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'94 540i Touring 6spd - The Money Pit!

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First day working on my car again after a very long 2 year gap. 
just a quick trial fit of the BBS.

 

they look mint, although, I wasn’t sure at first and so I jumped on a different style of wheel that’s on its way to me now, will see how they compare. Very happy with the BBSs though, they’re keepers for now.

 

also managed to refit my rear silencer so its civilized again. 
 

slowly slowly.

 

 

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Hello Mazz,

 

Can you post a close up of those wheels?

 

Would like to see the finish as I need to refurb mine and Im thinking about which way to go with them at the moment.

 

Rich

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Here’s a closeup that was sent to me from the advert. They’re not in the best condition at the moment, They’ve clearly been painted with not the best care at some point; my plan is to split them (not sure wether to go for painted or polished lip) and get new bolts for them as well as BMW center caps.

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11 hours ago, bulletproofbomb said:

Hi Mazz, Where did you get the sill panels? Nnot had my covers off yet, but don't expect I'll be lucky enough to find them rust-free when I do...

Sill covers were a quick eBay job. You can buy them singularly for about 50 each. If you get the pair it’s a £15 saving and free shipping so not bad ! Whether they’ll fit ok It’s another story !

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that's the way I went.

Not sure when the car will go for surgery (hopefully in the next year of so) but at least I have the parts !

I also got rear wheel arches to be safe.

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.. went absolutely mental with wheels this month.

 

Could not make my mind up on what style of wheels I liked more, and the style 16s came up for sale the moment after I bought the RCs, and I’ve been looking for both for about two years so I couldn’t miss the opportunity.

 

way too many wheels for a car full of holes !!

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Just read this thread through from the start... brilliant work.

Great to see you're back on it again.  Keep the BBS wheels on it too!

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thank you ! BBSs are staying, probably as a summer wheel (do not want to deal with corrosion on them once they get refurbed), the flat stars will make an awesome winter beater wheel.

They're both individual options for the E34.

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A quick trial fit of the flat stars. 
I like them, I reckon they suit the style of the e34 very well.

next up is the dreaded stuck sunroof, and the wiring behind the tailgate. 
she does get started and moved around regularly now, idle seems to vary in quality quite randomly.

love this car, my goal is to have her back on the road for the summer.

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Those wheels really do suit the car with the bonus of being the easiest wheels in the world to clean.

 

How are you planning to unstick the sunroof? I fear mine may be the same so i’m watching with interest.

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Flat stars are great - easy to clean, and look great, particularly on a V8, where they belong.

Stuck sunroof not an issue for mine thankfully (as it doesn't have one...), though I am sure there'll be plenty of other jobs required to put her back on the road again...

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Cheers Duncan. Never going to put my name a timescale when it comes to cars... :roll::-)

I'd like to try and make some progress next year, even if only getting things to move under their own power again- bit of a sorry state at the moment, and not likely to be on the road for a while as ££ a bit of an issue.

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6 hours ago, MadeinWigan said:

Those wheels really do suit the car with the bonus of being the easiest wheels in the world to clean.

 

How are you planning to unstick the sunroof? I fear mine may be the same so i’m watching with interest.

 I'm just going straight to swap in a good working unit (or so I was told when i bought it) and hopefully I'll be able to then only swap the outer panels so I won't have to paint it.

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1 hour ago, duncan-uk said:

Project thread needed. Good to see you back. Don't be a stranger.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Yes, though need to start the project first! Cheers :-) Time flies these days but be good to catch up some time...

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After 7 months it’s time for another house move for the poor old barge, this time back to a cozy garage where at least she will be dry stored !

 

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during its time outside I managed to do just some little jobs like swapping the wheels over and sealing the backbox properly, but it’s a long way from being done.

 

unfortunately storm Dennis left a scar on the old E34, when the wind was so wild to make a 1ton hedge cutter brake free from its tie down point. 
she lost a wing mirror and 3 panels got a good whack 

 

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really upset about it, specially after paying £100 monthly to store the car in the yard.

the landlord would have none of it, just bad luck sorry, I ain’t paying for it.

 

i now need a mirror, need to wire and paint it. Then the door will have to be repaired, as well as the a pillar.

the wing is rotten at the bottom so that was a throwaway anyway.

 

she now snores in the new garage, way too small to do any of the work I want to do in it, the damn thing barely fits in it !

 

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On 04/03/2020 at 17:21, Mazz said:

After 7 months it’s time for another house move for the poor old barge, this time back to a cozy garage where at least she will be dry stored !

 

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during its time outside I managed to do just some little jobs like swapping the wheels over and sealing the backbox properly, but it’s a long way from being done.

 

unfortunately storm Dennis left a scar on the old E34, when the wind was so wild to make a 1ton hedge cutter brake free from its tie down point. 
she lost a wing mirror and 3 panels got a good whack 

 

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really upset about it, specially after paying £100 monthly to store the car in the yard.

the landlord would have none of it, just bad luck sorry, I ain’t paying for it.

 

i now need a mirror, need to wire and paint it. Then the door will have to be repaired, as well as the a pillar.

the wing is rotten at the bottom so that was a throwaway anyway.

 

she now snores in the new garage, way too small to do any of the work I want to do in it, the damn thing barely fits in it !

 

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Unlucky Mazz, gutted

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