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Old 08-14-2015, 12:13 AM   #1
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New daily driver, another 1999 328i

Got this car from work last week, it was extremely inexpensive for what it is, and I couldn't ignore it. It has two problems - blown shocks and worn clutch/pressure plate. Also some rust, dents, scratches, etc. It has 179k miles, non-sport, manual, 2 owner clean carfax, serviced at the dealership until it was traded in.

Since it needed shocks, I didn't really drive it last week. Last night, I got my coilovers (S/O to illirep) and installed them today.

So far I've only done a few things to the car (all used parts,) but I have so many spare parts and resources to find more spare parts, I'm excited to see where this goes. As of today, I've done Bilstein PSS10 coilovers, newer hood roundel, new rear license plate bracket, and leather M-sport shift knob. I have 17x8.5 et13 OZ Mitos in my bedroom, currently trying to score some tires for those. This is fun, having a clean slate to work with. I can't wait to get some PDR done.



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Old 08-14-2015, 05:39 PM   #2
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Is this your new car?
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Old 08-16-2015, 02:59 PM   #3
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Well, yes, but I still have the other one. Basically just bought this one for fun, and because I have tons of spare parts/mods to make it nice right away.
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Old 08-16-2015, 06:58 PM   #4
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just bought a daily....gonna need a new daily soon lol...great pickup! call me if you ever wanna sell haha
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Old 08-18-2015, 12:10 PM   #5
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Looks identical to mine when I first got it. I always liked the style 42 wheels over the more common style 43's. TiAg is so common but I still love the way it looks, especially at dawn and dusk. Still wishing I would have gotten a manual though.
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:04 PM   #6
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:32 PM   #7
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So I forgot I didn't post my wheels for it. They're 17x8.5 et13, I've had them in my bedroom for at least a year now. Excited to use them.


Interior is pretty damn clean, even came with early weathertech all-season mats. Period-correct. Sick


Has scratches, dents, rust


Passenger side isn't too bad


Driver's side looks bad, but actually it was treated with POR15 by the PO, so thank god for that. Excited to get rid of this nasty rust, I'm just starting to get into body work now.
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:25 PM   #8
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Those Mito's dough! What are the plans with them? Just clean them up an run-em as is?
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Old 08-27-2015, 11:12 PM   #9
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Those Mito's dough! What are the plans with them? Just clean them up an run-em as is?
Yup, sounds about right! Wheels might as well retain their character if the car is still a 6/10 exterior-wise. I'm thinking about blasting clear over everything and running them during the winter
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Nice pickup! I think tiag suits the lines of the e46 perfectly. Can't wait to see your progress
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looking good! man i cant wait to see whats in store for this!
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Just scored an e39 M5 wheel with airbag for what I thought was a crazy deal - $100. Can't wait to put it on.

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Can't wait to see how this one turns out. Your sea green metallic has always been very clean
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:13 PM   #14
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Thanks man. Thinking about maybe repainting this one Estoril Blue or something. So far it's just ideas being tossed around in my head, but I plan to fix rust over the winter and leave it in primer, and take care of everything as soon as it doesn't have to be my daily driver anymore.
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