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  • Europa(Rust)Meister restoration in Iceland

    Well as many have requested here is my thread on the rebuild.
    I will start of by introducing myself.
    My name is Magnus and i live in Iceland.
    I always loved the E30 m3 and last summer my and my uncle decided to buy one to restore it.
    Unfortunatelly due to the crisis here it was not cost effective to import one so i had to make due with what was available here.
    So i bought a 1988 Europameister.

    This car has been severy mistreated in the past.
    There has been some bodywork done on it but by what i can only call cowboys. I say this because instead of fixing the problems they just covered them up as best as their litle talent allowed them.
    If you need further explanation on who and whay you should avoid when it comes to repairs please contact me. All i can say is the people who did work on this car in regards to the bodywork should close their business and buy a boat....they ll be better off fishing cause thei sucked ass in bodywork. And for sure they never loved a BMW as they should have....
    Proof is one of the pictures where they covered the problem area with a pice of metal and painted over.
    But enough with these morons!!!!
    The car has tons of rust but we knew this (or at least most of it) when the car was bought.
    At the moment the car has been completelly stripped and work on the rust has started.
    It will be put on a rotiserie this weekend (rig so we can turn it upside down.
    Below are some random pictures to show the terrible state the car is.
    I am lucky enough to get Steini (anyone who has been in the Kruiser club will know him) work on our car.
    Anyone that knows him can tell you about his work.
    I would also like to thank Sveinbjorn (Alpina) and ̃ordur(Onno) for all their advice and help so far.
    I will be replacing all panels with new one (or at least the ones that are still available from the dealer).
    It will then have a complete respray in the original colour.
    The only additions i will add outside will be rear Evo Sport spoiler

    front Evo spoiler (Contact me if you have any of these for sale.)

    and possibly change the mirros (one of the two below)


    Mechanically i will be rebuilding the engine to 2.5 spec most likely with mild modifications for some extra bhp....
    Gearbox and diff will be rebuild accordingly.
    We have not decided on the interior but i will definetly retrim door panels and center console (original coloured leather)
    Most likely i will change the seats to possibly some Recaro CS or SR similar to the origina Evo Sport seats) or maybe some Bride seats retrimmed offcourse to match.

    There will be some more changes (steering wheel, gauges, etc) but nothing decided yet. I will post though as we progress.
    All subframes and drivetrain parts were cleaned today to be sand blasted and powder coateded or replaced if needed.
    The plan is to keep everything original with the possibility of doing an S54 swap next year. All original parts will be kept and all modifications will be done so as to be able to put it back to the original state when needed.
    We have not decided on wheels yet but it will for sure be 17 inch and staggered.
    In any case here are some pictures with the progress so far.
    I will try and update this thread as often as possible but if you have questions or something please contact me.
    Ciao for now
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  • #2
    Hi, I hope you got that m3 cheap, that car has a big rust problem, but nothing a good restorer can't sort out, good luck with it.

    GARY.
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    • #3
      Sounds like quite the project. Can't wait for more details! Subscribed.

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      • #4
        Thats going to require some major attention but its definitely fixable.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by the bear View Post
          Hi, I hope you got that m3 cheap, that car has a big rust problem, but nothing a good restorer can't sort out, good luck with it.

          GARY.

          Well due to the financial crisis here the word cheap is debatable.
          In any case if i imported one here it would cost me twice as much. And i still had the risk that that would have the same issues.
          As for the restoration, the guy doing the bodywork is kind of a guru here specialising in antique american cars and with probably 30 to 40 years experience. I think its in good hands!

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          • #6
            BTW i ordered whatever panel i could get from the dealer including the cabrio front tower reinforcement.

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            • #7
              If you have seen his work and you are happy with it go with that guy, but keep a close eye on the work and if your not happy with anything tell him because it will be you that will out the money if its not right.

              Good luck,

              GARY.
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              • #8
                yeah i go by there daily!
                Small update .....assuming the VAC side opens and i get a "good" quote i should be ordering about 12 to 15K in parts!!!

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                • #9
                  Have a nice start and............be patient!!! ;-)
                  Protect me from what i want..!

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                  • #10
                    :nice!:

                    Schwarz 1990 Sport Evolution

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MagnusKK View Post
                      BTW i ordered whatever panel i could get from the dealer including the cabrio front tower reinforcement.
                      Hi Mate,
                      Can you let me know what is the P/N for the Cabrio Front Tower Reinforcement?
                      Cheers...

                      The EMeister is definitely the Gentlemen's E30M3. New Macao Blue Respray will be Mad.
                      Go Well in this Restoration Mate

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by M3BMK View Post
                        Hi Mate,
                        Can you let me know what is the P/N for the Cabrio Front Tower Reinforcement?
                        Cheers...

                        The EMeister is definitely the Gentlemen's E30M3. New Macao Blue Respray will be Mad.
                        Go Well in this Restoration Mate
                        Sure!
                        Here they are:
                        SUPPORT LEFT 41141943223
                        SUPPORT RIGHT 41141943224

                        CONNECTION PIECE LEFT 41121943117
                        CONNECTION PIECE RIGHT 41121943118

                        REINFORCEMENT LEFT 41118103003
                        REINFORCEMENT RIGHT 41118103004

                        you can see them here:
                        http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...48&hg=41&fg=10
                        Last edited by MagnusKK; 10-25-2010, 01:05 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Small update,
                          We cleaned the garage and decided to decorate a little!!!!!!











                          and silly moment of the week.....


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                          • #14
                            ^ Now thats what i call hanging artwork!!


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                            • #15
                              i like the big window and the snow outside
                              91 M3 AW 2.5 CR Dogleg
                              88 M3 AW Track Car s54
                              95 525 Touring M52 Turbo
                              04 Toyota Tundra






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