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Old 05-15-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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From Eyesore to Heat Score - Brent's Build

Hi Everyone,

Well, I guess an E30 is never 'done', but now that my car is painted and put back together, I wanted to show my build and progress.

Here are some pics of the car when I first got it (they're actually the pics out the seller's ad). Check out all the rust by the wheel wells, rear valance, and even the colour of the rims, not to mention the seats!
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:47 PM   #2
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Ok, here is the car in various stages of the build, you can get a pretty good idea of what I was dealing with...
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:52 PM   #3
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And finally, the 'finished' product...
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:54 PM   #4
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And the last few pics...
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:58 PM   #5
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This is the first car I ever worked on. Yes, I painted it with rattle cans! I fixed and changed so many things, I'm not even going to bother listing them all. This has probably been one of, if not the most gratifying projects I have ever completed. Thanks for looking, and for those of you cruising tomorrow, see you there!
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:25 AM   #6
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hahaha wow! thats frickin awesome man!
I remember you from the e30 cruise last year, wicked job Brent.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:17 AM   #7
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Thanks, Dave. In case anyone at the cruise doesn't remember, my car was the half red, half primer job...check the pictures from the fall cruise, there's 49 really nice looking e30's, then mine!
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:04 AM   #8
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Holy shit Brent, I never knew it was that bad when you first got it.
Looks mint now
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:25 AM   #9
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Great looking car. ARe you able to post pictures of your metal repair work?
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:56 AM   #10
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Awesome Brent! I can't believe you painted that with rattle cans!!!
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:41 AM   #11
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Sick job man.. I'm in the same boat as you. Have so much work to do but I'm having a blast just getting it finished. Looks awesome!
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:33 PM   #12
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That's amazing, top notch work and props to you for saving another e30!
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:50 PM   #13
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i saw one rivet missing!

Good job.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:25 PM   #14
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Nice job.
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:44 PM   #15
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i saw one rivet missing!

Good job.
Ha! I knew someone would catch that lol!!
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