BMW Parts at Partsgeek US

The waiting game (1982 320/6)

User avatar
davidvincent
Upcoming E21 fanatic
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:57 am
My E21(s): 1982 320/6 Lapis Blau
Location: Crystal Palace, South London

Re: The waiting game (1982 320/6)

Post by davidvincent »

Some small updates...

I removed and stripped the original 13" Mahle wheels so that I can refurbish them myself. A combination chemical dipping/stripping, soda-blasting, filing and sanding.. And a whole lot of polishing!

But to get the wheels offI needed a set of spares (thanks Paul) so a set of E30 Bottle Caps later I was almost ready to go, realising the offset was incorrect I picked up a set of these spacers:

Image

Which seemed a really good fit:

Image

So I'm able to drive now without any issues with the tie rod ends catching etc.

And then next week I'll be moving on to this!!:

Image

I've been introduced to a local guy (two roads away!) who used to race E21's and now runs a garage from home. So he's on clutch duty :)

Final update is this, a small but interesting thing (for me at least) as now in the UK the tax disk doesn't need to be displayed, hence:

Image



User avatar
davidvincent
Upcoming E21 fanatic
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:57 am
My E21(s): 1982 320/6 Lapis Blau
Location: Crystal Palace, South London

Re: The waiting game (1982 320/6)

Post by davidvincent »

A few little updates....

Finally think I have all the parts needed for the PAS upgrade:

Image

Some nos chrome handles:

Image

And a k&n filter assembly for the weber:

Image


I'm still in the process of stripping the 13" mahle's, but here's a snap o how snowy it gets in the garden doing the soda blasting!:

Image

All good fun!!

User avatar
uwbuurman
E21 VIP
E21 VIP
Posts: 16058
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:49 pm
My E21(s): 1978 type 1 323i 5speed dogleg Polaris
Location: Ljouwert

Re: The waiting game (1982 320/6)

Post by uwbuurman »

Haha, nice work!
It's the man next door!

1978 BMW 323i
1980 BMW 528i
1987 BMW 325iA cabriolet
2006 BMW 320d touring High Executive
2015 BMW 320dA touring xDrive High Executive ///Msport

User avatar
Jeroen
Site Admin
Posts: 26510
Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:23 pm
My E21(s): '81 323i Baur
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: The waiting game (1982 320/6)

Post by Jeroen »

All nice upgrades sir!!
Regards/groeten, Jeroen

We want your contributions in our E21 Facebook Group! Join, like, post & share!

Post Reply