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E32 740i with Hartge bits

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Please don't lynch me :ph34r:. Another picture dump. 

 

Little history:

1 x 740i with a bad body. Had been hit in the rear and the repairs done were quite bad. The whole car was resprayed in a dark grey and used by a funeral parlour, but it drove great. Cue another 740i with a buggered engine but a much better body. Decided to swap engines etc and make one good car.

 

We took the engine out

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Front engine is buggered. We suspect it dropped a valve. Rear engine is perfect.

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The previous owner managed to fry the wiring in the fuse box. Replaced the whole engine harness and most of the body harness.

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Put some different wheels on:

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Had found this Hartge kit quite some time ago. 

Did a little test fitting. The kit came off a long wheel base. Some trimming was needed.

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The interior sat like this for ages:

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Stripped out the rest of the carpet.

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Stripped the grey dash and dyed it black:

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Installed a grey carpet and put the dashboard in:

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Dyed some more stuff black:

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Installed:

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Installed an engine: :mrgreen:

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Epic 4x4 mode:

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Tearing down the engine for a good cleaning:

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Engine ready to go in:

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More interior bits done.

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Engine finally in:

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Installing an autofail:

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Dying some bits for sport seats:

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Installed:

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Doesn't look too bad.

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Dyed the carpet black:

 

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Swapped to some E34 mirrors:

 

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The Hartge kit being painted:

 

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Hartge kit fitted.

 

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Put the chrome bumper trim back including some headlight washers. Also added a rear licence plate holder thingy.

 

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And a little bit of lowering

 

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The plan now, is to swap it to a 5 speed manual.

 

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Nice, must be so nice to work al freso when you have the climate and much easier to get motivated- working on a cold damp driveway in the damp UK is less than fun!

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Some epic work done here,I,m in awe,

Both cars look stunning and are a credit to you.

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