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Old 07-17-2009, 02:34 PM   #1
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e30 restoration bible

Just came in the mail, along with my bentley manual

yipee!

some cool shit in that resto book.

I also have "101 projects for your 3 series"
anyone else have any books (that you own) that you think is worth buying?
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:35 PM   #2
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very kewl. make copies and sell them to the group. :-)
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:42 PM   #3
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yeah, i would like to have 101 project, scan it and convert in .pdf
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:09 PM   #4
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yes that would be so sweeT !!!!
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:34 PM   #5
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...some cool shit in that resto book...
I've always wondered about this book. Can you provide a few tantalizing examples to whet the appetite?
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:29 PM   #6
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take a look at google e books, you have it partly in .pdf for viewing
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:41 PM   #7
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Best book I've read is "Speed Secrets: Professional Race Driving Techniques". Also, "Forced Induction Performance Tuning" is great too!
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:28 PM   #8
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The 101 projects book looks like it's full of mostly simple stuff that most of us already know how to do... maybe deeper into the book there are some more interesting projects?

Just a side note while we're talking about restorations; I'm fixing up a E30 318is and when I got it, the M-technic steering wheel had a wheel cover on it. When I removed it, the wheel was all brown and cracked and looked like hell. I took it to the shoe repair guy at South Common Mall and let him have it over the weekend. When I got it back it looked like a new wheel!!! The stitching looked great, leather polished up great!! $28. He said he could recover it in brushed suede with "M" coloured stiching for around $250.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:35 PM   #9
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well that 250 is still pretty steep but good to hear you were able to save the wheel. :-)
When I bought my 325is I managed to get the same wheel in immaculate condition.
I was astonished at the condition of the leather. I would say 98-99% perfect with no exaggeration considering it's almost 20 years young. :-)
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I think I've had 14 bmw's in 4 years.
2 IX's -sold and parts
2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!

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Old 07-18-2009, 07:08 PM   #10
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Yeah, I'll get it polished for $28 again when it's ready. $250 was at the top end of what he said it would cost to recover... I would imagine using 3 colours of stiching is very time consuming, plus the cost of the suede.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:11 PM   #11
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2 IX's -sold and parts
2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:16 PM   #12
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I did a readthrough a few days ago, I'll do it again and get back to you
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:06 PM   #13
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Where did you order the manual from? I have been looking to order one and am trying to decide between Amazon and Bav Auto as they have reasonable prices.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:31 PM   #14
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amazon, didn't care about the price
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