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dsmith wrote: Oct 27, 2020 7:11 PM Always good to get that first broadside out of the way. Now you can do the manual swap without hesitation. Looks great and I think the value increased with the euro treatment vs original.
Agreed. It’s getting suspension on Thursday and 5sp swap is next. Parts are all gathered.
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sefb222 wrote: Oct 27, 2020 7:39 PM
cek wrote: Oct 27, 2020 6:51 PM I think there may be only one nicer Bronzit E28 on the planet. ;-)

I don't recognize that front spoiler. Where'd that come from. I probably should know, but ...
That’s just the stock early euro valance.
I’ve got a nice pfeba spoiler but I’ll probably just sell it.

I’m curious about the other nice Bronzit! I did see a super clean 535 recently with some very tasteful mods. is that yours?
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Yep. That’s the one.

I’ve got pics of it saved on my phone as inspiration. Having a hell of a time finding that front lip.

cek wrote: Oct 27, 2020 10:06 PM
sefb222 wrote: Oct 27, 2020 7:39 PM
cek wrote: Oct 27, 2020 6:51 PM I think there may be only one nicer Bronzit E28 on the planet. ;-)

I don't recognize that front spoiler. Where'd that come from. I probably should know, but ...
That’s just the stock early euro valance.
I’ve got a nice pfeba spoiler but I’ll probably just sell it.

I’m curious about the other nice Bronzit! I did see a super clean 535 recently with some very tasteful mods. is that yours?
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Glad you saved it after the collision and insurance nightmare. Well done.
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Mike W. wrote: Jul 10, 2019 12:54 AM It would be too good for me. I'd have to do a 5 speed conversion, then surely an e to i would follow. It's too nice to modify, but I wouldn't be able to leave it alone.

Regardless, treat it to a 5 speed. It's not like a matching numbers 63 split window Corvette or anything. And it would make it a better car.
Yah, curb it at 5sp but definitely do it. And you can take it right back to original in a matter of hours. Beautiful Beautiful rig.
E'rbody hating on Bronzit.... My first 533i was Bronzit. Not my FAVORITE color but it's all right. Great work on the car mate glad you kept it from getting a salvage title. Did you just tell them it's all my independent labor or what because to me it's arguably a total. I see you and I both raided the Discount Tire for Yokos.... they're actually pretty good and great for the $$$.

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Definitely getting a five speed conversion handled in the immediate future… I’ve got pretty much all of the parts gathered and I’m just waiting until my Tacoma is out of the body shop so I will have a daily driver back. (I’ve parked the f80 M3 for a while since I kept getting myself in trouble)

I threatened to file a complaint with the Oregon insurance commission because they were refusing to accept the results of the appraisal i’d obtained, and ordered their own which came in quite a bit lower. Then I got another, and they changed their tune and sent a check to the body shop. Appraisal came back @ 13.5k which is about double what they’d estimated the damage to be.

Since I gave the shop a pair of doors and they didn’t have to replace the quarter panel, they agreed to throw in the euro swap labor. I already had good bumpers and an OEM valance, along with NOS fog light, super clean turn signals, and an immaculate set of euro headlights and grilles.


SeattleGuy wrote: Nov 02, 2020 12:31 PM [quote="Mike W." post_id=<a href="tel:1472704">1472704</a> time=<a href="tel:1562734481">1562734481</a> user_id=6102]
It would be too good for me. I'd have to do a 5 speed conversion, then surely an e to i would follow. It's too nice to modify, but I wouldn't be able to leave it alone.

Regardless, treat it to a 5 speed. It's not like a matching numbers 63 split window Corvette or anything. And it would make it a better car.
Yah, curb it at 5sp but definitely do it. And you can take it right back to original in a matter of hours. Beautiful Beautiful rig.
E'rbody hating on Bronzit.... My first 533i was Bronzit. Not my FAVORITE color but it's all right. Great work on the car mate glad you kept it from getting a salvage title. Did you just tell them it's all my independent labor or what because to me it's arguably a total. I see you and I both raided the Discount Tire for Yokos.... they're actually pretty good and great for the $$$.

C
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SeattleGuy wrote: Nov 02, 2020 12:31 PM [quote="Mike W." post_id=<a href="tel:1472704">1472704</a> time=<a href="tel:1562734481">1562734481</a> user_id=6102]
It would be too good for me. I'd have to do a 5 speed conversion, then surely an e to i would follow. It's too nice to modify, but I wouldn't be able to leave it alone.

Regardless, treat it to a 5 speed. It's not like a matching numbers 63 split window Corvette or anything. And it would make it a better car.
Yah, curb it at 5sp but definitely do it. And you can take it right back to original in a matter of hours. Beautiful Beautiful rig.
E'rbody hating on Bronzit.... My first 533i was Bronzit. Not my FAVORITE color but it's all right. Great work on the car mate glad you kept it from getting a salvage title. Did you just tell them it's all my independent labor or what because to me it's arguably a total. I see you and I both raided the Discount Tire for Yokos.... they're actually pretty good and great for the $$$.

C
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Not sure how I buggered up the quote. Sorry.
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A sub-50K mile E28 with no rust and a recent partial restoration (even if involuntary - glad to see the outcome went well) is essentially a brand-new car.

This car needs nothing except a manual trans, a 3.25 diff and perhaps an e2i conversion. Oh, and sport seats.

I don't get the Bronzit hate. Perhaps it stems from the gold/gold-y/gold-ish era of 80s/early-90s auto industry, and the Gordon Gekko aspirations of many a douchebag way back when. All makes offered hues in that range, and let's not forget THAT DAY when all of a sudden you saw for the first time a Lexus with GOLD EMBLEMS and you couldn't look away, like a trainwreck in slow-motion.

Fast forward to 2020, when all cars have been gray, silver, white, red or black for more than a decade, with painful little concessions to color here or there, to witness the apparition of a well-preseved Bronzit BMW is, as they say, "something else". It is a great color, not gold, not silver, with the *right* amount of smokiness and mystery.
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Plus one on the Bronzit respect. The love has grown over the years and I appreciate the uniqueness of it. Besides- never kick a rust-free E28 out of bed.
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My bronzit hate is purely about how easily the clear coat fails. But with this car that's not an issue. <3
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Some updated pics, post detailing. Good thing it’s gonna rain for the next 6 months here

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Damn that looks great!
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^^^ Yeah, it really does. Nice to see a good result follow an unfortunate incident. Car looks terrific.
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Sharp

I hope my Bronzitbeige Eta looks half as good as this after its re-spray next year.

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