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Old 08-04-2011, 03:31 PM   #16
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Do euro bumpers bolt-on to the US-spec models?
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:21 PM   #17
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I'm not 100% sure about the front, but I think some holes have to be drilled in the frame rail for the bumper brackets. For the rear, new brackets need to be made, since the rear sheet metal is different. My 323i is euro spec, so the euro bumpers were a direct bolt on. It was given the ugly us-spec bumpers when it was imported into California in the 80s.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:17 PM   #18
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Buddy, nice car but....

can I please have a picture of the engine bay?
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:08 PM   #19
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This picture is the only one I have of the engine bay. It was taken shortly after I bought the car, and it was filthy. It's a bit cleaner now. I've since painted the valve cover and the heater fan cowl. The charcoal canister is now gone as well.

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Old 08-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #20
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Thanks

Like it, very cool to see 6 cylinder in an e21.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:50 PM   #21
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An e21 update...

After an unsuccessful search for the perfect set of 15" rims, I decided to refinish the stock 13" turbines. The paint was embedded with years of brake dust that would just not come off no matter what I tried (various rim cleaners, oven cleaner, scrub brushes, wire brushes). They were quite neglected and ugly, but they were straight and had very little curb rash, so I figured I'd try to save them. I took them to a guy who does chemical stripping, so he soaked them for a few days, and $100 later I got back a set of bare rims in pretty good shape. Then I smoothed the curb rash with a file and some JB Weld. After a few coats of Dupli-color etching primer, silver, and clear, I am quite pleased with the results. They'll be getting brand new center caps, OEM metal valve stems, chrome lugs, and new 205/60R13 tires.











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with the newly refinished rims and new 205/60r13 tires....



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