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    Smackley's Alpine vert grocery getter

    Hey folks,

    It's been about 3 months since I bought the '89 325iC, and I wanted to post a few update pics since then. The most important part is that the car has actually been running! Yay! 4 weeks with no major problems since the tune up.

    As purchased...


    After JOM coilover install...woof that's low.


    Plastic bumpers, splitter, french fogs...
    Last edited by smackley; 05-31-2014, 07:08 AM. Reason: updated pic links that went dead

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    Also made my first eBay cheapy mod (if you neglect the JOMs)...NC requires a 3rd brake light for all cars, so with the deck lid exchange I picked up one of those LED backlit emblem things...

    Looks pretty clean and not too cheapy. I'm not entirely sure this will pass inspection but I have 9 months to worry about that. I painted my own rear decklid, however, and it turned out pretty nice. Single stage Alpine II paint and a bunch of wet sanding/polishing. Matches well.

    Last edited by smackley; 05-31-2014, 07:10 AM.

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      #3
      Looks clean, and the front end is a huge improvement! Looking forward to more things happening.
      For all things 24v, check out Markert Motorworks!
      Originally posted by mbonanni
      I hate modded emtree, I hate modded cawrz, I hate jdm, I hate swag, I hate stanceyolokids, I hate bags (on cars), I hate stuff that is slowz, I hate tires.

      I am a pursit now.

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        #4
        I like your wheel and of course your car too.. Looks better without the diving boards and black kidney beans are a great addition
        Originally posted by wholepailofwater
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        :devil:


        WTB: Dove Grey e36 Front Door Panels (2 door)

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          #5
          The glowing badge is kinda cool.
          -Art

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            #6
            I coulda sworn I saw you on strickland yesterday. I was in my e36 cabrio.

            COTM

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              #7
              Very nice!!
              Follow my IG @bouchezphotography

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                #8
                Originally posted by Deathtoll View Post
                The glowing badge is kinda cool.
                yeah i agree in a sick und twisted way.

                1991 BMW 318i (Old Shell RIP, Now Being Re-shelled & Reborn)
                1983 Peugeot 505 STI
                1992 Volvo 240 Wagon
                2009 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Sport 4WD

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                  #9
                  meh i wish that you could have put a late model valence on the back, but its alot of work :\ looks good otherwise!
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                    #10
                    wow nice work man!
                    -His-
                    87 e30 325i
                    87 e24 m6
                    05 e83 x3
                    94 e32 740i 5spd
                    -Hers-
                    89 e30 325i
                    18 f48 x1

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by N2MYE30 View Post
                      I coulda sworn I saw you on strickland yesterday. I was in my e36 cabrio.
                      Very possibly! I live right near Strickland on Leadmine Rd. Very cool. Honk and wave both hands next time so I pay attention!


                      Thanks everyone for the compliments. You all have such great looking e30's so I have a lot of work to do to catch up with everyone!

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                        #12
                        Some updates that I've been late in adding so far...

                        Painted bottlecaps and whitewall tires last year


                        Made my own shift knob and clock bezel to match the NRG steering wheel...not sure it will stay like this for long


                        Rebuilt calipers, new brakes, new tie rods, new control arms and bushings all around

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                          #13
                          Everytime the friends gather, it's like a small BMW meet in the neighborhood.



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                            #14
                            This year, our group of friends put together a ChumpCar team using an '87 325e that we picked up from a fellow racer. It's been such a distraction from getting any work done on the vert...




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                              #15
                              back to the vert...

                              I finally updated the eyes to new smileys and got rid of my wifes kitchen strainer that filled in my missing highbeam.


                              I picked up a barely used original top to replace my leaking ragged navy blue top. This new one has a zip out window which is nice.

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