BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > BMW M3 Discussions > E36 M3 (1992-1999)
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All Albums Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ

E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Sat, Oct-21-2017, 01:52:27 AM   #11
Nate047
Registered User
 
Nate047's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 651
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 Nate047 is on a distinguished road
Location: Los Angeles

United States




Default Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Nice pick up, detail that *****!
__________________
http://www.natehasslerphoto.com
Jump to top Nate047 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Register now and remove these ads
Old Sat, Oct-21-2017, 12:45:49 PM   #12
BAM3
Registered User
 
BAM3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 133
Reputation: 0 BAM3 is on a distinguished road
Location: New Orleans

United States




Default Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Ive driver around the country to pick up my last 4 M3s. Cant wait to see the progress!
__________________
Aavi's 98 M3 Cosmos Sedan
TMS Stage 3 with Shrick cams, Shorty headers and tune, M50, Stromung, 8.5 LTW's squared, Hawk HPS, 3.38, Bosch H1's with city lights, CD43, BSW Stage 1, BMS SSK, TMS Underdrive Pulleys, Sunroof Eclipse, Tainik Euro Steering Wheel

SOLD - 98.5 M3 Alpine Coupe
Sharked, X-brace, UUC Evo 3, Conforti CAI, MM Underpanel, Bosch Ellipsoids, PBR Metal Masters, TMS X-drilled rotors, Sony MP3/BSW Stage 1,

BMW CCA# 308494
Jump to top BAM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sat, Oct-21-2017, 01:59:07 PM   #13
M_Parallel
Mr. OEM
 
M_Parallel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,998
Reputation: 0 M_Parallel is on a distinguished road
Location: Home Court

Netherlands




Default Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Love it! Superclean and lots of OEM potential.

Nice to see a non-tuner car here. Refreshing.

I’d love to detail yours.
__________________

'98 M3 3.2 SMG Cabrio • Alpinweiß III auf Schwarz • Deutschland-ausführung
Jump to top M_Parallel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sat, Oct-21-2017, 05:18:56 PM   #14
crqflier
Registered User
 
crqflier's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 499
Reputation: 0 crqflier is on a distinguished road





Default Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Awesome! Great story and nice pickup. Welcome to the exclusive OE Dakar e36m club. Think I'm gonna go drive mine now.

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
Jump to top crqflier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sat, Oct-21-2017, 07:27:42 PM   #15
c_tejuco
Registered User
 
c_tejuco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 395
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 c_tejuco is on a distinguished road
Location: East Bay, CA

Philippines




Default Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Congrats on such a solid find! Looking forward to seeing the progress on this car.
Jump to top c_tejuco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Oct-22-2017, 02:10:59 AM   #16
Texaz3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 217
Reputation: 0 Texaz3 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nholmes View Post
Nice ride! You my friend have excellent taste in color.

This car looks like a great starting point for a weekend cruiser or collector vehicle.

Enjoy!
Thanks, Dakar is absolutely fabulous.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Romango3 View Post
I enjoyed reading this.... congrats on picking an m3 in the best color


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nate047 View Post
Nice pick up, detail that *****!
Definitely! It has been cleaned up, will post soon!

Quote:
Originally Posted by BAM3 View Post
Ive driver around the country to pick up my last 4 M3s. Cant wait to see the progress!
Always a great way to get familiar with the car! Risky, yes, but awesome at the same time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by M_Parallel View Post
Love it! Superclean and lots of OEM potential.

Nice to see a non-tuner car here. Refreshing.

I’d love to detail yours.
I wouldn't cal it superclean (literally), but yes, it is in very good shape.

Quote:
Originally Posted by crqflier View Post
Awesome! Great story and nice pickup. Welcome to the exclusive OE Dakar e36m club. Think I'm gonna go drive mine now.

Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
Haha, nice. Good to see Dakar is represented here!

Quote:
Originally Posted by c_tejuco View Post
Congrats on such a solid find! Looking forward to seeing the progress on this car.
Thanks! Need to sort through pictures, will update soon!
Jump to top Texaz3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Oct-22-2017, 06:34:35 AM   #17
legacyej25
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 774
Reputation: 0 legacyej25 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

I really enjoyed reading this. Felt like a good book. Best of luck, you've got a nice car there!
__________________
2002 Carbon Black on Cinnamon
Jump to top legacyej25 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Oct-22-2017, 03:30:45 PM   #18
M_Parallel
Mr. OEM
 
M_Parallel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,998
Reputation: 0 M_Parallel is on a distinguished road
Location: Home Court

Netherlands




Default Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

I neither did mean clean in a “it’s washed” as it’s inviously not, but clean as in non molested.

Once cleaned, washed, it will be properly clean.
__________________

'98 M3 3.2 SMG Cabrio • Alpinweiß III auf Schwarz • Deutschland-ausführung
Jump to top M_Parallel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Oct-22-2017, 11:05:32 PM   #19
Texaz3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 217
Reputation: 0 Texaz3 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M_Parallel View Post
I neither did mean clean in a “it’s washed” as it’s inviously not, but clean as in non molested.

