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01-11-2005 03:26 PM #1
Just picked up my "new" E3 from California. Thanks all for the help in findng one. The drive was long but great, back to Seattle. I am now looking for interior parts for the car. I had a few questions I'm hoping you guys may be able to help with.
Does anyone have experience replacing a dash? Or would it be recomended to somehow repair the one in the car? It has about 8 cracks in it. The lower dash/center console is also in drastic need of repair.
I also think I am in need of new front seats. The springs seem to be going out on the drivers side and the cover is far beyond repair. Are there any known junkyards in the NW that have any selection of older BMW's.
If anyone has a parts car here in the NW please let me know....
Thanks for all your help,
I'm hooked now
01-12-2005 07:31 PM #2
01-12-2005 09:03 PM #3
- Gatlinburg, TN, United StatesMember No: 57713
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01-13-2005 01:26 PM #4
01-13-2005 02:47 PM #5
Re: New Bavaria
The exterior condition is very good, the only flaw is a small dent on the tip of the passenger side fender. I cannot find ANY rust anywhere, or any signs of covered up rust. The engine runs great, it has around 200,000 miles on it. It does not seem to burn much, if any oil.
The interior is another story. The drivers seat needs to be reconditioned, and the passenger seat should be recovered. The dash has cracks from sitting in the california sun.
The Specs as I have observed:
Color : Garnet red (?)
Interior : Brown
Factory Air (Most of which taken out by PO)
Trans : 4 Speed
Weber down draft carbs have been installed
"aftermarket" exhaust by PO (Flow master muffler, WHY?)
01-13-2005 02:53 PM #6
01-13-2005 05:21 PM #7
Seth, the e3 crowd is all
on the Senior Six mailing list. Very few people here on RF.
Replacing the dash requires removing the windshield. People will tell you it's possible without. It may be possible, but it's not practical.
For seats, you should look for a set of e21 Recaros. It will take minor fabricating to create mounts, but it's well worth it for the comfort and support.
The name of your color is Malaga. You should consider installing L-jet injection, it's pretty easy and it will get you back the performance lost to the Webers, which are much smaller than the original Zenith carbs (unless you have 38/38's but my money is on a set of 32/36's, that's the usual replacement unit). Since you have so many miles on the engine the easy thing would be to get a complete used engine and 5 speed from an e12 528i with the wiring and ECU.
01-15-2005 04:13 PM #8
Nice looking Bavaria Seth!..
I only know of one around where I live (Rochester, N.Y.), it's an Amazon Green '74 Bavaria, automatic. In the middle 1990's I had a Malaga '73 2002tii and went to a car show put on by our local BMWCCA chapter, there was a Malaga Bavaria present but I have not seen that car around here since then. Well, good luck with the "Bav", nice bimmers.
'69 2000..( VIN 1160384, granada red/black, 4 speed, in my garage for winter )
01-16-2005 06:34 PM #9
Re: New Bavaria
Very nice looking Bavaria! I have some 14x7 Alpina/Ronal wheels that would really improve the appearance. This is a set of five wheels that are completely refinished and are true. They would give the car the correct period look. I also have a three spoke CSL factory sport steering wheel. Let me know if you are interested.
04-14-2005 12:30 PM #10
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Just beautiful, brings back nice memories. You may
need to rebend the front bumper supports so it sits parallel with the ground. Must have gotten bumped at some point. Absolutely gorgeous car.
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