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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 02-10-2013, 08:57 AM
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That didn't take long!







130k on the body with an almost brand new m52 swap.

this thing is awesome.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:15 AM
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:31 PM
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i think the first order of business is the interior. new seats? carpet? ebay? hmmm i see this thread having many pics in its future
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:59 PM
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:24 PM
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Nice place to start! It should be a stunna!
Thanks!

Big update here: just bought a new hood release cable with the handle.
since mine was missing
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:55 AM
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:32 PM
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anyone have a suggestion for an electric cooling fan?
im looking for one and wanna see what you guys are running or recommend.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:47 PM
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Looks pretty sold. Good find.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:48 PM
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:10 AM
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Spal are well recognized for fans.

Diggin the stock look of that car
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Spal are well recognized for fans.

Diggin the stock look of that car
Thanks guys!

Spal it is!

btw just got my hood release handle and cable. just freakin awesome cant wait to actually work on this car lol
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:10 PM
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Still havent got a chance to mess with this thing. by the time i get home from work its dark and i have no garage -__-

Don't give up on me pictures are coming!!
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:30 AM
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Oh. yeah.

i bought 16" spal puller fan for the radiator. after that? probably make it low
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Looks pretty sold. Good find.
I actually bought this car from my brother. He gave me a sweet deal on it.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:51 PM
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:22 PM
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I actually bought this car from my brother. He gave me a sweet deal on it.
I wish my brother liked E30's. In his own ignorance he hates all things non-VW. He doesn't even do anything cool with them. Just drives like a d-bag.

Best of luck.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:18 PM
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I wish my brother liked E30's. In his own ignorance he hates all things non-VW. He doesn't even do anything cool with them. Just drives like a d-bag.

Best of luck.
at least your brother likes cars. Mine is only 15 months younger than me and doesnt even have his learners yet, meanwhile i have been driving 5 and a half years
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at least your brother likes cars. Mine is only 15 months younger than me and doesnt even have his learners yet, meanwhile i have been driving 5 and a half years
How does he live? Having a job, going where ever you want, ladies, all generally requier having a car/driving ability. You couldn't get away with that where I live. I suppose in a metropolitan area or if you were insanely wealthy and could afford your own driver. It would simply not be practical and hindersome.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:56 AM
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Got some new cowl grills



havent installed them yet but i will soon.

and heres a sweet picture of the car. still havent driven it really at all. waiting for the title from my brother so i can register it

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Old 03-09-2013, 01:59 PM
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So i finally got around to doing a couple little things to this beast:

New washer hose, clamps and T



Old vs new trim near wiper arms:



Heres the fan i bought with some universal mounts from SPAL but didnt get to install it because the radiator may have to come out and i didnt have time for it:



Heres the new trim installed:







and i gave her a little wash



nothing crazy but i dont like faded trim pieces.
i should have this thing registered and have plates for it next week so hopefully i'll be driving this thing soon
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Check out the progress!

Haven't done much:

Tinted the windows. idk how i feel about tints on an e30 ill have to see how it plays out haha

lowered finally, painted the rear shelf, installed a new center console, ebrake surround and shift knob and whatnot.

This was our last snow of the season thank god lol



Rear speaker shelf:





New rear view:



Cleaned the headliner:




You can see what it used to look like:



Center console goodies:







I actually just lowered the car today. Here is how it sits now:









I still need to go a bit lower in the front but its fine for now.

Tell me what you guys think!
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That didn't take long!

Car looks great! Keep at it!


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id keep the front where its at and drop the back more.
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id keep the front where its at and drop the back more.
+1. Too much rake IMO.

Lookin good though
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:13 PM
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id keep the front where its at and drop the back more.
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+1. Too much rake IMO.

Lookin good though

You guys think so? I guess im going for more of an aggressive look than handling at the moment haha


Also im getting my new oem carpet from bmw on thursday. prettyyyy freakin stoked for that
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