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e21 316 1983

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e21 316 1983

Post by bealo » Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:05 pm

Well heres my little beastie!!

Been a year and half of the road restoring it, not a full bare metal as it was fairly clean to start with.

Nearly there now.

Forgot to add that my mrs smashed through my garage door in my e46 and it suffered front and rear end damage!! :wtf

need a new front and rear bumper and valence if anyone has them for sale ?

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Re: e21 316 1983

Post by steve5134 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:32 pm

Looks tidy :thumbsup

What's the suspension set up you are using?

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Re: e21 316 1983

Post by bealo » Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:44 pm

its pretty standard at the mo, its got the 2.3 legs with bilstein inserts on the front and 60mm springs all round. The shocks are quite old and sagging now so i need a new set up really
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Re: e21 316 1983

Post by steve5134 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:20 pm

Well it looks good so keep doing what you've been doing with it!

Its encouraging me to keep going with mine :D

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Re: e21 316 1983

Post by bealo » Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:27 pm

Cheers mate, have you got any pics of yours?
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Re: e21 316 1983

Post by steve5134 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:15 pm

Sure have, look down 8 under 'Steves 82 316' - Its not up to much but a friend and I spent a long time cutting out all the rust and putting in new metal...
I need to do some update pics again but hay e_geek

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Re: e21 316 1983

Post by bealo » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:29 pm

Its getting there!

When do you think she will be on the road? Also where did you get the coilovers were they expensive ?
Are they a direct fit?
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Re: e21 316 1983

Post by Jeroen » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:46 am

Looks wonderful!
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Re: e21 316 1983

Post by arshad76 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:52 am

Nice shiny respray for sure! Are you looking to replace your Alpina valance for a standard one? I'm not usually a fan of the Alpina variants but it looks lovely on your car.
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Re: e21 316 1983

Post by pandemonium001 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:48 am

lovely job.

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Re: e21 316 1983

Post by steve5134 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:49 pm

Thanks. The Coilovers were incomplete, needing springs and top caps that I pinched from a old set i had spare. The set I got cost £300 from a guy off this forum, keep a eye on the for sale section as they do come up from time to time.

With 3 young kids I'm not expecting it to be done any time soon, but one day :driving

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Re: e21 316 1983

Post by bealo » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:48 pm

Arshad, the valence somehow survived even though its a fibre glass one!! its actually the panel behind that is totally mangled!!


Cheers for the comments guys

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Re: e21 316 1983

Post by arshad76 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:19 pm

Ah right, yes that makes sense! I'll keep an eye out for one. They're getting rarer, but do turn up.
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Re: e21 316 1983

Post by bealo » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:09 pm

nice 1
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Re: e21 316 1983

Post by bealo » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:46 pm

Not posted/updated this for a while but in between moving (twice) a new baby, work and buying a 320/6 I have been doing bits....

Last summer saw the 316 treated to

Bilstein b8’s all round with 60mm springs
New top mounts
New TCA arms
EBC discs and pads
New leads and plugs
Oil change
New flexi brake pipes

This week had a bit of time so after reading many threads I got rid of the zenith carb and fitted a Weber 32/34

I must say what a difference, totally recommend it! drives really smooth and much more responsive

Also acquired a set of Weber twin 40’s 😎

I’ll upload some photos next time I have my laptop out as I can’t seem to do it from my phone
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