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Darth_Kitten

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2014, 08:27:52 PM »
Well I was hoping to get both tracks off this long holiday weekend. I got one at least. Lots of travel coming up, so progress will most likely take a back burner for a couple of weeks.

Outsider

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2014, 07:28:09 AM »
Good work. Keep plugging away at it. You'll get there.

I see your work shop is all set up to work on HT's.... All your hammers are on a rack close at hand! :o

Steve
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yd328

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2014, 04:45:46 PM »
Progress is good, keep at It and you'll get there.

Gary

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2014, 10:15:59 PM »
Do you think I need new sprockets? ;D. Slow going tonight. Just trying to get most of the stuck bolts free. Got two sets of bogie nuts freed up. Removed the idler too. I think I'm going to need to get a torch setup!

yd328

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2014, 07:04:18 AM »
The torch is definitely your friend.  ;).

Gary

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2014, 08:49:16 AM »
Heat is needed ;D The torch will be invaluable! Looking good on your tear down. Make sure your foundation is good before you build up!

Don G
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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2014, 11:31:04 AM »
Wow i have never seen a sprocket that bad. I normally would normally reverse installation to get the good side but wow that is horrible like a train wreck
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Darth_Kitten

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2014, 09:53:08 PM »
Any idea who the best resource would be for a new set of sprockets? I'm guessing Gary or Rod?
Thanks,
Mark

steve1973

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2014, 10:20:45 PM »
BAIV  has new ones.

http://www.baiv.nl/ReproParts.html

Steve A.


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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2014, 11:40:14 PM »
I've been bogged down on frozen bolts etc., so I decided to move on to something more productive until I have the time to go out and get a torch setup.

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2014, 08:44:15 AM »
Your progress is great! Keep up the good work. I should have your headlights ready in 2 weeks. Just in time for Christmas I think.

Steve A.

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2014, 10:10:47 AM »
Thanks Steve A.

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2014, 05:53:36 AM »
Your a lot further along then I am keep at it. The first major tool purchase for me was an oxy/acet setup well worth the money.

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2014, 09:52:24 PM »
Lots of progress the past couple of days. I had some help tonight from a neighbor who actually works on trucks for a living. We really were able to get quite a bit done, and his expertise has already come in helpful.
Mark

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Re: M3 in St. Louis MO
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2014, 01:20:43 AM »
Mark,
It's look'n real good. Keep up the good work.

Steve A.