Bringing a BMW 3.0 CSL Back Into Life, Pt. II
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Cars of the Sixties, you know. Silent sigh. Even the manufacturers of premium cars failed to take care about the most basic means of corrosion protection and BMW is no exception.
Our CSL received an over-all sand blasting and to me nothing comes close to the look of an entirely paint-free car body. It’s like the beginning of a new life.
The front longitudinal members and the panels that connect them to the A-pillar are usually affected by corrosion and so they were here. Replacing this area completely was the way to go.
Same with the outer panels of the three-parted sills and the floor plate, all on both sides.
In order not to cause you nightmares we’re also providing you with a sneak preview of the car with it’s stone chip protection on. Everything will come right again.
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