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e21 323I 1982 project pics

Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby davidvincent » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:57 pm

I love this colour, excellent work!
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Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby itrvw » Sun May 08, 2016 7:37 pm

before:

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watch me now, ready to go!

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more pics to come
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Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby Nick1984 » Sun May 08, 2016 10:32 pm

:thumbsup Nice teaser!

How come you have a French licence plate?
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Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby uwbuurman » Mon May 09, 2016 8:17 am

So he doesn't get any tickets :mrgreen:

Looks great!
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Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby uwbuurman » Mon May 09, 2016 8:19 am

Will you put the black stripes back on the front valance?
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Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby itrvw » Wed May 11, 2016 6:43 pm

Nick1984 wrote::thumbsup Nice teaser!

How come you have a French licence plate?


the car needs to go through technical inspection soon.. that's why i still got the original plates
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Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby itrvw » Wed May 11, 2016 6:46 pm

uwbuurman wrote:Will you put the black stripes back on the front valance?


naa, don't think so, i like it that way
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Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby itrvw » Mon May 16, 2016 2:11 pm

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Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby brockzila » Tue May 17, 2016 2:25 am

wow looking real good.

There are not many images of kastanienrot e21 on the web, well there are lots, but the colour dose not seem to hold up with age too well and many of the images on the www are of cars with the origional faded paint job.

Its great to see a freshly painted car to see what the colour really looks like.

My car was chestnut red when new and it was only recently that it was painted matty b. Im quite seriously thinking of returning it to the factory paint.

i also love the fact that you have blacked out the window chrome. looks real tidy, ties in the black wheels real well.

Well done to that man.
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Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby itrvw » Wed May 18, 2016 5:25 pm

thanks, nothing beats factory colors on e21 in my opinion
i like shadowline bmw, so as my chrome trim wasn't that nice anymore i used plastidip to paint my trim.
it's not very easy to paint but it gives a natural black rubber look and not a 'painted over' result.
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Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby phealy » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:07 pm

Hi, I love what you have done to your car. The engine overhaul is wonderful. I'm am truly envious of how pristine your overall finish is. The painting of the chrome door and window trims is a big change for me, but I think it looks great against the black wheels.

I too have recently acquired a 1982 323i. The car is generally in good condition, but the chrome bumpers need some love. They are structurally very good though. Did you get new ones for your car, or did you have you originals restored?

Thanks,

Paul - UK
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Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby itrvw » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:27 pm

sorry for the late reply, most bumper parts are new, cause the original ones were ok on the outside, but 'crispy' on the inside
also my front bumper was really used someday in its life and was bent inwards..
new bumpers parts are not very cheap ,but they are easy to find on the interweb
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Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby itrvw » Wed May 17, 2017 9:37 pm

Yes, almost finished winterproject,
I've had some oil issues inside the engine
So i got my engine head resurfaced
And powdercoated the intake and head cover
I recently reassembled the parts, new gasket, new bolts..
And restart it soon
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Next is my front bushings that need to be replaced..
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Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby Tan » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:00 am

Hi,

Is the branch exhaust for an E21 and if so was it easy to fit to the E30 engine also how is the rest of the exhaust setup?

I also have a 323 and have a M20b25 that will be going in.

Your car looks good!
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Re: e21 323I 1982 project pics

Postby uwbuurman » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:35 pm

Nice work. That kind of heatshield is that on en exhaustmanifold? Lots of tidying up to do, like the cold startinjector and not the least, a battery ;-) but almost there!
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