Archive for March, 2012

revse28 update

Posted in BMW on March 30, 2012 by Ed Pettus

Elka’s new look (the wheels look great)!

Last winter (2011) I spent lots of my spare time on the 1975 ’02 and this past winter I spent lots of my spare time dismantling the red ’87 535is.

This spring I am giving time to my white ’87 535is from which this blog gets its name.  “Elka” has had a complete interior make over – new upholstered seats in the front, dyed carpet, newly coated trim pieces all transformed from blue to black.  Painted the wheels gun metal gray and my next project is dying the rear leather seat black and finishing off the rear seat area.  Today I began sanding down the front valance from “Bernie” as I plan to paint it Alpine White for Elka since her valance has an unpleasant crack across the front.





Before and after!

Getting her ready for The Vintage Gathering at Old Salem!

Red Bimmer “Bernie” Final Post

Posted in BMW on March 13, 2012 by Ed Pettus

My winter project is now complete and the red 1987 BMW 535is has gone on to its final resting place.
















Bernie only has two more blog posts…

Posted in BMW on March 7, 2012 by Ed Pettus

I have finished my first experience of stripping a BMW of all its parts.  Pulled the engine and transmission and finished off the steering box and motor for sunroof – all done!  The last post on Bernie will be her final resting place when she meets “the claw” and takes the journey of recycling.  I learned a lot about everything on the car, so I feel more confident I can work on Elka, my e28!



















That engine is a monster!

Bernie vs. Ed

Posted in BMW on March 1, 2012 by Ed Pettus

If you have read the previous BMW blogs you know the fate of Bernie, the red BMW,  Here are some updated pics.  The engine and transmission still left and I hope to have that out soon.  Everything else has been stripped – I don’t know how those chop shops do this so fast!

She looked so good such a short time ago…