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Old 01-08-2005, 12:51 AM   #1
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e30 pick up

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Old 01-08-2005, 01:03 AM   #2
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thats photochopped it wasnt that long and that rear wasnt soo wide !
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Old 01-08-2005, 05:03 PM   #3
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yeah i've seen the real one before, thats a fake
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Old 01-08-2005, 05:54 PM   #4
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i ask my self y, but he did do a good job
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Old 01-08-2005, 05:58 PM   #5
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^yea thats the guy from r3v.. i still don't agree with that color, i mean its nice but he could have gotten any other color! o well its still pimp
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Old 01-08-2005, 05:59 PM   #6
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i love e30 pickups... is there a write up on the one from rev ?
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Old 01-08-2005, 06:14 PM   #7
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It's all custom, so, no.
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Old 01-08-2005, 06:38 PM   #8
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but good work for whoever built it!!
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:17 PM   #9
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It's all custom, so, no.
because it's custom there is no write up ?? that makes no sense...
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:32 PM   #10
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because it's custom there is no write up ?? that makes no sense...
lol agreed.. i dont think theres a write up, but im sure he could answer some questions if u have any.. i believe his username on r3v is jgentile
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:16 AM   #11
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I believe this is what it looks like
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Old 01-09-2005, 02:06 PM   #12
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The funny thing about that yellow M3 pickup is that it has an M20B27 eta engine in it. It was built by BMW Motorsport as a project.
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Old 01-09-2005, 06:17 PM   #13
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someone post the link to the e30 pickup on r3v...
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Old 01-09-2005, 06:25 PM   #14
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found the link

http://www.r3vlimited.com/phpBB2/vie...er=asc&start=0
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Old 01-11-2005, 06:46 PM   #15
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i e-mailed the builder of the black e30 pick-up.....here's what he sent if anyone else wants to know......

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ok, heres how i did the whole conversion, first i started with an 86 325e, first i did certain things this car needed, but are not needed for the truck conversion, like engine and tranny swap etc., but to start the whole truck conversion i first got the middle piece of a VW rabbit pickup truck, by middle part i mean i cut about 9 inches behind the b pillar of the truck and about 6 inches in front of the b pillar, so you now have the whole rear window area, which is what you need, then i turned to the car and i cut about 4 inches behind the b pillar, the reason i went 5 inches back was to leave myself some area for error, and i also cut at the very bottom of the c pillar, taking off the whole rear half of the roof, sure it looked really sketchy at this point, but it all works out in the end. the next thing i did was i cut out the whole backing for the rear seat and also the flat area behind the seat where the speakers sit. once this was done, you will notice two big holes where the rear side panels used to be, as in the things that would be door panels if the car were a 4 door, what i did to regain some strength was i cut out a piece that fit right to the hole out of a sheet of 16 guage steel, weld that thing in place and it adds LOTS of body strength, once this was done i turned to the VW truck piece, what i ended up doing was taking this piece, cutting right above the old VW bed, as in if the piece was still in the car, and you were looking at the bed, there would be a cut right above where the bottom of the bed turns up to be the rear window area. i then ground out tons and tons of spot welds which held the outer sheet of the piece to the actual pillar with all the strength which was inside the outer sheeting. i took this out and then basically slid the piece over the existing BMW b pillar, it fit amazingly well for the first try. so to be more specific about this, i basically replaced that VW b pillar with the BMW, the VW sheet-metal just slides right over the existing BMW b pillar. once i got to this point, i kept taking the VW piece in and out making little modifications till it fight just right, welded the thing in, then took it to the body shop, and one little FYI, this is A LOT of work, only begin this project if you are very serious about it and are planning to spend every day or every other day working on it for at least 3 to 4 hours each day you work on it. i worked consistently every other day for 3 to 4 hours each day and the project took me from mid march to mid july to complete, and then it was off to the body shop, and now it is finally done and home, i have pictures of the whole entire process at each step, and my dad and i are going to make a write up with pictures of the whole process, but it may not happen soon seeing as i am still working on the car and at the moment that is my main concentration, so i hope this helps and if you have any more questions you can email me at any time.
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