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My 1981 BMW E12 518 with custom wheels

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My 1981 BMW E12 518 with custom wheels

Postby CarCandyInc » 06 Mar 2015 13:04

Hi All

My name is Mohammed from South Africa.BMW's and Wheels is my passion.

I bought this 1981 BMW E12 518 3 years ago.Stock standard as you can see.The car had around 60 000kms when I bought it.
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I decided to drop the suspension and then onto getting a set of wheels for my baby.I was very lucky to find an original set of open lug 16" Alpina's.(These are very hard to find in South Africa)
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I then decided to go with an Alpina decal for the car.I preferred a dark grey so it could stand out on the silver.
This is how the car looked when I was done:
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About a year ago I came across this picture on the internet and fell inlove with it.These wheels were super awesome and I always wanted it for my E12.
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These are original 15,5 inch BMW wheels.A managed to get them from a buddy who had them from his 635CSI Left Hand Drive.So once I got them I obviously lost interest in the Alpina's :shock:
I sold the Alpina's and then the building started :P

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After adding on the new lip to make the wheels 17 Inch
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End result
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I fitted them on a few days ago.All I need to to is fit the caps.We are also building a 15mm spacer for the front wheels to bring them out abit.

Current set up:
17" front 7.5j and back 8.5j.I have used 205/40/17 tyres.
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Re: My 1981 BMW E12 518 with custom wheels

Postby mkay2 » 06 Mar 2015 13:40

nice wheels you have there bud who done it for you
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Re: My 1981 BMW E12 518 with custom wheels

Postby CarCandyInc » 09 Mar 2015 12:31

Thanx man.

There is a company in South Africa called Mag wheel services.These are the guys that built the wheel for me.
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Re: My 1981 BMW E12 518 with custom wheels

Postby mkay2 » 10 Mar 2015 06:53

CarCandyInc wrote:Thanx man.

There is a company in South Africa called Mag wheel services.These are the guys that built the wheel for me.


Surely paid a fortune for it, wish they had shops in PE that does this.
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Re: My 1981 BMW E12 518 with custom wheels

Postby CarCandyInc » 10 Mar 2015 15:38

Actually not hey.

As they stand they cost 14k.Rims and tyres.I don't think it is bad as it is unique and did not cost allot.
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Re: My 1981 BMW E12 518 with custom wheels

Postby mkay2 » 11 Mar 2015 06:40

Ok that's really a good price plus you the only one that has it, think i need to sell some wheels
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Re: My 1981 BMW E12 518 with custom wheels

Postby SlideImage » 12 Mar 2015 15:06

Nice :thumbup:
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Re: My 1981 BMW E12 518 with custom wheels

Postby Jamme1981 » 08 Apr 2015 12:26

Nice e12.
In Belgium we have an e30 with those wheels in 3-piece 17". (Wheels made by someone in the Netherlands)

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Recently sold it.
BMW
e87 - 116i - 115pK - Sonora - Havana
e30 - 316i - 99pK - Brillianrot - Anthrazit stoff
e61 - 525d - 163pK - Silbergrau-Black -SOLD-
Freude Am Fahren

VW Corrado-1989-1800 16V
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Re: My 1981 BMW E12 518 with custom wheels

Postby aa13 » 14 May 2015 13:28

Wow looks brilliant. Really nice car!
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Re: My 1981 BMW E12 518 with custom wheels

Postby shmajser » 14 May 2015 17:56

unique build :cheers:
rs17, rf17, nardi17, sfj17...
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Re: My 1981 BMW E12 518 with custom wheels

Postby Benokutan102 » 24 Nov 2015 06:48

Great Old school BMW !! :thumbup:
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