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    Hi dudes, only had the 260 for a couple of months and its been sat in the garage waiting for plate change! But all legal now so took her out today and what a car and what a noise! But my question is how easy is it to remove the sub frames as i can see some surface rust, so i thought take them off and powder coat them ( as i have this facility) how long does it take to remove them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by biomorphicv8 View Post
    Hi dudes, only had the 260 for a couple of months and its been sat in the garage waiting for plate change! But all legal now so took her out today and what a car and what a noise! But my question is how easy is it to remove the sub frames as i can see some surface rust, so i thought take them off and powder coat them ( as i have this facility) how long does it take to remove them?
    Welcome, different user name than on the OC I see.

    Subframe probably couple of hours work to get off and the a few more for stripping and getting ready for powder coating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herman View Post
    Welcome, different user name than on the OC I see.

    Subframe probably couple of hours work to get off and the a few more for stripping and getting ready for powder coating.
    Well spotted that man ( not many biomorphic v8's ) yeah its just going to be laid up over winter so thought it would be a good idea.

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    Hi Keith, nice to see you over here, when you return your questionnaire to Tim and become a full member there is quite a bit of info about subframes?

    Pretty rare colour.................nice.

    What's the VIN?

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    Manufactured on Tuesday 27th April 2004 @ 12.17.47.
    Commission Number: 24468.
    Brochure Model: M3 Tourer 4.6 V8 260PS.
    Specification Code: L01B.
    CICode: D1511.
    Trim Level: TL8.9 (M3).

    65th ZT-T 260SE to be made out of 114.
    11th ZT-T 260 SE in Pearl Black (PBT) out of 23 produced.

    Manufactured in the UK by MG Rover Group Ltd.


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    Subframe with everything attached is not difficult to remove from the car

    But getting the bits off the subframe to powdercoat it might be a pain. I know Nick at Austin's did a few, Merl's included and trying to get the items stripped off the subframe was a real job but I would guess that would go for any car a few years old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominic22 View Post
    Subframe with everything attached is not difficult to remove from the car

    But getting the bits off the subframe to powdercoat it might be a pain. I know Nick at Austin's did a few, Merl's included and trying to get the items stripped off the subframe was a real job but I would guess that would go for any car a few years old
    Its very clean underneath 2005 model only 10000 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    Hi Andy, I have sent the form back so I guess I just wait?
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    Nice one!

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    Nicholas John Peter Tinker - # 484

    Manufactured on Tuesday 27th April 2004 @ 12.17.47.
    Commission Number: 24468.
    Brochure Model: M3 Tourer 4.6 V8 260PS.
    Specification Code: L01B.
    CICode: D1511.
    Trim Level: TL8.9 (M3).

    65th ZT-T 260SE to be made out of 114.
    11th ZT-T 260 SE in Pearl Black (PBT) out of 23 produced.

    Manufactured in the UK by MG Rover Group Ltd.


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