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  1. #76
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    Project is back on track! I'll update a few times this week with many pictures.

    I'll post up some color choices for some input

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    Sorry guys i've been really busy but the car is moving along nicely. The second round of primer and guide coat is on. Another week and we should be ready for paint.

    In the mean time more e23 parts are being produced by BMW.

    Check here: http://bmw-classic.com/2/PDF/E_Autom...parts_2011.pdf

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    New Euro left and right grilles came in. I tried to order the full euro headlight but the order was cancelled for DOT reasons. So I ordered new euro buckets.

    I'll figure out what else I need when the buckets come in.

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    What do you mean DOT reasons?

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    DOT regulates lighting so if it's not DOT approved the dealership won't sell it. There are ways around it how much was the total?


    95 BMW M3 Alpine-
    <GO...JIC Cross Coilovers- UUC RCAB, AKG FCAB, Rogue Engineering TM bushings- AA Gen3 Exhaust- Dinan F&R Strut Bars- Dinan F&R Sway Bars- X-Brace- Mishimoto Rad- BBS RK 17x8"- TRM Chip- Dinan BBTB- DIY CAI- JP Performance Headers- 21.5 injectors- JB Racing Flywheel- Bimmerworld TB boot- 540i MAF><SHOW...OE euro clear exterior lights- Depo w/ HID- Hurricane Alcantara interior- Stereo (Kenwood,Sony,MB Quart,Rockford Fosgate,JL Audio)- Black kidneys- Euro 3 Spoke- ZHP Knob- AutoDim Mirror>

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMG View Post
    DOT regulates lighting so if it's not DOT approved the dealership won't sell it. There are ways around it how much was the total?
    right at $600 i'm pretty sure. Even my euro headlight buckets were canceled!

    Back to square one.

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    Did u just go thru your local stealership? I can try thru my guy but i would have to prepay before i found out if it was approved


    95 BMW M3 Alpine-
    <GO...JIC Cross Coilovers- UUC RCAB, AKG FCAB, Rogue Engineering TM bushings- AA Gen3 Exhaust- Dinan F&R Strut Bars- Dinan F&R Sway Bars- X-Brace- Mishimoto Rad- BBS RK 17x8"- TRM Chip- Dinan BBTB- DIY CAI- JP Performance Headers- 21.5 injectors- JB Racing Flywheel- Bimmerworld TB boot- 540i MAF><SHOW...OE euro clear exterior lights- Depo w/ HID- Hurricane Alcantara interior- Stereo (Kenwood,Sony,MB Quart,Rockford Fosgate,JL Audio)- Black kidneys- Euro 3 Spoke- ZHP Knob- AutoDim Mirror>

  9. #84
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    Hmm... I need new lenses bad in my black 745i. It is like driving with candles at night!
    I sell Motronic 013 ECU boost cut delete chips and drop in Tial conversions.
    09/1983 745i (stolen spring '13 around Houston, TX Achatgruen on nutria buffalo. 8481080)
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  10. #85
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    Quote Originally Posted by CMG View Post
    Did u just go thru your local stealership? I can try thru my guy but i would have to prepay before i found out if it was approved
    I sure did. My cousin is a parts guy at my local dealer. If he can't get them they won't send them into the states.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hit Man X View Post
    Hmm... I need new lenses bad in my black 745i. It is like driving with candles at night!

    Me too! I didn't even want to reinstall mine so I whipped them in the trash.
    Last edited by DevInAz; 08-29-2012 at 02:59 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Check these wheels out! A customer just showed me these wheels and I love them. M parallels that are 19's.

    http://www.bmautosport.co.uk/detail.php?siteid=1706

    too much money for me right now but i'd love to put them on this car.

    A full second round of primer is being laid down on the 745 in a few hours. I'll post the before and after pictures.

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    Did u already do the inner rubber window strips on the doors? How bad was that?


