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    COTM ~July 2013~ elguapo84

    It all started in 2006 with a stock alpine white 1987 325is 5-speed. Over the course of a year, I sourced all the various m-tech 1 bits, and I converted it to this:





    Then in 2008 a guardrail and a tree claimed the car on a decreasing radius corner.





    Later in 2008, having retained all the intact m-tech pieces from the totaled car, I found an automatic '87 325is up in British Columbia. It only had 99,000 miles on it, and mint houndstooth sport seats w/ a factory ski pass through. Recognizing that this was a perfect shell for the next M-tech transformation, I jumped through all the importation hoops, and brought it across the border.









    Then, thanks to Andy (T3rd Ferguson), I salvaged the front end and door sill strips of this New-England weathered grey-market M-tech 1 and began the Diving Board to M-tech 1 transformation:



    This was the result (on 15” BBS RS 001s):



    A few years later (2012) I acquired a set of filled and drilled 17x8.5, 17x10 BBS RS’s. They were painted white, but the finish was not stellar. I swapped the lips out for slightly smaller ones, powder coated the centers silver, reused the undersized tires. The result was 17x8, 17x9 RS’s with 8mm and 5mm spacers:












    ~Mod list~

    Interior
    -Spanish Check Panel (funny story; went to Spain, met up with some randoms from the Spanish E30 forums, brought my US check panel, and traded…my check panel)

    -Grey/black houndstooth Sport Interior w/ functional Ski Pass through and rear headrests
    -Black Headliner (sprayed)
    -Cup holder (replaces Ash-tray)
    -Leather shift/brake boots w/ tri-color stitching
    -Late model rear deck swap (w/ molded 3rd brake light)
    -Original Canadian fuel gauge (in liters)
    -M-tech 1 Door sills

    Exterior
    -Full OEM M-tech 1 body kit
    -Clear turns, Clear fogs, Clear euro ellipsoids
    -Headlight wipers/washers
    -Startec tail lights
    -Rear Euro plate filler

    Drivetrain
    -Stock M20 w/ K&N Air Filter
    -Ireland Engineering Longtube Headers
    -B&B Triflow Catback exhaust
    -Manual transmission swap

    Suspension
    -17x8, 17x9 BBS RS (silver)
    -C3 Motorsport coilover kit (w/ Koni SAs)
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    Instagram: @BWeissLeather

    Current cars:
    ~ '87 325 M30B35 swap
    ~ '87 535
    ~ 01 540 Msport 6spd
    ~ '06 X5 4.8is

    #2
    nice!
    My E30 v1.0 | v2.0 | v3.0 | My E28 |My E34 | My feedback

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      #3
      Amazing transformation. I wished they were available just like that here in the US. Can we get the OP updated with offset and tire specs?
      "I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

      85 323i M TECH 1 S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
      88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
      89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
      91 M TECHNIC CABRIO TURBO - MACAOBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER

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        #4
        I mean, really, where do you go from here. Nice!

        COTM

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          #5
          Stunning car...this makes me want to build an early model car at some point in the future.
          1988 325i Vert
          1991 318is Slicktop

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            #6
            Well deserved, love the MT1s.
            1987 325i-M60b44 swap

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              #7
              What a great looking car.





              Congrats.
              @IRON-E30 aka Edwin:D

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                #8
                good lord what a beauty
                sigpic

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                  #9
                  perfect early model car!!! love it.

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                    #10
                    I drooled on this car at the picnic. Sorry.
                    Portland, Oregon
                    E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

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                      #11
                      Some pics I took at the picnic, this car is beautiful.



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                        #12
                        I fapped to this...vigorously...such a gorgeous car.

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                          #13

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                            #14
                            Awesome!
                            Pork Hunt Motorsport

                            eBay is like the summit racing catalog for today's special Olympics crowd

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                              #15
                              It's the Spanish check panel that sets it apart from the hordes of gorgeous MT1's out there. It's all in the details.

                              I'm still drooling.
                              sigpic
                              Originally posted by JinormusJ
                              Don't buy an e30

                              They're stupid
                              1989 325is Raged on then sold.
                              1988 325 SETA 2DR Beaten to death, then parted.
                              1988 325 SETA 4DR Parted.
                              1990 325i Cabrio Daily'd, then stored 2 yrs ago.

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