BMW e30 320i project.

Any questions or suggestions regarding restorations
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Re: BMW e30 320i project.

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Sat 24 Sep 2016, 21:58

I will certainly keep you guys updated as I go, I wasn't really sure if this would be of much interest on here as it's not a muscle car but I'm pleased with the reaction so far. Parts seem to be readily available locally and from Germany and USA so I shouldn't have too many problems. :mrgreen:
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Re: BMW e30 320i project.

Post by Can-Am ZN » Sun 25 Sep 2016, 08:02

paulusvrotius1 wrote:...There are also a few forums dedicated to the e30, here and in the states.
Just in case you didn't know, there is a dedicated E30 site here in SA too.

http://www.e30clubsa.co.za/forum/index.php?

Both bmwmaniac on this site and I are moderators on the forum...go take a look, it has a wealth of information from model specs to styling to suspension to stroker motors and everything in between.

Your car has surprisingly little rust for a UK car, Paul...congrats on laying your hands on such a clean example!
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Re: BMW e30 320i project.

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Sun 25 Sep 2016, 08:23

Thanks Gavin, I wasn't aware of the SA website I'll take a look.
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Re: BMW e30 320i project.

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Sun 25 Sep 2016, 15:24

Some more goodies for the rebuild.
Yes the glove box and under-dash trim panels were missing, don't know why? Still looking for the trim panels.
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Re: BMW e30 320i project.

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Sun 25 Sep 2016, 15:27

Some essential reading matter and a cool model given to me by the guy I bought the car from.
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Re: BMW e30 320i project.

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Sun 09 Oct 2016, 14:10

Hi all,
Just a short update to the work on the e30, I replaced the missing rear screen trim with a new one and dyed the grey carpet I bought to replace the knackered original. I have also tracked down a nice set of black door cards to complete the black interior.
I have also replaced the door and boot locks as the ignition key didn't fit any of these and I can now lock and unlock the car from any of these. I will also be fitting a remote system, just because it's nice to have and the car does have central locking on the doors, boot and fuel filler flap.

Oh yes, I had just finished the carpet when a bird flew over and had to make it's mark. Typical!! :evil:
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Re: BMW e30 320i project.

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Sun 09 Oct 2016, 14:11

Door cards.
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Re: BMW e30 320i project.

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Tue 18 Oct 2016, 14:35

Managed to source a genuine BMW intake rubber coupling from Germany to replace the very dilapidated and taped up one on the car.
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Re: BMW e30 320i project.

Post by johan wepener » Tue 18 Oct 2016, 18:57

Nice work ! Keep us updated.

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Re: BMW e30 320i project.

Post by Gavin RS » Thu 20 Oct 2016, 09:52

That should be a nice little car when done, great stuff
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