Well, it's January 31, one month after my initial post on the new/old 320i project. I've made pretty good progress, and so far the car has gotten the following done:
-New radiator, water pump and engine fan
-Fog, trunk and interior lights were non-op and are now working again
-Cleaned up the engine compartment, installed powder-coated valve cover and new air cleaner
-Hood and roof were rattle-canned to cover up the ugly paint on these parts
-Got a sweet deal on a set of Recaros, which cost $150 including the rear seat and the rear side panels.
-Installed a rear view with map lights from an E30 325is
Here are some January pics: