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mike125k
08-09-2003, 11:53 PM
as some of you might know i got in an accident back in march with my car. its been an ongoing project to put it all back together. since i destroyed both bumpers i figured it would be a good time to get new bumpers and i got the E36 M style kit from Eurostyle for it. heres some pics of it during its resurection.

before pic
http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~mdk4/car%20pics/side%20view%201a.jpg

crash pics
http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~mdk4/car%20pics/front%20end%20damage.jpg

http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~mdk4/car%20pics/front%20corner%20damage.jpg

http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~mdk4/car%20pics/rear%20quarter%20stage%201.jpg

progress pics
http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~mdk4/car%20pics/front%20end.jpg

http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~mdk4/car%20pics/bare%20front%20end.jpg

http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~mdk4/car%20pics/side%20view%20crash.jpg

completed pics
http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~mdk4/car%20pics/finished%20front%20end.jpg

http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~mdk4/car%20pics/completed%20side%201.jpg

http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~mdk4/car%20pics/completed%20side%202.jpg

more pics can be found here as well more pics (http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~mdk4/car%20pics/)

330DTM
08-10-2003, 12:46 AM
Cool, looking great to see the car is back to it's mint condition!

By the way, it I kind of think it would look better if you put fog lights where you put the mesh on each end beside the brake ducts, well just my personal preference, but overall it's mint!

HooliGaN*
08-10-2003, 01:23 AM
nice work
back in april
i crashed my dads 92 amg mb(into biggest real estate agent in burlington ps. was driving mb dealer ml55 amg loander :D :D )
it took like 3 months cause we rebuilt it our selves
urs took even longer i cant imagine how happy you are to see it back on the road

oh ya how much did that bumper cost you
would that fit on an e36 cause i am going to have to paint the ugly black skirts cause there all scuffed and need a good paintin
but thats all in good time

djcontra
08-10-2003, 02:31 AM
Looks sick!! Eurostyle's kit looks sooo nice; much higher quality than some of the shit I see every day on the roadways.
Can we see the custom strut brace?? I've been thinking of making one too.


p.s. I think the mesh would look a tad nicer if it were painted black, I dunno.

mike125k
08-10-2003, 02:44 AM
Originally posted by djcontra
Looks sick!! Eurostyle's kit looks sooo nice; much higher quality than some of the shit I see every day on the roadways.
Can we see the custom strut brace?? I've been thinking of making one too.


p.s. I think the mesh would look a tad nicer if it were painted black, I dunno.

i actually thought about painting the mesh black, i still might change my mind. i have little pias that i am going to put in the brake duct holes just because its different than the norm. heres a pic of my brace i made. (its actually made out of 2.5"OD 0.100" thick cold rolled steel and TIG welded if you wanted to know, its EXTREMELY strong and way overbuilt)
http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~mdk4/car%20pics/strut%20brace%207.jpg

318isCrazy
08-10-2003, 02:58 AM
Awesome ride....

Love the wheels. What are those? and what size? I have exact same color 1991 318is. Love to put those wheels on mine

nzer
08-11-2003, 04:40 AM
very very nice!

i don't know if its just the pics but the left side (in the pics) of the bonnet looks a bit off? small thing though.

T-spec
08-11-2003, 06:30 AM
Originally posted by mike125k
i actually thought about painting the mesh black, i still might change my mind. i have little pias that i am going to put in the brake duct holes just because its different than the norm. heres a pic of my brace i made. (its actually made out of 2.5"OD 0.100" thick cold rolled steel and TIG welded if you wanted to know, its EXTREMELY strong and way overbuilt)
http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/~mdk4/car%20pics/strut%20brace%207.jpg

Sweet strut brace man! looks mint. You have acess to a tig welder, thats awsome, I want to get one soooo bad!

mike125k
08-11-2003, 12:59 PM
Originally posted by 318isCrazy
Awesome ride....

Love the wheels. What are those? and what size? I have exact same color 1991 318is. Love to put those wheels on mine

they are 16x7.5 TSW Hockenheim rims.