Well i didnt really want to have to do this just now as i wanted to concentrate on the e28 and ive got enough to do with the house and garden but the mrs has decided in her wisdom it needs done right away. Shes right but come on...
Well ive got 3 old bmws and one had to go so this ones going to meet its maker as soon as i clear the drive of the wood lying about, doing some fencing just now
Couldnt bring myself to get rid of the e34 even tho it makes more sense economically. Ive had it 2 years and its been a great car. We got it when the boys were only 6 months so ive had no time to get it in shape and nows the time to get it the way it should be.
When you see the state its in guys youll feel better about your own car! It was bought for the princely sum of £460 2 years ago as a stop gap after the 323 died a nikasil death and its been great and its tough as old boots. Its actually got a blown head gasket and has done 2500 miles since last Oct with K seal in it!
Thats why i bought the e39 last Oct to fix up thinking it would pack in anytime but its running sweet/ pulls strong and its not going anywhere now. Cataclysms e34 project threads helped me make my mind up to keep it.
Anyway, heres the old boy as he stands at the minute
The bodyworks went to rack and ruin but im going to fix it myself although ive never tried before, hence the bargain basement!
check the dent in the drivers wing!
Pretty bad but ive got a replacent in the same colour, ive had it about 18 months! Was a small dent when i got it till someone did this while it was parked at the beach!
Got this to do as well
Theres a wee dent in the rear quarter as well although its not too clear in this pic
Interiors ok. The black is wrapping i put on over the wood trim to see how it looked and never carried on with it but ill do it properly with paint now
and the cluster. The usual pixel prob. Started fading a while back and dissapeared about a month ago. If you want to read the mileage bring a torch lol
Forgot to add this pic. Got it back from her sister a couple of weeks back with this as well
Plans are just to fix the bodywork, new rad, sports leather interior and a new cat. Got a couple of bits from the e39 to use in it as well. Enginewise ill run it till it starts giving problems then replace it with a non vanos 2.5 litre. The running gear, clutch etc is all good and its solid underneath as well. Also got to get that front down 30/ 40 mm.
Wish me luck as im gonna need it and i woudnt expect updates every week if you end up watching the thread. as the guys that keep up with my e28 know! You know why tho guys
Thanks for looking folks. its not going to a scrapyard near you anytime soon!