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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 05-10-2006, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bumper Tuck.

I tucked my rear bumper a few nights ago, suprisingly it only took about 20 minutes. Im really happy with how it looks. I painted the trim to look like the front plastic bumper, kinda .

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Awesome. That looks so much better, and I really really like your black/white theme you have goin'.
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Great job! It does look rather tasteful. You can tell the paint doesn't match a little, but I'm just nit-picking. While I'm at it, your sig is out of date now.

p.s. I like the black numbers on the back, but personally I would just pick one. I'm thinking about going the e30 route instead of the 325es...
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Haha, well that paint matched perfectly on the front plastic bumper. I guess whatever the rear trim is made out of, it changes the color a bit. That bothers me too.

I would replace the 325es but since its been on there for 20 years, the paint underneath and around the edges is kinda discolored. I dont have enough energy yet to wax that crap off if thats even possible.
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looks great... how do you tuck the bumpers? ive heard alot about it but never really understood how people did it... btw i like how you painted it...
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Dear Joe,
This is your car speaking. I need new wheelz. Some 15" Basketweaves would be pimp. These bottlecaps are so....vv

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Really. I'm just joking. Your car is great.
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I drilled a tiny hole in the shocks which allows all the foamy crap and air to come out. A few hits with a hammer and they go right in. The stuff inside smells like absolute shit, and it burns your skin. So watchout, lol. This was the first time i convinced myself to wear safety goggles. It wasnt oil that just leaks out like most of the sites say, its highly compresses foam. When i first drilled through, the air hit my arm almost like someone hit me, scared the piss out of me
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Dude.... that's it! I'm gettin the Bosh drill out tomorrow! Looks sweet as hell! What did you smoke the tails with? And where did you get the e30 badge? Car looks killer (no nitpicks)!
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Thanks alot man!

I smoked the tail lights with a few light coats of black spray paint and a few coats of top coat. Suprisingly it dosent have the slightest bit of chipping or anything, but i think it did them a wee-bit too dark. I got the E30 badge on ebay:
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And to ldsbeaker, you are absolutely right, i do need to wheels. Im thinkin about gettin these 16x7's Im torn between the black and the polished silver. There only about 400 bucks, I'd like to get some BBS wheels but I am WAY to cheap for those.
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^^HOT!! I likeee... : Dude, I wish I had some $$ now.
I am jealous/hate of you. just kidding.
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HAHA, I'm a poor high school student man, I have like 8 dollars in my account.
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Join the club. I think there is $7.75 in the check register now, and I have to take out a Food Lion receipt from my wife. Grand Total: $0.
... and I'm 10 years out of high school.
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p.s. all else fails you could always rattlecan the bottlecaps. That maybe might go with the white. I know it looks tough on dark cars.
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Go for the black 5-spoke 16s. I think it will look hot. If you can find a good picture of them, I'll photoshop them on the car for you to see how it looks.
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Black rims, white car.... spoooge! My 325i is Black, so I'm not sure about the black rims but I had a civic that I almost put those on... bone stock '90 3 door no miles CLEAN pearl blue metalic...just needed those in a 15". But like I said I don't know about black on black...too much? I'm with you though, that's a great price for some nice light 16"s. Where did you find them?
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