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Faponitbro 05-16-2012 04:10 PM

Facelifted 323!
 
So I had bought a 2000 323. It was in bad shape but workable. The car ran okay but it definitely needed some work. First thing first.. CSL wheels.
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/3590d130.jpg
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/3226a722.jpg

The car was missing headlights. MAF.. Air intake. Front bumper. Bad shifter assembly and all kinds of other crap.

Car was sanded down..
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/12d4ddda.jpg

and before you know it, is in the paint booth!
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/ce5ca895.jpg

Here is an example of the colour. The original paint was Titanium silver. I decided to go along with Space Gray. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out. But it turned out well!

http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/7f4719d4.jpg

New facelift fenders! Painted.
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/e5f27c8a.jpg

New Facelift hood. Painted.

http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/1c8d1b09.jpg

M3 mirrors. Painted.
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/f3d9079e.jpg

New Xenon Headlights. White Angel Eyes.
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/674c9958.jpg
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/25ea0e64.jpg

The rear of the car is done! upgraded to LED tail lights.
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/4e2e8831.jpg

Now its time to start putting everything together. In the mean time, while the fenders, hood, bumper and side mirrors were getting painted. I had replaced the Shifter assembly. New Air intake. MAF. and oil change.

http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/1ed2a541.jpg
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/c59c2dde.jpg
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/9fe9ec41.jpg
http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/0583b4e8.jpg

And now, the final product! And yeah, I went with the CSL bumper :thumbsup:

http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/a...l/ce6bc083.jpg

Looks good, doesnt it?

I bought full m3 interior that I am slowly putting in. I put the door panels in yesterday and putting the seats and the rear door panels in today. The only thing left to do is to get the DSC module looked at and probably need to get the rear brakes replaced. my brake light is on. Maybe its the sensor. I am not sure.

So there you go guys. A shitty 2000 323ci turned into a facelift coupe. I am loving it!:thumbup:

k7780446 05-16-2012 04:14 PM

looks pretty good!

but something seems off in the front??

maybe i just am seeing things, either way nice work!

Tex323GripIsKey 05-16-2012 04:17 PM

Haha. Mine next? :) Do you use a friend's shop or?

Stinger9 05-16-2012 04:18 PM

Very impressive undertaking, approach, and results!
Thanks for laying it all out for us to daydream about!

Faponitbro 05-16-2012 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Tex323GripIsKey (Post 14399956)
Haha. Mine next? :) Do you use a friend's shop or?

Yeah, friend of mine's father owns a shop in downtown baltimore. So I guess I got lucky. I got all the parts and he painted. with some help from my roommate and couple of other good friends, it all worked out well. If you want to know the cost of the parts and everything, shoot me a pm.

briangl92 05-16-2012 04:38 PM

The fenders and/or hood need to be adjusted but otherwise looks nice. Looks like Silver Grey :eeps:

Barbaros 05-16-2012 04:40 PM

wow! what a turnout!!! how wild is this!!...

PH03NIX46 05-16-2012 04:46 PM

Crazy transformation. Looks nice!

The fitment of the bumper would bother me...consider playing with it some.

SMUUUUUV 05-16-2012 04:47 PM

That front bumper looks a little wide around the wheel wells, other than that looks good...and uh...the Roundel.....:thumbsup: love the color...

AndyN 05-16-2012 05:00 PM

Love it! Great work!

tuscan1205 05-16-2012 05:09 PM

awesome man! great work

323I00 05-16-2012 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SMUUUUUV (Post 14400074)
That front bumper looks a little wide around the wheel wells, other than that looks good...and uh...the Roundel.....:thumbsup: love the color...

Op great work , Smuuuuv I need to ask , Where did you purchase that fog cover on youre mtechII

SMUUUUUV 05-16-2012 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 323I00 (Post 14400158)
Op great work , Smuuuuv I need to ask , Where did you purchase that fog cover on youre mtechII

I got them from a member here after looking for them for months. He was parting out is vert and he was in the area so I jumped on it as soon as I heard.

Tex323GripIsKey 05-16-2012 05:43 PM

From stinker to stinger!

B_Cyrus 05-16-2012 05:50 PM

are those OEM headlights?

Blueandwhite85 05-16-2012 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by B_Cyrus (Post 14400270)
are those OEM headlights?

You already know the answer that question:shhh:

323I00 05-16-2012 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SMUUUUUV (Post 14400201)
I got them from a member here after looking for them for months. He was parting out is vert and he was in the area so I jumped on it as soon as I heard.

Looking for a pair my self.

B_Cyrus 05-16-2012 06:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueandwhite85 (Post 14400272)
You already know the answer that question:shhh:

:rofl:

Faponitbro 05-16-2012 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueandwhite85 (Post 14400272)
You already know the answer that question:shhh:

Bahah +1

tock172 05-16-2012 06:32 PM

Great color choice :woot:


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