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    Just another orange e30 m3 build!!!

    Hello everyone I haven’t been on the forums in years but some of you on here know me and some don’t yet. My name is Nicky. And here is my build. This is one of the few m3’s iv owned/ own. However this one is a bit special to me.

    Date was September 1st 2016, when I made the decision to drive halfway across the country to Green Bay, WI on a journey with my cousin to pick up a very very bad stripped nearly “dead” e30 M3 Shell! Thankfully none of my A-hole friends didn’t stop and say it was a terrible idea, but hey S**t happens!!! We packed up and took on the road 36 hours of straight driving with minimum sleeping with left Labor Day weekend of Friday and came back late Sunday night, from Green Bay, WI to South New Jersey. (What a trip that was).

    Background of the Shell, well it was bad lol, it was a track car for a while and it was stripped down to help other m3s in build progress to be completed! So I decided it was a fantastic amazing idea to buy it and build a complete car. ( I know who in their right mind would do such stupid thing) yeppp yep this guy ����waffles♂️����waffles♂️!!!

    To make things better I purchased a 1992 325is with a s50b30 swap and lots of goodies to source the drivetrain I wanted( I actually daily drove that car for about 5500/6000 miles to make sure things were good) not that it matters now as you’ll see everything got rebuild anyway ��.

    To make things even worse I picked up a 1987 325is coupe automatic car, it was a s**t pile but having a complete car for little pieces here and there in the backyard was easier then daily junk yard trips. Well late February of 2017 the e30 m3 Shell went to body work and paint (yay but not really, because that was the worse most stressful part of the entire damn build, god never again). As the Shell went of to paint, well I got to work with a few very awesome friends, yes I dragged them into this for not saying a damn word about not buying this m3!
    1st we stripped down the e30 325is down to what I would say nothing! Labeled everything boxed everything up, body hardness and everything you can think of, and yes that pos was off to the Junk yard.

    Next!!! Well you know where this is going we pulled the drivetrain out of the e36, and the e36 roller was off to its new owner for a lsx/t56 swap ( worked out great) more space in the backyard!!!!!������������

    As you will see in the photos I got refresh the entire engine and trans and all of that good stuff!!! So now that you know how this crap started all here is a build list and tons of photos! Lmk what you think about it, if you don’t like it wel build one on your own! Jk I don’t care if you don’t like it, but if you do feel free to share the love.

    Make- Bmw
    Model- e30 M3
    Year- 1990
    Miles- 92,900 original miles
    Color- individual Fire Orange U94
    All matching vin panels (minus hood, that came off a DS 1988 e30 m3)

    Body-
    OEM Vert Welded front Strut plates
    Rolled quarters
    Shaved passenger door lock
    Shaved engine bay
    Euro smoothen bumpers
    Complete soda blasted body
    Zero rust
    Under Coated black
    All brand new OEM gaskets and moldings
    Brand New OEM front Windshield
    Manual Roll up Windows OEM Conversion
    Euro grilles non oem
    Euro French Yellow Projected H1 LED, Smileys
    Oem Restored Taillights
    Oem Smoked front turning signals
    Evo Sport Bumper strip (custom)
    Evo Sport Fender/Hood OEM moldings
    Evo 1 front lip non oem
    Evo DTM ducks non oem
    318is under hood panel
    OEM brand new M3 front and rear badges
    OEM brand new front and rear bmw badges
    Kessell performance bumper strips
    50% tinted windows all around including front windshield.

    Wheels-
    CCW Forged Classics
    Brand new!
    Gloss black faces
    Gloss black ARP hardware
    Gloss black inner barrels
    Tinted gloss clear over polished lips/ CCW oil slick stickers
    OEM ///M valve caps
    Shorten metal valve stems
    Rally Road 90MM studs conversion
    18x10 et25 225/35/18 Federal 595
    18x9 et25 215/35/18 Continental Extreme DWS

    Suspension-
    Bilstein PSS Coilovers front
    8k spring rates
    BR racing rear shocks/ Swift/ fortuneauto coilovers set up 12k spring rates
    S/T sway bars 22mm F/ 19mm R
    RD Poly sway bar bushings
    Turner Motorsports end links
    Ground Control Street/Track camber/ caster plates
    Reinforced front subframe
    Reinforced rear subframe
    AKG Polly subframe mounts
    AKG Polly diff mount
    AKG Polly Rtab mounts
    AKG adjustable camber/toe welded brackets and bolts
    Garagistic rear strut tower reinforcement plates
    Garagistic rear powder coated black strut bar
    Garagistic towing/dyno hooks
    DR racing adjustable front strut bar
    E36 M3 96/99 steel lower control arms
    Tree house lcrm mounts
    Condor Speed shop poly inserts

