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    ST1G's s52 OBDII Calypsorot





    I figured if I just start a build thread now I'll be more apt to work harder and dump as much cash as I could into this car. There will be LOTS of photos.

    Big thanks to Bigwilly. He let me know the car was up for sale, couldn't have picked it up without the heads up.

    Background:

    1990 325i Calypsorot Metallic. 2 door, 220,000 miles, standard transmission. completely stock. $800 picked up locally.

    Cosmetically it's both rough and straight. Paint is shot (most calypso's are). There is a single dent in the rear clip, and a few spots on the hood where it's been dented. Interior is dirty and the driver seat is thrashed.

    Mechanically it seems sound. Timing belt was done 20,000 miles ago, and the head looks clean through the oil cap. There is a shutter when accelerating. Not sure if it's the guibo or the diff, but I'll get it figured out. It also needs new suspension, the shocks are shot, I'm sure the bushings are worn as well.

    I'm planning on first getting this car up to snuff (fluids, cleaning, maintenance..ect)


    Short term I'm going to add some cosmetic goodies that I can get from my german hook up.

    Euro grilles ✔
    Euro clock ✔
    Smilies ✔
    M-tech 2 wheel ✔
    Euro plate filler ✔
    Window tint
    Sound system ✔
    lip

    Then move onto intermediate plans

    Short shift
    Coilovers ✔
    Black interior ✔ (hounds tooth is great for now)
    Vaders
    Respray the calypso
    LSD

    Long term plans

    24v

    Okay, enough words.

    Getting her home.



















    There she is, dirty as all get out. I got right to it and cleaned out the engine bay. It still needs lots of love, but I was running out of light.




    Spruced up the wheels as well.





    Stickers removed. I have new trim so I'll just get that last one soaked off.




    Well, there is the start. Tomorrow I plan on shampooing the carpets, cleaning the glass, removing all the go fast stickers, and changing the oil.



    As of 04/20/15
    Last edited by ST1G; 04-20-2015, 10:12 AM.

    #2
    hahaha the front seat

    great buy though! sub'd

    i'm excited to see how this unfolds


    1991 325i
    flickr
    @sambhaskins

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      #3
      When you said the driver's seat was shot, I wasn't quite expecting that.
      2000 A4 1.8TQ | 1988 325is | 1976 280Z | 1953 CJ3B

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        #4
        Sub'd to bring it to life again!
        Projects Hartge,Alpina & AC Schnitzer Builds.http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=280601
        http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=227993
        http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=289362

        DSC04926 by Raul Salinas, on FlickrDSC03413 by Raul Salinas, on Flickr

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          #5
          Originally posted by smhskns View Post
          hahaha the front seat

          great buy though! sub'd

          i'm excited to see how this unfolds
          Thanks! I hope to make some quick progress


          Originally posted by rturbo 930 View Post
          When you said the driver's seat was shot, I wasn't quite expecting that.
          Yeah... PO said that he left his dog in there for 5 minutes. That wouldn't be a dog of mine very long.


          Originally posted by e30m3s54turbo View Post
          Sub'd to bring it to life again!
          Thanks! I'll do mah best.

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            #6
            Love me some calypso. sub'd to see it come back to life.


            1989 325is l 1984 euro 320i l 1970 2002 Racecar
            1991 318i 4dr slick top


            Euro spec 320i/Alpina B6 3.5 project(the never ending saga)
            Vintage race car revival (2002 content)
            Mtech 2 turbo restoration
            Brilliantrot slick top "build"

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              #7
              Best driver's seat NA
              Much wow
              I hate 4 doors

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                #8
                damn i wiah i could find something like this

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                  #9
                  Looks like a great start!
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                    #10
                    Can't wait to see the progress on this. Calypso coupes are my favorite. Sub'd
                    '90 325i - 5 speed coupe
                    '05 330ci 6MT ZHP

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Cabriolet View Post
                      Best driver's seat NA
                      As shitty as it looks, it's not uncomfortable surprisingly.

                      I like your new sig.

                      Originally posted by efficient View Post
                      damn i wish i could find something like this
                      Honestly I didn't find it, a mate (bigwilly) found it and linked it to me, without his keen eye I would have never had it. It's all about constant CL vigilance and having the money ready.

                      Originally posted by F34R View Post
                      Looks like a great start!
                      I appreciate it!

                      Originally posted by Codym42 View Post
                      Can't wait to see the progress on this. Calypso coupes are my favorite. Sub'd
                      They are mine as well :) I'm very lucky to have picked this up.

                      Calypso paint is always in such terrible condition. I guess it's a blessing and a curse since it will motivates me to get it repainted ASAP.

                      I like your car by the way.

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                        #12
                        Why does calypso go to shit so fast never understood that.


                        1989 325is l 1984 euro 320i l 1970 2002 Racecar
                        1991 318i 4dr slick top


                        Euro spec 320i/Alpina B6 3.5 project(the never ending saga)
                        Vintage race car revival (2002 content)
                        Mtech 2 turbo restoration
                        Brilliantrot slick top "build"

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                          #13
                          Looks good! If your builds are anything like your "This is Pictures" posts then we're all in for a treat haha.


                          Go here be happy!

                          Ratchet Garage e30 V8 build.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by ThatOneEuroE30 View Post
                            Why does calypso go to shit so fast never understood that.
                            I don't either, I've never seen one in person that wasn't shitty.

                            Originally posted by FunfGan View Post
                            Looks good! If your builds are anything like your "This is Pictures" posts then we're all in for a treat haha.
                            I'm going to do my best. It's a tall task.

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                              #15
                              Go Calypso!

                              SUB'D
                              I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

                              HOWTOs:
                              DB vert plastic bumpers
                              OEM Keys
                              MTech1 docs

                              88 ix Lach/Card
                              91 ic Calypso 3.1
                              86 Cosmo 2.7

                              OEM+ or bust!


                              reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
                              TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
                              e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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