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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 06-19-2012, 05:21 PM
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I say that because I don't spend much on anything. 95% of the components of this car are secondhand leftovers from projects that were making me money. To me cosmetic improvements help make the car more complete. A car with mismatched panels and an ugly engine bay looks unfinished and isnt as easy to enjoy for me. Paint is cheap, prep work and spraying is free when you do it yourself. I'm also not concerned about the value of this car at all. The only way I'll sell it is if someone offers a ridiculous amount unprovoked.

While I have tons of hours invested, I have very little money into the car and I intend to keep it that way.

It's always been Chevy powered. Just going with a stroker with a large amount more displacement rather than trying to stuff turbos in an already tight space.
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:29 PM
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Looks very nice, but I'm not clear why you say you are very thrifty (later post) when you spend so much time and $$ on cosmetic "improvements," most of which do not raise the value of the car.
Well, as he said, he's done all the work himself. That seems pretty thrifty to me. Strikes me as rather odd to nit-pick the fact that he cleaned up the engine bay with his own hands.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:05 PM
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I say that because I don't spend much on anything. 95% of the components of this car are secondhand leftovers from projects that were making me money. To me cosmetic improvements help make the car more complete. A car with mismatched panels and an ugly engine bay looks unfinished and isnt as easy to enjoy for me. Paint is cheap, prep work and spraying is free when you do it yourself. I'm also not concerned about the value of this car at all. The only way I'll sell it is if someone offers a ridiculous amount unprovoked.

While I have tons of hours invested, I have very little money into the car and I intend to keep it that way.

It's always been Chevy powered. Just going with a stroker with a large amount more displacement rather than trying to stuff turbos in an already tight space.


love your car, cant wait to see it again in august
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:30 PM
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:53 PM
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but i thought that the hood was fabbed to not need to have a hole in it?? sorta like a mini cowl, maybe??


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Old 07-20-2012, 06:04 AM
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Actually a stock hood fits now, but with the filter flush with the current hood I like the look, its a great conversation starter and I've had zero troubles due to rain/water so I think I'm gonna stick with it this way.

Aesthetically the car is almost where I want it to be now... Although I had the urge to paint it Dakar last night...
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:08 AM
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:21 PM
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I've read everything you wrote and seen all the pictures. That thing is beautiful. I wish I knew enough about cars to find a good deal and fix it up myself. Good luck on any more plans you have for it.
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:38 AM
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Switched up some tire sizes, changed the color of the centers, and lowered a bit more....



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Old 08-10-2012, 08:46 AM
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:23 AM
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Switched up some tire sizes, changed the color of the centers, and lowered a bit more....



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Old 08-22-2012, 05:43 PM
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Here's a crappy video.... Gets the point across though


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some recent photos....






And my daughter praising the low:

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Old 08-22-2012, 05:45 PM
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So who am I gonna see on Saturday? And who's excited? I took off Friday to head down early and relax with friends so we've got just a five minute drive from the hotel in the morning so one more work day for me!
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Old 08-22-2012, 05:57 PM
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:02 PM
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:18 PM
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Fazda were can I find the type of wheels you got I like them alot

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Old 08-22-2012, 06:34 PM
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Days inn Aberdeen. I'm up for a Friday evening gathering!

They are oem e39 540i wheels.

Ive spent a lot of time getting them to look like that though.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:01 PM
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guys, can this be added to our 'group park'?? pleeeeeeeeeeeeese!!!!!



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looking forward to seeing this monster in person again for the very first time....


guys, can this be added to our 'group park'?? pleeeeeeeeeeeeese!!!!!



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Well, I'm little, so he can"share"my spot... ... ...
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:46 PM
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I'm not sure what this parking is you guys speak of, and I appreciate the gesture but i'll likely be sticking with my brother/friends at the meet. We've got a few other little surprises we've thrown together in our free time this year that you guys will likely enjoy as well.

If anyone wants to find me, i'll be in town from about 2pm friday until 11 am sunday. Feel free to text me at 717-271-8781 if you can't find me at the show or you're in town all weekend as well and want to stop by our hotel and say hello.

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Old 10-10-2012, 08:17 PM
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