Sprak's E21 315
Posted 31 March 2011 - 09:43 PM
Well, it was time for a BMW again. Have had a few, which included a E30 318i, E21 320, E28 535i, and a couple of parts cars including a E28 528i and E12 M535i
Have wanted an E21 again for years after selling my 320 6cyl, and looked for around half a year for one before I brought my 620.
I have wanted this particular car for 3-5+ years. A E21 315. The smallest engined 3 series ever. Finally saw it again after trying to track it down on the day I arranged to go buy my 620, and grabbed the rego. It didn't go any further as I brought my 620.
Have always loved the single headlamps more, and always wanted a 4cyl model so that I could one day run a 2002 block and E30 318i head combo w/ sidies.
By chance I looked up old bmw's the other night and managed to find the particular car that I've always wanted. Problem is, that it has been de-registered due to accident damage
But, because of this, I picked it up for a steal.
Drove it home from the wreckers yard this evening.
Plan is long-long term, like ten year project. In no rush to do this. Want to do it properly when I can afford to.
As far as wheels go, probably 15x8/15x9 BBS RS, oh, and I have some E30 steels in the shed that I've had for around two years ready to widen for when I got a E21 again
So I know own one of my "dream" cars, a single headlamp, four cylinder, E21
Below are the pictures off trademe;
Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:28 PM
Caught a ride down with Richy for swapmeat. Got tyres, and a quick service sussed over the first few days.
Got the panelbeater to repaint the valances, and sills as per factory (think it looks loads better), removed the horrible aftermarket mirror on RHS door, and of course, fixed the damage.
Then yesterday, picked it up from the panelbeaters at about 2pm, and took it straight down for it's re-check.
Drove around local VTNZs to see which plates were available, think the plate I choose out of four options, was probably the funniest/least relevant. (10 off small block, mate.)
Hissed round to Cam's, bolted the plates on, and then left Palmy for Auckland about 3:30pm.
Just out of Feilding, entering the Rangetiki district
On the desert road
Stopped in at Dave's for a lush dinner
Horrible grainy photo at Lake Taupo, had to stop at the BP for a 10 min nap, and a triple shot coffee.
Went via Hamilton to find another coffee, most places were closed, and BK's coffee machine was down. Moved on from below and grabbed another coffee at Ngaruawahia/fared for my life
Then from here managed to jump on to expressways/motorways, to get back home.
Luckily to keep me sane 'the sound' was playing the following in full. Made close to an hour of motorways pretty sweet;
Pulled in the driveway at 1:45am after just over 600kms.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:20 PM
Dropped some spare struts into MRP for him to make some coilovers up using Fortune Auto stuff. Fingers crossed everything's done for Nationals.
Also, got these back today. New mini steels, changed from FWD offset to 0, and widened to 8". Super fucking sweet job by Steel Surgeon.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:48 PM
/Hopefully should be finished within the next couple of days.
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:50 PM
Had a bit of problems with the tyres hitting the valence/lower part of the guard, may need to look at adjustable castor to get it any lower/probably won't work anymore as the tyres are pretty much stopping me go any lower.
But, it's exactly the look I was after, beefy tyre with tyre tuck(or close to). Semi racecar-ish look, but not really.
Rambling cause I'm tired.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:52 AM
Toe was wack as shit, like wayyyy out, and these managed to get it back to factory toe settings. Ruled. Good decision to get them in, in the end.
Also had help from the sheep dog to biff a 320 rear swaybar in a while back, made a big difference.
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