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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 03-30-2013, 02:29 PM
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Anyone know body kits?

Basically I am looking at this..
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=577667749

and wondering how hard it would be to change back to original. I know nothing about body kits but I am guessing the front is one whole bolt on piece? Would the rear require grinding and welding work or would it simply be sitting over the top of the original? Or do I really need to see it myself to find out
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:25 PM
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it looks even worse in real life.

but because you asked, its a fiberglass kit, so they could have done anything to mount it. its not a BMW kit. but it should be just a case of unbolting the kit and purchasing and putting on a stock kit, or maybe a real tech2 bodykit. you want to find out how they mounted the side skirts though, if they are screwed into the rockers then it technically cannot get a warrant. they may have also cut out the stock rear valance, as this is not a bolt on part, its actually part of the chassis. of course, getting rid of those taillights should also be on the priority list.

so if you buy it the front will be the easy part to convert back to stock. but the sides and rear, who knows how its fitted.

Are you from Wellington?
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:33 PM
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Thanks and no Wellington is about 6 and a 1/2 hours drive for me.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:17 AM
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Thanks and no Wellington is about 6 and a 1/2 hours drive for me.
so your in Auckland?

I live here in wellington, i have seen this car a few times in real life

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if you would like me to have a look at the car for you id be happy to. I have had about 10 of these E30s so i think I'm qualified to know the common issues with them etc.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:41 PM
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Na, Im from Tauranga. Ive seen the car sitting on Trademe for a while, it has obviously been traded in now. I am on my second e30 320i right now, looking for a 325i though. Will pm you.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:04 PM
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To answer your question about the kit.... It looks like an duraflex fiberglass E46 M3 look body kit sold on eBay. The kit is designed to be mounted over the bumper supports. It's hard to say how easy it would be to remove it, as some installers screw, fiberglass or bondo the kits onto the body.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:13 PM
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ill have a look this weekend if i get a chance for you. apart from that kit and lights which may be reversable, its probably still a good car under neath. the seats are nice if they are as good as the pic
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:19 PM
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Cool cheers. Not going to be able to get down there until wed/thurs if it's all good anyway. The seats arn't too bad. It does look rather low in the rear though. I'm guessing the motorsport badge is just for show too. Just had a look at those duraflex e46 bodykits and I believe your right, it does look similar.

Also saw this on trademe which I might take a look at. http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used...-578779214.htm

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Cool cheers. Not going to be able to get down there until wed/thurs if it's all good anyway. The seats arn't too bad. It does look rather low in the rear though. I'm guessing the motorsport badge is just for show too. Just had a look at those duraflex e46 bodykits and I believe your right, it does look similar.

Also saw this on trademe which I might take a look at. http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used...-578779214.htm
That car used to belong to a friend of mine Oli down here in wellington too. had the plate DRTE30 (dirty E30) on it for a while. its got a full Hartge Bodykit just missing the wheels. can't remember if it was a genuine kit

Edit: got a text back, kit is genuine. probably a good car to buy to be honest.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:10 AM
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Think I would prefer original gearbox and flywheel. I want a fairly stock car to avoid hassles with insurance, repairs etc

Interesting, when I scan the vin on the one in wellington it keeps showing up as a e21 318
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Think I would prefer original gearbox and flywheel. I want a fairly stock car to avoid hassles with insurance, repairs etc

Interesting, when I scan the vin on the one in wellington it keeps showing up as a e21 318
dont worry about that, it is a south african built car, so the VIN system is completely different to the rest of the world.

BMW SA was back then a separate company and not part of the global BMW brand. thats why you have other SA specials like the 333i 320iS 745i Turbo etc, they are based on BMW cars, but different. Also why SA cars have much larger fuel tanks more rust protection etc.

Actually, that Hartge one, i think that was an SA car as well
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:23 AM
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Thumbs down SA VIN numbers

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it is a south african built car, so the VIN system is completely different to the rest of the world
Tell me all about it
BMW SA cannot tell me what 323 I've got and the local dealer expects me to carry responsibility when ordering parts
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:17 PM
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Found another possible. It's purple, I 'think' I could could live with that until I got it repainted.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=579511512
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