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    Hey peeps, been meaning to get a build thread up on here for a while..

    Used to drive a Polo on Air ride which I ended up stripping and scrapping..

    The old motor




    The new but old replacement, car used to belong to Dips. After seeing the car at westside show in 2013 i fell in love with the thing and ended up being the new owner a year later!



    For those that don't know the car here is a link to Dips' build thread on the car when he first bought
    http://www.pbmwforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=16668 :thumbs-up:

    So The journey of BMW ownership starts here :lol:

    Since having the car few changes have been made , first one being the steering wheel. Car came with a tech 2 steering wheel, wasn't really my cup of tea. So a call to Jack at Royal steering wheels was made and well, the results speak for themselves :wink:

    before


    After




    Soft nappa and perforated leather with M stripe stitch and padded up for a better feel :shock:

    Next up was the seats. Sold all the bits out of the polo other than these..


    Dropped the car off to Jamie at MooresMotors for him to fab up some bases and get them sitting right. Hers's the result




    Completely changes the drive and are so comfy. The whole interior will be re trimmed later on so it all matches :thumbs-up:

    Try to give it a wash every week if I get the chance :lol: some random pics






    Spoke to Dips and had an idea of putting e46 m3 folding mirrors on, being Dips he had something in his archive of stock, he painted them up for me and we got them on. Bit of a marmite thing but, vision is fairly limited with the E36 M3 mirrors especially an estate, so they also have a functional reason lol.


    Thats all so far, plenty of plans in place for this year so I will keep the thread updated as progress goes along.

    Hope you like it so far :thumbs-up:

    Vish 8)

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    Gave the old girl a good service, was defo needed





    Also noticed it was idling very strange for a week, got DJSyxx (Richie) to plug his laptop into the car and see where the issue was coming from. Issue was coming from the MAF, after further inspection the common maf boot had a split which was causing the jerky idling.

    Old MAF boot



    New VS Old


    All sorted and drives great

    Demon tweeks had a sale on during xmas so I got some 15mm spacers for £30.

    With out spacer


    With Spacer


    Cheers :thumbs-up:

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    Got my polished hex nuts back for the bbs' from Dips so got the centre caps fitted.



    Also managed to pick an M50 inlet up for £80, only went to get an msport bumper but the price was too good to say no to lol




    Will get it fitted soon along with a Simota air box and a remap from Jason at BW Chiptune

    Also got the tracking done by Jess and Dean at EuroTires in Wembley. Great guys, very helpful.


    Cheers

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    With any luck I should be able to send the barrels off to Dips @TheCustomCars for them to be powder coated. Haven't decided what do to with the centres yet. Sent one the centres off to Germany to see if the custom dishes can be made, will decide what to do after that

    Couple pics from Bimmerboys meet at AceCafe a few weeks back




    Cheers

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    Small update,

    Got myself a complete StormMotorWerks weighted gear knob with the hand brake cover and lighter blank to match.

    Old tatty gear knob and gaiters



    New replacement bits Makes changing through gears effortless!







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    Dishes arrived after ages but was well worth the wait


    After having my polo on air, it was only right to get this one done too!

    Loving the way it drives and sits now


    Went bonnet less for a day :blink:



    15mm spacers went on



    When I arrived mega late to the hotel the night before Bmw festival lol



    Its off road now until next year, lot of niggles that are bugging me and are letting the car down so will be getting it all sorted


    Also need to get this built and dropped in


    Cheers

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    this thing is absolutely gorgeous

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    Yessssssss!!! need more

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    Whoa great thread, in for more! Love it


    @projects_always

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    Yes! My favorite BMW color.

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    Love E36's, love them slammed, love wagons and love the colour(painted one of my past projects this colour). Perfect!

    Keen to see the new wheels.

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    Thanks peeps!

    Will have a few more updates in the coming weeks, wheels are being painted this week hopefully

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    Love everything about this.

    @austin_norton | @nortoncollect
    2013 Mk6 | 1999 E36

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    Thanks mate, didn't think it was going to get such a good response. Means a lot!!

    Centre caps were painted during my lunch, centres might get done after hours today!
    (Perks of working at a bodyshop lol)

    Thanks!

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    wow what a brilliant exemple of an e36 touring!! So clean! And the drops is awesome for static (for now).
    Ruining cars since 2006 yo

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    I'm new to BMW motoring so forgive me!

    That is one great touring but now the question what is the colour it's awesome?

    Cheers

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    The colour is Atlantis Blue, factory Individual colour.

    Thanks

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    Wow this is amazing, I remember seeing this at Show of shows and thinking that is a lovely car, first time I saw an Atlantis Blue E36 too.
    What's your instagram and where abouts in England are you? I see you must be close to London as you attended an Ace meet.
    Also style 32s are easily my favourite BMW wheels of all time, and easily one of the best looking wheels on an E36.
    Looking forward to seeing the new wheel set up, looks like you'll be rocking some serious dish

    Also here's a picture I took of it at Show of Shows, this was the first picture I took at the show haha, I've actually been planning to upload this onto my page too within this last week coming up to players.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    Wow this is amazing, I remember seeing this at Show of shows and thinking that is a lovely car, first time I saw an Atlantis Blue E36 too.
    What's your instagram and where abouts in England are you? I see you must be close to London as you attended an Ace meet.
    Also style 32s are easily my favourite BMW wheels of all time, and easily one of the best looking wheels on an E36.
    Looking forward to seeing the new wheel set up, looks like you'll be rocking some serious dish

    Also here's a picture I took of it at Show of Shows, this was the first picture I took at the show haha, I've actually been planning to upload this onto my page too within this last week coming up to players.

    Dude that photo is epic, Thanks! Yeah from North West London so ace isn't that far from me.
    Found your instagram and just gave it a follow lol. Yeah rear wheels have a fair bit of dish that need fitting under those tiny arches. Plan was to have it out for players but can't get it done at the moment.

    Cheers!!

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    Done a thing today, very minor mod but makes all the difference to the rear end

    Found a bit of old number plate


    Cut it to shape and sanded away for ages lol, gave it a quick lick of paint


    Fitted


    Also the typical 'Key fob measurement of lows pic' lol

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    Late night KFC run


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    Update time

    wheels got painted over the weekend



    They're a Rose Copper


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    Colour looks lovely, so are you bringing this down to players?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehowski View Post
    Colour looks lovely, so are you bringing this down to players?

    Thanks mate, nah won't be out for the rest of the year and maybe most of next year. Got soo much other stuff on from now finding it hard to get time to work on it

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    Well not a lot has happened since the last update...

    Other than some penis shit went into me (Never taking a day off work again lol)




    Never seen a trailing arm snap :-/



    Further inspection showed that more was damaged then imagined


    I decided that the best solution for the car would be to drop the entire rear subframe and all the suspension components with it and replace it, reason for this is because i don't know what other components have taken stress and possibly been bent.



    Will be back on it after work this week and hopefully have it sorted.

    cheers

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