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Post by Lexybhoy » Wed 24 Dec, 2014 05:30

It's the full fish restaurant. Gills and grills.

Very nice
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Post by deni2s » Mon 11 May, 2015 20:57

Installed Hamann rear spoiler wing.

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Post by bertiejaffa » Mon 11 May, 2015 23:15

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Post by deni2s » Tue 12 May, 2015 08:29

bertiejaffa wrote:Looks brill
Thanks! I also like it a lot.

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Post by Southernboy » Tue 12 May, 2015 08:35

10/10 for your effort and results ... :cheers
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Post by deni2s » Fri 26 Jun, 2015 08:41

Few recent pics.

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Post by 692DPG » Mon 29 Jun, 2015 20:49

Looking great - keep up the great work.
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Post by deni2s » Wed 15 Jul, 2015 20:26

Installed US S52 cams and Alpina manifold.
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Post by deni2s » Tue 11 Aug, 2015 22:31

@local drugstrip

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Post by sviru » Sat 15 Aug, 2015 10:40

Like the hamann wing!

Can you say something more about the alpina mainfold? Is it better than the one from 2.5?
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Post by deni2s » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 08:18

sviru wrote:Like the hamann wing!

Can you say something more about the alpina mainfold? Is it better than the one from 2.5?
Everyone claims that it is better (doesn't loose so much torque at low rpm as M50) and I had never seen someone telling that M50 is better. I can't compare by myself as I never had M50 manifold and I installed it at the same time as S52 cams and some things with cams are still not sorted - I believe the timing is wrong and it needs updated chiptune.

Cons - it's from aluminium (so it is heavier and gets hot faster than plastic), it is very expensive, it still needs adapter plate for fitting throttle body and it is higher so my strut brace doesn't fit anymore.

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Post by deni2s » Mon 17 Aug, 2015 22:01

Pic from stance culture show.

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And I fitted z3m side gills with shaved M logo today.

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Post by deni2s » Tue 01 Sep, 2015 08:21

No comments about my car - that's a bad thing I guess...
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Post by g8jka » Tue 01 Sep, 2015 16:26

Looks great as always, have you fitted ///M gills now?
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Post by deni2s » Tue 01 Sep, 2015 20:34

g8jka wrote:Looks great as always, have you fitted ///M gills now?
You can see them on the last pic I posted.

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Post by g8jka » Wed 02 Sep, 2015 17:18

That's why I asked, I noticed the difference in the last pic to the rest of them.

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Post by deni2s » Thu 03 Sep, 2015 08:24

Thanks. I wrote that I fitted them just a post before ;)

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Post by sviru » Tue 08 Sep, 2015 11:33

nice pic. Cool zed.
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Post by deni2s » Thu 24 Sep, 2015 11:56

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Post by deni2s » Mon 05 Oct, 2015 11:45

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Post by deni2s » Wed 14 Oct, 2015 21:32

Paid for very rare Hamann side gills. Waiting for them to arrive safely. So I need just Hamann mirrors to have all possible Hamann exterior pieces for my car. If anyone knows where to get them - please pm me!

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Post by siwilson » Fri 16 Oct, 2015 08:49

Still need the rear lights :)
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Post by deni2s » Fri 16 Oct, 2015 09:42

siwilson wrote:Still need the rear lights :)
I have them, just need to be installed. The problem is that that requires cutting of car, so I am not sure if I really want to do that. I will install other hamann pieces and then I will decide.

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Post by sviru » Tue 20 Oct, 2015 09:43

Hi Denis. Do you have any more photos of the car with rear spoiler? Ps. Those are acs roll bars?
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Post by deni2s » Tue 20 Oct, 2015 14:20

sviru wrote:Hi Denis. Do you have any more photos of the car with rear spoiler? Ps. Those are acs roll bars?
Yes, acs roll bars, sourced with help of other member of this forum :)
More pics are are available here: https://www.drive.net/r/bmw/288230376151981116/ That is some google translate version of progress thread in Russian so you can click on links for more pics.

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Post by deni2s » Wed 28 Oct, 2015 00:08

Bought the sister for my black z3 roadster - the yellow one. US 2.8 1997 automatic. I plan to keep it mostly stock and use it as daily driver as it's condition is not as good as the black one.
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Post by yalden » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 21:24

You've got a great pair :oops:

Is it Dakar? The photo makes it look brighter but it may just be the contrast of the photo!
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Post by Robert T » Mon 09 Nov, 2015 22:38

It's turning into a z-addiction. :wink:

I'd be tempted to buy another if I had somewhere to keep it, but I already have two roadsters. :lol:

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Post by deni2s » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 08:20

yalden wrote:You've got a great pair :oops:

Is it Dakar? The photo makes it look brighter but it may just be the contrast of the photo!
I hope it's Dakar. Originally it was silver grey, but one of previous owners changed the color. I don't have anything Dacar yellow to compare with. Probably in following image colour balance is more close to real life. Or it still looks too bright, but it's not near as bright as yellow new z4 (Atacama Yellow — B21).

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Post by deni2s » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 08:31

Robert T wrote:It's turning into a z-addiction. :wink:
It was cheap, nice colour combo, almost the same as the other z3 (only us version and automatic), so I already know most about it. Mechanically it is in quite good stock condition (apart from cooling system from 1.9), and visually I already have most parts I want to replace. Couldn't get anything better for that price.

