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  • StinkE30
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    Hey guys, been a LONG time since I've posted. Just had a question about current e30 values. I've been out of the scene for awhile, and have finally decided it's time to sell my 325ix that's been sitting for a few years. It starts every time and runs/sounds great but needs a TON of attention on body work and suspension. Where are the values on these things now? Tried to check craigslist, but there are only like 2 listings on the entire west coast (probably a good thing for me then...?). I know in 2012 when I was active, this pile would be worth tenkaybro, but I don't know if e30 tax has gone up or down.

    Background: about 2 years ago I sold my decent, straight 318is for $3,000 thinking that was a fair deal, and then came on R3v and saw garbage, rusty, clapped-out 318is's going for like 5kaybreeeeh. I don't want to do that again. Any help would be appreciated!

    TL;DR: Haven't been in the scene for at least 7 years. Rough shape 1988 325iX 5speed. $2k range or $5k in 2020? I'll post pictures when I get home!
    Last edited by StinkE30; 08-03-2020, 10:20 AM.

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  • LateFan
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    Yep. Ordered a new rubber bushing for it.

    I'm still confused about how this all attaches - The upper and lower steel bows bolt together at the stud. They hold the rubber bushing, which fits in the hole in the shift plate. Does this assembly actually hang from the tunnel sheet metal? I haven't seen a manual installation in person. Otherwise it's all cantilevered off the two forward shift tower mounts at the rear of the gear case.
    Last edited by LateFan; 07-20-2020, 10:39 AM.

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  • e30austin
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    Originally posted by LateFan View Post
    Found one. $20 + shipping, oh well.

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    be thankful you were able to find one these days! i needed one, many years ago, and had one hell of a time finding it - for any price.

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  • LateFan
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    Found one. $20 + shipping, oh well.

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  • iansane
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    Yeah, My guess would be it's to isolate NVH and so the shifter moves with the trans instead of flexing between the trans and the body. Mine's solid mounted back there.

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  • LateFan
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    It's a plate shifter early trans. We're swapping in a manual to an auto '86. I have all the bits and the upper bow bracket, but this lower one is NLA. Looks to just sandwich the rubber bushing to isolate the back of the shift plate..?

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  • iansane
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    What trans mounts do you have? I'm fairly certain I ditched that bushing and just made a small tab to bolt the sheetmetal shifter assembly straight to the chassis.

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  • LateFan
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    Thanks for looking. I found this post from maybe 2017 where a guy on the myE28 forum made an aluminum L with an E36 trans mount. I need to figure out dimensions. I see a slotted hole on the vertical where it bolts to the upper bow bracket.

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  • kid325e
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    Okay - I looked and remembered I sold that part with some shift linkage stuff I had.

    That being said, it shouldn't take too long to make that bracket out of some scrap metal, weld a bolt onto one end and that should get you by until you can find the legit part. Just my .02; ended up doing the same thing in another build and worked great.

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  • kid325e
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    I may have what you need - i'll have to dig around in the garage.

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  • LateFan
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    Repeat post in a couple of NW forums. Looking for the stamped steel rear shift mount bracket, called a "bow," # 25111207113 for an early shift plate transmission.
    Anyone have one in a box or under a parts car? I probably shouldn't start a manual swap without this piece.

    If I had accurate dimensions, I could maybe have one fabbed from thicker flat plate steel (?)

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  • e30austin
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    Originally posted by EN318isPDX View Post
    Wow 2020 is a weird year, Will and Austin chatting? Yall must be bored
    "pAnDeMiC wOrLd BrO"

    miss you, goat fucker

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  • EN318isPDX
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    Wow 2020 is a weird year, Will and Austin chatting? Yall must be bored

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  • Habla
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    Originally posted by Maybe Magpie View Post
    Hi friends! New PNW (seattleish area) e30 owner here....

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    What do you all think? Good plan? Too much, too little?
    That sounds like a really nice car and a sweet plan! Black coupes are the best 😉

    I spent all winter working on my house and waiting for our little son to show up. I hit a triple all in one week in early may: I got an offer on my house, we bought a sweet woody spot in kingston (with a shop, finally!), and we welcomed our little boy to the world on May 7th!

    Also the car is looking dreamy with the mt1 kit and RMs on.

    Where are my Kitsap people at?

    Peter

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  • e30austin
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    i use a little bit of Dirko on the corners, block and pan side, with the cork gasket. easy peasy.

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