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TC1 323i 1979

Post by TorEnholm » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:03 pm

Everyone needs a Convertible. Even though you live on the west coast of Norway, where you can drive it 2-3 days a year. I´ve had 3 E21 earlier in life, and i missed owning one, so i bought a 323i Baur Cab. As usual rust is a problem and this one no exemption. A huge undertaking has been done to restore this, to former glory (even though a Baur doesn´t look as good as a sedan). Getting close now after being painted for the 3rd time. Color is original Schwarz (086) so every little detail shows after spraying. Hope this time it will be 100%.

The Baur is a 1979, 323i (WBA3071000 651 8848) Baur #683. I picked it up in USA where it has been a grey-zone car (euro spec, but with a US instruments). Days away from being "finish" as a classic never will be (there is always a detail you are not happy with) it will be put on Norwegian register for the summer.

If someone can tell me how to upload pictures i will certainly do so.
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1966 1600-2 Turf Grün
1968 NK 1800 Bristol Grau
1979 E21 323i Baur #683 Schwarz
1985 E24 635CSi Cosmos blau

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Re: A Baur on the west coast of Norway (a brilliant idea)

Post by Jeroen » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:12 pm

I can only agree and that must be why I'm a Baur owner as well. The specs sound good so we definitely want more info on the car, pics and videos!

For posting pics check this sticky in the General section (the topic right on top how could you miss this :wink: ):
http://www.bmwe21.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15956
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Re: A Baur on the west coast of Norway (a brilliant idea)

Post by TorEnholm » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:09 pm

Ok let me try this.

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Under the carpet before restoration began

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Between engine compartment and windshield

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Edges around trunk

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As restoration started.
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1966 1600-2 Turf Grün
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1979 E21 323i Baur #683 Schwarz
1985 E24 635CSi Cosmos blau

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Re: A Baur on the west coast of Norway (a brilliant idea)

Post by Peter V. » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:13 pm

That Baur has some crispy parts on it. Looking forward to see more pictures!
Gr Peter V.

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Re: A Baur on the west coast of Norway (a brilliant idea)

Post by TorEnholm » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:15 pm

Finished after 2nd paintjob:

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Not original foglight, will be fixed..

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Front and rear bumber in the pipeline

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New badge waiting for you at home

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Still not good. (And yes i have new badges and bumbers :) )
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1966 1600-2 Turf Grün
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1979 E21 323i Baur #683 Schwarz
1985 E24 635CSi Cosmos blau

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Re: A Baur on the west coast of Norway (a brilliant idea)

Post by TorEnholm » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:19 pm

Here a couple of weeks ago. 3rd paintjob underway. No discussions from the paint shop, very nice people to deal with

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(not my rim)

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Finish this week, then i will have to start interior work
1966 1600-2 Turf Grün
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1979 E21 323i Baur #683 Schwarz
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Re: A Baur on the west coast of Norway (a brilliant idea)

Post by Jeroen » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:46 pm

What a change! Must have been quite a job, but almost there now! Thanks for sharing all the pics!
Regards/groeten, Jeroen

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Re: A Baur on the west coast of Norway (a brilliant idea)

Post by TorEnholm » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:56 pm

All that remains now is to pull the curtains aside in the morning and look for sun :driving . (So car will spend a lot of time in the garage)
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Re: A Baur on the west coast of Norway (a brilliant idea)

Post by gerrit323 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:10 pm

Fantastic Jjob on the BAUR :thumbsup .. Hope the sun visits Norway from time to time :D
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Re: A Baur on the west coast of Norway (a brilliant idea)

Post by cobbler2u » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:31 pm

looking good.
As a baur owner myself mine spends more time in the garage to

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Re: A Baur on the west coast of Norway (a brilliant idea)

Post by Peter V. » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:04 pm

Good work to convert the rust into something nice. I can imagine that black is perfect and difficult as a colour.
Gr Peter V.

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Re: A Baur on the west coast of Norway (a brilliant idea)

Post by jimbob » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:49 pm

Looking good
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Re: A Baur on the west coast of Norway (a brilliant idea)

Post by TorEnholm » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:15 pm

Thanks all, Will post some more pictures in a few weeks. Interior is pretty rotten so there is a huge job waiting there. Seats are good, but carpet and dash is awful. When time comes I will need a new type 1 dash. The California sun cracked it up. Also info about new original salt and pepper carpets would be appreciated.
1966 1600-2 Turf Grün
1968 NK 1800 Bristol Grau
1979 E21 323i Baur #683 Schwarz
1985 E24 635CSi Cosmos blau

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Re: A Baur on the west coast of Norway (a brilliant idea)

Post by TorEnholm » Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:34 pm

After 4 years in Poland my TC1 finally arrived home. Rust and paint is not my strong points so in the wildest idea of saving a few bucks i send it to Poland. Through some Norwegian contacts down there i felt safe. 4 years later, one bankruptcy, and painted 3 times she is back. And the cost? Well i could as well send it to Germany and Mobile Tradition. Poland not recommended. She is now a driver, but there is still a lot of Gremlins in the car that needs to be dealt with. Then of course is to bring her back to original condition. Lights underneath bumper is not original, i know that, and will have to go. Anything you see not being original, please let me know.

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Re: TC1 323i 1979

Post by Jeroen » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:01 am

Yep, usually with cheap offers you end up paying the difference anyway, or even more! But looks like she is quite nice now, and quite original! However, the car has facelift (plastic) mirrors but the pre facelift deep front spoiler, what month was the car built?

The best news is that she's back and ready to be driven, in time for summer!
Regards/groeten, Jeroen

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