red wagon project back to m42 plan

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i bought this with full intentions to frag it being an m40 slushbox combo with nasty beige everything until i checked the shell over for rot and discounting the beige [ i have a plan ]...

This none sunroof 74k miles turd is solid , it really is worth me tinkering on with it for this reason only , i couldn't send it to china

can't believe i actually sold the BEIGE drivers seat from it ... result !

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i've sourced an m42 conversion for the project and going to convert from auto to manual at the same time , it's got a headliner like a 4 post bed canopy so i've got that to sort out too but what a good solid car though 8)

i've sprayed the door cards and rubber handles from beige to black using this stuff ...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VHT-SP942-Vin ... SwMNxXWPN4

and dyed allthe rear carpets with this >>>>
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/311105192800? ... EBIDX%3AIT


i recently bought this green turd to frag so i've taken the seats from it with the black sides so i just need to dye the main front carpet black , get some rear headrests , a load cover and do the headliner and that's the interior finished , then on to the oily bits .

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well there you go , i've been wanting to save this red turd and i feel good about doing it 8)
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made a start on the 4 poster bed headliner option , taking it out was pretty easy but getting it glue free was another story, very therapeutic :mad:

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i found that wirewool and some panel wipe + elbow grease sorted it out within 3 hours ..... my plan is to have it flocked as i've never seen one done i think this is the way forward for this car if i can pull off the desired finish and look on the headliner :D

just found out that f-locking cost is £120 8O didn't realise it was that expensive tbh :?
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Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:19 pm

this car has a cracked dash not so rare now lol so maybe getting it flocked along with the headliner and both centre consoles for a further £110 and it will all blend in well .

my other option is to just buy some green can evo and some suitable black material for around £50 ish
[ not knowing much about material prices ] and changing the dash which has a large crack < 8O for one with a very small crack starting which will save me around £180 hmmmm

:? :roll: :mad: f00kin decisions i want it to be a nice clean chariot aimed at the younger generation hence the m42 conversion that will make no difference at all on insurance however it will be converted to manual.

gives with one hand and takes away with the other ....you can't win !
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Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:15 pm

ha i took the head lining board to a trimmers not 5 mile from me and ....................

TADAAAA ! :D

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very happy with that , a half roll of padded black headliner material was sat in the shop that was perfect !

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putting all the black bits /covers and things back on .... looks much better now .

next up is the dash , i have a better one in the green turd to liberate .... this grand canyon has to go .

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onwards >>>>>>>
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:52 am

Looking good, top job on the headliner a˜€
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:02 pm

Mick, how did the door cards come out after using that dye?... I'm looking to try something like this. Is the finish ok?..
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Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:35 pm

Lookin sharp!

You have inspired me to rip my headliner off next winter, the glue on mine is dried out and flakes of it float around the cabin when you crack the window :roll:
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aimlessrock wrote:Mick, how did the door cards come out after using that dye?... I'm looking to try something like this. Is the finish ok?..
they turned out great but that link is expensive i got mine for £37 for x3 cans delivered .... i thought you might be able to scratch it off with a thumbnail but it's better than that 8)

even sticks well to the rubber handles .
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not having my white car at home has led me to tinker on with this one for a bit , got bored so done a few things .

took the cracked dash out and i also had to change all the boysen cables on the heater box as i cut them all when i sold the heater panel from it before i'd decided to keep it [ the car that is ]
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what a shit job those cables were , no chance in hell of doing it with the dash in . :cens:

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all fixed :D

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put a better dash back in

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changed this fooked door break for a new one i had lying around :D now the bloody door stays open like it should .

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all boxed up with blaupunkt tunes installed lol

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even fitted a nice underdash panel from the stockpile .

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rear headrest action >>>>>>

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EXECUTIVE winkeye

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removed the crusty old valance as i have a good one to go on .

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black headliner is l@@king sorted !

