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    1989 Zinnoberrot 325iC mini project

    Hey everyone. I bought a 1989 Zinnoberrot 325iC yesterday. It has 167k miles with working odometer and near perfect compression. The paint was fresh about three years ago with lots of clear but it sat in his garage most of the time until now. Car came from the factory with MTech 380mm steering wheel, power everything, and limited slip rear differential. Unfortunately it has the 4 speed autotragic. Needs a new convertible top ASAP. It's currently sitting in my little shop until I find a place to get the top replaced and and a dry day so I don't have to dry out the interior.

    Things I need to do in no specific order:
    New convertible top (highest priority)
    Polish the paint to perfection and apply OptiCoat and then clear bra the areas susceptible to rock chips.
    Use ozone machine on interior to eradicate any kinds of fungus and then scrub everything with an enzyme solution to make sure nothing comes back.
    Condition the leather sport seats with the Leatherique twins.
    Get those nice lifetime warranty plush floor mats from Bavarian Autosport (unless anyone here says they're crap).
    Replace floor carpeting.
    Reupholster leather sports seats.
    Replace any leaky weather seals.
    Replace gas struts for top cover and trunk.
    Replace stereo system.
    Get a valve job and valve cover gasket done.
    Replace front control arms, all four springs and shocks, and rear left suspension control arm strut mount.
    Replace power steering reservoir.
    Replace rubber intake elbow.
    Perform full coolant flush.
    Get smaller MTech2 steering wheel.
    Find a nice plastic front and rear valance and maybe side skirts.
    Possibly drop in a 5 speed manual transmission.
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    1989 325iC Zinnoberrot

    #2
    Nice, I like red e30.

    I just simplified your picture access for everyone else to enjoy.





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      #3
      Thanks!
      1989 325iC Zinnoberrot

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        #4
        Hey you still looking for a convertible top?
        http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=259339
        Check out that thread, that was before but now im parting my car because of an incedent and i have a awesome condition convertible top for sale if your insterested. Just pm me.

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          #5
          I did a single stage polish on the car today and topped it with Blackfire Wet Diamond sealant. I'll probably top it tomorrow with Detailer's Pro Max Wax. I'd say that the Wolfgang Total Swirl Remover polish, orange Lake Country CCS foam pads, and Flex 3401 machine did at least an 85% correction with all the minor shit gone with exceptional gloss. I will do a comprehensive paint correction and OptiCoat application in the spring. No sense spending that time and effort before winter.

          Please forgive me for the iPhone pictures. I'll take some DSLR pics when I bring it out of the garage.

          Before:


          After wash and clay bar:


          Before polish:







          After polish and Blackfire sealant:





          1989 325iC Zinnoberrot

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            #6
            Wow what a difference!
            -Art

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              #7
              Originally posted by Deathtoll View Post
              Wow what a difference!
              Thanks!
              1989 325iC Zinnoberrot

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                #8
                That looks great! I love the before and after pics of the polish. Nice work.
                1988 325 Lachs Sedan SOLD

                1989 325i Bronzit Beige 2 Door
                SOLD

                2018 Volkswagen Alltrack SE DSG
                Past:1988 325iS Lachs 5 Speed

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                  #9
                  Nice car. Be sue of your timing belt status. If you don't KNOW it has been recently replaced it needs to be high on your list.
                  1990 Alpine 325iC.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by DaveNorCal View Post
                    Nice car. Be sue of your timing belt status. If you don't KNOW it has been recently replaced it needs to be high on your list.
                    It was replaced along with water pump and radiator about three years ago from the receipts I was given, but the mileage is practically nothing because the car mostly sat in his shop except for the occasional drive around the block to keep things running. It was a family friend who sold it to me.
                    1989 325iC Zinnoberrot

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                      #11
                      Rhom Innovations just got done doing my control arms, full Ground Control Coilovers, Bavarian Auto trailing arm bushings set, some other odds and ends, and full corner balance and alignment.


                      1989 325iC Zinnoberrot

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                        #12
                        Sweet!! thinking about buying one myself!! "1988 325iC Zinnoberrot"

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                          #13
                          shines up great! keep up the progress.

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                            1989 325iC Zinnoberrot

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                              #15
                              Zinno cleans up SO well.
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                              Always chasin'

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