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1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:14 pm

Hello guys,
Decided to join this forum as almost one year ago I bought an E24 and I found this forum really helpful.
In March I bought BMW 635csi e24 which was produced in July 1983. This car was original purchased in Germany, later went to Bosnia and short after a while it came to Slovenia. This car was registered until year 2002, after that it was unregistered and no one drove with it.
At the moment the clock is showing almost 240.000km.
When I bought it last year in March the car turned on but sadly it was not possible to drive as breaks weren't working. So I still didn't drive it :cry:
The car have a lot of extra options, including Recaro sport seats and front light wipers. Previous owner cuted springs so the car was much lower and had good stance. There were also some other bad things done to it but on the outside and inside it looked good deal. Sadly it came without any history. It is accident free car. It have some rust which is repairing at the moment,...
I'l post some photos of where I'm right now

Those are photos how I picked up the car
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First day in my garage
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Then I found one photo how it looked back in 2000 when it was for sale
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First some major parts came because we thought this will be enough lol..
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So we start working on the engine
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Sold the old wheels as I was not keen of it and bought BBS RC090 17inch (I regret not buying BBS RS.. But one day :) )
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Also front seats went for a proper clean
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and in the mean time we decided to pull out the engine
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Before and after seats
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We opened engine to see if there are some problems inside. Luckily everything looked fine
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Then first batch of new parts arrived (lot's of oem parts)
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Sometime later I got back seats. They looked really good
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And wheels came back from refurbishing. Also now the front is 8J wide and rear 9J wide!
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First test fit
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Later we decided to throw out everything inside
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Chassis looked fine
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Got new diff mount (Later also new screws)
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Those were refurbished with new HR lowering springs, but later also replaced for BC racing coilovers
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Some more new parts in the garage :D
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On the engine there was replace everything. Every single screw, chain, everything around chain,..
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Bigger chassis parts were power blasted and painted in black. Looks like new
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And this is how clean engine bay looks like
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Some more new engine parts
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After I realised I want this stance I ordered BC racing coilovers (this is still test fit)
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New oil in differential and gearbox
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Those were refurbished as well
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The engine coming along nicely
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assembling rear axle
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ride high with HR lowering springs and nothing inside the car lol
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First sun and proper wash after 20 years
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I know engine cover is not in proper colour, will be fixed later
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Tacho was not working so I was on it. In the mean time I ordered M635csi tacho parts
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We found some holes on the bottom
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Then I start working on front lights with wiper mechanism
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Those
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were replaced for those
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And a lot of parts went for a good polish
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Dashboard was refurbished as well as there was a few smaller cracks
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And some other darker parts too
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New leather for the trunk
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Found out why seats were not working properly
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And replaced all the caps for the new green ones
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Rear seats and panels were proper cleaned too
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Then there was some surface rust here. Those parts were also blasted and powder painted freshly
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Result
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This was also poor
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There is also some surface rust on the seat rails. So I'm repairing this by hand
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New frehs stuff as it was blown.
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Today the car is in body shop for a rust repair
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And got some old stock of those frames. Mine were cracked
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Here we are now. The car will be in body shop for rust repair for at least 14 days from now. Then we will start putting it together
Tbc ;) :-({|=

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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by hornhospital » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:48 pm

All I can say is WOW. :shock: :o
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by baders » Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:44 am

Absolutely WOW. Great dedication to get it back to A1 condition <S>
1986 635csi LOCUTUS / Arktis Blau Metallic / Pearl Beige / S38B36/ Close ratio dogleg 5sp
2002 E46 M3 / Topaz Blau Metallic / Black Nappa / 6 speed SMG software tuned / Bilstein PSS10 Coilovers / CMP RACP reinforcement

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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:45 pm

Thanks guys!
Early this week I sourced whole electricity for the car.
Came like this
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Big plus is that those cables are also ready for AC which I don't have in my car atm but have all parts ready

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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by baders » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:49 am

I'd be doing a careful visual inspection and point to point continuity checks on that lot rs6 ! :shock:
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2002 E46 M3 / Topaz Blau Metallic / Black Nappa / 6 speed SMG software tuned / Bilstein PSS10 Coilovers / CMP RACP reinforcement

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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by jps635 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:50 am

You're doing a tremendous job going through the whole car, very thorough. Will be superb when you're done - keep up the good work.
'85 635csi JPS (RA2-66)

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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:57 am

baders wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:49 am
I'd be doing a careful visual inspection and point to point continuity checks on that lot rs6 ! :shock:
Those will be only to put on what is missing on mine. There was some cuts and modifications made. Plus when I checked all the cables there were Aircon wires, cruise control cables and a few unknown at the moment. So I can add some extra stuff in it :)
jps635 wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:50 am
You're doing a tremendous job going through the whole car, very thorough. Will be superb when you're done - keep up the good work.