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on to the engine conversion next 8)
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looking good fella :cool:
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cheers Scott , it's good to have one on the side to mess on with building it for the younger market with the old faithful fizzer m42 donk .
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Nice work Mick
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capri_rob wrote:Nice work Mick
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cheers Rob , quite enjoying the no pressure little fixes i'm doing on this . just doing bits as and when the mood takes me :D
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I like this :D Always fancied a red touring with an iS donkey 8)
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Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:11 pm

Mick, when the dash went in, I noticed you took the opportunity to put in new clocks with less mileage.....!! :duck:

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Gert_8 wrote:Mick, when the dash went in, I noticed you took the opportunity to put in new clocks with less mileage.....!! :duck:

Great work! :D
mate those are the original clocks in now and correct mileage :mad:


i used the car to check all the clusters i have in stock and reset the SI board etc lol , good opportunity while it was all stripped out .

check out the red turd on mot checker history winkeye
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magpie wrote:
Gert_8 wrote:Mick, when the dash went in, I noticed you took the opportunity to put in new clocks with less mileage.....!! :duck:

Great work! :D
mate those are the original clocks in now and correct mileage :mad:


i used the car to check all the clusters i have in stock and reset the SI board etc lol , good opportunity while it was all stripped out .

check out the red turd on mot checker history winkeye
You know I was only pulling your leg, Mick - You are as honest as the day is long. Everyone knows that.
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managed to get time to pull the old engine and slushbox , [ just sold the head from it :D ] .

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i decided there and then i'm going to need some decent de-greaser so bought some brush on gunk and a new brush :woo:

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after 20 mins of letting the de-greaser do it's thing and water proofing the electrics it was hit with the jetwash , then soapy water handwash aaaaand finally t-cut as much of the bay as i could hit>>>>>>>>


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ready for manual plumbing and pedals :D
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originally didn't like the tourings that much but the shape has really grown on me. this is going to be really cool with the m42 swap! may the e30 gods be forever in your favour

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i'm taking my time with this , it will be desirable 8)
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Nice work Mick. 16v manual will be really good.
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hey Jim i'm learning shizzle as i'm doing it , auto to manwell conversion, headliner and actually refit a dash board is all new to me ..... conquered it ! :D
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Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:48 am

What's your plan for the loom, do you have an E30 loom or modding the 36?

Don't have a spare O/S rear electric window motor in the 'spare' car winkeye

Keep us updated on the work. My next job is to change dash, carpet and heater unit (A/C 8) ), with an M42 sitting in the corner of the garage for next year.
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i already have a full 318is conversion sat on the garage floor , any parts needed to fit Andyboys engine are there , i'll name drop the author of the e30 bible and zone leg end in the sale advert when it comes about . :D

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Andyboy wrote:From a 1995 318Ti Compact Auto - so you'll need to swap the manifolds, loom and sump over. But it's a 52'000 mile engine that runs perfectly. I drove it 65 miles back from Manchester and it really went well.

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I can fit it as well - straight swap though. I don't do conversions.

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so is the is engine for sale?.... i asked about it before and you said you may be using it?

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bobbin1982 wrote:so is the is engine for sale?.... i asked about it before and you said you may be using it?

Andy
it will be without inlet manifolds, ecu, loom, exhaust manifolds, sump and anything else i need from it to fit the e36 one
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That looks a great little project - good work!
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[quote="Partridge"]

Don't have a spare O/S rear electric window motor in the 'spare' car winkeye [quote]

spare car was manual rears mate sorry
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Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:10 am

anothere21323i wrote:That looks a great little project - good work!
thanks man ,i'm happy with the results and way it looks, gonna move on to collecting Andyboys engine and push on with the mechanical's , no gloves required :D
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Any updates on this?
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Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:24 pm

yeah i pushed it around the garden today then put a cover on it :D
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lol if i dont find an engine soon ill be pushing the M40 :mad:
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some shop frontage has been purchased > had to be done 8)


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