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Old 03-20-2017, 11:12 AM   #1
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Finally ready for photos

Hey all, a few months back i bought a 127k e30 and have been slowly working on un-ghettoing it with help from parts from Levent & guten.

after fixing a fuel leak, replacing bumper trim and ugly angel eyes i pulled it out yesterday and cleaned it. figured id post some photos here. Recently signed up for bmwcca golden gate chapter. any other e30 clubs in the bay area?

Interior to come but I want to reupholster the seats before pics.





This is an after/before cleaning with waterless cleaning solution after being in my parking garage for a month (nasty!)






soooo someone sell me some caps/waffles for my wheels
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:19 AM   #2
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Congrats on the purchase.

Big difference on the waterless cleaning. Looking good so far!
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:23 PM   #3
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Looks nice, haven't seen you around yet
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:40 PM   #4
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very nice! clean
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:59 PM   #5
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Looks nice, haven't seen you around yet
i dont get out much
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:14 PM   #6
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i dont get out much
can you explain the waterless cleaning?
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:31 PM   #7
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Well apparently there some CA mandate regarding washing cars, but I don't really know the specifics of it. I don't have regular access to a hose either way so my brother got me this stuff as a christmas gift

https://www.chemicalguys.com/EcoSmar.../wac_707ru.htm

It looks pretty darn good, but I can feel it still needs a claybar
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:39 PM   #8
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4-cylinder car? I'm feeling a 4-cylinder vibe here. Muffler makes me think otherwise though.

Car looks sexual, good job. I even kind of like the gold wheel centers.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:07 PM   #9
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nope its a bronziet '89 325is sorry I neglected this information
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:40 PM   #10
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chrome kidneys, paint the tow hook cover black, get the waffles and this car will be done with the exterior IMO

whats the plan behind those tinted windows? ie interior
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:41 PM   #11
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Nice car, but bronzit? Unless I went suddenly and severely colorblind that isn't bronzit. Also, are the weaves real BBS or reps?
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:59 PM   #12
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chrome kidneys, paint the tow hook cover black, get the waffles and this car will be done with the exterior IMO

whats the plan behind those tinted windows? ie interior
You forgot the door handles. Sweet jesus, the door handles.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:44 PM   #13
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chrome kidneys, paint the tow hook cover black, get the waffles and this car will be done with the exterior IMO

whats the plan behind those tinted windows? ie interior
Mm waffles do sound good right now.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:47 PM   #14
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You forgot the door handles. Sweet jesus, the door handles.
Yea I saw that after I posted, something tells me this car has come a long way from the 90s and the OP is doing a great job
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:48 PM   #15
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Nice car, but bronzit? Unless I went suddenly and severely colorblind that isn't bronzit. Also, are the weaves real BBS or reps?
real bbs, original color of car was bronzit

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chrome kidneys, paint the tow hook cover black, get the waffles and this car will be done with the exterior IMO

whats the plan behind those tinted windows? ie interior
I kinda like the black kidneys simply because chrome wouldnt match the rest of the trim

tan interior, i want to reupholster the seats before I take any pics. only very small cracks on dash, already removed the body color painted center console and i have new regular black pieces to put in once i get the brand new heatercore and valve i installed bled. door handles and door cubby bits are black but I have the original tan bits im going to put back on. as i said, un-ghettoing. The nice thing is the trunk has a custom bmw floormat and the headliner was recently redone


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You forgot the door handles. Sweet jesus, the door handles.
i dont like em either.


guys. im making progress. one step at a time. it could still look like this :P
(this was after i ripped the red eyelids off)

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