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      12-30-2012, 12:58 AM   #1
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Picked up a new addition today!

Ok probably not what you were expecting! Here is the catch, a friend over heard me talking about putting to many miles on the M and was going to go test drive a sedan or mini etc. She told me about a bank that had this sedan on the back lot as a repo and woud sell cheap. I went over there and sure enough this is how it sat. For a daily beater I offered them $1000 and they TOOK IT! LOL so now comes the new project car. here are the specs
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5sp manual
Beige Leather
I took it stright to my local speed shop and put it on the rack, good news is she is solid, bad news to plain jane for me. I got on the phone and have these parts i was able to already order.
  • Mtech ll front
  • Clear corners
  • clear signals
  • backlit shift knob
  • S.tech lowering springs

I am trying to find a set of OEM HID lights, I was told to look at DEPO brand. Next week will be fun, it may be a budget beater, but I still want her to look good.
The picture to the right is my inspiration for the front.
I will be uploading more pictures throughout the build.
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      12-30-2012, 01:22 AM   #2
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Looks good. The front bumper is a ZHP one, and you can find those at a reasonable price.
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      12-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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A grand?????

Sweet!!
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      12-30-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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A grand?????

Sweet!!
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      12-30-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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shoot for 2x the price you paid, it's still a great deal.
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      12-31-2012, 12:14 AM   #6
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now that's a great deal good luck on the build and keep us posted with the mods!
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      01-13-2013, 08:36 PM   #7
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Here is my follow up:

Parts started to come in but due to holidays a few things were delayed. But that was ok gave me time to fab up some of my own mods.
As I said the car was actually very clean from the get go but I was in the mood to really fix it up.
First I pulled the center console from the radio to the back seat. I sprayed the front section with plasti-dip. It worked really well If I do say.




the rest I just got some paint matched up at the paint store and put in to aerosol so I could re-spray the beige parts.




I was looking for a set of Chrome Grills but really didn't want to pay $100 so this is what I came up with.
a. go to local sign maker ask for chrome vinyl scrap
b. get out a good movie, and few beers
c. using a scalpel and A LOT of time, DIY it





Final outcome.




I found a set of gauge rings that were very inexpensive from DDM Tuning so I got them when I ordered my corners. Not a bad update it only took about 10 min to complete.


Next I got a hold of a backlit 5sp knob and a new shift boot



Oh and if you ever plan on selling your car please think of the next person, the previous owner must have had the knob slide off a couple if times so they used epoxy to glue it on. There for I had to cut it off with a bone saw.



these are the clear corners that came in last week, along with eall the other parts.



The Headlights are the last thing to get here and they are scheduled for tomorrow. My next update will be the big unveiling I have the paint shop booked for this thursday, and hopefully ill have time to put my springs on before then. Here is the teaser shots.




So far here is the total cost of the budget beater.
Car: 1000
Mtech Front: 179
wheels and tires: 200
shift boot: 12
shift knob: free
grill work: free
depo HID headlights with Angel eyes: 379
clear corners: 15
clear side marker: 10
guage rings: 5
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Total to date $1800

Check Back soon for the final result
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      01-13-2013, 09:09 PM   #8
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a G?!??? wow, props, id take the car in a heartbeat for a G.
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      01-14-2013, 04:52 AM   #9
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the new updates look great, and i really like the new shift knob thanks for sharing and i cant wait to see her once the springs are installed!
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      01-14-2013, 10:44 AM   #10
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Awesome deal man
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      01-14-2013, 10:57 AM   #11
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Fantastic deal. Had a TiAg 328i myself and really loved that car. The only thing I'd say is check the rear subframe. Does the car clunk at all when you shift gears?
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What a steal
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      01-14-2013, 03:10 PM   #13
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do they have another one in stock? ;P i would take it right away
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Ya seriously lol I want one too
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