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E28 525e - Bronzitbeige over Nutria Brown Leather - Body Restoration

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My Bronzitbeige Eta has at long last gone of for its long overdue full body restoration.

 

Steve at Classic Bahnstormers has accepted the challenge and taken on the project.

 

The intention is to run a restoration thread on the Forum.

 

Thank you Steve.

 

Regards,

 

Mick

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Hi Mick,

 

It's off the trailer and tucked up in the barn now. Once we've cleared out our current restorations, an M535i and an E23 we will be getting started on yours.

 

I will run a blog at www.classicbahnstormers.com where one on an ex members m535i can already be found and I will reproduce the same thing here in the project section.

 

Here's a few pics from the collection

 

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16 minutes ago, duncan-uk said:

I feel i have a small part in this in the form of a door :)

 

Hi Duncan,

 

Its a bigger part than you realise ;)

 

Electric rear windows, left gutter trim, M-Tec 1 steering wheel, rear towing reinforcement, electric sunroof loom and switch, electric sunroof motor and bracket, electric sunroof and check control front head lining panel, large tool kit with tool tray and boot lid liner.

 

Regards,

 

Mick

 

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5 hours ago, jeroen524td said:

Nutria brown leather is realy nice!

 

Hey Jeroen,

 

Some pictures of the interior:

 

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Regards,

 

Mick

 

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44 minutes ago, jeroen524td said:

Mick,

 

I Guess something went wrong at your end, cause non of your pictures show om my iPad or iPhone...

 

Hey Jeroen,

 

I only have a PC and they show up ok.

 

On the Forum page at the top look in the "Gallery" section under "E28 525e Nutria Comfort Leather on Bronzitbeige" as that is where the pictures are stored.

 

Regards,

 

Mick

 

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Hi Duncan,

 

Its a bigger part than you realise

 

Electric rear windows, left gutter trim, M-Tec 1 steering wheel, rear towing reinforcement, electric sunroof loom and switch, electric sunroof motor and bracket, electric sunroof and check control front head lining panel, large tool kit with tool tray and boot lid liner.

 

Regards,

 

Mick

 

I like the fact that though my car has gone it lives on in others. Parts have gone to France, the us, Germany Ireland even Israel!

 

 

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On 07/06/2017 at 18:30, jeroen524td said:

Very nice interior Mick, such an interior deserves a proper body!

 

Hi Jeroen,

 

Thank you for your positive comments.

 

Absolutely, hence the body restoration coupled with parts bin upgrades from the options catalogue.

 

The Bronzitbeige Eta started out as a standard Lux with a pearl beige velour interior.  The velour tufting started to drop out when the Nutria leather interior popped up on Car &  Classic back in 2014.  Rear electric windows had to be sourced as the Nutria console had four window switch cut outs :lol: 

 

This was followed by a rear towing re-enforcement (strut brace), M5 rear anti-roll bar, passenger seat manual vertical seat base height adjuster,  large tool tray and boot lid liner.

 

There are some more things that I plan to have fitted during the restoration but more of that later in the restoration :wink:

 

Regards,

 

Mick

 

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It's been 4 years so time for some updates:

 

This arrived from Felipe in Spain on Friday:

 

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Which was very well packaged and contained a little present, thank you Felipe:

 

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Which had these inside all of the packaging:

 

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Which had some new old stock Hella French yellow fog light lenses: 

 

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Which will be fitted to the Bronzitbeige Eta in due course.

 

Stay safe and best regards,

 

Mick

 

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This also arrived a few weeks back from Felipe in Spain:

 

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Which contained two of these:

 

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Which contained two new old stock Euro French headlight assemblies, "one left one and one right one" (reminds me of a song when I was in the scouts):

 

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Which will also be retrofitted to the Bronzitbeige Eta in due course.

 

Stay safe and best regards,

 

Mick

 

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On 02/02/2021 at 08:53, Style5 said:

There’s nothing like boxes of E28 goodies when they arrive!:D

 

Hi Jez,

 

Just like Christmas, only for E28's :cool:

 

Acquired a set of reproduction M5 front anti-roll bar mounts (41.11.2.230.014) which are NLA, to go with the front 25mm M5 anti-roll bar (31.35.2.225.886), 25 mm rubber mounts (31.35.2.226.001) and support brackets (31.35.1.131.622):

 

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All now safely with Steve at Classic Bahnstormers for installation to the Bronzitbeige Eta.

 

I fitted the 18 mm M5 rear anti-roll bar (33.55.2.225.888) and mounting rubbers (33.55.2.225.890) back in 2007 as it bolts straight onto the existing mounting with the existing mounting brackets (33.55.1.129.195).

 

I have retrofitted the M5 rear anti-roll bar to all three Eta's before the rear anti-roll bar went NLA a couple of years ago.

 

Received this parcel from Felipe in Spain back in early 2020:

 

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Which was well packaged:

 

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And contained a 6 litre spare fuel can:

 

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Also have a set of first aid kit mounting hardware:

 

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and First Aid Kit:

 

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To mount in the trunk of the Bronzitbeige Eta in due course:

 

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I have been collecting some stuff for the Bronzitbeige Eta for four years now and stashing it away for when it returns from Classic bahnstormers.

 

I will take some more photographs and post them up.  This will help me put together a "things to do" list for latter.

 

Stay safe and best regards,

 

Mick

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Had a wee rummage around and photographed some other E28 stuff I am collecting (hoarding) for the Bronzitbeige Eta:

 

Glass moon roof:

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Also have the mounting plate, electric motor, gearbox, wiring loom, switches, interior sun shade and mounting hardware to conduct a full manual to electrical conversion.  Will all require a good clean up and re-paint before installation.

 

Interior Map light rear view mirror and wiring loom:

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Also acquired a pair of E23 chrome rear view mirrors:

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The intention is to do this:

 

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Looking for some E12 chrome mirror bases now.

 

Stay safe and best regards,

 

Mick

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20 hours ago, Tims said:

 I feel insulted, the mirror's are not ex mine Mick

 

Hi Tim,

 

Good to hear from you.

 

Do you have any E12 electric mirror bases I can use to make an E12 / E23 hybrid chrome mirror for my E28 Bronzitbeige Eta?

 

Stay safe and best regards,

 

Mick

 

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This was delivered back in May 2020:

 

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Which contained one of these:

 

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Which is good for at least another 5 BHP :wink:

 

Stay safe and best regards,

 

Mick

 

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