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Oh hey look it's me, lover of all things E9, here to post about, you guessed it, an E9. :laugh:

This guy found one rotting outside in Canadian winters, and he's bringing it back to life. Well, hopefully bringing it back to life. He's tearing it apart to see the extent of the rust, and from what I see, he has some serious work ahead of him. I see floors, fenders, rockers, nose clip, belt line, C pillar and trunk rot with full perforations.

Nice to see another young guy like myself keeping one of these alive, though admittedly mine has been a lot easier of a project. :laugh:

I'll bump this thread and update the original post as his new videos come out.




Post on page two updated since I can't have more than 5 embedded videos in one post.
 

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I spotted these the other day. That dude has a mountain of work ahead of him.
for real
but if you have the time + skill, you can overcome cost to some extent...
looks like hes more or less done the cheap stuff so far.

It's gotten nuts in the E9 world. Decent parts cars are $5k now. :screwy:
yikes. before too long there wont be such a thing as parts cars for these. theyll be too valuable as restorations!
 

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I'm just really excited that there's someone out there restoring a car who has even less knowledge and experience than I do!

Good luck, and I'll be tuning in for occasional inspiration!

Chris
 

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That's my E9!

Thanks Brendan for sharing my series!

To address a few comments.

Yes, it'll be a ton of work...like a ton of work. As I'm a director though, I get good chunks of time off to do other things like buy an e9 on a whim and figure it out as I go! That being said, if I didn't have a great group of friends that are generous enough to work with me along the way from stripping the car, to working with expert sheet metal fabricators to mechanics, I probably would be a little more hesitant. That being said, the forums have been awesome, guys like many of you have been very helpful as I'm really not qualified to rebuild a car. But I think that's the fun in working on this car. I'm not going to learn if I don't try! The E9 has been a dream car of mine since I was 15, so even if most of my time will be spent cursing at all the issues it has, it's time well spent knowing I was able to put it back on the road.

I hope you guys enjoy the series, if you have anything you'd like to see, featured etc just drop me a line here or email me at [email protected]

Thanks!

Alex
 

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I'm lucky enough to have a best friend who is an ASE Certified Master Tech who is a vintage Ferrari specialist over my shoulder. I agree fully that a good group of friends help push projects forward.

Welcome to The Car Lounge! Most of us here play nice but there are some window lickers on these forums, so if any dunces stop by don't get too worked up. :laugh::thumbup:
 

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Glad you chimed in on this thread and welcome!

It looks like you have a ton of work but with the back up that you have it shouldn't be too bad. If you think of it post up a picture or two here as you progress through your restoration. :thumbup:
 

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Really great cinematography. That makes all the difference.
 

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Most of us here play nice but there are some window lickers on these forums, so if any dunces stop by don't get too worked up. :laugh::thumbup:
I don't think any of us like Ross but that is a low blow.

Alex, good luck on your project. You seem level headed and humble so when you are up against the ropes it shouldn't be too difficult to find help.

Also be aware that there will assuredly be times when you are so sick of cutting out rust and grinding welds that you will begin to question your own sanity. When that time comes take a break and work on some other component so you don't get burnt out while keeping in mind that if you don't save it maybe no one else will.
 

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I hope you guys enjoy the series, if you have anything you'd like to see, featured etc just drop me a line here or email me at [email protected]

Thanks!

Alex
Yo dude, love the video and DHCF shirt cameo. Veronica showed it to me the other day, I've been meaning to shoot you an e-mail, will shoot something over soon. Looking forward to seeing how much patience you have :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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I don't think any of us like Ross but that is a low blow.

Alex, good luck on your project. You seem level headed and humble so when you are up against the ropes it shouldn't be too difficult to find help.

Also be aware that there will assuredly be times when you are so sick of cutting out rust and grinding welds that you will begin to question your own sanity. When that time comes take a break and work on some other component so you don't get burnt out while keeping in mind that if you don't save it maybe no one else will.
Thanks Patrick for the encouragement, the power of friends and forums have done me well so far! I'm going to have to learn how to patient but knowing I'm bringing it back to life is definitely keeping me going.
 

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Yo dude, love the video and DHCF shirt cameo. Veronica showed it to me the other day, I've been meaning to shoot you an e-mail, will shoot something over soon. Looking forward to seeing how much patience you have :thumbup: :thumbup:
Thanks man, small world! I miss DHCF, it's a good gym. Sounds good, drop me a line bud
 

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You're going to have a LOT more webisodes ahead of you in this project. :D

You define ambition with this project. Don't get too downhearted as you dig in...there will be ugly surprises you didn't count on, but as long as you are in for the long game you will hopefully come out the other side with a beautiful car that is equally beautiful to drive.
 

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Looking forward to see what's ahead. I love a good project!
 

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You're going to have a LOT more webisodes ahead of you in this project. :D

You define ambition with this project. Don't get too downhearted as you dig in...there will be ugly surprises you didn't count on, but as long as you are in for the long game you will hopefully come out the other side with a beautiful car that is equally beautiful to drive.
Yea you could say that! After we finished shooting, I got back to ripping the wiring harness out under the dash to find...drum roll...more RUST! Definitely in it for the long haul though. I've had my eyes on some other classics over the years but I really only wanted to work on something that I'd give my all, and that list is pretty short for my budget. Technically this shouldn't have fit in my budget, I just got lucky.

There was a moment where I entertained parting out the car. I would have profited from it quite well just from selling the engine. But when you happen to stumble across one of your dream cars in person by chance only to buy it for an insane price, it's hard to imagine stripping it for a buck, let alone not buying it to try and revive it!
 
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