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I have Opened a BMW Wrecking Business on The Gold Coast

Post by Ozibimmer » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:51 am

Hi Guys
I just wanted to share the news with you all regarding my Business My good friend and myself have opened.
Its a BMW Wreckers that will specialize in older model Bimmers.
We will have Every model from the 2002 to the E39 with later models also but mainly early models.
We have the premises now and will be opening the doors on the 1st of July but we are selling now.
Its been 12 month of prepping to find the right premises, the one we have found has ample indoor room plus 4 offices, 2 x large store rooms with a nice modern reception room plus plenty of display area.
The main reason for this was a lack of older model cars for parting and old school service that myself and Ken (my business partner) will strive for.
The idea of what we are doing here is as soon as a car arrives it will be completely disassembled into pieces and packed and stacked on our racks. All parts such as motors and gearboxes will be tested before sale and all small parts will be vac packed.
I have 3 x 635s now with one of them being a 1980 series 1 E24 635 in black.
I also have a white one which is a 86 model with another one one the way due to arrive within a few days.
We now have purchased
3x E24
1x E21
2x E30
3x E34
2x E36
2x E28
1x 2002
1x E32
1x E23

Plus dib's on 6 more by next Friday with 4 of them being later models than 2006.
I will have a fully functioned Workshop with a 2 post hoist and looking at a 4 post for outside.
We also have a large outdoor area for around 15 cars that will be fenced to use as storage.
Here area few pictures of work in progress.
Sign writing and workshop stuff to come this week.
More pictures to come this week as all the shelving and hoists arrive.
We have also spent a bucket load on new stuff like OEM parts, filter, seals, clips, panels, gaskets, and much, much more.
The place is much larger than the pictures and there will be no cars stored in the shed so what area you see will be for parts only with enough room for the cars to get in workshop area and hoist.
Oh and before anyone asks I will be specializing in E24s =D>
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78 E23 728i
79 E24 633CSi
80 E24 635CSi
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Post by Ozibimmer » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:59 am

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78 E23 728i
79 E24 633CSi
80 E24 635CSi
82 E24 635csi Race Car Build (Schnitzer Replica) viewtopic.php?t=21792
82 E28 JPS (1 of 2 Ever Built)
85 E30 JPS

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Post by markh » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:36 am

Congrat's to your new business. I hope you're wildly successfull!
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Post by 2I6es » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:59 pm

Ozbimmer - congratulations on your set up. I would hope at some stage either a parts newsletter via email or a web page setup. As a first request from me for once you are up and going I would like a dogleg gear knob for LOCUTUS. I know where the gears are but most mistake 2nd for 1st. It looks tacky having a former business card sticky taped to the dash showing correct positioning. Please let me know the price.


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Post by Ozibimmer » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:00 pm

Thanks guys
Any member wanting anything no problem I will get them what you need.
First of all any member of big coupe will get a good discount
If any of you are on the coast please drop in and have a coffee, tea or a coldy. I will throw your dar up on the hoist for you to give it a one over.
Also any guys wanting to travel to visit me I am going to have a bigcuope and 6 series register day on a Sunday and crank up the barby
For a special 6 series day with a lucky door prize.
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77 E24 633CSi
78 E23 728i
79 E24 633CSi
80 E24 635CSi
82 E24 635csi Race Car Build (Schnitzer Replica) viewtopic.php?t=21792
82 E28 JPS (1 of 2 Ever Built)
85 E30 JPS

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Post by GazM3 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:05 pm

Nice work Addam. This will be orsome having an enthusiast run specialised wrecking yard. I'm sure ill give u lots of business over the upcoming year
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Post by billy635 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:46 pm

Congrats and good luck. 8)
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Post by GripGreg » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:01 am

WOW!!
Congratulations! I'm glad that a good part is indoors.
I can also picture some shelves, made with 2X12 plank, supported by 4X4 posts creating a second floor for all of your parts, with stairs leading to the
second floor, in your future. Make sure it's up to code though!
Or, is that the Grip in me? :-k I know,,,I'm jumpin; ahead of myself.
Good luck!!!
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Post by TrevorB » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:45 am

Well done Addam! Good luck with the business mate.
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Post by AusE24 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:14 am

Top Work Aadam.

