My e30 Story - M3 kit on. Carbon Wrap boot. Resprayed!

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Heres a few pics as promised of my new purchase

Please keep watching for updates and latest work etc etc

Comments please :)

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The ebay pic, didnt look promising but for the price it was worth the trip! even if it was a shed (but its not as you will see!)
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On trailer ready to come to telford :)
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Few exterior shots after polish :)
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Bumpers not polised or blacked as they will be going white, so trying to keep the as clean and cleanig product free for spraying!!!


Leathers
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Clean boot, needs vac!
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Good bodywork
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120k Clocks
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Bad bits so far!

Arches slight rust, surface not rot
Lots of small touch ups :(
2 big dents in bonnet
Naff alloys!


I work as a body repairer so bodywork is not a problem for me!

Bring on the Breyton Kit!

Comments welcomes!

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Looks a good base car, any other plans for it? :cool:
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atm - kit - lower - tints - smoked lights etc - Standard and common mods

later - bigger engine perhaps?

will see :)
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Look forward to the updates :cool:
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Failed MOT yday :(

3 flexi hoses
Central rear break line
2 rear subframe mount bushes

not too much

got parts coming on monday :D re test wednesday!!!
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Looks Like a clean shell.....in the best colour of course..... 8)
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its really clean! only patched one part on drivers arch just needs bloody lowering!!!
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Mot fail work!

2x rear subframe bushes
break line - so replaced the lot :D

Something missing
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Ha ha ha
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New brake lines and fixtures and t-piece
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All back together now - Front flexi's to do wednes day - retest friday!!!

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Had abit of a wash and few pics taken with my mates ever so sexual mk2!



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Nice Mo-Dul Pose!


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I NEED COIL OVERS :'(
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Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:12 am

Ok been a while since ive posted but alot has happened to the car!

Since the last post

*New drift bbs 14"s

* The original 1.8 8v carb'd engine has gone, as chamber 1 valves bent during a head gasget change

* M42 318 is lump has been put in, leading to a load of problems as it wasnt such a straight forward swap as i thought.
At first the engine was put in with new
***Loom
***ECU
***Gearbox
***Rad
Ended up in a two week dely because of
***Having to modify loom to original chassis loom
***Adding a fuel return to tank and finding an 'inline' fuel pump with switch and cutoff fuse (carb'd engine had mechanical pump)
***Fuel tank breather needed a 't' piece adding for the returned fuel, as the sender unit only accomodated an outline
***Modding Rad mounts
***Modding Coilpack mounts
***Modding washer bottle position
***Modding Subframe to accomodate new engine mounts slightly
***Modding gear box anti vibe ring and prop (m10 was longer prop)
***Modding exhaust from m42 manifold to m10 center box

Lis is bloody endless

Just shows engine swaps arnt as straight forward as they seem

8O Worth it tho in the end|!

I have a few pics to put up for yall soon

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Ok pics

As i said before i replaced the m10 for a is lump, pic f the m10 stripped, when i was doing the head before thinking of replacing
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Then ripped it out as a cheap lump came along!
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New lump :D
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New vs old
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Quick tidy up
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Dont have any pics of it in im afraid, but since thhe engine went in its had a new subframe and is having an e36 lower ratio 318is gearox :D quciker acceloration ftw!

Also been buying m-tec striped goodies!
( and before any one notices, i know the gator stripes are in the different direction to the genuine h/brake cover - i dont care, still looks good :-))

I <3 m-tec :-D

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And ive put my breyton lower skirt on! (unpainted but looks ok as its white and the cars filthy hahahah)

and de-chromed the kidneys!!
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Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:33 pm

started rear bumper, hidden exhaust and no tow eye in breyton rear skirt!

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and i got a mtec 2 rep rear spoiler and took away the lower part so its a single unit, now smoothing where it sat

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win! :cool:
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Nice project mate
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slow tho :( everyday car so cant do big bits at once :(
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yh i feel your pain man haha my is is my daily drive aswell.
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Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:37 pm

Very nice.

Hopefully mine will be all restored to this standard.

I need to use mine as a daily though so have to drive about with bits sanded and fibreglassed repairs as you see chavs do when there fitting huge bodykits lol
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Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:14 pm

yer looking nice keep up the good work
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Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:47 pm

well thankfully the rear skirt cant go on yet as ive not started the custom exhaust! so not much fibre glass showing!

newest updats

*Lowered 60mm ( to go lower soon!)
*Alpina 17s reps in black!
*Wiring loom cover fitted lol


pics asap need to find fone cable!

Thanks guys - comments like these really kick u up the rear to get it finished!
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Nice looking project, looking forward to seeing some more update pics! 8)
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new m3 engine mounts fitted today :D
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ooo pic's
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not much to see really, just m3 engine mounts, same shape as 318is, but theres a slight difference in were the engine sits (apparently)


thay are bloody hard tho! its like driving with solid mounts! lots of vibration
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May I just ask, what on earth posessed you into thinking these looked good?
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personal taste?
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Spotted this yesterday in Wellington :cool:
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ok few more pics!

pics of pina reps!
Unlowered
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Lowered - but not settled
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A Lovely box of goodies :D
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New loom cover before and after
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Had to do a quick repair to one pina, bloody kirbs! quick blow over the edges and a polish after to blend!
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Bumped my lower breyton splitter too, so i quick strenghening job for now!
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When i went to get my m3 engine mounts, the was a mint M3 at the garage waiting for a service - 98 out of 505 genuine lhd!
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And a few pics of the breyton side skirts, just placed on for now!
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Comments welcome - ta! :D :cool: :twisted:
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What drop are the lowering springs? 8)
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60f 55r

but not happy so its going lower!!!!

if u ever see me in welly wave or come say hi!
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Ive just fitted 60mm Jamex to my vert! 8)
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is ures the black one?
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niceeeee :cool:
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if you wanna sell them springs give me a pm
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