Delivered: 1989 BMW 325ix - Reggie's Motorworks

Delivered: 1989 BMW 325ix

It’s been a perfect week of summer weather, without the high heat and humidity, and we couldn’t be happier about it!   It’s also been a very busy week.  Before we get on to the latest happenings, just a few quick reminders.  Voting continues on the IndyChannel.com’s A-List for Best Repair until August 19th!  Click here to vote for us!
And it’s going to be a great night for the Cruise-In!  Come on by starting at 6pm!  We hope to see you here for a relaxing evening!

Today is Jordan’s last day for the summer.  He’ll be going back to school next week.  We wish you all the best for another fantastic school year, Jordan!   Thank you for all of your hard work this summer!  We’ll miss you, especially Lucy!  🙂

Now let’s get down to business!  We’ve been working on the 1989 BMW 325ix for awhile:  rust repair, body work, paint.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Back from the paint shop and ready for reassembly:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

This week:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Jordan worked on restoring the aluminum trim by removing the old layer of anodization, lightly sanding the surface, and applying a new clear finish.  We’re pretty happy with the results.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

The engine bay underwent a good cleaning as well:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggie and Jordan reinstall the shiny, refreshed aluminum trim bits:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

After a little more cleaning and detailing, she was ready for the arrival of her owner, Tom, who has been so excited to see the progress of his favorite German form of transportation, the 325ix:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Tom, we hope you enjoy your ix, and we’ll see you again soon to get the interior sorted and to put on your freshly refurbished proper 325ix wheels with new tires.

Speaking of happy reunions, another bimmer was returned to her owner.  Remember the 1987 BMW 325 that had been refreshed, and then endured an untimely accident?   Last week we showed you that she had returned from having the frame aligned and some paintwork on the front passenger fender and valance.  Yesterday, she was was ready for some photos!  Oh yes!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Looking into the hood, it was cool to see the depth in the paint…and a cool reflection!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Jason has been working on the A/C retro fit project on the 1978 BMW 320i.  It has been one of those jobs where we’re waiting on special parts from across the country that got lost in the mail.  One of those jobs where some things fit, and other things need some real fabrication to make it work.  Just the other day, we finally got one of the parts that we’ve been waiting for to move forward on this.

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

I love the mirrors on this 32oi:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

We’ll let that project cool off for a bit…ok, bad joke.   Listen, I’m a photographer, not a comedian, so I’ll ask for a little slack-cutting here.  😉

Jordan worked on detailing an M20 engine that may find itself a home soon…more to come on this!

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Reggie put his favorite wheels back on the Baur after trying out some others:

Reggies MotorWorks | Repairing BMW, Audi, Mercedes

Have a great weekend!

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