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Post your E30

Discussion in 'E30 (1984-1993)' started by Apex000, May 18, 2010.

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    John in VA

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    Here's Ol' Blue, our '85 325e, who gave its life to protect our son. We had it for 18 years, longer than our son. Been replaced with another BMW, an '85 E28 535i.

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    az3579

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    Gosh, I thought MY diving boards were warped... :eek:
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    Zdaneman

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    Nice

    Nice E-30s all. I even like the bent ones!

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    Zdaneman

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    A few more pics

    These are new with the new plates!
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    Zdaneman

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    A few more, before I go for ride!

    I'm really bored and can't wait to work on the 88 tomorrow. Window regulators. I'll post a few pics as it goes along.

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    granthr

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    All I can say is Holy S$*T is that a beautiful E30!!!!! That interior is incredible! Did the PO do the leather on the center console? Wow. How many miles are on the car? That is a keeper if I ever saw one.
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    tiFreak

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    was your son the one who added the M3 badge? :p seriously though, I'm glad your son's okay, I should show this to my mom since she's not too happy that my new E30 doesn't have airbags

    Zdaneman, that is a beautiful E30, probably looks just the same as it did when it was in the dealers showroom in 1988 :eek:

    getting closer to track rat status

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    John in VA

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    No, I put the badge on in '88 when a buddy took it off his new M3. My last name begins with "M."
    He speared it on the end of a guardrail at ~20mph on a rainy & foggy night. Could have been worse. I wish the skills he learned (?) at our local chapter's car control clinic and Street Survival session kicked in a few feet earlier...
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    Apex000

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    I would love to have those seats in Zdaneman's E30 in my E36 . . . please say that's possible, if so i'm going on a hunt to find a set.
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    az3579

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    Nope; those are stock E30 seats.
    You can get sport seats for E36 that would be bolt in for your car. They look like this:

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    Or you could get VADERS, which come from an M3 coupe, which are BETTER:

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    John in VA

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    Actually, they're E30 sport seats, vs. the flatter, wider-bottomed, less-bolstered regular seats, also without the adjustable thigh supports.
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    Apex000

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    all i know , is that i really dig the style of those seats.
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    Zdaneman

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    Yes, its a keeper!!

    82K and change and it rides and looks brand new, seriously brand new. The stock radio and sound system are better than the seats look! I know it almost impossible to believe.

    I was so shocked when I got to Jeffs to pick it up! The whole way home I had to keep pinching myself. This is one car I am so glad I didn't pass on!

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    Apex000

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    i'm a bit jealous .
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    az3579

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    I'm soooooooooooorrry I forgot to mention "sport" seats!
    But they're still stock seats in is/es models, so technically what I said is correct. :p

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    The IXs

    White is a 5 sp fully stock save a MarkD 93 octane chip and momo wheel

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    Black is my Rally project currently going on a diet, getting a tranny sex change, billy HDs, rally lights, exhaust, and will likely be stroked to 2.9L

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    granthr

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    Great looking cars! Chris from BMW Wholesale did the auto to manual swap in my ix. www.bmwwholesale.net. He is in south central Pa.

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    quickreply here, let's see if i can post an image of the black car:

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    where it is wearing Alpina E30 7x16 wheels, tires are Goodyear Eagle F1 205/45ZR16s (this tire/wheel combo is 'street-only', i use 7x15 wheels & 205/50VR15 tires on the track). the suspension components are a mix of Alpina, Dinan, & Racing Dynamics parts. Skirts & fairings are from BBS (front), Racing Dynamics (side / rear / wing) and Kelleners (side mirrors). bumpers are painted USA stock, mounted on Euro shocks. engine appointments include a Dinan chip, 5-series motor mounts, a custom Stahl header & Supertrapp muffler. the final drive uses a 5-series 3.54:1 ring gear. inside, 5-way Sabelt harnesses bind you into the (still wonderful but a bit worn) standard sport chairs, nift' 3-dial gauge package over the front-center air outlets, & a 3-spoke M steering wheel points us towards where we want to go.

    currently wearing 89K miles, including 5K track-time miles.

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    It is a sweet garage indeed. It is in Morgantown, WV. More shoots to come once I get the rallyIX looking and running the way I want as well as the iC.
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    tiFreak

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