Thank you. Yes, I hope at the end the car will work as this is my first project :mrgreen:

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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by sansouci » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:05 am

Awesome progress in 9 months' time!
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:39 pm

sansouci wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:05 am
Awesome progress in 9 months' time!
--Ken
Thank you..
There was some progress last week

The last interior parts were refurbished

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My car don't have air con but I have almost whole installation now. However I found brand new compressor for 150eur so I snapped it
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I found also those for back seats. Mine don't have them so it will be nice upgrade
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:22 pm

The first goodie arrived :)
M635 cluster which is calibrated and fixed (also matching kilometers to my old one)

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And got back yesterday my car from a rust repair. Now it is total rust free shell
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:37 pm

New isolation is going in :)

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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by ron » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:38 pm

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Where did you get the black rubber nipple-shaped protective cover on the L/H/S of your photo?
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:23 pm

I found this in my local shop for boat equipment. This screw is special and this was the only option

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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by ron » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:23 pm

rs6 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:23 pm
I found this in my local shop for boat equipment. This screw is special and this was the only option
Have you got a part no./description of the item please?
They are ALWAYS rustier than you thought!!!!!!
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:05 am

I will visit next week this shpo and I will check. I throw all the bags to the bin

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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:09 pm

I wasn't in the shop yet. Will go next week 100% as I need some new screws for my shark
However Antenna were rebuild and it's working like a charm now
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First time in one year I realised that now I own 2 cars lol
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It still looks like crap but everything else was repaired and replaced
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Isolation is now done. Luckily there is going carpet over that haha. I added some more than there was originally. Also in the doors and panels.
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Today we managed to finish the engine so we can put it back in the car. Hope tomorrow
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New cooler
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and new oil cooler (Mine car came without it. Not sure what the benefit is but ok)
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I changed all the keys and locks
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and replaced front and rear badge for the new ones
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:05 pm

Due to Corona virus this project slows a bit as I can't get parts fast :(

However the engine is now in
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Because my bodyshop lost my radiator I had to buy everything new including plastic panel- screws..
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Then I finished taping all cables inside
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Bought all new locks with keys. Originally I only got one key. So better safe than sorry.
Also in the factory someone assemble the lock wrong
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I started putting things together
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Ordered new Visco
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So we finished cooling
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All other interior parts were refurbished and refreshed
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BC racing going in
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Got some new tanks to put them in
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And front BC's were done to
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BCs are in and right high is now finished
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I will be also doing manual gearbox swap really soon :)

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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by songzunhuang » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:18 am

hornhospital wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:48 pm
All I can say is WOW. :shock: :o
:shock:
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by baders » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:25 am

There is more work done here in 4 months than I've managed to do in 4 years :shock:
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by jps635 » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:58 am

Really interested to know how the coilovers work, what the ride quality is like. That spoiler looks very low
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by Jerry635CSI » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:11 pm

Wow, look who's here :lol:

We went to check this car together when he bought it. According to the fact that this is his first project, it's going really well. Keep up the good work, boy... can't wait to be finished :wink:

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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:12 pm

Thanks guys for replay :)
Yes, I also can't wait to see how this will drive. Front lip is low but as this is not my daily it might be ok.

I got new parts for the trunk, mine were worn so decided to get new ones
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got some new caps
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And this is how it looks like outside garage
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I sourced manual gearbox
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And pedal box with some other parts which went to trash as I bought new ones.
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The carpet was properly cleaned. It looks good for 36 years
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Got new oem leather coat for gear stick
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And bought new tyres (215/40/17 Conti 6 for the front and 235/40/17 Conti 5 for rears)
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Finally I finished heater box. Replaced the cooler for a new one, also transmitter is new plus I put new isolation. It's not original as it's not possible to get new one but it feels the same
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Some parts for manual swap got blasted and painted in black
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And also started putting together the manual swap parts.
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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by Slownrusty » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:33 pm

Absolutely amazing!! Very inspiring. This car is going to be awesome.

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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by rs6 » Fri May 01, 2020 7:06 am

Slownrusty wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:33 pm
Absolutely amazing!! Very inspiring. This car is going to be awesome.
THank you :) Yup it will be and can't wait to drive it

The previous gearbox was without holes for pulse sensors, the idea was to make them but then I found "dog leg" gearbox and brought it home. I really wanted it from the beginning but I couldn't find any
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The engine is almost done, I replaced every pipes possible
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and also added oil cooler as this car didn't had it
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Now I have to find new parts for mounting dog leg transmission :)

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Re: 1983 Bmw 635Csi E24

Post by GRNSHRK » Fri May 01, 2020 3:36 pm

Inspiring indeed, that is some serious dedication and work =D>

I would like to hear more about how you refinished the interior, just cleaning or redyeing :-k

Looking forward to the finished product [-o<

Really, are they ever finished :-?
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