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Amazing Full restoration 1989 BMW E30 325ix! Bare shell – no expense spared! One of the Best

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This was complete, bare shell, no expense spared restoration – absolutely one of the BEST BMW e30 325ix anywhere in the world!
Was designed and built as a present for my dad’s 65th Birthday, exactly the way he liked and wanted it to be

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ENGINE:

Completely rebuilt M20 engine with about 650 miles after full rebuild. New cylinder head with new valves & springs, H/D head gasket. Front and Rear crank seals, New Oil and Gas pumps. All Hoses were replaced with custom Blue silicone hose kit, all gaskets and O-rings were replaced. Black custom powder coated Valve cover and Intake. New Alternator/Starter/AC Compressor/Receiver&Dryer. Full tune-up with new Timing Belts/Water Pump/Thermostat/Driving Belts/Spark Plugs/Wires/Distributor/Cap/Gas Filter/Air Filter. New Radiator and A/C condenser. New Heater Core. new Expansion Tank. New MAF Rubber boot, New Gas Lines, New Fuel Injectors.
Transmission/Transfer Case/Rear Diff were replaced with low mileage units, which were fully serviced during the build of this amazing ix
Custom Stainless steel Headers / Full Custom Exhaust with Custom Rear Muffler, all in Stainless steel. New O2 sensor.
Rebuilt power steering /new reservoir lines
New Front half Drive-shafts/New Drive-shaft Boots/New Front Hubs and Front Wheel Bearings

BODY:

Bare Shell Strip Down Restoration! All rust, Dings, Damage, Imperfections were repaired and fixed, custom work + custom paint, only the best materials were used, quality primer, paint and clear!
This car is stunning in person! There are no dings/scratches/chips anywhere!
Brand New windshield, Powder-coated shadow-line Window trim. Euro Hood seals.
All New window motors, New Window regulators.
Euro Smoked Hella Style Smiley headlights with HID slim Xenon 6k and Driving lights, Auto art smoked turn signals, Hella 500 series Black Magic Driving lights
New iS front lip, New Yellow Fog Lights. Tail lights and side marker lights were sanded and clear-coated! Euro rear license plate holder.
Full floor, doors & trunk are covered with Dynomat Sound Control deadener material.

INTERIOR:

Fully custom recovered Recaro e30 M3 sport Seats with matching rear seat!
New Shift and Emergency brake boots, E34 leather hand brake, black headliner
Custom Wood dash kit with Matching wood shift knob and Leather/Wood steering wheel. New all weather rubber Mats
Euro e30 clock, Euro Custom Instrument Gauge panel.
BMW Premium Sound Music system : Pioneer head Unit, updated front speakers and wiring
Remote control Avital alarm system

SUSPENSION/BRAKES/WHEELS:

Everything is NEW ! Front control arms with M3 bushings, Front & Rear Bilstein Shocks, H&R Lowering springs, front & rear Sway bar links.
Rebuilt front calipers, new cross drilled rotors, New Pads, New Stainless steel Front & Rear brake Lines.
Brake lines under the car were also replaced including the notorious to rust brake line spider valve on top of the rear diff
New 16×8 et25 Wheels with 205/55/16 tires (with matching new spare wheel with new tire), everything mounted and balanced, New wheel alignment.

picking up the car from the previous owner, november 2013

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Once it got to our shop, we started to take it tear it down and take it apart (notice my friend Eddie busy on the phone, helping me out)

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Work on body parts has started

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We also started to gather all the parts for engine rebuild and maintenance.

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We towed the car to AMS Autowerks in Linden, NJ to have Diego Azevedo remove the drivetrain to start rebuilding it

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old engine is out

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New engine is being built

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meanwhile back at the shop the work continues on body parts.

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Engine bay is getting primered

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New heater core installed.

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new wheels / tires came in

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More work on body is being done, fixing the rust in usual places.

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New front hubs / bearings

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New quarter panels and rear tail light section is on !

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Engine bay painted

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New suspension / brake parts

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With the engine bay painted the car is towed back to Diego @ AMS Autowerks to accept new engine

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Interior is done

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Back at AMS Autowerks, Diego Azevedo is building complete full custom exhaust with headers etc..

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Once we got the car back we started to finish up the rust repair and do additional body work

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We also covered the entire under the carpet area with the noise deadening material – Dynomat

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Rest of the car is getting primered

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and the paint job.

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Now we are ready to put it together.

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Replacing all window motors and regulators (PITA !!!)

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Brand New Windshield

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my friend Eddie is back to do his usual magic

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Clean undercarriage

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Changing few more gaskets / O-rings

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Interior is done!

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and FINALLY ! The Ix is complete and ready !

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Complete documentation and maintenance records

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to see more of our builds – just click on my user name – CARRERABOY – on top of the page !

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