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Well I found the exact bodylines I like (see picture)


Now first is it possible to take a E30 coupe and but the M3 widebody on it, also which year has the same bodylines as the below picture? Next if so where would I get the widebody at and that front bumper that is on that car? Also if anybody knows the exact layout of that cars bodylines please post it up or a websight to it. Thanks

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woooooow there betsy...

thats so custom im amazed you found the pic without any sponsers.

good luck and if your inspired why dont you draw up your own and make it out of foam rubber or styro foam and take it to a mold maker...should run about the same as getting a factory one from ???mods.com

that said i would prefer that cars engine bay over the moldings, i personally prefer teh e30 flares over the m3 ones.
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All the 87-91 E30 M3s look basically the same in terms of bulging wheel wells and sideskirts. As is the case with E36 and E46es, while they do look largely based on the original corresponding 3-series, they share virtually no body panels. I think the E30 only has the same hood, and the E36 only shares a roof panel. While you could make your own fiberglass pieces to mimc an M3, you'd end up having to replace the entirety of all your fenders to get them to look right, and your doors themselves are shaped very differently, so unless you fabricated new doors or a new mounting system to stick M3 doors on there (which I imagine are difficult to find), you'd not get the exact flow of the M3 profile.

It can be done, like anything else, with enough money, time, and expertise. It's quite an undertaking to actually make an E30 325/18 look like an M3, and most people settle for an M-Tech body kit.


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i think it looks cool
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go ahead and do it if you have about 15,000 to spend.. Send me a pic when your done used

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For the Price it would take to do something like that u could just buy an E30 M3.

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?car_...or=&cardist=770

here is one of many.... this one is pretty decently priced.

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That guy's got some cool roundels.
Don't think I'd do it, but it's cool that someone else did.


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is that a blow off valve on the front of the intercooler?
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More likely something that shoots water or some supercooled solution onto the intercooler, like in WRXes.
Are there pictures of the E36 parked next to that?


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instead of transforming a 325/318 to an E30 M3, just buy one. im thinking of selling mine (the red one on my picture). message me. good luck!
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its definetly do able, but like, you would need to redo trunk, and rear quarter panels, and such. theres lots of work that needs to be done. i remember reading an article about that E30 that was made to look like an M3 and it took lots of time.

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Originally posted by Lockdown@Dec 10 2004, 11:12 PM
Well I found the exact bodylines I like (see picture)


Now first is it possible to take a E30 coupe and but the M3 widebody on it, also which year has the same bodylines as the below picture? Next if so where would I get the widebody at and that front bumper that is on that car? Also if anybody knows the exact layout of that cars bodylines please post it up or a websight to it. Thanks


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