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Old 05-16-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Cool 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.



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

Car was sanded down..


and before you know it, is in the paint booth!


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!



New facelift fenders! Painted.


New Facelift hood. Painted.



M3 mirrors. Painted.


New Xenon Headlights. White Angel Eyes.



The rear of the car is done! upgraded to LED tail lights.


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.






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



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!
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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looks pretty good!

but something seems off in the front??

maybe i just am seeing things, either way nice work!
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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Haha. Mine next? Do you use a friend's shop or?
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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Very impressive undertaking, approach, and results!
Thanks for laying it all out for us to daydream about!
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:38 PM   #6
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The fenders and/or hood need to be adjusted but otherwise looks nice. Looks like Silver Grey
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:40 PM   #7
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wow! what a turnout!!! how wild is this!!...
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:46 PM   #8
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Crazy transformation. Looks nice!

The fitment of the bumper would bother me...consider playing with it some.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:47 PM   #9
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That front bumper looks a little wide around the wheel wells, other than that looks good...and uh...the Roundel..... love the color...
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:00 PM   #10
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Love it! Great work!
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:09 PM   #11
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awesome man! great work
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:18 PM   #12
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That front bumper looks a little wide around the wheel wells, other than that looks good...and uh...the Roundel..... love the color...
Op great work , Smuuuuv I need to ask , Where did you purchase that fog cover on youre mtechII
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:29 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:43 PM   #14
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are those OEM headlights?
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:51 PM   #16
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You already know the answer that question
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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.
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Bahah +1
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