87 535is. "The Colonel"

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Dale3783
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87 535is. "The Colonel"

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Finally made it to the shop after a month of waiting. First time I've driven it other than around the parking lot in which I bought it. Brought back some awesome memories of my first e28, a 84' 528e that was my first car. When she emerges in the spring, she'll have euro bumpers, headlights, grills, and a new interior. Can't wait to start wrenching.


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Nice. That's exactly what I am doing this winter!
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dsmith wrote:Nice. That's exactly what I am doing this winter!
+1 On the winter conversion here too!

We can all compare at Vintage :lol:
Dale3783
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Off she goes to Redline Restorations for some shiny new paint. I don't know if I've ever been this excited.

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Almost primer time. Beyond excited.

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:popcorn:
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Yay, primer! That's always a good feeling.

What primer are you using?
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bkbimmer wrote:Yay, primer! That's always a good feeling.

What primer are you using?

I have no idea. The restoration shop that is doing the paint and body work fro me, Redline Restorations in Bridgeport, CT is pretty well known in the classic Ferrari restroration world, so I'm sure it's the good stuff? Haha.
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Here's their showroom

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Ferrari primer won't stick to a bmw.
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bkbimmer wrote:Ferrari primer won't stick to a bmw.

Damn Eye-talians.
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So a spicy
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Dale3783 wrote: Can't wait to start wrenching.
When's your next birthday? I'll send you a plane ticket.
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More progress pics because pics are fun.

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Can't wait to see the final result! :cool:
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Mat & Pat wrote:Can't wait to see the final result! :cool:

Me too!
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How long can you let that cure? I hear you should let it cure as long as a month or two for the ultimate finish- the primer will shrink as it cures. Not a body shop dude but just throwing it out there. It seems to be just chilling In a warehouse.

Nice work! Stoked for the results
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Chimi-Changa wrote:How long can you let that cure? I hear you should let it cure as long as a month or two for the ultimate finish- the primer will shrink as it cures. Not a body shop dude but just throwing it out there. It seems to be just chilling In a warehouse.

Nice work! Stoked for the results
They bake it overnight and then he said they let it sit about a week before they start blocking it.
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All blocked out and ready for paint. Getting so close!
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Ever closer. Just a cut and buff job to go before I can't start putting her all back together.
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Stunning! You should be pleased with that finish!
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Kyle in NO wrote:Stunning! You should be pleased with that finish!
It's amazing and the nicest painted object I've ever owned. And that's before they wet sand it. Beyond extatic.
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Subbed.
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that's really pretty. i'm extatic to watch this come back together.
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