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  1. eliongater

    1995 E36 328i

    Is the steering wheel multi function and what colour is the headliner?
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    1995 E36 328i

    Manual conversion, BBS RCs and then track it?
  3. I’m surprised no one else has mentioned this, but nice wheels on your trailer!
  4. eliongater

    E28 Dilemma

    So I'm at a bit of an impasse with what to do with my E28s, specifically my M535i. It's an ex-UK car. It's got surface rust in most places, a dent in the sill, wavy floors, cracked seat base and structural rust in the following places: All 4 corners of the sills, including jacking points falling off Foot wells Windscreen surrounds front and rear (including a hole in the roof in the rear wind screen seal mount) Boot seal Spare wheel well Door hinges Rear arches, including where they meet the sill Where the right sill joins the floor Tail light mounts Corners of the boot As far as I see it, I have 5 options Sell both E28s and buy something modern and troublesome, like an M3/5 Spend a lot of money with a panel beater to get it fixed. I'm guessing at least $10k and then some Re-shell it into my 525e Buy another M30 shell (not so keen on this one as most E28s are pretty rusty now) Buy another M535i Option 3, whilst it kinda breaks my heart pulling apart a fairly original 525e, I can do for next to no cost and in fact selling off the lower spec parts would pay for the cert. Plus it's still "my first car" then. (Oh and black plates FTW) A re-shell also allows me to have full creative license without feeling like a heathen. (Pfeba front lip, BBS boot spoiler, Mtech flares, worked M90 with ITBs, whatever else I feel like) Thoughts?
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    E28 Dilemma

    @Allanw if it's anything like project Binky I'm sure I'll enjoy it. Would people be interested in a project thread?
  6. Why not buy another scooter? You can get electric ones with cruise control etc now http://www.niuscooters.co.nz/
  7. eliongater

    18" BBS RXIIs & 18" BMW Style 42's for sale

    @Herbmiester I believe the very first post is kept up to date with the wheels, pictures and prices.
  8. eliongater

    E28 Dilemma

    Something happened...
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    E28 Dilemma

    😢
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    E28 Dilemma

    Yes, that would be amazing, but not cost effective (even though I’ve got some BBS’). Don’t make me reconsider as it’s on the trailer to be scrapped 😂
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    E28 Dilemma

    @Contrails maybe, I do need quite a few of the bits.
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    E61 535d M-Sport, NZ New, 2006. Need it gone!!!

    @Olaf, here's a better E61
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    E28 Dilemma

    I’ve made the decision that since there’s more rust than structurally sound metal and the fact it’s not straight it’s time for it to go. Unless anyone wants some rust with a free shell?
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    E28 Dilemma

    In case you still weren’t convinced about how bad it is. I present a previous 120 grade repair job...
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    E28 Dilemma

    @BM WORLD would the body looms be the same between the 525e (85 early steering wheel spline, no abs, manual everything, no obc) and the M535i (86 late spline from memory, abs, electric windows and sunroof, obc, check control, possibly alarm, might be aftermarket). @gjm I’ll give them a call. Not so keen on the 525e as a daily (read when I need a car for car things not just driving cause I want to) as it’s a lot of work to make it less temperamental around town, no AC, manual windows and no cup holder 😂
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    E28 Dilemma

    The value of the finished product is only relevant if I’m selling it . My M535i wouldn’t be original or matching numbers anyway. Different engine, manual instead of auto, repainted (maybe in a different colour). Nobody else seemed keen on fixing mine either, so not sure what convinced me that I needed to be a martyr. I’m not aware of any good panel beaters that’d be willing to do that, happy to be enlightened though. On top of that I do need to have a useable car and save for somewhere to put said car(s). Buying the red one is all well and good, but it doesn’t deal with my current E28(s).
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    E28 Dilemma

    @qazwsx it still has the original bilsteins, but not the springs. Not that that matters too much, they’ll probably be due a rebuild. The only real difference (apart from the name) between an M535i and a 535i is the body is different to accept the body kit (easy to replicate), the body kit, probably the large case LSD and the //M seats. The rest is just normal 535i but with more options (such as sports suspension, moonroof, headlight washers)
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    E28 Dilemma

    Even if it costs at least $10k? Probably more?
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    E28 Dilemma

    Oh and I need to have the M535i out of the shed by next Friday, be that to a panel beater, scrap or whatever
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    E28 Dilemma

    Would anyone be interested in the bare shell? Assuming I decide to go down that path. (*cough* Live rego *cough*). Rather than me just scrapping it.
  21. eliongater

    E28 Dilemma

    @gjm in a perfect world I'd fix it and drive it. However that's not looking 100% feasible, hence looking at using the 525e as a base.
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    E28 Dilemma

    @BM WORLD perhaps, but excluding the body I've already got the other parts and since that one is original I'd feel obliged to keep it that way (as opposed to mine where it's far from it). @Gabe79 Luckily it's still on hold so doesn't need certification or compliance. Based on the pictures and description, would he be able to come up with a rough ball park figure? I'm guessing it's more than is sensible to spend though. @gjm I'm not entirely sure at this point. In theory I would've used the E46... I've already built up a sizeable spares and knowledge pool around E28s, so it would be a shame to waste it by moving to a completely different model. @qube I'm in the fortunate position of not actually needing a daily. I either use a company car or public transport. @Mr Vapour I think you might be right. I just really don't want to pull apart a perfectly fine 525e. Though where else am I going to find a registered relatively rust free E28 for the price I paid for the 525e.
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    E28 Dilemma

    Some pictures It looks so good (from a considerable distance)
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Did something different. All 210mm of LSD goodness.
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