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Hi from Canada!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by lucidy, Oct 2, 2013.

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  1. lucidy

    lucidy New Member

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    Hey everyone, I'm a big car enthusiast and I love wrenching on them! I currently own a 1991 BMW E30 that I absolutely adore. As for my daily driver it is a Honda Civic, reliable and nice on gas. In my spare time, I've been helping my friend's father restore a 1981 Mercedes 380SL convertible. Other than that I've begun to explore the world of rebuilding engines...and boy there's a lot of possibilities! Let me know if you have any questions, cheers! ;)
     
  2. Flexin

    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Welcome to Gearhead Central @lucidy

    Do you have any pictures of your BMW or the Mercedes? Is he doing a full restore on the car?

    James
     
  3. lucidy

    lucidy New Member

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    Definitely got a few. Here's one of the E30

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    But the Mercedes is much more exciting!

    Although it has an awesome V8, this car is definitely a cruiser. I love the airbox for the filter, just looks badass.
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    Stripping the car to find out the extent of the rust
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    The floor are pretty bad, especially on the passenger side.
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    As for the restoration, it is mostly body work and the interior. Other than the floor pans the car is good, but there's a few small spots with rust such as the trunk and the front valence so work is being done there. Initially work was put into the driveline to get it working properly, but now it's perfect. Unfortunately the project is on hold because my friend's father injured his back.
     
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    Flexin Admin Staff Member Founding Member Top Event

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    Nice. That air cleaner is old school. Reminds me of cars during my child hood and my teens.

    I remember wanting one of those BMW's bad. Never did get one. I see them off an on and still think about getting one.

    James
     
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    Treighsie Active Member Founding Member

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    That BMW is sweet!!!!welcome!
     
  6. lucidy

    lucidy New Member

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    Thanks guys, they are really are nice cars. My dad used to have one when he was younger, so now it's my turn haha. Surprisingly they are very easy to work on and much less expensive than I initially thought. I'm currently rebuilding a larger and more modern engine to put into it some time next summer.
     
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    oivas Member Founding Member Chevy Truck Club

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    Welcome Lucidy!!

    Looks like I am gonna have a lot of fun chatting up with you on the forum! That BMW is nice!! Post some pics of the Merc, whenever you are through with the restoration work.
     
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    caparica007 Active Member Founding Member Top Thread Chevy Truck Club

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    Hey Lucidy welcome to the site. Great work you've been doing, I suppose you need to have passion for the cars because classic cars are not economic are they?
     
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    Hey Lucidy, and welcome to the forums! Pretty nice looking car you got there!
     
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