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dimarello 10-23-2012 03:33 PM

Project - BMW E36 325 Touring Restoration (new montego blue)
 
Hello bimmers!

This is a very long story from a long time ago, i talked about that in my presentation! Here:http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=653687

I've already shown some pictures of the Touring i am restoring.
It's a 12/96' 325 Tds Touring Full M Pack in violet.

In this project i pretend to change the color of it and give a new look to the interiors wich look very bad!

So let's see how it was when i bought it:

http://imageshack.us/a/img692/6517/34935215d.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img822/4678/69279499.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img211/9796/61818126.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img193/561/51080457.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img17/1530/18346220.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img717/572/96556264.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img684/1946/46506115.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img10/4738/81978392.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img507/2411/27409164.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img89/1168/11648666.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img717/373/52480894.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img534/2240/38170070.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img651/1419/78531961.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img40/2940/37894357.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img401/7809/54169690.jpg

In the next posts i will show you what is already done!

E36 Phantom 10-23-2012 03:40 PM

Oh my gosh.....a Daytona Violet E36 Touring MTek......


Do you have any idea what those of us here in the US would do to get one of those?

:drool:

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dimarello 10-23-2012 04:00 PM

E36 Touring Restoration - The project
 
So now i will tell you what i pretend to do in this project.

Exterior:
Nem paint in Montego Blue
Factory M3 Front Lip Spoiler
New headlights with angel eyes
New Bonnet and trunk badges
Factory M3 Front grill
Cristal Smoked fog lights.
Alpina 18' wheels
Cristal smoked side repeaters
Cristal Smoked corners
Door handle rubber trims

Interior:
Full seating with synthetic leather
Door Panels in synthetic leather
Gearknob, handbrake and steering wheel in synthetic leather
Radio Cd BUsiness CD43
Cruise Control retrofit
Chrome gauge rings
Cluster M Badge
Tinted Windows
Interior white led lights
Air cond. retrofit
M Pedals

...and i think it's all!

Here's some photos of what i already have bought:
New headlights with angel eyes included:
http://imageshack.us/a/img23/7251/bm...ouringmont.jpg

Factory M3 Lip spoiler:
http://imageshack.us/a/img513/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

Factory M3 front bumper grill:
http://imageshack.us/a/img109/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

Factory bonnet badge:
http://imageshack.us/a/img248/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

M Tech Badges:
http://imageshack.us/a/img820/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

Keep whatching next posts!

dimarello 10-23-2012 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E36 Phantom (Post 7153247)
Oh my gosh.....a Daytona Violet E36 Touring MTek......


Do you have any idea what those of us here in the US would do to get one of those?

:drool:

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I don't remember one day without seeing a touring on the road, we have loads here but just a few M Pack!

dimarello 10-23-2012 04:07 PM

Step 1- removing all trim and components
 
That's a huge work, but it has to be done to look perfect at the end.

Check the photos:

http://imageshack.us/a/img402/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img87/7251/bm...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img21/7251/bm...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img842/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img440/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img197/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img692/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img706/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img266/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img823/1576/b...uringmontv.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img404/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img27/7251/bm...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img35/7251/bm...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img716/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

Jesus, is that my car???

dimarello 10-23-2012 04:10 PM

Step 2 - Rust removal and preparing for paint
 
After removing all the exterior components it was ready to start preparing the paintjob!

Every single parts were painted before mounting !

Check the photos:

http://imageshack.us/a/img145/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img213/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img685/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img94/7251/bm...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img51/7251/bm...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img846/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img571/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

It was done, ready for next step

dimarello 10-23-2012 04:12 PM

Step 3 - Aplication of 3M protective layer
 
Now was time to apply some 3M protection before the final paint.

Watch:

http://imageshack.us/a/img155/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img805/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img87/5144/bm...uringmonty.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img651/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

Finally it was ready to receive the hot Montego Blue.

E36 Phantom 10-23-2012 04:14 PM

Wanna sell me your old headlights? And don't repaint a Daytona touring. A little kitten just died because of that. :(

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dimarello 10-23-2012 04:14 PM

Step 4 - Montego Blue
 
Finally the Montego Blue on it!

http://imageshack.us/a/img805/915/bm...uringmontb.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img502/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img69/1320/bm...uringmontr.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img515/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img5/7251/bmw...ouringmont.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img685/2145/b...uringmontj.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img703/5273/b...uringmontd.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img837/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg

It was done! Good bye violet and welcome Montego Blue!

dimarello 10-23-2012 04:17 PM

Step 5 - Done - E36 Touring Montego Blue
 
Time to put everything back in place to see the final result.

