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Thread: Alpina Restoration

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    B12 Restoration Begins

    As many of you know, I have gone through the process of importing a B12 5.0 Coupe, and also went through all the steps to have them officially added to the list of vehicles able to be officially imported to the US. This process has taken almost 2 years to complete. I now have the car, and am starting the process of restoring the car to just like it left Alpina. The car only has 38,000 KM (23,000 miles), and was the only silver B12 5.0 Coupe produced. But, the Japanese weather is hard on silver paint, so it will be going in for a total respray the end of January. Emblems have come off, and the interior will be removed shortly. I hope to document it with pictures here. So....off we go...
    Last edited by rogbmw; 12-18-2011 at 09:01 AM.

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    How about so pictures now!!!
    Great you were able to get this through

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    What's wrong with the picture Roger posted?
    This car looks pretty much like the rest of them with the exception of the Alpina seats, exterior trim (which you can see in the picture), and maybe the wood console.
    ...Would think you would know what these look like by now....

    '93 850Ci 251,002 miles
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    ...the price of cool ain't cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxGR8White
    What's wrong with the picture Roger posted?
    This car looks pretty much like the rest of them with the exception of the Alpina seats, exterior trim (which you can see in the picture), and maybe the wood console.
    ...Would think you would know what these look like by now....

    It is just nice to see picture of passionate owners. Imagine the world without picture. No calendar fx

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    Good luck with the resto Roger! I can't wait to see it in motion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatandre View Post
    How about so pictures now!!!
    Great you were able to get this through
    Still having trouble with my RF photo hosting account.... I have some pics but not able to post them.. Any advice on an alternate photo hosting site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbmw View Post
    Still having trouble with my RF photo hosting account.... I have some pics but not able to post them.. Any advice on an alternate photo hosting site?
    send it to me and I will post, or use photobucket...
    '93 850Ci 251,002 miles
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    ...the price of cool ain't cheap!

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    Buona Fortuna Roger . Do you have a tentative completion date for the restoration ? That there is some uptown piece of merchandise man .

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    Alpina Restoration

    UPDATED on 3-11-12 (photos added farther in thread)


    Different Photo link farther down in thread added in case you can not see the photos in this top post.


    As many of you know, I am in the process of bringing the Alpina back to exactly the way it left the factory. The car, purchased in Japan, went through a 21 month process of being accepted by the US to be able to legally import it. I have started the process of removing many of the items prior to repainting. As many 90's vintage BMWs were with silver paint, mine suffers from the breakdown of the clear coat. As this is the only B12 5.0 that was produced in Silver, we will be restoring it to its original color. The car only has 38,000 Km, so the body is in excellent condition with the exception of the paint. Windows will be coming out, and as you can see by the pictures, I have attempted to remove many of the items and trim prior to taking to the painter this week. Gary will be removing the ramaining pieces, fenders, doors, etc. It is a small shop that specializes in doing excellent show-quality work one car at a time, and I have waited 5 months for my "slot" for the work. Here are some pictures of how the car looks today, and I will update this thead with new pictures as they come along.
















    OPTIONAL SPORT SEAT - Option 1


    OPTIONAL SPORT SEAT - Version 2
    Last edited by rogbmw; 03-11-2012 at 11:43 AM.

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    Pics aren't working but I can't wait to follow your progress. Good luck with everything.

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    Awesome! I'm assuming the Alpina decals will need to be replaced. Were you able to get a kit?

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    I salute you for bringing this car here, and preserving this classic in the most meticulous way possible.

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    Roger, I'm really looking forward to your restoration! And i'm glad to have been a part (albeit tiny part) of this very special car

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    You need to get some ALPINA wheels ASAP!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatandre View Post
    You need to get some ALPINA wheels ASAP!!
    Duh! It already has ALPINA wheels - it is an ALPINA!
    '93 850Ci 251,002 miles
    ALPINA B7


    ...the price of cool ain't cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxGR8White View Post
    Duh! It already has ALPINA wheels - it is an ALPINA!
    No SH**!!
    Didnt know that M pars were ALPINA wheels.

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    Fatandre - those are just the wheels to move the car around on. All 5 genuine Alpina wheels have had the tires removed, valve stems, decals, and center emblems removed, and will be refinished at the same time as the car. Sorry for the confusion.

    Quote Originally Posted by lawlshane View Post
    Awesome! I'm assuming the Alpina decals will need to be replaced. Were you able to get a kit?
    Yes...but just like the new front Alpina Spoiler...don't ask the price. Marcia has renamed the car, the " ALEXPENSIVE"
    Last edited by rogbmw; 03-05-2012 at 09:57 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Some things you just can't put a price on, including Marcia I'm sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Cheese View Post
    Some things you just can't put a price on, including Marcia I'm sure!
    ...so true. Priceless

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    am i the only one who cant see the pics?

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    Nope - I can't see them either

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    Quote Originally Posted by harvardpark617 View Post
    am i the only one who cant see the pics?
    +1

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    Pics were posted from my account at 8er.org. I think you may have to be a member there to see them. But, here they are - I just put them on Photobucket.

















    Optional Sport Seat:


    Optional Sport Seat for Spirited Driving

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    Pics are posted on 8er.org/www.8er.ch - you need to be a registered member to see the pics (AFAIK - I can see 'em and that's where they're posted)

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    Can you see the ones I just posted from Photobucket?

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