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    Guys, I need some advice. I got an opportunity to strip an E36 (LATE) M3 4DR 5SPD tomorrow. I'm mainly going after the suspension, but depending on how determined I am, I may end up with the engine and trans and much more depending on how much I can get done before 3-4ish..

    Any special MUST HAVE tools for a quick removal of all the suspension? Car is going to the wrecking yard afterwards so a sawzall will be brought out.

    Thanks.
    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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      Why arent you starting with the motor and THEN the suspension? Get an extra set of hands, can get a lot more work done
      Simon
      Current Car:
      -2017 i3 REx, 21st Century E30
      -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



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        Think I've got it covered now lol.

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        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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          Possibly looking for a different shell guy, early model preference, less rust, delphin metallic if possible. I quite literally need just the shell, no subframes or anything

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            Why do I like the wheels in the last pic so much?

            http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/4953879202.html
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            2014 GTI | 2002 Land Cruiser | 1991 Volvo 745t

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              Originally posted by ajhostetter View Post
              Why do I like the wheels in the last pic so much?

              http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/4953879202.html
              'Cause they're awesome! What are they?!?
              -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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                Hey guys, I'm looking to upgrade my tool storage. Right now, I have a 26" craftsman (black) bottom, mid, and top box combo. It's certainly not their top of the line nor is it the best of the best storage wise. Recommendations?

                I'm not a mechanic by trade and don't really want a mortgage to the guys driving around in tool trucks. What does everybody else have and would you recommend it?
                Parts Collector and Former Houndstooth interior junkie.

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                  Originally posted by Gerta View Post
                  Hey guys, I'm looking to upgrade my tool storage. Right now, I have a 26" craftsman (black) bottom, mid, and top box combo. It's certainly not their top of the line nor is it the best of the best storage wise. Recommendations?

                  I'm not a mechanic by trade and don't really want a mortgage to the guys driving around in tool trucks. What does everybody else have and would you recommend it?
                  Don't laugh.

                  http://www.harborfreight.com/tool-st...-cabinets.html
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                  2014 GTI | 2002 Land Cruiser | 1991 Volvo 745t

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                    Originally posted by Gerta View Post
                    Hey guys, I'm looking to upgrade my tool storage. Right now, I have a 26" craftsman (black) bottom, mid, and top box combo. It's certainly not their top of the line nor is it the best of the best storage wise. Recommendations?

                    I'm not a mechanic by trade and don't really want a mortgage to the guys driving around in tool trucks. What does everybody else have and would you recommend it?
                    http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/tls/4954066042.html

                    That guy has a 52" matco for $375, probably $325 after bartering.
                    1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
                    willschnitz

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                      That HF 44" chest is going to be on sale for 369 or 359 on easter sunday, it's really, really nice for the money. I have one and want to buy a second one.

                      It's big though, might need to rent or borrow someone's pickup or SUV to get it home.

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                        Honestly, the US General boxes are pretty decent for the money. Had I not had a student discount with Snap On during tech school, I probably would have bought one of those.
                        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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                          Yup, even the sliders are pretty nice quality, especially for how damn cheap it is

                          here's a comprehensive analysis from a couple of years ago about all the features of each of the different brands:

                          http://garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=153445

                          GJ owns bones if you're looking for good garage chitchat and tool recs

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                            Hey folks still reaching out for a shell, coupe, any color, early model preference, and less rust than my current shell.

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                              Originally posted by BraveUlysses View Post
                              Yup, even the sliders are pretty nice quality, especially for how damn cheap it is

                              here's a comprehensive analysis from a couple of years ago about all the features of each of the different brands:

                              http://garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=153445

                              GJ owns bones if you're looking for good garage chitchat and tool recs
                              thanks guys! I've been a craftsman guy for a while ... I'm just not impressed with the quality.
                              Parts Collector and Former Houndstooth interior junkie.

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                                Originally posted by Gerta View Post
                                thanks guys! I've been a craftsman guy for a while ... I'm just not impressed with the quality.
                                Im with you on that, got a bunch of open ends/ratchet wrenches, and the chrome just peels off within a few uses.
                                1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
                                willschnitz

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