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  1. #151
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    No problem. I just tend to notice such small details.
    1999 BMW Z3 2.8 Roadster - show project
    1970 VW 411L Auto - show/restoration project (sold)
    1982 BMW 518i E12/8 - stolen
    1987 Mazda 323 1.5 SL - daily driver, backup show car

  2. #152
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    1981 BMW 528i
    New to the forums and recently acquired a 1981 528i e12

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  3. #153
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    '99 Z3 2.8 Roadster
    Nice! Just a pity aobut those ugly indicators (we had bumper-mounted indicators), and that dent. But I'm sure you'll enjoy the car.
    1999 BMW Z3 2.8 Roadster - show project
    1970 VW 411L Auto - show/restoration project (sold)
    1982 BMW 518i E12/8 - stolen
    1987 Mazda 323 1.5 SL - daily driver, backup show car

  4. #154
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    1981 BMW 528i
    Quote Originally Posted by JKuhn View Post
    Nice! Just a pity aobut those ugly indicators (we had bumper-mounted indicators), and that dent. But I'm sure you'll enjoy the car.
    I know the price of the car outweighed the eyesores so I couldn't pass it up! Hopefully all body issues will be fixed within the next year.

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  5. #155
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    I've obviously only seen that one picture, but it doesn't look like a bad car. How is it mechanically? Because that's where things might get a bit problematic, due to the age of the car and scarcity of parts. The body looks good overall.
    1999 BMW Z3 2.8 Roadster - show project
    1970 VW 411L Auto - show/restoration project (sold)
    1982 BMW 518i E12/8 - stolen
    1987 Mazda 323 1.5 SL - daily driver, backup show car

  6. #156
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    1981 BMW 528i
    Quote Originally Posted by JKuhn View Post
    I've obviously only seen that one picture, but it doesn't look like a bad car. How is it mechanically? Because that's where things might get a bit problematic, due to the age of the car and scarcity of parts. The body looks good overall.
    It runs, drives and stops. I have a tune up kit on order and we'll go from there. I believe the car was partially resprayed and the seats are in rough shape but the car is 98% there.

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  7. #157
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    '99 Z3 2.8 Roadster
    Ugh. I forgot about those USDM coffee tables at the front and back...



    That said, the car sure needs some love. But nothing that can't be fixed. I'd say give it a good cleaning (look up ChrisFix on Youtube for an engine cleaning turorial), and then you can see which cosmetic issues are the most pressing. It'll also make working on the car much more pleasant. And I do hope you'll keep us posted. The site needs more active E12 love.
    1999 BMW Z3 2.8 Roadster - show project
    1970 VW 411L Auto - show/restoration project (sold)
    1982 BMW 518i E12/8 - stolen
    1987 Mazda 323 1.5 SL - daily driver, backup show car

  8. #158
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKuhn View Post
    Ugh. I forgot about those USDM coffee tables at the front and back...



    That said, the car sure needs some love. But nothing that can't be fixed. I'd say give it a good cleaning (look up ChrisFix on Youtube for an engine cleaning turorial), and then you can see which cosmetic issues are the most pressing. It'll also make working on the car much more pleasant. And I do hope you'll keep us posted. The site needs more active E12 love.
    I'll look into this! You'll definitely see this in the New England area!

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  9. #159
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    I just want to confirm that these 15a breakers are for Windows in my 1981 528i?

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  10. #160
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    '99 Z3 2.8 Roadster
    Don't know. My E12/8 didn't have that.
    1999 BMW Z3 2.8 Roadster - show project
    1970 VW 411L Auto - show/restoration project (sold)
    1982 BMW 518i E12/8 - stolen
    1987 Mazda 323 1.5 SL - daily driver, backup show car

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