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Another New Member!

Post by NigelC » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:16 pm

Hi everybody, I thought I should introduce myself. My name is Nigel and I live in West Sussex. UK.
I have owned my 635csi auto (built Dec 1986) for the last 17 years, a daily driver for 5 years before I took it off the road
due to worn suspension and rust ! It stood outside under a cover for 7 years ( which did it no favors) until 5 years ago when I realized that if I didn't make a start on its major restoration (body welding, respray, all running gear, fuel tank, both pumps and lines, all new brakes etc) it would never get done!
5 years of Weekends and Bank Holidays on it is now finished and just recently passed the MOT so I can now start driving it again. I was a little nervous about how good it would be (looking back through rose coloured glasses things were always
better than reality!) and how it would stack up against the massive improvements in modern cars.
To my amazement and great pleasure it was much better! The all new struts, springs, shocks, control arms, links and bushes transformed my high mileage car into a tight factory-fresh groundhog!
Now the funny thing is that although you don't know me I know of most of your senior contributors very well as I have scanned all the posts over the last 5 years and gained so much useful information and knowledge . To all you guys out there a 'Very Big Thank You' from me! NigelC

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Re: Another New Member!

Post by GRNSHRK » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:28 pm

Wow, welcome, and great story Nigel =D>

I'm sure all of those "senior members" that you referred to will chime in shortly [-o<

Now, how about some pix :wink:
1980 633 CSi
Cypress Green/Pearl Beige
2011 F10 528i
2005 E46 330 Ci ZHP Cabrio

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Re: Another New Member!

Post by NigelC » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:50 pm

Thank you for your welcome Bobbo, much appreciated. I will have to get some decent outdoor pics
(UK weather permitting!) and work out how to send them!! Nigel.

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Re: Another New Member!

Post by Pod » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:54 am

Welcome to the Forum, Nigel! Looking forward to seeing the photos of your car.

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Re: Another New Member!

Post by Jono B good » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:21 am

Dude welcome! Even though I'm not senior here, I have been around the crowd for eons before here. Cheers!

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Re: Another New Member!

Post by scoTT la rock » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:54 pm

Welcome from another new guy :D

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