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Old 09-09-2004, 08:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi...just checking to see if anybody might know where i might find an E36 body/interior for my project car?...missing or blown engines are just fine...just need solid body & interior got a big project in mind but need the "donor"
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I hope you aren't trying to convert something into a phony M3
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no..never...i bought a used m3 engine/supercharger ...lots of work done to it...i just need to find an E36 to put it in..prefeably m3 body
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find a 93 318 or 325... then start from there... get it in mint condish with work needed on the engine... it will take time to find but search ebay/autotrader
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find an M with bad paint, light body damage, so u can use the chassis, then use the body pannels from another car
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yah..thats the thing..i cant decide if i should start with the 325 which would be cheaper or the m3 which would be more "real"
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i say find a high mileage 318 and dump that hooptie motor out and throw in the M and leave the 318 body and badging...sleeper
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why dont you find an E30 and put it in that? you would destroy all....except for maybe a 2002 with the same setup lol
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Old 09-11-2004, 07:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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well...im still looking ...im thinking i might have to go with the 318i body since they seem to be cheapest...just cant seem to find one with black interior since thats my favorite...but i might be being too picky too. lol ghead
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well if u want performance you will have to work on the suspension cause the M motor will wieght more than the 1.8. and the 1.8 suspension isnt up to par with a true M
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Old 09-11-2004, 12:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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the m3 engine/supercharger set-up i bought also comes with the full m3 suspension...shocks & lowering springs...& the guy has the m3 rear differential to swap also....so that should work right?..if i get the 318 or 325 donor?
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just try finding a m3 shell. cause unless you have the m3 lower and upper control arms that have the M badging stamped on them its not really worth it
that and the fact that the control arm are thicker. M3 chasis pull the motor. price should not be an issue!!!
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yes indeedy, some really jacked up stuff happened to the chassis of my 325, the connections from the cross member and the diff ripped a whole right through the chassis.... the chassis for the e36 M3's are slightly modified...


here's one... make the offer.. call these guys up, i dont know if you're interested in buying this.. really nice color though

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