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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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so I got trapped in my car for a minute or two trying to get lunch.
.Awesome mental image.

I actually saw some poor lady get towed to my mechanic in an E34 while I was there.......still in the car. She was a caregiver and the lady she was taking care of got out at some shop to run an errand and accidentally double locked her in the car, on a hot day, windows up......and lost her keys. Poor lady was freaking out and running out of air. They were getting ready to smash the window when the son came by with the spare.


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When that thing was getting towed out by a 328....


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When that thing was getting towed out by a 328....


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Awesome shots, I didn't see those widebodies in person... kinda wish i had.
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Awesome shots, I didn't see those widebodies in person... kinda wish i had.
The install job on the flat gray one (lambo doors) was so bad it would have made your eyes bleed. Looked like they applied the filler with a garden trowel and smoothed it with a cheese grater. Ken K said he saw them tow it in with a rope and it left the same way.
The two E36s with the 3.0 liter Supra swaps were different, not sure I like the German/Asian fusion. Kinda like trying to eat wienerschnitzel with chopsticks.
Fazda's 305 chevy swap was amazingly clean.
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yeah,not a big fan of lambo doors...or even 1/2 a lambo install...

but that body kit was horrible....trowel and cheese grater would be an accurate description of what it looked like. i'm sure someone took a picture of it. if for nothing else it makes for a good public service announcement.

widebodies can be tough. if they're not done spot on, it looks like a ricer clown car. same with fender flares.

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yeah,not a big fan of lambo doors...or even 1/2 a lambo install...


we'll have to have fazda and the others park with us next time, eh??



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I wish I could have seen Fazda's car, but I'd used up my walking mileage for the day, and he was parked way the heck and gone across the parking lot. He's got to park with the group next year.

...and df, that Dakar had BOTH doors kitted with Lambo hinges. They'll open either way...I've got a picture of the passenger's door up in the "lambo-esque" position, but later it was swung open conventionally.
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i thought that i saw them both up, but then i only saw the one open 'up' later on, and in a pic somewhere saw the passenger side door open regular.

alrighty then. i guess if you're kinda parked in a tight spot there are now options??

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My pictures are almost exact duplicates of what's already been posted, but here's the Lambo Dakar with the pass door in the up position. I did a double-take later when it was open conventionally.
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I wish I could have seen Fazda's car, but I'd used up my walking mileage for the day, and he was parked way the heck and gone across the parking lot. He's got to park with the group next year.

...and df, that Dakar had BOTH doors kitted with Lambo hinges. They'll open either way...I've got a picture of the passenger's door up in the "lambo-esque" position, but later it was swung open conventionally.
Huh, I thought he ran out of money after the first Lambo door. Didn't know it could open both ways... That's actually kinda cool. Wouldn't spend a penny to install it, though.
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The install job on the flat gray one (lambo doors) was so bad it would have made your eyes bleed. Looked like they applied the filler with a garden trowel and smoothed it with a cheese grater. Ken K said he saw them tow it in with a rope and it left the same way.
The two E36s with the 3.0 liter Supra swaps were different, not sure I like the German/Asian fusion. Kinda like trying to eat wienerschnitzel with chopsticks.
Fazda's 305 chevy swap was amazingly clean.
So many cars..............
Somehow missed the JZ-swapped E36s... I always miss something
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