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Thread: 1981 BMW E21 320i in Alpinweiss, my plans to go from rough to tough

  1. #226
    Here's where the tinkering is today:

    Purple Power Degreaser is th ebomb!


    Here's the new goodies that need some cleaning and painting



    Chad at The Werkstatt is loaning me a couple of things to help move things along



    And, I got the new steering wheel installed. The Sport wheel has such a better feel. The outer ring is a little thicker and leather wrapped and the three spokes are a lot easier to use when turning. It was well worth the $60 I got it for.
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    Whats your plan for the bushings? I need to replace my rear subframe and trailing arm bushings, i got poly ones laying around collecting dust. Last piece of rubber to replace on my car.

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    remember, put some biodiesel in that parts cleaner. Much cheaper than kerosene and much more effective
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    Quote: Originally Posted by en318ispdx View Post
    Whats your plan for the bushings? I need to replace my rear subframe and trailing arm bushings, i got poly ones laying around collecting dust. Last piece of rubber to replace on my car.
    No plans yet. BavAuto has a set that looks promising and a local e21 head makes some pretty impressive ones as well.
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  6. #231
    So, I found out that there indeed parts of this motor that are a PITA! I noticed a puddle of coolant under my car and popped the hood to find a little hole in a smaller coolant hose.

    The hose goes from about the lowest cylinder to up under the intake manifold to around where the BMW logo is. There's about 2" of space under there, all below the line of sight. It probably took me about 2.5 hours to replace the hose.
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  7. #232
    Just got an offer on a complete black interior in perfect condition for $100. Tempting. The wife is going to kill me.
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    Quote: Originally Posted by Twelvizm View Post
    Just got an offer on a complete black interior in perfect condition for $100. Tempting. The wife is going to kill me.
    Nice!! I hear the E21 seats are better than E30.

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    E21 sport seats are genuine recaro
    E21 standard seats are old-school furniture style and are rather comfy

  10. #235
    These will still be the standard seats. And they are in much better shape then my current seats. I'll be getting all the parts to do a complete color change of the interior. The swap is planned for next week. I'm excited, I think a completely black and white car will look cleaner and more timeless. The current blue is a pretty dated hue.
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  11. #236
    These aren't the seats I'm getting but they are the ones I want. The Recaros don't really do it for me, they look too narrow and uncomfortable. These look like they'd fit my larger frame better.

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  12. #237
    oh, those are nice. i approve.

  13. #238
    Today's work was time consuming and subtle. That's how I tend to do things.

    Look at the picture and try and figure out what I spent almost 4 hours working on.


    If you give up, then click the link.
    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/...c91fbf47_b.jpg
    Last edited by Twelvizm; 2011.02.09 at 18:41 PM.
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  14. #239
    Here's a pic of the black interior that I'll be swapping in next week. The fuzzy covers are covering up perfect seat backs.





    The carpet is going to need some pressure washing (ehem, Mike)


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    Crap, I just realized that my dash is a really dark blue. So I think I'm going to duck out on the swap. All the better, now I can keep focusing on the motor and swapping the rear ends.
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    what? your dash isn't blue is it? Are you sure?

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    Quote: Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
    what? your dash isn't blue is it? Are you sure?
    It probably appears blue because many smurfs died making each e21

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    Yeah, it's a very dark blue. When you see the black/grey one, the difference becomes noticeable.
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  20. #245
    Hmmmm. Actually, my windows are blue. My dash is black. I saw some grey ones and it threw me off. I fial.
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    Black Dash:


    Grey Dash:
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  22. #247
    So here's my outgoing interior, the sun is out so I had to shoot something.








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  23. #248
    you should have come taken some interior shots of the blue car dood. glad you're gonna go ahead with the swap.
    it'll look hot.

  24. #249
    It'll be the same style seats, just in black. So, not hot quite yet. The big bonus with going to black interior is that they match more and bits are easier to find. As I've found on the BMW forums, blue is actually rare. On that note, I would be tempted to keep it but I don't like the color.
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    Today's litte addition to the car showed up in the mail today.



    I'm eeking horsepower!
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