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    The Curse - every May I start new e30 project - Recession special 318iS ! 56k Death !

    So it looks like every May I get bitten with an e30 restoration bug :D

    pics from the previous restoration of the vert from May 2008

    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1003779

    pics from the phooshoot in historic Downtown Brooklyn

    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1100351

    Good news is that this time it's not red and first time in my life I am dealing with the 318iS 4 banger. After driving Levent's 318iS, I loved it so much that I decided to get myself this limited edition, recession special, Motorsport wanna be :up:

    after quick search we found clean 318iS. It had few dings and usual trouble spots







    as soon as the car got to my shop we ripped it appart. I wish we took more pics of how it looked before we started this restoration



    Levent did his usual magic on the cluster: rings, painted needles and Alpina tach strip





    then he pretended to work on the Alpina front airdam (note the missing airhose)



    usual battery tray cancer and minor damage on the back valence



    took the interior out, already replaced the steering wheel



    smoked the tails



    started with the bodywork, getting rid of all the minor dings, chips and imprefections









    Rolled the fenders





    primered









    decided to clean the engine bay a little - valve cover getting prepped



    painted the engine bay





    before



    after



    before







    next was suspension and brakes



    rebuilt and painted the calipers, all new stainless steel lines, new rotors, new pads









    new shocks, springs, control arms, tire rods, bushings, etc..etc...










    new tranny mounts, guibo, short shifter







    $600 worth of just maintainence parts: hoses, filters, spark plugs, water pump, gaskets, etc..etc...



    after the complete tune-up we replaced the windshield wiper and relay that were frozen and installed single wiper conversion



    waiting to do more prep work before the paint job on Monday !



    more pics to come tomorrow !

    #2
    what color is that?
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      #3
      very nice

      [B]ORDER PARTS-
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        #4
        Funny how all these projects start in my driveway, with the play ground in the back ground.
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          #5
          geese i wish i had the time/money/know how to do all that to my car, god knows she needs it!


          s50 downunder yo!

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            #6
            Originally posted by e30sd View Post
            what color is that?
            Primerwiebschwarz.

            And P.S Vlad.. I hate you.. Want to paint my car? lol
            1985 325e 2.8 Turbo VEMS

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              #7
              That's a lot of work in a short amount of time!

              >> 1988 3.1 ITB E30 /// 2002 E46 M3 6MT / 2008 335xi 6MT / 1991 S38B36 E30 (sold)

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                #8
                Originally posted by Raxe View Post
                That's a lot of work in a short amount of time!

                Thats what happens when 5 guys work on a car at one time.... If we didnt have to wait for the damn parts we would be done by now.

                Not to mention Vlad going from "Man this car is mint, good find, all Im going to do is fix the battery tray..." to, full paint job even the engine bay.
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                New website releasing soon www.gutenparts.com Guten Parts + Service | Facebook | Twitter
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                Levent
                %20levent@gutenparts.com

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                Ladies:
                1998 E36 m3/4/5 1988 325i 1989 325iT

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by e30sd View Post
                  what color is that?
                  Its white

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                    #10
                    so THIS is what you had cookin. As much as Id like to think it will be a full replica, I doubt you'd do that with the M42 still in it. Now blow that M42 with a small blower and smaller boost and you have a nuts little car! GL man!
                    Late model granitesilber 325i convertible FS:
                    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=293701

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by ZM Blue Devil View Post
                      Thats what happens when 5 guys work on a car at one time.... If we didnt have to wait for the damn parts we would be done by now.

                      Not to mention Vlad going from "Man this car is mint, good find, all Im going to do is fix the battery tray..." to, full paint job even the engine bay.
                      I need friends like that. My "friends" just come over, drink my beer and sit there.... maybe I can find someone on ebay ;)
                      09 BMW 328xi touring 6spd
                      05 Subaru Outback XT 5spd
                      87 BMW 325is
                      a few bicycles

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                        #12
                        Can't wait to see how this comes out! Maybe I'll get some ideas for my 318 from you beasts

                        Tim
                        1991 318is

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                          #13
                          This is going to be sick.

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                            #14
                            Can I seriously come live with you guys?

                            My dream shit right there
                            E30- 1989 325is

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by ZM Blue Devil View Post
                              Funny how all these projects start in my driveway, with the play ground in the back ground.
                              haha.. so funny and SOOOooo true, I just realized that ! :up:

                              Originally posted by ZM Blue Devil View Post
                              Not to mention Vlad going from "Man this car is mint, good find, all Im going to do is fix the battery tray..." to, full paint job even the engine bay.
                              god honest truth, all I wanted to do was to fix the battery tray, then the stone chips in the front irritated me, then there was few dings on the door, then... you know how the story goes :D

                              Originally posted by Hodge View Post
                              Can I seriously come live with you guys?

                              My dream shit right there
                              you should see what Levent and Turk turned my warehouse into in 3 days !


                              Mark D chip installation





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