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cameronc56 Wed, Aug-23-2017 08:52:09 PM

Camerons '97 Boston Green Build Thread
 
Hello!

Since I've started to modify my M3, I thought I'd start a build thread.

Here's how the car started out when i bought it, in February 2017, for $6.8k. I bought it as a daily driver, and my miata was to be my dedicated track/autox car, because it was getting a little annoying to drive every day. The BMW had just 103k miles when I bought it and is in a pretty good condition, especially having been in alaska for a few years.

(Thats my winter wheel/tire/suspension setup on the miata btw ;) )

https://cameronsgarage.files.wordpre...jpeg?w=1000&h=

After a wash and some clear corners:
https://cameronsgarage.files.wordpre...1000&h=&crop=1

The interior was in a great condition. The previous owner added a rewrapped oem steering wheel, a zhp shift knob, a dinan intake, and a euro radio unit. Everything else was stock.

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cameronc56 Wed, Aug-23-2017 09:00:43 PM

Re: Camerons '97 Boston Green Build Thread
 
It wasn't too long before I started to modify it though. The car had been sitting for a couple years, so the first thing I did was replaced the battery, flushed all the fluids, replaced the valve cover gasket and grommets, replaced the spark plugs, and put on pilot super sports.

The sunroof worked for about a week, before all the plastic internals cracked into a million pieces. That was super frustrating to fix. While I was at it I re-dyed the rear deck, it was sun bleached purple.

After that I replaced the rotors and got Hawk HPS pads all around.

Heres how she looked after a wash, clay bar and wax:

https://cameronsgarage.files.wordpre...8/img_1188.jpg

https://cameronsgarage.files.wordpre...8/img_1190.jpg

cameronc56 Wed, Aug-23-2017 09:06:35 PM

Re: Camerons '97 Boston Green Build Thread
 
And finally, I got to the fun stuff.

- New OEM clutch, SS pivot pin, bearings, etc.
- Bimmerworld SS clutch line (CDV Deleted)
- UUC SSK with DSSR
- New SS brake lines from garagistic
- New Poly transmission mounts from garagistic
- Bimmerworld y pipe and race exhaust w/ resonator
- Clear tail lights

All this got done yesterday. It feels like a totally different car already but theres a long way to go ;)

On my todo list:

- coilovers, camber plates, refreshed suspension bushings, reinforcement plates, etc.
- wheels - not sure yet. Leaning towards the concave 17x9 and 17x9.5 arc-8's in hyper black. Or i might just get a rear set of DSII's and put them in the front for a square setup, and add some spacers.
- coolant system refresh - I'll be adding an aluminum radiator and expansion tank, converting to electric fans, stewart pump, etc.
- z3 steering rack swap
- stealth undertray - old one was drooping and scraping, so i took it off
- new windshield
- new window seals
- paint correction + body repair on the dent right above the driver side headlight. A rock hit it and made a dent on the very front of the hood and the windshield.
- HID's + glass headlight housing.

After I get all this done I'll start thinking about forced induction ;)


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Poorhouse Wed, Aug-23-2017 11:42:28 PM

Re: Camerons '97 Boston Green Build Thread
 
Love BG/Black.

Looks like you got a great deal.

cblock Thu, Aug-24-2017 08:02:13 PM

Re: Camerons '97 Boston Green Build Thread
 
Nice looking car! Where in WA are you at?

Braymond141 Thu, Aug-24-2017 08:37:16 PM

Re: Camerons '97 Boston Green Build Thread
 
Nice car and great color combo.

cameronc56 Thu, Aug-24-2017 08:58:24 PM

Re: Camerons '97 Boston Green Build Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cblock (Post 1067711435)
Nice looking car! Where in WA are you at?

Thanks! Seattle, near Ravenna

cblock Thu, Aug-24-2017 09:52:40 PM

Re: Camerons '97 Boston Green Build Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cameronc56 (Post 1067711464)
Thanks! Seattle, near Ravenna

Nice, I'm in Bellevue. There is a pretty good little group of E36 guys here, we all get together at least a few times a year.

cameronc56 Thu, Aug-24-2017 10:08:32 PM

Re: Camerons '97 Boston Green Build Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cblock (Post 1067711493)
Nice, I'm in Bellevue. There is a pretty good little group of E36 guys here, we all get together at least a few times a year.

Oh sweet! I didn't know that. I work in Bellevue :D

cblock Thu, Aug-24-2017 10:20:17 PM

Re: Camerons '97 Boston Green Build Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cameronc56 (Post 1067711464)
Thanks! Seattle, near Ravenna

Quote:

Originally Posted by cameronc56 (Post 1067711504)
Oh sweet! I didn't know that. I work in Bellevue :D

Sweet, next time we get together I'll hit you up. I'll PM you my contact info. This was from the last time we meet up a few weeks ago, we do an annual BBQ every year that is always a blast.

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