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    "Mission Creep" raises it's head again...

    "If some is good, a lot is better" as the old saying goes. Everyone knows I'm a stickler for detail. I think "mission creep" is my middle name sometime.

    Anyway, I am almost 2 years into the restoration of CSi #18. It is a one of one color combination for NA, and is the actual car Car and Driver did it's road test and article on in 1994. It was almost always been a southwest (Nevada) car after it was sold by BMW NA, and there has been no corrosion or rust. The Sun was not the kindest to the paint, so that has been totally redone. The interior has been stripped, redyed and refreshed, and is just as it was when it left the factory. New headliner completed. All new speakers have been ordered and received, and will be going into the OEM locations. Some speakers were sourced in the US, the rest in Canada.

    I have started removing items from the engine compartment to refresh/clean/detail. The charcoal will be changed in the charcoal canister. All belts, hoses, vents will be replaced. While removing items, I have decided to remove the intake manifolds, refresh everything, check the Banjo bolts, remove the oil pan and check the oil pump bolts and chain tension.... you know.... mission creep.

    Here is the completed paint as we are now...

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    Here is a picture where I am starting to remove items from the engine compartment. Just placed another order for all the PVC hoses, rear heater hoses, and valve cover gaskets. Lots of cleaning and detailing to do in addition to the mechanical items I am going to go through:

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    More to come...
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    CSi #18 - Car & Driver Magazine 1994 actual test car
    -- Hellrot/Black-Gray (1 of 1 NA CSi color combination)
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    Nice! Keep those pics & updates coming.
    Are you planning to refurbish the rear suspension like you did on the Alpina?
    1993 850Ci.....16 years & 164,000 miles and counting!

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    Talk about full circle!
    started with a red CSi, burned through 2 ALPINAS, and now back to a red CSi.
    Nice work, as usual…
    '93 850Ci - Mineralweiß Metallic

    ALPINA B7 -Alpinweiß III


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxGR8White View Post
    Talk about full circle!
    started with a red CSi, burned through 2 ALPINAS, and now back to a red CSi.
    Nice work, as usual…
    SPMW FL Division...
    ...should have stopped at the Silver B12....oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedBobo View Post
    Nice! Keep those pics & updates coming.
    Are you planning to refurbish the rear suspension like you did on the Alpina?
    ...eventually
    CSi #18 - Car & Driver Magazine 1994 actual test car
    -- Hellrot/Black-Gray (1 of 1 NA CSi color combination)
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    A few more pictures. Patrick (the painter) is finishing up refinishing the wheels. Here is a couple of shots. The black has been applied. The silver will come next, followed by the clear. Don't worry, the wheels are in good company - a Countach is keeping an eye on them. The Countach is undergoing a full restoration.

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    CSi #18 - Car & Driver Magazine 1994 actual test car
    -- Hellrot/Black-Gray (1 of 1 NA CSi color combination)
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