    Brakes-
    Porsche 996/911 Carrera Brembos
    4 Piston Rebuilt with Gray seals
    Soda Pop Orange Powder coated
    Chase bays Abs delete set up with adjustable proportion valve and metal tucked brake lines
    Ceramic Brake pads
    E46 M3 328/330MM Brembo blank Rotors
    Rally Road front and rear Brembo brackets
    Sps concept modified rear e36 to e30 rear brackets
    Rally Road Blue metal brake lines
    944 Porsche OEM brand new brake booster
    OEM brand new Bmw e32 750il 25mm Master Cyl
    OEM E30 M3 Master Cyl Reserver

    Interior-
    Black Alcantara catuned headliner
    Black Alcantera Suede Door panels
    Black OEM handles
    Black Carpet
    Euro Manual Windows Center Console
    Euro OEM non locking glove box handle
    Black Alcantara Recaro Evo Sport Rep seats/ Rear seat delete black suede
    Black F30 Rubber OEM floor mats
    Black Alcantara A, B & C pillars
    Black Alcantara rear speaker deck and rear panel
    Oem Mtech 2 385mm steering wheel with M tri color stitching (Nappa leather)
    E30 UK Alcantara Shift Boot
    E30 UK Alcantara ebrake boot
    325is ebrake handle and trigger
    Oem M3 5speed ZHP shift knob
    BavRestoration custom E30 M3 cluster, with digital oil temp gauge, and DTM flat black Rings

    Drivetrain/ engine-
    S50b30 US Spec- 75,000 miles
    ZF1 5speed US Spec trans-
    (Detent service, shifter select rod replaced)
    Schrick 276/270 Camshafts
    Dr. Vanos Stg1
    TMS shorty track headers
    Custom 3inch stainless exhaust
    Race muffler 3inch dual exit tips
    24 Lbs blue top injectors
    Bosh brand new OEM intank fuel pump
    Bosh brand new OEM external fuel pump
    Semens brand new OEM Fuel sending unit
    Oem e30 m3 fuel filter
    3.5inch maf
    Mishimoto 3.5 inch 90% elbow
    JDM racing 3.5 inch 45% elbow
    3.5 inch inlet Diesel intake filter
    RK-tunes, burble tune
    Redline raised to 7,250RPM
    FX racing Stg2 Clutch, FXracing 14 lbs alum flywheel, Sachs Trow out bearing.
    UUC Evo 3 Shifter
    AKG 24v swap Dtm dssr bar
    AKG 24v swap 90grade engine mounts
    AKG 24v swap poly trans mounts
    TMS alum trans mount cups
    Brand new oem e30 325 trans cross member
    E36 M3 4bolt drive shaft
    E30 M3 OEM center support bearing
    Oem Spec Febi Guibo
    3.15 ratio LSD 188mm differential
    Z3M Diff cover
    E34 m50 oil pan, pick up tube and oil tub with dip stick
    E46 M3 OEM oil cap
    Oem oil filter housing gasket
    Oem oil pan gasket
    Oem rear heater pipe gasket
    Oem oil pick up tube gasket
    Oem shortened radiator hoses
    Oem valve cover gasket
    Oem new m54 oil pressure line
    Denso spark plugs
    AZautohauz heater core
    Oem 318ti rear heater core hose
    Oem spider hose
    Oem rear main seal
    Oem pilot bearing
    Secured safety wired oil pump nut
    Bavarian raceworks oil temp adapter to oil pressure switch
    behr 318ti radiator with 1.4 Bar radiator cap
    Oem oil filter
    5w30 Castrol Synt Oil 6.9 Quarts

    Steps of building this fire Orange suma bish!!!

    Pull engine and trans out of the e36. ✖️
    Deliver the e36 to new owner. ✖️
    Rebuild/ refresh motor. ✖️
    Refresh and rebuild trans. ✖️
    Sort out complete body hardness. ✖️
    Drop off e30 shell to body shop. ✖️
    Strip car to metal. ✖️
    Strip bumpers. ✖️
    Weld in the cage. ✖️
    Get all body work completed, and car in primer and blocked.✖️
    Get car painted✖️
    Get paint wet sanded, buffed and sealed. ✖️
    Bring car home from paint.✖️
    Drop rear subframe and tank.✖️
    Install new tank and fuel pumps.✖️
    Install rear subframe and suspension.✖️
    Install front subframe and suspension.✖️
    Install brake booster and lines. ✖️
    Install chassis hardness.✖️
    Install carpet. ✖️
    Rebuild heater core. ✖️
    Install hvac set up/ heater core. ✖️
    Install dash/ cluster. ✖️
    Install glass.✖️
    Fill up oil and coolant. ✖️
    Install engine hardness/ fueling.✖️
    bleed brakes. ✖️
    Fill up diff and trans with fluids.✖️
    Install driveshaft. ✖️
    Wire up electrical fan.✖️
    Get rpm gauge to work. (Send cluster to bavrest) ✖️
    Bleed cooling system. ✖️
    Fix high beams/wipers issue. ✖️
    Wire up reverse light switch.✖️
    Wire up clutch by pass.✖️
    Install speaker covers, exterior window trims✖️
    Wire in sunroof hardness and relay.✖️
    Install and glue headliner. ✖️
    Install seat belts. ✖️
    Install door panels/ and A , B and C interior pillars. ✖️
    Install steering wheel. ✖️
    Install all door/ trunk/ hood and window seals.✖️
    Install headlights and tail lights.✖️
    Install motor and trans.✖️
    Install shifter. ✖️
    Install gas tank. ✖️
    Install radiator/ hoses. ✖️
    Tint glass. ✖️

