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    #16
    Finished installing the rear seats today: Starting to look more and more like a real car. I cleaned up the passenger side Natur Beige rear interior panel I had: Just another firm reminder as to how bad the interior was, and to how long the car actually sat. Will be calling a local shop tomorrow to get a quote on a new top and leather for all four seats tomorrow. It’s so close. I got the exhaust wrapped up, sounds pretty good being as it’s still a stock E30 325i exhaust from the cat to the muffler. Forgot to snap a pic, but it’s on. Need to tighten the O2 sensors a bit more. Check panel shows progress. An ivory driver’s side panel was painted to see how close it could get to Natur Beige Waiting on a bunch of crap from FCP to ship. Major things that still need to be addressed: Speedometer (used cluster shipping tomorrow) Accelerator cable (E36 cable coming soon?) Driver’s side seatbelt (shipped coming soon) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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      #17
      Just posting this here since I'm at work.

      Common Part Numbers:
      • E30 hood bolts - 07119915121
      • M52 motor mount nuts - 07119915558
      • E36 accelerator cable - 35411163228
      • E30 cabriolet handle cable cap - 51181823474
      • E36 A/C line bolts (hose to compressor, unconfirmed) - 07129904067
      • E30 cabriolet cover hinge shock clips - 07119932815
      • E36/M52 exhaust flange nuts (headers to collectors) - 18301737774
      • E36/M52 exhaust gaskets (headers to collectors) - 18301716888
      • E30 interior black plastic/trim nut - 16131176747

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        #18
        I was finally able to get the convertible top handle to play nice and release. A lot of fiddling and alignment to get the handle in there right. https://youtu.be/CGhk8UcFKJ8 I also got another cluster and set the mileage to be accurate to when the old odometer stopped. I received a plastic dash cap, thought it looked pretty good. This is a pic of it just sitting on top. Bled the brakes and I am currently getting the clutch bled. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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          #19
          I drove it last night after confirming my electric fan works. Kicks on pretty damn late, with the temp gauge on the 3rd mark. Did the same thing in my coupe. Brakes were non-existant, even after bleeding. Retackled that today and bled all four corners 4x times, with 12 pumps of the pedal per bleed. Got more air out, and got all of the old fluid out of the system. Feels much better, but did not get a chance to drive. ABS does work, as confirmed by running it in gear and braking on jackstands.

          D72A29AA-D316-4B3F-BBD2-6EA52093C3B3_1_105_c by keaton.burleson, on Flickr

          C1FB44C0-7DB1-4FBE-AD74-5C85B95ECBD6_1_105_c by keaton.burleson, on Flickr

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            #20
            https://youtu.be/RqN1a65Fbco Finally drove it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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              #21
              Well I drove it 2.5hrs to visit a friend for the weekend, with the crap top. Made a temporary rear window with a shower liner and various adhesive. Worked great, aside from the bottom which was just hot glued. Correcting tomorrow and applying some silicone spray for canvas waterproofing. Trip home has a 90 percent chance rain. On the way, over it began to storm and rain, which was planned for, but I didn’t really test the top’s ability to actually shelter me from water beforehand. The ride over wouldn’t have been so bad if the water proofing was more intact and we didn’t get stuck in traffic for 25 minutes during the heaviest part of the storm. Water was pooling in all over the top as the rain just accumulated on the top. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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                #22
                Since my daily driver's radiator was out and waiting on a replacement, I was driving the vert around. Today, going around a corner, the rear subframe mount tore through the body, which made for a fun drive home.
                Has anyone else had this happen? I found one post on Bimmerforums (https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...66#post7406866), but I know its a common problem on the E36/E46 chassis. Just freakin sucks!

                IMG_0532 by keaton.burleson, on Flickr

                IMG_0536 by keaton.burleson, on Flickr

                IMG_0537 by keaton.burleson, on Flickr

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                  #23
                  Happened to this guy too: https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...ack-zomg-helpp

                  Although it's more of a giant troll post and the guy never tries to fix it. I'd slam it all together and weld it up, maybe make some washer-like reinforcements around the tear.
                  Might need to get creative to access it since it's a vert but I really think this is fixable with some cutting and mig work.
                  Originally posted by priapism
                  My girl don't know shit, but she bakes a mean cupcake.
                  Originally posted by shameson
                  Usually it's best not to know how much money you have into your e30

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Northern View Post
                    Happened to this guy too: https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/for...ack-zomg-helpp

                    Although it's more of a giant troll post and the guy never tries to fix it. I'd slam it all together and weld it up, maybe make some washer-like reinforcements around the tear.
                    Might need to get creative to access it since it's a vert but I really think this is fixable with some cutting and mig work.
                    Oh I agree, just need to wait until I have access to the equipment at the end of march. Planning on reenforcing with steel plate too.

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                      #25
                      Looks like the little brace bracket bolts were missing as its rusted in those holes?


                      I was up above it, Now I'm down in it ~ Entropy - A Build thread.

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