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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 07-12-2009, 10:04 AM
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$300 AND 6 HOURS LATER

so i have been looking for just a shell to swap in my motors and drive around. this was it. body is near perfect minus some real light rust and the front valance. the rust i will be getting rid of very soon. the headlights and grills and some near mint fogs were all in the trunk so i can slap those on. i already have everything else here to get it to perfect condition except the front plastic. the car came with 2 rear bumpers .. so now i have 3 rear bumpers and 0 front bumpers.









mint dash, knee panel and a bunch of other stuff were a plus. most of the interior was in pieces on the back seat, most of its still there






the tool kit was mint .. so i will be selling it as i have no need for it.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:50 AM
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good find man. all i need is a perfect shell like that and my car would be perfect. what color are you gonna make it?
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:01 AM
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:12 AM
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nice work, too bad you're in PA I could use one of those rear bumpers.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:54 AM
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good find man. all i need is a perfect shell like that and my car would be perfect. what color are you gonna make it?
im not sure yet. i change my mind about a color around 2 times a week.

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nice work, too bad you're in PA I could use one of those rear bumpers.
ya im gonna list them on Cl if none of my friends buy them. rear bumpers are easy to come by. im sure you can find some locally
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first thing i did was remove all the trunk tar and all the carpeting to access all the bare body metal.



next was to replace the front valance .. that is clearly not my leg/foot/shoe/socks



as you can see below i decided i liked the fogs better then the deletes. i also put on the headlights and grills that came with the car.



next was to put on one of my lights to replace the missing one. i had to open one of my many boxes of new parts.





im not sure what im going to do tomorrow. maybe a emblem/sticker shave and some euro plate filler .. or motor swap .. who knows ... i will post pictures.
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now we're talking! i wanna see more pictures
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now we're talking! i wanna see more pictures
i will post them as i do more stuff to the car, will probably be a daily event.
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are you sure thats not your leg?

you should drop it. like a ridiculous drop.
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the car hasnt even been there for 6 hours and my grandfather already backed into it


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are you sure thats not your leg?

you should drop it. like a ridiculous drop.
oh i will
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[QUOTE=fcsteve;4342592]the car hasnt even been there for 6 hours and my grandfather already backed into it



Go take the truck and park it down the street.

thatll get the point across. so no daily meeting for quates?

well ill be over tomorrow to check it out.

i f*$*** up the quote thing. eff it.
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Go take the truck and park it down the street.

thatll get the point across. so no daily meeting for quates?

well ill be over tomorrow to check it out.
i would like to do more then that .. i went up to Emmaus today and paid $150 for that valance/lip/fog deletes and he hits it and doesnt say a word to me
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How bad is the damage? He probably figures you have enough parts to fix it anyways.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:21 PM
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How bad is the damage? He probably figures you have enough parts to fix it anyways.
i dont know for sure yet. his truck is still too close for me to see what more he could have damaged .. but green paint on the hitch was a rather obviuos giveaway that he hit my car. i should have left it parked at the street blocking the driveway.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:43 AM
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its pretty early for me .. but i got some stuff done.

shaved the badge and the " Kemberling Auto" sticker. also put on a much better roundel. also cleaned the car.



still looked bad to me so i put the euro plate filler on. pulls the rear end together much better.

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Old 07-13-2009, 10:19 AM
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euro plate filler looks good, might have to look into one of those.
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You waste no time I see....how's the front look from grandpa?
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lol whats with the crooked ass drivers seat?
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post pic's of the damage
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are you gonna start a new post once the motor swap begins, or are you gonna keep posting it all in here?
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euro plate filler looks good, might have to look into one of those.
the euro plate filler is one of the ain reasons i wanted a facelift.

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You waste no time I see....how's the front look from grandpa?
not bad, its only a little ding. im still pissed that he tried to hide it tho.

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lol whats with the crooked ass drivers seat?
lol. the one bolt is missing so it looks like dave was driving it. 24-7 gangster lean

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post pic's of the damage
its not worth posting.

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are you gonna start a new post once the motor swap begins, or are you gonna keep posting it all in here?
ill list all the vanos swap stuff in here. but the turbo swap later on will get its own thread.
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well i cleaned the seats .. not that they are even staying in the car. but i just wanted them clean for the time bieng. i think its pretty obvious where i started to clean and where i didnt.



then i was doing misc. small stuff on the interior:

german check panel.


OEM keyless glove box handle.


and the nice blurry pic of the insides beieng removed


it all will be replaced with new stuff soon.

i cant start the motor swap till the motor mounts and throttle cable get here. once thats all here it will get interesting .. as long as my kidneys dont fail in the mean time.
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Pelican says my mounts wont be here till the 20th and my throttle cable wont be here till the 27th .. FTL
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Pelican says my mounts wont be here till the 20th and my throttle cable wont be here till the 27th .. FTL
good thing is, that gives you 7 days to get your ass in gear and make your kidneys not fail and get that motor in.
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good thing is, that gives you 7 days to get your ass in gear and make your kidneys not fail and get that motor in.
thats 1 day of motor swapping and 6 days of waiting .. FTL
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