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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 06-13-2013, 09:36 PM
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Jon is right. The car is going to remain in its OEM color. I really like this color anyways. I wish I painted my M3 the same color, considering it was a full inside and out paint job, but I also love the AVUS Blau Metallic as well. It was a hard decision. But it was done. Now the 328i... the hellrot color... it has started growing on me. Not crazy about it, but it is starting to rub off on me now.

Anyways, here is the panel that I got from GaryN from Bimmerforums.com. A very nice person, very decent person at heart, definitely raised right. A pure fan as well, almost as bad as I am. LOL! But the main thing I envy about him is his garage. Argh! LOL! If I had his garage, I'd buy junker engines and rebuild them for fun. Plus have enough room for my cars.

Anyways, here is the panel that will be going on my car. The cut was professionally done (at the cost of three sawsall blades, good lord BMW):



Oh, and I saw a gorgeous car that almost made me drop my pants. Guess the car:

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Oh, and I saw a gorgeous car that almost made me drop my pants. Guess the car:
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:01 PM
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With a Euro S14 engine
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:51 AM
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Hey guys, time for an update (long needed and I apologize to my 1 fan following this thead):

This here is one of the old school bodymen left. Still works with lead and modern tools alike. I feel like I need to give this guy mention and praise. Truly a perfectionist.


Here is the shot inside the wheel well where the humongous hole was. This is a brand new piece of galvanized steel, waiting to be shaped then welded.


Superficial rust removed and prepared for zinc treatment. Don't ask, I didn't want it but he won't let me say no. Not paying extra either so...woohoo!


Here is the area that was cut out and the new metal put in its place, off of the donor car I pulled the part from.


The rustoration is coming along swimmingly. I was hoping the car was going to be done before Bimmerfest East, but he will not let the car go until he has every centimeter checked for rust. I guess I will bring the car by next year. Sorry folks. But if you guys stop by MD some time, please feel free to pop in and say hi! I will give you my number and can show you the museum I have going in my house.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:52 PM
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:50 PM
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:29 PM
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Nice work, I have a 94' M Tech as well (73k miles) that was neglected by the PO, so I'm doing a bit of a restoration on it as well. Great to see people bringing this cars back instead of junking them


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Old 06-29-2013, 02:08 AM
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Nice work, I have a 94' M Tech as well (73k miles) that was neglected by the PO, so I'm doing a bit of a restoration on it as well. Great to see people bringing this cars back instead of junking them


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Well this car doesn't deserve to be junked. It's what led to one of the best handling cars in the world: the E36 M3.

I will be swapping in an S50 engine, M brakes, and suspension. The only hard part is getting the chip with EWS delete for my ECU. Thankfully Turner has it. I should get the chassis stiffening kit as well for the car, I guess.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:09 AM
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Hey All, and my 1 fan (lol!!), some more updates:


FIBERGLASS has been applied to start smoothing out the surface of the welded area. Notice, FIBERGLASS, since it is waterproof. I should show this to the PO as I am setting his house on fire for going with a shop that laid down 1.5 inches of BONDO.




Here is my new tranny going into the M-Tech


With it's shaft hanging out... (hahaha)


This is the DME that I got to get a chip for when I do the S50 swap. Since the 95 M3 was the first year with the dreaded MF'ing EWS system, I am hoping Turner has a chip I could use to put in here. Again, nothing fancy schmancy, just a chip with EWS delete.


This is my mechanic buddy. He is working on a 2003 740iL, replacing the water galley gasket. When I saw this, I had to take a picture and then ensued with extreme laughter. I still am even when I keep looking at this picture. Do not worry, the car was fine and nothing was harmed.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:10 AM
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Great work, but that can't be a 2003 740iL. It's an E38, so the youngest it can be is 2001.
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Nice! I've got a brand new set of those wheels in my garage, people now a days seem to forgot about them
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:48 PM
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Nice! I've got a brand new set of those wheels in my garage, people now a days seem to forgot about them
They are killer wheels. I am going to get them restored. I was thinking of picking up a repro set of these wheels but have a golden weave center to make it look very classic. I always fell in love with those kinds of wheels, but don't know where to look or where to find em.

Well, I ordered the Turner chip for my 413 DME Maroon label with EWS delete. Should be here Friday.

Body work on the car has stopped until the mechanic and I do our swap. No sense in dirtying fresh paint when we can get everything done now, while everything is removed from the car, get it running, then finish it off with a fresh coat of paint.

It is going to be interesting to see this car wake up from its 2.5 liter slumber with a 3.0 liter.

Plus the brakes are going on the M-Tech as well, along with the suspension. However, let me ask everyone... should I get the chassis reinforcement kit for the 94 325IS M-Tech? Or was it the real deal M3 with the reinforce chassis anyways?
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:38 AM
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Well since no one knows the answer about the reinforcement kit on the chassis, I will get the turner kit anyways. I could use the shock tower reinforcement plates anyways.

Here is another update (car is coming along gorgeously and lines are within spec):


Here is the inside of the new panel that went on the car. The black paint is undercoating. Since it is being covered by carpet, there is no point in painting the inner part of the panel. Plus it is unpainted anyways.


Here is the underside of the panel that had holes in it as well. Nice and smooth.


Remember that hole that used to be there?


Another perspective.


Full on sex, with primer on. We'll be stopping the work until the engine swap is completed. Again, no sense in painting the car only to have it get dirtied up from doing the swap.

So there you have it folks. Only a couple weeks away from being completed. Finish line is just up ahead.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:40 PM
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Hey All, a quick update: Turner Motorsports S50 chip (EWS delete) for the 413 red label DME is scheduled for delivery tomorrow afternoon!!!
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I'm not 100% certain about the reinforcement question, Harry, but I'm assuming the M-Tech did not have the rear sub-frame reinforcement.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:36 AM
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Here it is, waiting for its DME.

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No work yet. We're trying to secure a tow truck to ship the car to the junk yard before we pull everything off completely. That's been the biggest thorn in our side. I am hoping to find someone soon, so we can ship the car off.

But what all will be needed if I am ready to sell the tranny? Obviously the ECU for the auto tranny, driveshaft, but how about the shifter? With the E, M, and S modes? Do all auto tranny models have that feature or just the M3 auto?
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With the E, M, and S modes? Do all auto tranny models have that feature or just the M3 auto?
Mine (European spec) has the E, M, and S modes and it's non-M. Oh, yeah, automatic as well.
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Mine (European spec) has the E, M, and S modes and it's non-M. Oh, yeah, automatic as well.
Hrmm... how bout a chime in from a US auto owner, SCJon?
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Mine (European spec) has the E, M, and S modes and it's non-M. Oh, yeah, automatic as well.
My 325i Japan model has that sport, Eco, and snow. Matched with a Japanese transmission (brand jatco) automatic
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Jon's a EU model.


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Well I just browsed the interwebs and saw that the E, M, and S modes are on all Auto transmissions, including the 328is. I was going to say that the shifter is a pain in the rear to remove. But if someone has those modes, so much better and selling the tranny will be a breeze. Thank God.
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Uh, no. Not on all of them. Many automatic-equipped BMWs have only A and M.
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