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      06-09-2010, 02:15 PM   #1
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Euro Autowërx | E46 M3 Build

Hello Members,

I wanted to share my E46 M build. I have been an ///M fan forever which ultimately led my passion to begin Euro Autowërx approx 4 years ago. My M3 was purchased from a local M enthusiast in 2003. The seller was in a hurry and wanted to sell his car QUICK! I wondered why he was such in a hurry, however the price we paid for the car we did not ask any questions and purchased immediately. After owning the car for about 3 months I started to search the forums and found the car I just bought! Also came across some sad news that the ex owner passed away only 2 months of our purchase.

I had to find out if this was true - so I called his house and to my suprise his wife indicated that Dennis had passed away with cancer... Now I knew why he wanted to sell his car so quick. Anyways, we later found out that Dennis was an absolute M3 maniac! His posts were all over the internet talking about his car ( his handle Mr. Grinch on almost every BMW forum ).

I wanted to dedicate this build and project to Dennis, the car is mint and only driven on nice days - never seen snow or rain.... Now that some background is covered on the history etc. I would like to talk about the build.

I have always had a soft spot for the CSL M3, some of you may not know that I had purchased an authentic one out of the U.K. however sold it to a car collector before I had time to enjoy it. Basically the car did not leave U.K. soil. Now I knew I had to make my North American Spec M3 atleast look like the legendary CSL

Nice and stock!



End Result!




Lets begin by introducing you the beginning of my project

Parts Coming in...



Test fitting CSL Bumper





Wheels arriving... DPE/Vorsteiner V-200



All painted Alpine white...














At DTP









The interesting part.....

" I had a voice stuck in my mind always repeating CSL ME! one day before heading out I noticed my car had this written all over !










So easy a kid can do a roof CSL conversion, drilling out the spot welds.





The entire interior was gutted to make room for us.


Final product after clear coating.. OEM CSL side rails were ordered.



Gruppe M Titanium Exhaust weights only 11 pounds!



Here ya go. finish... well sort of.









Best BMW @ Euro Quake! Das AutoHaus put on a great show



Mod Bug bite hard here... However it was worth every penny
















I hope you enjoyed the pics, I know they are amateur There are many more pictures with updated mods - will post up later this week.

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      06-09-2010, 02:19 PM   #2
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I love the E46. You made it look good!
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      06-09-2010, 02:30 PM   #3
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Love the e46m3! I had two myself. Thanks for sharing.
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      06-09-2010, 02:36 PM   #4
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Beautiful car, thank you very much for sharing - it is indeed quite inspiring!

Makes me want to put some spare cash and gut out an e46 to make it a race car as well..
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      06-09-2010, 02:46 PM   #5
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The previous owner sold it to the right person. I'm sure he's glad with the way things went with his pride and joy. Drive safe and enjoy it in good health.
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      06-09-2010, 04:33 PM   #6
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Nice E46 M3!
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No doubt, Dennis would be proud!!!
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      06-09-2010, 06:31 PM   #8
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      06-09-2010, 06:44 PM   #9
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nice build! The car looks awesome! Where did you get that CSL front bumper and what brand is it? Looks like great fitment!
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      06-09-2010, 06:53 PM   #10
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Wow what a sad yet happy story. Hope all is well with Dennis.
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      06-09-2010, 06:58 PM   #11
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nice build! The car looks awesome! Where did you get that CSL front bumper and what brand is it? Looks like great fitment!
Thanks Brandon The CSL bumper is a Vorsteiner CSL replica, fitment was about 80% we had to have our body shop make it fit decent. Over all the quality is great.
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      06-09-2010, 07:06 PM   #12
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White E46 M3 is one of my favorite
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      06-09-2010, 09:59 PM   #13
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Thanks for the kind comments. This M3 means alot more than just a car as it has a history that you can not purchase
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Thanks for the kind comments. This M3 means alot more than just a car as it has a history that you can not purchase



As much as I love the car, the history of its' owner gives it a whole new of meaning. It's heart warming to know that the car ended up in good hands.
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As much as I love the car, the history of its' owner gives it a whole new of meaning. It's heart warming to know that the car ended up in good hands.
+1 The car is in good hands! I've seen this car in person and it is in amazing shape. Good luck with the progress of your build.
The history of the car is heart warming for sure.
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Very clean and nicely modded AW M3. Congrats on the build!
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got more and more jealous as i scrolled down the pictures lol

nice car!
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Very clean and nicely modded AW M3. Congrats on the build!
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got more and more jealous as i scrolled down the pictures lol

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Thanks for the comments ppl!
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Very very very classy and clean mods!!!
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Very very very classy and clean mods!!!

Thanks!
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The car looks freaking awesome.
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