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      09-28-2020, 08:24 PM   #133
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Congrats to you too. I am insanely nervous but I know its going to be amazing. I cant wait until they are "on line" and start to like cars and dinosaurs and stuff. Haha.
Hope mama and the twins are doing well!
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      10-01-2020, 07:53 AM   #134
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Congrats to you too. I am insanely nervous but I know its going to be amazing. I cant wait until they are "on line" and start to like cars and dinosaurs and stuff. Haha.
Hope mama and the twins are doing well!
Everyone is doing well. I have gotten away to work on the e9 a bit, I'll get some pics up soon.
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      10-05-2020, 07:49 AM   #135
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Its been a few weeks and with the new born twins, I haven't worked on the car a ton. My dad has been fairly busy though. The trunk was filthy, panels were off/loose, and the tool kit was trashed. My dad and I found a tool kit on the E9 forum and purchased it. He also did some cleaning and dye work on the panels.

Untitled by Nick Wood, on Flickr

He also purchased some tools and cleaned them. We almost have all of them, just looking for the big screw driver at a reasonable price. they are bringing over $100 for clean ones.

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He also got started on the A/C install.

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Since I had already sanded the drivers side, he went ahead and installed the mirror and trim.

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Last week while I was off work, we took the babies over to visit Grandma and Grandpa, so I headed out to the shop and got some work done. I finished sanding and compounding the rest of the car.

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Down to the 1" pads.

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And finally the car is fully wet sanded, well except for the hood. I will do the hood once we get it on the car.

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For now, my dad is going to handle most of the work. He will get the trim on and start buttoning up what he can on the car since I have the young-ins. I will still work on it with him here and there but hes going to handle most of it. Once it gets to a point where we can drive it, likely after the carpets come in and we get the interior installed, I am going to move it to my house and do the final detail before we do the bumpers and stuff. Its getting really close though, and my retired father is plugging away on it every day. I will have more updates soon, but here is a quick walk around video of the paint to hold you over. It will still get a quick compound pass with a really light compound, a polish to jewel it up, and a sealant/coating.

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      10-05-2020, 06:07 PM   #136
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I volunteer to be your backup dad.
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Now that's what I call a tool kit!

Nice pics and progress.
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      10-06-2020, 05:04 AM   #138
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Now that's what I call a tool kit!

Nice pics and progress.
Is anything intended to go in the compartment to the right of the kit? Very comprehensive kit!
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      10-06-2020, 10:14 AM   #139
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Is anything intended to go in the compartment to the right of the kit? Very comprehensive kit!
A rag for wiping off the dipstick. They are going for like $75 so it will not have that...

https://www.ebay.com/i/352650407775?...evt=1&mkcid=28
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Awesome build, thank you for sharing! I have serious garage envy now.
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      10-06-2020, 10:57 AM   #141
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A rag for wiping off the dipstick. They are going for like $75 so it will not have that...

https://www.ebay.com/i/352650407775?...evt=1&mkcid=28
Depends on how far you want to take it but under "Similar Items" - this looks very close and a little less than 20% of the above - https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-Worksho....c100677.m4598
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I actually just ordered a couple of them. Haha
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Extra small E9 update. Sorry, but Ive been a little busy working and changing diapers.

We did get the graphics on the ac control panel.

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And installed it in the car.

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Installed the gas door.

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And installed the antenna and started on the rubber trim.

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Just waiting on the carpet and we can start buttoning up the interior, until then we will likely work on installing the trim and small pieces. Sorry for the small update, I am hoping for more soon.
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Sorry for the small update
Oh, come on, anyone following this knows you're busy. No problem! Thank you simply for continuing to do updates of any sort.
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      10-17-2020, 06:13 AM   #145
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Couldn't sleep so I started poking around and found this thread. I read every post - Nice build!

Ok, now on to important stuff. You are in the thick of it man! My twin boys didn't stop screaming for the first 18 months - tag teaming mostly. They never once slept in the nursery I spent 6 months building out. Instead we slept (when we could) on a mattress on the living room floor, family-bed style. Jesus I don't know how we survived. I sincerely hope you have a better twinfant experience.

Fast forward a little and my god what an awesome thing it is to have twins. Built-in playmates for adolescence, and soul-mates for life. Mine just graduated college. It happens fast.

I don't know whether I'm disappointed or relieved that they never caught the car bug. One recently started wrenching on vintage motorcycles though. They find their own paths.

I wish you all the best. Enjoy every minute, good and bad. Cars will come and cars will go.
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      10-22-2020, 07:54 AM   #146
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Another small e9 update. We cleaned up the tail light buckets.

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And test fit the lenses.

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We need to get some rubber trim before we can install them but its some sort of progress.
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I continue to enjoy reading about the progress you're making!
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