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81 320 auto barn find project

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Jeroen » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:16 am

As in good value for money I guess!


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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by e21mad » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:52 pm

Lovely find! Reminds me of my first six cyl. Same colour and all. Enjoy it!

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by uwbuurman » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:17 pm

Well, very nice find indeed!! And for that price, nothing can go wrong.
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:43 pm

Just picked up a rear section for around my lights to weld in, what are people doing with the chrome around the windows is it possible to be re done ?

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by uwbuurman » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:33 pm

Thats not chrome, its Aluminium, so its anodized. Its posible to redo, but 9 out of 10 times its not nice after. I had some strips reandized, and the came out horrible... Just buy new ones.
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:52 pm

Oright I see can you still buy it all ? If Oslo do you know where ? As mine just won't look right after paint with tatty bits around the I downs
Cheers andrew

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Jeroen » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:47 am

With the E21, for the front and rear windows it is aluminum that is covered in plastic so it cannot be redone like with the E30. But this trim is still available new and that will make a major difference in the car's looks. Just fitting can be a pita. There are trim tools for it but a flat screwdriver, a putty knife and some WD40 works fine too. Just be patient and careful or you will scratch the window or paint.
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:29 am

What about the side windows,is all that still available

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Jeroen » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:13 am

The chrome? Believe so but pretty expensive. Most parts are still available from the dealer, check bmw classic or bmwfans websites (see parts suppliers list for links) for details on availability and pricing.
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by G_e21 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:21 pm

seen your videos on instagram,looks like a decent motor you got yourself

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by uwbuurman » Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:18 pm

Jeroen wrote:The chrome? ...
Ehmm...
uwbuurman wrote:Thats not chrome, its Aluminium, so its anodized. Its posible to redo, but 9 out of 10 times its not nice after. I had some strips reandized, and the came out horrible... Just buy new ones.
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by mendipdriver » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:44 pm

Hiya - what a find, i hope it isn't hiding any horrors. I had to source a couple of peices of window trim for my Baur - BMW are the only supplier unless you can find some 2nd hand.

Just pop your vin no. into the box and select and your car should appear with spares that BMW have left. BTW - get a specialist to fit!

https://shop.bmw-classic.de/is-bin/INTE ... AUTOMOBILE

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:35 pm

Thanks for that I will get on and see what I can source, yea few little hidden bits nothing major but should be in for paint few weeks

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:06 pm

Wow they don't half add up in price, I need to try clean mine up as it all there just can see the white bits of corrosion coming on them what's best way to clean it up
Any info appreciated cheers

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:24 pm

Made a start on stripping for welding and paint
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Also picked up a window louvre but not big enough :( so gona have to fit to my gol instead
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I will source one for the bmw if it kills me

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