Pop up the address so we can drop in.

Good luck and keep the passion alive.

Regards

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Post by Ozibimmer » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:24 am

Thanks again guys for your support
I don't want to post up address till its opened but Ill send you a pm with the address Greg and for any other member that wants it to drop in.
I just want to get the outside finished and signage up and racks in so it has a much more "wow look at all the old school shit I have factor" :D
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77 E3 3.0SI
77 E24 633CSi
78 E23 728i
79 E24 633CSi
80 E24 635CSi
82 E24 635csi Race Car Build (Schnitzer Replica) viewtopic.php?t=21792
82 E28 JPS (1 of 2 Ever Built)
85 E30 JPS

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Post by al2000ti » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:39 pm

Hi Addam,
Looking really good. Can you post a few pics of your 2002 and what year is it?
I will have to pay you a visit and check out your stock. I also have a few older BM's so if you need something please ask. Simon Harrex often calls me when he needs older bits.

Cheers,
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Post by Ozibimmer » Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:13 pm

Hi Guys
The shops going really good.
Just picked up a bunch of new E3 Guards,Boot,Bonnets and also the same for the E21 and E30 as well as a ton of E3,E12,24 clusters and lots of fun stuff. I also bought over 20 sets of rare very early tail Lights from the 2002 through to the E28.
I will have later model stuff but mainly I will be sorting early model Bimmer stuff.
Hoist in and new fork truck. Still waiting on racks to arrive.
Here are a few more pictures.
This is a link to my EBay shop so if anyone is after anything for there car please let me know.
http://stores.ebay.com.au/BMW-Auto-Wreckers
I have 1000s of stuff to load up so it will take some time.
The Address is Unit 2/19 Industrial Ave Ashmore Gold Coast
@ weeks should have it all up complete and all stock in =D> .
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77 E3 3.0SI
77 E24 633CSi
78 E23 728i
79 E24 633CSi
80 E24 635CSi
82 E24 635csi Race Car Build (Schnitzer Replica) viewtopic.php?t=21792
82 E28 JPS (1 of 2 Ever Built)
85 E30 JPS

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Post by 635 tragic » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:22 am

All the best in this new venture it could become Australia,s version of Fritz Bits . Looking forward to your inventory list. Cheers Bob.
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Post by Ozibimmer » Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:44 am

Thanks Bob
The Rain has held back the sign writing, racks arriving and business is going great.
Amazed how many guys with E24s have called me.
Of course every one of them I ask are you on Big Coupe :P
Bought lots of new cars
Just last week
two more E21s,1 more E34 and 3 more E36s.
Negotiating on a E3 and a E31 850.
Getting over 40 calls a day now =D>

Trying to upload pictures but since Bigcoupe was down and back up I am unable to load up photos, do any of you guys have the same problem
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77 E3 3.0SI
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78 E23 728i
79 E24 633CSi
80 E24 635CSi
82 E24 635csi Race Car Build (Schnitzer Replica) viewtopic.php?t=21792
82 E28 JPS (1 of 2 Ever Built)
85 E30 JPS

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Post by Shipper 01 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:06 am

But are you making money? We love the idea of your business but hate the idea it goes quiet.

Also, have a think about early model BMW performance parts. I need to shop around the world to get my E3 2 door racer stocked. Things like;

performance brake pads. anything e12 or earlier are not a shelf item.
extractors.
intake.
Head gaskets. Performance head gaskets are multi layered steel and need to be sourced in the USA.
head stud sets.
Any older gasket sets.

I am yet to find an early BMW model performance centre in Aus.

Just a though.

