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    Default Back in black BMW e30

    So here we are. A black 1986 BMW 325.

    This is my third e30 and I finally have my dream color. The first was bahama beige, the second was zino red, and now finally schwarz black.

    Here she is the day I got her.


















    "Mtech" shifter boot, adds at least 10 hp right?



    Anyways, when I bought the car it had a busted up hood because the PO ran into the back of a trailer hitch. That ruined the hood and the radiator and the kidneys.

    The mods already done to the car include:

    Stainless steel heads (ebay? idk)

    High flow cat

    Borla muffler

    some sort of chip (no idea what kind)

    H&R lowering springs with Bilstein shocks

    15" K1 Aluminum racing wheels

    Pioneer sound system

    Electric seats out of a 5 series

    Pretty sure that is everything. Anyways, I spent the day cleaning her up. Sprayed some degreasing in the engine bay and by some I mean a lot. Took the pressure washing and sprayed out the bay and undercarriage the best I could. Then I washed the car then buffed then waxed. Here are the results.









    I'm still cleaning her up as I type this. I just got really tired and this is my way of taking a break. Next up for cleaning is the interior.

    My plans for the car in somewhat of an order are the following.

    Clean the exterior- done

    Clean interior

    Normal e30 maintenance (timing belt, water pump, etc)

    Pass inspection.

    Replace much needed parts

    chrome kidneys
    hood
    all seats
    dash
    turn signals
    headlights

    wheels (bbs rs or oz futura still can't decide)

    Bags or GC coilovers

    s50/52 or m60 swap

    That's kind of the plan so far, just a rough draft though.

    Now before I get lazy it's time to get back to work, thanks for reading.
    Last edited by dillon7; 09-15-2013 at 10:04 PM.
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    Those are actually e38 comfort seats...they look huge in there lol. Looks like a decent start tho man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keith2 View Post
    Those are actually e38 comfort seats...they look huge in there lol. Looks like a decent start tho man!
    oh really? Didn't know that.

    They are ginormous and will be for sale after I find a clean tan interior to replace them with.
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    e38 comfort seats aren't actual even that comfortable even hah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupid Kid View Post
    e38 comfort seats aren't actual even that comfortable even hah
    haha they are alright. I definitely prefer the stock e30 seats though.
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    Looks like a decent start tho man!

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    nice ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boydzfv View Post
    Looks like a decent start tho man!
    Quote Originally Posted by yat325 View Post
    nice ride...
    thanks guys
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    Did a little work last night.

    First I installed my clear turn signal lenses and oh so good looking euro grills from abrahams motorsports.



    The front in collision from the PO bent the front clip a little bit to where the hood didn't fit correctly so it was time to solve that issue. Grabbed the jeep and some ratchet straps and pulled the clip back forward. I've almost got it to where it needs to be just needs a little more tweaking. I'm about 1/4" too far back but that shall be solved soon.

    straps on straps on straps








    Got to show the jeep some love. 2006 wrangler LJ 3" lift 35" tires custom roll cage and a bunch of other stuff you guys probably don't care about haha.

    Anyways, should have another update tonight so stay tuned!
    Last edited by dillon7; 09-15-2013 at 10:05 PM.
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    Did some more work tonight. Not much but it's something.

    First I replaced all those hideous green hoses for some black ones.

    This one hose was a PITA to get back in :hitler: but eventually got it.






    Did you washer fluid delete for weight reduction because racecar :



    Next up was painting the front window trim. Tape, 2 trash bags, and some paper towels and an hour later I got it painted. Used krylon fusion pro satin. I love this stuff, sticks to anything.








    Then I tried to clean up all of the chrome on the car. Used this stuff. Turned out pretty good.







    That's all for now.

    Sorry for not having any real mods to do yet. I have to get here cleaned up before that.
    Last edited by dillon7; 09-15-2013 at 10:05 PM.
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    Nice build man, cant wait to see what you do. I'm going to be picking up a 89 325i pretty soon

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    I'm proud of you for replacing those green hoses. Seats have to go!

    Looks nice so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackHasGame View Post
    Nice build man, cant wait to see what you do. I'm going to be picking up a 89 325i pretty soon
    thanks man, and good luck with your e30!


    Quote Originally Posted by willis View Post
    I'm proud of you for replacing those green hoses. Seats have to go!

    Looks nice so far.
    thanks, hoses had to go ASAP. I don't even understand why they make colored hoses.

    Seats are getting replaces as soon as I can find a good pair of seats for sale in my area. hopefully it's soon because I can't stand these ginormous things I have now.
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    those seats sit in e39 too it's a shame they didn't put in the m-sport seats, way more comfy and look a thousand times better the e30 looks really nice, good luck with it !
    wait..what?

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    Lookin good bud!


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    Quote Originally Posted by PastaBatman View Post
    those seats sit in e39 too it's a shame they didn't put in the m-sport seats, way more comfy and look a thousand times better the e30 looks really nice, good luck with it !
    Quote Originally Posted by milano_red View Post
    Lookin good bud!
    thanks guys!

    no updates tonight but should have some tomorrow
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    I continued my painting today.

    Started out on the rear bumper, it was kind of faded and rough feeling so I sanded a little and prepped it. Taped everything off and was too lazy to find something good to cover the car while painting so I just used paper towels. It looks stupid but it actually worked fine.


    Before:



    After:







    Moved on to the front of the car and did the same thing.

    Before:





    After:





    Just a little shot with the Jeep and the e30





    That was it for today. I tried to install a short shifter that came with the car but it didn't fit so that was kind of a bummer.

    Here is a preview of what is to come...


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    beautiful!
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    pretty e30!
    good luck with the project!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GermanBimmer View Post
    beautiful!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bkwarros View Post
    pretty e30!
    good luck with the project!
    thanks guys!
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    Didn't do anything to the car tonight but I did go to a sick little car show down in charlotte. I didn't take many pics but my buddy parked beside an m52 swapped e30 so I had to get a pic of that. Here are a view unedited pics.



    mmm hre's



    r32 skyline





    and I just realized the rest of my pics are blurry : stupid night time with no tripod. oh well meet was cool. If you are in charlotte you should definitely check it out. Every monday at UNCC north parking deck.

    Updates for the e30 coming tomorrow!
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    like where this is goin.

    hi

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    Quote Originally Posted by JE BMW View Post
    like where this is goin.
    thanks man, should be getting to the interesting stuff soon!
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    Let the madness begin

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    Well, I got the wheels on, no need to say anything else the pictures do all the talking.





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