Normal service parts are not a big problem. The issue comes in when you need the stuff that is not regularly replaced. So trim pieces, tail lights, fog lights, A/C, Engine internals, electrical etc. That kind of stuff is a pain in the ass. So what a lot of classic car drivers here do is cannibalize other broken down classics for those kinds of parts and refurbish them. I also import parts from the UK and US but not big heavy pieces coz the freight cost shoots up astronomically with weight, not to mention customs. For example right now I am struggling with my fuel level sender and my instrument cluster and if I cant find a broken down E28 that has those working then I have to import and pay more than what someone in those home markets would pay .wickz80 wrote:Awesome project. What challenges do you face in Kenya when it comes to getting parts??
maybeillbuyit wrote:If you have rust in the tank its just going to keep wreaking the pump and filling the filter and injectors with crap until it won't run IMO. I would look at either having the tank clean out with acid or boiled
Thanks, I will take out the tank and soak it in an acid bath. Hopefully that will help.Federico wrote:As for the tank, yes, it will keep releasing rust for a long time. You should ask a radiator shop whether they will clean it for you.
Can't be that remote if I am restoring a 33 year old car with imported parts and posting about it on myE28.com But thank you all the same. I appreciate the support!maybeillbuyit wrote:My hats off to you for being able to accomplish so much in such a remote place.
Thanks. Sometimes out here, and this is another challenge, when you ask for parts for a particular type/classic car, they give you some absurd price even when the exact same piece is available for another vehicle at half the price. So hopefully I'll be able to find something more affordable as long as it meets the specs you provided.Federico wrote:The Peugeot 405/505 used it, and I got an old stock one from a Peugeot parts dealer. It was also used by Renault, Volkswagen, Citroen, Fiat, Opel..
The car is currently in the body shop, fixing all the rust and prepping for paint so lots of updates to come soon!