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Old 12-30-2002, 05:45 AM   #1
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Picture of my E30 Project

Finally figured photoshop out somewhat. I know I've been posting about my E30 that I've been modifying, but never posted any pictures because i didn't know how. I don't want to be like a lot off these people that post about mods to their cars but never post any pics. Here is the first picture of the car when i brought it home. The body ( front air dam ) needs some work. It looks like it's been chomping on some curbs, and the is lip is missing. The previous owner replaced the missing fog light and brake ducts with Pep Boys fog lights. What a cheap bastrd! Oh well the body will be the last part of the project to recieve attention. My first concerns are performance. With that said, here is my 1991 318is project.
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Old 12-30-2002, 06:02 AM   #2
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Here is a rear view of the car same day i brought it home.
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Old 12-30-2002, 06:06 AM   #3
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Here is a bad pic. of the interior.
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Old 12-30-2002, 06:09 AM   #4
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Here's another angle. Sorry i don't know how to post more than one pic. per post.
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Old 12-30-2002, 06:13 AM   #5
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One last pic. of the interior. I think it's in pretty good shape. What do you guys think?
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Old 12-30-2002, 08:43 AM   #6
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here's one of the stock M42 motor which is for sale next week!
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Old 12-30-2002, 08:44 AM   #7
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Here's another pic. of the motor. I am selling the complete M42 drivetrain next week when my M52 drivtrain goes in. I'll keep everyone posted.
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Old 12-30-2002, 12:27 PM   #8
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Looks great, man, congrats! The exterior looks great and the interior is superb! I wish my interior looked like that!

That thing will be smokin' after your swap!
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Old 12-30-2002, 06:21 PM   #9
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why does everybody's 325 have a leather interior but mine!.....damnit..heh

looks great btw.
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Old 12-30-2002, 09:38 PM   #10
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The car looks like it is in fantastic condition. That engine will make your car move

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Old 12-31-2002, 04:16 AM   #11
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Thanks for the compliments. Here are some more pics of stuff I have recently done to the car. This was the first mod. I installed a momo shift knob and boot.
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Old 12-31-2002, 04:20 AM   #12
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Here is the second mod i did. I installed a Momo corse steering wheel.
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Old 12-31-2002, 04:25 AM   #13
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This is the third mod i did to the car. I modified the factory E30 guage cluster to look like the E36 M3 guage cluster, since that is the engine swap i'm doing.
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Old 12-31-2002, 04:31 AM   #14
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This is the front brake upgrade i'm doing to the car. They are E36 M3 calipers. The rotors are also E36 M3. I'm converting the car to run E36 5-lug suspension and brakes.
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Old 12-31-2002, 04:33 AM   #15
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These are the rear calipers i'm using. They are m-roadster rear calipers and rotors.
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