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    #16
    Looks like almost Diamond Schwartz in the lighting, very shiny. , coming along nicely!

    Interesting, never no noticed 323 uses a 318 style Radiator but upgraded the parallel flow condenser!

    The original color looks more like a Sea breeze :)

    I was up above it, Now I'm down in it ~ Entropy - A Build thread.

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      #17
      I spent Monday night scraping old tint off the rear windshield




      Then last night I got some help to put in the rear windshield, and put on the front and rear bumper/ valence, these pictures aren't very good, but seeing it start to come together is awesome and I couldn't be happier with the color and how it looks with the MT1 kit






      1988 325iX - sold but not forgotten
      1984 MTech1 323i

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        #18
        Got a couple of little things done

        Rear bumper trim end caps and the gas cap panel



        Also finally got up to the front windshield for the headliner, sunroof and front doors remaining.



        i also pulled out all the seat belts to get the belts replaced with some fresh ones, after 36 years these ones are beat

        1988 325iX - sold but not forgotten
        1984 MTech1 323i

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          #19
          Maaaan killer build!! I really, really wanted this car when it popped up for sale. It is quite satisfying seeing the build taken to the next level.

          That color is rad.
          1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
          1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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            #20
            Originally posted by moatilliatta View Post
            Looks like almost Diamond Schwartz in the lighting, very shiny. , coming along nicely!

            Interesting, never no noticed 323 uses a 318 style Radiator but upgraded the parallel flow condenser!

            The original color looks more like a Sea breeze :)
            So I actually just bought a (somewhat faded) diamond schwarz door for some parts, you can see the difference now, The diamondschwarz is much more "light black" and the graphite metallic is much more "dark grey"





            Its tough to explain, but there's really no blue or green or black in it, its just a very deep dark grey

            The paint code is 087 and was available from 1982-1984 apparently. It looks like a similar color has been available recently as Dark Graphite Metallic
            Last edited by 6A LDY; 05-10-2021, 05:40 AM.
            1988 325iX - sold but not forgotten
            1984 MTech1 323i

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              #21
              Good progress this weekend so far as I've had a few days off of work

              Tested the lights - all good. Havent cared to hook up the city lights....



              Got the rear deck installed - happy with how it came out, this car is going to have a pretty dark color scheme.





              I finally got a passenger side window rubber that was in decent enough shape to install, been waiting weeks. Will replace with new in the future, but I'm not waiting any longer. So with that in I got the front windows in




              And a new front windshield



              I did some other little things like installing windshield wiper trim and getting the rear windows into the rubber seals. I spent a fair amount of time just cleaning up the garage as well and getting rid of the old cardboard and trash. It is such a nice feeling to see the heap of parts finally start to go down

              Tomorrow I'm planning on gluing in the headliner around the sunroof and installing the rear windows
              1988 325iX - sold but not forgotten
              1984 MTech1 323i

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                #22
                yes, i am really digging this! looking forward to seeing more progress.

                I drove my e30 from California to London!

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                  #23
                  Great write-up. I have almost the same exact car; but I am building an h23 tribute car.
                  jm

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                    #24
                    Man, the progress on this thing is no joke! ... Love me some early models too!
                    Simon
                    Current Car:
                    -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                    -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                    Make R3V Great Again -2020

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