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Old 09-14-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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My 87 325is

Hey guys. Hope all is well. Took some shots of the e30 before she goes under construction.

I got this e30 about 3-4 years ago and just this pasted march I assembled her to be drivable. Since then I have done a few things like,
- converted from m20b27 to m20b25.
- e30 m3 front seats
- depo smoked projectors with 8000k
- hid fogs
- painted my hood and trunk black due to unrepairable paint fading.
- 4:10 LSD diff
- re polished momo rims and painted the centers gold
- straight pipe exhaust 2.5 inch into Remus muffler
- plastic bumper conversion. Installed a lower front valence which seemed to be a front mtech 2 lower valence in the pic I saw before I bought it, however I drove really far to go get it and it ended up being a different valence from a company called PBQ or something. It's grown on me lol
Also installed one of phils old mtech 2 rear lower valences that I had from back in the day
- it's lowered on some yellow springs that came in a box that I got when I bought the car. For a second I thought it was my old apex springs I sold Devon years ago lol. Kinda wish they were because these ones only lowered the car slightly but it'll do for now.
- rolled rear fenders at stance factory so i could fit my beefy tires. 225/50/16 on all four corners. Thanks mike/jay

Thats pretty much it this summer for tinkering. This winter I will be re painting her but not sure what color. My friend has a booth so we are going to try it ourselves. I have to deal with all the body work first. Car is pretty solid. It's only seen maybe 4-5 winters. A nice older jamaican man use to own it since 91 and he babied it. In 2002 it was sold to a mutual friend. Unfortunately he did not take care of it as well. Hence the 4-5 winters it's seen. Finally in 2007/08 I bought the car off my friend and it sat at my work until I had time to put it together.

Anyways I'll keep you guys posted. Enjoy.

Ps the flag on the hood is not a vinyl or decal. It was painted on
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:38 PM   #3
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And last ones..... Thanks
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:54 PM   #4
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And last ones..... Thanks
Nice I love it! good job.... now where did you get the idea of the german flag?
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:54 PM   #5
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I'm loving your car, great progress. Keep up the great work, looks very good.

*Edit: I also reaaally love those wheels in gold, mint.

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Old 09-14-2011, 01:05 PM   #6
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Looks good!

Did you paint your grill?
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:08 PM   #7
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Yea I painted the grills black. My buddy and I also attempted making our own euro grills. A little wavy, but not bad for our first attempt I'd say.

The flag idea was completely last minute. We had some gold paint from the rims left over, some red paint, and little gloss. We wanted to use these colors somehow without being ricey lol. As we sat there thinking I noticed the m logo on my shifter and then one thing led to another lol. A pic of an e34 also helped out.

Thanks for viewing. I'll post progress of the body work. This time I'm doing it myself with a friend at his work. It just so happens that the doors for his paint booth are big enough to fit my car ( the booth is used for painting commercial windows). Stay tuned!!! There's a motor swap in the mix too! And if you know me......u know I'm crazy lol.

The green e30 is my inspiration lol. Hope I can make mine look as nice.
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Yea I painted the grills black. My buddy and I also attempted making our own euro grills. A little wavy, but not bad for our first attempt I'd say.

The flag idea was completely last minute. We had some gold paint from the rims left over, some red paint, and little gloss. We wanted to use these colors somehow without being ricey lol. As we sat there thinking I noticed the m logo on my shifter and then one thing led to another lol. A pic of an e34 also helped out.

Thanks for viewing. I'll post progress of the body work. This time I'm doing it myself with a friend at his work. It just so happens that the doors for his paint booth are big enough to fit my car ( the booth is used for painting commercial windows). Stay tuned!!! There's a motor swap in the mix too! And if you know me......u know I'm crazy lol.

The green e30 is my inspiration lol. Hope I can make mine look as nice.
Cool look at this car here...lol
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1985 BMW 325 E 5-speed (new project)
1987 BMW 325 5-speed - work in progress
http://bmw325e30.blogspot.com/
Part 2 (Supercharger/turbo build)
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:12 PM   #9
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Hawt. Rattle can or something special?

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Old 09-15-2011, 01:34 AM   #10
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Rattle can for the red and gold. The hood was painted flat black so we just put clear coat over the section we needed black. The clear was applied with an air gun in the booth.
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Wow looks nice man. Is that the lower valence for a metal bumpered e30? Your car?
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:39 PM   #12
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Wow looks nice man. Is that the lower valence for a metal bumpered e30? Your car?

Thanks man. Yes I integrated the old "very cool to me" lower valence from metal bumps and integrated with new plastic bumper... for more check my blog I got the whole built in there..
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1985 BMW 325 E 5-speed (new project)
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http://bmw325e30.blogspot.com/
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:46 AM   #13
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Wow...what you've done is seriously impressive!!

Looking forward to seeing more pics...this is the type of thing I would eventually like to do to my e36!
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:00 AM   #14
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nice work!! keep it up!!
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:16 AM   #15
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Thanks guys. Appreciate the comments.
Like usual, I am all over the place with the color selection. I seem to be leaning towards a dark green. I've already had a blue, light silver, white, and gun metal e30. I really want the color to suit the e30. Some unique colors can look really nice on e30s. Ive always had a soft spot for this maroon e30.
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