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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 08-30-2007, 02:20 PM
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Before and After - New leather sports seat and 3-spoke M-Tech steering wheel

It has been a while since I posted some pictures. I recently got a set of leather seats from another coupe and have also just put in an three spoke steering wheel and had the center door pannel done in leather.

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Old 08-30-2007, 02:24 PM
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Nice, that steering wheel is sweet!
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:25 PM
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I like the leather, I would love leather in my bimmer.
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Old 08-30-2007, 05:40 PM
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Very nice mate. Where did you get the wheel from and was it hard to install?


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Very nice except the steering wheel was installed on the wrong side!
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:46 PM
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Very nice mate. Where did you get the wheel from and was it hard to install?

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Long story but I got it from a guy who imported it from the UK for his car but was not happy how the leather matched his interior. He decided to sell it as he had another wheel organised.

Fitting was not too bad. The wheel came with the slip ring. The air bag connected straight up but the horn had to be spliced. Also needed a different steering column switch bracket to match the different slip ring. I had the install done rather than do DIY as the Airbag light also needs to be re-set.

This website has a good write-up on what to do.

http://home.earthlink.net/~frankie66...ringwheel.html

The new wheel has a much better feel to it. I am surprised at how better it is when driving in the hands - given that I primarily did it for cosmetic reasons.
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Old 08-30-2007, 05:52 PM
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Old 08-30-2007, 05:55 PM
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Old 08-30-2007, 06:42 PM
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lol. i actually like E36's without leather better. I know, I'm nuts but i really dont like my leather seats at all. they suck in the atlanta heat
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lol. i actually like E36's without leather better. I know, I'm nuts but i really dont like my leather seats at all. they suck in the atlanta heat
I really like my leather seats but no, you're not nuts.
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:31 AM
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Lookin good. BTW, I really love the footwell lights, and especially the door panel stitching! Nice!
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selling the old interior stuff?
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selling the old interior stuff?
I would like to sell the old seats. There is probably not much point keeping them - takes up a lot of room to store. Hopefully they will be of use to someone. The material is still in very nice condidtion.
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:40 PM
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I would like to sell the old seats. There is probably not much point keeping them - takes up a lot of room to store. Hopefully they will be of use to someone. The material is still in very nice condidtion.
PM me a price please...
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:39 PM
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PM me a price please...
I am in Australia so I am not sure if you were aware of that. If they are still of interest let me know. Postage would be a bit sick unless it was by sea.
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:22 AM
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That is a perfect interior conversion my friend, wish i had the spare dollar to do that to mine.

Well done buddy looks fantastic!!
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I've always wondered ... a steering wheel on the right hand side - if you turn the wheel right, does the car turn left???


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No, but you get glass headlights.
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No, but you get glass headlights.
Yeowch.

I don't think there's a comeback in the world to match that.......

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No, but you get glass headlights.
ohhh best come back eva!!!!
Theres a reason its called the RIGHT side!!
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:35 AM
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Sweet deal you got man! Leather and that beautiful wheel...

if i have spare 300 euros, i just might buy that mtech steering wheel which my car is supposed to have!!! The previous owner replaced the steering wheel. Arsehole.
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