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  1. #51
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    New parts!!! Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mateo m3 View Post
    Nice!!! I just got myself a 1969 1600
    Hell yeah Mateo!
    Where did you find that?

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    Rounded up a bunch of roundie tails, so I will be piecing the best ones together and doing the full LED retrofit. Centers and red sections will be repainted with Testors transparent Candy Apple, then doing a UV clear over the whole lens. If the other lenses are good enough, I will do some spare sets as well. Can't wait to see how they come out, should be fantastic.

    e36 Veronica (still going strong) e30 Le-ah (sold) e10 Seedee (sold but GOT HER BACK!)
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    Sweet can't wait for more updates!!!

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    Almost finished with the "Terminator" dash:

    Top section - mostly stripped
    e10 2002 dash core - Terminator style dash by Spyke e36/e30, on Flickr

    Top & Bottom, completely stripped, sanded and smoothed.
    e10 2002 dash core - Terminator style dash by Spyke e36/e30, on Flickr

    Painted, just need to paint the bottom as well (to seal from rust) and clear the whole thing.
    e10 2002 dash core - Terminator style dash - Painted by Spyke e36/e30, on Flickr

    e36 Veronica (still going strong) e30 Le-ah (sold) e10 Seedee (sold but GOT HER BACK!)
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    Nice

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    The restoration is going great so far! Do I mind asking how much you payed for the car when you got it, and how much you have payed so fer in parts. I want to do a 02 restoration, but I don't know how much it will cost. Thanks!

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    The cheapest I have seen in CA is in the $2000-$3500 range, though if you don't mind waiting a year and comb Craigslist daily you might be able to find the rare "fire sale" deal. This one looked pretty solid on the body and chassis, I loved the color, complete almost running car, and it was close enough to bring home with a AAA tow. It was listed for $3500, but we ended up closing at $3000.

    I have not tallied up my receipts as of yet, but I do have them all and will be putting together a spreadsheet soon and will post it in here.

    e36 Veronica (still going strong) e30 Le-ah (sold) e10 Seedee (sold but GOT HER BACK!)
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    A proper restoration (full paint removal) price is highly dependent on what percentage of the work you are doing yourself. One of the top concours bimmer restoration shops just crossed the 100k mark, but most shops will be fine between 30k-50k complete, if you do a good chunk yourself expect to pay 20k-30k all in.

    If its a cosmetic (or mechanical) refresh, or an "artistic" approach like Spyke's then the total is highly variable.

    Neat looking dash core Spyke. While your approach is unconventional, it will be cool to see how it turns out.

  11. #61
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    Tail light lenses sanded, painted all red, and cleared. Inner diffusers and reflectors removed to allow more light to pass

    Freshly painted & cleared tail light lenses by Spyke e36/e30, on Flickr

    LED panel lights retrofit

    LED panel lights retrofit by Spyke e36/e30, on Flickr

    Got new gaskets for the tails too, so now they can go back on the car.

    e36 Veronica (still going strong) e30 Le-ah (sold) e10 Seedee (sold but GOT HER BACK!)
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    Awesome pics and updates. PM me if you need any 02 parts I have 3 cars worth in my garage and I know how hard to find they can be sometimes

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    Holy! Thank you very much for the offer, it can be tough at times. I have more updates and pics, just been swamped with work.

    e36 Veronica (still going strong) e30 Le-ah (sold) e10 Seedee (sold but GOT HER BACK!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyke View Post
    Holy! Thank you very much for the offer, it can be tough at times. I have more updates and pics, just been swamped with work.
    Wow this is an awesome thread! Keep it up!

    94' Matte White 325IS

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    M42 arranged to be picked up next week, scored it for under $200 and already got the trans from a local buddy for $80. M42 > 2002 swap mounts and exhaust manifold ordered up from Jakeb as well.

    Looks like things will finally start moving again, excited!

    e36 Veronica (still going strong) e30 Le-ah (sold) e10 Seedee (sold but GOT HER BACK!)
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    Nice can't wait. .

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    Engine is now at my house - got my lift and engine stand back from my little brother just in time.


