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85 Shark by Diesel

Post by Diesel » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:31 pm

Hi all.

I have just bought myself a 85' 635Sci with automatic transmission.

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Basically the car is good condition and doesn't require much work to do, however I like clean and well running cars so there is something to do, like:

1) Worn out shocks.

2) Worn out drivesfaht 'rubber'.

3) ABS, water temp. gauge and speedometer doesn't work.

4) Steering wheels needs to be rewrapped in new leather.

5) Leaky stearing rack.

6) Oil leaks through the engine gaskets.

7) Basic maintenance like new belts, liquids and so on.

There is also a signs of bad body-work or paint-work, which I can't tollerate as well.

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Ok, so the first issue that was found while looking for an ABS failure problem was rusty ABS rings which goe together with drive flanges, so had no other choice but to order new flanges, which are on the way.

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by Diesel » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:35 pm

Got a set of B6 Bilsteins and H&R springs

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Also had a brake calipers rebuilt + refurbished

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And wait for it....

Custom rims based on Style 13 OEM alloys.
18x8.5, +4/225/40
18x9.5, +3/255/35

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by Diesel » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:38 pm

Brake calipers and Bilstein + HR setup on.

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Stripped down the trim (body work and pintjob preparation) and tried the rims on.

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I hope it will drop at least by 1/2 inch after a first month of driving.

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by dwcains » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:34 pm

Nice-looking car, and great garage, too. Keep posting progress pictures.
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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by baders » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:24 am

Very nice looking car. I like the wheel concept to.
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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by hornhospital » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:26 am

baders wrote:Very nice looking car. I like the wheel concept to.
This +1 ^^^^^

Bottle cap wheels have never looked better.
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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by Diesel » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:55 am

Thanks, guys.

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by RG500NOR » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:57 pm

Nice car and looks like a very rewarding car to work on. O:)

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by Shipper 01 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:03 am

Gorgeous. Love the deep dish wheels. Where did you get them fab'd?

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by Diesel » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:29 am

Shipper 01 wrote:Gorgeous. Love the deep dish wheels. Where did you get them fab'd?
A couple of locals started making custom rims. A set of these was their first job and I was the lucky one to aquire them :-)

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by de tegenpartij » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:54 pm

Those wheels are awesome =D>

Keep up the good work!
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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by Diesel » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:22 pm

Until my Shark is waiting for a bodybowrk, I got passion on BMW and....bought another big coupe by the same manufacturer ](*,)

So it's a 1990 accident and rust free 850i. Full 109k. km (or around 65k miles) history. And a true Japan import example.

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Loaded and on the way home

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Already bought a set of Brock B9 rims (19x8.5 and 19x10 +25 all around).

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by Diesel » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:40 pm

This is the suprise was found after removing front fenders.

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Thanks to BMW gods [-o< there are still replacement panels available.

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Generally speaking this is the moment when mild refurbishing job turns in to a serious restoration with bigger plans 8)

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by hornhospital » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:23 pm

Aaaaaand, everyone say it together:

"They're always rustier than you think!"
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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by MrE » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:29 pm

Very nice, impressive fleet and I love those Brock wheels. Nasty surprise under that fender, but at least it can be rectified and everything else about both cars looks awesome.

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by zinnocoupe » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:21 pm

Wow, those replacement pieces look great, I figure I'll be needing those soon. What did they cost? Very nice looking car. And your work space looks awesome, I'm so jealous. Any chance of showing some pics as the rusty inner fenders are repaired/replaced?
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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by Diesel » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:41 pm

Thanks!!

I will keep posting all the bodywork, so the inner fender as well.
The price is 250 euro per panel.

To be honest neither Brocks, nor Bottlecaps custom rims will remain on the Bimmers.

I decided to make a custom Throwing stars rims using the barrels and the lips of the Brock rims. So the result should be a 19x8.3 and 19x10.3 3-piece Throwing stars for E31:

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and 17x8.2 and 17x9.5 3-piece TRX rims for E24.

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Until I have an update for the sixer, here are 'news' for 8er:

The ashtray cover was missing

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so I found one with complete center console on Ebay:

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I bought the car with a E46 steering wheel which I didn't like at all.

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As a result I've bought an original one:

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A rear diff had a signs of leaking. So decided to rebuild it by replacing old bearings and other minor parts. Just in case :)

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Also rebuilt a leaky steering box.

This aftermarket radio doesn't belong here...

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Will be replaced by this beauty:

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I found a few cracks in inner plastic fenders that disturbs the peace of my sleep, so sorted new ones, plus a few worn out rubber bushings, wishbones, all filters, spark plugs, belts, lifting rubber pads and other minors.

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Finally I ordered a H&R springs and a Bilstein B12/Eibach kit (I am going to use H&R springs in the front and Eibachs in the rear.
B12 received yesterday. H&R still on the way.

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by Shipper 01 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:10 pm

Nice project, and love the 850!

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by yodman » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:53 pm

This thread freaking delivers!

Beautiful cars.

I miss my 6 every day, and the snow has only just started here in Michigan.

I would love to watch your progress on these.

The 850 is the only car I would even consider selling or trading my 6 for. And only with a manual transmission.
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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by Diesel » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:10 pm

Thanks for good words.

Moving forward:

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by zinnocoupe » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:31 am

Wow. Great work. I wish I had an idea how to do what you've done. Looks good. Keep the pics coming
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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by GazM3 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:12 pm

The wheels on the 6 look great. I'm sure the Frankenstein throwing stars will come up nice also. Although cutting up some valuable(ish) throwing stars will take some balls.

With the 850i are u putting in the same diff ratio. These cars will really benifit with a lower diff especially in 4spd auto form. The dudmd or wokke chips also help unlock the v12 from its state of slumber.
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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by Diesel » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:09 pm

GazM3 wrote:The wheels on the 6 look great. I'm sure the Frankenstein throwing stars will come up nice also. Although cutting up some valuable(ish) throwing stars will take some balls.

With the 850i are u putting in the same diff ratio. These cars will really benifit with a lower diff especially in 4spd auto form. The dudmd or wokke chips also help unlock the v12 from its state of slumber.
Yes I have a plan to get an ECU chip from Wokke, but never thought about changing the gears. Perhaps can anybody advice what gears should I go for and from what other BMW model? BMW 840?
Thanks.

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by Diesel » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:59 pm

Got a new trim for my Shark :D

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Re: 85 Shark by Diesel

Post by Diesel » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:03 pm

Pulled the hear out for proper engine bay inspection>

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And it seems there is welding work to do.

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