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    Default I'm a 90's Kid (E36)

    Some may know recently a deal fell through for an FC Rx-7 I was going to pick up as my next project. Didn't bother me, no harm no foul. I was browsing craigslist like I do daily and came across a Boston Green Metallic 1996 E36 Convertible. Stripped to the bone: no motor, trans, interior. NOTHING. However, NO RUST. Which for the Northeast is fantastic. Two texts and $150 later the title is in my hands. Yes, $150. Currently sitting in storage while I wrap up my Subaru and finish the truck I just bought.









    Plans are loosely founded at the moment:
    New Paint
    Rad Wheels
    Cage
    Race inspired interior
    Brides or Recaros
    Semi Shaved/Tucked Bay
    M52 or LS..don't judge me lol
    A bunch of other things that I don't know about yet. Stay Tuned.

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    dope, im in!


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    That thing is rough! I'm sure you'll figure something out though, I'm in!


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    Wow for 150 you can't complain at all! An LS would be sweet for sure

    3/96 Build Date, Montreal Blue, 304,310 miles and counting...

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    My options are endless which is great. I really want to stick to some sort of budget and keep it as simple as possible, while making look and perform great.

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    saw this on craigslist and was amazed he wanted so much for it. now I'm kinda upset I didn't offer 150 dollars for it lol -_- best of luck with everything! 5.0 or ls swap this thing

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    Thread isn't entirely dead..Much better platform to start with...

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    Same chassis but much better condition.


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    After many failed ventures, I'm finally back with a better chassis. Picked this Hellrot 95' 318i convertible up. It's in much better shape than then the old green one I had a few years back. While it's not my favorite color, it's basically rust-free. It's got an m42, automatic with no seats, no hood, and no convertible top. This is fine by me because I was going hard top anyway. I'm pretty stoked on this as I've been trying to find one for a while that wasn't beaten into the ground.



    Plans right now are :
    Get running
    Find a top
    New seats
    Coilovers
    Wheels
    Clear tail lights, new headlights
    Hood

    After that, I'm not sure. The m42 will suffice as I'm not trying to blow the doors off anyone. Will be a fun cruiser for a while..

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    Not gonna lie, hardtop vert is my favorite bodystyle for the e36. Looking forward on how its gonna look!
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    I've decided the best way to deal with rust is to just embrace it.

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    I have some old pss9 coilovers if your interested. They will need new rear springs/adjusters but they should be fine for cheap.
    Insta Mintyhinrichs

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    PM’d !

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    Also think I’m going to go the 5x114 route. I have a pretty neat wheel choice that I think will be killer.

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    This is what I have in mind..kinda.

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    Thats very red! But I think it'l work out pretty nice
    Quote Originally Posted by aLaFleur View Post

    I've decided the best way to deal with rust is to just embrace it.

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    More than likely I won’t match the hard top whenever I find one. It is a lot of red and needs to be broken up lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnstance View Post
    More than likely I won’t match the hard top whenever I find one. It is a lot of red and needs to be broken up lol
    Tbh you could probably go for a black top and black mirrors - unless you go for a full respray or wrap :/

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    I'm kicking some different ideas from mild to wild. so we'll see. My issue is I have no patience when it comes to cars lol

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    Managed to find a hood local for basically nothing. Of course, the color doesn't match but oh well. Got the hood on, started taking note of the little things I'll need here and there. The trunk won't open but I have a feeling that has something to do with the top not being there lol This is the first time ever working on a convertible so this is all new to me. I bought a convertible frame off of ebay so now I'm sourcing a top that isn't outrageously priced. I really enjoy piecing a car together this way, not sure why but It's super satisfying for me. Iphone pictures below.







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    Thank you Prime Day

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    Keeping this rolling right along...


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    Got a lot done today. Tossed the top on, loosely, as it will need adjustments. With BMW trunks/convertibles it's a pain in the balls when it comes to opening the trunk if there is no power, the top isn't completely down or up all considering there is no way to access the trunk, nor is there an emergency release..add in the fact that I couldn't open the trunk with the key I have because it's a valet key and the valet key does not open the trunk. I called BMW and I need registration, proof of ownership, my firstborn and proof Elon musk is my uncle..plus $100 lol ANYWAY, said screw it, drilled a small hole in the trunk, popped the cable, and opened the trunk. Installed the new taillights, got the power to the windows to put them up, and checked that the car had power throughout. Sorry, that was a lot, here are pictures.




    This may seem like a basket case, which it kind of is. However, my dad has been helping me get this sorted and I don't care if it takes me 10 years, I'm having fun with him doing it. lol

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    Took a trip this weekend to snag some parts I needed. Grabbed a tonneau cover in Lancaster, then stopped in Reading to meet fellow Member Hinrichs. Scooped a bunch of fun stuff from him; coil-overs, taillights, side skirts, trim pieces, shift knob, condor suspension bits, corner lights. I think that's all lol


    slowly getting there. haven't touched the car as I've just been slowly accruing parts. It's honestly been too hot to do anything outside with it. Had to spend some time fixing my daily that I've neglected for a while. Other than that, I need to get headlights, seats, probably a new carpet, top cover and some misc. bits. While it seems like a lot the list is shrinking week to week.

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    Wheels showed up yesterday.
    17x9 +30 Rotiform LS-R

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    Can’t wait to see the LS-Rs on! Big fan of that wheel, especially on E36s.

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