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  • E36 325i Gletscherblau Budget Build

    What's up guys.
    I miss car forum so bad so why not share a little bit of what I'm doing lately.
    I bought this car just over a month ago to be a fun daily. It's a 1992 sedan slick top in Gletscherblau which I really like enjoy the color. The engine is a M50b25, stick shift with not many miles so I'm sure it's gonna be reliable. The car needs a lot of maintenance, but it's coming together!
    Here are some pictures after the 2 hours drive back home:
    3Q6A0859 by Philippe Gélinas, sur Flickr
    3Q6A0856 by Philippe Gélinas, sur Flickr
    3Q6A0851 by Philippe Gélinas, sur Flickr
    3Q6A0863 by Philippe Gélinas, sur Flickr
    3Q6A0862 by Philippe Gélinas, sur Flickr
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    Last edited by Phil G; 07-15-2021, 08:41 PM.

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    Next step was to find Coilover, I went with Raceland ultimo new but second hand. I wanted something cheap so I guess it'll do for now.
    3Q6A0884 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
    3Q6A0888 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
    3Q6A0903 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
    3Q6A0907 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
    Also Installed a Nardi Classic that I had laying around
    3Q6A0905 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
    Last edited by Phil G; 07-14-2021, 01:26 PM.

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    • #3
      I have known since the beginning that the RTAB bushing where bad. I ended up buying all the bushing from condor with reinforcement plate. This car is gonna be solid for sure when everything is done.
      3Q6A0948 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
      Soo bad haha
      3Q6A0949 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
      Pro-tip for E36 guys, Unbolt your rear brake hardline bracket to get more space and put a wrench between the rear table and the chassis.
      3Q6A0951 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
      The front was pretty easy with a puller
      3Q6A0976 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
      3Q6A0980 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
      3Q6A0977 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
      Last edited by Phil G; 07-14-2021, 01:19 PM.

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      • #4
        Lots of imperfection on the paint but all the panels have OEM VIN numbers and I'm reading 8mm on a Coating thickness gauges. I did a quick detailing but I'm sure I could wet sand and get deeper in the clear coat. Will see
        3Q6A0933 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
        3Q6A0915 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr3Q6A0920 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
        I also found a set of tires for my rear DS2.
        3Q6A0934 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
        Last edited by Phil G; 07-14-2021, 01:15 PM.

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        • #5
          If you didn't notice the exhaust was trash from the beginning. Two cherry bombs, not hooked up properly. I didn't even drive the car because of that. After a lot of research I bought an axle back from ISR. I love ISR exhaust on Miata and 350z. The fitment is always perfect. So I gave it a shot and I'm not disappointed
          3Q6A0959 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
          3Q6A0939 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr[url=https://flic.kr/p/2mb6U2T]
          3Q6A1029 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr

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          • #6
            Front plate delete and the first real photoshot.
            Pretty happy with it to be honest!
            3Q6A1177 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
            3Q6A1172 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
            3Q6A1180 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
            Don't worry, I'm gonna respray the rear molding and add spacers
            Last edited by Phil G; 07-14-2021, 01:17 PM.

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            • #7
              This is looking so good. Please keep the amber signals it looks period correct and classy.

              Also, the 4door is very nice.

              Happy to see the forum alive.

              Cheers

              Mike


              Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mgpdoc View Post
                This is looking so good. Please keep the amber signals it looks period correct and classy.

                Also, the 4door is very nice.

                Happy to see the forum alive.

                Cheers

                Mike
                Thanks! I agree, I'm keeping the amber for sure.

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                • #9
                  Color looks real real good.

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                  • #10
                    Loving the progress so far keep going! love the color.
                    Always have had a soft spot for e36's

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                    • #11
                      Already much better, and interesting spec! Care to post a current pic of the M3!??


                      @projects_always

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by saturnstance View Post
                        Color looks real real good.
                        Thanks, It's a nice color in the shade or a moody day!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gurv ///M View Post
                          Loving the progress so far keep going! love the color.
                          Always have had a soft spot for e36's
                          Thanks. Same, I love E36's!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cblock406 View Post
                            Already much better, and interesting spec! Care to post a current pic of the M3!??
                            Thanks! I'll post a picture of my M3 here soon! I just changed the tires so I need to readjust everything.

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                            • #15
                              I ended up getting a set of 90mm studs to be able to space the wheels without always getting new bolts.
                              3Q6A1681 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
                              3Q6A1685 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
                              My brake pedal started to felt weak. One of the hardlines was leaking between the abs and the T in the rear so I replace the line completely. I tried to bleed the system with a motive bleeder which I highly don't recommend. My clutch line pop out of the clutch master cylinder with the pressure and all my brake fluid ended up on my carpet. That was so frustrating, I ended up stripping the car to clean the mess. I'm not sure if the master cylinder has been replaced in the past, but the clip to hold the line wasn't there.
                              3Q6A2603 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
                              3Q6A2610 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
                              3Q6A2611 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
                              3Q6A2607 by Philippe Glinas, sur Flickr
                              I have to weld a hole on the floor so I had to strip the car anyway.
                              Last edited by Phil G; 07-16-2021, 11:41 AM.

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