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Thread: I've been lurking for a while...so, my e28

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    Default I've been lurking for a while...so, my e28

    I've been looking through the forum for a while, and I finally decided I might as well throw my car on. So anyways, it's a 1986 535i. I've had her for a few months now, and I think its love. Its my daily, and could use more flush and whatnots, and in time i'm sure she'll have it, so I decided to make a build thread thing...more like a "picture of my car's slow evolution" thread

    The day after I got the car

    bath time!

    My 1986 535i

    Had more ground clearance than that of a hummer, so three days after I got it, I broke out the grinder

    While I was getting at those springs the diving boards got put on a diet too.

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    half face final

    we drove around like that for a while, fixing little things that needed fixing here and there, baselining and whatnot.

    One of my truck for fun

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    The leather was, well 25 years old, so I got the interior re dyed all nice and black

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    I had been looking around for some wheels, I googled but I couldn't find out how to plant a money tree, so I was looking on a budget. I came across a set of BBS style 19's and thought they would fit pretty well so I picked them up

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    The clear was failing on the wheels, and it wasn't very flattering, so I decided I would refinish them a little

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    Drove around for about a month or so, and decided I would try going bumperless for a minute

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    I got the fenders rolled and flared a little bit in the back for the future, put the bumper back on, and found a roof rack.

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    It was starting to ride pretty bad and sag a little funny on the cut springs, so I found some nex coilovers that are actually distributed about an hour and a half from my house, they surprisingly work very well. I'm quite pleased with them.

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    As a christmas gift, I was given some spacers, a set of 20mm and 15mm putting my wheel situation at 17x8 et0 in the rear and 17x8 et5 in the front. Along with that I got a factory skidplate...that pretty much sits on the ground.

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    And this is pretty much how it sits today.

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    So, that's my car for now. Advice and critiques welcome...not that it would have stopped you guys haha. Thanks for looking!

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    love this car, good choice on the wheels.

    more interior shots!

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    im diggin it. those wheels look good on an e28.

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    Fuck, for an 80's car that thing is nearly flawless.

    I'm jealous.

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    Was gona say it looks mint. Do u have more pic/info on how you got the nex suspension mounted up?

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    fuck, I want this.

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    whats with all the 86 535i's?? i have 2 friends with 535's and they are both '86s.. great looking car!!

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    This is spot on. Love it!

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    Thanks guy's! I'll post up some more shots of the interior and the nex setup tomorrow in the a.m.

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    wow that's awesome! I would trade my e39 any day for a clean e28...

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    Default One clean e28

    See this thing in person at least 4 times a week. Owner is a perfectionist, straight up.
    looks amazing in person.
    Keep it up man!

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    Loving it.
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    car looks stunning.

    that paint looks great!

    how did you dye the interior?

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    Makes me want a BMW...hahaha.

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    losing the roof rack, getting eurobumpers also getting the staggered headlights would do wonders. it would be close to perfect then. But now it looks awesome as well, good job man.
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    Looks so good!
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    Car looks amazing. It looks like you changed tire size when you put the spaces one. What size tires where on the Style 19's when you first got them on, and what size tire are on there now?
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    what happened to the iS front airdam? those are getting harder and harder to find, especially one that looked as nice as yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niterider03 View Post
    Car looks amazing. It looks like you changed tire size when you put the spaces one. What size tires where on the Style 19's when you first got them on, and what size tire are on there now?
    Thanks man! Oh yeah I did change tires , I forgot to mention that. They were 215/45/17 and rubbed a little so I stepped down to a 205/40/17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSideEwok View Post
    car looks stunning.

    that paint looks great!

    how did you dye the interior?
    Thank you, and I found a company called colors on parade that does it. They did a really good job in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zic View Post
    losing the roof rack, getting eurobumpers also getting the staggered headlights would do wonders. it would be close to perfect then. But now it looks awesome as well, good job man.
    I would love to do all of the above, If I come across any of the parts here locally I would jump on em. But thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T3rd Ferguson View Post
    what happened to the iS front airdam? those are getting harder and harder to find, especially one that looked as nice as yours
    I still have it, its sitting on the side yard right now. Part of me wants to put it on because it would make me look balls low, but the other part doesn't want me to wreck it on driveways and such

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    Looking beautiful, I have an '86 535i myself, and can't wait to start work on it! I also appreciate a build thread filled with nice photos

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    Factory skidplate? Do you know if those were made for E21s as well? PM me if you want mate

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    Oh, loving the car btw!

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