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    BMW E28 518i
  1. racer86

    Fire up the LANDSHARK!

    Gold membership to advertise pls
  2. racer86

    Fire up the LANDSHARK!

    AHHHHHGGGGGGGG - Gutted! Thanks Tim, this is a brillinat forum! Coilovers are all made up from bits from Rally design. It's all mk1/2 Escort conversion stuff, but it does require shims making, new bump stops and some machining of the front strut damper caps and rear sleeves to get it to work.
  3. Thanks all for the warm welcome. I'm looking forward to hitting some shows and meets this year. This car is going to be my daily driver so will be getting plenty of use and love!
  4. racer86

    Fire up the LANDSHARK!

    Hi Dave, Thanks! I'm lucky my old man has a lathe and a pillar drill, but unfortunately that's as far as the machine shop extends! Yep, metric 6-series wheels, still on TRXs! It's Cosmic Blue according to the VIN, 185 aprently! I'm discovering a world of mystery with these seats and worse still, lots of people breaking them just seem to throw it out because it's not leather or MTEC! I don't think chasing new cloth is an option as I can only imagine it will be millions of pounds, but also the rest of the interior is faded, so I kinda need stuff the same age so it all blends in. I'll be happy with seats in the right shape, colour and in good condition! Thanks for the welcome and the tips though!
  5. racer86

    Fire up the LANDSHARK!

    Hi All, Apologies, this is basically my "I'm new" post but with more pictures...it seemed like a good place to start! So, whilst not even looking for another car, I accidentally bought this E28. All the usual excuses apply: It was local, there was nothing on the TV and I was able to lay my hands on the pound notes to seal the deal there and then. So, fate…or something then. The finer details are as follows: It’s a 518i which is good for all the reasons my 316i was good: Fuel economy and light (relative) weight meaning it will be the perfect long distance motorway cruiser. It’s in original condition having been owned by a bank, used by the bank manager, and then given to him as his retirement gift. It’s got every BMW service stamp from day one and is not far off immaculate. It was the test drive that sold me;, it’s perfect mechanically (having just had a massive overhall including a clutch/ fluids etc.), the loudest sound it makes is the injectors ticking. I've bagged myself a sweet pair of rear bumper quarters from the Legendary Tim, a set of Style 5s and have made up my own coilovers... I don't know if anyone can help, but I'm desperately after a new drIver's or passenger seat in pacific blue cloth??? HELP! Still a few bits to do like re-fit the bumper, as a;ready mentioned the driver's seat and the cetre caps, but when I'm done it should be a great summer cruiser. FIRE UP THE LAND SHARK.
  6. Hi All, Whilst not even looking for another car, I accidentally bought this E28. All the usual excuses apply: It was local, there was nothing on the TV and I was able to lay my hands on the pound notes to seal the deal there and then. So, fate…or something then. The finer details are as follows: It’s a 518i which is good for all the reasons my 316i was good: Fuel economy and light (relative) weight meaning it will be the perfect long distance motorway cruiser. It’s in original condition having been owned by a bank, used by the bank manager, and then given to him as his retirement gift. It’s got every BMW service stamp from day one and is not far off immaculate. It was the test drive that sold me;, it’s perfect mechanically (having just had a massive overhall including a clutch/ fluids etc.), the loudest sound it makes is the injectors ticking. I've bagged myself a sweet pair of rear bumper quarters from the Legendary Tim, a set of Style 5s and have made up my own coilovers... I don't know if anyone can help, but I'm desperately after a new drIver's or passenger seat in pacific blue cloth??? HELP! It Should be a great cruiser for summer. FIRE UP THE LAND SHARK.
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