So the car is now home at my garage and I am chuffed to bits
I'm going to work rear forward and I've started fitting up the rear lights and brightwork today.
Just need some new enamel badges and to cut the plugs for the rear lights and crimp on some spade connectors to get the pre-facelift lights to work!
Then it's onto fuelling and the battery
So glad I kept the trim connectin
Well I am pleased to report Scott was right... though only just
I just couldn't resist offering up the wheels to the car after picking them up from being polished, and I was super nervous about the wheels not fitting on the rears... the front's are fine as there is so much wiggle room but the rears were tight already with the 15x7 et12 Alpina reps, so I couldn't believe the WORK wheels fitted so well!
The specs are 15x8 ET-3 with 205/50 Toyo Proxes R888R tyres...
I couldn't help myself so here's some more photos of the car together. The arches and chin spoiler are on, as are the boot and bonnet.
The colour is everything I wanted - and the spray shop have absolutely smashed it out the park, the finish is awesome.
I'm going to get some proper photos with an actual camera rather than a smart phone, when the wheels are on and some of the bits have been fitted up...
Anyway, enough rambling, here's the pics:
Sneak preview tonight of the bodyshell painted... it looks absolutely awesome!
I'm going to wait until the car is a bit more built up before revealing the whole thing, but she looks amazing chuffed to bits.
The door shuts and sills have been painted tonight, along with the inside of the bonnet, boot and doors (no photos of that though).
After a final flat down tomorrow with some fine sandpaper tomorrow morning the body should be painted!
BIG updates coming!
Another post from me! Tonight the car had its final sand off and then primer, which I'm totally chuffed about! The colour is going on next week.
After what feels like a million times the car has finally been properly flatted off for the last time - it will have a light going over between the primer and the final colour but it's there.
The car is so straight, I'm absolutely chuffed with the finish already and can't wait to see her in black and back a
I had a look at the centre caps that came with the wheels and they were a bit shot, I wasn't happy with the finish at all.
I've seen some limited edition centre caps online that some JDM cars are running in yellow rather than chrome, and I thought they looked awesome. I sent WORK Wheels UK /Driftworks an email last week on the off chance they had one or two left in stock (not likely as they were launched in 2017 and were really popular) and they came back and said they didn't.
Happy New Year to all.
I hope you're all well. Thought I'd post a new years update as a bit more progress has been made. I got a drill press for Christmas which I'm chuffed about and this year the interior and boot of the car has now been painted in the final colour!
I think it look epic.
Over the Christmas break I got a bit carried away and ordered some WORK Equip 03 wheels - 15x8 Et-3 and some TOYO R888R's, 205/50r15. Absolutely chuffed with how it all loo
So I thought I would start a project blog on here as things are finally moving along with my project car so I can update regularly!
My Father and I bought a lovely 1975 BMW 1602 with an M42 engine, full Turbo body kit, Alpina wheels and steering wheel from Warrington. We went to see the car and paid the deposit in late January, intending on picking up the motor at the end of February.
The spec list as I bought her:
The car is originally a 1975 160