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General Forum : Progress with the Baur

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      - Progress with the Baur
Bill in MN   Posted Friday, Oct 27th 8:41pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 35

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
The last of the panels arrived today so I've a weekend of making sure everything fits before it's off for priming. I wound up getting new OEM fenders and doors as well as a hood from a garage queen parts car. I decided to go with new since it's not all that expensive and the end result will be well worth it.

Nothing's been done on the mechanical end, save for the fact that a Super Eta that I sold a few years ago got wrecked and the drivetrain was given to me with about 25k on a rebuild. It may make more sense to transplant this motor/trans. instead of doing the buildup I was planning on.

Progress is now going to be slow. Lots of sanding lays ahead and my goal is to have it in paint before the end of February.


melloh   Posted Friday, Oct 27th 11:07pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 437
   
California, USA (San Jose)
1980 320is, 1991 318is
Paint? Hmm.. I kinda like that rustic look, though.

JK

Much luck on it. Too bad I'll never get to see the finished product in person - I know it'd be a treat.

realcrouton   Posted Saturday, Oct 28th 1:53am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 55
   
Washington, USA
1977 320i, 1981 323i, 1991 325ic, 2000 328i
I'm getting close to the point you are with my e21 as well. This weekend I'm probably going to be pulling the front and rear subframes. I like the frame you built to support the tub, I plan on constructing one like it myself. Can you give me the dimensions or any other helpful hints for building mine?

Thanks and good luck!

-Dave

Bill in MN   Posted Saturday, Oct 28th 3:53am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 36

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
The outside dimensions are 87" in length and 48" width with the rear "bunk" crossing at 84". I reinforced the corners on the inside with 2X6's doubled up and they also act as the mount for the caster wheels. I used 8" Torx head screws for each corner and 3" Torx screws for everythign else. They're overkill but it will never pull apart on its own.

The cross member for the rear is elevated 9" from that of the front. This puts the car perfectly level from front to back.

If I were to change anything I'd put on bigger caster wheels but this will only see use inside the shop and are more than adequate.

cnvkellogg   Posted Saturday, Oct 28th 3:54am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 60
   
Eugene, OR
78 320i
oh my thats a lot of tolet paper on the shelf in your garage.

Bill in MN   Posted Saturday, Oct 28th 3:39pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 37

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
A guy can't have enough TP

We own/operate a resort and that will only last about a week!

realcrouton   Posted Saturday, Oct 28th 8:13pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 56
   
Washington, USA
1977 320i, 1981 323i, 1991 325ic, 2000 328i
Thanks for the help Bill! I'll be posting pics of my progress soon.

-Dave

wharthog   Posted Wednesday, Nov 1st 7:04am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 74
   
SF Bay,California, USA
1982 323i, , R1150RT
looking good Bill... I can't wait to see Dave's


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