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    ZHPizza's red car

    2005 BMW 330CI ZHP 6MT
    Imola/Alcantara
    VIN: WBABD53425PD99095

    Time to start logging this mess before I forget everything that I've done.

    Here's my intro thread for everyone that's like "wait who's this pizza dude now i'm hungry"

    And here's red car when I got it home after I was forced into buying it:



    I'm still not used to just how damn red this thing is. Yeesh.


    The story behind this car is that it spent it's entire life in Florida where it was a lease vehicle and then purchased afterwards. The [presumably] 2nd owner traded it in last year, it went to auction, and was picked up by an online dealer in NC. We found it there with just over 150k miles on it and it was worn, but had been dealer maintained and was too good of a deal to walk away from. So now I have a red car. Great.
    Last edited by ZHPizza; 01-27-2017 at 01:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post

    I'm still not used to just how damn red this thing is. Yeesh.



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    Always good to see another ZHP saved and restored...

    Dinan CAI &Throttle body, ESS Tuning TS2, Bimmerbrakes gen3 headers, UUC SSK & DSSR. Achilles oil pump, VAC oil pan baffle
    M3 Motor mounts, UUC Trans mounts, Modified clutch style LSD 3.15, TMS front subframe reinforcement, Koni Yellow sports,
    H&R sport springs,
    UUC sway bars, BMW Perf. Rotors, UUC SS brake lines, Hawk HPS pads, CSL replica wheels,
    Rotora strut bar, FXR HID conversion, M3 Mirror conversion, BSW stage 1 speakers

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    To expand a bit on how the car went from Florida to my garage:

    Spenser/704sw (who was actually looking for a ZHP) found it on craigslist and sent it to me (who was in no way looking for any car at all). It was listed for $7k, which we felt was way too cheap.

    Here is my actual response:
    I don't like red, but dude. This is a potential unicorn. Can we plasti dip it matte gray?

    Also, here's your price killer:

    6/9/16
    Florida
    Damage ReportAccident reported
    Vehicle involved in a rear-end collision
    Involving front impact
    with another motor vehicle

    Fuck it I want it
    So we drove up there and the conversation went like this:

    S: Bruh, this car is in tight condition.
    N: Bruh, this car runs like stink.
    S: Bruh, the adaptive headlights are brand new. Sick accident bonus.
    N: Bruh, one of us gotta buy this car. Today.
    S: Bruh, I can't buy a whip today.
    N (turning to the salesman): Bruh, do the paperwork.

    And I came home with a bright red car that I had no idea what to do with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    VIN: WBABD53425PD99095
    blue car's VIN ends in PD99515. pretty close to that one! yours is a tiny bit older. and it's a 1/05 build, so it has the factory RACP reinforcement piece. sweet.


    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    I'm still not used to just how damn red this thing is. Yeesh.
    yeah, it's really red, but..... not really REALLY red.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sockethead View Post
    Always good to see another ZHP saved and restored...
    +1000000000000000000000
    peter



    2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT | imolarot mit schwarz nappa/leder | 1/21 canadian-spec
    the well-balanced machine.

    2005 BMW 325iT semi-M Sport 5MT | japanrot mit schwarz nappa/kuntsleder | 1/7, canadian-spec
    future 330iT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    So we drove up there and the conversation went like this:

    S: Bruh, this car is in tight condition.
    N: Bruh, this car runs like stink.
    S: Bruh, the adaptive headlights are brand new. Sick accident bonus.
    N: Bruh, one of us gotta buy this car. Today.
    S: Bruh, I can't buy a whip today.
    N (turning to the salesman): Bruh, do the paperwork.

    And I came home with a bright red car that I had no idea what to do with.

    classic. frame it.

    peter



    2004 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT | imolarot mit schwarz nappa/leder | 1/21 canadian-spec
    the well-balanced machine.

    2005 BMW 325iT semi-M Sport 5MT | japanrot mit schwarz nappa/kuntsleder | 1/7, canadian-spec
    future 330iT.

    2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited | silver on black leather with BT, 7 seats and massive rubber
    the tank.

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    So now I have this obnoxious red car in the garage and I'm all like "whaaaat have I done."

    Couldn't sleep all weekend thinking that the dealer sold it so cheap because he saw a fatal flaw, so I took it down to a local enthusiast's shop to have them go through the car on the rack. I thought for sure that the frame was bent from the wreck or something. This car can't be in this good of shape, right?

    Here is a summary of the findings:
    • Small leak at OFHG - duh, it's an e46
    • Very minor leak oil pan gasket - duh, it's an e46
    • Radiator is bent in the lower left corner. Comforting in a way to know that the impact wasn't bad enough to warrant a new radiator.
    • Still has the original rear bumper shocks, so the impact must have been high and resulted in a new trunk.
    • Hood was replaced with one from a 2006
    • Brand new headlights ($1500 each!)
    • All BMW parts throughout. Cooling system parts from 2015. Tight.

    So he says it's a great car and sends me on my way. I'm driving down the highway and the steering wheel is off of alignment THE FRAME IS BENT I FRICKEN KNOW IT!!!

    Appointment at BMW can't come soon enough.

    They align it with no issue, say that it is a great car, and send me on my way.

    Whaaaaaaat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    So now I have this obnoxious red car in the garage and I'm all like "whaaaat have I done."

    Couldn't sleep all weekend thinking that the dealer sold it so cheap because he saw a fatal flaw, so I took it down to a local enthusiast's shop to have them go through the car on the rack. I thought for sure that the frame was bent from the wreck or something. This car can't be in this good of shape, right?

    Here is a summary of the findings:
    • Small leak at OFHG - duh, it's an e46
    • Very minor leak oil pan gasket - duh, it's an e46
    • Radiator is bent in the lower left corner. Comforting in a way to know that the impact wasn't bad enough to warrant a new radiator.
    • Still has the original rear bumper shocks, so the impact must have been high and resulted in a new trunk.
    • Hood was replaced with one from a 2006
    • Brand new headlights ($1500 each!)
    • All BMW parts throughout. Cooling system parts from 2015. Tight.

    So he says it's a great car and sends me on my way. I'm driving down the highway and the steering wheel is off of alignment THE FRAME IS BENT I FRICKEN KNOW IT!!!

    Appointment at BMW can't come soon enough.

    They align it with no issue, say that it is a great car, and send me on my way.

    Whaaaaaaat.
    These are solid cars man. Fix those little leaks and all and do a cooling system refresh and you are good to go.

    "Scarlett" driven by Daniel - Project/Maintenance Thread
    2005 BMW 330i Imola Red/Black Leather ZHP | 6MT
    MFactory 3.46 Helical LSD | Bilstein PSS | GruppeM Carbon Fiber Intake | UUC Corsa TSE3
    2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4x4 5MT - Restoration/Project/Maintenance Thread on T4R.org

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    At this point I still don't know what to do with it, but I might as well get to work on some of the cosmetic stuff:

    BAM Hit the mirror trim with some Carpro Dlux


    BAM Hit the cowl too


    You want some, cabin filter cover? HAVE SOME BAM


    I ran out of Dlux while I was doing the cabin filter cover, so it came out a little splotchy. Oh well, it's under the hood.

    Car is already looking fresh
    Last edited by ZHPizza; 01-27-2017 at 12:22 PM.

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    Let's get that bumper off and paint something...



    BAM

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