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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 06-18-2007, 05:42 PM
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E36-to-e46 Diy Conversion

Just wondering if any people on here had seen the E36 to E46 Conversion site?

heres the link in case you havnt

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I'm not sure how fond I am of the idea, but it looks like they did some awesome work.
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Old 06-18-2007, 05:57 PM
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wow...i have an AMAZING idea....

be content with your 36 because theyre amazing

or.....

just buy a freaking 46
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Old 06-18-2007, 05:58 PM
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Id rather light my money on fire and dance around it.
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It would be almost cheaper to just buy a e46 then go through this conversion.
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:21 PM
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and plus its just not authentic. you buy a bmw because its a great car...dont change it.
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Old 06-18-2007, 07:51 PM
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If the guy had that much time on his hands, he could have been doing body work for money on other peoples cars, and saved up enough to buy one. Absolutely retarded.
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Id rather light my money on fire and dance around it.


Sooooo freaking true!

To me this is just as bad as ricing out your car! Its not an E46. It was never meant to be an E46. It still has the sad little heart of an E36. Why try to make it something its not? (Think of the poor car - you're crushing its self esteem! trying to make it something its not! )

Seriously, they did a decent job it looks like on the work itself, but they should be shot.

Hideous idea, great execution.
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Hhhmm... I do have an open mind about conversions... Like, all of my friends here in Macau say I'm crazy, but I'm saving up and at the same time doing legal research on how to convert my A/T to an M/T and still have it registered...

And I have to admire the guy for his apparent skill and know-how... But still... Why? Is it one of those "... I do it because I can do it..." kinda ego thing?
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Wow, some very extreme opinions on here today!!!

Waste of money though buddy, either get an E46 or stick with the amazing E36
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mmm yeah...quality work there!

I, too, would rather light my money on fire and dance around it.
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what a stupid idea, w o w
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In the UK, burning money is illegal....but would rather go to jail than embark on that abomination

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What a loser.. haha.. And he wants PayPal donations!! LOL. Hey, I have a mortgage, I'm deeper in the hole than he is and you dont see me asking for paypal donations. Sheesh.
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Its not illegal to burn money here.. although I cant imagine why anyone would do it. Its also not illegal to have stickers like these. Quite funny, but only the top half of the sticker.
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I think it's just a case of doing something because he could. Yes, it's for the lack of a better word, stupid, but then again, what's the point of climbing a mountain or racing 17 times a year around different tracks for 2 hours. I mean ok, money, but people do things because they like to do them and because the can.

I've seen an opel remodelled like Merc SLR. Looks very realistic, if you dont mind the totally different proportions.

May be the guy owns a body shop, and this is a project that shows WHAT HE CAN DO, i.e. his skills. A demo type of thing, you know.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:31 AM
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Yeah, that whole particular conversion sucks ass but there are some out there that are pretty cool!

When I was in the states, a few friends and I did a Domani conversion to a Civic (Basically an Acura EL front end on an EK Civic, pictured below)





And over in Sweden, the shop we work at helped out a friend make this:

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The can look good, but they have to remain tactfull and within SOME boundries. That Z3 looks like complete ****.
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As a Ferrari fan, this 'upsets' me no end and always has....

http://www.pistonheads.com/clubmans/detling/4.JPG

MR2+bodykit****Ferrari
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the maddness!!! That ferrari in the back GTO one? Looks sweet.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:41 AM
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heh, the MR355 kits are incredibly ghey!

ALTHOUGH lol, I saw one in sweden at a local meet where some dude swapped in and completely reworked a 308 motor. He had pics of the build aswel, where he tore everything off the MR2 and fabricated as needed.
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VTi, I dont get it. What did that corvette used to be? I cant really see to much difference from the a normal one than fixed headlights, and possibly a different windshield frame.

Converting the e36 to an e36 is one thing. It is making somehting look like something it isnt. But just bolting up the stock sheet metal to a car that looks different somewhere else or has a sister model is OK by my book. Those little acura conversions look a lot more agressive than the civics. A lot of people over here like to mix and match the front sheet metal off of the GMT 800 trucks from GM. It is very easy to make a silverado look like an escalade, and only takes new fenders, hood, and lights. Everything bolts right up including the wiring and lights, and short of paint, the whole job can be done in about 2 hours. A lot of money, but makes the truck look interesting.
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Hawk: Its a 69 Corvette with a 66 rear window and fixed front lights. Theres quite a lot of fabrication work gone into that car.

The Acura EL conversion is a little bit more involved than bolting up panels as a lot of the areas for assemblies like the headlights and the bumper reinforcements need some original welds drilled and/or relocation. If your handy that way, it can be a pretty quick process, I guess.
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Why convert a car that is essentially a ricer to begin into looking like another ricer? Isnt it all the same?
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