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Thread: Mr. Belvedere 1981 BMW E21

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    Default Mr. Belvedere 1981 BMW E21

    The wife and I built a car. Enjoy.












    Oh and I do mean my wife and I, as you'll see. She's quite the wrench.







    I'm not sure if you all are aware but US spec E21s are an abomination to the BMW world by the war crimes committed on their body lines. US spec E21's had diving board bumpers (thanks USDOT), and even different sheetmetal pieces to accommodate these huge battering rams. I had previously accomplished the swap to euro bumpers, but the rear end still leaves something to be desired even with the bumper swap.







    So the plan in a broad scope is euro out my car. Make it euro legit. To do that. I have to purchase some items:



    The trunk floor was purchased from a private seller. It was shipped and didn't fair to well.









    My Pops and I got together over the course of a few weekends, and mashed out most of the rough stuff.








































    Whew! The taillight still fits!!



    See Dent:


    See Dent Again:


    See Hammer and Dolly Set: (30 bucks at harbor freight)


    Presto Dent Reduced:
















    My lead work (first try ever):











    My "Shop"




































    Anyone got a spare set of 15x9's?????





    That's right punks. My junk is squarecentric!!!












    Rollin WOOD STATUS!



    So essentially it's a 15x7 ET -6 with a 205 50 15 on it. Should I post it in the wheel thread?

















    Such sweet sorrow (sun was in my eyes):









    Leaving:




    Positive rear camber for the win!


















































































    My neighbor checking out the poke:





    The community came together to help build the car. I think it's a triumph for the E21 Legion.











































    Before


    After:redspot




    At Work


    Trial Vs Final


    Final Product


























    3 cars back:














    This is the original Photoshop I did of another car.... my plan so to speak:

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    Took 7 Months. That's How We Roll

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    Mr. Belvedere

    I want to buy your single 4x100 Ronal Racing center

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    wow, insane build. my scroll finger is tired. are the front signals tinted or is that factory color?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frink84 View Post
    wow, insane build. my scroll finger is tired. are the front signals tinted or is that factory color?
    They're Hella. Aftermarket, rescued from the 80's.

    Mr. Belvedere

    I want to buy your single 4x100 Ronal Racing center

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    *applause*

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    so damn cool. My finger's tired too

    I'll post my oil pan clearance shot from bfest when I get home tonight. It's wild

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    Awesome thread!

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    Epic I love it!!

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    you win!i love your car. you just gotts fidure out the pan so you can tuck tires.

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    Well done. Very well done.

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    I just pewped my pants.

    So much time and effort paid off so well!

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    A++ would read again, thats a great e21...

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    Wow great job and great thread. I am inspired to get cracking on my 02 starting in July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjh102 View Post
    you win!i love your car. you just gotts fidure out the pan so you can tuck tires.
    It shall be done.

    Mr. Belvedere

    I want to buy your single 4x100 Ronal Racing center

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    dude, holy shit

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    That interior is SO sick! Mad props dude you deserve it! :buttrock

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    Oh. My. God. I knew it was stunning when I saw it at Bimmerfest, but had NO idea whatsoever what kind of work it took to get there. AMAZING!

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    Dude this is just awesome!
    My dad bought an e21 not long ago, we did the front euro bumper swap but not the rear yet. They look sooo much better with the euro bumpers

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    Awesome build, Great thread!!

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    Post your build Brandon

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    WOW
    my next project will be an e21, that's a promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riffman12 View Post
    I'll post my oil pan clearance shot from bfest when I get home tonight. It's wild
    Quoted for lack of effort.

    Mr. Belvedere

    I want to buy your single 4x100 Ronal Racing center

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    awesome post

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    Posting to help get this damn thread on the 2nd page lol

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    posting just cause i re-read/scrolled through it again

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    favorite E21 Ever. This car made me want to get an E21

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