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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, Aug-24-2017, 11:07:32 PM   #11
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Right on, good buy and good progress so far. Do you happen to have any photos before and after redoing your rear panel? I have that same issue, sun bleached to a kind of gross purple... Not a good look.
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Right on, good buy and good progress so far. Do you happen to have any photos before and after redoing your rear panel? I have that same issue, sun bleached to a kind of gross purple... Not a good look.
I only took one picture. I used rits brand black fabric dye I picked up from a michaels. I read some complaints of it not coming out dark enough when mixing it with water according to directions, so I just mixed it 75/25 dye/water.

It turned out a little sparkly, but once its in the car you can't even tell. I think it turned out really good!

http://imgur.com/92t7Tyn

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Right on, good buy and good progress so far. Do you happen to have any photos before and after redoing your rear panel? I have that same issue, sun bleached to a kind of gross purple... Not a good look.
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Found a much superior true dye product that leaves the fabric soft. Turned out fantastic. So much better than RIT that isn't permanent and the fabric/vinyl paint that leaves fibers crusty. I know it says paint on the can, but it is a DYE. ***TIP*** If you decide to try this product, it spits and sputters if you treat it like you are spray painting (on/off/on/off). You have to hold it down and not let go. Just spray till the whole thing is covered. If it does spit, do not worry, it dries without leaving dark spots (if you have full black coverage).





Removed and cleaned the rear deck vent.



All back together. I need to get the rear tint redone. It is spotty and doesn't do the rear deck redye justice.

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Got my bride installed today.I swapped it over from my miata. I'm planning on getting a safer seat for the track for that car, probably a kirkey.


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Awesome, right on guys.
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Thanks! Seattle, near Ravenna
Awesome, I used to play ball at Green Lake all the time back when I lived in Seattle. Nice area, especially in the summers! And btw, I think you got a great deal on your car. Mine is also a 97 with the exact amount of miles at 103K, lol. And I would never sell it for as cheap as what you paid. Well, actually, I would never sell it period.

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Hey Brett, do you have step-by-step instructions on how you removed your rear panel? I need to re-spray it as well. I once looked at it to see how to remove it, and it seemed like rocket science.
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Hey Brett, do you have step-by-step instructions on how you removed your rear panel? I need to re-spray it as well. I once looked at it to see how to remove it, and it seemed like rocket science.
Heres the procedure I know if you have folding rear seats.

Theres only 3 things holding the rear deck down.
The two C pillars, and the metal frame that sits in between the rear seats and the rear deck and holds the rear deck down with fasteners.

To remove those:

1. Pull out the rear lights on the C pillars and unplug
2. Remove the C pillars. They should pull upwards and towards you. You may have to pry away the window seals
3. fold the rear seats down
4. Remove the rear seat corners - pull towards the front of the car on the top, it takes a little force.. The bottoms of the seat corners twist out
5. Unscrew/pop out the fasteners holding in the metal frame holding down the front of the rear deck and pop it off
6. pop out the speaker covers
7. Rear deck should come off
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Heres another picture of the seat installed, you can see more of the steering wheel the PO installed.

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Congrats and welcome to the BG club! Have never actually seen an original Boston on Black, looks like you are doing it justice!
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