I'm about to embark on an equally crusty E23 735i- affectionally known as the green turd. It will require lots of similar stuff doing to the bodywork. I've not done anything like this before but I have learnt more from your project thread than searching the internet for hours on end and am very grateful. So thanks and keep the updates coming as I'll need them!
The car got finished about 3 years ago and Brian then took it away to get painted, unfortunately that did not turn out to be a good job, But Brian ran around in for a while and then recently decided he had enough Classic BMWs and decided to sell it
This weekend we saw the Car at the BMW National show at Gaydon, and whilst the Paintwork looks ok from a distance, the main thing having been in touch with the owner, I'm pleased to say that he's delighted with the car, and recently when it was in the garage getting some setting up done, the Mechanic commented how tidy it was underneath
It must be incredibly gratifying knowing the work that sits undercover on that car? A casual observer would have no idea of the extensive craftmanship that lurks in every dark, previously crusty crevice! Amazing.
You have essentially ensured this great car can be enjoyed by another set of generations. Brilliant.
I know we didn't get to see the full restoration completed but still good to see the attached photos. As usual Tony your work is first class, I've just read through again from the beginning and have to say one (recurring) comment made me smile "it'll need a skim of filler" - seeing the amount of filler used in a lot of (so called) high grade professional restorations on the internet I don't think much,if any of it, reaches your standards. I'm sure I'm not the only one to think that if I could ever get my welding finish anywhere near yours I'd be completely ecstatic and more than pleased with the outcome. Looking forward to seeing any future projects you undertake, Nigel
BMW E46 320d Sport Touring BMW E30 325 Touring (now sold on.) BMW E30 320 Cabriolet (Project car - currently for sale.)