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windsor318is
07-15-2009, 12:19 PM
Since ive had this car (about 3 years) ive hated the rust and boston green with a passion!Fortunetly a transport turned into me about a month ago, so i thought this would be a good time to do a color change and fix all the rust, i gotta drive this car for 12 years as well!! so here we go, i took everything apart, and its at the bodyshop as we speek, ill keep updating as i gothats all for now, ill get more at the bodyshop, 438 japan electric red on order!. .

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2495/3707565528_bd01a45803.jpg?v=0
the festivities begin!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2547/3707565280_28926048d3.jpg?v=0
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3419/3707565794_6b0a01ebb1.jpg?v=0
dont think the spoiler is going back on i like the clean look
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2482/3706754169_bcea74026b.jpg?v=0

nice design on the trunk bmw
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3477/3707566378_097bbd0f8f.jpg?v=0
front end is done
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2259/3706754725_88662b9a07.jpg?v=0
royal pain in the ass, had a broken handle that needed replacing
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3463/3706755021_d4bf96c780.jpg?v=0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2587/3707564708_4b442c3231.jpg?v=0

craigIS
07-15-2009, 02:47 PM
looks like a chore!!! hope it turns out nice, and maybe see it at a meet ;)

windsor318is
07-16-2009, 11:03 AM
on the way to the body shop, and its coming back red!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2637/3724078764_3fcc191a83.jpg?v=0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2493/3724079038_9f7afc789a.jpg?v=0
i thought this would be a good time for a 98 front end upgrade, and m3 moldings
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2575/3723269869_1653b8d984.jpg?v=0
garage looks like an e36 died in it
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3530/3724079562_0d232131ca.jpg?v=0

98M3NACE
07-17-2009, 02:53 AM
you need another s52 mod *wave*

windsor318is
07-17-2009, 11:33 AM
ha ha you wanna sell? lol

R.S.C
07-17-2009, 02:06 PM
Do you have any examples of the colour you choose?

98M3NACE
07-18-2009, 02:52 PM
ha ha you wanna sell? lol

i could, but this time it would have to come with the whole car lol

spoony_prelude
07-18-2009, 05:31 PM
just out of curiosity but y must you drive it for another 12 years? lol

Jay

windsor318is
07-18-2009, 06:23 PM
Do you have any examples of the colour you choose?

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b48/jwille/E90%20330xi/DSC_0252.jpg

windsor318is
07-18-2009, 06:25 PM
just out of curiosity but y must you drive it for another 12 years? lol

Jay

lol thats how often i buy cars, by then a 135i will be affordable!

Dr. Flyview
07-18-2009, 08:34 PM
Niiice work! Looks cool when something's taken apart properly. Question. For you "98 nose" upgrade... did you replace the nosepanel as well or just go with 96+ grilles that fit into the old nose panel. I have a feeling it doesn't look right with the old nose...

PedroBMW
07-21-2009, 04:44 PM
Al, do the roof black!

tdotbimmer
07-21-2009, 08:09 PM
Subscribed.

R.S.C
07-21-2009, 08:42 PM
+ to doing the roof black... won't regret it! *th-up*

jeremy
07-21-2009, 11:50 PM
more pics!

craigIS
07-22-2009, 01:03 AM
dont do the roof black, unless you can pull off that look with your car better than everyone else

Steve@ASPTuning
07-22-2009, 04:36 AM
Wow looks like its going to be a lot of work!

Are you going to get rid of that rust in the trunk? I'm assuming yes?

Steve
ASPTuning

PedroBMW
07-22-2009, 07:07 PM
Wow looks like its going to be a lot of work!

Are you going to get rid of that rust in the trunk? I'm assuming yes?

Steve
ASPTuning

get rid of it, dude rust is like the dimples on a golf ball.. they make you go faster. C'mon now, everybody just paints over rust. :D lol

windsor318is
07-22-2009, 07:07 PM
you bastards! i was contemplating the black roof for a while and said screw it! im not planning on going balls to the wall with this car so im not going to bother.
yes i changed the front panel to the newer panel, not the newer grills in old panel.
the rust is the reason its getting painted completely! more pics soon, i gotta go check up on them.
jeremy, whats with you and gay chryslers now?

jeremy
07-22-2009, 11:11 PM
jeremy, whats with you and gay chryslers now?

haha. I have to agree, Chrysler SUCKS. I am actually getting rid of the Jeep. The idea was to have something versitile with decent fuel economy, the Jeep failed. Looks like I will be trying the Nissan Pathfinder next.

