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    Any manual windows in the US?

    I was just wondering if there were any 2 door e30's here in the U.S with manual roll up windows?

    Thanks.

    Kevin
    Kevin Gibson
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    #2
    Yes, some early model 318i's came with manual windows IIRC.
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      #3
      Yeah, early model 318s are about the only place you'll see them in the US. Mine came with power but I just reverted to manual and my donor was another '84.
      ::: Present -- '87 325e, '95 525i
      ::: Past -- '91 318i, '95 540i/6, '85 323i Euro, '86 325es, '86 325e, '84 318i

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        #4
        We saw 3 or 4 cars in the yard we went to last weekend that had complete crank window assemblies, including door cards. I was half-tempted to grab a coupe setup just to see what all was involved, but I decided it wasn't worth the effort.

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          #5
          Yes just liek they alll said , most early M10 318's had manual windows .

          If you convert a later 88+ car to manual you'll need to grab the window glass as well as the regulators .

          I did this "mod" to my old 318is and it was pretty pimp . :)

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            #6
            I want to "unpimp" my 318i and put power windows in from my 325i..... even if I did the glass/motors swap, there is still lack of wiring in the 318i.... hmm
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              #7
              my early model 318i was wired? and it had manuel windows

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                #8
                Originally posted by VacMan View Post
                We saw 3 or 4 cars in the yard we went to last weekend that had complete crank window assemblies, including door cards. I was half-tempted to grab a coupe setup just to see what all was involved, but I decided it wasn't worth the effort.

                Tim
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                  #9
                  The swap itself is VERY easy, at least on the early cars. I took some pictures to do a write up if there was any interest.

                  All you need on the early cars are the cranks, the regulators, and 4 extra bolts. The glass is the same, and you can just remove the plug on the door cards and use your current ones.
                  ::: Present -- '87 325e, '95 525i
                  ::: Past -- '91 318i, '95 540i/6, '85 323i Euro, '86 325es, '86 325e, '84 318i

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                    #10
                    Do a write up please :)
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                    OEM v8 manual chip or dme - https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho....php?p=4938827

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                      #11
                      I would appreciate a write up so when I start gathering pieces I get them all. I will be installing into a 1990 2 door if this works.
                      Kevin Gibson
                      90 e30is GTS 1
                      NASA GL 2009 Regional Champion

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                        #12
                        My 87 325 had manual windows. Of course it was originally shipped to Guam. But that is a US possession, so I suppose that it counts as a US car. As for how many were made like that I dunno.

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