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    Red face Wreck to riches vert project- now painted

    Hello everyone after owning my 2.8 for a while I was on the hunt for a donor car for spares then I came across this 320i vert for a bargain 400 pounds with tax and 6 months mot ! When I first got it it wasn't in the best of condition but il let the pictures do the talking lol!
    What it looked like when I picked it up ...


    Nice lights ... Lol
    Then after removing the gay lights and splitter a week after it looked like this

    Then picked up a new tri stitched wheel from a mate who works in a breakers for 40 pound ! Like new
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    Oh I also replace the front grille panel as it was slightly dented , and last week I started sanding the car down ready for a full respray , all dents and scratches have been removed and primerd , just need to get a new bonnet as I'm not guna bother as its too much time as it has loads of dents ,
    Last night I bought a new soft top in black for 150 pounds brand new ! Bargain
    This is how it stands at the moment

    There was basicly no rust on the car at all only a couple of bubbles around the edges which have all been removed and treated
    I've probably missed some things but I'm sure il add them at a later date,
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    Starting to look much better already - Will be good to see once the respray's done

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    Bargain at 400 and worth spending some pennies and time on it, lukin forward to your progress.

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    Thanks Im painting it Cadbury metallic purple hopefully, it was going Audi exclusive velvet purple but the paint code is hard to get hold of..
    Also this will be recieving a m50 2.5 non vanos engine with turbo conversion. By me and my mate were both trained mechanics even if we don't do it as jobs anymore haha. All in all ive spent around 750-800 on the car including the car . I'm going for an oem m3 look with a one off colour but nothing too lavish just want it to look smart
    thanks for looking
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    I will look forward to the updates... How long you going to take doing it? Over a few years or months?

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    I've only had the car for a month so far and I want it finished before I sell the 2.8 coupe so hopefully within the next two months itl be painted ect ,
    The 2.5 turbo m50 will be over a few months maybe year as this will be done in our spare time and when funds allow as I'd rather finish the bodywork and roof first and get it perfect then get more power
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    Awesome! Bargain car!

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    Nice work so far mate. Can't believe you got that for 400!!

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    Me either lol I drove it over 1000 miles in the couple of days sun we had and drove well bit sluggish compared to my 2.8 but for 400 pound it's perfect
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