    In the final steps of floor prep and surface rust mitigation, so should be painting the interior soon. Pedal box rebuild/upgrade kit just came in as well.
    Last edited by Spyke; 09-05-2014 at 03:05 PM.

    e36 Veronica (still going strong) e30 Le-ah (sold) e10 Seedee (sold but GOT HER BACK!)
    Read my car shipping horror story here (click)

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    Pictures man!!!! Lol

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    e36 Veronica (still going strong) e30 Le-ah (sold) e10 Seedee (sold but GOT HER BACK!)
    Read my car shipping horror story here (click)

  20. #70
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    Looking good buddy! Cant wait to see when it's finished
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  21. #71
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    IMG_0149 by Spyke e36, on Flickr


    IMG_0150 by Spyke e36, on Flickr

    e36 Veronica (still going strong) e30 Le-ah (sold) e10 Seedee (sold but GOT HER BACK!)
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    IMG_0152 by Spyke e36, on Flickr

    IMG_0153 by Spyke e36, on Flickr

    IMG_0162 by Spyke e36, on Flickr

    IMG_0164 by Spyke e36, on Flickr

    IMG_0161 by Spyke e36, on Flickr

    IMG_0158 by Spyke e36, on Flickr

    IMG_0168 by Spyke e36, on Flickr

    IMG_0165 by Spyke e36, on Flickr

    - - - Updated - - -

    M42 Coil-on-plug conversion kit ordered!
    Also found another valve cover to replace the cracked one + full engine wiring harness + 175 ECU.

    (I don't think they realized the valve cover was cracked - damage was on the back side, up against the firewall. Hence why I got the whole thing so cheap.)

    e36 Veronica (still going strong) e30 Le-ah (sold) e10 Seedee (sold but GOT HER BACK!)
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    Love the updates, keep 'em coming!

    1998 M3/4/5 - 1994 740iL - 1991 325iX - 1984 745i - 1976 2002 - 2002 x5 Dinan S3 4.6is - 2008 M6/6

  24. #74
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    Here's my NA M42 refresh list besides hoses, hardware, fluids, and upgrades:

    Fuel pressure regulator o-rings
    Fuel filter 13321270038


    Oil dipstick guide tube 11431717942
    Oil dipstick 11431734248
    Oil dipstick tube o-rings
    Oil intake snorkel 11411715264
    Oil intake snorkel gasket 11411715116


    Alternator bushings 12311715491 (x2)
    Alternator bushings 12311715490 (x2)


    Throttle cable clip 13541288013
    Throttle cable bar 35411152372

    Thermostat 11537511580
    Thermostat o-ring 11531721218
    Thermostat housing gasket 11531721172
    Water pump o-ring 11511714519
    Coolant pipe 11531714738
    Coolant pipe o-ring 11531709157


    Intake manifold gasket (u>l) 11611717761
    Intake manifold gasket (>head) 11611734684
    Throttle body gasket 13541743261


    Timing cover gasket 11141734422
    Timing cover gasket 11141247633
    Timing case top profile gasket 11141247849
    Timing case top profile gasket 11141247837
    Chain case gasket (lower) 11141721802
    Chain case gasket (upper) 11141721919
    Front crankshaft seal 11141439570
    Rear flywheel/output shaft seal 11142249533
    Sensor o-ring 12141727220 (x2)


    Oil filter housing o-ring 11421709513
    Oil filter housing gasket 11421709800
    Oil filter kit 11-42-1-727-300-M67


    Lower M42 oil pan 11131715266
    Oil pan bolt 11-13-1-273-093-M36
    Upper oil pan gasket 11131739592
    Lower oil pan gasket 11131709815
    Dipstick tube o-ring 11431287541
    Dipstick o-ring 11431717666


    Valve cover gasket 11121721876
    Spark plug gasket (#2 hole) 11121721475
    Spark plug gasket 11121721476 (x3)
    NGK BKR6EK (2288) 12-12-9-064-619-M220 (x4)
    Last edited by Spyke; 10-20-2014 at 12:19 PM.

    e36 Veronica (still going strong) e30 Le-ah (sold) e10 Seedee (sold but GOT HER BACK!)
    Read my car shipping horror story here (click)

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    IMG_0184 by Spyke e36, on Flickr


    IMG_0185 by Spyke e36, on Flickr

    e36 Veronica (still going strong) e30 Le-ah (sold) e10 Seedee (sold but GOT HER BACK!)
    Read my car shipping horror story here (click)

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