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  • Tery Wood Sr.
    Mar 13, 2007
      -What price range are you looking for? I have an 528e 85 in Tenessee
      thats in pretty hood shape. No rust I have quite a bit into the
      restoration, but my health is not that good and I can't work on her
      as much as I like
      -- In bmwe28@..., Blake Nancarrow <blaken@...> wrote:
      >
      > 528e fans...
      >
      > The old girl is dying. I can't seem to repair her fast enough...
      Just
      > put new tires on the beast but sprung a leak. Battled with rusty
      and
      > thinwalled fuel lines last weekend and got her running again. For
      now.
      >
      > Ready to swap in the new front left wheel hub. I'll install the
      new
      > lower control arm at the same time. Then new tie rods. Assuming
      > nothing else breaks this week.
      >
      > At 564000 kilometres and many harsh Canadian winters and a lot of
      abuse
      > on race tracks, I think this might be the last winter.
      >
      > Dry those eyes, chins up! I am foolishly considering a replacement
      of,
      > yes, the same vintage. But I'd like to find a "clean" car, meaning
      > rust-free.
      >
      > I'm starting to check the AutoTrader.com for E28 cars. I have two
      1984
      > 528e cars now so a fair number of parts...
      >
      > The 535 is an option but not my first choice; M5 is out of my
      snack
      > bracket. Mileage is not really critical. Colour not important.
      Paint
      > condition not important. Manual; not automatic. Sunroof would be
      nice
      > (did they all have that?). Seat condition not important. Chassis,
      > floorboards, shock towers needs to be very free of rust. Dents and
      > scratches OK but panels should be in good overall shape.
      >
      > All of you in Texas and Florida and Missouri and parts south (i.e.
      road
      > salt free)? Maybe you can keep an eye out. If you know of a
      wrecker
      > with a good car with blown engine... Someone selling their old
      baby.
      > Or a barn car. I'll take good care of it.
      >
      > cheers,
      > Blake
      >
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