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Breaking BMW 525e (Red) plus other spares

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After 7 or so years of procrastinating, I’ve decided it’s time to break my 1985 525e. Rot on the front left chassis rail is pretty extensive and I don’t really have the facilities or space to get the car stripped enough to carry out a proper repair.

 

Anyway, here’s an approximate parts list as the car stands. I do have quite a few other spares too, if you read down you’ll see I have another interior (standard type), so there are enough bits to make a complete good interior set.

 

Some stuff is sold or on reserve already, I’ve listed them but struck through, marked as sold. If any of the reserved stuff falls through I will amend the listing as appropriate.

 

Prices are a guide if anything, I am open to offers. Postage is additional, although I welcome collection in person if it suits you better. Location is Stoke on Trent/M6 J15.

 

I am more than happy to take a bid on the complete car, or all the spares, or the whole lot. I need it gone, and it would be a shame to end up scrapping the stuff that doesn't sell.

 

Anything you want off the car that I haven't listed, just ask me 'cos I probably haven't even thought about it.

 

Red 525e auto 1985 (complete car, more or less)

 

            Partly stripped

            Front valance missing

            Front left chassis rail serious rot

            Both cills need patching

            Front footwells on both side need patching, left worse than right

            Driver’s wing needs minor patching to inner drain rail where it meets the upper inner wing plus a few bubbles in places

            Rear driver’s side wheel arch rusted, needs welding. Also got damage from where bumper was removed

            Rear passenger side wheel arch pretty solid, other than damage caused by removal of rear bumper with grinder (needs a little welding)

            Passenger side wing is solid £50

            Sunroof doesn’t (didn’t) leak, and worked when it was parked up

            Driver’s door is badly rusted on the frame – probably not repairable

            Other three doors are all fine £75 eac

            2 x electric mirrors - £50 each

            Dash top is perfect – no cracks £200

            Gear lever mechanism is missing Sold  

4 x 13 inch BBS alloys complete with centre caps and removal tool £40 each Could use a refurb as they’ve been painted in the past and while it’s not a bad job, it doesn’t look OEM.

            Boot toolkit only has allen key, 21mm box spanner and handle

            Left rear lamp has rusty rear electrical circuit, might repair

            Right rear lamp good

            One foglight good, one has reasonable plastic outer but glass is cracked and the reflector has rusted away.

            Boot seals were leaking from what I recall

            Rubber boot spoiler has seen better days. Bit perished, now removed and in boot

            Interior complete, although mostly stripped. Driver’s seat in poor condition (at least, the seat fabric is wrecked, frame is ok), rear seat base or back also has tear. Driver’s internal door capping needs replacing Priced as combined with the spare set (see spares below)

            Non-matching spare wheel and tyre.

            Front bumper solid (needs rechroming ideally) £100

            Rear bumper centre section solid, sides rusted through. Possibly repairable but would need a skilled metalworker to do it, and really it’d need converting to shadow chrome  Sold

            Brand new, although fitted to car, bonnet struts £25 the set

            Battery was new about 4 years ago, car has never been used with it fitted.

            No wiper arms   Sold

            2.7 Long stroke engine £300

            Auto Gearbox – was working before car was parked - £140

            Bosch Motronic ECU - £50

            Boot carpet set - SOLD

           

 

Spares for 525e

            Complete new (pattern) exhaust system. About 7 years old, so some surface rust. Might not have all the clamps. £150 (original cost was, I think, about £280)

            Complete spare interior, including door rubbers. Has some fabric damage to two seats, but different ones to the ones in the car, so there’s enough to make a good set of seats. Door cappings are brown (rather than black like the car ones), so will need painting to match. Includes seat belts, sun visors (brown), gear surround. Total for both interiors £200

            Set of 4 steel wheels with plain style hubcaps. At least one of the wheels is badly rusted, would not recommend using it on the road. £40 for the hubcaps, free wheels

            Spare steering column £25

            Spare auto gearbox with torque convertor. Missing selector cable £100

            Silver bonnet – minor dent and rust scab, should repair, doesn’t need welding. Sold

            Silver driver’s door with glass – good condition Sold

            Bronze driver’s door with glass and mirror – condition not so great, needs a couple of patches welding in. Not too serious though. £50 (probably worth this just for the mirror)

            Set of rear lamps in chrome. Reasonable condition, missing one lamp holder and a 21w bulb £100 the pair

            Dash top – this one is cracked in at least one place from what I remember - £50?

