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The build thread for my $1,000 E36

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My name is Jake and I'm from the Fox Valley area. I'm sure you've all noticed me posting every once and a while for the last couple weeks.

I am here to showcase my $1,000 1996 328is. She's a fully loaded 5-speed with 240,000 miles. I picked it up before the snow started to fall and beat the ever living crap out of it.

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Slidewayz by Jake Spence Photography, on Flickr

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FOR RENT by Jake Spence Photography, on Flickr

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School status. by Jake Spence Photography, on Flickr

 

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Carousel. by Jake Spence Photography, on Flickr

Now that the snow has melted, I can finally give her some much needed attention. She came with some nasty purple Walmart tint and some fake carbon fiber vinyl on the roof which I don't have any pictures of. I couldn't stand it and ripped most of it off in the middle of winter (not my smartest idea).

Here she is in her current state. Winter took a real toll on her.

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Beginning of the Bimmer by Jake Spence Photography, on Flickr

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$1,000 by Jake Spence Photography, on Flickr

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Both Ponies by Jake Spence Photography, on Flickr

Yep, that's my track slut lurking in the background. A boosted Miata. I'd love to line her up against some Bimmers on here :)

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Backed Up by Jake Spence Photography, on Flickr

That's all for now. Expect some updates very soon, I have some parts waiting in the garage :)

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Nice man! Lets see what this turns into!

 

Thanks, I think by July she'll be looking real nice.

When are you putting those rims on that I sold you? You should Polish the lip only they will look sick.

They're on right now, just waiting for it to stop raining so I can clean her up and take a few pics.

 

Maybe this summer I'll polish the lips.

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I'll race the miata again ;)

Yes please. You know I'm down.

 

is this the same one as on BFC?

 

BFC? I posted a thread on BimmerForums, but I'm not sure if that's what BFC is...

 

thousand dollars of win.

 

great pics

 

Thank you! She looks a lot better with these new wheels on. Many things in store once the weather warms up.

I might post a teaser pic soon.

 

WI winter hates e36's and e34s... Firsthand experience..

 

Clean Miata.. Race my dsm?

Noted.

I would love to. She needs a new coolant hose and then she should be good to go.

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one thing I love about this thread. is that the pics are awesome. so thank you for that.

Thanks, I took a few more that I will post below.

 

Lower it;)

That's the plan come summer!

 

 

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Ltws look good. What are the specs? A nice buff or claybar would look great for removing those rust stains.

They're a staggered set. 17x7.5" with 225/45's up front and 17x8.5" with 245/40's in the rear.

 

I'll wash her up nice sometime soon, the rims are dirty in these pictures as well.

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