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Old 01-19-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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My euro 320i/B6 3.5 Alpina Tribute the never ending saga

So the time has come after owning my E30 for 19 days now to start a build thread so here it goes. The car I'm fixing is a 1984 320i, I bought the car from a guy in Spearfish South Dakota who bought it for a friend who in turn couldn't come up with the cash to pay for it. I offered the 1600 and it was mine. The miles are unknown the odo says 92k but we all know that's not true. It's in pretty decent shape mechanically wise, but cosmetically it was well terrible the roof had no clear coat, hoods paint was pealing everywhere, various rock chips across the body and the worst of all rust. Here's some pics when I had a family member send me pics.















As you can see it was nice but it was rough and needed work but I fell In love with the car haha. I made the 8 hour trip from Omaha to Spearfish and brought it home. Once it was home I went straight to work taking parts off and buy parts need to get it running %100.



Parts are piling up more and more everyday! After taking off the side skirts and the cheap rear bumper I realized that the rust that was supposedly only under the taillight and on the rear right fender spread like the vicious cancer rust is, to the inner fender and the entire Quarter panel and some of the trunk floor. I guess that's what I get for getting ahead of self and not being meticulous when checking it out.

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It doesn't matter though I'm determined to learn as much as I have to so I can fix this thing up. Since this thread is being made after sometime of owning it my pis are dated here's some pics of how the car is sitting right now.







That's it for now I plan to update as much as possible. Thanks for looking!

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Old 01-19-2014, 10:15 PM   #2
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mmm...those seats!
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:27 PM   #3
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oh shit are those OZ turbos? Those would be worth 1600 alone
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:39 PM   #4
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oh shit are those OZ turbos? Those would be worth 1600 alone
Yes they are! pulled the caps off and it said made in Italy I was like
The seats are clean to driver side has one little tear where its worn thin.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:39 PM   #5
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Damn!

√ oz turbos
√ euro bumpers
√ kamei kit
√ real e30 recaros
√ some spoiler of some kind

Ummmm, score!
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:40 PM   #6
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If your ever getting rid of the turbos let me know
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:55 AM   #7
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Damn!

√ oz turbos
√ euro bumpers
√ kamei kit
√ real e30 recaros
√ some spoiler of some kind

Ummmm, score!
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If your ever getting rid of the turbos let me know
I don't think I''l be selling the turbos I want to polish the lips and get them refinished. I will be selling the kami kit that's what cuased the rust and is no bueno. As far as the spoiler the PO said the guy took it off a m3 idk if its true cause then I would have a m3 trunk
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:39 PM   #8
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Update: finished sanding the car down besides the roof and some parts to touch up on. Now it's time to order panels for the rust repair and get it up on jacks. Pics coming soon!
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:52 PM   #9
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Cool euro 320i project. I'll be looking forward for your up dates. I have a 1985 euro 320i project.
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:00 PM   #10
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pics!!










LOL sorry that the pics are shitty that's what happens when you do all your body work in the winter in a one car garage. As you can see i got some finishing up on the sanding but only a couple hours worth of work I'll finish up in the coming days. If anyone is parting cars and would be willing to cut panels out LET ME KNOW!!!
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:29 PM   #11
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Very nice car keep up the good work.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:03 PM   #12
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Very nice car keep up the good work.

Thank you. It is ALOT of work.
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:07 PM   #13
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Thats a score on those wheels. Anyway, the OEM E30 M3 spoiler is slightly wider due to the rear of the car being a little wider than a regular E30. However, they make spoilers that are look alikes that are worth about $350 is tip top shape. Nice find. Keep up the pics!!
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:20 PM   #14
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Oh man those seats look incredible. Nice score. It looks rough but for what you paid I think you're still way ahead of the game. In for updates!
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:40 PM   #15
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For sure Once I get the body work done it will be in good shape as long as I keep it in good shape and the way e30 prices are going I think this thing could turn a nice profit someday..
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