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Old 22-11-2017, 06:42 PM   #11
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Only if it's on a bun with bacon, sausage & black pudding!

Now we're talking needs mushrooms as well
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Old 22-11-2017, 06:45 PM   #12
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I will be watching this with Interest as i'm on the hunt for a similar project, good luck with it looks like you are going to have a cracking car when you get it all done
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Old 22-11-2017, 08:53 PM   #13
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Love the e36 m3 . Great colour aswell


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Old 23-11-2017, 11:38 AM   #14
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On the chassis rails at a guess it's where I put them when I'm under my Celica, I don't trust the jacking points on it.
Looking at the picture the front left was under the chassis rail but it was covered on the right side so that had to be higher up at a main mounting point. The rears were on the trailing arms, took a few tries to get it perfect!


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I like!

Looks like a very decent usable future classic project!

From what I'm reading and seeing, Solution Finish Black Trim Restorer looks to be the go-to product for older plastics

I like that first job is to put new boots on! Way back I transformed my 325i E30 just by fitting new quality tyres - wheel have come up well too!

Please sort out my pet hate and get some chrome indicator bulbs and de-tango it

Look forward to updates



After a quick google it's the first time I've seen a LTW GT2 Spoiler - different but subtle!

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...Replica-Thread

The Solution Finish stuff is great, expensive for a little bottle but it goes a long way and gives a great finish. The bottom lip looks a bit shiny as it had some water still in places which got mixed in, it dried a lot more matt which I prefer.

The tyres made a massive difference! I was thinking it might need coilovers at first as it was very 'floaty', especially in higher speed corners but it was all down to the tyres. Handles really nicely now!

I hadn't even noticed the indicators to be honest! Now you've pointed it out I'll get them swapped as it will look much better.

I love the spoiler, really adds to the looks.
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Old 24-11-2017, 05:03 PM   #15
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looks to be in great order, had an e36 328i sport a few back as a toy, most e36s are rotten away by now,
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Great start, I can't wait to see what else you do.

I have a 98 M3 Sedan and 96 M3 Coupe. The 318is/4 Class II wing is a treat for the sedans, I hope you keep it. That steering wheel does have to go though. It's just too big at 385mm in diameter.

Did you know that 1996 is the only year to have a unique set of kidneys? It's a preface lift year as you know (using the old fenders and nose panel), but the kidneys had an inner ridge added to this year only.
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Great start, I can't wait to see what else you do.

I have a 98 M3 Sedan and 96 M3 Coupe. The 318is/4 Class II wing is a treat for the sedans, I hope you keep it. That steering wheel does have to go though. It's just too big at 385mm in diameter.

Did you know that 1996 is the only year to have a unique set of kidneys? It's a preface lift year as you know (using the old fenders and nose panel), but the kidneys had an inner ridge added to this year only.
What wheel do you have in yours? There's a really nice M Tech wheel not far from me which is 370mm but it's non-airbag which is not ideal.

That's pretty cool, makes it more unique!
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Bit of a boring update but managed to get a job done whilst I was waiting for the 911 to be dropped off on Saturday (see my other showroom thread for that) - cleaned out the 21 years worth of crap from the boot surrounds and behind the lights! I want to get all these sort of jobs done before I properly do the paintwork as you always end up with crap everywhere. I've got a weekend booked in with the missus to spend on the M3 with my mate so there will be better updates in a couple of weeks!

Before










After hitting with lots of G101, a valetpro wheel brush and a hose...

Lights cleaned up and ready to go back in




Light housing cleaned




Much better!



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Smashing motor, I've had a few of this era of BMW and they're really tough to beat! Enjoy it.
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Lovely Saloon, makes me miss my M3.

Personally I'd change for a black leather wheel
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