Some of you may have seen my newest addition to the fleet, a 1987 325iC. The pictures I have now are few and far between. Here is how it looked when I picked it up Sept 10th:
So far I've tucked the front bumper, replaced the oil pan gasket, and fixed a minor PS fluid leak due to a bad factory clamp.
What it needs to be where I want it:
New rear diving board (from JPB in the spring)
New black top (from ejohnson sometime late fall)
Recover the seats
Steam clean or replace the carpet
is front valance and lip
25mm spacers in back, 15mm up front.
It's a semi-secret but does include an M20B27 stroker.
Ebay sleeves and H&R Springs (doing this weekend)
I had a hell of a time getting the strut housings off. I ended up using a torch on the tie rod ends and pounding them off. I mucked up the threads pretty bad even though I left a nut on there so I had to replace them today.
Car Quest is WIN! I called an 1pm today to get tie rod ends, since the only Napa with them was in SLP. I ended up getting them for $6 less at Car Quest, and they will have them there by 3pm. These guys rock!
I'll shoot some pics after it's sitting on the ground complete. I didn't take in-process photos, I did it the same everyone else does, but I didn't cut off the factory lower factory lower spring perch. I will later, but I wanted to make sure I like coils first.
As far as being called "Project Flipper", I'll leave it for you Bimmer guys to figure out.