Another parts car: Bronzit (Beige Metallic) ’90 535i

June 5, 2022: The E34 chassis finally left. The damaged engine, radiator and gearbox, made it uneconomical to save. I’d considered a manual swap, but a used transmission was not available at any reasonable price. The used car market is still somewhat unstable due to collector interest & pandemic related chip shortages. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are still many parts available. Please contact me with inquiries!

March 27, 2021:

Well, now that the E24 left, I needed to fill the space. Now it’s an E34!

Plenty of good used parts are still available from this car, please inquire for details. I’ve pulled much of the car apart, there some nice goodies left. Check out my listings on eBay, they’ll all show up there eventually!


July 19, 2020:

Last week, it was an E34. This week, it’s an E24:

Lots of great parts were saved, check them out here, in the E24 section of our eBay store. You can also check out our home-grown live feed here too.

July 7, 2020:

Despite the overwhelming heat, July has started out well. An ad on Craigslist for a free E34 will always get my attention, regardless of condition. Hard to pass that up, eh? Seller was a heck of a guy, even delivered the car and brought a crew to unload it! Feast your eyes on this rusted-out disaster:

I’m keeping the suspension parts, selling the rest. Anyone need parts? How about a nice M50B25NV with that hard-to-find front oil sump & oil pickup? It’s complete…send any requests my way.

I’m also using the fuel tank to create a fuel bowser. That might be an English word, I’m not sure (if it was good enough for the Battle of Britain, it’s good enough for me). I like to fill up on cheap quality fuel, when available, so I needed a little extra space for storage. I do use a few 20L/5 gal ‘Jerry’ cans for transport, but I needed something more substantial to prevent leaks. I kept the entire tank & pump assembly, but also the vapor recovery tank and associated hoses. While I’m familiar with the smell of raw gasoline, I’m not a huge fan of it. The vapor recovery system does an outstanding job preventing my shed from smelling like a gas station. It also comes with an integrated delivery system already in place! The integrated 12VDC pump makes it a very convenient & safe method to store an E34 US tank’s worth of fuel (80L/20ish gallons?). I’m planning on upgrading it with some stainless braided racing hose, a shutoff valve and maybe a little hose spool. It’s oddly relaxing to fill up at home, although for safety’s sake it’s a slow process.

The odd thing about the E34 tank is the shape. It looks normal from under the car, but there’s a tall hump and a large, flat “beaver tail” that extends under the spare tire well.


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