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    Default Brunhilde the e28 - Something different

    So I've been workin on this car for a little bit, and figured I'd start a build thread since things are starting to come together.

    A little back story on the car: a friend of mine got this car when he was 16, his first car. He thought he was going to keep it forever. And he kept it for a pretty long time, but times got tough and he needed to get rid of it (15 years of owning it). He didnt want it to go to some kid learning to drive, he wanted to sell it to someone he knew was going to take care of it. Too bad he sold it to me! But anyway, enough of the talking. Ill get to what everyone wants to see. The pictures.

    So here is the day I brought it home


    then i decided to take a drive to the mountains with it.


    took a couple photos of it.


    needed a little bit of low, so i did what any responsible car owner would do: cut the springs.


    met up with another e28 buddy


    a few days later, i was not able to start the car. pulled the starter which was a pain in the ass.


    tucked the front bumper


    tinted the headlights


    couldnt stand the yellow low beams at night. (with my MKV jetta in the background)


    got some pictures taken


    threw this in



    then some fun stuff started happening. I picked up a set of e34 bumpers from a local junk yard in great condition. so i got to chopping and got this. but wasnt happy with the gap between the bumper and grilles.


    a week later i got to workin again. resulted with this. im really happy with how it turned out.



    Still a lot more to come. including these:


    Bimmerfest in Pasadena is in May, so I will post some updates when that rolls around.
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    that bumper looks fantastic! props

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    I like the bumber idea. I like the result even more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by double_oh_9 View Post
    that bumper looks fantastic! props
    Thanks man!

    Quote Originally Posted by Myles Weaver View Post
    I like the bumber idea. I like the result even more.
    Thanks! It took a lot of trial and error, but im going to try the rear bumper soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myles Weaver View Post
    I like the bumber idea. I like the result even more.
    I agree with Myles, that E34 bumper is looking great. Any tips on how you mounted it up? I was thinking of doing this to my E28 and yours is really inspiring

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogynnam View Post
    I agree with Myles, that E34 bumper is looking great. Any tips on how you mounted it up? I was thinking of doing this to my E28 and yours is really inspiring
    after all was said and done, it was relatively simple mounting. it just took me a ton of trial and error.

    anyway, i didnt take pictures while i was mounting, but i can describe it.
    first i took the e28 bumper and valence off.
    so then i took the aluminum reinforcement out of the e34 bumper.
    i ended up putting the e28 valence on top of the e34 bumper and traced a rough outline of how the body sits. then cut along that line and put it up to the car.
    i ended up cutting quite a bit out of the inside line of the e34 bumper to get it to sit flush. the problem was that the sides of the bumper didnt reach the fender well.
    so we kept cutting the inside of the fender until finally it lined up.
    Where all those holes are that hold the original rubber cover for the e28 bumper, we drilled in some of this

    so the angle iron is inside the e34 bumper, screwed into the already existing holes in the car. then for good measure i hid a couple screws through the top of the e34 bumper into the angle iron. theyre under the kidney grille.
    then there are holes on the sides were the valence screws in, i used those holes to mount the sides of the bumper.
    after all is said and done i had to do a little grinding to the tow hooks to get the e34 trim to fit.

    it was a long process, full of trial and error, and a lot of frustration at some points.
    i hope this kind of helps with your question. i know its hard to explain without pictures, but i wasn't takin many pictures when i was working on it.

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    wouldnt mind if i steel that idea for the E34 Bumper it really cleans up the front end of these !!


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    MORE E28s, YES. The body looks mint, jealous of your car for sure.

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    Good job!, keep up the good work.
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    that bumper looks amazing on it , never thought it was posible! i like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristopherJason View Post
    wouldnt mind if i steel that idea for the E34 Bumper it really cleans up the front end of these !!
    go for it! its a cheap alternative to the euro bumpers for sure!

    Quote Originally Posted by jbginger View Post
    MORE E28s, YES. The body looks mint, jealous of your car for sure.
    thanks man! the body is mint, my buddy took care of it before i bought it.

    Quote Originally Posted by lordicon232 View Post
    Good job!, keep up the good work.
    thanks! more updates coming soon!

    Quote Originally Posted by quique6 View Post
    that bumper looks amazing on it , never thought it was posible! i like it
    thanks! it was a pain, but it all got done! the rear is coming together too. should have pictures up sometime this week.

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    e34 rear bumper has a left side exhaust. so i cut out the middle of the bumper for the e28 exhaust. now im filling in the original hole. should be done in a few days.

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    Awesome name.

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    I'm liking the e34 front bumper! Just wondering what the profile of the car looks like now.
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    front bumper looks great
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPizzle View Post
    I'm liking the e34 front bumper! Just wondering what the profile of the car looks like now.
    ill get a pic of the entire car once i get the back bumper finished and have the wheels on.

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    Very cool idea with the e34 bumpers. Looks really good. Maybe get some side skirts next?
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    That is a pretty fantastic alternative to US/Euro bumpers, looks amazing! Almost like an e30 late model plastic bumper upgrade. If I ever own an E28, this will definitely be happening. Excited to see how the rears turn out!

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    Great job with the bumper, in for more!
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    Never thought of putting an E34 bumper on an E28, in for more!

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    Love the E34 bumper!

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    thanks everybody! didnt expect this much feedback! ill definitely keep you guys posted as i do more work.

    Quote Originally Posted by DinanDave View Post
    Very cool idea with the e34 bumpers. Looks really good. Maybe get some side skirts next?
    that actually is my next plan, after the rear goes on. since the bumpers hang lower than the sides of the car. im just not sure if the length of the e34 side skirt will fit the e28. either way, i will figure something out. i figure if i can get these to fit, i could probably figure out some side skirts.

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    bumper looks rad. and youre right about the starter. blows so much. Good start man.




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    heres a preview of a shoot i just had last night. i finally got the rear bumper on and painted. will have more pictures later today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theitchybeard View Post
    that actually is my next plan, after the rear goes on. since the bumpers hang lower than the sides of the car. im just not sure if the length of the e34 side skirt will fit the e28. either way, i will figure something out. i figure if i can get these to fit, i could probably figure out some side skirts.
    Dude it looks soo good!! I have a set of Oem e34 side skirts for sale, if you're interested I can take some measurements...
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