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bluejay
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Removal lower bodypanel

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The driver's side lower body panel is very close to the door panel when opening, It actually has scratched the door at one point.

I would like to remove it and see if I can modify the position or the body panel(???), any tips on how to remove? I want to do this before I have the door panel re-sprayed.

Thanks
Robert

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bluejay
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Re: Removal lower bodypanel

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You do realise that this is a Z1 and not a Z3....

Slightly different car.

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Re: Removal lower bodypanel

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Ooops - sorry - need to put glasses on next time. Good Luck

NeilGezAd
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Re: Removal lower bodypanel

Post by NeilGezAd »

Robert,

Don’t know if this link is of any use to you?

http://bmwz1.co.uk/ziki/doku.php?id=bodywork

It would be great if someone could post a YouTube tutorial on how to remove /replace panels for the Z1 :D


Neil

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bluejay
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Re: Removal lower bodypanel

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NeilGezAd wrote:
Wed 31 Mar, 2021 13:24
Robert,

Don’t know if this link is of any use to you?

http://bmwz1.co.uk/ziki/doku.php?id=bodywork

It would be great if someone could post a YouTube tutorial on how to remove /replace panels for the Z1 :D


Neil
Thanks Neil,...

just what I needed!

Robert

Pat Slade
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Re: Removal lower bodypanel

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Robert,

Those instructions miss the first important step of removing the small plastic cover in the rear wheel arch before you can slide the side panel towards the rear to remove.
Be careful also when sliding the panel rearwards, of pulling the bottom of the panel too far out from the car, as the two plastic engagement forks on the panel are fairly fragile!

Good luck

Pat

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Re: Removal lower bodypanel

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Pat is correct about the small covers on the wheel arches which keep out the dirt and grit. If you break them removing the lower panel be aware the L/H side is available from BMW but the R/H side is on back order with no known delivery date, as I found out when my rear wheel arch liners were replaced by my specialist and both covers went awol!

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... 1712292066

Ignore the price shown they are a lot more expensive than that.
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Re: Removal lower bodypanel

Post by Jet »

Well spotted gents, must get that sorted.

Once the panel is off, check for dirt or warping and clean thoroughly, if necessary light sanding.

If panel is warped adjust the hangars, there is some forward/backward movement at both ends, but mind the gap so it’s not noticeable against adjoining front and rear wings.

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bluejay
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Re: Removal lower bodypanel

Post by bluejay »

Closer examination of the door, comparing it to the passenger side, shows that the door is off by abt 1cm outwards.

Been in contact with RKV in Netherlands to get it sorted... hopefully soon, so I can get it looking nice again!!

RJ

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