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

Post by BMW-POWER » Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:56 pm

very nice job done, a learning topic for myself and many other forum readers i think :D
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Re: Quinn_656's e21 now gloss red and not rust red

Post by quinn_656 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:19 am

finally after three years we are seeing red but in a good way the finish straight from the gun is exceptional for an old garage Greg the painters work has been second to none and his boots are really really red lol he'll be back next week hopefully when i have her roughly panelled up to flatten and polish. here are a few pics bear in mind the old fluorescents dont give a true representation of the colour. check out the overspray while painting

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

Post by Smartie » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:55 am

Nice!

This is really RED.

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Re: quinn_656's 323i now verona rot not rust rot

Post by quinn_656 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:07 pm

its an old 70's red i think in my opinion it suits the chrome well

wheels should be back from the polisher this weekend he sent me a pic cant wait
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Re: quinn_656's 323i now verona rot not rust rot

Post by r1nod » Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:03 pm

coming along nicely will it be ready for the bmw classics ireland run in march 2011

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Re: quinn_656's 323i now verona rot not rust rot

Post by quinn_656 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:59 pm

do you know what in the back of my mind that is coming close to the the time of year i would like to have her built so you never know where is the run what are the details?
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Re: quinn_656's 323i check out the rimmage

Post by quinn_656 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:28 pm

quick update

have to show you guys the rimmage im really happy with them found a top guy who is not hard to pay to polish them and he painted them while he was at it the graphite was a last minute spur of the moment.

i now have the sunroof back in doors and bootlid fitted and gapped the respective wiring, mechanisms and rubbers though im going to concentrate on the suspension and subframe over the next while.

still not flattened and polished need to fit the wings and bonnet yet

forgetting about the quaife idea going to meet a guy up the country tomorrow with a small case e30 diff 3.91 ratio i think i may be able to swap the gubbins over. any thoughts?

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Re: quinn_656's 323 RIMMAGE

Post by e21-Mark » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:46 pm

Another cracking e21 in the making!

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Re: quinn_656's 323 RIMMAGE

Post by cobbler2u » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:51 pm

Looking good and really red.

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Re: quinn_656's 323 RIMMAGE

Post by quinn_656 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:33 pm

cheers guys just trying my best with what i have

lifted my small case e36 318 is (i think) limited slip diff on saturday evening and built it in to my casing on sunday you need to buff the sides of the casing to let it roll down in it really is so little that a couple of minutes carefully with a 4 inch grinder does it. when its in so long as you change over your crown wheel everything matches up perfect. i really think it will be a good job in the car.

took the back axle and front cradle into work and one of the guys shot blasted it for me while he was blasting somethin else so it will be off to the powder coaters later in the week.

my 323i front shock inserts are buggered does anybody know where i could get a good set of bilstein or koni inserts (good second hand would be ideal) just realised that they were a little fatter than my 320 ones.
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Re: quinn_656's 323 RIMMAGE

Post by arshad76 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:37 pm

Lovely job quinn, nice and thorough. I like your graphite centres, might nick the thought on the MSW's I want to have refurbished
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Re: quinn_656's 323 RIMMAGE

Post by quinn_656 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:49 pm

i think i nicked the idea from someone else any way so i dont think they'll lock you up lol
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Re: quinn_656's 323 RIMMAGE

Post by e21-Mark » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:01 pm

Don't spose you took picks of the LSD case swap?

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Re: quinn_656's 323 RIMMAGE

Post by quinn_656 » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:15 am

i took the camera out before i started went to turn it on and someone had swiped the batteries although im going to change the crown wheel and pinion from the standard 323i (3.45) ratio to something a little lower possibly a 316 set up i think a 3.91 ratio would be ideal (have you any thoughts) so will take a few photos for you then.
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Re: quinn_656's 323

Post by quinn_656 » Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:10 pm

bit of an update on the motor fellas

have the whole shell waxoiled but still not flattened and polished.

have my diff nearly sorted just waiting on a couple more seals i used the 3.91 crown wheel and pinion from the e36 318is i think im happy with the backlash though im in no way an expert.

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all the suspension components back from powdercoating great job
heres my rear axle with new polybushes

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i now have some engines to play with just got them yesterday a complete 325i sport engine from an e30 and a 2.7 engine from 525e along with a 316 shell

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everything else painted black at the minute im concentrating on brake lines fuel lines and fitting a fuel pump i've also refubed all the calipers

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i'll be needing a little advice on the 2.7 setup lads if anyone has any experience of it
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