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This is now BMW E30 M3 Touring project with S62 M5 power



Just picked up this touring, saved it just in time as if it had been left like this for long it would have been a basket case.
Body is really solid,no front seats,

Some people will prob shoot me but I think an alpina rep would suit it down to the ground in brilliant red.









Will get up a few more when I give it a wash and see what it cleans up like
 

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Fair play for going to get it back on the road Dave :)

Depends how you want to do the look, but bear in mind that authentic Alpina stuff for E30s isn't all that cheap (I've got some bills from previous owners in the file :eek:). The deco-set/stripes you can get made, but originals for the full car are over £300 now I think. Front (fibreglass) airdams are over £400 unpainted, and then secondhand 16" 7/8J classic wheels, Momo steering wheels, gearknobs, etc. do crop up on eBay but vendors ask big bucks
 

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Looking forward to seen how this turns out,

Lads at Detailing Shed should do the car for free to test there skills, i think it would be good for you as you get a clean car they get to show how good they are.
 

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Fair play for going to get it back on the road Dave :)

Depends how you want to do the look, but bear in mind that authentic Alpina stuff for E30s isn't all that cheap (I've got some bills from previous owners in the file :eek:). The deco-set/stripes you can get made, but originals for the full car are over £300 now I think. Front (fibreglass) airdams are over £400 unpainted, and then secondhand 16" 7/8J classic wheels, Momo steering wheels, gearknobs, etc. do crop up on eBay but vendors ask big bucks

its all your fault anyway:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Ever since I saw the first pics of your car

Getting deco kit from guy on the alpina register for 145 stg
Can get fibreglass front spoiler for 120 stg but would prefer to go genuine for this.
Genuine front type 159 spoiler from schmeidmann through super4 440 euro
Have a set of staggered 16" wheels so not too bad
Reckon I can put some sort of alpina decal on the cluster, maybe you would post up a pic of yours,
Momo wheel, might be able to adapt something I have here hopefully
 

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its all your fault anyway:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Ever since I saw the first pics of your car

Getting deco kit from guy on the alpina register for 145 stg
Can get fibreglass front spoiler for 120 stg but would prefer to go genuine for this.
Genuine front type 159 spoiler from schmeidmann through super4 440 euro
Have a set of staggered 162 wheel so not too bad
Reckon I can put some sort of alpina decal on the cluster, maybe you would post up a pic of yours,
Momo wheel, might be able to adapt something I have here hopefully
I hope you have deep pockets for this one :D
 

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Dip it in a tank of 4:1 APC, till be grand:p Or do it one half at a time.. them would some nice 50:50 shots.
Best of luck with the project, look forward to seeing the progress.
 

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Just picked up this touring, saved it just in time as if it had been left like this for long it would have been a basket case.
Body is really solid,no front seats,

Some people will prob shoot me but I think an alpina rep would suit it down to the ground in brilliant red.



Will get up a few more when I give it a wash and see what it cleans up like
excellent, Id love to get stuck into a project like that.
Best of luck with it.

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I hope you have deep pockets for this one :D
No too many other project to go sinking too much into.
Items mentioned above and a lick of paint, will hopefully have everything else I need here.



Thanks all for the encouragement
 

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its all your fault anyway:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Ever since I saw the first pics of your car

Getting deco kit from guy on the alpina register for 145 stg
Can get fibreglass front spoiler for 120 stg but would prefer to go genuine for this.
Genuine front type 159 spoiler from schmeidmann through super4 440 euro
Have a set of staggered 16" wheels so not too bad
Reckon I can put some sort of alpina decal on the cluster, maybe you would post up a pic of yours,
Momo wheel, might be able to adapt something I have here hopefully
Yeah, yer man on the Alpina reg is supposed to be very good for those

As for the cluster, Sytners didn't bother changing them on mine, so they're just the standard 325i clocks:




This is the 2.5 that Munich Legends are currently selling and it's the same on that:




Here's one out of a European C2 though:



Not sure if the Sytner 2.7 had the orange needles? Davy_C2 might be able to advise

Here's the US parts catalogue btw: http://alpina-usa.com/
 

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Thanks very much for the pics, never noticed the red needles before, thought only the m3 had those, something to think about anyway.
 

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Not sure if the Sytner 2.7 had the orange needles? Davy_C2 might be able to advise
Yeh they have red needles, some have the Alpina text on both clocks like that pic and then some have just one under the check control light, they weren't too consistent with a lot of things, like dash plaques, stickers etc. :D
 

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Nice one DaveG ! I have my eye on a couple of E30s Tourings myself... will have a closer look after I come back from the holidays :)
Keep us updated with pictures on this project! Looking forward to it ! ;)
For what you have done a picture I took at the E30 meet says it all... found it brilliant :D
 

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The background on the clocks can be changed easily. There's a guy in Germany, that you can send the clocks to and he'll change the background to your liking. Even custom. He's also able to change the needles. Thats a bit tricky due to springs etc.

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Yeh they have red needles, some have the Alpina text on both clocks like that pic and then some have just one under the check control light, they weren't too consistent with a lot of things, like dash plaques, stickers etc. :D
Thanks for that, great information, i am not looking to make an exact alpina replica, more so that I just like the alpina look on a touring. normally don't like copying cars to be honest but in this case it's very hard and expensive to get a good alpina.
Prob going to use an IS engine so will be a good bit away from an original . What do people think ?

That's a great sticker alright :D

Thanks Marlow . E30 clocks are actually quite easy to work on, needles are easy to remove unlike e39 and later clusters,biggest problem is replacing them in the correct position as they are sprung past the idle stops.
 

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Thanks Marlow . E30 clocks are actually quite easy to work on, needles are easy to remove unlike e39 and later clusters,biggest problem is replacing them in the correct position as they are sprung past the idle stops.
Aye. The needles are glued in E39 ones and other stuff.

If it's easy to work on them, then you can just scan the clocks in, edit them to what you need them to be and print them out again.

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Here's my clocks . . .



I think the red needles and km clocks are a nice touch anyway even if you're not goin for Alpina ones, there's a fella on the zone that does the letters individually cut and the correct size, I'll get you the link.
 

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Here's my clocks . . .



I think the red needles and km clocks are a nice touch anyway even if you're not goin for Alpina ones, there's a fella on the zone that does the letters individually cut and the correct size, I'll get you the link.
Excellent, thanks for that, those clocks look great alright , that link would be great.

Ya it's a great candidate for a good buff alright but it does need some bodywork to make it perfect so will respray it.

Gave it a wash last night, striped the front off it and washed it again,

It has gotten painted a few time in its life as can be seen above where lacquer was used on a later repair

Body turns out to be excellent, small bit of rot in the usual e30 spots .
Small badly repaired crash damage

Rear pocket



Some light damage to repair

 

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Got a bit of the car stripped today and can't get over how rust free it is, probably overkill doing a full strip on it but I might as well keep going now.





Was a bit surprised at the sunroof panel , no blisters at all on the outside but the bottom was really bad, you would normally see it on the top at this stage

All really good news other than that, windscreen corners and scuttle are mint

Sunroof tray is also mint which was a great relief


Even the notorious touring boot lid looks great

The bulkhead is the only place now that can throw something up.
 
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