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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


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Old Thu, Apr-12-2018, 11:34:14 PM   #31
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Wow, looks to be very high quality work. I think the lighting in the pictures throws it off a bit and makes it look like a cream/dark gray. I'm sure it looks great in person!
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Interesting. Reminds me of this Individual convertible.







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wow never saw that until now, interesting.
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Wow, looks to be very high quality work. I think the lighting in the pictures throws it off a bit and makes it look like a cream/dark gray. I'm sure it looks great in person!
yea it does make it look more cream. It matches the stock dove gray perfectly according to him.
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hot damn thats beautiful. great job on the interior thus far
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So its been a very long time since I've updated this, and done anything car related. Starting and running a construction business has proved to be a very time consuming endeavor. Nevertheless I have been doing small things hear and there when I get the time.

I got the calipers cleaned up the best I could and painted them. Turned out good for spray can, but will one day soon be powder coating them this same color scheme. Very classic and not to flashy (like a lot of people like do by painted stock brakes red or yellow). At least now I know that it looks good and thats exactly what I want so I will know when the time comes to get the powder coated.


After I got them back on the car, I was able to take the car around the block for the first time. No door panels and needed to bleed the brakes, but it really pushed me to get it done so I could drive it more. Once I had it out in the open under the sun, I realized that the BBS RSii were just not the look I was going for at all. To much chrome, way to flashy, way to skinny and way to modern looking of a wheel. As my girlfriend has said "I looked like pimp daddy dog" I think I was looking at the 3 piece conversion builds people are putting on the new M4s and M3s too much and thought I could pull it off.


Not bad, but this build deserves a nice set of clean and classy 3 piece wheels.

At least the interior loos good

Hours after, I found these on my local Craiglist. I was looking at buying a refinished set of Fittipaldi's before I bought the RSii but I didn't and regret it. These wheels showing up on my local craigslist had to be some sort of sign so I had to do it. I went and bought them the next day and a week later the RSii were sold.




The Fittipaldi's were missing center caps, which are super hard to come by, but I was able to find a set of CNC milled ones, as OEM are basically impossible to find in good condition. They are being powder coated as I write this, and the center cap logos are in the works. The bolts are also in need of replacement, so I will be ordering the bolts soon and sockets to do it. I plan on replacing them one by one with the tires mounted, which is something I've never done so we will see how that goes. I will also polish them as I go. The tires on the Fittipaldi's are also much larger and nicer, Hankook Ventus V4 ES 255/45, which is exactly what I wanted as I was wanting to get away from the stretched tire game.



Next I ordered some DAP Landau Top and Trim adhesive and a spray gun for wrapping the door panels in Alacantara. This turned out to be a huge disaster. This is MUCH harder then it looks, as I was able to do a decent job, but there was a decent amount of creases, which started to get even worse once they spent a few days in the hot garage. Additionally the leather door cards that I thought would be salvageable look horrible when they are next to the rest of the brand new interior. With that being said I decided to just sent them to NWCrafted, the company who did the interior. Shouldve just done this to begin with but I felt like I had to do something myself.

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Doesn't look bad in this photo, but in person its not perfect, and totally takes away from the rest of the interior. I will be sending them in next week to be done.

Aside from those things, I got a lot of little things. Like a brushed aluminum parking brake handle...



A bunch of brand new OEM trim pieces, like these door trims, and some convertible housing covers, etc...



New OEM badges to replace the eBay ones...


Custom PedalHaus Pedals and Heel Plate...



and by popular request to start doing stuff to the motor, an aFE intake which is the first step of much more to come...


Its coming along slowly but it is coming along, as I am hoping that I can have the interior and wheels done by July 4th. Stay tuned!
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Discussing Estoril Blue 1999 E36 M3 Convertible *Build Thread!* in the E36 M3 (1992-1999) Forum - {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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