    "Fire this bitch up :)"✖️
    Full detail. ✖️
    Build exhaust.✖️
    Do alignment.✖️
    Get insurance handled.✖️
    Take care of registration.✖️

    If you like to see more check out my IG @nickyd_69 most photos were taken by yours truly ( that’s why they suck lol) the others really good photos were taken by my friend @funkymac also thanks to catuned and bimmerbuddies for all of the help, and the rest of my friends.

    Yay finally this guy shut up!!! and show us this damn car....
    Alert!!! It’s f....ng orange!!!

    More e30 M3 progress build by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    More e30 M3 progress build by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    More e30 M3 progress build by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    More e30 M3 progress build by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    More e30 M3 progress build by vivala3nicky, on Flickr


    More e30 M3 progress build by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    More e30 M3 progress build by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    More e30 M3 progress build by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    More e30 M3 progress build by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    yes this is the full body wiring...

    More e30 M3 progress build by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    More e30 M3 progress build by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    More e30 M3 progress build by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    M3 build progress by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    M3 build progress by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    M3 build progress by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    M3 build progress by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    M3 build progress by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    well it was finally time to drive this thing...

    M3 build progress by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    M3 build progress by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    Awesome shoot with funkymac by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    Awesome shoot with funkymac by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    Awesome shoot with funkymac by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    Awesome shoot with funkymac by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    Awesome shoot with funkymac by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    Awesome shoot with funkymac by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    Awesome shoot with funkymac by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    Awesome shoot with funkymac by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    Awesome shoot with funkymac by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    Awesome shoot with funkymac by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    Awesome shoot with funkymac by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

    Awesome shoot with funkymac by vivala3nicky, on Flickr
    Last edited by Nickyd_69; 04-15-2018, 08:21 AM.

    #2
    Alright here comes the first stupid question! How in the hell do photos get posted on here, I have them all on my Flickr, however If I just copy and paste the url there will be 140ish links to click. There has to be a better way :hitler:

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      #3
      Originally posted by Nickyd_69 View Post
      Alright here comes the first stupid question! How in the hell do photos get posted on here, I have them all on my Flickr, however If I just copy and paste the url there will be 140ish links to click. There has to be a better way :hitler:
      This might help.

      How to post photos via Flickr


      Feedback Thread

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        #4
        Originally posted by Nickyd_69 View Post
        Yay finally this guy shut up!!! and show us this damn car....



        it's a Kenny Powers quote on wheels

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          #5
          Originally posted by 88BlackS-ETA View Post
          Hey thank you much, let me jump on the laptop donít think I can manage that from my iPhone junk

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            #6
            alright this jersey guy figured it out give me an hour ill upload a ton of photos:popcorn:

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              #7
              Nice work! I post my photos from google photos. Just make a shared album and you can copy/paste URLs. Or if you're on a phone, use Tapatalk.
              _______________________________________________
              5 Year M3 Build, In Progress
              RMT200 Retrofit

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                #8
                Originally posted by CurrusDei View Post
                Nice work! I post my photos from google photos. Just make a shared album and you can copy/paste URLs. Or if you're on a phone, use Tapatalk.
                Thank you, and thank you for the info 🍻

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                  #9
                  So cool, Id love to have the space (and money) to take on a project like this. The original condition on the tow truck doesn't look bad from that picture.

                  Instagram: Reichart12

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Reichart12 View Post
                    So cool, Id love to have the space (and money) to take on a project like this. The original condition on the tow truck doesn't look bad from that picture.
                    Thanks brother, that was on a random street on itís way to the body shop, I build the car in a one car garage, it was little pain in the butt, however better then doing it outside. Progress took about 14 months in total from start to finish :)

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Reichart12 View Post
                      So cool, Id love to have the space (and money) to take on a project like this. The original condition on the tow truck doesn't look bad from that picture.
                      As far as condition it was blah, Iím picky and when I stripped it down to metal there was so much pointless body filler on spots that had no damage, but hey now is pretty damn up to standard. ;D

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                        #12
                        well i had the pleasure to meet up with my friend Leo (owner of the lime rock e92 m3) and we snapped a few iphone photos then cruised around ocean city and atlantic city!!!

                        Little extra orange by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

                        Little extra orange by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

                        Little extra orange by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

                        Little extra orange by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

                        Little extra orange by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

                        Little extra orange by vivala3nicky, on Flickr

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                          #13
                          Just curious OP, but any idea how much $$$ you've sunk into this build. Your choices have been impeccable!


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