'98 323IS Restore then build
06-01-2013 at 12:48 AM - '98 323IS Restore then build
So I picked up a 98 323IS in Black a month ago. I thought it had a good title, and it drove great. Runs tip top, pulls hard, no mechanical issues at all, but the airbag light and brake pad light were on. I went to register it and found out otherwise. It had been totaled
Doesn't look to have been wrecked hard at all, but the driver side, side impact airbag had blown causing an insurance total. Here will be the progress of my car.
First off, I will restore it, not completely to stock, but with BMW factory stuff (ie.. the Style 42s)
Some before pictures how its was the day I bought it although these were taken today just before I put the wheels on.
With the new wheels (These will probably end up getting refinished):
Looks like I need to roll fenders, because even 225/45 will not fit, these are actually fully sitting on the tires, got worse when I let it move off that slope (these are 235/45/17, a bit big)
I'll throw up some interior pics tomorrow
Missing stock head unit
Some plastic molding carpet edge to door sill on driver side, broken and has screws jammed through it.. who does that?!
Door guard trim also has screws through it.
Front and rear bumpers are scraped pretty bad
Missing front HK speakers, and Amp (wiring had been hacked all to hell for install of MB Quart crossovers), now fixed
HID ballast are inop
Had a broke DS corner light
Window tint is purplish and none on DS window
Wheels were three different kinds (again, who does that)
Airbag in door had been deployed along with drivers seatbelt pretensioner
Brake sensor was mangled
DS door panel is tore up
That's about it, everything else is great
This thread may go somewhat slow, but I'll update it as things come along, next in order are the bumpers and fender rolling (just enough to clear)
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