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    Z31maniac's DD 318is

    Introducing Holly.

    Buddy enlisted the help of Guten Parts to find him a new daily driver. Original plan called for a black, white or red 325is, bring it back to the shop for a long list of maintenance and mods but when this clean slicktop 318is came up, we couldn't pass it up.

    Robby, the previous owner, was sad to let her go. Met him halfway between NJ and VA, in Baltimore. (why do people live there BTW?)


    Car was slightly modded, including GC coilovers and konis, motor was replaced with an E36's M42, and the much needed ejnight skidplate. This came in handy no less than two blocks away after sealing the deal with Robby. Would've had to tow the car home if not for it.

    List of maintenance and mods that the budget allowed:
    -carpet swapped to grey
    -door cards swapped to black houndstooth
    (Buddy has a black sport interior sitting at home which will most likely go in when he gets back to OK)
    -the diff, swapping in a medium case 4:10vlsd
    -subframe and rtab swapped for poly bushes
    -Z3 1.9 SSK
    -new rotors and pads all the way around
    -timing chain tensioner
    -drop lower pan and re-torque upper pan bolts
    -trademark blinged out cluster courtesy of ZM
    -headliner dyed black
    -sound deadening

    T minus 5 days till Buddy's flight lands! Lets get started.
    Last edited by BrewCity11; 11-16-2009, 07:54 AM.
    turk@gutenparts.com

    Originally posted by Janderson
    Properly placed zip ties will hold bridges together.

    #2
    Interior and Sound Deadening.

    So, being a DD, and getting poly bushings, we elected to put some sound deadening around the car to quiet the ride down a little. I'll be using a combination of eDead and the home depot peel'n'seal. Before i got started, i weighed it all up. 27lbs, and that's if i even end up using it all. Should make a huge difference and adding less than 30lbs, should not sacrifice any of the 318's peppiness.

    Got a few hours in today, and will get remainder of pics over the next few days.
    Pulled into the shop (excuse the mess!)
















    Punched out the ski pass through for a future Luke box i hear


    I must say, probably the cleanest e30 i've ever stripped the interior out of. Not a single spec of rust. Just some water on the floorboards, most likely from the drain plugs which have rotted out. Already stripped down, and ready to silicone back on.

    Decided to start from the rear, and work my way forward.


    I've found this is just the right amount to add to the trunk. Any more, and you need to start thinking about messing with the torsion rods to compensate for the extra weight. Still plenty of material to rid of some vibration and give it a nice "thud" when you close the trunk.


    That's where i left off for the evening.

    **More photos on post #50
    Last edited by BrewCity11; 11-17-2009, 10:17 PM.
    turk@gutenparts.com

    Originally posted by Janderson
    Properly placed zip ties will hold bridges together.

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      #3
      Rear Subframe and diff

      Pulled out a spare rear carrier and pair of TA's today. Stock bushings removed.





      After powerwash, two coats of black paint, and poly bushes installed.





      Tonight's plan: install new ebrake shoes and cables, new rotors, then swap over the calipers still on the car. Threw a coat of silver on the diff cover and a coat of black on the diff itself. Once dry, will be attached to carrier and await install tomorrow after dropping the complete rear end tomorrow.

      Update: Rear all together minus rotors and pads. I was sent the wrong ones, so those will show up tomorrow.
      Last edited by BrewCity11; 11-16-2009, 05:06 PM.
      turk@gutenparts.com

      Originally posted by Janderson
      Properly placed zip ties will hold bridges together.

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        #4
        Engine and SSK

        Unfortunately, the after pic of the shifter was accidentally deleted, but you get the idea. Was replaced with a Z3 1.9 shifter, btw.

        Last edited by BrewCity11; 11-17-2009, 10:15 PM.
        turk@gutenparts.com

        Originally posted by Janderson
        Properly placed zip ties will hold bridges together.

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          #5
          Awsome, Im interested in seeing this build.

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            #6
            me too. that's cool you're helping buddy out with this stuff. he's a good guy.

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              #7
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                #8
                Floors look clean!

                Originally posted by whysimon
                WTF is hello Kitty (I'm 28 with no kids and I don't have cable)

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                  #9
                  Non-airbag 318is or swapped steering wheel?
                  - Trey

                  E90 325i/6 (ZSP, ZPP, ZCW)
                  E36 325i sedan
                  E30 325i sedan
                  Volvo 945T

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by FredK View Post
                    Floors look clean!
                    They are super clean!

                    Originally posted by TDE30 View Post
                    Non-airbag 318is or swapped steering wheel?
                    Swapped. Is there such a thing as a non-airbag 318is? News to me.
                    turk@gutenparts.com

                    Originally posted by Janderson
                    Properly placed zip ties will hold bridges together.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by TDE30 View Post
                      Non-airbag 318is or swapped steering wheel?

                      Swapped steering wheel...

                      Couple of other goodies going on as well for the cosmetics.

                      Stay tuned for more updates. Better yet come out Friday to the shop when Buddy flies in to pick up the car.

                      Details here.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by BrewCity11 View Post
                        Swapped. Is there such a thing as a non-airbag 318is? News to me.
                        Not that I know of, but I have heard of stranger things.

                        Car looks very nice though, good luck on the project.
                        - Trey

                        E90 325i/6 (ZSP, ZPP, ZCW)
                        E36 325i sedan
                        E30 325i sedan
                        Volvo 945T

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by BrewCity11 View Post
                          Baltimore. (why do people live there BTW?)
                          whoa whoa whoa! the same could be said for NJ. :p

                          lookin good guys.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by LedJetta View Post
                            whoa whoa whoa! the same could be said for NJ. :p

                            lookin good guys.
                            one part of B'more is nice. Inner Harbor..
                            '12 F30 328i Sport Line
                            '91 SpecE30 #523
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                              #15
                              Clean 318is slicktop DD: do want. Will be following this one.
                              paint sucks

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