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    $200 1984 318i

    Picked this 1984 318iup via Craigslist and have brought it back to life. I needed a new daily as my old daily was a v8 camaro with almost 400whp. I decided on a budget of a $1000 and wanted something good on gas and preferably rear wheel drive. Total spent so far, $900 including price of car.

    Started as this:




    Then I lowered it(craigslist find JOM springs), put a set of $200 rims/tires (aslo craigslist), E46 power seats (also craigslist), vented and slotted 325 rotors and calipers on it and painted it flat black.

    Big mistake, that was a waste of $32 worth of flat black paint, it oxidized in the sun and made huge white patches within 3 weeks.

    I then decided to paint it proper using PPG Omni single stage. That was also badly executed as I chose a metallic, and let me tell you, its a fucking chore to spray single stage metallic. It only looked good in direct sunlight from distances greater than 10ft. see below:



    I've now decided to repaint in a solid colour so I can at least wetsand and polish it to look like I know what I am doing. Here is a test shot of the new colour:

    Last edited by TG Goose; 08-15-2011, 12:22 AM.
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    1984 LSB 318i - Sold
    1986 325i - Motor Swapped Track Car Project
    1995 318ti - Sold
    1999 540iA - Daily Driver

    #2
    Ooooh hahha. Ya go with the new color. Get more looks in it ;)
    '91 318is

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      #3
      err what?

      are we sure we want to go with that color? May I suggest just sanding it down and making it satin black?
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        #4
        Nice deal! I really want an 318 with an M10.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Schwarz3 View Post
          err what?

          are we sure we want to go with that color? May I suggest just sanding it down and making it satin black?
          This! But nice score nonetheless
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            #6
            Pics of E46 seats please
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              #7
              Should have just kept it original color.

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                #8
                Originally posted by CabrioPunk View Post
                Should have just kept it original color.

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                  #9
                  Tough to pull that color off. Hope you o it right

                  Originally posted by Roysneon
                  $5 shipped?
                  Originally posted by MarkD
                  You are a strange dude, I'n not answering any more posts from you.

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                    #10
                    what's with the smurf blue lately?

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                      #11
                      As long as you keep the blue out of the engine bay it won't look too bad

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by mikeedler View Post
                        what's with the smurf blue lately?
                        haha, my thoughts exactly.
                        AWD > RWD

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                          #13
                          i wanted to do something a little different. My neighbor has a 04 LSB M3 and has some extra paint left over. I added more white tinter to lighten it up a little.

                          here it is in the sun this morning.
                          ______________________________________
                          1984 LSB 318i - Sold
                          1986 325i - Motor Swapped Track Car Project
                          1995 318ti - Sold
                          1999 540iA - Daily Driver

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                            #14
                            la la la-la-la-la la la-la-la-la
                            Originally posted by LJ851
                            I programmed my oven to turn off when my pizza was done, should i start a build thread?

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                              #15
                              Otherwise, good job on saving it. Hopefully it serves DD nicely for you.

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