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ANDRÜ 08-24-2014 07:37 PM

Euro 1984 320i Project
Well, since Im finally out of school and have time to work on the slug I figured it was time to start one of these. Got it for a song from the original owner; my friends dad who imported it after moving back to the states. Ive done more in the past few days than the past year, and Im getting close to having it back on the road for the first time since 2005.

When I got it









After replacing all fuel lines, I moved to the brakes. The rear drums were fine, but the lines blew while loading it on the trailer. They were pretty crunchy as the pic shows. I decided to drop the rear subframe to replace the lines since it too was rusty.




I wire wheeled the whole thing and replaced the subframe and trailing arm bushings with Ireland Engineering streets.


Yes those are drums


My priority was getting it running, now that that's taken care of Im moving to the cosmetics. Id like to keep it fairly stock for now, so Im doing a mild refinish of the OEM steel wheels. I polished up the center caps, have new wheel emblems on the way and tires are going to be mounted in the next few days. Im working to get a dent out of the rear bumper. I picked up fenders locally, after that it should be ready for paint. Im sticking with the original Burgundrot. More pics to follow as progress continues.

ThatOneEuroE30 08-24-2014 09:20 PM

Sweet! can't wait to see progress. Great looking car.

Hooffenstein HD 08-24-2014 09:24 PM


Originally Posted by ANDRÜ (Post 4215206)
Im sticking with the original Burgundrot. More pics to follow as progress continues.

Good to hear. Burgundrot is the best factory colour.

Matt341 08-25-2014 06:34 PM

Nice man Glad to hear you keeping it the same color

M-technik-3 08-25-2014 06:38 PM

Finally some progress.

Petebee 08-25-2014 07:30 PM

Awesome...another Burgundrot car saved. Look forward to more updates!

ANDRÜ 08-26-2014 09:06 AM

Pounding out the timing belt today, after sitting for 9 years I dont want to risk it breaking. Be jealous of my distributorless timing cover!


ajhostetter 08-26-2014 11:13 AM

This looks like fun!

ANDRÜ 08-26-2014 03:56 PM

I halted timing belt replacement after realizing I was sent the wrong waterpump from BMA with the kit. Even worse, I ordered it in 2012 so they cant swap it for the right one (with 2 outlets). New one is on its way. In the meantime I finished and mounted the wheels.



Polished the center caps and ordered new emblems. Old and new pictured




ANDRÜ 09-02-2014 07:56 PM

With the engine sorted out and the rear suspension refreshed, I plan on moving to the body and front suspension. From sitting for 9 years, everything under the car is total surface rust. It was ultimately the reason I dropped the whole subframe and removed the scaling. I plan on the same for the front with new housings, control arms, tie rods and bushings. Still staying stock for now but Id like to get some decent shocks and springs in the future. Today I removed some trim in anticipation for paint and body work. I plan on removing all glass and get new chrome windshield and rear window lock trim...probably making the order tomorrow. Theres a spot under the driver's tail light that will need attention (hammer and filler). Here are some pics of removal of trim and the hidden grime.




And this is why it will be resprayed...




The federalization process is pretty interesting. Whoever was the importer welded in steel reinforcements to the front and rear bumpers. I already cut it out of the rear because it was totally rotted out. Heres the front.


More to follow after I strip the trim, mirrors, glass and extras for paint prep.

Matt341 09-02-2014 09:19 PM

Keep it up man!

ThatOneEuroE30 09-15-2014 09:26 PM

any updates?

ANDRÜ 09-17-2014 12:58 PM


Originally Posted by ThatOneEuroE30 (Post 4233915)
any updates?

I have the car stripped right now still doing body work. There was a nasty dent below the driver's tail light. I finally got it smoothed nicely, just waiting to paint. Pics of the Burgundrot paint progress to follow.

bradnic 09-30-2014 07:42 AM


ANDRÜ 09-30-2014 05:07 PM

Well, progress has been slow the past 2 weeks. Body work is complete, all dents are smooth. I am leaving for 3 months (sailor life), and it looks like I will be completing the paint after I return.

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