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Old 19th February 2018, 16:03
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I saw on the Tribute doorskin an area that had obviously been filled. I just drilled through this at the centre point and on throgh the bmw doorskin. The drill bit actually hit the inner bar and popped open the door. This was obviously down to incredible skill and had nothing to do with luck!
I then used the drill hole in the door with a 40mm holesaw which gave enough room to fit the new striker plate.
Incredible skill indeed! Thanks.
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Old 20th February 2018, 15:50
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Good afternoon Couerdelion , when i installed my Tribute dash i trimmed down the two metal fixings that are attached at right angles to the cross piece tube . From my own experience you are taking on a large job , but when it is finished it will look brilliant , it really transforms the interior , good luck Geoff .
Thanks - it better be worth the effort! :-)

I looked at your dash pictures to try and gauge where to cut.

Do you just have the fixings at the side of the dash or in the centre too?
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Old 20th February 2018, 18:09
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Good evening , at the moment just at the sides , but may add a couple near the centre to hold down the top edge of the dash , Geoff .
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Old 20th February 2018, 20:47
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Good evening , at the moment just at the sides , but may add a couple near the centre to hold down the top edge of the dash , Geoff .
Good, that's same as me - I think it needs bracing in the centre so will look at that in next few weeks.

Thanks
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Old 20th February 2018, 22:45
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I looked at your dash pictures to try and gauge where to cut.
very good !! ...
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Old 29th March 2018, 21:47
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Back at it after a month of with the weather.

Another bit of a tidy up and then looked to fit the front end.
Assumed I'd mislaid the nuts that attach the bonnet to the hinges. Spent a while looking till I made the sensible decision to look at the Z3 parked outside and quickly discovered that they are bolts and I need to purchase nuts. Any one an idea of what size?
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Old 30th March 2018, 07:26
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Hi,
I used nuts needing a 13mm socket so think they are M8. You will need to open up the hinge holes quite a bit to position the front end successfully too (I’ve not Domenic it but seen it on a couple of other peoples builds). So you’ll need some sturdy washers under the bonnet nuts too.
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Old 30th March 2018, 10:45
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Thanks Dave. Just been out and bought some M8s. Hopefully they're the ones! ��
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Old 30th March 2018, 11:40
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Now that you've bought them, I used M8 flange nuts, save mucking about with washers which when your balancing the bonnet, spanner and nuts in one hand make fitting a bit easier. I didn't have to open anything up, it all bolted up perfectly.
Bear in mind that you do have some fore and aft adjustment. Align the bottom rear wheel arch of the bonnet up with the front of the sill.

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flange nuts all day long for me unless it absolutely needs a nylock ...makes life a lot easier when you are fighting stuff on your own ...
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Old 30th March 2018, 16:21
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damn ... flange nuts of course !

When i did mine up there were three of us so didn't have Jag's balancing act to perform - that must have really sucked. The 250SWB front is heavier than the average politician's conscience

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Old 30th March 2018, 20:02
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Thanks for all the tips folks - was tough fitting it on my own but got the job done.

Did a quick video after I'd finished, for my dad, to show him how I'm getting on...

WhatsApp Video 2018-03-30 at 15.37.53 by couerdelion2013, on Flickr

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Old 30th March 2018, 20:05
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Nice!
Did you use stronger gas springs on the bonnet?
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Old 30th March 2018, 20:09
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Nice!
Did you use stronger gas springs on the bonnet?
Not yet - I know that I'll need them when I put the centre part of the bonnet in but it holds without it for now.
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Old 30th March 2018, 20:22
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Good. Thinking I'll need stronger ones as well. Still waiting for the kits to be completed and shipped.
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Old 30th March 2018, 21:12
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You probably know what to order and where from. If not I’ve just ordered some
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Old 30th March 2018, 21:13
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Thanks for all the tips folks - was tough fitting it on my own but got the job done.

Did a quick video after I'd finished, for my dad, to show him how I'm getting on...

WhatsApp Video 2018-03-30 at 15.37.53 by couerdelion2013, on Flickr
Good job! Fitting on your own must have been hard

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Old 30th March 2018, 21:42
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You probably know what to order and where from. If not I’ve just ordered some
Did I see something on your thread some time ago regarding the gas struts?
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Old 30th March 2018, 22:06
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Did I see something on your thread some time ago regarding the gas struts?
Not mine. I bought some recently from a uk supplier that fit just right. I’ve bought them for the Kobra but believe the spec is the same

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Old 30th March 2018, 22:17
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There are details on the uprated gas struts and order details on my build thread.
Unfortunately, due to me just returning from a beer festival I can't see the post so you will have to hunt for it!
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