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    May 2017 Car of the Month: reelizmpro

    ***Editors Note: I've been bugging Barry to feature a car for a little while now, the hard part is that Barry owns 2 E30 M3s, a turbo M20 vert that I believe is a factory Mtech2 car, and he just restored a Euro 323i to a full Mtech1 tribute car. I really wanted to feature more than one, so we kept going back and forth. He really wanted to showcase his newest build, but I have a severe lack of M3 love in my choices, so I told him it needs to be one of the M3s. What a tough life Barry has to live... Congrats Barry, one of your cars made it to the May 2017 Car of the Month. Maybe if nobody cares we will feature another car soon! - Simon***


    Car:
    89 M3 with 180K miles

    Engine:

    -Original S14 180k miles.
    -Head refreshed at 130k.
    -Evo airbox, iigomotive chip and Custom 2.5" exhaust.

    Interior:
    -
    Recaro SR3's with Erik J's M tech cloth
    -Red Evo seat belts,
    -New M tech 2 steering wheel
    -M dead pedal
    -White gauge faces
    -Alcantara headliner.

    Exterior:
    -Evo 3 front splitter
    -Evo 3 bumper gasket
    -Euro tow hook covers
    -Evo style brake duct channels
    -Smoked Depo smiley headlights, Evo euro grills.
    -Startec tail lights
    -Replica Evo 3 adjustable rear wing
    -New badges, sidemarker delete, new antenna
    -DTM cup mirrors
    -Resprayed in BASF Alpineweiss II in 2016.

    Suspension/wheels:
    -Custom 17x8.5j Epsilon refinished with polished faces and lips.
    -H&R Race springs with dead coil cut in front and Bilstein sport dampers.

    Story Behind the Car:
    The story of this car begins with me rebuilding the S14 on my other M3 back in 2011. Having the car down for almost a year, I began to look at buying another. I had always wanted the quintessential Alpineweiss M3 as that was the color that was promoted in nearly all the advertisements and track cars. I put the word out to a few friends that I was looking and a friend pointed me in the direction of a local car that needed some loving.

    When we went to see it, the car was rough but completely mechanically. The car was used for track duty and had no HVAC, stereo, power door locks, power windows were converted to manual but it had a fresh dash and reupholstered Recaros. While it was very rough, it had a lot of potential including the original S14 and the price was good. It took me about an hour after seeing the car, to close the deal.

    Believing that all original M3's deserve to be restored to their former glory I drove it home and started the restoration immediately. Other than a few M3 specific parts, many of the deleted items (mostly electrical) were sourced from a wrecked 325i. Everything was restored but I chose to keep the manual crank windows and sunroof as a preference.

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    Last edited by 2mAn; 07-22-2017, 02:38 PM. Reason: fuck photobucket
    Simon
    Current Car:
    -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
    -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



    Make R3V Great Again -2020

    #2
    Nice...i want

    Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
    Current Cars:
    2016 PORSCHE GT3 RS
    2017 FERRARI 488GTB
    2018 RAPTOR CREW CAB
    1991 318is SLICKTOP H&R SPRING SEMA CAR
    1991 318IS SLICKTOP STERLING SILVER
    1990 325ic BRONZIT/AUTO :)
    1989 E30 M3 (SOLD AWAITING SHIPPING)

    On Order:
    2018 DODGE DEMON

    Searching for:
    CLEAN E30'S
    S54 DRIVETRAIN
    E30 DASH
    E30 PARTS

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      #3
      Gorgeous.
      1991 318is Brillantrot daily driver (slow restoration)

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        #4
        Very nice!

        [IMG]https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/my350z.com-vbulletin/550x225/80-parkerbsig_5096690e71d912ec1addc4a84e99c374685fc03 8.jpg[/IMG

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          #5
          Beautiful! !
          1990 325i
          2004 330i Individual 6-speed
          sigpic


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            #6
            OG "rolling the windows down"

            Cool stuff.
            Originally posted by wholepailofwater
            Q
            :devil:


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

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              #7
              Very nice!!
              My previous build (currently E30-less)
              http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

              A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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                #8
                Once you have crank windows (maybe not in a sedan I guess), you never want to go back.
                Current:
                1989 325i
                1988 M3
                1987 325ic
                Past:
                2001 330ci
                2001 M3

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                  #9
                  I dare someone to say something negative..........
                  FEEDBACK:
                  http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=316212

                  BMWCCA #398608
                  IG @yagayo38

                  "The Best E30's were built with two camshafts four cylinders and sixteen valves!".

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                    #10
                    Something negative.. this car is so nice, I want an m3.
                    88 d21 draggin pavement
                    89 dirty30 kissin earth

                    Im just here to learn new things and meet new people.

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                      #11
                      congrats Barry! the 771 Macao needs to be on the COTM list too!
                      I BUY/SELL REFURBISHED CM5907s & CM5908s

                      HOWTOs:
                      DB vert plastic bumpers
                      OEM Keys
                      MTech1 docs

                      88 ix Lach/Card
                      91 ic Calypso 3.1
                      86 Cosmo 2.7

                      OEM+ or bust!


                      reelizmpro: I will always be an e30 guy.. I still do all of my own labor
                      TrentW: There's just something so right about a well-built M20 in an E30
                      e30m3s54turbo: I save my money for tuner parts.

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                        #12
                        Incredible car.
                        1990 Brilliantrot 325iS Build Thread
                        1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by MrBurgundy View Post
                          OG "rolling the windows down"

                          Cool stuff.
                          Originally posted by jhaurimn View Post
                          Once you have crank windows (maybe not in a sedan I guess), you never want to go back.
                          Manual windows & sunroof is a solid 80s car to me. When opening the windows and roof, its literally an 80s party inside the car (picture cranking the windows and sunroof at the same time while 80s music plays)

                          Originally posted by bradnic View Post
                          congrats Barry! the 771 Macao needs to be on the COTM list too!
                          dude, tell me about it
                          Last edited by 2mAn; 05-02-2017, 09:18 PM.
                          Simon
                          Current Car:
                          -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
                          -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                          Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                            #14
                            Your interior is awesome

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                              #15
                              Ahhh... a grown up e30. Love absolutely everything about it.

                              I have to ask though..... Winruns?!?! Come onnnn man!
                              - '88 m54 coupe

                              <3

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