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E36 non-ti RTAB Questions

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E36 non-ti RTAB Questions
February 01, 2017 08:44PM
Hi everyone. I had a slight incident at Sno*Drift this past weekend with my rear suspension (well, after the lower bushing came off the damper.)

As you can see, the front bolt stayed which I reused in the middle spot.
Front carrier weld nut:


The rear I put back in with a 1/2 bolt, nut, and washers (I had cut an access panel out of the sheet metal there because the first time I tried removing that bolt I broke it and had to grind off that weld nut...)
then got a few tack welds and managed to finish Saturday.


I've got a spare trailing arm and carrier. I'm wondering if I should try to replace all the weld nuts. I haven't been able to find somewhere that sells these m12x1.25 nuts.
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Re: E36 non-ti RTAB Questions
February 03, 2017 06:16AM
I have about 25 or so M12x1.25 nuts, I had to replace a weld nut on my VW that hold the rear portion of the front lower control arm. The VW service manual says to cut an access hole and replace it, drilling and tap is not fun.
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Re: E36 non-ti RTAB Questions
February 03, 2017 08:05AM
Where did you buy them?
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Re: E36 non-ti RTAB Questions
February 03, 2017 10:19AM
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I have about 25 or so M12x1.25 nuts, I had to replace a weld nut on my VW that hold the rear portion of the front lower control arm. The VW service manual says to cut an access hole and replace it, drilling and tap is not fun.

I drill and tap those to 1/2". Bonus is the 1/2" bolt doesn't require a sleeve in the rear mount.


I've thought that if I needed to cut one out, I'd just weld in a lug nut. The tapered seat should make it easier to center and run a bead.



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Re: E36 non-ti RTAB Questions
February 05, 2017 12:40AM
I ordered them through Fastenal, took about 4 days.
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Re: E36 non-ti RTAB Questions
February 05, 2017 08:30AM
What is a German company doing using Japanese thread bolts?



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Re: E36 non-ti RTAB Questions
February 05, 2017 04:32PM
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What is a German company doing using Japanese thread bolts?

The Japanese copy the Germans in everything...in the 1890s they sent 2 doods to University in Berlin to study law, and those guys returned with crate-loads of German civil and criminal law---which they translated and which were adopted..



No idea when they started getting creative with their JIC or whatever the fuq they call their industrial norms...


Whatever the case this tearing out of floor/mount thing I've heard now they do it on street cars... Gag. More photos more details because it seems these cars have somehow gained some popularity despite everything and there are serious problems...



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Re: E36 non-ti RTAB Questions
February 06, 2017 03:25PM
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Re: E36 non-ti RTAB Questions
February 15, 2017 06:37PM
I've got the better AKG plate welded in already. The sheet metal is fine. The bolts ripped out of the weld nuts.

Anyway, I'm just going to measure them and get some made on a lathe
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