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    if you sanded the brembo logos so they are silver it would be sexual

    pic is of the ones on my bike

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    (clicky on piccy to get to thread)

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      Wheels

      What are specs on those Alpina wheels? 8 x 13 ? Offset, offset... "0"?
      Would appreciate info.

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        Originally posted by econti View Post
        if you sanded the brembo logos so they are silver it would be sexual
        pic is of the ones on my bike
        That is NOT a bad idea. I will do it before they go on the car.

        Originally posted by azaps View Post
        What are specs on those Alpina wheels? 8 x 13 ? Offset, offset... "0"?
        Would appreciate info.
        I want to say 0 offset, however you can ask Eddie yourself, his Instagram is @carguyalpina
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        Final Fab Day 12.1.18

        Well the epoxy primer took a lot of time to brush on by hand, but it finally got finished. This past Saturday I rolled the chassis closer to the welder and the last of the fabrication was finished. Namely, bolts were welded into the floor. They will act as studs for what will be the fuel/brake hardline retainer tabs. Iím actually using retainer tabs found on E30's/E28's for a clean setup. A couple wayward screw holes were welded closed, and the old speaker holes on the rear seat support were patched.






        In the engine bay, I bent up a little extra reinforcement bar and welded it into place.



        With that done, I used a brush and some Wurth Seam Sealer to close up the floor drain holes. Also brushed the inner front fenders, rear inner fender wells, and a couple other spots.






        Undercoating 12.5.18:

        I've been getting geared up for undercoating for a while! It's the first chance at seeing some color on the car!

        For the undercoating, I can't thank Wurth enough for bringing back the grey Stoneguard. It's nice to use because %30 water-based paint can be mixed in. So off to the store I went with a piece of Taiga sheet metal from a parts car. Between the sample and Taiga color code (072) the paint shop was able to mix up 2 quarts for the project.

        This whole experiment was a bit of a fun learning experience for me, I havenít done this kind of thing before and was a little nervous at the thought of a worst case scenario that included all $350 worth of supplies in the trash. The idea of coloring the undercoating itself is pretty straight forward. With the undercoat colored all the way through (rather than just paint over top of the coating), future chips/gouges are less likely to stand-out.

        Masked off the car with some riveting Spanish newspaper.



        Stoneguard



        Paint! (mixed 4:1:1 w/ hardener and reducer)



        The lab station



        All mixed up! The batches were done 2 quarts at a time.




        And ACTION! There was a little learning curve, the gun didnít want to cooperate at first as the mixture was a little too thick. Once that was corrected by a little dilution, everything went great. In total the undercarriage received two-to-three-ish coats. All in, six bottles of Stoneguard were used and around a quart and a half of paint.

        A little color peeking through, this was a pretty involved little session, so no photos were taken of the actual work being done.



        I did a little touch up this morning and pulled off the masking tape! It feels fantastic to finally have some color on the car!





        ADAMS Autosport

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          this makes me happy
          Simon
          Current Cars:
          -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
          Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
          Originally posted by Melon
          Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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            Just found this thread. Title is intriguing. But there's 6 six years and 25 pages of now unviewable Photobucket pictures. What did I miss?
            '91 325i

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              Originally posted by Nader393 View Post
              Just found this thread. Title is intriguing. But there's 6 six years and 25 pages of now unviewable Photobucket pictures. What did I miss?
              haha, photobucket's shenanigans really messed things up.

              - Daily drove the 2002 for a couple years
              - I decide the car needs a 2.9L M20 swap
              - Was working at IE (6/7 years) and while there I had fun developing a lot of parts.
              - start tearing car down. Started buying/commissioning other parts.
              - Job changes, go back to school
              - Here the car is now!
              Last edited by SkiFree; 12-07-2018, 11:30 AM.
              ADAMS Autosport

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                That is great progress! I love this project and am happy to see it advancing.
                Also, thank you for the tip on the undercoating. I know someday I'll do the same!
                Please, keep doing your magic
                '85 Alpine WeiŖ 2-door with m20b30 ground up build

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                  Since the car was taken to the paint shop, a lot has happened.


                  I interviewed at least four paint shops before deciding to use RW Enterprises in Hawthorne. He painted a good friend's 2002, which turned out stunning (to the tune of winning SoCalVintage the year before last).waffles The quality I saw on the various other cars was fantastic (he had some very nice Porsche's and restomod muscle cars inside). There was a waiting list that meant a 6 month window before he had room, small price to pay. As a fun note, his lead paint guy used to be the lead paint guy for Vector (remember them!?).

                  Yesterday the base coat went on the trunk, engine bay, and interior. The interior will get light "overspray", similar to factory.



                  ADAMS Autosport

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                    Sweet!

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                      I seem to remember a different color was in the works, is that Taiga (spelling?)
                      Simon
                      Current Cars:
                      -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                      Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                      Originally posted by Melon
                      Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                        Yes, Taiga. When did we talk color? Initially it was going to be either Colorado or Taiga, the kids picked Taiga about a year ago.
                        ADAMS Autosport

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                          I think I was under the impression that it was going to be Colorado.... Taiga is a beautiful color. Well done kids!
                          Simon
                          Current Cars:
                          -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                          Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                          Originally posted by Melon
                          Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                            Great progress, Andrew !
                            Lorin


                            Originally posted by slammin.e28
                            The M30 is God's engine.

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                              Oooooh! I am excite!
                              BimmerHeads
                              Classic BMW Specialists
                              Santa Clarita, CA

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                                Thanks fellas, this feel's like the top of the mountain.

                                2man, letting them decide is my secrete way of keeping them excited it, haha.
                                ADAMS Autosport

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