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Old 10-07-2010, 10:09 AM   #16
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Why don't we get a mod to make an E30 build thread section?

Or just a build thread section?
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:05 AM   #17
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A section specifically documenting ongoing projects would be nice. However on this forum I feel like there's not enough volume when it comes to that sort of thing to justify a whole new section so it's unlikely that the mods would do it.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:08 PM   #18
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^ yeah, it's too bad. Higher volume=more idiots.

Maybe it's better this way.

On that note,
Here's my build thread if anyone cares.
http://www.jdmrides.ca/forum/1984-bm...on-t48805.html
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:33 PM   #19
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^^you forgot to do the "engine bay monster" picture.
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:15 AM   #20
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^ yeah, it's too bad. Higher volume=more idiots.

Maybe it's better this way.

On that note,
Here's my build thread if anyone cares.
http://www.jdmrides.ca/forum/1984-bm...on-t48805.html
nice sig in your other forum (i'd tell you on there, but i cant be bothered to start another forum account)
looks like we're really living up to being "brothers".

is your car zinno red or brilliant red? cuz if its zinno, we match (for now anyways, im going teknoviolet when teh monies come in)
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:44 PM   #21
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E30 build

I won't start a whole thread but I will lay out what I've put into it since I've owned it for anyone who may be interested or someone who wants to build one of their own.... List is as follows:

- 1987 325is w/ very minimal rust (sunroof and little spot in rear inner fender) and 190,xxxkm on the clock, auto, basket weaves, basically stock everything - $3000
- Paint - Volkswagen Double Yellow - $1400
- Rims - Konig Freefalls 16x7 refinished myself w/ rubber - $700
-Eurostyle rear glass apron - $200
- Full Plastic Bumper Conversion - $350
- Euro Smileys w/ lamin-x - $240
-Smoked lights and sidemarkers - $15
- 5 spd swap - $1000 (new parts and labour included)
- Apex 60mm drop springs - $140
- Tokico shocks - $250 (ebay)
-Timing belt kit (water pump, belts, thermostat, tensioner, etc.) - $120
- K&N Filter - $10
- M30 AFM, 19lb Injectors, Mark D Chip, Headers and Full Exhaust - $500
- Full sport vinyl/leather (whatever you want to call it) - $400
- Deck, sub + box, etc. - $500
- Stainless brake hoses - $80
- HID kit - $120
- Gas tank replacement - $500 (new parts and labour)
- Other stuff I cant think of - $ probably a lot
- Time I've spent working on the car - Who the hell knows
- The fact that wherever my car goes people automatically knows it's me - Priceless

Blown motor = M50 swap - $1200 (new parts, motor, parts car, doing it myself)
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:13 PM   #22
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^ I really don't know what colour it is, It's kind of orange if that means anything? Where do I find out?

Not that it matters, it will be painted early next year with the cheapest red I can find.(Not so cheap that it doesn't look good, I just won't pay a premium for a name or brand)


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^^you forgot to do the "engine bay monster" picture.

Haha, I'll stick with building the car instead of looking like a dumbass
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:45 PM   #23
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lol good luck....... red is one of the most expensive colours, no matter the shade.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:20 PM   #24
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^ I know, and I don't even like red cars! They just seem to come to me, I've only owned red cars except for my beater which is a green awd rav4

Cars are most certainly a love/hate kind of thing.

just a little drive up here in northern ontario on the side of a mountain, anyone is welcome to join. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_lrLInSpCM
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:37 PM   #25
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You want to know what I think... well lets just put it this way, any time I go somewhere I always end up looking back at my car 2 or 3 times while I'm walking away from it. Not because I'm afraid someone's going to steal it, or that I'm parked illegally, but because regardless of the scratches, and dents, and rust, it's just such a great looking car. It's classic, it's timeless, but most of all it represents an era when cars were more pure and unadulterated. It's just a dandy little piece of machinery. I love driving it. I love battling with it when it acts up. At the end of the day the thing that I love the most though is how I can go out and thrash on it and so far it has always taken me back home.... except for that time I smashed the oil pan lol
X 2...I love the look of the E30...classic and timeless are perfect decriptions. The younger guys can look cool when they slam their cars and put on the big rims, and us older folk can look sophiscated and classy driving restored or modified cars, this car has universal appeal. The E30 recently made a top 10 list of cool cars you can own for cheap (I think it was in the Toronto Star). I think it's just a great looking ride.

My DD is a '99 Civic-320 kms vs 340 on the '89 325is. The Civic has been though a failed engine at 220 (the 325 engine is fine). The only extra work I've done on the E30 is body, paint and cosmetic b/c it's old and wsn't taken care of. And I feel about a million times more unique and different driving the E30.
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