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    ToiletDuck's 1996 E36 328i Sport

    Hi Hi,

    My "real" name is Steve, Ive only really been into BMW's for just around a year and a half(this being my second) Before this I had an E46 323 Coupe which I did a little too(will probably crop up quite a bit in the pictures too as my mate now owns it!)

    A quick rundown of my 36 thou:

    The Car is a 1996 Montreal Blue 328Is.
    I travelled from B'ham all the way to the edge of Kent(the water side lol) to get her even thou Originally I didn't want anything bigger then a 2.5!! (Moment of madness and all that!)
    She has 143k on the clock now :shock: 140k when I bought her.
    "Dove" Grey and Cream Interior
    Huge Bus Steering Wheel <--- THIS needs to go lol
    Basically she was 100% Original

    Few pics from when I got her:

    On the Trip Back Home with my old/my mates E46


    Got her home and took lots of pics













    She stayed like this for a while, but the height and poor condition of the wheels was really starting to bug me. It had also become apparent (since the drive home really) that something was amiss with the steering, every camber, rut, imperfection in the road and she would pull left or right very aggressively!

    I decided after having a look and finding every part to be factory original to replace:

    Lower Arms + Lolly Pop's
    Track Rod Ends
    ARB Drop Links

    With this done, it was better but still awful to drive to be honest!

    I also fitted some Ebay Jobbie coil overs




    Also Lamin-x'd my side lights and fogs(fogs not done in this pic but we all know what they look like)



    Being on a roll I attempted to repair the pixels in my OBC as no one should have to leave for work at this time!


    BUT as it just so happens I was forced off the road on the way to work on a cold Thursday morning the week I had replaced all these parts and did this to 1 of my rims!




    B*llcks!!!

    So I spent the day(and much of the next 4 days) Mopeing about being a general big kid about the whole situation then a guy at work put me onto a wheel refurbishing company that polish the AC'S's on his X5!! I took the wheel down at around 4.30pm on the Tuesday and by 1pm on Wednesday they had phoned me to tell me it was ready for collection!!

    I was now happier then a Pig in... well you know what

    While the wheel was off I managed to borrow a set of rather boring 16" BMW alloys off my old 46 to roll on till I had sorted the wheel out, I begged my mate to loan me them for longer as with the wheels off, the cogs started turning and I decided to Split them and refurb them myself

    Cue a randomly dry and mildly warm late October Saturday, a willing friend and some carpet!!!






    Hmmm??


    Cue the Sunday, BTCC, Sanding and Painting





    I then had a childish "I CANT WAIT ANY LONGER!!!" moment last weekend and wanted the wheels back together and on the car again

    Cleaned up these mankey bolts!


    Reinstalled Centres and bolts


    Then found this in my Borrowed nasty alloys
    :evil:

    Having done this, realising I HATED the lips being a total mess, so I re-split them and Ive been buying bits and bobs for a Black interior, As much as I love how "retro 90's exec" the Grey/Cream/Black combo is, I feel Black is just a little classier (I now own 2 Arm rest centre consoles*one black/one grey* and 2 non arm rest consoles in the same guise lol!!

    Only took a pic of the door cards, so here it is lol


    Also Mainly(when finding the time) I have been attacking my RC Lips they were in an awful state the lacquer had bit the dust big time, scuffing around most of them etc etc


    Sanded

    Half Polish/Half Not

    1 Down

    Quick Perv :p

    Comparison


    Fully Rebuilt

    X4


    and this bring me up to the wrong time of year to be buying new tyres lol!

    ToDo List(in no particular order):

    Find the source of my annoying turning left knock!
    Buy and replace RTAB's
    Buy Tyres [DONE]
    Lower more
    Buy and Fit Evo Lip
    18 Button OBC retrofit
    Fit Black Interior
    Buy and Fit lower Grill Mesh
    Paint Kidneys Black

    And what ever else comes along lol!

    Thats basically where I am at now, Hope you all enjoy Comments etc welcome

    Steve.
    Last edited by ToiletDuck; 13-12-2012 at 19:21.

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    Re: ToiletDuck's 1996 E36 328i Sport

    welcome to the forum

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    Hello Steve, what a bizarre username
    And a very comprehensive first post - Welcome to BFI

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    Welcome to the forum Steve.
    Nice car and cracking job on the refurb

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    Welcome to the forum Steve

    Like your car mate and gotta say youve done a brilliant job with them wheels

    Good luck with the project

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    Re: ToiletDuck's 1996 E36 328i Sport

    Nice work so far Steve btw I have the 18 button wiring loom if your interested

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    at ToiletDuck

    Good start to a good looking Project Steve! I like what you have done to the BBS's! I am in need of refurbishing my alloys...

    Keep the updates coming!

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    Cheers guys, the wheels are by no means "mint" just look alot better then before, I may end up getting some different ones next year, who knows


    Quote Originally Posted by crgcoupe View Post
    Nice work so far Steve btw I have the 18 button wiring loom if your interested
    Cheers bud, If you still have it when I get round to sourcing all the bits ill give u a buzz

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    Shameless Photo taken with the Ipotato Camera! Wheels are on thou


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    Car looks in great condition from the pics mate. RC's look good, I know how much of a ball ache polishing is..

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