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    E28 Door Aperture Seals

    Does anyone have brand new or nearly new / great condition used door aperture seals for sale? I know they are available new from BMW but trying to avoid the mouth watering price if possible! 51721904327 (x1) 51721904328 (x2) I found a brand new 327 on eBay so list reflects this. Thanks in advance for any help.
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    New bloke with E12 M535i

    Great thread. Love an E12!
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    Newbie with a E28 M535i

    Also worth noting that original BMW parts have been used when and where possible. Everything has been sourced from @cotswoldbmwmini in Cheltenham with a hat-tip to their service and Alex in parts in particular!
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    Newbie with a E28 M535i

    Credit must go to Matt Summerfield and the guys at Body Motor Works - https://www.facebook.com/BodyMotorWorkscom/ - who’ve been so passionate about this restoration. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone, especially the older/classic BMW community, as they love an old BMW to bring back to life... evidently!
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    Newbie with a E28 M535i

    Shadow-line transformation now done. Done properly with Etch primer, black base coat and a 2k matte lacquer.
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    Newbie with a E28 M535i

    Coming together nicely! Waiting on new indicators, fogs and some new trims to finish off the assembly whilst painting some final bits in black to complete the chrome to shadow-line transformation. Ireland Engineering anti-roll bars will be fitted shortly and have some shiny new E38 4 Pot Brembo’s to replace the - basically unused - E34 M5 ATE’s. If anyone wants these calipers w/ Yellow Stuff pads or the original M535i anti-roll bars w/ new Poly bushes, let me know.
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    Newbie with a E28 M535i

    Could have went S38/S54 but wanted to retain some originality - speaking to others that have tuned M30's but ultimately it was Huw Taylor from Lester Owen that's building it so he had 'last say' so to speak on spec. When looking at the Fritz to the Alunox it was advised to work off the larger size as a base. It also means i can send the exact flanges back to Alunox in 1-6 sequence that are matched to the new head on the car. PiersM5 introduced me Alunox, i believe they did a great job on his M30 (previously had a Fritz) and said it was a work of art!
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    Newbie with a E28 M535i

    Car now fully painted back to its original Zinnobar Red. Short walkaround video of the car just painted: ffd865bf-49b6-445f-bd5e-c02a76c990be.mov
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    Newbie with a E28 M535i

    BBS RS211 in 16x8.5 all round fully refurbished by First Aid Wheels in London. Before: After:
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    Newbie with a E28 M535i

    M30 head (not pictured) in its final stages at Lestor Owens having quite a bit of work done including port matching to the RHD Engineering ITB kit and Alunox Exhaust flanges. Alunox are making a custom high rise equal length manifold when finished - the Fritz 6 branch will then be for sale. - Emerald K6 ECU to run the electronics and fueling - Dbilas 290 degree camshaft + retainers and double valve springs - Metric Mechanic Dual Spray Oil Bar - Bosch EV6 315cc injectors - Nuke Performance Fuel Rail - Webcon Adjustable Fuel Regulator - Motorsport (in tank) Fuel Pump and Fuel Filter - Cam Senor Plate w/ oil pressure adaptor - VAC Motorsport adjustable cam gear - Ireland Engineering Rocker lock set, new rocker shafts, lash caps & collect set - Ireland Engineering Lightweight Alternator Pulley - KM Cams steel rocker arms - Ireland Engineering Mechanical Timing Chain Tensioner & Guide - Hardeman Motorsport M30 anti-surge oil pan - 3.8kg Flywheel, ARP bolts & E28 M5 Sachs clutch
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    Newbie with a E28 M535i

    Happy new year everyone! Forgot to update this in ages.... in fact two years!!! Progress has been slower than expected but good things to those who wait as they say.... Lots more images to come. Ian
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    Newbie with a E28 M535i

    More new parts arrived last week: - New Fuel Tank - Fritz Bits 6 branch and System - E39 M5 Battery Box - E30 Battery Relocation Cable - 2x New Wings Hoping to get the car ready and in for paint in the next week to 10 days.
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    E28 Parts

    This will get updated as parts are sold and some other items get listed: Bodywork & Trim: 1x Passenger door – Red, good condition - £125 1x Drivers door – Red, needs some work (bubbling along the bottom edge) - £75 2x Front wings - Red, Passenger side in good condition, drivers side bubbling - £150 1x sunroof panel (new and unused) - £200 Brakes & Suspension: Set of M535i Anti-Roll bars & brackets - 19mm Front & 15.5mm Rear with unused Poly bushes - £150 Set of front E34 M5 ATE calipers fitted with new seals and brass guides with unused Yellow Stuff pads - £150 Drivetrain: 1x Getrag 260 (5 speed H pattern) Gearbox - £ 1x Getrag 260 Propshaft - £ 1x Getrag 260 Gearbox crossmember & mounts - £ 1x M30B34 Clutch and Flywheel (used) - £ Engine: 1x Washer bottle (used), suits headlight wiper - £ 1x Rad Expansion Tank (used) - £ 1x M30B34 Complete Cylinder Head - £ 1x M30B34 Complete Intake Manifold - £ M30B34 Injectors x6 - £ M30B34 Fuel Rail & Regulator - £ Lots of other bits too, I’ll try update properly ASAP.
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    Newbie with a E28 M535i

    Its been a very long time since updating this but the following few pictures will explain the majority of the recent work - RUST REMOVAL. Dropped the fuel tank & exhaust today to fit the reinforced anti-roll bar brackets & noticed the filler neck was rotten + the exhaust really annoyed me and needed replacing sooner or later. Bought a brand-new 70L tank, Fritz Bits Manifold & Stainless system today. Expensive afternoon! The passenger side strut top had a metal plate welded in then covered over with a load of fillers hiding a nice rot pit. Good work previous owner! All gone now and one step closer to repainting! I bought two replacement (3 actually from a surprise eBay auction!) doors, 2x brand new wings so fingers crossed it will be rolling in for paint by the end of the month!
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    WTB: E28 Front Doors

    Anyone got a pair of GOOD E28 doors for sale? Colour isn't a problem once the parts are good condition and straight.