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Old 10th January 2019, 17:46
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Default 250 Build

Just starting my 250 build. Base car is a tatty 2.8 Z3
Going to dye the carpets and fit Rover 75 seats
It will be a long build as donít have much spare time
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Old 11th January 2019, 10:52
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Good luck with the build.

And welcome

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Old 11th January 2019, 11:15
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Old 11th January 2019, 16:10
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Welcome, all build threads are avidly read on here.
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Old 14th January 2019, 13:58
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Usual Z3 problem. The sponge Under the carpets was wringing wet and carpets were stained and a nasty beige colour. I decided to take them out, power wash them and then try and dye them black. Really pleased with the results.
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Old 14th January 2019, 14:10
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Usual Z3 problem. The sponge Under the carpets was wringing wet and carpets were stained and a nasty beige colour. I decided to take them out, power wash them and then try and dye them black. Really pleased with the results.
Excellent results. Keep at it!
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Old 16th January 2019, 22:11
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Default Rover 75 seats

Hi guys
Iím putting Rover 75 seats in the car and have just losely placed them in, but they are very snug!! The switches for the electrics touch the side of the car!!!
Has anyone hear had a similar problem and if so how did you get round it.
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Old 16th January 2019, 22:53
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I think people fix the controls to the bottom front of the seat with cable ties
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Old 17th January 2019, 08:55
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I think people fix the controls to the bottom front of the seat with cable ties
That sounds like a plan
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Old 28th January 2019, 16:36
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I think people fix the controls to the bottom front of the seat with cable ties
Had a good look at the job the other day and have taken all the plastic off the side of the seats where the switches go and am going to reposition the switches on the console behind the handbrake.
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Old 17th January 2019, 08:20
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I decided against the Rover seats as they are just too large. I am going with MGB seats fitted to the original bases. Others have fitted later MGF seats and they look very good, both are that much smaller than the Rover seats but the Rover seats have that advantage of cost.
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Old 17th January 2019, 08:57
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I decided against the Rover seats as they are just too large. I am going with MGB seats fitted to the original bases. Others have fitted later MGF seats and they look very good, both are that much smaller than the Rover seats but the Rover seats have that advantage of cost.
Yes I agree the rover seats look big but I did a £500 car challenge last year 8 countries in 4 days in a rover 75 and it was soooo comfortable. I want to tour the kit car so comfort is a priority
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I fitted MX5 seats but had to make up square section bracket that bolted straight to the car floor using the existing fitting for the BMW seats, very comfy with plenty adjustment if your tall. Good luck with the build.
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Old 28th January 2019, 16:32
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I fitted MX5 seats but had to make up square section bracket that bolted straight to the car floor using the existing fitting for the BMW seats, very comfy with plenty adjustment if your tall. Good luck with the build.
Trev
Thanks Trev
I am going to weld some extra bracket for my rover seats. I am only 5 feet 5 inches and wife is smaller so seat height is ok
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Old 18th January 2019, 19:38
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I have found these on evilbay. May work a treat with some flat bar to adapt to the Z3 mounts.
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Old 28th January 2019, 16:29
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I have found these on evilbay. May work a treat with some flat bar to adapt to the Z3 mounts.
Those seat look very nice indeed
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Old 28th January 2019, 15:49
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Started to cut the dashboard up to fit the pod in today, very happy with the results. Bit of filling then painting the whole lot black.
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Old 29th January 2019, 09:29
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These are a work of art😁
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Old 29th January 2019, 09:37
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Have you bought a set of instruments?
If so a detailed step by step guide with a wiring diagram would be a great addition to the site.
I am very tempted to buy a set when funds allow but the wiring frightens me.
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Old 29th January 2019, 10:10
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Have you bought a set of instruments?
If so a detailed step by step guide with a wiring diagram would be a great addition to the site.
I am very tempted to buy a set when funds allow but the wiring frightens me.
Yes, just bought the gauges and I will post installation procedure in a few weeks when I get to fit them
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