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Discussion in 'E9 General Discussion' started by Peter Coomaraswamy, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Peter Coomaraswamy

    Peter Coomaraswamy Well-Known Member Site Donor $

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    Hi folks,

    I posted this here since allot of folks don't look in the classified section and I need the strangest of pieces; this would be for someone with a completely junked car as I need a 1 foot section of the transmission tunnel which includes the area where the shift lever goes through. If anyone "just happens to have one laying around" please let me know. Where's Mr. Haney when you need him?

    Thanks folks!
     
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    If you can not find one then have tony.dreamer fabricate one for you!
     
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    Markos Parts Hoarder Site Donor $

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    Hi Peter,

    Let's chat via PM. I just happento have a nearly complete shell in my garage.
     
  4. Peter Coomaraswamy

    Peter Coomaraswamy Well-Known Member Site Donor $

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    Hi Autowerks, thanks- how do I contact Tony?

    Markos- still may want the shell. PM sent!
     
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    Double Post
     
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    Hi Peter,

    I wanted to reply here for transparency and to give others a chance to offer the parts also. You may check with @Bmwphatpat as he has access to a shell. There is also a fire roasted shell in the classifieds but the owner hasn't been responsive. You can also check with @GK-E30M3. I think that Chris has too much heart to take a cutoff wheel to his cajun car. Perhaps he will chime in. :D

    I can sell the tunnel parts for $100. Honestly, most of that is time and consumables (and personal risk, I got metal in my eye last week). The money goes to paying down the $10K I have invested in my rusty project car. It's not a "budget resto" if I don't reduce that number. :)

    Hopefully you feel that is fair. IMO I'm still riding the wave of good karma with the pristine dashboard with "free speaker cover" that I sold you. ;)

    FYI - The shell isn't for sale. I cut the nose off two weeks ago. Perhaps you will be hanging it on the wall of your warehouse this winter, once my little art project is done. FWIW, the sum of the shell parts are worth more than the shell. With the rear fenders, roof, tail panel, and nose - I still have $2K of sheet metal to sell.

    If you are truly interested in a shell, the $6K one in the classifieds is a good deal IMO.
     
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    I have cut cars apart with several methods. The gas torch works well, but setting things on fire is a drawback and the gas is kind of expensive these days. A sawzall works well, but is noisy and can't get into corners or tight spaces. I haven't used my cutoff tool on a car yet, but it seems like it also has corner issues.

    My newest go-to tool is the plasma torch from Eastwood. My compressor (needed to blow away the melted steel) is a bit noisy but in tests, the torch has cut steel like butter. Yes, you can still set undercoating on fire, but less than a gas torch and since you'll be wearing protective goggles, you won't get any metal in your eye.
     
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    I always wear safety glasses but sometimes the cutoff wheel sends so much material flying that stuff can bounce into your face. I actually had good lunch with a jigsaw on my nose flip. A bit more manageable than the reciprocating saw.
     
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    Hi Peter, tony.dreamer is a gentleman that has a few E9s and has a shop in Oklahoma, he is also on the forum.
    My suggestion was if you could not find the part you need contact Tony, looks like Mr. markos has what you need, if not let me know and I will send you his contact info.
     
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    I cut through 160 inches of 1/8 in box section with a plasma torch on Monday. Did not have sufficient clean air to breathe. Had a sore throat one hour later and a cold that night. Should know better than that. One thing about plasma torches in your hand is that they can get away from you quickly and you end up with a sloppy cut. My torch went through 160 inches in about a minute and a half
     
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    I can't use a plasma effectively because it will burn my pretty floor. :(
     
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    I think one of those air powered small hacksaws would work very well. A Sawzall would also get the job done.
     
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    I had good luck with the reciprocating saw recently...

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