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02-07-2009, 03:30 PM
Hi guys,

I have a complete e36 325is with more rust and dents than is worth even attempting to fix. I'm looking to buy an E30 to do a swap and I'm wondering, if I find a nice auto E30, can I do a manual swap with all the parts from the E36?

I'm thinking maybe I'd have to get the pedals from an E30, but does anyone here know for sure? There are some nice cars out there with an auto tranny being their only downfall. Obviously I'd rather find a manual car to start with, but the E30 pickings are kinda slim these days for clean ones, at least locally from what I can find.

02-07-2009, 05:02 PM
You can swap the whole engine and driveshaft in. You're going to need a bunch of other parts from other cars.

02-07-2009, 05:48 PM
I'm talking specifically about the transmission - whether or not I could do a manual swap on an E30 with the parts from the e36