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    I found one of these at a client's storage the...

    I found one of these at a client's storage the other day. I immediately put it in one of his Z8's so that it doesn't go by the wayside again. New in the box. Never even put on a charger or fully...
  2. Sticky: A buy it now of about $515,000.That would...

    A buy it now of about $515,000.That would definitely be all the money.I don't think any Z8 or even Alpina has gotten that big of a number.Not yet anyway!
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    Sticky: Poll: Has someone finally figured out a way to fix...

    Has someone finally figured out a way to fix fogged headlights?I still have four Z8's I look after. All with next to no miles and five of the eight headlights are fogged.

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    I read all...
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    A quality upholstery shop can do the job. I...

    A quality upholstery shop can do the job. I recommend transporting the top on the car. I transported a hard top to get it done on the trolley in the back of my truck. It made it without any...
  5. Thanks guys. I feel pretty good about it. ...

    Thanks guys. I feel pretty good about it. Looking forward to my next BaT opportunity.
  6. Sold for $257,000 on a $240,000 reserve. ...

    Sold for $257,000 on a $240,000 reserve. Considering the crazy news on the car history hitting me yesterday morning, and oh, there's a war going on right now that could have a profound effect on the...
  7. Three hours or so left! Hoping for the "or so"...

    Three hours or so left! Hoping for the "or so" part with lots of last minute bids! Thanks again for the kind words and positive comments. Absolutely crazy day yesterday finding out the bizarre...
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    That color swatch is a super cool bit of Z8...

    That color swatch is a super cool bit of Z8 history there! Might be a few of them out there, but hang on to it!
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    I had that pop off of one of the Z8's I was...

    I had that pop off of one of the Z8's I was taking care of. Incredibly, I found the little thing and snapped it back on! Hope you find it or find a new one without having to buy the whole switch!
  10. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: Thanks for the nice post on BaT Andrew. The...

    Thanks for the nice post on BaT Andrew. The auction seems to be moving right along. I'm really enjoying the BaT process as I've been interacting with people online for many years now so responding...
  11. Thank you so much for the kind comments on the...

    Thank you so much for the kind comments on the BaT auction. Seems to be going well so far. I'm sure things will settle down during the week but hoping for a big finish next Saturday!
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  12. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: jrata,I am not the owner, I am assisting the...

    jrata,I am not the owner, I am assisting the owner with the BaT listing. I have looked after this car since it was brand new, but there are no additional parts that would be available for sale. I'm...
  13. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: Here we go! Wish me luck...

    Here we go! Wish me luck :)https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2001-bmw-z8-64/
  14. Skip, it goes live on BaT tomorrow morning...

    Skip, it goes live on BaT tomorrow morning sometime. I'll put up a thread or post about the listing process and my experience as it goes along. I'm hoping y'all check out the auction and look at...
  15. The Snapper guy spent a good three hours with me...

    The Snapper guy spent a good three hours with me and I probably moved the car fifty times. I'm going to be sore
    Pretty sure he got some nice shots. He didn't know much at all about Z8's, but I'm...
  16. I've got him coming at 4:00 tomorrow so that...

    I've got him coming at 4:00 tomorrow so that should work out very well.
  17. You're not wrong at all Skip! I've already got...

    You're not wrong at all Skip! I've already got it set up with the BaT photographer from "Snapper" or some such photo contractor. We are set up for 1-3 this Wednesday the 9th. I sent him a message...
  18. Musta, it's been accepted so I will definitely...

    Musta, it's been accepted so I will definitely provide updates here. If any of you have checked my album link, please give me your thoughts as I'm on the fence as to whether I should do the $350 and...
  19. I submitted to BaT and we'll see what the wait...

    I submitted to BaT and we'll see what the wait time is. Not really excited about waiting until summer to get it listed so we'll just have to see what the story is. I'm not committed to them yet. ...
  20. I'll check with BaT and see what the wait is...

    I'll check with BaT and see what the wait is like. I'd like to give it a shot but don't really want to wait months and months.
  21. Going to list it on BaT. First time with them...

