!) and so we've looked at a similar route, plus we have a plan B, both of which appear to give a continuous fall to the BMW filler neck.
Won't know for sure of course until we test it with a fill but taking the tank out and modifying it would be a very big deal!

clinkadink 20th July 2019 20:52

Yes, already saw that a while back. Even with mine (Kobra) and a 50cm extension/30 degree downward angle, it isn't the best when filling.

Good luck, be interested to know how it works out.

GaryR 3rd August 2019 17:31

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More progress...

Ben & Ian of Classic Coachworks have been working on the fuel filler in the past week, extending the BMW neck up into the boot space...
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Temporary cable-ties until all connections are worked out....more on this in a future post!

GaryR 3rd August 2019 17:35

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Here is the underneath of the boot lid I forgot to photograph a while back and showing the cut-outs for the recessed number plate lights...
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GaryR 3rd August 2019 17:38

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Classic Coachworks usually have SWB roll cages powder coated by a local specialist and having had the left hand boot hinge moved over, mine has been similarly treated and now permanently fitted...
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GaryR 3rd August 2019 17:41

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Ben has been continuing his excellent custom work on the boot lid around the fuel filler mods....
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You can also see the cut-outs we made for the rear fog & reverse lights. The plan has changed a little here though as these are now going to be two red lights (fog) to more closely resemble the original style reflectors with another cunning plan formulating for a subtle reverse light which will still retain the clean uncluttered lines of the car...

GaryR 3rd August 2019 17:46

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And the windows and door skins had their first trial fit finally today too, all OK and no issues apparent!
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clinkadink 3rd August 2019 18:21

Great progress there, Gary. Well done. You must be chuffed.

Good to see the fuel filler pipe in. From the photo, it looks like it cuts through the boot space. Or is there still more to do?

The roll cage and doors look great. Tidy fit.

Keep up the good work, and the progress update :)

Chris.

GaryR 3rd August 2019 18:36

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Originally Posted by clinkadink (Post 101599)
Great progress there, Gary. Well done. You must be chuffed.

Good to see the fuel filler pipe in. From the photo, it looks like it cuts through the boot space. Or is there still more to do?

The roll cage and doors look great. Tidy fit.

Keep up the good work, and the progress update :)

Chris.

Thanks Chris, yes really very pleased with progress! Classic have lots on their plate at the moment but are doing the business for me whilst also allowing me to get stuck in when time allows!

The fuel pipe does indeed enter, or rather exit the boot area, but itís still a work in progress to make it work whilst still keeping the boot space practical. More will be posted in a couple of weeks on this Iím sure!

DaveP 4th August 2019 13:56

Looking good Gary, just goes to show how tricky some aspects of the 250 build are.

I saw yours this week as went for a quick cup of tea at Classic’s unit. Nice work so far :)

Took a look at the ‘275’ while there . That will be an interesting build also.

Dave

GaryR 4th August 2019 15:31

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Originally Posted by DaveP (Post 101616)
Looking good Gary, just goes to show how tricky some aspects of the 250 build are.

I saw yours this week as went for a quick cup of tea at Classicís unit. Nice work so far :)

Took a look at the Ď275í also. That will be an interesting build also.

Dave

Thank you DaveP, yes its coming together nicely. I do like Ian & Co's approach to things I must say too...inspires confidence!

Agree on the 275 but still prefer the 250 SWB personally!

smash 4th August 2019 17:22

That custom boot/filler relocation work looks top notch.

Must admit their interior packages and the Grassbank stuff are tempting... my first thoughts before I went for the Kali was restomod style. Having seen that air ride 250 GTO rep and knowing the extra offsets available courtesy of the hub mods. Restomod swb on air....hmmm

Jaguartvr 5th August 2019 13:32

The fuel pipe looks very low to me, there is quite an up and down movement on the rear wheel suspension travel.
I made sure that my fuel pipe didn't drop below the line of the inner wheel arch.

Mitchelkitman 5th August 2019 14:25

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Originally Posted by GaryR (Post 101600)

The fuel pipe does indeed enter, or rather exit the boot area, but itís still a work in progress to make it work whilst still keeping the boot space practical. More will be posted in a couple of weeks on this Iím sure!

Hope it misses the boot hinges!

DaveP 5th August 2019 18:17

putting it out there for next time ... if that filler was on the other side of the car would have been much easier? Not period I know but thatís a tricky problem dealt with by compromise.

.. no one lynch me please :)

Dave


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