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Thread: Ben's E36. Project Revival

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    So, i got myself a steering wheel!

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    and my leather handbrake handle.

    fitted it of course.

    sorry not much of an update but its something.

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    And have a photo of the car. I am working on this car today so i will try and get a better update.

    there really isn't much to get done to the car now for it to be useable! i just need to get the immobiliser programmed out of the ECU as thats what is stopping it from starting.

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    We done some bits more under the car so not many photos. but its getting very close to being road worthy.

    also fitted the m3 skirts. i need to get all brand new clips to put my wide m bump side strips on.

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    So i sent the ECU off to get the immobiliser programmed out.

    Also found out that i had the wrong propshaft and finding a 328 shaft is actually really difficult. But i managed to find one and its only 5 miles from mine so i am going to go get that soon!

    Also, heres a photo i took earlier and i really like it.

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    Still chasing issues getting this thing to fire up. not much to report but hopefully it will be running soon.

    but for now, have a photo.

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    Not much to report i have been doing a few things on this but not much just waiting for stuff to come in for it.

    First of all, old parcel shelf or whatever you crazy kids across the pond call it.

    was faded af, so i died it back to black.

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    and finally finished and fitted.

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    Yes, the car is filth.

    Also got rid of the old slim side strips, for larger m sport ones. they look SO much better, i constantly see the e36 with full m sport bumpers but leave the thinner se side strips and it really really bugs me.

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    Also, i was missing front door cars, managed to locate some in very good condition.

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    and finally, a US front number plate plinth.

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    In England it rains.

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    Again not much to report with this thing just waiting to get more time i can crack on with it but just doing what i can with spare minutes here and there.

    I finally managed to locate some front door cards that wasn't trashed and got them fitted.

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    I removed all the stickers from the car even the fadded old dealer sticker on the rear window and the sticker i had on my windscreen.

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    yes my "hood" needs paint bad.

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    I love this photo, not sure why but i just do so i decided to share with you lovely folks

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    always thought that the standard oil caps looked cheap so i done a thing and made these up, i will be making a batch of them to sell along with petrol/diesel filler caps and some other little bits and pieces.

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    This is just the v1 prototype, i am going to have them finished in either polished and/or anodised black.

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    So i have taken the equips off the car and put her back up onto jack stands.

    Ive been looking for some 17s to put the car back on the floor with.

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    I have started on the wheels and done them in silver, so much better than the black and shows the detail/concave a lot more.

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    I have also cleaned up some of the interior, it wasn't ripped at all but there was some wear marks.

    Before:

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    After:

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    I couldn't even be bothered to finish painting them, i know this is bad but i wanted to get the equips off the car because of the weather and i didn't want the car sitting on ale stands, these will get a proper professional paint job at some stage in the future but for now this will have to do.

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    So today consisted of getting the tyres switched from the equips over to the 1000Miglia

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    And i really like how they look fitted to the car, much better than i was expecting. Some people have even said they look better than the equips but i am unsure if i agree.

    Here are the photos, the wheels are 17x8.5j square. i have 195/40 up front and 205/40 rear

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    And it is finally here, i am so happy with this piece. RTD Shifter.

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    I made up some engine raisers for the car, yet to be fitted. i made a batch of them so if anyone would be interested drop me a message. They will fit a few different types of BMWs

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    I have been super busy with lots of other things recently but there will be some good updates on this shortly!

    for now i managed to locate and buy some genuine BMW Motorsport door handles, yes there is some pin striping inside the writing but i should be able to remove this before fitting so that won't be staying.

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    I know they are a pig to fit but i planned on replacing all the seals etc etc anyway.

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    So I have been running through ideas in my head on what to do for the interior....

    as you know I have the RTD shifter set up and this made me thought... race car theme so I was looking at some Recaro seats but I just didn't know what I wanted.

    I was looking between Vaders and Recaro and then a set of freshly retrimmed in black leather front vaders came up for sale. not cheap but they are immaculate I just felt I needed these in my life.

    so I did a buy.

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    I am now hunting down rear leather seats which I may have found a set local.

    I need leather door cards front and back which are proving more difficult to find but I will get some in time, its just a waiting game now.

    I am getting my mtech2 wheel retrimmed in full alcantara incl airbag ive seen this on an individual model and it looks FANTASTIC!!

    photo to show how it will look when I get it back, I will also get gear gaiter and an all in 1 handbrake handle and gaiter made from the same alcantara so it all matches.

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    I have FOOLISHLY sold the 1000miglia, im sorry but I had to fund this interior somehow. so new tyres have been ordered for the equips and they will be going back on then off she goes to the shop to get all done and running properly.

    really excited for this year now as I hope to get this driving and enjoying it also hitting some big life stages this year. I am getting married in May which I have mentioned before and we also just put an offer in on our first house!! for these reasons updates have been slow, its been stressful and expensive but its been well worth the wait.

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    done a little bit of work last night whilst I was in the garage mainly trying to get the pinstriping out of the BMW Motorsport handles. ive had some people be negative about them but I really like them and its my car so...

    but anyway here they are now. going into BMW to get new seals for them and new upper plastics too.

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    AND THAT BRINGS US UP TO DATE!!

    so, I picked up my vaders last night. fucking love them.

    I only got the front 2 seats so...

    I have located rear leather seat, going to pick up Wednesday evening
    I have also located rear leather door cards, going to pick these up on Wednesday evening too.
    I have ordered 4x new tyres for the equips so they will be going back on soon.
    also ordered wheel stud kit
    new rear discs as I ordered the wrong ones originally
    going to post my steering wheel any day now to get trimmed along with custom gear gaiter, and handbrake handle/gaiter trimmed to match.

    when I have all of these I am going to do the interior all in one along with fitting the RTD also will bang the stud kit on, discs and probably put the equips back on it.

    then the trailer can come take her to the BMW specialist who will be getting it to run properly. so exciting stuff in the very near future.

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    Studs arrived

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    and so did the correct rear discs.

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    just waiting on the rest of the bits and i will do some work on the car.

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    Dude the build is looking tits!
    Jesus and I thought I was anal and had OCD haha!
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    another Subaru some day.
    Though I'm not too fond of new Subaru owners recently.

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