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    Originally posted by Pdxseth View Post
    No you can't, not unless you get the m50 free or re use gaskets and clutch
    Wrong, you definitely can, but you're reusing a lot of parts (arguably stuff that didn't "need" to be replaced). Not saying that's how I would do it at all, but it is an option if that's your budget.
    Autobahn Motorsport - Restoration and Service - Portland, Oregon
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    '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '01 Z3M | '11 328xi-t

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      Originally posted by shameson View Post
      https://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/4842970774.html

      Interesting find... electric powered e30
      Holy shit... that's interesting. I wonder if the wife would kill me ;)

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        Anyone ever use a eastwood tig welder? I know it's cheap and Chinese made but I'm looking for a DIY tig that doesn't break the bank, thoughts?

        91 Alpinweiss2 318is OBD2 S52

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          Simon has one.

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            I know Simon bought one and has been pretty happy with it.
            clutchCTRL!
            Move with a purpose.
            - 1991 325iX 4dr/5spd
            - 1976 2002 SlickTop/2.7i M20/G260
            - 2000 323i AT
            2016 Mazda CX3 Sport AWD

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              Tore off and broke my lip a few minutes ago on a curb; was in a hurry and thought I was in reverse but was in first (DOH!!). Where do I get an IS lip?
              1991 349is (wadded up)
              1984 Rabbit 2.0L16v swap (wife's)
              2003 LR Disco II (wife's)
              1993 MB 400SEL (son 1's)
              1980 MB 450SEL (son 2's)
              2004 KTM 525 EXC-R SM Sold:(

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                Pipes, you can get them through Blunttech. Is the lip broken or is it just the clips ?
                Parts Collector and Former Houndstooth interior junkie.

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                  no the lip is broken. It is 25 years old and brittle! Thanks I'll ping blunttech
                  1991 349is (wadded up)
                  1984 Rabbit 2.0L16v swap (wife's)
                  2003 LR Disco II (wife's)
                  1993 MB 400SEL (son 1's)
                  1980 MB 450SEL (son 2's)
                  2004 KTM 525 EXC-R SM Sold:(

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                    Originally posted by Mlarsen View Post
                    Simon has one.
                    Originally posted by kid325e View Post
                    I know Simon bought one and has been pretty happy with it.
                    yup. love mine. welded a replacement floor in my 77 rabbit and also the rear valence from a certain iX ;D

                    I also bought a welding cart from Harbor Freight and bought a bottle of gas from the local place. all in all I think Im around $500 into it.
                    Simon
                    Current Car:
                    -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
                    -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



                    Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                      Originally posted by Pdxseth View Post
                      No you can't, not unless you get the m50 free or re use gaskets and clutch
                      $1500 for an m50 swap? That's obscene. Buy a parts car, sell everything you don't need (also all your m20 parts), then call pick n pull.
                      -Peter G
                      '86 MTech1 S52 coupe | Cotm: 6/18
                      '91 318is slicktop project
                      '14 F15 X5 35d M Sport
                      '08 E91 328xi 6spd
                      '00 Tundra

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                        Originally posted by Pdxseth View Post
                        No you can't, not unless you get the m50 free or re use gaskets and clutch
                        I'd say I was well under $1500. Hell, I was WELL under a grand but I did everything myself. I reused my clutch and trans because it shifted fine and the disc had plenty of meat with almost no burn marks. If the car wasn't a daily I would've sprung for more go-fast shit and new parts all around but a freshened up m50nv could be done for cheap.

                        Originally posted by ClausE30 View Post
                        Anyone ever use a eastwood tig welder? I know it's cheap and Chinese made but I'm looking for a DIY tig that doesn't break the bank, thoughts?
                        The guy that finish-welded all the stainless hot side piping for my turbo trans am used an eastwood tig and while it's not that most beautiful (arguably more skill than welder related) it's tough and has lasted to my abuse for awhile.
                        1984 325e - m50nv/G260
                        1991 325i - Mortdecai the pickup project
                        1991 Trans Am - turboLSx/t56
                        2001 Audi S4 avant - manual swapped
                        2003 Jaguar S-type R - supercharged v8, manual swapped
                        1996 F350 Powerstroke - manual swapped
                        Manual swap all the things!

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                          Since not driving my car, I decided to start sanding and polishing my bumpers, along with repairing my busted air dam. I've filled one crack with Bondos flexible bumper repair, and I have to say its great! Hard, but very flexible. Sandable, but slow goin.

                          So I've seen not so many write ups on sanding off the annodize coating on the bumper and refinishing them, so I dove in and take a chance.

                          My bumpers are very clouded and I love shiny bumpers! The diving board, although hideous on all bmws, does look the best on an e24 IMO! I could take the bumpers off, send them to a place that could do the work I'm doing in no time flat for a lot of money, or you can start sanding that bitch with $6 worth of sandpaper and an electric sander. I chose the $6 dollar route, seeing a my car is a 633.

                          started with 60grit, cause it cuts through pretty well. I did also pick up some 180/320/600/800/1000/2000, paper, most of which I already had

                          Started sanding, but found out its super fucking tough, that anodizing is. It was cutting sure, but not fast enough. I was spending half an hour on about 20% of the top surface of the bumper, figure that one out. So I went to Home Depot, picked up a can of ZEP oven cleaner. Online people have used it with good results, but only works on late model diving board cars, I knew that. I decided to use the spray a portion of the bumper with the cleaner and sand on top of it. Guess what!? Works great. Had the top stripped in 30 minutes. Then I hit it with 180 to smooth it all out.

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                          Haven't started and higher grit cause my arm are falling off. I think this will end up very nice by the weekend.
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                            Finally got to see and go for a ride in Ryans' car! The car moves!!! :pimp:

                            EDIT: can you guys see that picture ok? Trying to host from a different site then usual..
                            clutchCTRL!
                            Move with a purpose.
                            - 1991 325iX 4dr/5spd
                            - 1976 2002 SlickTop/2.7i M20/G260
                            - 2000 323i AT
                            2016 Mazda CX3 Sport AWD

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                              Originally posted by kid325e View Post


                              Finally got to see and go for a ride in Ryans' car! The car moves!!! :pimp:

                              EDIT: can you guys see that picture ok? Trying to host from a different site then usual..
                              Pic works for me
                              -Christian

                              '02 ///M3 CarbonSchwartz 6MT daily beast
                              08/91 Mtechnic II 325IC alpine/lotus
                              318iS, slow build/garage queen...
                              '37 Chevy pickup, the ├╝ber project
                              Originally posted by roguetoaster
                              Be sure to remind them that the M42 is one of the best engines ever made, but be sure to not mention where it actually falls on that list.

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                                Cool. Hosting from a Picasa album that I have set to private, wasn't sure how that was gonna work here... hmm
                                clutchCTRL!
                                Move with a purpose.
                                - 1991 325iX 4dr/5spd
                                - 1976 2002 SlickTop/2.7i M20/G260
                                - 2000 323i AT
                                2016 Mazda CX3 Sport AWD

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