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Old 12-27-2016, 02:44 PM   #1
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Auto to 5spd swap+ Late Model Part out in VA!

Hi All,

Anyone in the DC MD VA area able to assist with a manual swap??

I am purchasing a parts car (90 325i sedan) and want to swap my 92 vert to manual. If anyone can assist or do the work, I would be happy to discuss how I can repay.

I am mechanically inclined, and have a 2 car car-port with most tools. I've done a lot of work on cars like brakes suspension etc. but never dropped a transmission before and am a little unfamiliar with E30s.

Ideally I could give you a deal on whatever parts you need from the donor car since all I really need is the 5spd swap parts. Its wrecked in the front, but has a good engine trans and clean interior. If not, I may have t go with Zimmerman auto, but I'd rather see if I can trade some parts for help from someone experienced first.

I pick it up the parts car this weekend.
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Old 12-28-2016, 12:33 PM   #2
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nobody? lol
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Old 12-28-2016, 04:48 PM   #3
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Where are you in NoVA? I haven't personally done an auto to manual swap, but I have removed more than a few engines/transmissions and could certainly help.
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:48 PM   #4
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Old 12-29-2016, 06:44 AM   #5
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I'm in NoVa, Fairfax just off of 495!

No, I saw that one though, It came with some extras but was a little steep for a parts car. Im picking one up thats been wrecked in the front but has good interior and engine/trans
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:55 AM   #6
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I am not far and wouldn't mind hanging out and learning a thing or two. I am happy to lend a hand however possible, but I have never done any job that big myself either.
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Old 12-29-2016, 02:41 PM   #7
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Once you have the parts car in place send a PM if you still need/want an extra person.
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:27 AM   #8
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Much appreciated everyone!! i'll keep everyone in the loop. Should be picking it up this weekend.
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:30 AM   #9
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I can lend a hand as well. Maybe have a little e30 parts install meet up. I enjoy drinking beers and breaking bolts.
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Old 12-30-2016, 10:54 AM   #10
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I can lend a hand as well. Maybe have a little e30 parts install meet up. I enjoy drinking beers and breaking bolts.
definitely down for that!!!
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Old 12-31-2016, 08:28 AM   #11
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Picked it up today.



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Old 12-31-2016, 12:55 PM   #12
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I should be around too. I'm right in Alexandria... done a lot of work on e30s like most of these guys.
What wheels are on that donor? I might want to make a deal on those if your not keeping them.
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Old 01-01-2017, 03:39 PM   #13
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I'm in Nokesville (Manassas area) and would love to stop by and learn a thing or two, I'm in the middle of an engine swap.
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:04 AM   #14
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Awesome guys! I really want to plan something as the weather gets better. Unfortunately I only have a 2 car carport so it's still kind of open to the elements for now.

What I may do is start removing pieces that aren't part of the swap to make some of my money back. I haven't posted a thread yet in the classifieds but the car has a good engine and interior (comfort seats in black, no rips) and a good dashboard (no cracks). Also the wheels and tires are in decent shape. Gotta figure out what thy are tho.


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Old 01-02-2017, 07:13 PM   #15
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Sounds exciting. Let me know when you start doing major work. I'll look up some things about the swap that I may not know. I just finished an s50 swap into a 325i and would like to get better at messing around with these cars.
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