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 Post subject: 1993 E31 Exterior Restoration
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:40 pm 
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This is a gallery of photos illustrating the condition of the car when I bought it and will detail the progress to the stage it is at today. Please note the car has not been painted yet and there is still repair work to carry out on the body. All the exterior trim has been removed. The rear windscreen is to be replaced due to a crack. The Front windscreen is to come out also. She has been given 2 brand new OEM wings. I plan to replace some of the tired/faded trim and I will restore the rest.

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Brand new wing

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 Post subject: Re: 1993 E31 Exterior Restoration
PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:18 pm 
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You've been busy John, keep us posted on the good work.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 E31 Exterior Restoration
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:39 pm 
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that is a nice bmw you have there john good luck with it :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: 1993 E31 Exterior Restoration
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:17 pm 
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Trevs defintly got competition! lol

Keep us posted mate!

You changing colour?

Dakar looks awesome in 8's:

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Or Alpina Blue:

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E36 325tds 1 (Dead and gone)
E36 325tds 2 (Sold)
E46 320cd M Sport (Sold)
E46 330dA M Sport Touring (Sold)
E36 318ti Dakar Edition (Sold)
E39 Alpina B10 V8 #456 (Traded)
E90N Alpina D3 BiTurbo #262 (Traded)
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 Post subject: Re: 1993 E31 Exterior Restoration
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:24 pm 
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No. She's staying completely original. I know the colours that the car was available in during its later years are a bit racier looking but I like to stay period. And remember that my car is'nt a sport model. She's just a true comfy cruiser. For the more decerning backside. :lol: But she can still do the boogie when urged.

There a powerful work envovled to change the colour of a car completely. Well to do it right. I dont't think it would be worth. Would take up too much time as well.

Saying all that. The black ones look just plain mean. A real Knightrider job.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 E31 Exterior Restoration
PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:47 pm 
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Go on John!

You know it makes sense:


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oohhh Estoril Blue:

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Owns:
E46 316i Saloon (Awaiting funds for bigger engine, gearbox, LSD etc)
E36 323i Touring (Daily)
E60 M5 Saloon (Weekend Toy)

Sold/Dead:
E36 325tds 1 (Dead and gone)
E36 325tds 2 (Sold)
E46 320cd M Sport (Sold)
E46 330dA M Sport Touring (Sold)
E36 318ti Dakar Edition (Sold)
E39 Alpina B10 V8 #456 (Traded)
E90N Alpina D3 BiTurbo #262 (Traded)
E34 525i Sport (Sold)


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 E31 Exterior Restoration
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:31 am 
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nice job m8 when u starting on the hearse


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 E31 Exterior Restoration
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:09 pm 
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Its nothing to do with me. But hopefully I'll not be needing it for a good while yet. :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 E31 Exterior Restoration
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:39 pm 
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So here she is as of tonight. She'll hopefully be in primer by the weekend providing I can get the sunroof to stop being awkward.

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 Post subject: Re: 1993 E31 Exterior Restoration
PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:11 pm 
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You doing the spraying & painting yourself?

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E46 316i Saloon (Awaiting funds for bigger engine, gearbox, LSD etc)
E36 323i Touring (Daily)
E60 M5 Saloon (Weekend Toy)

Sold/Dead:
E36 325tds 1 (Dead and gone)
E36 325tds 2 (Sold)
E46 320cd M Sport (Sold)
E46 330dA M Sport Touring (Sold)
E36 318ti Dakar Edition (Sold)
E39 Alpina B10 V8 #456 (Traded)
E90N Alpina D3 BiTurbo #262 (Traded)
E34 525i Sport (Sold)


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