Hi guys welcome to the new project a hellrot red 96 manual 328i vert.
I was chatting to a mate and he mentioned his misses brother was selling the car so ihaving always loved the hellrot red and never owning a vert before but wanting to i got him to call up and he said £800 with a brand new M.O.T and hardtop so i went down to see what it was like, it was a bit rough around the edges bumpers had some paint chips and the passengers side arch has started rusting but other than that its a good car the engine pulls really well the underneath is solid and no leaks anywhere the boots as dry as i bone so i bought it.
pic of it as i bought it.
so whats been done so far,
M50 transferred from the coupe onto the vert.
Steering wheel swapped for the M-wheel.
Gear knob swapped for the lit up M-knob.
Front bumper changed to M-bumper with lip.
golf t mod
M3 wing mirrors.
Rear lights swapped out amber for whites.
Wing lights swapped out amber for whites.
Facelift front grill put on.
Soft top reset as the horseshoe wasn't sitting down properly (this was fun to work out as i havnt had a vert before).
Took off the crappy cone filter and refitted the original panel filter for the time being.
Pics of how it is at the moment
So the to do list,
Get a set of white front indicators i had three sets at one point but they've disappeared
Rear M bumper.
Sort the rusty arch.
Side skirts im going to rub down a set i have and spray them up.
Swap the obc to an 18 button obc.
Swap the twitsy knobs to a digital control unit (this is a future swap as i have to look into the details properly).
325 diff (i like this mod hopefully happening soon).
new bonnet as the front of my bonnet isn't the same colour as the rest of the bonnet.
Some sort of sound system (nothing fancy).
New alloy wheels mine are alright but i don't think they are the best for the car.
Flat side strips (ive just got to get some new fixings and then that's done).
im sure theres some more but i cant think of it right now i just want to get the car looking nice and enjoy it for what it is also you may notice im putting the M3 bits on that's because its the way to go to make the car looking good but there will never be an M3 badge on the car. Thanks for reading and ill update the thread as things happen