Once cleaned, washed, it will be properly clean.
Good, we are on the same page then!
Jump to top Texaz3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sun, Oct-22-2017, 11:09:41 PM   #20
Texaz3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 217
Reputation: 0 Texaz3 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy)

While I was waiting for bunch of parts to arrive, I decided to cleanup the interior, as it was not missing a lot of stuff (there were some bits that needed to be replaced), but it was mostly just dirty/neglected. Tint went first – I might re-tint the car later, but enjoying clean windows for now!

I have also identified these areas of attention:

Parts needed:
-New shifter knob
-New floormats
-New tweeters (dead)
-New mid-ranges (blown)
-Light bulbs for OBC
-Few plastic bits and covers here and there

Airbag light was on – this was an E36 after all. After scanning codes with my trusty OBD scanner it showed that I needed also the following:

-Driver-side pre-tensioner
-Pass. Side occupancy mat

I decided that I have a better use of my time than to replace occupancy mat sensor, so I just ordered a sensor dummy dongle from eBay. Driver side pre-tensioner was also scored on eBay for $50 shipped which was a decent deal.

Cleanupt started with taking apart as many panels as I could reasonably take off without breaking and having a rattling bucket after. E36 interiors are known for their terrible plastic pieces, so few tabs had to be repaired here and there. Since no one ever touched this car, even if the piece was broken, it was likely found right next to the panel!

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Untitled by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Most of the interior was pulled out to take the carpet out and steam clean it. Once the carpet was in, I decided to take care of the leather before putting it back in. I have been using Leatherique with great success for years now, and all leather surfaces got treated with Rejuvenator twice.

Untitled by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Easy when you have shit out:

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

The stuff is really amazing. Makes leather look and feel brand new.

by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Untitled by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

I had some pretty severe wrinkling on drivers seat, which was made quite a bit better by Leatherique, but leather lost some of its black dye, and both cushion and seat-back bolsters had to be re-dyed – used Fiebings black oil dye and their terrific balm with Atom wax to finish off:

Untitled by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Seat looks great:

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

I have also cleaned the steering wheel stitching and conditioned the leather:

IMG_7147 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

IMG_7148 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

IMG_7149 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Most other leather surfaces got leatherique treatment was well:

IMG_7145 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

IMG_7144 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Funny bit – I was finding coins everywhere! Lodged between the seats and central console, under seats, ashtray, between rear seats, etc. This is the car I have found the most money in – I got $13.76 cents in various coins:

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

While the seats were out, I also replaced the pre-tensioner and put in dummy seat occupancy mat sensor. All mechanisms and wires/connectors were also cleaned, lubed, and vacuumed:

Untitled by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Steam-cleaned carpet in before the seat install:

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

OBC lights were fixed:

IMG_7143 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr:

New shifter is on:

IMG_7142 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

New floormats:

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Both tweeters and mid-ranges in door panels were blown and making this terrible screeching sound. I considered doing BavSound upgrade for some time, but then I realized that don’t really care for their overpriced kit when all I really need is a pair of tweeters and mid-ranges. Sure, the install would not be plug in play, but the cost…

Tweeters and mid-ranges were acquired from Amazon for the total cost of whopping $38 all together shipped. They are no-name POS, but these are better than what was in the car anyway!

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Factory tweets were taken apart:

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Same size really:

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Speaker was simply glued in with hot-glue:

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Then I also hot-glue the backing plate to hold it in place, and soldered factory connector to the wiring for easy hook-up:

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Looks perfect and sounds great!

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Midranges looked pretty sad when I took them out:

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

In a similar fashion, I re-soldered factory connection to the replacement speaker (which was slightly smaller in diameter than original, so I had to fashion small coupling rings):

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

And hot-glued inside the factory housing:

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Certainly looks like HK speaker to me

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Dakar M3 by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Installed into door panels. These sound great to my taste. Not powerful, but compliment HK woofers well.

DSC_0345* by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

DSC_0335* by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

I’m still waiting on the coinbox (was backordered and freaking $50!) and a glove box button (which I didn’t realize was broken), but overall, the interior is done.

DSC_0344* by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

DSC_0333* by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

DSC_0326* by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

DSC_0338* by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

DSC_0341* by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

DSC_0340* by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

DSC_0346* by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

DSC_0349* by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

DSC_0347* by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

DSC_0352* by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

DSC_0350* by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

DSC_0329* by Alex Kustov, on Flickr

Glovebox is sagging a bit, will address this when button shows up. Thanks for reading this enormously long post!
Jump to top Texaz3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 04:58:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright ©1999-2017 M3Forum.com
Discussing 1999 Dakar M3 Coupe Build/Restoration Journal (Long and Picture Heavy) in the E36 M3 (1992-1999) Forum - {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999 at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)