            Set of front indicators. £25 for pair

            Set of front foglights. SOLD

            Fog lamp switch £5

            Brand new fuel filter £10?

            Brand new cam belt kit with idler/tensioner wheel £25

            Brand new radiator fan viscous coupling £20

            Almost complete boot toolkit (exc allen key) – reasonable condition, slight signs of rust £25

            2 x 12-13 mm spanner (marked W. Germany) – good condition £3

            8-10 mm spanner (marked W. Germany) – good condition £3

            17-19 mm spanner (marked W.Germany) – good condition £3

            Allen Key/Hub Cap remover – good condition £3

            Pipe wrench – good condition £3

            21 mm box spanner – good condition £3

            16 mm box spanner – good condition £3

            10-11mm box spanner – good condition £3

            Handle for box spanners £3

            Double ended box spanners £3

            Random other bits and pieces

 

Spares for M535i

            Speedo/Clocks £100

            Radiator £100

            Limited Slip Differential - Sold

            Front/Rear fog light switch £25

            On Board Computer £40

            Brand new rear disk backing plates £25

            Front grille and headlamps (with ‘M’ badge) £100

            Pair of rear lamps in shadow chrome. Ok condition, shadow chrome area could use refurbing £120 for the pair

            Rear suspension – arms, hubs, drive shafts, calipers, prop shaft, brake shoes, anti-roll bar (no springs/dampers) £100

            Bosch ABS ECU £25

            Washer bottle and motor - Sold

 

           

Edited by Super Slo Mo
Updating parts which have sold

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Hiya,

 

Do you have a steering column with key, and if so how much?

 

Thanks

Dave

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1 hour ago, Super Slo Mo said:

Hello,

 

Sorry for the late reply. I've still got a bit left, but most of it has gone now. Is there anything specific you wanted?

 

James

Hi James

I was after a pair of front doors and a front valance. I might be interested in what you have left, minus steering column as I see someone else is in need of that. I will pm my mobile number if you'd like to give me a buzz. 

Cheers

Andy

 

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I'll reply to both in this message.

 

Someone has bought the shell with the column in situ, I'm waiting on them collecting it so if it falls through, the column will be available, but at this moment in time it's gone.

 

I have two front doors, one complete (driver's), one just the shell. Both are rotten though so probably are no use to you.


The front valance was rotten.

 

I have some interior parts, plus a set of headlamps, front grilles, 4 x 15 inch BBS alloys with the centre caps (caps are quite rare) and a few other bits and bobs, but I'd have to go through my shed to list it all.

 

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1 hour ago, Super Slo Mo said:

I'll reply to both in this message.

 

Someone has bought the shell with the column in situ, I'm waiting on them collecting it so if it falls through, the column will be available, but at this moment in time it's gone.

 

I have two front doors, one complete (driver's), one just the shell. Both are rotten though so probably are no use to you.


The front valance was rotten.

 

I have some interior parts, plus a set of headlamps, front grilles, 4 x 15 inch BBS alloys with the centre caps (caps are quite rare) and a few other bits and bobs, but I'd have to go through my shed to list it all.

 

Shame about the doors and valance. Have you still got the steel wheels? I'm after a set of very cheap wheels c/w tyres  to roll my car around on while I restore it and have the alloys refurbished. condition of tyres unimportant as long as they hold air.

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I have 3. The car still has its back axle so two wheels are on there, but I have the two off the front and the spare. Tyres seem to hold air reasonably well.

 

That said, the 4 x alloys won't be expensive, and they'd have some resale value at the end.

 

 

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I'd got the 4 BBS alloys on eBay for £100 or best offer. 2 tyres are good, although about 7 years old, the other two tyres are old and not really any good. One doesn't hold air for very long.

 

I've only got 3 steel wheels available as the remaining two are going with the shell as per my agreement with that buyer (assuming he turns up to get it).

