Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > maXimum Tech > 3 Series > E30 (1983 - 1991)
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-04-2012, 11:22 PM   #1
E30gal
1st Gear Newbie
 
E30gal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 41
My 90' E30 cabrio UPDATE :)

Hi everyone...

It's been a while since I've been on this site.
Almost time to take my car out of hibernation!!!
I've made some progress with my E30! I even scored some Azevs Type A rims too!
However, my current issue is the swap I did to plastic bumpers. I had a full Racing Dynamics kit... but I didn't realize that my front RD skirt would only fit the chrome (ish) bumpers.
From what I recall the plastic bumpers I bought were from an 89' E30 cab.
I called RD USA but they're sold out. Do I have other options? Like perhaps... taking my current bumper and somehow getting it custom fit? : /
If you look at the front bumper in the last two pics... you'll notice it doesn't fit right

Any help would be great!
Gracias!

E30.jpg
e30*.jpg
E30**.jpg
E30gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 09:47 AM   #2
El Gato Liso
6th Gear Member
 
El Gato Liso's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Brampton
Posts: 3,111
pics are missing, the gal in e30gal.
__________________
R.I.P. E30
El Gato Liso is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 03:50 PM   #3
nonlocal
Last of the Late-Brakers
 
nonlocal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Not here...
Posts: 667
Better pictures needed, from those it looks like it fits better with the plastic bumpers than it did with the diving boards!
__________________
nonlocal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 05:05 PM   #4
E36is
'OldSchool..'
 
E36is's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Burlington
Posts: 2,404
appearance wise, the spoiler suits the plastic bumper.
__________________
'You don't buy all that jewellery and stick it on an ugly person.'
E36is is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2012, 05:54 PM   #5
defaultName
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mississauga
Posts: 963
It does look like it sits a little forward in that last pic but not too bad.

Better pics would help.
defaultName is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 04:52 PM   #6
E30gal
1st Gear Newbie
 
E30gal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 41
Sorry for the delay... finally got the E30 out
Hoping to take some new pics this weekend...

Michelle
E30gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 03:21 PM   #7
talltorontoguy
Go Topless
 
talltorontoguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Under my e30
Posts: 797
Love the color

Need better pictures, but I'm sure you can mod it to fit.
__________________


Join BMW Club of Canada! Click HERE

Best Engine, Bimmercruise '10 / 2nd - e30 Wild, Bimmercruise '10 / 1st - Best Cabrio, Trillium @ Tedfest '11 / 1st - e30 Wild, Bimmercruise '11 / 1st - e30 Wild, Bimmercruise '12 www.vertnation.com
talltorontoguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 11:14 AM   #8
DIY
Permanently Dirty
 
DIY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Etobicoke
Posts: 533
Looks better then my bumper from that view lol, however i agree with every one its hard to see whats wrong from these pics.
Anything can be made to fit with the right effort. If its the mounts that dont allign then shaving the old ones and bonding new ones could be the easy way out... well atleast the proper way to do it, but for god sake dont use any epoxy you'ed find at crappy tire! ... however I have also been told if the shocks on the front of the car are even a little bit off they can throw off the allignment of the bumper. I cant think of any way other then shims to allign it properly...
show us the problem well have a better solution
also you missed all the nice days why's your car comin out now?
DIY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2012, 12:45 PM   #9
E30gal
1st Gear Newbie
 
E30gal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 41
When and where (GTA) do you guys meet these days?
E30gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2012, 01:01 PM   #10
T.Dot_E30
Classifieds Moderator
 
T.Dot_E30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: T.Dot
Posts: 9,390
Quote:
Originally Posted by E30gal View Post
When and where (GTA) do you guys meet these days?
You just missed the midnight cruise that took place last Friday. There are weekly meets a La Paloma in Woodbine, details in the link below, I'm not sure how the turn usually is as I haven't been to one in a while. You'll find the bigger meets are during the official cruise dates.

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69352

Two bigger events left for the year:
Midnight Cruise II: Friday July 27th
Autumn Cruise: Sunday September 16th

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149419

Also Bimmercruise is on Aug. 26, that's probably the biggest event where you'd see alot of Max members.
http://www.bimmercruise.com/
__________________
T.Dot_E30 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2013, 02:41 PM   #11
E30gal
1st Gear Newbie
 
E30gal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 41
Hey there!

I finally got the pics... I know... I take forever... but I haven't been able to focus on my E30 as I would like to.

The attached pics are the issues I've been having- using my previous skirt package (that originally fit my chrome bumpers) with my newer plastic bumpers. (Note: The skirt package on my E30 is Racing Dynamics)

Would it be a bad idea if I just changed the entire skirt package to fit my plastic bumpers?

Modifying my E30 hasn't been easy... I've spent a lot of money fixing it. I don't have any regrets... as I love this car... I just want it to be done already! lol!

Any help would be appreciated!!

Thanks again!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg E301.jpg (138.9 KB, 100 views)
File Type: jpg E302.jpg (134.1 KB, 99 views)
File Type: jpg E303.jpg (97.9 KB, 99 views)
File Type: jpg E304.jpg (135.1 KB, 99 views)
E30gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 08:39 AM   #12
thomase30
1st Gear Newbie
 
thomase30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: woodbridge
Posts: 42
Is the rear cover clipped in on the left?
thomase30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 09:53 AM   #13
e30tOny
k-man
 
e30tOny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: joliette
Posts: 227


New "bumper mod" not done properly

Your R&D front valance is "early model" specific!!! iIt will NOT! match up to the newer bumpers

Last edited by e30tOny; 01-24-2013 at 09:57 AM.
e30tOny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 10:17 AM   #14
Ceeker
Parts hoarding partner...
 
Ceeker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,373
rear bumper needs to be removed and adjusted from the looks of the pic. I'd take the front bumper and valance off and start over. valance also misaligned.
__________________

I think I've had 14 bmw's in 4 years.
2 IX's -sold and parts
2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
Ceeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 10:25 AM   #15
E30gal
1st Gear Newbie
 
E30gal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 41
To be honest.. I'm not sure if the rear cover is clipped in on the left as once I got it painted .. they assembled it and left it as is The paint shop was a total nightmare to deal with...
Is there a place anyone can suggest for me to take it to? My dad is great at fixing the car but not as good in modifying the exterior.
Thanks!
E30gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
e30 325i cab, plastic bumpers, racing dynamics

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.