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The Showroom
This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 11-11-2013, 03:09 AM   #81
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Three weeks ago I bought our first family house, so unfortunately I don't have much time for the cars these days!
I will continue the project as soon the donor M3 will arrive home. Hopefully in dec.
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:46 AM   #82
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Old 02-10-2016, 03:56 AM   #83
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I hit a rabbit in last december, so decided to add M3 arches, exhaust, headlights, bonnet etc. to the car.






Bought all parts, we have to put together.
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:03 AM   #84
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That must've been a biigggggg wabbit!
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Old 02-10-2016, 06:24 AM   #85
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That must've been a biigggggg wabbit!
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Yep, ran straight directly into my face!
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Old 02-10-2016, 09:22 AM   #86
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Old 02-10-2016, 09:35 AM   #87
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I think an MTech2 bumper and the Style 135's would look better. Why the narrow tires on those wheels?
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Old 02-10-2016, 09:35 AM   #88
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Glad to see you posting again! I miss this project.


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Old 02-10-2016, 01:36 PM   #89
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I think an MTech2 bumper and the Style 135's would look better. Why the narrow tires on those wheels?
Everyone has a taste...

The narrow ones are my winter tires. 225/35 front and 235/35 rears.

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Old 02-10-2016, 01:44 PM   #90
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I'm back again!
Too late today to start posting the new happenings, my son already waits in the bedroom.
Tomorrow continue with removing all front-end parts, and install M3 bumper, bonnet, headlights.

Ok, just for start:
Parts were removed, carbon carrier installed. Fits perfectly!

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Old 02-11-2016, 03:51 AM   #91
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Old 02-11-2016, 03:54 AM   #92
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:54 PM   #93
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We replaced first all belts, rollers, engine mounts, every bushes - even in the rear subframe, oil was changed in the diff and gearbox, front and rear shocks and top mounts, then the front-end was removed from the car.

Started to put together.
As we seen at many more builds, the m3 parts fits perfectly on touring (or sedan)















Front bumper, headlights, bonnet on, go to the bodyshop. Next step is install the M3 fenders and M3 boot floor...
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Old 02-12-2016, 12:24 AM   #94
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Old 02-13-2016, 03:44 AM   #95
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The guys started with the left fender:



On its place:



Working on the right side:



Small remaining pieces:


The trims are different on m3 and the touring, we have to modify these also, because I want the side indicators in the touring trim:

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Old 02-13-2016, 07:33 AM   #96
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Front fenders are ready, now the small trim needs to be modified:











Boot dismounted, the guys continues with the boot floor:




The right side should be covered, because I was unable to dismount the speaker frame (later I figured out how to do it):



Take out the interior, preparing for painting and repairing lot of rust here and there:












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Old 02-13-2016, 07:38 AM   #97
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Dismount the M-techII rear bumper and custom quad exhaust, then the modified M3 rear bumper was tried.
Not so gooooood fitment, should be adjusted. Lot of work on it.
Basically I want to use it and not cut in the middle, although it is narrower a bit then the touring rear bumper.






Small difference at the fender...
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:42 AM   #98
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New M3 boot floor welded, but should be painted to avoid rust until the final painting.
A small cover will be made for the gap, but later.






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Old 02-13-2016, 07:47 AM   #99
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Left rear fender was also cut and welded the M3 fender temporary:














On the right side the story more difficult the guys should make one perfect fender from 2 broken pieces...


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Old 02-13-2016, 08:13 AM   #100
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Unfortunately I was not there when the left M3 fender was put on the car, so the guys f....cked a little. But fortunately they called me because something was wrong.
When I arrived, the problem was clear: they aligned the fender to the rear of original fender, where it connects to the rear bumper. But it is wrong because the M3 fender is bigger then the original touring fender.
So we cut it down quickly then aligned correctly.

We learn something every day! Interesting game...








The right side is not funny, but the guys are really good:


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