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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 12-03-2011, 07:36 AM
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:32 PM
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What has to be done to repair the footwells? I would think that you just need sheetmetal welded in?
To do it right, you have to replace the ENTIRE floorboard, including the seat support sections. Just finding a usable part is hard, and taking the interior and underside of the car apart to remove the rusted pieces and prep it for the new is pretty much a job best done on a chassis rotisserie.

The E24s are notorious for rust problems. That's why a rust-free example brings a substantial premium. My E24 has rust that will have to be addressed. Not as bad as those from the NE where salt is used, but it's there.
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:34 PM
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:40 PM
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To do it right, you have to replace the ENTIRE floorboard, including the seat support sections. Just finding a usable part is hard, and taking the interior and underside of the car apart to remove the rusted pieces and prep it for the new is pretty much a job best done on a chassis rotisserie.

The E24s are notorious for rust problems. That's why a rust-free example brings a substantial premium. My E24 has rust that will have to be addressed. Not as bad as those from the NE where salt is used, but it's there.
Alright, I'm glad that problem is so bad. Otherwise, I would be very tempted to buy the car. I really like the look of E24s




But it's a Euro....
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:47 PM
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Yeah, I know......Mmmmmmm Euroooooo.

IF you could get it for $1000ish, you could double your money parting it out (since you are now a parting-out pro! )
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:53 PM
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Yeah, I know......Mmmmmmm Euroooooo.

IF you could get it for $1000ish, you could double your money parting it out (since you are now a parting-out pro! )
Eh, I could make a grand parting out another POS E36. I wouldn't want to part out a Euro E24, though. I'll save it for somebody else who has the money to restore it.

Or I'll wait until I have the monies to restore it...
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Old 12-03-2011, 05:54 PM
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:10 PM
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:25 PM
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:27 PM
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Hey Alan, do you have any pictures of how the euro cooling tank brackets mount? I can't figure it out on my own and bfc is down.


And you have to relocate the jumper terminal, right?
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:30 PM
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I just unbolted my jumper terminal and laid it down sideways. I'm not sure if I have a pic, I will look....
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:42 PM
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K this is the only picture I have...



The easiest way to see how they mount is to look at where the 20 pin connection mounts on the strut tower, one of the brackets is pretty much the same thing, the other mounts to the firewall just below the cover for the DME. You are probably missing the plastic piece that mounts the front of the tank (my tank came with it).

I'll check realoem for a better pic..

Edit: here is a pic of the front bracket



Edit Edit: Part number 25 is what you are missing:

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...02&hg=17&fg=05
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:10 PM
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That's it! I figured I was missing something. Good thing it's only $1.25 at Pelican.

Thanks!
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:59 PM
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I really wish i didnt spend my first 9 grand into nothing my first year of working
9 grand! how much do you work? you're 16 right?
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:40 PM
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:53 PM
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im 20 now but i worked alot when i was in high school max hours every week.

I wish i was 16 again. i wouldnt make the same ****ty choices with my money.

And..... hard work is the ONLY way to get ahead. remember that boys and girls(lil chad)
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:31 PM
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You know how hard these are to find now right? This is a rare, so I thought I d let you guys know. Someone one, in the many e36 forums, has a vert and they're dying for one.
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:52 PM
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Yeah, they're fairly hard to come by, but his price is still high by about $300-400. And his asking price for the car is also too high, but whatever. $8200 for an automatic convertible M3 with 124k miles? No thanks. What's also funny is that he lists the hardtop for sale at $1700 in that ad, but then later specifies an $1800 price differential depending on whether you buy the M3 with or without the hardtop, and then lists the hardtop for $1500 when you click the link in this CL post. Dude can't seem to get his story straight.
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:59 PM
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Yeah, they're fairly hard to come by, but his price is still high by about $300-400. And his asking price for the car is also too high, but whatever. $8200 for an automatic convertible M3 with 124k miles? No thanks. What's also funny is that he lists the hardtop for sale at $1700 in that ad, but then later specifies an $1800 price differential depending on whether you buy the M3 with or without the hardtop, and then lists the hardtop for $1500 when you click the link in this CL post. Dude can't seem to get his story straight.
Lol, yea, I agree on the car price, but I dont see the hard tops come up for sell. This is the first in years, I ve seen. I bet he d take 1400 if someone flashed the cash. Always pad the price for negotiations.
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:06 AM
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I've seen three of them come up for sale just in the Southeast (AL, MS, GA, TN, FL) in the last year. All were about $1100ish. All three were shades of blue! At least one I recall was Estoril.

There isn't really an M3-specific model of hardtop, is there? I thought a hardtop was a hardtop.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:14 AM
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Joe if this was parked in my parking lot with my name on it... would you be mad bro?
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:18 AM
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:29 AM
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:38 AM
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:43 AM
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