    95 BMW M3 Alpine-
    <GO...JIC Cross Coilovers- UUC RCAB, AKG FCAB, Rogue Engineering TM bushings- AA Gen3 Exhaust- Dinan F&R Strut Bars- Dinan F&R Sway Bars- X-Brace- Mishimoto Rad- BBS RK 17x8"- TRM Chip- Dinan BBTB- DIY CAI- JP Performance Headers- 21.5 injectors- JB Racing Flywheel- Bimmerworld TB boot- 540i MAF><SHOW...OE euro clear exterior lights- Depo w/ HID- Hurricane Alcantara interior- Stereo (Kenwood,Sony,MB Quart,Rockford Fosgate,JL Audio)- Black kidneys- Euro 3 Spoke- ZHP Knob- AutoDim Mirror>

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMG View Post
    Did u already do the inner rubber window strips on the doors? How bad was that?
    Very easy. only use a lubricant like foaming window cleaner to install seals like this. warm soapy water works pretty good too.

    You usually don't have to take anything apart for this job. lowerer the window about half way down and pull the old one out. Take note which side of the seal hangs lower for when you reinstall your new seal.

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    i need to figure out which window seals im going to need as well. Just realised some of them are cracked pretty badly. Does anyone still have the diagram for the seals?
    1984 BMW 745i I always know when im boosting because i can feel the seat springs in my back

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevInAz

    Very easy. only use a lubricant like foaming window cleaner to install seals like this. warm soapy water works pretty good too.

    You usually don't have to take anything apart for this job. lowerer the window about half way down and pull the old one out. Take note which side of the seal hangs lower for when you reinstall your new seal.
    What?? U were able to replace all 4 without taking off panels and stuff?


    95 BMW M3 Alpine-
    <GO...JIC Cross Coilovers- UUC RCAB, AKG FCAB, Rogue Engineering TM bushings- AA Gen3 Exhaust- Dinan F&R Strut Bars- Dinan F&R Sway Bars- X-Brace- Mishimoto Rad- BBS RK 17x8"- TRM Chip- Dinan BBTB- DIY CAI- JP Performance Headers- 21.5 injectors- JB Racing Flywheel- Bimmerworld TB boot- 540i MAF><SHOW...OE euro clear exterior lights- Depo w/ HID- Hurricane Alcantara interior- Stereo (Kenwood,Sony,MB Quart,Rockford Fosgate,JL Audio)- Black kidneys- Euro 3 Spoke- ZHP Knob- AutoDim Mirror>

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    I had to take my passenger rear door panel off to get the seal in because this was the door that was hit. My window track in the door wasn't lined up correctly and the seal wouldn't slide in easy enough.

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    Good info i didn't know


    95 BMW M3 Alpine-
    <GO...JIC Cross Coilovers- UUC RCAB, AKG FCAB, Rogue Engineering TM bushings- AA Gen3 Exhaust- Dinan F&R Strut Bars- Dinan F&R Sway Bars- X-Brace- Mishimoto Rad- BBS RK 17x8"- TRM Chip- Dinan BBTB- DIY CAI- JP Performance Headers- 21.5 injectors- JB Racing Flywheel- Bimmerworld TB boot- 540i MAF><SHOW...OE euro clear exterior lights- Depo w/ HID- Hurricane Alcantara interior- Stereo (Kenwood,Sony,MB Quart,Rockford Fosgate,JL Audio)- Black kidneys- Euro 3 Spoke- ZHP Knob- AutoDim Mirror>

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    Its getting closer to paint.



























    Last edited by DevInAz; 03-05-2018 at 02:31 AM.

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    Last edited by DevInAz; 03-05-2018 at 02:37 AM.

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    Looking good! I'm exited to see it all come back together.

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    Update:

    My new euro headlight buckets with adjusters and headlight rings have come in. I now need to find the correct bulbs. I'll be running a 7k xenon/hid bulb setup for the high and low beam bulbs if possible.

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    Update on the project:

    The car is now at the body shop being finished up. I need to get this thing done as I have my first child do in July and don't want to have any car projects hanging over my head.

    The body shop told me they are going to get it done fast but we shall see. Hopefully in two weeks it will be done. The car will be estoril blue b45 like this: http://www.bmw.com/imageservice/imag...80&height=1024

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    Thumbs up

    I approve.
    I sell Motronic 013 ECU boost cut delete chips and drop in Tial conversions.
    09/1983 745i (stolen spring '13 around Houston, TX Achatgruen on nutria buffalo. 8481080)
    10/1984 745i
    11/1984 745i (will be for sale!)
    IH, Ford, MB, Volvo, and GM round out the pack.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hit Man X View Post
    I approve.
    thanks!

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    same thing is gona happen to my 745i,,,,
    complete interior/exterior restoration is on its way

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