I need something to fit my 150lb pup in the back comfortably and retain a middle row of seats for passengers. And also be able to tow a decent amount of weight. In the Jeep the seats are down, so Homer has the whole back while the wife and I cram in the front. It's like he has a queen size bed back there haha

I would like to grab another BMW, but I don't really care for the new ones. I would however love another e30.

windsor318is
07-22-2009, 11:54 PM
haha. I have to agree, Chrysler SUCKS. I am actually getting rid of the Jeep. The idea was to have something versitile with decent fuel economy, the Jeep failed. Looks like I will be trying the Nissan Pathfinder next.

I need something to fit my 150lb pup in the back comfortably and retain a middle row of seats for passengers. And also be able to tow a decent amount of weight. In the Jeep the seats are down, so Homer has the whole back while the wife and I cram in the front. It's like he has a queen size bed back there haha

I would like to grab another BMW, but I don't really care for the new ones. I would however love another e30.

its funny how we grow up and need "practicle" cars lol! dude start another project 1000 bucks buy in now adays. the pathfinder is more like it! ill be shopping for for fiancees "practicle" car or suv very shortly, i might have sold her on an x5, cross your fingers!
p.s. i gotta see that ****en dog!

windsor318is
07-25-2009, 03:50 PM
well i got a surprise phone call to come pick up everything but the car! didnt think it would be done already! im very happy with the color, its a touch darker than my brillant red e30. should have the car back next week, then i can put it all back together. ill need to strip the green tint and redo it though......



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3433/3754980531_430063bc91.jpg?v=0
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jeremy
07-26-2009, 01:28 AM
The paint work looks good.

Leave the green tint and have an xmas theme.

windsor318is
07-26-2009, 04:27 PM
The paint work looks good.

Leave the green tint and have an xmas theme.

bwahahaha its bothering me already and its not even done, he actually scratched the tint installing the door handle, im going to strip it while the door cards are off. go super black like the e30

windsor318is
08-01-2009, 06:09 PM
well i went to see the progress of my car and to my surprise they had painted it yesterday, all thats left is the window trim and bumper trims to spray and its assembly time. im thinking the tint was picking up the color of the car, it doesnt look green anymore!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3249/3778344793_ea2d42dc93.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2515/3778344947_1ebe30531e.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3514/3779149966_0388046d23.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3525/3779150104_d611f66c34.jpg

craigIS
08-01-2009, 07:24 PM
looks really nice.....do you know when you get to bring her home?

windsor318is
08-01-2009, 09:37 PM
prolly wednesday or thursday, then ill be up all night being very careful not to f" it up. now my rims look like ass so ill be spraying those too

richie_s999
08-05-2009, 11:10 AM
car looks good you have a red set of cars just like my 2 black ones!!!! your drive way will turn heads with 2 red BMW's in it, now if you can talk your girl into the X5 in red that would be crazy!!!

StikiGreenZ
08-05-2009, 11:56 AM
Car looks great. Do you have an M3 motor in your car?? If not, why the M3 badges on the moldings?

Fel
08-05-2009, 02:13 PM
Car looks great. Do you have an M3 motor in your car?? If not, why the M3 badges on the moldings?

Because the mouldings look nicer? I dunno...



Looks like it's coming along quite nicely! Make sure you post up when it's all done!

MiroE36
08-05-2009, 03:22 PM
color is looking really good!

to StikiGreenZ, those aren't M3 badges on the moldings, those are M3 moldings. That's how the molding comes. The regular 3 series moldings are much skinnier and crappy looking (imo)

windsor318is
08-05-2009, 06:33 PM
you no what ill do, im going to change the engine cover to the m power one, then ill be allowed to put the m badges on the moldings!

