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    My Alpine White E30 M3 project

    Last summer I picked up my first e30 m3 from forum member Dcvee with 129k miles.

    Some pics of when I got it home finally




    Stock wheels


    Something went missing


    On the road to body restoration with a darn car/boat.


    Let the fun begin


    I'll have more pics up shortly of the restoration process. I'm having MC whips over in Sterling Heights, MI do the restoration of the body(they did an amazing job on a friends car) They have done a few e30's in the past, and all looked great after the work was completed. The seats are also being redone with new cardinal red leather by BMW restored seats.

    Dvcee will be rebuilding the s14.

    Motor ran great, but leak down numbers were not great.





    Time for the head to come off




    Look like rings had enough of running rich for too long.



    Rod Bearings looked pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Court M3 View Post
    Subscribed! Can't wait to see the outcome of your work
    More pics coming. Motor parts on order .


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    Pistons have landed. 11.0 compression.


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    This is a great build!! Really nice work so far.


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    Congrats he is a really good dude and I hope you are happy with the car. Keep plugging away

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    Quote Originally Posted by PTG:LTW View Post
    Congrats he is a really good dude and I hope you are happy with the car. Keep plugging away
    He sure is.

    Car looks to have been painted in the past red at some point with out it being painted under the hood. This car had some of the usual rust back by the tail lights, and the trunk floor where it meets the tail panel. I was lucky enough to source factory replacement parts(some the last parts in the country/Germany). Luckly the cowl didn't have crazy rust issues. BMW will not sell the cowl section to US owners. I guess they don't like us much.

    Well here is some progress.

    The inner drivers side had some rust from a previous repair, and the front cross member as well.















    Trunk area









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    Bring her back!

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    Whoa! you really are stripping down the engine! Looks like a lot of hard work here! Cant wait to see the final results of all this!

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    My guess, life got in the way, focus changed or the project became too overwhelming.

    OP is still active on the forum, who knows why this stalled.

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    Still on going hopefully it will be running come summertime.

    Im also working on my e36 m3. Work, family, and house projects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GG///M3 View Post
    Still on going hopefully it will be running come summertime.

    I’m also working on my e36 m3. Work, family, and house projects.
    Good to hear. Did you get the body work done or engine together? I just want to hear that I'm not the only temporarily stalled.

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    Body isnt complete yet, but should be in the next month or so.

    Motor is about half way there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GG///M3 View Post
    Body isnt complete yet, but should be in the next month or so.

    Motor is about half way there.
    Hey bro. Saw this thread just today. How much do you think you spent thus far? Have been looking at an E30 M3 that requires much love.
    BTW, I just acquired another E36 m3. Been doing mostly maintenance with some aftermarket upgrades.

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