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  1. #51
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    We got the dash back and it looks amazing, I cant wait to get the interior but back together.

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    Very small update. My dad found a body guy locally that can work the panels rather than just replacing them so he buttoned the car enough to put it on the trailer.

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    This morning he loaded it up and dropped it off at the body shop. The guy we are using is retired and did a bunch of hot rods and show cars. He really didnt want to take the job but my dad showed him the car and he thought it was cool and agreed to take it on if we agreed not to give out his info or even tell anyone he did the work. He made it clear that he does not want to start doing body work full time again. My dad talked to him and said they got along well so I am hoping he works out. The plan is to fix the front damage, pull dents, and paint what needs to be painted. Once its back I will try to save what paint I can with a detail. This is the first time its been out of the shop in a long time.

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    Got a couple of progress shots from the body shop. He is finessing the dents out of the front nose panel.

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    I also sanded the factory wheels to prep them for paint.

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    The front end damage is coming out nicely.

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    My dad went over yesterday to pull the door cards and trim. With the door cars off he can work the dents out of the doors. This is basically going to be a full repaint now. We arent going glass out, our body guy seems to think can work around the glass gaskets. Remember the plan was to build a driver, not a show car.

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    We also got one of the wheels painted. Not the oem silver but it will look good. Again, I hope to swap these for BBS or Weds in the future.

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    Cant describe how much i like this project.


    Well done to you sir, for respecting the history here.

    Cheers

    Mike


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    This thing is super clean. Cant wait to see how it looks once its done.

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    My dad stopped by the body shop and got a few more photos of the E9. Dents are getting pulled, very little filler is being used, and the reflectors are getting deleted. This is going to be a great car when it is done.

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    That nose job came out very good!
    Indeed, the car will be great once done
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    Well, they finally got the 1 series right!"

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    Last night I started to work on the passenger seat from the E9. I ordered a Colourlock kit to dye some of the bad areas but first I had to clean it with their heavy cleaner. Here is the seat before cleaning.

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    After giving the seat a good cleaning.

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    I started to just dye the bad areas on the seat bottom but the leather was faded and it looked pretty bad. Re-cleaned stripping all the dye and decided to do the whole seat laying the dye on a little thicker and it started to look amazing. This is after I finished dying the seat bottoms.

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    And after I finished a section on the seat back.

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    And the finished product. I did not dye the headrest, and its a perfect match. I guess the leather "faded" or stained over the years to the darker color. I need to get some leather shield on it tonight or tomorrow but its looking good.

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    Its not perfect and it still shows a little wear but I like the originality and quality of the oem leather. Now I need to do the rest of the leather.

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    Looks like everything is coming together nicely. I really like that caramel color for the interior. On a side note I think those wheels would have looked amazing full polished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graphitemk6 View Post
    Looks like everything is coming together nicely. I really like that caramel color for the interior. On a side note I think those wheels would have looked amazing full polished.
    The stock wheels? They are kinda rough cast, that would take a ton of work to polish those. Plus they are place holders for now, I want some RS, Alpinas, or Weds.

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    Did some more leather cleaning and dying last night. I thought it would be fun to do a 50/50 on one of the seats, so I taped it off and only cleaned and dyed one half. Check out the video below.

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    Then I finished cleaning and dyeing the other half, the finished seat is on the left.

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    And a before and after video with the finished seat next to the seat I had not cleaned.

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    It looks like it matches to me.

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    And then I cleaned the other seat with ColourLock strong leather cleaner and their brush. I thought the brand new white towel would be make for a nice example.

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    I think they were a little dirty.

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    Then I feathered the dye into the rest of the seat back. The color looks different due to lighting.

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    Here is a shot with the rear seats swapped and the passenger front seat, just to show that the color is correct.

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    I just need to put the leather shield on them tonight and then wait for the car to come back from paint so I can do the drivers seat.

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