I think this is pretty common for non-tech folks that pay to have a car restored. The seller is the OP on this thread, so perhaps he can chime in. Regardless of the documentation, I believe that his final assessment of the work is accurate. None of the floor pans were actually replaced. They were cleaned up, and patched where needed. You can see visible weld seams on the driver's floorpan. You can see some work to recreate the look of the drain channel on the driver's rear pan. All four drain caps were replaced with currently available drain pugs, which do not match the originals.I count at least three different versions of how much work was done on the floor panels. I honestly don't know that this takes away at all from the car. Rather, it seems that the seller simply doesn't know much about what restoration work was done on the car, nor restoration work in general and what is involved.?. He took it somewhere (reputable), they charged for some "floor panel" work, and the car is done well now. Could be pretty common of checkbook restorers, I'd think.
Seems pretty civil to me...I guess my point was that it seemed the seller is getting beat up about the exact extent of work that may have been done - but the work itself seems quite nice. I know it is rare, but I was trying to exhibit some empathy for the poor guy or gal.
Congrats Larry! It appears you may have bought yourself one of the nicest E9s I've seen for sale in quite awhile and with a good price me thinks!Let me introduce myself, I'm the buyer of Charles' E9 that sold today. My name is Larry and I live in the SF Bay Area. I'm thrilled with the purchase, as I've been a longtime fan of these cars. I will post a note on the new member forum, but just wanted to say thanks to Charles, Gary, Markos, SFDon and others that contributed commentary on the BaT auction site. The honest exchange of information and the sharing enabled (empowered?) me to exceed my budget to pick up the car. I'm looking forward to contributing to the discourse on this site.
Thanks Rob, I'm thrilled with the purchase. No plans yet, I need to take possession and drive it a few times before making any decisions. Although as others have noted, the ride height seems a little high (yet Charles measured it and the height is identical to the factory specs). I love the stock wheels, and will be keeping them. But I can also envision a set of CoupeKing Alpina style 16 inch wheels and some Carl Nelson springs as a potential mod.Congrats Larry! It appears you may have bought yourself one of the nicest E9s I've seen for sale in quite awhile and with a good price me thinks!
Any plans for it or you going to leave it as-is?
Agree, love the look. Those are some fat 14 inch tires.Stance vastly improves the looks.
Looky at this one sorta similar to your's. FAT 14 tires, but with the lower ride height, it looks bitchin!
Thanks Don. I was going to reach out to you once I get the car down here and registered. Definitely would like to get your opinion of what we might be able to do in addition to the fantastic work that's already been done. I'll reach out in a few weeks to schedule a time.I don’t remember if I chipped that ecu- if not, it could really benefit from a chip.
Any questions on the build you are welcome to drop by for a visit.
I’m in Alameda.