E9 3.0csi Restoration - Duracel79

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Looks amazing . :thumbsup


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Update time,

Took a trip to the rolling road to get the Emerald ECU setup correctly:

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And the numbers a very nice for a Standard M30B34 from my old 1983 E24:

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1982 323i (S54 "Test Mule" - to be rebuilt into M20 powered track car)
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And more parts ready to go back on the car:

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Partially re-varnished wood, couple of coats left to go:

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1982 323i (S54 "Test Mule" - to be rebuilt into M20 powered track car)
1983 316 (Taiga Thunder - The refined S54 Race car)
1982 635csiA (New project)
1985 728iA (For Sale)
2004 330d Touring (The Daily Hack / Tow Car / Load lugger)
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Some shiny exterior parts fitted:

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1982 323i (S54 "Test Mule" - to be rebuilt into M20 powered track car)
1983 316 (Taiga Thunder - The refined S54 Race car)
1982 635csiA (New project)
1985 728iA (For Sale)
2004 330d Touring (The Daily Hack / Tow Car / Load lugger)
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Coming together nicely now! I say just in time for a little party next week!
Regards/groeten, Jeroen
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Jeroen wrote:Coming together nicely now! I say just in time for a little party next week!
Hopefully it'll be finished, but just in case our ferry is booked so we can trailer it there no matter what :thumbsup
1982 323i (S54 "Test Mule" - to be rebuilt into M20 powered track car)
1983 316 (Taiga Thunder - The refined S54 Race car)
1982 635csiA (New project)
1985 728iA (For Sale)
2004 330d Touring (The Daily Hack / Tow Car / Load lugger)
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Yeah, looking forward to that
It's the man next door!

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:thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
Regards/groeten, Jeroen
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some top work there mate
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Forgot to update this in the lead up to SN2018 :bag

Fitted the rest of the glass

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Clean up the gauges and fitted the dash

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Front chrome going on
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1982 323i (S54 "Test Mule" - to be rebuilt into M20 powered track car)
1983 316 (Taiga Thunder - The refined S54 Race car)
1982 635csiA (New project)
1985 728iA (For Sale)
2004 330d Touring (The Daily Hack / Tow Car / Load lugger)
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Some carpet going in the boot and some interior

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The seats and door cards all needed recolouring from cream back to the original blue (this takes a lot of time)

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Missed taking more pics of the colouring process but they needed a good 4/5 coats after cleaning etc.
Then a good feed to get them supple again.
1982 323i (S54 "Test Mule" - to be rebuilt into M20 powered track car)
1983 316 (Taiga Thunder - The refined S54 Race car)
1982 635csiA (New project)
1985 728iA (For Sale)
2004 330d Touring (The Daily Hack / Tow Car / Load lugger)
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At Sharknose we saw the wheels Willem has made as Alpina replica's ( https://www.classicbmwparts.nl/en_GB/c-4364603/new/ )and decided to go for a set ( much cheaper than spending 2500 on 40 year old wheels needing a refurb)

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Then fitted to the car

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New stereo and speakers fitted (not original but they sound good and we have bluetooth etc now)

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And the final external touch being the CSI decals (or as I call it "war paint")

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1982 323i (S54 "Test Mule" - to be rebuilt into M20 powered track car)
1983 316 (Taiga Thunder - The refined S54 Race car)
1982 635csiA (New project)
1985 728iA (For Sale)
2004 330d Touring (The Daily Hack / Tow Car / Load lugger)
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Engine bay stickers fitted

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We got that all done for the BMWCCGB national show at Gaydon in August 2018

Washed and ready the night before with Taiga Thunder on the trailer as well (must update this as well)

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The weather wasn't kind for the show but still a good turnout

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1982 323i (S54 "Test Mule" - to be rebuilt into M20 powered track car)
1983 316 (Taiga Thunder - The refined S54 Race car)
1982 635csiA (New project)
1985 728iA (For Sale)
2004 330d Touring (The Daily Hack / Tow Car / Load lugger)
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Lovely special edition E24 (E12 based) "Hallmark"

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1982 323i (S54 "Test Mule" - to be rebuilt into M20 powered track car)
1983 316 (Taiga Thunder - The refined S54 Race car)
1982 635csiA (New project)
1985 728iA (For Sale)
2004 330d Touring (The Daily Hack / Tow Car / Load lugger)
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Thank you thank you! Car still going strong?
Regards/groeten, Jeroen
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