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Post by Brian H » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 09:59

It does look a little bright for Dakar, those wheels do suit the car though, what are they?

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Post by deni2s » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 15:56

Brian H wrote:It does look a little bright for Dakar, those wheels do suit the car though, what are they?
BMW Style 119 from e46. Unfortunately at least one wheel has a crack which was leaking air when I got it.

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Post by deni2s » Fri 27 Nov, 2015 11:24

I am proud to share that first attempt of creating very rare NLA hamann fog lights for m bumper carbon fiber replicas was very successful :)

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Post by deni2s » Mon 29 Feb, 2016 09:27

Hamann side gills - ready for painting :) This is the only set I had seen for sale in last ~7 years of owning z3.

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Post by bertiejaffa » Mon 29 Feb, 2016 10:24

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Post by yalden » Tue 01 Mar, 2016 19:54

I'm interested to see the Hamann vents fitted; presumably they're not actually vented?

All you need now is the hardtop!! Get on it...!
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Post by deni2s » Tue 01 Mar, 2016 21:51

yalden wrote:I'm interested to see the Hamann vents fitted; presumably they're not actually vented?

All you need now is the hardtop!! Get on it...!
There is a hole in them, but I think it is covered by hood inner part - similar as with standard vents. I plan to fit them this summer, probably will try them on unpainted in next month to see the fitment (they are 1/3 larger than standard vents), maybe will take some pics.

On this car I don't need hardtop - it's officially summer car now (when I bought the yellow car for winter, probably will use as daily driver now). I have the stock hardtop for other car, good enough. How is your hamann hardtop fitment? Any issues that you are trying to create a demand for it :D ?

Finished today Hamann fogs replicas for z3m bumper, probably will place soon on ebay auction to see how much they are really worth and if there is demand for these:
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Post by yalden » Wed 02 Mar, 2016 08:28

deni2s wrote:
yalden wrote:I'm interested to see the Hamann vents fitted; presumably they're not actually vented?

All you need now is the hardtop!! Get on it...!
There is a hole in them, but I think it is covered by hood inner part - similar as with standard vents. I plan to fit them this summer, probably will try them on unpainted in next month to see the fitment (they are 1/3 larger than standard vents), maybe will take some pics.

On this car I don't need hardtop - it's officially summer car now (when I bought the yellow car for winter, probably will use as daily driver now). I have the stock hardtop for other car, good enough. How is your hamann hardtop fitment? Any issues that you are trying to create a demand for it :D ?

Finished today Hamann fogs replicas for z3m bumper, probably will place soon on ebay auction to see how much they are really worth and if there is demand for these:
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Your replica fogs look awesome, I hope you get a good return for them!

I haven't even offered up the roof yet, I'm currently half way through wiring the rear heated screen, then I'll sort the fitting kit. The body shop will mount the hardtop and sort paint, seals etc!

In what way are the side vents ~1/3 bigger? Side by side comparison photos would be interesting!
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Post by deni2s » Wed 02 Mar, 2016 15:45

yalden wrote:In what way are the side vents ~1/3 bigger? Side by side comparison photos would be interesting!
Top side goes higher over the hood. If you look at the back side in my pics, the screws are going in place where top side of standard vents fits. Don't have standard vents near me at the moment for comparison photos.

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Post by deni2s » Tue 29 Mar, 2016 08:55

Got a nice shot of my yellow roadster.
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Post by bertiejaffa » Mon 06 Jun, 2016 22:30

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Post by deni2s » Mon 10 Apr, 2017 10:13

Paid a deposit for reasonably priced second hand Hamann hardtop. Not sure if I will use it much, as I like open top better, but it will be nice addition to other Hamann parts on car. Can't wait to see it in flesh on the car ;)

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Post by g8jka » Mon 10 Apr, 2017 13:54

deni2s wrote:Paid a deposit for reasonably priced second hand Hamann hardtop.
What is a reasonable price for a Hamann hardtop? Must be at least a thousand upwards :thumb: Never seen a second hand one come up you must have been quick to get it.
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Post by deni2s » Mon 10 Apr, 2017 22:44

g8jka wrote:
deni2s wrote:Paid a deposit for reasonably priced second hand Hamann hardtop.
What is a reasonable price for a Hamann hardtop? Must be at least a thousand upwards :thumb: Never seen a second hand one come up you must have been quick to get it.
Yes, I was lucky to search for hamann parts on same day as it was posted for sale - what a coincidence. Never seen used one for sale in Europe too (In US they are selling only known hamann hardtop there: https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/show ... and-BBS-rs ). We agreed on 1500 euros and almost third of that is delivery price from Germany, so I think that is worth it, as OEM hardtop is not much cheaper these days. Hope it will arrive safely and there will be no issues. It is missing fitting brackets, but that doesn't seem a big issue, as they look very simple and easy to recreate.

Sometimes I'm afraid to look at sale ads, as I often tend to find something I just can't pass by... ;)

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Post by g8jka » Mon 10 Apr, 2017 23:21

Hamann rear lights next then
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Post by deni2s » Mon 10 Apr, 2017 23:51

g8jka wrote:Hamann rear lights next then
Already here ;) Modified them a little so they do look better IMHO, and no need to cut the car to install them anymore.
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Post by g8jka » Tue 11 Apr, 2017 10:32

Nice, get them installed on the car now :thumb:
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Post by deni2s » Wed 03 May, 2017 09:28

Installed Hamann instrument cluster.

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