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eta Epsilon 05-02-2009 12:35 PM

Junkyard finds
I went to my local junkyard this morning to see what they got.

I came back with a M3 steering (I think), a kicker panel for under the steering, the small box that makes sounds that is attached to it and the plastic tips that go over the steel rod that you push/ pull to lock the doors.

All of that for 65$.

I also saw a 318 with a short shifter and a nice all leather shift knob. I think I'll gonna call to get them also.

By the way, I saw a 5 series from around 1990 that had the oem cell phone it.*mw* Actually, I think all of the interior was still pretty nice. Too bad I don't need it!


eta Epsilon 05-04-2009 07:23 AM

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Here is a pic of the steering installed.
Don't tell me about the M3 logo at the bottom. It was faded, so I repainted chrome.

I will order a brand new logo.

I love it!

everlast 05-04-2009 10:07 AM

Nice blackberry.

Nice wheel too.

mak1na 05-04-2009 02:35 PM

nice wheel. not a fan of that shift knob tho

eta Epsilon 05-04-2009 02:52 PM

Yeah, I had the shift knob on my SI. I just put it there while I'm looking for something else.

But the feel is very good.

echo 05-04-2009 09:23 PM

It's not an "m3" wheel. Its an M-technic I wheel. Still v.good though. I have the same one. Get the short shift and leather knob - you'll thank yourself.

eta Epsilon 05-05-2009 12:24 PM


Originally Posted by echo (Post 1298051)
It's not an "m3" wheel. Its an M-technic I wheel. Still v.good though. I have the same one. Get the short shift and leather knob - you'll thank yourself.

Ok, but can you educate me a bit more?

Don't all e30 M3 came with that steering wheel? I think there is an EVO version of that wheel too...

And I called for the knob and the shifter. I hope they still have them...

FuryriderX 05-05-2009 10:13 PM

its an mtech1 wheel. not as desireable as the mtech2, but some people still like it.

im not really sure what it came on, but i believe that the earlier e30s had it as an option

E30R@T 05-08-2009 12:11 AM

what junk yard do you go to?

eta Epsilon 05-20-2009 04:06 PM


Originally Posted by E30R@T (Post 1299675)
what junk yard do you go to?

It's Brassard pieces d'auto inc.
It's in St-Amable (20 minutes from Boucherville).
I live in that town.

Here is the link.

Plenty of E36 also...

I assume they speak english, if not I can help.


tuNED318 05-22-2009 09:27 PM

Nice find. It looks like a 370mm Mtech 1, not the common 380mm one...

You should measure it.

edit: also, nice houndsthooth interior you got there

edit 2: I know a guy who paid US$330 for such steering wheel.

eta Epsilon 05-22-2009 10:20 PM

Thanks for the comments*th-up*

I had no idea BMW made 2 identical wheels except for the size...and only 10mm?? I'll check that out for fun tomorrow.

Nice ride you got there*rockout*

tuNED318 05-23-2009 08:10 PM

youre welcome.

thats not my ride, it's my friend's '91 325i, and rims are pshopped ;)

echo 05-24-2009 09:05 PM

The m3 did have the wheel, my point was that it didn't just come on m3's so its not all that rare. US$330??? holy crap. They swap hands for NZ$150 max over here. Common as muck (both sizes are available, with the smaller being more hard to come by).

everlast 05-24-2009 09:24 PM

The two sized wheels that are valuable are the Mtech II wheels, not the Mtech I. The Mtech I wheels are quite common.

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