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Old 03-21-2008, 12:20 PM
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hey what color is that blue, this is my favorite color on a e34 and i need to repaint mine... im really considering this color
The code of BMW color is the 303 diamond schwartz.
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:44 AM
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Yesterday i pick up the stuff from ALPINA. And here they are.
The Bi-turbo rear spoiler.(I pose them on the donor car 535i):




The quality of that rear wing is astonishing....
Better from M5. Lighter, more precise and guess what? NO water inside the trunk (like M5's) because the drills are at the lip outside of it.

The front spoiler of the B10 4.6:




The new steering wheel. What a beauty....:




The 2 power seats from an M5 3.8




Until i found genuine ALPINA rims, i'm going to put this. They are the staggered EIGER from TEAM DYNAMICS:
18X8 at the front:


And 18X9 at the back:
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:00 PM
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dude ur car is gonna look great......... are u doing anything to the engine???
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:25 AM
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Actually yes. I'm going to turbocharge it. (The M30 3.5)
I wan't to use one turbine but if the turbo-lag is big, i'm going for two.
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:11 PM
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That's sick dude, can you post pics of the car with those wheels?
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:54 PM
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I will put them by the end of this month. I think....

I don't know for sure, because i am working parallel on the M30 removal from the 535i and my time is so little.

I am bulding a multi machine that will help me, and combines an engine crane and an engine stand.

This:


And this, together:


I also found a manual gearbox, so the boring auto is out.....

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Old 05-01-2008, 12:39 PM
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Hi guys. It's been a while. I managed to design and construct my crane for the removal of the M30. As i allready said, this machine will lift the engine and keep it up like an engine stand for the rebuild.

I used square tube 80mmX80mm and 4mm thickness.





I used M14 bolts everywhere. So know i can store it.



This are the rings that will keep the motor up on the crane.


This is the axle that will hold the block and will aloud me to rotate it, It is 50mm of thickness.


I made a whole (actually two) at the tube and weld the rings.


And ready....




And then i painted it. It is ready.






They are some things that missing from the pictures but you will see them at september, when i'm going to take the engine off.

When i was working look what parked out side of my work:




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Old 05-01-2008, 01:59 PM
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niiiiice.
keep working on that 535...
Im anxious to see more progress!!
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:29 PM
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hey what color is that blue, this is my favorite color on a e34 and i need to repaint mine... im really considering this color
sorry billy, didn't see the "blue"
I think it's alpina blue, or alpina blau like they call it.
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Old 05-22-2008, 08:26 PM
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what up this is my first time posting i have been a e34 franatic for years. i own a 1989 alpine white e34 in which i have been restoring for sometime now. i regularly read all posting and could not wait for my own car to be showcased. I take a little from every one and try my best to infuse it into my own unique style. i want to say that everyone has their own vision and needs to express it. your car is hot and what ever you dicide to do with it true e34 visionarys will love the route you choose to take. i will start posting my pictures asap![IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:18 PM
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I hope theses photos do my cer justice. please give me some feedback on my project i am almost finished.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:44 PM
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Here are a couple of more pics.
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:38 PM
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Hello "5-belowzero" and welcome to bimmerfest. You have a very beautifull E34 and it has a good color too....

Please make a post with your restoration progress. We will love to see one more.

Okay. News.... as we speak my interior is being changing from beige to full black leather.
Seats, door panels and after september, dash and console too. I have managed to squeeze a 10 Litre mini fridge beetween the rear passengers. The whole thing is been covered by a wooden console and leather all around.

I also put the ALPINA rear wing and the front spoiler. They will both been painted this week.

I am tired....sleepless and tried to locate my bed . Expect pictures this week.
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:25 PM
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Smile