You can have them (the 3 steels) if you buy the 4 BBS ones. I have 4 standard plastic wheel trims that I'll throw in too, although they're not much use unless you're doing a restoration back to original standards on a basic model.

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Hi James

Leave it with me to mull over. £100 is a fair price for the BBS but pretty sure I'll be sticking with my original alloys and not sure if I want to fork out £100 for a set of roll around wheels even though I could re-sell them when I'm done with them. If the guy buying the shell doesn't show, I'd still be interested in a set of 4 steelies if the price is right. I'm not in a huge rush.

 

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Ok. Have a think this week. I'm away until Thursday, I'm hoping the shell gets picked up on Friday, and currently it has the 3 extra steel wheels in the boot to go with it as I don't want them. If you think 3 might be of use, let me know by Thursday PM and I will take them out and put them aside. They will end up in the tip though eventually, that will give you an idea of the price ;)

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1 hour ago, Super Slo Mo said:

Ok. Have a think this week. I'm away until Thursday, I'm hoping the shell gets picked up on Friday, and currently it has the 3 extra steel wheels in the boot to go with it as I don't want them. If you think 3 might be of use, let me know by Thursday PM and I will take them out and put them aside. They will end up in the tip though eventually, that will give you an idea of the price ;)

Hi James.

If you don't want the steels and you think that the shell guy won't want them I'll be happy to take them for the price of a drink. I just remembered that I actually have a dented spare alloy that I have replaced already so that makes 4 roll around wheels with your 3 steelies. I'm not too far away either so would be ideal to take a look at your other spare parts while I'm there  - you might actually make some money out of me! Thinking Saturday or Sunday 17th / 18th March if that suits?

Edited by Inluvwithmy1602

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I'm having a bit of a holiday starting that weekend, so won't be around unfortunately. I am happy to put the wheels aside for you though. I've someone coming on the 16th to look at the interior stuff I've got, he's after a seat and door cards, but might take a few other bits.

There's not much else left. I do have a complete boot tool kit though, including the white adaptor thingy which is apparently rare, plus a bag of genuine assorted tools. I've also got an alternator and power steering pump. 

When I'm back this weekend I'll itemise what I've got left and post it up here.

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1 hour ago, Super Slo Mo said:

I'm having a bit of a holiday starting that weekend, so won't be around unfortunately. I am happy to put the wheels aside for you though. I've someone coming on the 16th to look at the interior stuff I've got, he's after a seat and door cards, but might take a few other bits.

There's not much else left. I do have a complete boot tool kit though, including the white adaptor thingy which is apparently rare, plus a bag of genuine assorted tools. I've also got an alternator and power steering pump. 

When I'm back this weekend I'll itemise what I've got left and post it up here.

No probs James

If it's ok to hang on to the wheels for a week or two then that suits me.

How much you after for the power steering pump and alternator?

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8 hours ago, Super Slo Mo said:

Maybe £40 for the pump, £50 for the alternator? £80 for the pair? I know someone else who might want the alternator, but I'm happy to hold it for you if you want it.

Hi again. If you still have the pump and alternator when I come to collect the wheels we can perhaps do a deal, but if someone wants them in the meantime then by all means let them have first dibs. Will arrange to come over after your break end of March time. 

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On 3/6/2018 at 6:47 PM, Inluvwithmy1602 said:

Hi again. If you still have the pump and alternator when I come to collect the wheels we can perhaps do a deal, but if someone wants them in the meantime then by all means let them have first dibs. Will arrange to come over after your break end of March time. 

Just FYI, the guy who wanted the shell now can't take it, so there will be 4 or 5 steel wheels available, whatever you prefer.

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On 13/03/2018 at 2:32 PM, Super Slo Mo said:

Just FYI, the guy who wanted the shell now can't take it, so there will be 4 or 5 steel wheels available, whatever you prefer.

Thanks for the update. Apologies for the delay in getting back to you, been away for a few days. 4 steels with tyres that hold air would suit me down to the ground. I'm happy to take the fifth wheel if you will be binning it. Will you be around one evening next week for collection at all?

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