Nick's "520i" - 1985 - Alpinweiss - M54B30 swap on Air

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kcin
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Nick's "520i" - 1985 - Alpinweiss - M54B30 swap on Air

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Hi all,

Here is my e28 520i from 1985. Bought it in July 2017 in the Netherlands. This thread will be picture heavy :D

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Did not take long, and I mounted e12 mirrors

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Bit later I bagged it on TA Technix air suspension and bought some AC Schnitzer Rims in 9x17 et33 with 20mm spacer and 10x17 et33 with a 15mm spacer.

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Then I got a Nardi wheel

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And I made some stripes

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Later I fitted a Zender Frontspoiler:

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Bought some daily wheels:

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As well as French front headlights which I restored

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Some more pictures:

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And because I had a crash with my daily (e46 330i m54b30), I had a perfect engine for the e28 :)

So the full restauration of my e28 started in 2018:

Brakes: Fuel: Suspension: Other: Electrical
  • Put the Battery into the trunk
  • New fusebox in the trunk
  • New Main harness
Chassis:
  • Shaved Engine Bay
  • New paint in the engine bay [Work in Progress]
  • Fixed some rust
Interieur:
  • Removed old insulation
  • New Paint
  • Insulated with Alubutyl
And some more pictures:

Sperber-classic Bolts:

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Drive shaft:

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Fuel pump:

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Interior:

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Chassis:

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Engine Bay:

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Suspension:

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Brake lines:

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Electronic Gas pedal

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Trunk:

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That was the whole progress from the last 3 years.

Next steps will be to paint the engine bay, making the main driveshaft, some small electrical work, and exhaust :)

Hope you liked the progress and the work :)
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Re: Nick's "520i" - 1985 - Alpinweiss - M54B30 swap on Air

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That bare interior is CLEAN! Looks like a lot of love and money- enjoy your chariot.
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Re: Nick's "520i" - 1985 - Alpinweiss - M54B30 swap on Air

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You do fantastic work. I love the chrome E12 mirrors. Not a fan of the stance.

Thanks for sharing!
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Damn this thing rules. everything looks fantastic
kcin
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Re: Nick's "520i" - 1985 - Alpinweiss - M54B30 swap on Air

Post by kcin »

muleskinner wrote: Oct 20, 2020 1:35 PM https://youtu.be/F_iJ28iXwo0
:D
Bonsaibacker wrote: Oct 21, 2020 7:37 AM That bare interior is CLEAN! Looks like a lot of love and money- enjoy your chariot.
Thanks, yes was quite a lot of work, especially since it's the first time I am restoring a car :)
cek wrote: Oct 21, 2020 11:26 AM You do fantastic work. I love the chrome E12 mirrors. Not a fan of the stance.

Thanks for sharing!
Thanks a lot :) The mirrors were one of the first mods I did, as the original ones were very badly painted. And luckily I found new e12 mirrors for a very good price. Yes the stance is not for everybody :)
BDKawey wrote: Oct 23, 2020 10:40 AM Damn this thing rules. everything looks fantastic
Thank you :)


Currently I am working on the airlines, and my DIY air suspension management system. This Friday, I will paint the engine bay as well, hopefully turns out good, first time using a real spray gun :D I also have the Zender side skirts and the rear "bumper". Not sure if I will mount it, the rear one looks kind of weird. I like the sideskirts tho.
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