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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 09-26-2011, 10:31 AM
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^Well your exhaust is not stock at least Just one less thing you have to buy, unless you have scraped the hell out of it lol.

Also I like the euro set up with the inner 2 lights as running lights then the projectors all sealed behind non oxidizing glass ..... I want your headlights
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:33 PM
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"^Well your exhaust is not stock at least Just one less thing you have to buy, unless you have scraped the hell out of it lol.

Also I like the euro set up with the inner 2 lights as running lights then the projectors all sealed behind non oxidizing glass ..... I want your headlights "


Yeah, I would like a new exhaust, cause mine is pretty rusty and old, but it's good while it works, so I don't care about that now

About the headlights - we can work something out with them


Also, here's an update for the welding process - my dad sent me the pics today.


Just chilling in the workshop...


The worst part es being cut out. Also some other minor holes were discovered and they'll all be welded or part replaced during the de-rustisation process
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:38 AM
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Got the good news today - the fender has been replaced!





Also is this forum kind of dead, or is it just this thread?
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:24 AM
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Not all the time do people chime in they just watch the overall progress, if they don't have anything to say they wont. don't worry too much..

The patch and weld job looks good
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:45 AM
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Not all the time do people chime in they just watch the overall progress, if they don't have anything to say they wont. don't worry too much..

The patch and weld job looks good
Okay, I was just curious

Yeah, that's what I think, I hope it will look perfect after my dad will be done with filling, sanding and painting. Too bad I can't help with all of that, because I'm too far away

Actually, this is the first time, when I'm without my car for more than 2 days

I'll keep this thread up to date every day, because that's the only thing I can do while dying from boringness here in Denmark.


Also, while being bored, I decided to make an Ebay "wishlist", mostly it's more like a "will buy" list:

>Front strut brace
>Taillights (I can't decide between standard ones with red blinkers or LED ones with black blinkers. Any suggestions?)
>Velour floor mats (Mine are crappy and the driver's one is lost somwhere)
>Front lip for my bumper (if someone wants to see: http://www.ebay.de/itm/BMW-E36-Front...ht_1671wt_1270)
>"Carbon" or Black Badges (mostly thinking of Black/Carbon on the bonnet and blue on the trunk)
>M Gear Knob
>Rims: I've actually decided to get some BMW Style 5's or BBS RS, or RM's, but also Borbet T is a possible choice. Suggestions? (Sorry Style 32 users, I'm looking for something with a bigger lip )

Also a non Ebay list (this is more like a "wish list", well not completely, but some of the items are pretty expensive) :

>New air filter
>Winter rims - modified steelies or the rims used now, if I get some other summer rims.
>Leather/Semi Leather/Alcantara SportSitze's or M3 Seats.
>M rear spoiler (the little glued/sticky-taped lip on the trunk)
>M Steering wheel

And here comes the best part:

>M52B28 - a target for the next summer
>LSD differential
>*optional*Short Shift Kit (from a Z3/M3 maybe)

That looks like all for now, we'll see in the future, how it goes with buying all that stuff.

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Old 09-27-2011, 10:08 AM
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I don't know about perfect. But at least it isn't black.... It will be perfect to other people, but you will always know that piece has been cut out and patched :/ I do the same thing, other people will be like "OOOHHHHHH Nice BMW O.O" and I'll be all, well actually it isn't to good looking and go point out all of the flaws to them lmao xD
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:14 AM
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I don't know about perfect. But at least it isn't black.... It will be perfect to other people, but you will always know that piece has been cut out and patched :/ I do the same thing, other people will be like "OOOHHHHHH Nice BMW O.O" and I'll be all, well actually it isn't to good looking and go point out all of the flaws to them lmao xD
Pretty much the same for me Of course, I will know that the patch is there and stuff, but still, I like it while it looks good
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:08 PM
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:41 PM
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I got that, it's more like if you're not building a monster with bi-turbo, then its hard to get attention
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:04 PM
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:57 AM
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Spam off, guys, I've got some news form the workshop -
they finished welding the part under the battery, and the small holes next to it.
As my dad said, he's starting the filling&sanding stuff tomorrow. Sounds good for me!

Pics:


Welded part from the trunk


Under view


Another under view


Random snap from the side. Dirty as hell, I'll be polishing it for hours, when I get home

And yeah, I didn't want to make a discussion about attention, I was just curious!

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Old 09-29-2011, 01:40 AM
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just so you know ghost.... to boost your self esteem over 1k people have viewed this thread
Yeah, thanks
I'm sorry that I seem to be so "worried" about all that, It's just the thing, that in Latvian forums no one cares about your work, and mostly only criticises (how is it written?) your work, so I
thought that the guys here will be more positive and stuff. And yeah, I see that the feedback here is much better than in Latvian forums

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Great pictures. I hope you'll keep them coming.
I defintely will! As my dad told me, he's starting the filling and sanding today, so you'll get to see some more pictures later.
Also, I'm ordering the front lip this Sunday, I hope I'll be able to put it on after the painting will be finished!
I just can't wait to drive with my beauty when I get back to Latvia

Also, some more progress:

Some anti-rust components were put on the welding lines and patches:


The patch in the trunk


The patch on the fender

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The patch looks pretty good.
I hope it will look even better when painted

Also, guys, what do you think about LED taillights? Non Lexus-style, just standard design taillights with LEDs.

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Old 09-29-2011, 10:47 AM
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Not on E36's unless you can find something really good.
Well I was actually thinking of creating custom LED fitments for the original casing, therefore keeping the original design, but giving it a nice, newer touch.
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Say what? I'm confused, you can't see my dad in any of these pics


And yeah, I'm starting to think if my dad is sleeping at all, because he has already filled and sanded the fender. Looks pretty good, the next is to weld the hole in the side skirt, which was discovered today After that - filling and sanding all the other parts which were modified during these days and then straight off to painting. I really wish I had the money now to paint the entire car...

So here are the pics:


The fender sanded again, ready for the filler to be applied


The filler applied, waiting for sanding


The sanding done. My dad said that he's going to do some more sanding for more precision tomorrow


The more I see how dirty the car is getting, the more I am willing to wash it

More progress pics will be posted tomorrow! Can't wait for the final product!

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Old 09-30-2011, 12:52 AM
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