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      05-11-2020, 04:42 PM   #199
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First off... absolutely awesome project! I am not nearly where you are... but we all need aspirations!

But,

I haven't seen if this was mentioned or not... but was the bracket that is mounted on the frame there or did you need to source and install it? I have an aftermarket cooler waiting for install that uses the factory mounts and needs that bracket. I haven't pulled anything apart yet, but if you can give me a heads up on whats required I should only have to go in there once!

Circled in red is the studs where the rubber isolation grommets go(in yellow in other pic...)

Thanks for any insight!!!
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First off... absolutely awesome project! I am not nearly where you are... but we all need aspirations!

But,

I haven't seen if this was mentioned or not... but was the bracket that is mounted on the frame there or did you need to source and install it? I have an aftermarket cooler waiting for install that uses the factory mounts and needs that bracket. I haven't pulled anything apart yet, but if you can give me a heads up on whats required I should only have to go in there once!

Circled in red is the studs where the rubber isolation grommets go(in yellow in other pic...)

Thanks for any insight!!!
I have a list of parts I ordered. I believe these are the part numbers for the yellow circled:


Mounting Bolt for Cooler Bracket to Frame
07119903995

Holder/Nut for Mounting Bolt to Frame
17217540030

There is a hole in the frame there that that “nut” turns and locks into. Then the bolt goes through the bracket into it.

The large cooler bracket came to me affixed to my salvaged cooler. I’m sure if you look on realoem you can find the part number, but I never looked it up because I had that part.

I modified my bracket to simplify install. In a proper install it is supposed to slip over the frame bolts (behind the bumper carrier and radiator support).

But I didn’t want to remove all those parts, so I trimmed the top and bottom of the bracket down so I could just loosen the 4 bumper carrier nuts like 1/2” and then slipped the bracket between those items and the frame. So in my case it’s held just by being sandwiched between the bumper carrier and the frame horns. There’s no part of it that’s actually slid over the bolts if that makes sense.

I thought I had a picture of the cuts I made but can’t find it. But going from memory I cut it about like where I put these blue lines so I could do a quick and easy install...

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That is great! Thank you for that answer. I think I understand what you are saying when you say you cut the bracket and slid it between the frame. Another quick question: did the front bumper need to be removed for this?

Thanks again!
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That is great! Thank you for that answer. I think I understand what you are saying when you say you cut the bracket and slid it between the frame. Another quick question: did the front bumper need to be removed for this?

Thanks again!
Yes remove the plastic outer bumper shell and wheel liner, but not the metal sub bumper “crash bar” (bumper carrier in BMW speak). The 8 mounting nuts for that can be loosened and the assembly left on the car as per my cuts in the bracket.
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Yes remove the plastic outer bumper shell and wheel liner, but not the metal sub bumper “crash bar” (bumper carrier in BMW speak). The 8 mounting nuts for that can be loosened and the assembly left on the car as per my cuts in the bracket.
Many thanks! Hopefully I will be able to get this done soon!

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Many thanks! Hopefully I will be able to get this done soon!

Found a video of a guy remove the front end.


Btw, if you only insert the new cutted large bracket on one side and not remove the old locate plate, will the bumper carrier on two sides placed unevenly?
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Found a video of a guy remove the front end.


Btw, if you only insert the new cutted large bracket on one side and not remove the old locate plate, will the bumper carrier on two sides placed unevenly?
Yes, I think the new cut bracket will act like a spacer, but(without actually having been in there) am going to guess that there is enough tolerance with the cover that it is a non-issue.

Even thought that video makes it look really easy...
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Found a video of a guy remove the front end.


Btw, if you only insert the new cutted large bracket on one side and not remove the old locate plate, will the bumper carrier on two sides placed unevenly?
Yes by the thickness of that plate which is between 1/16” and 1/8”. But it’s totally acceptable and didn’t cause any issues for me.
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Car wash this weekend which is a real treat now. The way the carbon bits react to being wet is like a fireworks show. Still getting used to it...

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Car wash this weekend which is a real treat now. The way the carbon bits react to being wet is like a fireworks show. Still getting used to it...

Wow, i ran across your thread while researching e92 m3 sunroof to slicktop swap. I'm really impressed with what you've accomplished... An inspiration. I wanted to ask if you've noticed more cabin noise inside the car at speed.. is the carbon roofed car as quiet? The donor car is my car's twin. Made me cringe when I saw it. Thanks for not showing it decapitated!
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Wow, i ran across your thread while researching e92 m3 sunroof to slicktop swap. I'm really impressed with what you've accomplished... An inspiration. I wanted to ask if you've noticed more cabin noise inside the car at speed.. is the carbon roofed car as quiet? The donor car is my car's twin. Made me cringe when I saw it. Thanks for not showing it decapitated!
Thanks for the comments... Decapitated

The carbon roof has added sound insulation the metal roof didn’t and I’m not noticing any difference in noise levels at all. It actually surprised me the first time I was on the highway that the car felt just as quiet and solid as before the swap.
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