VSanj
08-05-2009, 06:55 PM
looking sharp.......pics of it put together please!

windsor318is
08-09-2009, 10:19 PM
i have no time to load the rest yet, heres a teaser, im very happy with the outcome, not done though....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2481/3806388138_297d6acb6a.jpg

T.Dot_E30
08-09-2009, 10:22 PM
holy shit that looks hot, sell me it!

I'm a sucker for red, and red e36s are hard to find.

ShortShifter
08-09-2009, 11:41 PM
Nice outcome dude! How is the paint quality? I'm lookin to get mine done...if you don't mind could you pm me how much that paint job cost? I want a respray same colour on mine.

craigIS
08-10-2009, 01:30 AM
looks really good! any plans for new set of rims?

myndgone
08-10-2009, 02:26 AM
Nice outcome dude! How is the paint quality? I'm lookin to get mine done...if you don't mind could you pm me how much that paint job cost? I want a respray same colour on mine.

+2 on the paint cost...

bmwm5lover
08-10-2009, 02:51 PM
Red=HOT

windsor318is
08-10-2009, 05:55 PM
holy shit that looks hot, sell me it!

I'm a sucker for red, and red e36s are hard to find.

if you wait till november i might be selling it.

PedroBMW
08-11-2009, 07:50 AM
Al, that looks great man!

qimis
08-11-2009, 01:09 PM
hell yes! attention whore no. 2 ... approved!*th-up**rockout*

jeremy
08-11-2009, 01:44 PM
meh.. no xmas theme, no care.

jk.. looks great man!

windsor318is
08-11-2009, 06:44 PM
meh.. no xmas theme, no care.



jk.. looks great man!

lol it is xmas themed, like my fiancee said, the door jams are still green

anyways heres the rest, still not 100% done yet, i need new fogs, and the knock off molding clips for the trim are not staying very well
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2471/3812935810_031ddeca61.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3421/3812935586_6533839a45.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2604/3812935340_535c1ac218.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/3812122011_bf9a0ca582.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2463/3812934904_a14e3dbdb8.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2479/3812121477_d34203b56c.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2562/3812121293_9df6da36a9.jpg

ill get some better ones, with both cars, thats all for now! what you guys think if i go black tails, turns and corners like the e30?

qimis
08-11-2009, 09:06 PM
go w/ clears... it'll match better, your tint is silver

qimis
08-11-2009, 09:07 PM
and put the hartge classic on already!

windsor318is
08-12-2009, 12:03 AM
dont bust my balls! lol im happy it doesnt look green anymore, must have been reflecting off the car color, ill get rubber soon.

jeremy
08-12-2009, 08:46 AM
lol it is xmas themed, like my fiancee said,
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2562/3812121293_9df6da36a9.jpg


go w/ clears... it'll match better, your tint is silver

and put a shirt on.

are you keeping the green on the door jambs?

richie_s999
08-12-2009, 08:48 AM
and put a shit on.

are you keeping the green on the door jambs?

the jams look black to me

jeremy
08-12-2009, 10:45 AM
the jams look black to me

100 say's they are green

richie_s999
08-12-2009, 11:44 AM
they might be but looks like the inner door is matte black, and he has the door car off os thought he painted tne jam area black...which is common to do when changing the color

jeremy
08-12-2009, 01:44 PM
they might be but looks like the inner door is matte black, and he has the door car off os thought he painted tne jam area black...which is common to do when changing the color

just busting your chops.

lol it is xmas themed, like my fiancee said, the door jams are still green

windsor318is
08-14-2009, 01:02 AM
they are staying green, cause it does actually look black, its not as bad with the door card on, ill get a pic of the other door. i had it off cause i had to replace the drivers door handle, my fiancee was opening my door for me for the last 3 months lol! plus i am changing the handle gaskets on both sides, they are shot. but all this happens after i get back from my honeymoon, im getting married this weekend, no time!!!

jeremy
08-14-2009, 08:16 AM
but all this happens after i get back from my honeymoon, im getting married this weekend, no time!!!

Congrats bud!!! All the best*th-up*

richie_s999
08-14-2009, 09:15 AM
congrates on the wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!

craigIS
08-14-2009, 12:41 PM
im engaged.....so if it ends up being the end of freedom.....let me know!

j/p congrats.....hpe you have a good time.