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    Hi all

    Now I know this is going to atract a lot of "not my cup of tea", etc, etc....
    But I am looking to get the door handles shaved on my 328 convertible.

    Has anyone done this on either a convertible, or coupe?
    If so, where did you put the solonoids? Also, what did you do about getting in to/out of the car, in the event of battery failure, as this is required for MOT?

    My battery is in the boot, so providing I keep the lock on the boot, I asume this would be aceptable, also the fact that the roof is made of canvas & not exactly bullet proof!
    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuw00d View Post
    Hi all

    Now I know this is going to atract a lot of "not my cup of tea", etc, etc....
    But I am looking to get the door handles shaved on my 328 convertible.

    Has anyone done this on either a convertible, or coupe?
    If so, where did you put the solonoids? Also, what did you do about getting in to/out of the car, in the event of battery failure, as this is required for MOT?

    My battery is in the boot, so providing I keep the lock on the boot, I asume this would be aceptable, also the fact that the roof is made of canvas & not exactly bullet proof!
    Cheers.

    Stuart

    I have a friend who had this done on his E36 M3

    You'll probably appreciate it's not a 5 minute job

    The button was positioned discreetly underneath the mirror.

    I have my bootlid delocked and even if I am totally locked out I can still access the boot as I know a secret way of getting in and it doesn't involve an angle grinder although on the first time this happened it almost did
     
     

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    Hi mr Rym

    Yeah, I knida guessed it was going to be pretty labour intensive

    Do you have any pics or info on you mates install?

    Yeah, I was thinking of putting a second switch with a dedicated 9v battery supply in the boot for emergency use only, I think you can get a few pops with a 9v battery prior to it going off to that big battery grave yard in the sky!

    Your rear end looks very nice, by the way..... If you'll pardon the expression

    Stuart
     
     

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