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My 83 316 E21 Project

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by jbe21 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:03 am

damn, your trunk is done nicer than most of the interiors.



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Jeroen
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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by Jeroen » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:18 pm

Looks great indeed!
Regards/groeten, Jeroen

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by uwbuurman » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:31 pm

Great! Looks stunning!
It's the man next door!

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by Doey » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:03 am

Haven't updated this in awhile , so here is some progress ill let the pictures do the talking

Got all the hardlines finished but not 100% happy so ill probably redo them but the same bends

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Car on the ramp having the struts all welded up

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Test fit with a 16 just to see how it would sit

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Air all finished and on , it sits slightly rear ranked on the standard wheels , there is a reason for that after a lot of thought and measurements me and my friend luke who done the welding decided to do the rear struts as short as possible to be able to run a good psi at ride on the new 16s , it should sit slightly nose down on the new wheels

ImageManaged to snap my exhaust so

instead of repairing it i decided to go for a full stainless system and centre box delete , as for tail pipe i wanted to keep it oem as possible so i went for the same tip but 1/2 bigger

Before

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After

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Next i borrowed a set of Rs's off a friend to work out the specs of my new wheels

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I love the look of the Rs's but that is not the direction i want to go with this car , my new wheels will be slightly more aggressive poking 6mm more rear and 12mm more front and have 3.5 dish rear and 2.5 front 16x9 , 16x8.5 as for design for now all I'm saying is they're ccw's .

As for whats left to do , my wheels should show up the end of this week along with the tyres then its a test fit before i drop it off at the body shop for the arches to be rolled and a few touch ups , after that all i need to do it put some panels back in the interior and fit the head unit plus i want to give the car a full service

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by Jeroen » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:42 am

Nicely done sir! Looking forward to the 'end' result on wheels!
Regards/groeten, Jeroen

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by uwbuurman » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:36 am

Man, I love BBS RS! Lots of work done, nice!
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1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by pandemonium001 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:00 pm

Loving it.
So jealous you get to start with the good bits, any info on the dampers and air bags, min max lengths and so on.
You should do a how to guide with specific sizes for the E21 in the technical section. Im sure there will be many questions on how to do this after people see your setup.

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by jimbob » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:39 pm

+1
This needs a how to thread :thumbsup
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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by M15KYY » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:17 pm

looking good!
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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by paulalbion » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:23 pm

Looks stunning!
What air ride set up have you purchased?
Only thing I'm gutted about with my E21 is not having a stereo at all so would need all completely wiring in which I just can not be bothered with doing lol

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by raseeda green » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:29 pm

Nice!
Like the way you've got it! Cheers
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