Project E30: Self Inflicted Restoration

So, this weekend I chucked the KP out the garage and got the Beemer in.  I got a quote from the body shop to do the arch and lets just say it was erm, steep.  So I took it on myself and cleared the weekend to do it!

The splitter cam back from the shop too, so I had 2 days and everything I needed to get it back to as good as new/ before I slammed it and drove it through a ton of snow.

I re-shaped the arch and rolled the lip while I was there.  I got 95% of it out so I only had to use a tiny skim of filler.  I hate filler.

Primer and Paint and left to bake…

Quick flat/ blend/ polish/ mop/ luck

I put the splitter back and supplemented BMW’s own c-clip mounting system with some good-old zipties.

I also completed my ICE install…

Yeah boi; old skool Sony walkman and in-car tape kit.  I couldn’t bring myself to pull that sweet head unit out.  Retro chic or a step too ’90s?   Well, pretty much both and that’s why I love it.

6 Responses to “Project E30: Self Inflicted Restoration”

  1. 1 :: Benny Rees
    January 11, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Such A Clean Example!

    And Props On DIY!

  2. 2 N.Coleman
    January 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Makes me want an E30.. it just looks soo… right!

  3. 3 Gaz
    January 11, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Loving the old skool audio!

  4. 4 pdrift
    January 12, 2011 at 4:57 am

    good job, lookin fresh man, lookin frsh

  5. January 12, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Nice refinish man. Looks perfect.

  6. January 15, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Is that a floor mat at the front of the garage? Do you wipe your feet before you go into the garage because it looks so super clean! Makes me want to tidy up my garage. Awesome work on the paint it looks fr, fre, fressssh!

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