Hi After Introducing myself, I've finally started the work on the little black Z3, I've nicknamed "Chelle" after her reg number.. My background is in the engineering business, primarily for tyres. I've also spent years in motorsport, and also had three years buying and selling cars full time. So, I'm handy enough with spanners and fortunately still have some trade accounts and contacts. A week ago, I saw a nice 2.8 Z3, advertised on a site selling insurance salvage cars. The car has been put on the HPI register as a Cat C, meaning they decided not to repair it as they didn't think it was economical.. Madness but hey.. I think I've got lucky (she was not a lot of money...) Basically it looks like something had fallen on the bonnet. It's goosed. The car also needed 4 tyres, as the old ones were damaged and cracked The front bumper was also scratched, and had a small crack on the bottom lip. The hood needs reproofed as it's seeping water through it.. It's green and mouldy too! And she needs the roof looking at too.. not opening.. Brakes need a good clean up I want nice big summer tyres, but with winter starting I have time But she's sweet sounding, leather and paintwork otherwise look clean. And big bonus is 55K miles! (god knows if I can trace SH.. as there's none in the car..) Anyway, today saw the start of the project, so you'll see the car sat outside, then endo of play tonight with the old bonnet off, and a new (ised one off another car the same size) one on.. I plan to keep you updated.. wish me luck..