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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 09-21-2009, 08:56 PM
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Is this fixable (not my car content)



picture taken right off craigslist, no others available. There are a ton of white e30s at the pick and pull. Tell me what ya think.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:58 PM
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picture taken right off craigslist, no others available. There are a ton of white e30s at the pick and pull. Tell me what ya think.
completely fixable how much is he/she asking ?
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:00 PM
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completely fixable
if a shop did the work, youre lookin about the $3000 to $5000 area depending on how bad the frame is
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make sure no frame damage. the front rad support is not that bad at all. i redid mine. and looks like body panels other than that.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:08 PM
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if a shop did the work, youre lookin about the $3000 to $5000 area depending on how bad the frame is
all the damage looks to be above the frame rails, the bumper and below which is where the rails are look to be straight.

me and zach replaced his after my uncle screwed it all up


cost me about $3 in bolts and we used the rad support off my black car.
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all the damage looks to be above the frame rails, the bumper and below which is where the rails are look to be straight.

me and zach replaced his after my uncle screwed it all up


cost me about $3 in bolts and we used the rad support off my black car.
and now it looks like the car in my sig....then again it is that car =D
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wow that's impressive steve and anstead.

he is asking $600, I'm thinking of emailing him an offer for $200 and seeing if he takes it.
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wow that's impressive steve and anstead.

he is asking $600, I'm thinking of emailing him an offer for $200 and seeing if he takes it.
318i/is 325i/is/e ??? do you have a parts b1tch? the engine looks like it might need some attention aswell
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318i/is 325i/is/e ??? do you have a parts b1tch? the engine looks like it might need some attention aswell
it looks like fan clutch and maybe distributor. it doesnt look that far in.
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325i, and I don't have a parts car but the local pick n pull is seriously stocked. Like 15-20 e30s over there, and since its SW Texas most are in relatively good shape.
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325i, and I don't have a parts car but the local pick n pull is seriously stocked. Like 15-20 e30s over there, and since its SW Texas most are in relatively good shape.
you should rebuilt it amnd ship it to me my gf wants a vert
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^ ha I'll let you guys know if I get it. Steve maybe I can trade you that car for an uncracked dash!
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Hey i'll fight steve for it, my lil sis just got her learners and she wants a vert pretty badly as well, im sure i can find something closer to home tho..
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Hey i'll fight steve for it, my lil sis just got her learners and she wants a vert pretty badly as well, im sure i can find something closer to home tho..
i need a lot of for this
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^ ha I'll let you guys know if I get it. Steve maybe I can trade you that car for an uncracked dash!
ill trade you 2 mint dashes
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oh man, sounds too good to pass up!
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Hey i'll fight steve for it, my lil sis just got her learners and she wants a vert pretty badly as well, im sure i can find something closer to home tho..
first you should learn her driving style before you get her an e30 vert. plus a e30 for a first car, no way. my kid is gunna get an old toyota truck for his first car.
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shes getting an old one with metal bumpers... her driving style wouldnt work well with plastic lol
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