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ericholm 26th July 2015 18:48

Ericholm 250 SWB Convertible Build thread
 
Ok, so have started the body strip down in anticipation for 2 pallets of wonder parts arriving this week.

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Tribute Automotive 26th July 2015 19:58

You can put the rear alloy crash bar back on if you want.

IanA 26th July 2015 20:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 69610)
...rear alloy crash bar ...

One of the Z300S selling points for me was to be able to retain those front and rear.

ericholm 26th July 2015 20:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tribute Automotive (Post 69610)
You can put the rear alloy crash bar back on if you want.

Hi,

Does it need it? i.e for the kit parts to fit too?
Also what about the wheel arch inners are they still needed or optional?
And can I fit the rear with the original sills in place or do they have to come off?

Thanks.

Mikewade 26th July 2015 21:14

Interesting thread
 
Thanks for posting photo's of your build. I'm sure it will be followed with interest.

Tribute Automotive 26th July 2015 21:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericholm (Post 69615)
Hi,

Does it need it? i.e for the kit parts to fit too?
Also what about the wheel arch inners are they still needed or optional?
And can I fit the rear with the original sills in place or do they have to come off?

Thanks.

The rear crash bar isn't essential, the kit panels aren't attracted to it, so leave it up to you.

Rear arch liners can be trimmed on their out edges and refitted. Front liners need extensive trimming to allow front body section to be raised and lowered but still offer some protection of the engine etc from road spray. I personally ran the SWB prototype for 5 months, into the winter months, without any arch liners install and didn't experience any problems.

The sills are the first panels that need to be fitted due to the rear top bolt holes being covered by the rear end section.

ericholm 26th July 2015 22:12

Thank, so is it drivable on the roads with sills, rear end and boot? I think I will put rear alloy bumper part on as need to secure exhausts to something solid.

Tribute Automotive 26th July 2015 22:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericholm (Post 69621)
Thank, so is it drivable on the roads with sills, rear end and boot? I think I will put rear alloy bumper part on as need to secure exhausts to something solid.

Yes it would be drivable, the rear wings will be proud of the Z3 doors without the new skins fitted but you can't fit them with the old Z3 bonnet still In place. I hung the exhausts off of the crash bar on the prototype with some simple gallows brackets.

ericholm 27th July 2015 19:48

Iv'e created a Flickr repository and will be uploading all pictures of the build there as I go.

Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134265488@N05/

Cheers.

ericholm 28th July 2015 19:36

Back end stripped, sills removed, and Fuel pipe extension fitted

https://www.flickr.com/photos/134265488@N05/

garyh 28th July 2015 20:19

Not the same without pictures and pictures aren't the same without words...

ericholm 28th July 2015 21:50

test
 
Understood........

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/365/2...7292c89b_c.jpgDSCN3912 by eric holm, on Flickrhttps://farm1.staticflickr.com/353/1...0a2328f3_c.jpgDSCN3915 by eric holm, on Flickrhttps://farm1.staticflickr.com/479/1...0bce71c7_c.jpgDSCN3910 by eric holm, on Flickrhttps://farm1.staticflickr.com/293/2...12f835ae_c.jpgDSCN3909 by eric holm, on Flickrhttps://farm1.staticflickr.com/281/1...481d7b3d_c.jpgDSCN3905 by eric holm, on Flickrhttps://farm1.staticflickr.com/520/1...d550057d_c.jpgDSCN3903 by eric holm, on Flickrhttps://farm1.staticflickr.com/436/1...7f29deb1_c.jpgDSCN3901 by eric holm, on Flickrhttps://farm1.staticflickr.com/548/1...387e7b61_c.jpgDSCN3899 by eric holm, on Flickrhttps://farm1.staticflickr.com/363/1...60d414f2_c.jpgDSCN3898 by eric holm, on Flickrhttps://farm1.staticflickr.com/409/1...fc8ea0fe_c.jpgDSCN3886 by eric holm, on Flickrhttps://farm1.staticflickr.com/374/2...b9d3bcf8_c.jpgDSCN3888 by eric holm, on Flickr

garyh 29th July 2015 08:13

What a great build to follow, very detailed...:kiss:

Mister Towed 30th July 2015 20:50

Watching with great interest, can't wait for the next installment...

ericholm 30th July 2015 21:19

Kit is supposed to arrive tomorrow, sills and backend will go on first. I count 23 jobs to do to get it driveable (Legally) then will take to get exhausts fitted whilst 1/2 Z3 and 1/2 SWB, its gonna look a little weird for a while :wacko:

Mikewade 30th July 2015 21:51

23 Jobs?
 
Could you list them?
Thanks,
Mike

ericholm 30th July 2015 22:46

2 sills
Boot lock
Boot latch
2 boot hinges
Boot stay
Boot rubber seal
Boot inner part
2 rear lights
2 indicators
2 no. Plate lamps
Number plate
2 reflectors/fog lamps
Fuel pipe
Fuel cap
Rear body kit section
Number plate trim
Then thinking about wether to mount old z3 aerial and fitting inside of arch

That should get me road worthy

ericholm 31st July 2015 22:08

Small glitch with delivery of kit, so expect it to arrive tomorrow morning (Saturday), I think its going to be a nice day. More photos as I get going...........

ericholm 1st August 2015 09:41

Arrived.....Excited!!!:peace::peace::peace:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/341/2...9bf59f4c_c.jpgDSCN3935 by eric holm, on Flickr

ericholm 1st August 2015 11:26

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