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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Mon, Oct-09-2017, 05:24:07 PM   #1
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Default E36 Give Away (Slicktop Sedan)

Give it a look, may interest some of you.

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Give it a look, may interest some of you.

WHAT IS THE SLICCTOP?? - YouTube
He added some photos to the video and reuploaded it. He recently had it corner balanced and it weighed in under 3,000lbs. Not bad.

I wish he were keeping it. It's cool to see someone actually treating E36s with some respect. At least his little buddy next door still has a couple. I've been following Tommy's youtube channel since day 1 and his content is excellent. The "givaway" is basically to fund a FD RX7.
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Couple issues with facts he states and the interior is pieced together from varying years. Looks to be done nicely though. Shame it is a 328i regardless of all that work.
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Couple issues with facts he states and the interior is pieced together from varying years. Looks to be done nicely though. Shame it is a 328i regardless of all that work.


It is quite the Frankenstein of parts but at least they’re OEM parts. Slicktop E36s are hard to come by so I think that’s why he stuck with that chassis.

Also the car was corner balanced in a previous video and it came in around ~2900lbs with a half tank.
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Sedan are the easiest to convert to slicktop though. I need to look more closely but I believe it can be done as the roof skin only unlike the coupe where brazing in at the pillars is required. If moderately simple like the later E46, it makes a little less sense to start on a non-m. The build sheet original spec is only worth $1k more non-m to non-m. The value would be significantly more starting with a sunroof M3.
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Sedan are the easiest to convert to slicktop though. I need to look more closely but I believe it can be done as the roof skin only unlike the coupe where brazing in at the pillars is required. If moderately simple like the later E46, it makes a little less sense to start on a non-m. The build sheet original spec is only worth $1k more non-m to non-m. The value would be significantly more starting with a sunroof M3.


Looks like you have a new project for your car then
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I knew that was coming. Headliner just dropped over the weekend too... so why not?
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I knew that was coming. Headliner just dropped over the weekend too... so why not?
Excellent! Please share the process if you go through with it. I haven't used my sunroof in years and wouldn't mind losing ~40lbs above my head.

btw I'm going to win this FrankenE36
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Sedan are the easiest to convert to slicktop though. I need to look more closely but I believe it can be done as the roof skin only unlike the coupe where brazing in at the pillars is required. If moderately simple like the later E46, it makes a little less sense to start on a non-m. The build sheet original spec is only worth $1k more non-m to non-m. The value would be significantly more starting with a sunroof M3.
Those have been my thoughts about the roof of the sedan as well. About 2 years ago I tried to research as much as I could about the sedan roof skin, but ultimately for me I really need to get my hands on a junk shell so I can see for myself what the process of removal would be. ECS has pretty good pictures of the replacement skin, and I came to the same conclusion as you.

Ultimate goal was to use a brand new slicktop skin to build a mould so I can make a skin out of carbon fiber.
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Those have been my thoughts about the roof of the sedan as well. About 2 years ago I tried to research as much as I could about the sedan roof skin, but ultimately for me I really need to get my hands on a junk shell so I can see for myself what the process of removal would be. ECS has pretty good pictures of the replacement skin, and I came to the same conclusion as you.

Ultimate goal was to use a brand new slicktop skin to build a mould so I can make a skin out of carbon fiber.
Carbon would be awesome (1x1 ) . Are there provisions for a metal cross brace like the E46?
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