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Let me introduce you my very first e30 M3 @ Euro 87 specs

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    Let me introduce you my very first e30 M3 @ Euro 87 specs

    Hello fellow members,

    I would like to share my very first e30 M3 I ever bought. Sadly, the car, which is a euro 1987 M3 imported brand new for my country (spanish OBC and check control) was found w/o engine in it's place. The engine was teared down and every single piece was dissambled and spreaded all over the place where I found the car, an alignment shop basically.

    After the four longest months I ever had, of battling the negotiation with the owner to set a price, finally we agreed in a price and went to pick up her. I couldn't isnpect for the underbody, panels, floor, etc. it was a sort of "you take it now and quick or forget about it".

    Here are few shots in my shop when she arrived. Mind you, we dont' have many e30 M3's down here in my country, Peru, specially the euro version since we had some privatly imported US e30 M3's as well (arround 10-12 left), so I didn't even think twice about buy it .

    This was about 3.5 years ago by the way. I have been taking many photos since, until nowdays of the whole process.

    Time when I started to tear down the car

    Now you can see how badly was the underbody. The hacked job done by trying to weld the rusted spots were ....(insert word here) and suddenly I knew I had a ton of work to save this car. I knew she was going to give me lot of headaches, painfull cost to bring her back to life but I was decided to do it and since we run a body shop, besides the dealer shop, I had a "small" adventage there.

    Ugly crack

    You can see how badly was repaired. They totally ignored the square shape that should go in these zones.

    Looks like the water drains were clogged or something.

    Then, the ugliest thing I could ever find inn the entire car, a good rust spot. We all know why this is common in the e30.

    More to come

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    Wow...that guy kinda sounds like a douche...

    Good luck! Looks like you have a bit of work to do :\

    Originally posted by SpasticDwarf;n6449866
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      wow this thing is straight fukkkkedddd up.

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        i feel a lil better about my e30 now ;). good luck



          Diego, don't ever change man. At this point I don't think you can.

          Glad to hear you're going to save her.

          So it's safe to say this car won't leave you ever again?
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            This really reminds me of the e30 m3 minor rust repair thread. Good luck fixing it all up.
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              Holy rust....

              We are soooo lucky here in Cali..

              Good LUCK!

              An e30 m3 is a car worth saving I'd say!
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                  Ruuude pickup. Great story, lots of admiration for just the effort you had to put forth to get the car. Here, in California there is no shortage of them but they are getting very very expensive - but I suppose that effects all of us e30 people. Market value on these cars is getting pretty ridiculous in my opinion. but, simple supply and demand.

                  Look forward to updates! :)
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                    wow. Rust is a bitch
                    E30 buildy things


                      Very nice! Do you also own an old Volvo?

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                        Oh man, a lot of work and money...
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                          Originally posted by Massimo View Post
                          That thread distracted me for a good hour. haha


                            Keep it going...I wanna see the finished resto!


                              Nice find, I know you're the man for the job on this one!
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