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  • JOEBMW Motorsport: 88' M3 Restoration

    Hey Everyone,

    Well so of you know that i am restoring my m3 while some dont know. So i figured i should make an official thread.

    I have big plans for this car. It will be my show m3 when it all said and done. Here is a short list of things that are getting done...

    - Complete Respray
    - Complete Under body Restore
    - Redoing the Interior to Evo III spec
    - Rebuilding the s14 to all balls out 2.5 :smile2:

    Here are some photos and where we stand with the status of the work...









    Stripped the car completely and sent it off to the body shop...





















    Alot of work until i get this thing back on the road. Body should be done in few weeks and i should be ready to head to engine dyno in early April

    I will try to keep this thread as up to date as possible. Also check out our website section NEWS for updates.


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  • #2
    subscribed. looking forward to seeing the finished product. going to respray to lachs or something else?
    "Hearing the metallic clatter of the valves, the wind, tire and road noise....the endless stream of morse code that comes through the seat bottom and steering wheel. It's amazing."--:OMG:S14addict:OMG:

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    • #3
      what type of evo interior are you going with? the cloth version or the leather? cloth one is my favorite

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      Petro

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      • #4
        Originally posted by M3clutch View Post
        subscribed. looking forward to seeing the finished product. going to respray to lachs or something else?
        I do like the stock color but it just doesn't do it for me. i am changing the color but staying with the grey tone. Sometime a little more metallic

        Originally posted by petro View Post
        what type of evo interior are you going with? the cloth version or the leather? cloth one is my favorite

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        Recaro Seats in cloth


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        • #5
          Your picture showed me something i needed to see!!

          Thanks for posting!!

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          • #6
            If you like a brighter silver color the factory sterling silver is really nice. If you like a darker silver the factory Nagaro color is great.
            Petro

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            • #7
              a lot of work needed on this unit. It looks like it have been stored for years.
              How will you repair the rusty floor?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by petro View Post
                If you like a brighter silver color the factory sterling silver is really nice. If you like a darker silver the factory Nagaro color is great.
                Yes, i am going towards a shade like the Nagaro.

                Originally posted by jinkly View Post
                a lot of work needed on this unit. It looks like it have been stored for years.
                How will you repair the rusty floor?

                Sand Blast the area, cut and weld new metal.


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                • #9
                  Nice project. Photos helped me too.

                  Thanks, Daniel.
                  - 1987 M3 (e30)
                  -- BeastPower Motorsports: www.beastpower.com
                  - -Eisenmann Exhaust Systems: www.eisenmann.us

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                  • #10
                    Are you planning to sell any of the cardinal interior since your switching it over??? I'm restoring exactly the same car while staying as original as possible, and I need really nice cardinal front door panels and lower rear seat.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by scottr99 View Post
                      Are you planning to sell any of the cardinal interior since your switching it over??? I'm restoring exactly the same car while staying as original as possible, and I need really nice cardinal front door panels and lower rear seat.
                      The seats are spoken for already. Sorry.


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                      • #12
                        I wondered when you would start a thread about this car.
                        I tried to buy it few years ago. Nice solid car, worth the money I "think" you paid for it.
                        Cant wait to see its progress.





                        Hunter

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bunta View Post
                          I wondered when you would start a thread about this car.
                          I tried to buy it few years ago. Nice solid car, worth the money I "think" you paid for it.
                          Cant wait to see its progress.


                          Hunter

                          Do you know this car? I dont seem to remember you?


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                          • #14
                            Here is a quick update...

                            Body work is done and car is painted !!!:jakeguita It looks GREAT!!

                            Alot of things are going on right now...working on all cylinders to finish her up ASAP! Interior is coming together.

                            - sound damping material on the floor pans, fire wall and wheel wells
                            - Passed all the electrical wires and speaker wires
                            - Heater box is back in
                            - Head liner is going back in (suede)
                            - Rehosltered rear deck is going back in
                            - Carpet is back in
                            - Trunk is complete
                            - Seats are ready to go in
                            - Door panels are ready to go in
                            - All trim has been sanded and painted with SEM black and installed
                            - All tint on glass has been removed. Quarter panel glass and front door glass installed
                            - All door and lock hardware has been sandblasted, painted and installed

                            Things i am working on now...

                            - Finishing the motor and getting ready for the engine dyno
                            - Finishing up the Vipec wire harness
                            - Undercoating the car
                            - Finish up the remaining bits and piece for the interior

                            Things still need work...
                            - Brakes
                            - Suspension
                            - Fuel system
                            The list goes on:ghost:

                            Here are some pics....





















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                            • #15
                              Wow --- did you do the upholstery on the door panels yourself.... ??
                              -AJ

                              -'88 Henna Red-

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