Thanks for letting me sneak in!

Discussion in 'E3 General Discussion' started by Paul Wegweiser, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Paul Wegweiser

    Paul Wegweiser New Member

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    Greetings to all you 3.0 Folks! It feels good to be back!


    I’ve been away from the fold for about 15 years, but I am once again working with Maximillian Importing Company in offering parts for the E9 and E3 group! What follows will be long and perhaps boring, but I’d like to give you all a little background. I am not just another sales bot.

    I worked for Max way back in 1989, and again for over a decade in the 1990s and early 2000s. Things have changed a great deal since I’ve been away, and I’m shocked and saddened at all the NLA parts I’ve encountered over the last few weeks at this new / old career gig. I can still recite the part numbers for upper armrest chrome caps and outer rocker decor panels from memory. Those vertical window and door seals? Yup. Those too. From memory. From 1989!


    A little background and history: I have been raised with BMWs (mostly 2002s and E9s) since my folks brought a little orange car home in 1972, and I’ve been owning and working on them since 1985. My 84 year old father still owns the 72 3.0CSi he bought back in 1986 and he even ran the old analog CS Registry for a few years. His rants and opinions are the stuff of both legend and frustration for many coupe owners of that period. I’ll take this opportunity to a) apologize and b) take pride in my old man’s crazy gumption. *laughing*


    My goal here is to find out what kind of high demand parts you all need and to offer you competitive prices on parts we are able to supply.


    I do not currently have any magic wand at my disposal to source those hundreds of NLA parts you all desperately require, but we have a plan underway to reproduce some hard to find parts that are not yet offered through other vendors, elsewhere. Especially those here in the USA.


    I also will offer technical assistance when possible here on this forum and through the magic of the internet ether. I’ve worked as a master technician in high end, full-tilt restoration shops performing exhaustive restorations on significant automobiles over the years. Although I’ve built a few million dollar cars, classic BMWs will always be my focus and where my expertise lies. “Attainable” cars are much more fun anyway!


    Ever driven a $1 million dollar 300SL Gullwing? A 3.0CS makes one of those feel like a tractor mated with a hot water tank, instead of a vehicle meant for everyday beauty and enjoyment. Cars should be DRIVEN!


    Max has hired my sales and consulting skills to improve and streamline the overall customer experience. So many things have changed and we’re changing with them. I now monitor each and every order that passes through the company, when it involves classic parts for the older cars. Some of you I have known for two or three decades, others I have never met. I hope to be a valuable resource to the community in offering both technical knowledge, and competitive pricing on parts. I put my heart in to what I do, and I have a 30 year reputation to maintain. I value that more than anything else on this Earth, but I know it takes constant effort.


    Later today, or perhaps over the weekend, I’ll be posting some sale prices on items many of you need. Stay tuned!



    And thanks again for having me!


    Paul Wegweiser

    Lead Classic Specialist

    Maximillian Importing Co

    classicbmwparts@gmail.com
     

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    Everybody wants E3 front window gaskets (although I grabbed one the batch Coupe King found recently.) In a perfect world I'd love wheel trim rings for my '73. Good to have someone focused on sourcing some parts.
     
  3. Paul Wegweiser

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    Yeah... I've been following the trail of tears regarding windshield seals over the last few months. The most difficult aspect of having them made, is that they have to be PERFECT or else they're useless. I've seen that with some of the aftermarket 2002 seals being offered. There are early and late windshield seals, too if I'm not mistaken - COMPOUNDING the issue a bit.

    Bavarias are close to my heart for many reasons (had one in college in 1987) plus y'all are some of the most fun and nutty owners on the planet. Only the 524td (5 series mid 1980s diesel) owners rival you in sheer loyalty to the model, and I haven't reconnected with those guys yet. :)
     
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    Paul, you have made my day. NO, NO, you have made my year and it is just starting. I know your dad from the early prehistoric days of the Register. With his considerable help I did a second run of the CS Register/ry badges. That whole ry/er scene is another story. Then I helped a current e9 member, Stephen, make a third and wildly successful run of the best looking badges of the lot.

    I still refer to my complete collection Register/ry issues.

    Your dad, The Curmudgeon in Chief, loved to rile up the troops with his Liberal Thinking. Yes, politics did enter the fray on occasion in those halcyon days.

    You are exactly what Maximillian Imports needs.

    Steve O'Neill
     

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