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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 10-23-2012, 03:33 PM
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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:































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

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Old 10-23-2012, 03:40 PM
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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?

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Old 10-23-2012, 04:03 PM
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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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Old 10-23-2012, 04:07 PM
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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:





























Jesus, is that my car???
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:10 PM
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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:















It was done, ready for next step
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:12 PM
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Step 3 - Aplication of 3M protective layer

Now was time to apply some 3M protection before the final paint.

Watch:











Finally it was ready to receive the hot Montego Blue.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:00 PM
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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:


Factory M3 Lip spoiler:


Factory M3 front bumper grill:


Factory bonnet badge:


M Tech Badges:


Keep whatching next posts!
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:14 PM
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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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Old 10-23-2012, 04:33 PM
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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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Old 10-23-2012, 04:21 PM
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Nevermind...Montego looks way better on that than I could have have imagined. Good choice.


Wow.


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Old 10-23-2012, 04:27 PM
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Nevermind...Montego looks way better on that than I could have have imagined. Good choice.


Wow.


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

That car with 18" Alpinas + 5 speed swap would just be incredible...
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:47 PM
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+1110000

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

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:


I love it!

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Old 10-23-2012, 04:42 PM
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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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Old 10-23-2012, 05:01 PM
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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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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.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:07 PM
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:10 PM
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Very nice work!
Thanks! It's not ended yet! Keep looking
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:02 PM
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SWEET JESUS THAT'S SMEXY



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Old 10-24-2012, 02:26 AM
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Me too!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:14 PM
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That paint does look incredible, can't wait for more updates. This car is going to be brand new when you're done

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Old 10-24-2012, 02:31 AM
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That paint does look incredible, can't wait for more updates. This car is going to be brand new when you're done

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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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Old 11-28-2012, 12:19 PM
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At first I wasn't REAL impressed...now I am! Waiting for more....
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:47 PM
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At first I wasn't REAL impressed...now I am! Waiting for more....
This is only photoshop man, hold on!
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:18 PM
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This is only photoshop man, hold on!
Please do not misunderstand my comments....I have been impressed by the energy and vision you put to work...I am awed by the detail...I originally could not see why all this effort for this particular model of all the BMW choices. As it now comes together....color..
..wheels....very special interior...all of it is very impressive. I now see the fruit of your vision and hard work...I beleive it has been major success...thank you for sharing it all and you should be walking tall and proud.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:14 PM
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:29 AM
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Awesome! Now all it needs is an S50B32 and a 6-speed
That would be a dream car! But it's not possible to do it legally, It's very a very expensive
process starting with the papework and after the mechanical work.
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