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Old 03-16-2011, 02:03 AM   #1
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A build from the darkside

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This is the muscle i had before the bmw, and i miss her, 351windsor mustang



Picked up my 01 325ci in late 2004 with 90k on the odometer for 15k, as my third mode of transportation (99 tahoe, vstar bike)

She had all the nice options
sunroof
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12 speaker hk system
xenon headlights
17in rims
nice sports seats

I was in love.

This is kind of how i picked her up except for the painted rims and the exhaust.

And the the mod bug got me HARD around 2008

heres all my bday stuff in 2008, from friends, gf, and me






But around this time the auto transmission started to **** up, i had a mechanic look at it and he said that it would need a rebuild .
This resulted in the sitting for a little longer than a year as i collected parts and information on the 5 speed swap .

I also decided to install all the parts i got.










Also got rims from a local off his M3
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:08 AM   #2
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During this time while the car sat i also decided to totally redo the interior, suede everywhere and carbon fiber material.






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Friend also gave me an oem m3 front bumper with the carbon fiber reinforcement

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Old 03-16-2011, 02:04 PM   #3
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Early 2010 i moved back to San Antonio and i stored the car in my girlfriends moms garage lol, i have no pics of this for some reason?? I ended up starting and finishing the 5 speed swap, which was actually not that hard.

During this time i also experimented with colors for the rims


And here she is fresh from the garage all ready to GO!




And so the mods continue

Carbon fiber fenders ended up not fitting cause they were for a sedan





Also i picked up a lip for the m3 bumper which has still not made it on the car






Also got an AFE intake



More pics of the interior as i finalized somethings and picked up an m3 wheel


OOOO i also scored a roof rack that was actually for a VW but i customized it to fit my car.





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Old 03-16-2011, 02:13 PM   #4
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Then i was getting a litle tired of the rims since the offset was really aggressive and they are a little heavy, so i picked these up.






But they were only 16s so i changed my mind again and sold the Rs's and picked up these.




My plan is to run a squared set up with 4 rear rims.

Since i had the money i had the opportunity to pick this stuff up.



Went out and took a couple shots with my friend.








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Old 03-16-2011, 02:19 PM   #5
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I had 1 91 Lx 5.0 Nice build dude! Keep it up man!
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:24 PM   #6
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How the m3 bumper sits, i am molding the lip and shaving the sides to fit better.



Also these are still waiting to go on.


I am sure there are plenty of things that i am missing, and i have parts waiting to go on that i don't have pics of yet. Also future plans


So what yall think
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:25 PM   #7
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Great job bro.. Its coming along nicely
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:55 PM   #8
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Great job bro.. Its coming along nicely
Thanks man, i also had a 89 gt 5.0 ho convertible lol

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I knew i forgot some stuff


I got some bilsteins, and let me tell you bilstein FTW, and i also picked up some ground control rsm's. Also installed led interior lights which was a great update.



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Old 03-16-2011, 03:19 PM   #9
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I like what you did with the interior. You need a new shifter. Pics of gauge cluster?
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:20 PM   #10
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Nice build man. Next item.. TT turbo kit..
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:01 PM   #11
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:16 PM   #12
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I like what you did with the interior. You need a new shifter. Pics of gauge cluster?
Thanks i already ordered these http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/DD...ake-Handle-set

And i just did the white overlay with the sharpie diy, i'm looking to get the uuc overlay ones.



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Old 03-16-2011, 05:02 PM   #13
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where did you get that roundel? looks great!
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:58 PM   #14
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where did you get that roundel? looks great!
Can't remember lol, just look around man.
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wow awsome progress on car bro i love it
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Led angel eyes, which i also have the led license plate lights.
And some of the exhaust parts i have waiting to go on.


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Some new headlight covers will make those angel eyes stand out more. Great progress though
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