Ok, so here's the start of the actual build thread. Here she was at the start of the day on a beautiful morning in NC (don't worry, it got much hotter and muggier later in the day).
First, I wanted to get the shadowline trim drip rails off in preparation for Brandon's new ones coming in. I wanted to get a good idea of how many clips were on each side since I know they tend to break (and they did). Brandon ordered enough, plus a couple extra, so we should be good. I'll mount the new pieces, then paint the whole length of the old and new drip rails with Rust-O-Leum 2-in-1 paint and primer (which worked great on my e38) so that it's a nice even color for the whole length, instead of brand new rear pieces attached to old faded pieces (I know, hard to believe, right?).
Next I decided to attempt to adjust his sunroof, since he said he was having some wind noise issues. Before I started, the front edge was sitting a bit above the roof, while the rear edge was sitting below the roof. I was able to get the passenger side just right, with the front edge right below the roof and the rear edge right above it:
Unfortunately, I didn't have as much success on the driver side. I could get the front edge right below the roof, but I couldn't get the rear edge above the roof. I think the lift support might be a bit worn out or slightly out of alignment. Brandon can pull the sunroof cassette when he has his headliner done and check for certain and possibly replace the parts then if he wants.
Then it was time to pull the seats. I started with the rears:
Then the fronts:
I think I have a seat problem
That's it for today. The main thing was to get the seats removed so I can take them up to Brian's for caramel dying. All door cards and dash are either coming out of my e38 or they were already uninstalled since I bought them for my e38 and never installed them. The main things from that car that need to come out are the rear door cards, but I'll need to pull the seats and console just to get the carpets out to put in Brandon's later. I also want to have all that stuff out of my e38 so that when I bring it back from Brian's, I can have it loaded with a bunch of parts from his house that needs to go to the scrapyard. It's going to be loud driving to Raleigh with no carpets in the car, LOL.
That's it for now.