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  1. The Flying Banana

    E34 M5 Touring restoration

    In the pics of the sills and jacking points under the skirts and various seems at wings. underneath etc ... . has the metal been replaced or has it been able to be cleaned and treated to get that standard
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    E34 M5 Touring restoration

    Love reading these posts .. the attention to detail is insane .. I would truly love to see this or the M1 .. surely a high point in any petrol heads life ! Lucky man
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    Genuine E39 18" Staggered Parallels

    A bit of wheel cleaner and show them in better nick is your way forward .. a half hours work if you can do it or get someone to do it would go a long way .. they look rough as they stand just now
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    Testing the water here because I am not sure what to do with them as I have wheels coming out my ears ! However if the price is met they can go Staggered 18" Style 32s form a 750i E38.. all refurbed and immaculate .. one very small mark which I have shown but its hardly noticeable Wont fit E39 without getting the centres enlarged but straight fit back onto an E38 or E34 etc and they do look mega on an E34 tho Tyres are all E38 sizes .. I will check treads for anyone who might want them for a 7 £350 wheels are in Fife ( Courier could be arranged )
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    or does anyone with 17" staggered versions want to upgrade to 18" and we can do a deal
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    FS: Staggered 18" Style 32s from E38 £350

    A Christmas bump As the tyres are E38 spec I can get them taken off if needed leaving just bare rims.
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    Kit's E34 535i

    The 32s do look goo d, the whole car looks amazing .. love a nice 34 Here is what 18s from a 7 series would look like
  8. Its an abandoned BMW 635i – currently scheduled for destruction L I am putting it here incase anyone is looking for one as it will now go to auction I have watched this car for a nearly a year sitting in a local multi story car park, and as time went by it became clear no one was coming back for it and it wasn’t a commuter parking in the same spot every day. It’s a B plate 635 in white with blue leather sports interior , auto, 16” crossspokes and in generally very good condition. There is a line of feint rust bubbles around the sunroof and some here and there but it’s by no means a shed. Infact if you didn't know it looks like it could be jumped in and driven away . Sadly the story goes the owner is not of this world anymore and never returned to get his car and despite numerous efforts from others and councils to find out if there are any family etc there is no one coming forward to claim it so it now has a ‘ Scheduled for Destruction’ notice on it. To try and avoid this happening I have tried to see if it can be saved and although the local council only authorise its removal . The contractor who lifts it will sell it online as it has a decent value …. the company is called Raw2K and this car could be on their website in the next couple of weeks Could be a cheap sharknose 6'er for someone ! I will get pics over weekend of it .
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    BMW 635csi Auto .. scheduled for destruction!!

    This thing made £5100.. serious cash in these BMs
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    E39 530i SE Auto - 2001 - 122000 miles - Spares/repair

    lovely wheels tho wouldn't mind them for my E34 !
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    E39, when to call it a day?

    Same boat here.. 530D Touring in manual , love it but the jobs have crept up , not a lot of time and it doesn't stand still long , so much so I have garaged it at the minute as I don't know if I really do love it that much or just cut it loose ( out of MOT at the minute ) The Volvo V70 T5 seems to have taken its place but when I look at it it is still an attractive car
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    There is a bit of trim from BMW that clips around the bumper to 'fill' the space around your exhaust because its a single pipe . makes it look neater .. I will send you a pic of it
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    Fuel Filler Area Rust - Sorted

    What a job !!! I love workmanship like that ( and welded with tank in place .. old skool welder )
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    Now THIS is how a 7 should be done...

    Ideal if you like off roading I guess and that.boot badge would annoy me too ...the calypso colour is nice tho
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    BMW 635csi Auto .. scheduled for destruction!!

    It’s appeared on the Raw2k website ...live now ...and it seems complete
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    The " Golden Nugget " BMW E34 540i/6T BH15021

    Great thread ..love reading your work those 5 spokes are nice ..might look for a set of them for my Orient beast !
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    Older BMW Prices going nuts!

    Looking at ebay just now some mental prices fro E30s and E34s .. even E36s are expensively priced E34s .. 520s .. 4995 , ropey looking 535i for 18000, 535i for 5995 .. and I am sure there is a Hartge import going about that's 49000!!!! E30s of 325i flavour are in 5 figures .. great if it happens but I fear most of these cars have been for sale for a long time ( or will be ) All classic car prices have taken a hike .. Ford RS Escorts are making ( and selling too ) for HUUUGGGE sums ...basket cases are starting over 5grand now ..... if only we knew then .....
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    Older BMW Prices going nuts!

    I love mine .. my wife has it now tho and we work in the same building somedays so I see it drive in or out past our windows and I see the whole car cruise past and I smile every time I see it
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    Older BMW Prices going nuts!

    Ah man I knew I should have hung off for a better one ..................... only joking
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    Abandoned cars

    Call a local scrap boy ( just a local metals yard ) with a hi- ab and tell him you have lost keys etc and just wanted it lifted - loads will do it
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    Some small parts

    Hi Phil, hope you are well , could I order these for delivery please for my E34 51478102980 x 2 _ should be small round knurled lock type pin for side boot covering 17111712660 x 2 `- radiator support bracket Cheers
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    Older BMW Prices going nuts!

    That's my point they are not selling but people live in hope I guess @E39mad.... that 328 touring sold on ebay for about 7 two weeks ago and OC Cars has bumped price up for putting some stripes in carpets
  23. Who knows or could advise of any obstacles in putting an E39 M57 3.0 diesel and 5 speed box into an E34 520i Auto I was thinking about this last night and thought how it really would make the E34 an awesome car .. there is the wiring side/ ECU / Fly throttle etc but I am sure that can be overcome , what's your thoughts ?
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    Some small parts

    Thanks Phil , received , even small parts like this are never an issue ..appreciated and feedback left for you
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    New Wheels fitted - Jury still out - opinions?

    Yes yes yes .. the gold with white is superb , I think its a great combination .. if it was good enough for the great Roberto Ravaglia then nothing else to say
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