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81 320 auto barn find project

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:29 pm

Cheers, I bought them off someone off this forum p24kash, he custom made them so they looked good on his build thread and new ones are just too exspensive haha



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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:03 pm

Well Christmas is over and I carnt wait to get started on this again put. Some new badges on today though and my seats came back from the re colour

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Jeroen » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:16 pm

:thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by gerrit323 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:18 pm

Nice looking car for a barnfind :thumbsup
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Peter V. » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:39 pm

Very nice!
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by uwbuurman » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:41 pm

Absolutely fab!! Looks great! Thought it was a type 1, but it's a type 2. Rearpanel tricked me.
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:45 pm

I may sound stupid but what's the difference between type1 -2

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by arshad76 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:02 pm

Charlton wrote:I may sound stupid but what's the difference between type1 -2
The type/series 1 are the earlier E21's with chrome mirrors, slightly different dashes and other differences. Type/series 2 have different mirrors. dashboards, valences etc
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by uwbuurman » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:20 pm

thats not a stupid question at all. The difference on your car is that you've welded in a type 1 rear panel. The two round dents, below the bumper mounting holes are the only differences. The type 1 has different rear lights, without foglights in them. The round dents are for the foglight mounting and cablepassage. I have a 323i type 1, and had quite a search for an new panel in 2013, so thats why I noticed it.
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:24 pm

Alright I see well I struggled to get a rear panel to weld in so ended up with half a panel off a 323 and half a replacement panel that came with the car but it all seemed to work meaning I also have twin exit aswel now

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by uwbuurman » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:46 pm

Looks great. One question, I'm reluctant to ask, but did you also welded in the extra chassisbar with exhaustmount?
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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:50 pm

It's a sore subject that. Haha as I had my boot floor painted aswell but I will have to do somthing im avoiding it for now lol

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by uwbuurman » Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:56 pm

Well, it's only some 20 spots left and right of the bar, and it stays free from the rearpanel. So it's doable without lots of damage.

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by Charlton » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:10 pm

I'm sure I can do somthing, if I speak to my painter very nice aswel. I'm not too worried about it It's worse as I'm doing this car I've never driven or been in one on the road and am only 24 so not seen any around I hope I enjoy driving it after all this work lol

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Re: 81 320 auto barn find project

Post by uwbuurman » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:33 pm

Hahaha, I know the feeling. I bought my e21, drove it for some 2 months, wrecked the engine, ripped it apart and I am restoring it since, for 4 years now... Wouldn't now how it drove...
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