forgive me i am new to this posting pictures and having trouble. but i will get it right! E 520i i will give you a update in words what i have done to 5-below. first with the help of my Restoration guy Gino Vanair from england who is a bimmer fanatic aswell. Gino is a crack mech. and has manually brought my vison to past.
I was instructed to start with my engine. which is the stock m20 with some minor mods.
engine lighten and balanced/head shaved/new radiator all new hoses/crank shaft lighten and balanced.280 high performance schrick camshaft from turnermotorsports. upgraded E 750il control arm and brushing. upper and lower arms changed, whole front end redone. cold air intake added.upgraded wire and and ignition coil. we tried bigger injectors but kept flooding out. went back to stock. transmission was rebuilt. manifold was taken off and i went with header from Carr industrials with a crome look. which lead down to a full Remus exhaust cat back which gave 5-below a nice growl with a attitude. drive shaft lighten and balanced. header and exhaust bolted up with minor adjustments. I stressed over whether or not to upgrade to a bigger brake system but i face reality that 5-belowzero will never have six hundred horses no matter what i do with the stock heart implanted. so i stayed with the stock size brake system. But i did buy slotted and drilled rotors which added a serious look of bad ass intent. calibers will be painted a glossy black. I grew up a mopar junkie so when it came to what look i was going to follow in her stance i decided to go with my roots. "sorry i just could not help it" i like all my fellow brothers who lower their E i thought i would just add vogtland lowering springs to the front, a risky move since i think i was the only one to go that route. the reasoning for this is i order a set of mesh custom made wheels from zeforge.com of hunting beach California. I went with a 17-10 in the rear wrapped in a falkin 452 275-40-17 on the front a 17-8 wrapped in a falkin 235-45-17. the wheels are high polished alumni with a mirror finish on the outside lip aswell as the inner lip. their is a 3 in half lip on the back and a 2 inch lip on the front. the rims were lofty but well worth it. i have read so many horror stories about rims not fitting and needing spacer or rolling arches i did not believe it was possible to purchase rims that was not OEM approved. well let me be the first to tell you that theses guys at zeforge know what they are doing. my rims bolted on as if they were stock balanced right out and no shake or shimming at high speeds. just perfect. i tried of writing i will finish up next time. i hope these pictures attach.
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:40 PM
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Smile a place to vent

what up E 520i? i have finally got the hang of posting pictures. here are a few pics of my wheels before i installed them on 5-belowzero. the center cap in the middle was engraved by zeforge with the BMW logo and my name. maybe a little much but i think it is hot. if anyone has an opinion please do tell.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:08 PM
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Beautiful car!

What type of exhaust are you going to install?
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:23 PM
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I am not sure you are writing to 5-below but if you are thx. I am running remus full exhuast cat back. It sounds great. still getting the hang of this.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:53 PM
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I am not sure you are writing to 5-below but if you are thx. I am running remus full exhuast cat back. It sounds great. still getting the hang of this.

Actually I was replying to E34_520i.

Yours is nice too.. you should make your own thread, instead of hijacking another.. :P
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Old 06-04-2008, 02:46 PM
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Thx for that info I will, I hope no offence was taken not personal/sorry, you guys Still new won't happen again. Good looking out.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:02 AM
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Hello 5-belowzero, no offence taken my friend.

But i will like to see more of your car. Can the moderators take the last posts of 5-belowzero and make an new thread?

taws34 i don't know yet. Until the twin turbo's get in place, probably the stock. But it's going to be a 4 tailpipe for sure...
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:47 AM
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Hello e34 520i thx for the get out of jail free card. I will start my on thread on the rest of my restoration.
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:50 PM
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:11 AM
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Okay.... here we are again after a while....

This is the progress so far.
I change the headliner on the roof with a new one because tho old one was starting to fall off....


I put a district ALPINA pedal set:


And now the good stuff.... I was thinking to turn my interior to white and black...

Bad bad bad idea..... It will be an M interior, not an ALPINA one, and i didn't want that. So i turn it to full black. The seats, the door panels, everything.

And here it is (note the new alpina wood shift knob):


The passenger seat:


The back seat with the arm rest:


The front door panel:


The rear door panel:


The Alpina 3 spoke steering wheel and the shift knob:




Between the rear passengers i put a steady arm rest and in it a 10lt mini fridge, that can hold 16 cans....
Closed:


And open:


Just to say that i did something to interior, i decide to put leather by my own to the rear window shelf.

I first remove the old and burn't cloth:


And inch by inch i gloo the black leather and cover it:


An before i know it, it was done:


Ooo, and one idea pop out when i saw this:


I'm going to by a luggage set, covered it with the same leather from the interior and put the ALPINA logo on them. Just like they did old times with the expensive cars.
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:25 PM
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Wow, looks incredible, you obviously have experience with car interior(?) but how hard would it be for a begginer (meaning never done anything before) to redo the door panels?

Also could you post up some pics with those wheels on it please
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:12 PM
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***913;ctually no i don't have experience. I just... do what ever i do and it's going great so far.

"but how hard would it be for a begginer (meaning never done anything before) to redo the door panels"

Sorry can you help me with this one. Didn't get it.
It's all Greek to me.....

I haven't put the 18's on yet. But when i do i will post pictures.
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