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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Mon, Jun-19-2017, 05:50:24 PM   #1
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Default So you think you're having a bad day? I bet mine is worse!!

So I'm installing my Wicker from Braymond today. Or, at least that was the plan.

Removing the wing is a big enough PITA. Even moreso when the body shop use the wrong fasteners from the riser to the top wing... Only way to get it apare was to remove the risers with the top wing. OK, not that big a deal.

Then this happened:
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Old Mon, Jun-19-2017, 05:53:02 PM   #2
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Default Re: So you think you're having a bad day? I bet mine is worse!!

Why yes that IS a NLA, impossible to find, hen's teeth, rocking horse poop genuine riser block!

And yes, I'm ready to set the car ablaze.

Off to the machine shop:

I will drill a piece of material to clamp around the outside of the threaded stud, center it on the Bridgeport, center drill, 5mm drill and re-tap at 6mm. Fortunately, I have nothing better to do with the rest of the day...
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Old Mon, Jun-19-2017, 07:23:39 PM   #3
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Default Re: So you think you're having a bad day? I bet mine is worse!!

I'm quite certain this can be repaired in a number of ways which will never look different on the outside...

Or:

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-...88587-223-1922
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Old Mon, Jun-19-2017, 09:00:43 PM   #4
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Default Re: So you think you're having a bad day? I bet mine is worse!!

May have to grab that...

Mine is all repaired, good as new. I'll post some action shots tomorrow.
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Good job!
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Default Re: So you think you're having a bad day? I bet mine is worse!!

Checking on those riser blocks, I did a Google translate on the ad:

"Hi, I'm looking for distances for the M3 GT Class 2 spoiler from Pfeba! If you have something to offer, you can contact me by mail or Whatsapp!
Regards"

So, it looks like he WANTS blocks (or specs) not that he has some to offer...

But mine is fixed, although the plastic around the cut outs for securing the wing on top of the blocks is damaged/cut. Body shop (for some reason???) used pointed 6mm screws with large washers on them. Some sort of generic body screw I guess. All hardware was there...

Anyway, now we have stainless SHCS with hardened washers. They tuck up inside nicely and I can remove the wing without taking the entire block/wing assembly off the car now! AKA: the "right way". I've known and worked with that body shop since I was a little kid so I'm a bit disappointed with them.

I'll upload some repair photos later.

EDIT => Wrong ad... This is the linked one:
"I offer a rare BMW Class II set

2x new gurneyflaps
1x set of distances new (not yet painted)
1x power set

Location Belgium (1 hour from Aachen)"

Not sure what a "power set" is... But the other stuff has me salivating...
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Photo montage of the repair and reassembly process...
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I chased all the threads, purchased all new hardware and used never-sieze on all threads. Next time will be a breeze...

Oh, and quality drill bits are always worth the money. I got a new Norseman 5mm bit for this job and the weight of the Bridgeport head alone was enough to drill it. Low pressure keeps it from walking off center. It cut like butter. I'm going to get a full set (inch letter and number) of these- maybe ask Santa to bring it...
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On the eBay Kleinanzeigen ad;

The third item is not a power set. It's a tray strut set. Halter Abtrieb Satz. The same parts I bought and reproduced.
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Default Re: So you think you're having a bad day? I bet mine is worse!!

Same thing happened to me. Used drills to get the bch out of the hole. Took 15 min.
Longer bolts never do justice when left unattended; I think it's our job to change regularly so it doesn't rust.
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