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Happy New Year to all.

Many years ago, I purchased No.9 from David; after a few years, Phil Crouch sorted the car mechanically and removed the rusty bits.

Car has been SORN'd for 2 years in a heated garage, and I would very much like to put the car back on the road.

Please could you recommend someone to restore/renovate/refurbish the car to a decent standard.
The problems appear to be:

A/C not working.
Heater only works on hot.
Driver's door seal.
General paintwork is okayish, but needs more than a polish!
Leather could do with some attention.
Electrically, I would like to remove the Cobra alarm, as it may cause problems.

Thanks in advance,
Andrew
 

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Hi Andrew,

Welcome to the forum. Good to see that no.9 has resurfaced. I remember when Davidoli owned that car. It always stuck in my mind as it had a cool 1980's television in the back.

Why don't you take it back to Phil Crouch? I have never used him personally but I have only ever heard good things.

I have had experience with Munich Legends. Last year they did quite a bit of restoration work on a car for me and I found them very good. They are no better or worse on price than other BMW specialists. I found the guys really helpful and obliging. Everything that you have listed they could sort, and they know their way around an E28 M5.

Good luck with the car, post some photos if you get a chance.
 

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Hi Andrew,

Welcome to the forum. Good to see that no.9 has resurfaced. I remember when Davidoli owned that car. It always stuck in my mind as it had a cool 1980's television in the back.

Why don't you take it back to Phil Crouch? I have never used him personally but I have only ever heard good things.

I have had experience with Munich Legends. Last year they did quite a bit of restoration work on a car for me and I found them very good. They are no better or worse on price than other BMW specialists. I found the guys really helpful and obliging. Everything that you have listed they could sort, and they know their way around an E28 M5.

Good luck with the car, post some photos if you get a chance.

Many thanks.
I am not sure if Phil has a paintshop.
He will be first stop for the other bits.

Have tried to attach pics of the TV and Video player.
 

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FWIW, I would shop around for these sorts of items.

A/C - David recommended a guy called Marc to me. He's mobile and has visited me 2-3 times for various A/C fixes to cars. He converted my E34 from the old gas very easily.

Paint - I have found that good bodyshops neednt be associated with BMW specialists. Pick someone local with good references and that you have some rapport with (so that you can have a frank discussion of things go wrong).

Leather - there are guys that specialise in leather and IMO do not need to be BMW specialists. Or DIY as there are excellent products out there.

you get the idea.....

Sounds like a car well worth saving. Would love to see more pics.

Happy New Year to all.

Many years ago, I purchased No.9 from David; after a few years, Phil Crouch sorted the car mechanically and removed the rusty bits.

Car has been SORN'd for 2 years in a heated garage, and I would very much like to put the car back on the road.

Please could you recommend someone to restore/renovate/refurbish the car to a decent standard.
The problems appear to be:

A/C not working.
Heater only works on hot.
Driver's door seal.
General paintwork is okayish, but needs more than a polish!
Leather could do with some attention.
Electrically, I would like to remove the Cobra alarm, as it may cause problems.

Thanks in advance,
Andrew
 

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Good to see you back , Andrew .

At the risk of a shameless plug , why not get the car over to me and I will get all of those items addressed to your satisfaction , particularly as we have an in house body shop with 2 ovens and Marc is my a/c guy who would be far happier travelling to my premises to sort the a/c rather than to Buckinghamshire .

Note to self , I really must start pushing my services harder !

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Im new to this forum and a little late on this thread but if the owner of #9 is rain ng this I would love to see some pics of the car. I have #158. I'll post some pics of mine soon. N
 

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A few pics of #009 .

Since seeing the car a few years back and being dismayed by the lack of a centre cap on one of the rare 16" alloys , this was the first thing that I had to address .

The car was then given an overall inspection and oil and filter change before investigating the troublesome cabin cooling issues .

Testing of the air conditioning system revealed a leaking condensor and the requirement of a new drier bottle .

The bodywork is due to be tended to in June after Roger's initial appraisal and I am looking forward to seeing 009 back to her best in due course .

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Unfortunately , Roger's wife has been taken ill and he has decided that he can not dedicate the time required to get #009 up to scratch cosmetically .

This has come as a real blow , as I know the boys in the bodyshop would have done a great job on this car and are more than familiar with the model .

I had been holding fire on fitting the new condensor and dryer bottle until the bodywork had been completed and so we fitted those items this week before regassing the system and checking again today .

I have recommended another bodyshop more local to Andrew after speaking to another board member who has recently had his E34 M5 resprayed there .

Hopefully Andrew will update this thread and keep us posted re progress.

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Based on the previous pics I'm still trying to work out what an "enteral" syringe is, and trying not to consider why David just had one lying about......
 
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