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Old 04-13-2010, 12:23 AM   #1
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Sina's BMW 318i: Project Re-Shell & Beyond! (Starting Page 46)

Well, thought that as Post #1,000, I'd ought to start a project thread for my car. I really started driving this car today, 4.12.2010. Long story short. I grew up around this car, it was my aunt's car. Everything about this car intrigued me, even as a little kid I knew I had to have it someday. The car spent most of its life in San Mateo, Ca. 7/1990 (1991) BMW 318i/4, M42B18. I learned a few things. Car was bought through Euro-delivery, and spent time in the NRW Region of Germany. 1991 BMW 318i/4, built July 1990 in Ratisbon, Germany I don't want this car to be anything crazy. I'm Aiming to have a Subtle Euro-spec, OEM style E30 with a little flair. I might do an engine swap down the line, with an M50...maybe even turbocharge the M42. But for now, the M42 does its job, and I can get by with it, till college. One day, I want to send this car back to Dusseldorf, visit my relatives, and take it on the Nurburgring.

Updated Spec Sheet:

Engine/Mechanical:
  • Dinan M42 Computer Chip
  • Magnaflow Cat-back Exhaust with Single Tip
  • Mess-Under-Intake Modification
  • Z4 Short-Throw Shifter



Suspension/Steering:
  • Bilstein Sport Shocks & Struts
  • H&R M3 Race Springs
  • E90 Front Drop Hats
  • M3 Pressed CABS
  • M3 Control Arms
  • M3 Tie-rods
  • M3 Sway Bar Links
  • E28 M5 Engine Mounts

Interior:
  • Blaupunkt Toronto BP420 Head-unit (CD/FM/AM/iPhone/Bluetooth)
  • BMW Premium Sound System w/ Nokia Tweeters
  • 2x 10" JL Sub-Woofers in JL Power-Wedge Sub-Box
  • Power Amplifier (Trunk Mounted)
  • European VDO Instrument Cluster with Chrome Trim Rings
  • 13-Button On-Board-Computer
  • M-Technic Cloth Shift-Boot with Euro Solid Shift-Knob
  • E28 Color-Matched Door Pull Rings
  • OEM Rear Rubber Floor Mats

Exterior:
  • 15" Style 10 Wheels
  • Euro Rear Plate Filler
  • Bosch European Smiley Headlights with Hella Amber Highs
  • ZKW Ellipsoid Fog Lights with 2000K HID Conversion
  • iS Front Lip
  • OEM Accessory Front & Rear Mud-Flaps
  • DIY Euro-trim
  • Thule Roof Rack System: Square-Profile Bars, Bike Carrier, Old Skool Fairing, Board Pads

Plans:
  • Euro Headlight Wipers
  • Rear-Headrests
  • M-tech I Rear Wing
  • Front Strut-Brace
  • Thick Anti-Sway Bars
  • Rear Shock tower brace
  • Single-mass flywheel conversion
  • Race spec clutch
  • OEM European Trim (4-pc set)
  • Euro heckblende
  • Tan Vinyl Front Sport-Seat Conversion
  • New Tan Carpet/Flattening of Floor-boards with Rubber Mallet
  • LED amber light dash lighting upgrade
  • New Door Lock Tumblers
  • New Trunk Lock Tumbler
  • 15" BBS RZ "Euroweaves" wrapped in some sticky street/track tires
  • Mazda RX-7 Big Brake Upgrade
  • 4.10 LSD Conversion
  • Poly Diff Mount
  • New Rear Sub-Frame Kit
  • Replace Missing Brake Cooling Duct
  • Amber European Side Turn Indicators
  • OEM Front Rubber Floor Mats
  • AC Schnitzer Pedal Kit
  • Leather E-brake Boot
  • Front Cup-Holders
  • New Wheel Bearings
  • Repair curbing on Style 10's & Polish Lips
  • Full Diamantschwarz Re-Spray
  • BAR S52 or M30 Engine Swap (1992 or Newer Donor)
  • 5-Lug Conversion + 17" M-Systems + Throwing Stars
  • Euro Map Light



Spec-list updated 1/21/2014
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:35 AM   #2
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plans sound expensive
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:02 PM   #3
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haha, that wasn't what i was aiming for. but update: i added some more/changed some on the list.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:52 PM   #4
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Congrats and best wishes on the project. I just bought a full mtech II sedan kit, but I'm still waiting for delivery. If everthing works out with the Mtech II, I'll be pulling off all the DS body kit parts currently on my car.
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Old 04-16-2010, 11:56 PM   #5
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Congrats and best wishes on the project. I just bought a full mtech II sedan kit, but I'm still waiting for delivery. If everthing works out with the Mtech II, I'll be pulling off all the DS body kit parts currently on my car.
holy shit you serious? that really is my dream car. I think i mentioned somewhere in your thread, that that would make your car perfect. something about DS, M-tech II, and four doors.

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holy shit you serious? that really is my dream car. I think i mentioned somewhere in your thread, that that would make your car perfect. something about DS, M-tech II, and four doors.

Win!
Yeah, it was opportunity I couldn't pass up, even though I really like my current set-up. Hopefully it all works out.

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Old 04-17-2010, 06:46 PM   #7
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ive done many of the things on that list to my 91 318i. haha


pick em out

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Old 04-17-2010, 06:57 PM   #8
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Another '91 318i! One of 6730. Cool.
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:04 PM   #9
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Sina go to nigga town, there are tan rear headrests right now in one of the cars, with the ski hole fold down arm thingy.
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I was there yesterday! In fact, I copped the Bosch Foglights off that same car with the headrests...and I got all the window switches, power mirror, and fog light switch I needed for my car too.
lol you see that red car with the 80s bodykit? I didn't have enough or I would have gotten the headrests and shit. Also, all their late models fogs they had were fucked up


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Another '91 318i! One of 6730. Cool.
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lol






what do you guys think for a complete newbie?
I painted my Bumper Trim, Lip, and muffler tip.
Tomorrow after practice, I'm painting my grilles!
I need to get some DS paint and do the bumper cover, and other misc. parts.
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oh yeah, also "freshened" the valve cover today and polished it. Also, painted B M W in the german colors.
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today, I painted my grills. I *just* grabbed my center grilles from the backyard, I prepped & painted it right before dinner. So bear with my crappy pictures in front of our house, I'll snap some good shots after regional champs this upcoming weekend!
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Today, I picked up a pair of *flawless* ellipsoid fogs. I started installing them, but realized that my passenger side is missing wiring & the harness , and I need to get a relay, as well as figure out the installation for the switch & button. I already have the switch and button for the dash as well.

also- took it for a run around the hills after a nice hill climb on the roadie.
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