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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:48 pm 
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It sounds as if I'm not doing much but I spend quite a lot of time doing little jobs.

Today, for example, on the leading inner edge of the sun roof had been a very small amount of corrosion when I bought the car. At the time I rubbed it down and painted it with rust converter and then Hammerite. Today I removed the rubber surround and applied Bilt Hamber so that will not be a problem again.

Also a little more detailing under the bonnet and applied leather balm to the seats. All the little jobs add up to a car looking very good and not 17 years old.

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'95 BMW 320 auto touring.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:30 pm 
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Still being used and not throwing up any nasties.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:50 am 
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Car Model: 9k Aero (Black) 900 T16S (Red)
Congratulations!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:51 pm 
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Location: Wigan, Lancashire
Car Model: 9000 Anni, 9-5s by the score
ocallen wrote:
Well, having been saying since July I was soon to be back working, things just drifted on. Employers showed interest in me but wouldn't commit themselves. Got the impression that they were hoping somebody younger would come along. Anyway, had a first interview ten days ago, two days later the director said when could I start, have now completed a full seven days. Wonderful feeling back on a proper salary for a job I'm qualified for and being paid what I would expect at my age.

Don't want to replace any of my cars, just make them special. Photos of the 9-5 will be here soon.

Excellent news. Been through the same myself till 2.5 months ago

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:13 pm 
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Swapped the driver's seat with one of similar colour and spec but better leather from my local scrapyard but unfortunately the seat heater isn't as effective as the previous one. Some cold mornings when having no heater fan meant the inside of the windscreen stayed frozen longer. So another visit to the scrapyard for a heater fan and that's fitted now. Within moments of starting the car I now have a warm interior to the car.

A little bit of lacquer had lifted on a rear wheel arch, rained then a frost so it lifted a bit more. Will get a Chips Away man to sort it when the weather gets better.

Oh, have bought reg number S23 GTO to go on it. I can see it becoming not my daily driver.

Photos will follow soon.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:08 pm 
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Despite the existing budget tyres having plenty of tread on them I've now fitted new Uniroyal Rainsport 3s on the car. What a difference was noticeable immediately.

Great reccommdation from guys on here.

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'95 BMW 320 auto touring.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:34 pm 
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As so often, time is now my biggest problem. lots of ideas but not the time to implement them.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:45 am 
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Having put the GTO number plate on the car, I'm asked what does it mean. My response is to Google the acronyms for GTO and some tongue in cheek ones come up. It's done for a bit of fun, not being serious.

Getting Too Old.
Grand Touring Over.
Get Them Out.
Etc.

Maybe I should have the most appropriate one sign written on the car?

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'95 BMW 320 auto touring.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:33 am 
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Just to bring up to date. There's not a lot of changes on the outside but it all looks pretty tidy. I have an Aero front lip to be fitted that's finished in black. Not sure if to fit an Aro boot spoiler.

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'95 BMW 320 auto touring.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:55 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:52 pm 
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Thought I'd list one of my BMW to show how I'm getting on with that. Hopefully I'm around for a few more years so it's very much a work in progress. There is no Rust on the car at all. The intention has always been that this is a keeper and will be the last car I drive. I have Diabetes 2 although I'm not overweight but being diagnosed with it scared me a bit. I'm someone who has never been ill, always active and the last 20 years or so had my two sons running around with me chucking rugby balls, going to the gym etc. So I decided that if my driving gets cut back one day for health or age reasons that I have a suitable car already at my disposal rather than going out to buy a sensible little automatic.

The interior is the special bit as I've fitted black Touring leather back seats and Z4 black leather front seats. Shopped around scrapyards for door card inserts, had custom mats made up in Germany, front end Powerflexed, Ansa new old stock BMW 2002 exhaust suitably modded, steering wheel air bag deleted and recovered by Royal Steering Wheels who I used for a Saab wheel shown on here a while back. 8.5 " wheels on the back and 7.5" on the front with Avon XV7s. Looking to source a Becker CD head unit and black alcantara headlining.Image

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'95 BMW 320 auto touring.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:56 pm 
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Recently fitted Eibach and Powerflex bits. Have now sourced a 9-5 boot spoiler. Will get that painted and fitted before Xmas. Not sure whether to fit an Aero front spoiler or an after market one from Germany. Do like the way it sits now on lowered springs. I haven't fitted shocks as yet.

Picked these up today, one offs made by a mate for me.Image
Should look good when fitted.

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'95 BMW 320 auto touring.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:43 am 
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Aero front lip and boot spoiler fitted.

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'95 BMW 320 auto touring.


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 11:40 am 
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Updated head unit with a Blaupunkt Hamburg 420bt so I can use my phone with hands free. The sound is better than my previous Alpine. Also had a wire installed so my TomTom is constantly charged without having to plug into the cigarette lighter.

Fitted new bonnet and boot Saab badges.

Having 5 spoke 17" offset41mm alloys fitted to my Rainsport3s on Tuesday. Should be a lot easier to clean than my Aeros.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:16 pm 
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Image

The photo is the front of the dashboard vented unit that I've had finished in matt burr walnut finish.

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'95 BMW 320 auto touring.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:31 pm 
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Having problems with photos.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:36 pm 
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as above.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:41 pm 
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Very pleased with the stance of the car. The Eibach springs lowered it just enough and the 9-3 wheels I've just fitted fill out the arches better. Good advice I received on here for those alloys as I was considering spacers.

I find it fascinating doing one improvement at a time and then going out for a drive. The ever so slightly track increase is noticeable and definitely an improvement.

I can't think of selling it now. I've added up what I've spent in the two years I've owned it and I could get a much later car for that money but now it's more than just an every day car and will be more so as time goes on. I've had several Jeeps since I joined UKS and will get another as my every day car fairly soon.

All in all, my 9-5 journey so far has been lots of doubt about whether she is the old girl I want for keeps. Certainly she has proved herself to be an attractive Swedish model, if a little late in life, and on a daily basis she has entertained and looked after me. Pampering her has proved a worthwhile expense and by doing so she has shown that she can surprise me and maybe she will still be around in a few years. A little like Britt Ekland and Maud Adams. Maybe they are more 9000 than 9-5 but I'm sure you get my meaning.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:21 pm 
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I have a local, old fashioned garage that I use for basic mechanical works. So local that I walk from home the 200 yds or so several times a day to call in when I have a car there. They do what I ask down to the fine word so they are almost an extension of my own hands. A bonus is that when I have a car on the ramp I can call in and spend some time under the car doing tidying up.

They have the 9-5 in at the moment to do an oil change. Although I have paid another garage to do a sump drop before I just thought we'd do it again with me looking on. Obvious that it hadn't been done because of the corroded nuts and when the sump came off the gauze was 80% covered in gunge. I think I was living on borrowed time. Fortunately caught in time.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:27 pm 
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Now fitted a new to me used front grille with s/s mesh. Bought it on eBay for £35 but realised once I received it that it's a pretty simple job to convert one. Anyway it looks good and it saved me having to faff around and do it myself. I might just convert my old one with a different coloured mesh.

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