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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 01-23-2009, 02:32 PM
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that is the stock panel
i was able to separate the sunroof panel (pics above) and I am just going to weld up the rust holes in it then attach it for now, saves time and effort, the thin metal sheet is quite light too.
fixed a rust spot too, i am quite happy with end result



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Old 01-23-2009, 03:09 PM
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that is the stock panel
i was able to separate the sunroof panel (pics above) and I am just going to weld up the rust holes in it then attach it for now, saves time and effort, the thin metal sheet is quite light too.
thats the route im going to end up going too. the fiberglass and everything just is too much time for something that really doesnt save you any weight. you tig or mig welding it up ? id like to see pics of hpw you weld and finish it flush into place. i have to do the same stuff and its always good to see how someone else went about it.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:35 PM
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only mig welding
i wont be welding the roof directly as everything i have heard is that it will warp the roof, i will just weld up the panel so there are no rust holes the grind off and excess.
you can easily screw the roof panel back into place using a heap of tiny 3mm nuts and bolts and some precision drillling (see above pics), i have the panel sitting perfectly flush as it was originally, I will then seal up the gap using sikaflex, it will just look like the sunroof is closed, I cannot see any other way to do it nicely, welding the panel in place is way too nasty
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:54 AM
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got roof in, rear wing on, and side ready for top coat,


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Old 01-30-2009, 04:35 AM
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car ready for roadworthy,

so all up deleted:
all sound deadening, including doors and firewall behind dash
boot carpet and plastic removal
stereo, aerial, parcel and speaker
central locking, there were no power windows.
rear seat carpet
entire elec sunroof
bottom half of sunroof panel
hoodlining
air conditioning - entire system
foglights, now have blanking panels too
powersteering to follow after roadworthy



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Old 01-30-2009, 05:22 AM
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Damn fine ride you have got there! i agree to sticking with bmw, but then i would wouldnt i? haha get one of those south african 3.3L M30s if you can? that said dont butcher a car that has one in it tho! those things are rare! you might be able to find one on ebay or something?

Have you worked out your total weight saving including everything.. spare tyre and rear seats as well?
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:30 PM
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yet to weigh it
rear seat and spare are required to be in for a street car
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:24 PM
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car ready for roadworthy,

so all up deleted:
all sound deadening, including doors and firewall behind dash
boot carpet and plastic removal
stereo, aerial, parcel and speaker
central locking, there were no power windows.
rear seat carpet
entire elec sunroof
bottom half of sunroof panel
hoodlining
air conditioning - entire system
foglights, now have blanking panels too
powersteering to follow after roadworthy



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Old 01-31-2009, 12:27 AM
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do people stop for yours? they don't here

im not a big fan of the rims
maybe they will look better when the car is lowered
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:14 AM
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well all the 15s were buckled so they had to go, back to 14 inch bottlecaps for now, sits at a good height with the kings superlow springs I installed today

power steering gone,

weighed car, was 2400 lbs with carpet and seats in so happy with that
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:46 AM
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All i can say is WOW that a lot of work but all worth it and looks very sharp how good luck with all of the mods you are doing.
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:36 AM
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:16 AM
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:23 PM
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:37 AM
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:49 AM
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