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Post by Robertb » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:51 am

Awesome news Adam.. I will relay the news to as many of the 6 series register guys here via e-mail..
regards
Robert.
p.s maybe when it is up and running we will all come down for a visit,,??

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Post by Ozibimmer » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:59 am

Just Bought E3 Bumpers today. 6 of them, three front and three rear just to make sure Josh you have plenty of spares.
I am looking into Performance stuff as we speak.

Hi Rob
I am just waiting for the rest of the racks and sign writing and then we will be up.
Both myself and Ken my business partner just joined the Queensland BMW club a few weeks ago and we are planning a 6 series BBQ soon I will let you know.
Also just bought 10 Bonnets that are from 1602,2002,2500,E3,E12,E21 and 3x 2002 Boots and a bunch of Early model pre 1980 Engine parts and gaskets.
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77 E3 3.0SI
77 E24 633CSi
78 E23 728i
79 E24 633CSi
80 E24 635CSi
82 E24 635csi Race Car Build (Schnitzer Replica) viewtopic.php?t=21792
82 E28 JPS (1 of 2 Ever Built)
85 E30 JPS

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Post by Ozibimmer » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:42 am

More Update
Some of the Racks arrived, and now the Front Office/Showroom Is starting to look a bit like it should.
New stock arriving every day.
Keep you guys updated.

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77 E3 3.0SI
77 E24 633CSi
78 E23 728i
79 E24 633CSi
80 E24 635CSi
82 E24 635csi Race Car Build (Schnitzer Replica) viewtopic.php?t=21792
82 E28 JPS (1 of 2 Ever Built)
85 E30 JPS

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Post by Ozibimmer » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:44 am

Oh Look 635s
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77 E3 3.0SI
77 E24 633CSi
78 E23 728i
79 E24 633CSi
80 E24 635CSi
82 E24 635csi Race Car Build (Schnitzer Replica) viewtopic.php?t=21792
82 E28 JPS (1 of 2 Ever Built)
85 E30 JPS

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Post by Ozibimmer » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:53 am

Here are a few of the cars, I have 23 now.
Hopefully the Sign Writer will be in on Friday
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77 E24 633CSi
78 E23 728i
79 E24 633CSi
80 E24 635CSi
82 E24 635csi Race Car Build (Schnitzer Replica) viewtopic.php?t=21792
82 E28 JPS (1 of 2 Ever Built)
85 E30 JPS

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Post by Ozibimmer » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:35 pm

Man whats going on with this place.
I posted pictures, I can see them and then I come back and there gone WT
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77 E24 633CSi
78 E23 728i
79 E24 633CSi
80 E24 635CSi
82 E24 635csi Race Car Build (Schnitzer Replica) viewtopic.php?t=21792
82 E28 JPS (1 of 2 Ever Built)
85 E30 JPS

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Post by GripGreg » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:00 pm

I'm sure Brian is working really hard to correct this issue.
Yours is not the only complaint rendered.
I can't even go to 'attachments' to get any photos. Of course I thought it was me.
C'mon Brian! :wink:
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Post by GazM3 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:48 pm

Perhaps Addam u can use a photo bucket or Flickr account to upload photos them all u have to do is link them as an IMG. Will be handy for eBay linking etc as well. Saves massive bandwidth for the forum as well


Oh and btw I have my 6 back. When will u have pallet/skid loading ability. The boys down here are looking to put this dogleg in.

Oh and Addam do u have any wheel spacers there. The guards are massive on this e23 I picked up so to put the throwing stars on I need 12mm at front and 30mm at rear or 25mm at a min.
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Post by Mark E » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:28 pm

Hey Addam... good luck with the venture. It's a great idea and is filling what I believe is a bit of a void in the market, certainly here in Oz.

Actually I'm looking for a set of manual sports seats for an early 635 to replace my comfort seats.

Have you got anything in stock that might do the trick?

What sort of seats were in that black 1980 6'er on your site?

Cheers...
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