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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 11-07-2015, 06:01 PM
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E36 Interiors, Post 'Em

Did a search and didn't find any interior threads. My '98 328i has some very bland interior and front comfort seats in rough shape.

Let's see your interiors.
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...and yes, boring. Changing it down the road though.

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Old 11-07-2015, 07:15 PM
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Old 11-08-2015, 04:42 PM
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Old 11-08-2015, 04:49 PM
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Thanks, DF! The wiiiiide angle lens of the GoPro comes in handy sometimes.

Rear seats got yanked last spring, so now it looks a bit less civil inside.
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so, like, just the bare floor pans and wire harnesses??!!

i'd probably attempt to fab up some sort of pseudo-seat to cover it.

or, if you are brave enough to rock it, the granny blanket used in the old chevy nova....


rock that Navajo quilt, karl!!




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Old 11-08-2015, 09:53 PM
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:38 PM
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so, like, just the bare floor pans and wire harnesses??!!

i'd probably attempt to fab up some sort of pseudo-seat to cover it.

or, if you are brave enough to rock it, the granny blanket used in the old chevy nova....

rock that Navajo quilt, karl!!

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Yeah, just bare floor pans and exposed wires, etc. I actually bought a bunch of dynamat and some trunk carpet material to make it all pretty, but I never got around to installing it. I'll prolly get around to it one of these months when I'm bored and looking for a project.
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Once you go black...
I need me some black seats.

I have dove gray interior right now, but I need to spray the headliner and such black because of stains. Or replace them because PO smoked.
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I have a basic run of the mill tan interior but like most E36's my headliner was sagging. So replaced it with a pin striped fabric that compliments the tan interior.
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franklyn, is that my steering wheel??



and got to go get some pics of my a pillars.....brb...



k,...i'm back. miss me??

was doing the door cards as well but the fabric wasn't cooperating so that has been on the back burner. might consider redoing this idea in the ti as i have been considering culling the tribe and downsizing. i'll probably keep 1 vert and 1 of the non verts and either sell or part out the rest. most likely going to part out cadence, as her rust issues are not something that i can envision me ever having time to address properly and could probably wind up getting a much cleaner one for less than what it would take to get her in proper condition again. all in all she's a high mileage e36 that really isn't all that rare or collectible, and she's been the car i have owned the longest of any others.

(sorry for teh thread hijack.... )



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I have a basic run of the mill tan interior but like most E36's my headliner was sagging. So replaced it with a pin striped fabric that compliments the tan interior.
Dig that. Nice.

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Your interior wins.
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I agree, we have the winner hands down.
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:07 AM
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Old 11-12-2015, 11:32 AM
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Nice! Is that in your avus? Avus/cloth or daytona/cloth are my absolute favourite colour combos this car ever came in. Both are nicer colours than their replacements of estoril/techno respectively in my eyes.
On 94 e36 M3s, the cloth interiors came with leather door cards, which is what my car got its interior from.
Mine is a 98 so also since the black rain interior was discontinued in 95, no airbag black rain door cards were ever made. I have the solution for that over the winter.
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nice! Is that in your avus? Avus/cloth or daytona/cloth are my absolute favourite colour combos this car ever came in. Both are nicer colours than their replacements of estoril/techno respectively in my eyes.
On 94 e36 m3s, the cloth interiors came with leather door cards, which is what my car got its interior from.
Mine is a 98 so also since the black rain interior was discontinued in 95, no airbag black rain door cards were ever made. I have the solution for that over the winter.
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where did you get that cloth of magic?!!!!

And that picture was from my 94 M-Technic before it got destroyed by the new owner who will be replacing the interior with crap.
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The cloth was a reproduction done by a member over on bimmerforums. I believe he did a 200 yard run. I have 4 yards of it for emergency. Its not OEM, but no one would ever know. It looks a TOUCH darker than my interior, but thats due to age, not manufacturing difference. It should take about 2 yards to do the door cards, then I have some backup in case something comes up.
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I forbid tan interiors from this thread. No one wants to see that shat.
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I forbid tan interiors from this thread. No one wants to see that shat.
Haha Boring I know. It'll change to black or dove gray I'm thinkin with Anthracite Metallic exterior ideally. Time and coins...

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Karl gets a pass because of his awesome seats. Otherwise no love from me rofl.

I did a half dove grey swap and the rest is black, I'll clean mine up and post some pics.
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Lol. Yeah, I don't dislike tan as much as some of you do, but I never wanted a black car, or a car with a tan interior, yet I somehow wound up with both! I'd change it out to black, but swapping the carpet and dash is such a PITA, and I can't justify spending money on stuff that doesn't make the car better to drive.

Before I installed my Sparco seats, I actually had someone compliment my tan interior, specifically because it was tan. I was all . Not sure if joking, or...
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