    Going to list it on BaT.
    First time with them and I'm really looking forward to it.
  22. That is just an incredible number that definitely...

    That is just an incredible number that definitely lets us all know that Topaz / Crema is the top color combo ever. That said, a rising tide lifts all boats!
  23. Known history since day one has to be worth...

    Known history since day one has to be worth something. I'll get paint meter photos in the album later. The only thing I have left to do on the car is hand rub the interior black trim. It appears...
  24. 2001 Z8 #60706 Black / Black one owner 9,680 miles - Sold on BaT for $257,000

    My client has decided that it's time to part with her gorgeous Z8. I have looked after this one since her husband purchased it brand new in Encinitas, CA. When he passed away in 2012 this was the...
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    Always be careful. A light touch with good soap...

    Always be careful. A light touch with good soap or quick detailer lubrication.

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    Also, I did just manage to clean those up without removing them on another Z8 last week. ...
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    Hopefully your proteges have learned well sir. ...

    Hopefully your proteges have learned well sir. Good luck in your future endeavors.
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    I've done it before, without any instructions,...

    I've done it before, without any instructions, and while I don't remember how I did it, I do recall that it wasn't very difficult. My goal was the same as yours, to replace, or clean up, the chrome...
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    Thanks! :)

    Thanks! :)
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    Those links don't work any longer or are behind a...

    Those links don't work any longer or are behind a paywall :(If anyone's figured it out, I'd love to know. I'll detail it in place if I have to but it's so much nicer to have things taken apart a bit.
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    Did anyone ever figure this out? If it's...

    Did anyone ever figure this out? If it's relatively easy I'd like to pull the side markers to detail them properly. I'm sure someone has gotten them out to change a bulb or something.
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    Did they replace the headliner or work with the...

    Did they replace the headliner or work with the original fabric and get it smoothed out and back where it belongs?
  32. Reliable Carriers is great. Used them many...

    Reliable Carriers is great. Used them many times. Not cheap but not horrible unless you need the car picked up tomorrow. So long as you're a bit flexible on pick up and delivery dates, the price...
  33. Sticky: SOS sourced the fabric and that was $400. Total...

    SOS sourced the fabric and that was $400. Total labor, including the rear shelf, was $1,000 so $1,400 total + tax on the fabric. I transported the top, on the trolley, in the back of my truck. It...
  34. Sticky: Ted, I used a shop called SOS Customz in...

    Ted, I used a shop called SOS Customz in Oceanside. This is the second hard top headliner they've done for me. The first one was done while the the Z8 was down the street at a body shop to get the...
  35. Thread: Fuse and Relay

    by BigGar
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    Thank you gentlemen. I was worried the front...

    Thank you gentlemen. I was worried the front "fog" lights didn't work as well.Problem solved! (I'm an idiot)
  36. Thread: Z8 radio repair

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    Just wanted to say thanks to Grease Monkey, the...

    Just wanted to say thanks to Grease Monkey, the radio works again. The fuses were fine and that didn't do the trick, but once I pulled the radio out, took the top off, blew it out with an air gun,...
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    Does this Porsche radio have an input for the BMW...

    Does this Porsche radio have an input for the BMW CD player to interface? Not that anyone really uses CD's much, but it would be nice if the CD player was more than just dead weight. Seems like...
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    Thanks for that info! Looks like a really good...

    Thanks for that info! Looks like a really good company to work with. $749 for the headliner sounds reasonable too.
  39. Sticky: I'm peeling an onion here and getting silly. It...

    I'm peeling an onion here and getting silly. It was garaged at a house on the beach, so salt air attacked some of the undercarriage fasteners. They're available and not very expensive, so easier to...
  40. Sticky: I went with the GoodYear run flats. I've only...

    I went with the GoodYear run flats. I've only driven it back from BMW of Vista but they feel fine. Went ahead and freshened up the calipers and inner part of the rotors with some fresh paint as...
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