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persi bmw 11-23-2009 08:33 PM

My e36 325i project
 
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Started with a stock 325i that was owned by a local older man. He had just replaced the transmission and didn't even know what posi was. Upon getting the build sheet we found it had the "m sport suspension" the "loud audio" system and the sport 25% LSD rear end :D It has the 5-speed standard transmission.
Sorry no before photo, but when i arrived to work on it my dad had began ripping it apart. My dad runs a body shop so we did all of the work ourselves.

We took the mouldings off, and painted every visible part. Handles, side skirts, bumpers. We also put koni's all around, got brand new cross drilled rotors and calipers. The BMW name plates i got new black and white carbon fibre ones and also got BMW badges for the headrests.

The colour is the new 2009 BMW 7-series metalic grey, with the BMW standard black very subtle stripe.

The rims are ADR M-Sport 19x8.5. They fit perfectly and after lowering it all around sat perfectly with barely fitting a fitting a finger between the tire and fender, and not even being able to in the rear. They were the widest and largest wheels i could find and with minor grinding in the rear fit perfect. We also tipped the shock towers in on the front to give it a more negative camber for handling:) and it matches the rear and gives it a tough stance.

I also picked up smoked corner lights and the euro rear lights to cancel out the ugly orange. The stock head lights were sanded and polished to be more clear brighter, and painted black along the top line to give it a tougher "angry" look.

I know it looks dirty, i took it around the block to get all the drips and with the wider wheels it sprays along the bumper very easily. And the other BMW is my dads 2000 M5 that he bought wrecked and fixed, and the Mustang is my brothers that he had just put rims on. It has the 4.6L 5-speed with flowmasters, not bad for a 16 year old. The whole family has to have posi though :)

Anyways lemme know what you think. Thanks
p.s. I'm only 18 and this is my third car but my first ultimate driving machine.

T.Dot_E30 11-23-2009 09:12 PM

Looks like it was really well done!

You really should invest in a digital camera to show off your dad's work. I'm sure the car looks 100x better in person.

blk3 11-23-2009 09:36 PM

car look excellent man, very good work there. I had a bodyshop with my father too so i can appreciate all the hard work put into the car. oh i also love the rims

Seyar 11-24-2009 02:09 AM

whats the name of your dads body shop, he did a really good job.

lvan 11-24-2009 05:02 AM

nice job

Clutch 11-26-2009 09:33 PM

Nice job. Crappy quality pictures though!

mhamouda 11-26-2009 11:27 PM

likin the rims and the color..
enjoyy your ride

farbmw 12-04-2009 02:46 PM

Sweet looking ride!!*rockout*

By the way what is your dad's shop man, I have a 98 BMW convertible for him to work on!!*th-up*

persi bmw 08-04-2010 11:41 PM

His shop is J&J Body shop Sarnia Ontario Canada. And thanks guys. Ill have to put better pictures up soon, hopefully once i get the quad pipes on..

craz azn 08-05-2010 12:27 AM

Looks like a nice job. How is the paint and bodywork holding up since?

BmW1819 08-05-2010 06:26 PM

are those caliper covers????

E30 Kid 08-05-2010 11:22 PM

fix auto body repair??

325isdan 08-06-2010 11:08 AM

Why did they not take off the door handles when painting the car?

blk325i 08-06-2010 05:26 PM

first, nice paint job
second, brembo caliper covers are gay
third, your old man's whip looks like a 530 or 540 m package with quad tips and not an m5

///M325i 08-14-2010 10:32 PM

nice paint job i have the exact same paint on my e36 325i too lol although i think you should have gone with different rims maybe some bbs lm's. i can tell its not done yet but i know its gona look AWESOMEwhen you're done with it i have the same car.


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