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BMW E21 323i alpina clone full resto

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Re: BMW E21 323i alpina clone full resto

Post by uwbuurman » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:56 am

Hahaha, I wouldn't know :bag


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Re: BMW E21 323i alpina clone full resto

Post by bumface3 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:11 am

lol....sometimes i wish i didnt either :hammer

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Re: BMW E21 323i alpina clone full resto

Post by runsub5 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:39 am

I'm sure there are probably worse cars that have been restored, but this one appeared to be pretty bad. A friend of mine once said if you have enough time and money anything can be restored. You have come a long way. Great work.
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Re: BMW E21 323i alpina clone full resto

Post by Jeroen » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:53 am

What a giant load of work this has been, respect man! Must feel really good to have come this far now!

As for the folding roof, like the thought! One guy here did that as well, can't seem to find the pics anymore grrrrrr
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Re: BMW E21 323i alpina clone full resto

Post by bumface3 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:34 pm

runsub5 wrote:I'm sure there are probably worse cars that have been restored, but this one appeared to be pretty bad. A friend of mine once said if you have enough time and money anything can be restored. You have come a long way. Great work.
Thank you runsub5 :thumbsup

Never thought i would be going this deep, but the stripdown revealed alot of crud!

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Re: BMW E21 323i alpina clone full resto

Post by bumface3 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:51 pm

Jeroen wrote:What a giant load of work this has been, respect man! Must feel really good to have come this far now!

As for the folding roof, like the thought! One guy here did that as well, can't seem to find the pics anymore grrrrrr
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Thank you Jeroen :thumbsup

It spiralled as you can see when the stripdown started and i thought it best to try and soldier on through it and here we are.......it feels good to know that it will be a very well finished and solid E21.

I was in 2 minds on the direction of the car, but i loved it the way it was, as the alpina clone so i will be going down the same route again.

It already has the E12 (i think) scheel alpina seats in, which are looking their age, but i can get them redone as they are lovely seats.....or i had an idea to get the recaro set like this.
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Then there is the engine etc.......so not sure it will be finished this year even, but will update here.

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Re: BMW E21 323i alpina clone full resto

Post by cobbler2u » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:54 pm

Well done with sticking with it.
Will look the dogs bull%%ks when finished.
Especially in Ascot grey nice colour.

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Re: BMW E21 323i alpina clone full resto

Post by bumface3 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:28 pm

cobbler2u wrote:Well done with sticking with it.
Will look the dogs bull%%ks when finished.
Especially in Ascot grey nice colour.
Thank you cobbler2u :thumbsup

The original colour it was in is very nice so i didnt feel the need to change it...i thought it looked very good against the decals.

And i am very much craving one of those alpina digital vent gauges if it could work....or an awron one.
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Re: BMW E21 323i alpina clone full resto

Post by bumface3 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:26 am

Would love to try and get a set of cse recaro's in the car too.....
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Re: BMW E21 323i alpina clone full resto

Post by uwbuurman » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:27 am

I think they are pretty wide, so, you might not be able to slide them all the wat back and forward
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Re: BMW E21 323i alpina clone full resto

Post by bumface3 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:29 am

Yes, i know what you mean.....got some thinking to do. :stupidme

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