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  1. Das Vert

    Well, figured I'll start one of these. Purchased a 98' 328ic for a few hundred bucks. Bad trans, top inoperable.....but the body is cleeeeeeeean. Been out of the game for a few years after selling my s52 swapped e34 (which I regret every day). Thought about LS swapping it for a second, then decided I just want to make it a nice dependable cruiser for the summer. It probably wont get much use as it is, seeing that I have two young kids with a third on the way. So, I want someone dependable. Seller was nice enough to tow her right to my shop Got the top down manually. Tried diagnosing a bit, but in the end couldnt figure out what the problem is. For what I paid for the car, I am not going to put more money than necessary. It will be primarily a nice weather car, so I dont really care about the top working. If I absolutely need to put it up, its easily done manually. But, for those times she wants to wear a hat....I picked up a hardtop. I sold my boat, which means more money for car parts (dont tell my wife). I gave her a bit of a facelift with an ill-fitting ebay m3 bumper and some DEPOS. So, since the trans is shot...I have two options, replace with an automatic or manual swap. Obviously, I am going to take the easy route and replace it with another automatic. Right.... Manual swap it is. I searched for a couple months trying to find a manual parts car. Finally found this turd I have a pile of parts that are waiting to go on. I was waiting to find my manual swap parts so I could do everything at once. Plus, my lift is currently occupied by my brothers POS audi. I did my e34 swap all on jackstands, and it wasnt pleasant. Yet to come: Manual swap AA track pipe Cat back Konis w/ H&R sports Wheels Maintenance Drive it?
  2. Das Vert

    Oh yea, I also swapped the seats. Stock seats were in bad condition. Parts car seats were in good condition. Granted, they aren't the right color, but I have a habit of building cars with an identity crisis. They will have to do until I can find some clean tan replacements. Only takes 10 minutes to swap them out. Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  3. Das Vert

    It's not heavy. Maybe 50-60lbs. It's a bit big and akward to try to manhandle by oneself... I would rather not damage the pins on the top of the car itself. I will eventually put a pulley lift in my garage to lift it on/off Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  4. Das Vert

    Not much to update. Still procrastinating hoping the lift will become available... I have pretty much everything ready to go for the swap. I just need to clean everything up and replace all the wearable parts, oh and a clutch/flywheel Finally found some reasonably priced (still ridiculous for two little metal brackets and some wire) hardtop mounts Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  5. You are sitting directly over the front wheels/suspension. You feel EVERYTHING. They have their pros, easy to work on, great turning radius...they just ride like shit. The number of times I have had the front end of a cab over completely off the ground is ridiculous. I sure as hell wouldn't trust a race car to be hauled on/in one Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  6. I hate driving those cab overs with a passion.
  7. the one and only e30 s52 engine swap

    I would use truck bed liner if you want it black. Probably the only thing that will hold up all the road debris that gas tanks get exposed to.
  8. the one and only e30 s52 engine swap

    Contact amazon and send em the damaged pic. They will likely give you some money back. I had a window a.c. come with a big dent in it. Damage didn't affect the function so I was ok with it, they refunded me like $60 if I remember correctly. Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  9. The description...stay in school kids. https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/ctd/d/2002-bmw-3-series-m3-2dr/6496686786.html Quite possibly the most informative craigslist ad I have ever read https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/cto/d/01-bmw/6496972017.html
  10. ....m3 badge and some wheels make it a "m3 clone". https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/bmw-e36/6497176771.html
  11. the one and only e30 s52 engine swap

    Just get all the new type of bolts...they are better and you wont have that problem again if you have to remove them again Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  12. Lifted E30 V2

    Try a different dealer? Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  13. WTB: e36 downpipe section

    Hm. Not sure. Ill check into it.
  14. WTB: e36 downpipe section

    I have an obd2 one Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  15. 1999 M3 daily driver running log

    What did you run? Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  16. 1999 M3 daily driver running log

    Nice! Is there specific tires required or is it just run whatever you bring Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  17. Steelblue E36 Build Thread

    I was gonna say....you drove how far to get the bumper. Then I realized you made someone else do it for you Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  18. OOOOOOO SPORTY TIRES!!!!! https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/cto/d/1998-bmw-m3/6489992676.html
  19. Cheap trunk impaired. If I had the funds, and didnt have two other project cars taking up all my space, I would scoop it up. https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/cto/d/1997-bmw-318ti/6488314547.html
  20. the one and only e30 s52 engine swap

    There is a crack free one for sale on FB up in Minocqua. https://www.facebook.com/groups/183905868629577/permalink/565800997106727/?sale_post_id=565800997106727
  21. Here ya go. Grab it https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/1997-bmw-328is-e36/6488446270.html Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  22. chit chat thread

    Fixed that for ya Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk
  23. BMW Sienna 2.5i build

    Twinsies....although we got the van before the second one. Mine isn't bmw powered though. Sent from my SM-G930R4 using Tapatalk