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quinn_656's 323

Post by quinn_656 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:23 pm

Hello
Heres the story so far
3 years have very nearly passed since i landed home (as a 17 year old idiot) with an opal green 1982 320/6. I had £1000 in my pocket it was burning a hole and man i really wanted a cool car I was after an e30 325i and had missed a crackin fiesta rs turbo then my old man told me about the e21 323i, I had never even heard of one at the time, he explained to me that his first car was an e21 316 although he made it sound more like a new m3. I googled "e21 323i" and immediately realised that is the motor for me. That same week a 1982 320/6 came up in the local autotrader, thinking it was more or less the same as a 323i ihad to own her.

mistake no.1
I went myself to look at her knowing everything about cars (not really having a clue)
mistake no. 2
going when it was begining to get dark and the car was dirty

ithought she was mint handed over the cash and drive her home (good fun)
I soon discovered in a tescos car park she was a 'one wheeler' then at home over the next couple of weeks we learned that she was clean rotten, full of bird shit welding isopon, loads of owners, everyone of which probably give her a coat of paint and the engine, was practically scrap. but the carb on them things is class when you take out the air filter.

there was nothing else for it "restoration" although i had never did it before i would soon learn.

so far
I have bought a 323i for parts, Disc brake back axle vented front calipers engine black interior etc
13"x7" bbs style compomotive cnx wheels will be black with polished lips
BBS front spoiler
foha rear spoiler
lowering springs although would like to fall in with coilovers
clear corners
spent months upon months at the metal work. the first patch i put in got cut out again and re-done when i had done all the others as my skills had improved
I will remove the back panel between the lights

think i can get my hands on the following:
recaro seats
dogleg box
2.7 conversion

quaiffe atb and weber 40 DCOE in the pipeline although im nowhere near that stage

i have completed all the welding shot blasted it underneath, etch primed, seam sealed, stone chipped and painted i am now ready to go at the rest of the car to get it straightened out and painted, Verona Red (its an earlier 02 colour)

I will do everything myself thats why it is taking so long except painting the exterior i will leave this to a professional.

unfortunately i have lost the photos i took when I first got her however her are a few as i have been working
http://s698.photobucket.com/albums/vv34 ... /My%20E21/

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Last edited by quinn_656 on Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:45 pm, edited 7 times in total.


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Re: progress on my e21 project

Post by jimbob » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:58 pm

wicked work mate its guna be very nice and solid when you finish
good pics too :D
E21 323i [kashmere] Off the road pending restoration
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Re: progress on my e21 project

Post by 340i » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:24 am

nice work!

13's are too small imo, but the rest sounds spot on. :D
[img]http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/340i/drift340i.jpg[/img]

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Re: my e21 beginning to emerge from the rust new PHOTOS

Post by quinn_656 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:14 am

have now got the car into some sort of primer managed to fall in with a painter/prepper guy needing the work he is first class and came highly reccomended so we are pushing her on now most evenings
My build
http://www.bmwe21.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=12052&start=0

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Re: my e21 beginning to emerge from the rust new PHOTOS

Post by rob0r » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:02 pm

Wow, a great project and great work so far! Some tidy repairs there.
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Re: my e21 beginning to emerge from the rust new PHOTOS

Post by Orjan » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:12 pm

Impressive work indeed! Keep us updated :)

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Re: my e21 beginning to emerge from the rust new PHOTOS

Post by e21-Mark » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:30 pm

Great progress.

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Re: my e21 beginning to emerge from the rust new PHOTOS

Post by r1nod » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:26 pm

keep up the good work hope to see it at one of the irish meets some time

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Re: my e21 beginning to emerge from the rust new PHOTOS

Post by drjim » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:29 pm

Good work there, I particularly like the nice chunky steel replacing the factory "jacking point" - you can actually stick a jack under yours!
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Re: my e21 beginning to emerge from the rust new PHOTOS

Post by quinn_656 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:00 am

2" heavywall box section and the drop cill patches are made from 3mm plate lol maybe a little on the agricultural side but sure.

r1nod - didn't think tere were any other e21 fans in ireland lol would like to get in touch

thanks to jimi --alpina-- strut braces and clear corners are on their way :D
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Re: my e21 beginning to emerge from the rust new PHOTOS

Post by quinn_656 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:02 pm

ok quick update the doors, bonnet, sunroof, wings, bootlid are painted looks great three coats of glasurit 22line 024 BMW verona red or rot as they say lol im really pleased scally rally this weekend so will leave the pics until next week when hopefully the rest of her sees some paint.
My build
http://www.bmwe21.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=12052&start=0

www.quinnpiling.com

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Re: my e21 beginning to emerge from the rust new PHOTOS

Post by e21-Mark » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:15 pm

Glasurit = quality

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Re: my e21 beginning to emerge from the rust new PHOTOS

Post by quinn_656 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:20 pm

the stuff is fantastic looks like it has been plastic coated lol
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Re: my e21 beginning to emerge from the rust new PHOTOS

Post by quinn_656 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:07 am

need a little help guys

http://www.bmwe21.net/forum/viewtopic.p ... 30&start=0

after tomorrow night all the paint will be on i've
left the wheels with a guy to get the lips polished ;)

photos to follow
My build
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Re: my e21 beginning to emerge from the rust new PHOTOS

Post by e21alpina » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:25 am

good worksssss

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