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mitfa911 04-02-2013 10:42 PM

Saving her from the crusher
 
Hello Fanatics. I've been a member for a while but I've never taken the time to post or start a thread. I've recently acquired a 2001 330CI from an insurance auction with a salvage title. What sold me was the car had a factory hardtop and the price couldn't be beaten. I will try to post more as I go along with repairs and upgrades. Here are a few pictures when I got her.
http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/y...675201_2_I.jpg
http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/y...675201_1_I.jpg
http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/y...675201_3_I.jpg
http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/y...675201_4_I.jpg
http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/y...675201_5_I.jpg
http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/y...675201_6_I.jpg
http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/y...675201_8_I.jpg
http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/y...75201_10_I.jpg
http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/y...675201_7_I.jpg

hi its me alec 04-02-2013 10:55 PM

Damn, what are you gonna do about the frame in front? Are the door gaps even?

braymond141 04-02-2013 11:11 PM

I hope it was cheap, there's a lot of work to do to that (if you're doing it correctly) and you're probably going to exceed the cost of just buying a clear title car in a more desirable color combo.

Good luck, detail everything.

always-there 04-02-2013 11:13 PM

Honestly, that's going to cost you so much. By then, you're going to think twice about that purchase. Not attempting to be negative but, that sucks. To add to it, it's an automatic, blah. Good luck.

mitfa911 04-02-2013 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hi its me alec (Post 15308014)
Damn, what are you gonna do about the frame in front? Are the door gaps even?

The car has already been fixed. It was pulled with a frame machine. Gaps are reasonable and doesn't pull to the sides. Wheel alignment is within specs. I'm just waiting for some comments before posting some more pictures.

98bimmer 04-02-2013 11:42 PM

Did it cost you more than a clear title car?

mitfa911 04-02-2013 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by braymond141 (Post 15308066)
I hope it was cheap, there's a lot of work to do to that (if you're doing it correctly) and you're probably going to exceed the cost of just buying a clear title car in a more desirable color combo.

Good luck, detail everything.

It was cheap. Lets say I have less than $2500 including the purchase of the car. I've done all the work myself except for paint, plus I have easy access for parts.

Slow_335i 04-02-2013 11:45 PM

You would've been better off buying a unicycle!

mitfa911 04-02-2013 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UDM-E46 Enthusiast (Post 15308073)
Honestly, that's going to cost you so much. By then, you're going to think twice about that purchase. Not attempting to be negative but, that sucks. To add to it, it's an automatic, blah. Good luck.

Wouldn't be doing this if I didn't have the right resources. I'm doing this for fun and as a pass time, not to make money in a resale later on.

mitfa911 04-02-2013 11:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slow_335i (Post 15308158)
You would've been better off buying a unicycle!

Thanks for your sarcasm. It is expected on any forum.

tinman831 04-03-2013 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mitfa911 (Post 15308151)
It was cheap. Lets say I have less than $2500 including the purchase of the car. I've done all the work myself except for paint, plus I have easy access for parts.

For only $2500 I'd drive the tires off that thing. Not sure how you managed to only spend that much for everything though. :hmm:

C4RLOS 04-03-2013 12:29 AM

Let's see the repaired pics!

hi its me alec 04-03-2013 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mitfa911 (Post 15308161)
Wouldn't be doing this if I didn't have the right resources. I'm doing this for fun and as a pass time, not to make money in a resale later on.

:thumbsup:

bmwTuner1 04-03-2013 12:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mitfa911 (Post 15308161)
Wouldn't be doing this if I didn't have the right resources.

That's something people fail to understand. Can wait to see how everything comes out! :clap:


PS: I'm sure you have everything figured out but I'd replace the oil filter housing gasket while everything is off. It's only a $10 part but a pain to get to when everything is on the car.

Imanewbie 04-03-2013 01:04 AM

You have a frame rack sitting in your garage? What measurement's where done?

ImSoFreaknWhite 04-03-2013 01:17 AM

cant wait to see the finished pics of it

djnekkon 04-03-2013 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Imanewbie (Post 15308360)
You have a frame rack sitting in your garage? What measurement's where done?

this...

Op, you can have all the time of the world to do the project. I highly doubt you get a decent result with that frame damage, just the frame. I hope you have a 100k machine in your garage and prove me wrong. good luck

terzinator 04-03-2013 09:36 AM

I certainly don't have the skills or equipment to get that thing into proper shape. But if the price was low enough, I might have bought it to part it out.

If it was straight, the hardtop alone has to be worth quite a bit, right?

Brevik 04-03-2013 09:44 AM

I would part of out because the frame damage is pretty bad.

Studdly_Studright 04-03-2013 10:24 AM

If it's for fun then nice project! Post up some current pics now..


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