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My 83 316 E21 Project

Doey
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My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by Doey » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:28 pm

Just joined the forum been browsing for awhile thought the best way to introduce myself is starting a build thread so here you go :thumbsup

Always wanted an E21 but could never find one until now..

Came across this on a classic car website , the advert had no pictures just a discription after calling him up he sent me over a couple pics, soon as i saw them i drove just over 2hours to view it and payed a deposit.

Turns out he's owned it from new so basically the last 30years always been garaged and only done about 4k a year from new , I'm the second owner....

Anyway heres the details

83 Bmw 316 (1.8 carb) 4 cylinder
112k on the clock
Original paint with no dents and basically no chips
Its so straight and clean only bit of rust i could find is a tiny bit by the bottom of the windscreen but its only surface
Still has the tool kit and spare wheel with michelin tyre from factory
Only changes its had is a weber carb because the original pierburg ones fail

And the pictures

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Thanks for looking ill be updating it regularly with the plans i have



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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by G_e21 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:07 pm

that looks a great car,what plans you got for it?

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by Jeroen » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:28 pm

Welcome! Congrats on a rare clean and unmolested example... hope you plan to keep her that way!
Regards/groeten, Jeroen

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Doey
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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by Doey » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:46 pm

Well as for plans they may not be to everyones taste but ill be changing the suspension to air bag struts and I'm undecided on wheels at the moment

Also ill be changing the front seats to period recaros and re trimming the interior in the original blue or as close as possible

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by BMW CLUB MACEDONIA » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:08 pm

please dont. find another one and make that things.

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by Peter V. » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:57 pm

So, that's a nice one. Pure car in a perfect colour. Any plans with the car or are you keeping it original?
Gr Peter V.

.Some say he eats nuts and bolts for breakfast, all we know is he is called the carburetorman.

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by G_e21 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:23 pm

sounds good,looks like a really clean car you got yourself,where are you about?

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by Jeffrey » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:25 pm

have u bought this bmw from welwyn ?? i call to gay and he told me it is sold.
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Doey
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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by Doey » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:04 pm

Haven't updated this in awhile been busy with work ect anyway here are the plans i have for the car and what I've been working on

Plans :

Air suspension
Recaro front seats with full re trim and new black carpet
Upgraded audio
New wheels to come later in the year

Ill let all the pictures do the talking :thumbsup

Air suspension setup :
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How the boot install currently looks still have the wiring to finish and obviously all the panels need to be trimmed

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Also the boot install will include Hardlines once finished

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Next the interior i wasn't going to change it that much but i got a bit carried away when i removed the carpet and noticed how faded it was

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Heres the recaros and all the interior out

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Front seats fitted using the original subframes also you can just about see the new black carpet

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As for the re trim I'm going for tweed centres

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Also doing an under seat sub plus upgraded 6x4 speakers and headunit , more pics of all that once installed

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So thats where I'm at hopefully getting some of the interior back from the trimmers soon and installing all the audio this weekend so more updates then

Thanks for looking

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by arshad76 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:18 pm

I've never thought about tweed and black leather, but I think it will make a superb combination. Like the other plans too. Look forward to seeing more photos .
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Doey
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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by Doey » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:21 pm

arshad76 wrote:I've never thought about tweed and black leather, but I think it will make a superb combination. Like the other plans too. Look forward to seeing more photos .
Cheers mate ,i thought about full tweed but i think that might be a bit to much if you get what i mean

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by arshad76 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:32 pm

I think that would also look ok, but I like the subtle contrast with the black and it will be much more hard wearing than alacantara. You may just start a trend here! :)
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Doey
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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by Doey » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:45 pm

arshad76 wrote:I think that would also look ok, but I like the subtle contrast with the black and it will be much more hard wearing than alacantara. You may just start a trend here! :)
Don't know about a trend I'm pretty sure its been done before ha :cheers

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by Jeroen » Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:24 pm

Not exactly sitting still, nice progress!
Regards/groeten, Jeroen

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Re: My 83 316 E21 Project

Post by Doey » Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:08 pm

No big updates I'm waiting for the interior to get back from the trimmers

But i purchased a new steering wheel 350mm nardi

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