So the exterior is done.

Enjoy the pics!

http://imageshack.us/a/img819/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img35/6657/bm...uringmontm.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img5/1576/bmw...uringmontv.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img818/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img692/2842/b...ringmontkh.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img203/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img713/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img155/3779/b...uringmontf.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img547/1320/b...uringmontr.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img829/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img825/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img842/3779/b...uringmontf.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img193/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img841/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img845/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img23/2145/bm...uringmontj.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img26/7251/bm...ouringmont.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img404/6657/b...uringmontm.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img339/7251/b...ouringmont.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img26/1218/bm...uringmontn.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
http://imageshack.us/a/img27/1320/bm...uringmontr.jpg
E36 Montego Blue Touring
That's all for now!

dimarello 10-23-2012 04:21 PM

Restoration Update
 
Hello guys!

Now the car went to restore the interior in full synthetic leather.
I designed myself the details. It will look amazing when finshed.
Everything will be black with some delicious details.
The headliner is already black but will be replaced.
Brand new carpets are being made also, the steering wheel is getting a brand new cover.

So next steps coming soon, with photos of course!

See ya guys!

E36 Phantom 10-23-2012 04:21 PM

Nevermind...Montego looks way better on that than I could have have imagined. Good choice.


Wow.


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Ryan... 10-23-2012 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E36 Phantom (Post 7153314)
Nevermind...Montego looks way better on that than I could have have imagined. Good choice.


Wow.


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+1110000

At first I couldn't believe it was going to get painted, but I now understand :yikes:

That car with 18" Alpinas + 5 speed swap would just be incredible...

dimarello 10-23-2012 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E36 Phantom (Post 7153300)
Wanna sell me your old headlights? And don't repaint a Daytona touring. A little kitten just died because of that. :(

Sent from my LG Revolution 4G using BimmerApp

Do you really wanna buy them?

E36 Phantom 10-23-2012 04:42 PM

If the old ones are in good shape I might be interested at the right price. Shoot me a pm with info.

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dimarello 10-23-2012 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ryan... (Post 7153325)
+1110000

At first I couldn't believe it was going to get painted, but I now understand :yikes:

That car with 18" Alpinas + 5 speed swap would just be incredible...

I was thinking about that swap but its very expensive as there are lots of parts to swap. But at the first experience with an automatic i found it quite impressive. The Sport selector rules!
Montego Blue was love at first sight!

Alpina 18 will look something like this:
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/3...1703073hc9.jpg

I love it!

dimarello 10-23-2012 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E36 Phantom (Post 7153356)
If the old ones are in good shape I might be interested at the right price. Shoot me a pm with info.

Sent from my LG Revolution 4G using BimmerApp

One of them is brand new and the other looks great too. but it should be expensive to send them to US. But send an offer by pm without the shippment.

ZeGerman 10-23-2012 05:07 PM

Very nice work!

dimarello 10-23-2012 05:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZeGerman (Post 7153406)
Very nice work!

Thanks! It's not ended yet! Keep looking

RawrRawr 10-23-2012 06:02 PM

OH GOD

SWEET JESUS THAT'S SMEXY

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/...sweetjesus.jpg

Can't wait for more!

BMW318i_ 10-23-2012 06:14 PM

That paint does look incredible, can't wait for more updates. This car is going to be brand new when you're done:thumbup:

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cj.surr 10-23-2012 06:14 PM

Awesome! Now all it needs is an S50B32 and a 6-speed :angel:

Poorboysracing 10-23-2012 06:54 PM

:jack:

ugh touring porn!

dimarello 10-24-2012 02:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RawrRawr (Post 7153508)
OH GOD

SWEET JESUS THAT'S SMEXY

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/...sweetjesus.jpg

Can't wait for more!

Me too!!!!!!!!!!!!

dimarello 10-24-2012 02:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW318i_ (Post 7153542)
That paint does look incredible, can't wait for more updates. This car is going to be brand new when you're done:thumbup:

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Yeah, that was my target! It's a pre classic, and i will take care as a classic, but i will drive it every days.


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