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Forum: Cars for Sale 01-26-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,543
Posted By Strawman
Scott and I agreed upon a price, and we are...

Scott and I agreed upon a price, and we are working out the details to have the car shipped to the Midwest. I'll be sorry to see this project leave my garage, but I'm convinced it is going to a good...
Forum: Cars for Sale 01-24-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,543
Posted By Strawman
Hey Apex, PM me with your cell and email info,...

Hey Apex, PM me with your cell and email info, and I’ll help walk you through it.
Geoff
Forum: Cars for Sale 01-22-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,543
Posted By Strawman
All PM's have been answered, and the car is going...

All PM's have been answered, and the car is going to German Auto for a Pre-Purchase Inspection on Wednesday.
Forum: Engine Swaps 01-21-2018, 02:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,405
Posted By Strawman
My car is officially listed in the Cars for Sale...

My car is officially listed in the Cars for Sale section. It is also listed in San Luis Obispo (CA) Craigslist. I'm not open to trades, but I hope it goes to a real 318ti nut! I've listed it for...
Forum: Cars for Sale 01-21-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,543
Posted By Strawman
S52-Swapped Tintop 318ti for $8,500

I am selling my “mid-life crisis” beast of a 1996 BMW 318ti tintop; I’m asking $8,500. A similar one sold on Bring-A-Trailer for $10k a few months ago...
Forum: Engine Swaps 12-15-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,929
Posted By Strawman
One more thing: if you end up pulling your trans,...

One more thing: if you end up pulling your trans, think about replacing the detent pins -- there are write-ups on BF, and post #37 in http://www.318ti.org/forum/showthread.php?t=38844 shows the tools...
Forum: Engine Swaps 12-15-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,929
Posted By Strawman
I used the ZF transmission, trans crossmember,...

I used the ZF transmission, trans crossmember, shifter and driveshaft out of a wrecked 1997 328ic convertible, bolted up to a medium-case E28 differential. This all fit without modification and the...
Forum: Engine Swaps 12-15-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,405
Posted By Strawman
Now that my car is done, I'm considering selling...

Now that my car is done, I'm considering selling it to fund my next project (a 1985 BMW 524td that'll get an Chevy LS swap -- no smog req'd for a diesel chassis!). Given all that I've done to the...
Forum: Engine Swaps 10-30-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,405
Posted By Strawman
Cool, I'll stop by German Auto today to see if...

Cool, I'll stop by German Auto today to see if one the guys there will let me see your car. There are some great roads here in SLO. For a fun little detour on the way home, take SR227 from SLO to...
Forum: Engine Swaps 10-28-2017, 01:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,405
Posted By Strawman
I finally got the chance to take my car to the CA...

I finally got the chance to take my car to the CA Bureau of Air Resources (BAR) Referee Station at the Cuesta Community College campus here in SLO a couple weeks ago. Similar to when I initially...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 09-04-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,310
Posted By Strawman
Just texted you.

Just texted you.
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 09-02-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,310
Posted By Strawman
Since I had room in my trash can last night, I...

Since I had room in my trash can last night, I tossed some of the smaller stuff and the big white truck hauled it away this morning. I'm not quite ready to accept Coors Light yet, since I'd rather...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 08-30-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,269
Posted By Strawman
PM'd about headlights.

PM'd about headlights.
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 08-30-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,310
Posted By Strawman
It is standard Sport Anthracite. Here is a...

It is standard Sport Anthracite. Here is a picture of my back seat; what I'm offloading is a matching set of seatbacks (with headrests), side seat bolsters, and side panels. They're sitting in our...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 08-27-2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,310
Posted By Strawman
Yeah, I'm with ya on the heat-gain of black...

Yeah, I'm with ya on the heat-gain of black interiors in CA. The beer'd be nice, but I'd really rather not have to toss it!
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 08-25-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,310
Posted By Strawman
PBR... I just vomited a little in my mouth ;-) ...

PBR... I just vomited a little in my mouth ;-)

Reminds me of Schmidt Sport-Packs in college!
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 08-25-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,310
Posted By Strawman
One more week and then this stuff is gettin'...

One more week and then this stuff is gettin' tossed!
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 08-19-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,310
Posted By Strawman
CenCoast CA: Trade Interior Parts for Good Beer

I just swapped out the gray (Sandgrau) interior to Sport/black in my S52-swapped 318ti. I've got some fully-functional pieces taking up space in my garage that I'll trade for good beer. Includes the...
Forum: Engine Swaps 08-14-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By Strawman
Anything is possible with enough knowledge, time...

Anything is possible with enough knowledge, time and money. But I believe you'd be better off using an E36 donor -- especially for a first-time project.
Forum: Engine Swaps 08-01-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,405
Posted By Strawman
The first picture below shows the carpet in...

The first picture below shows the carpet in place, and the final picture shows everything mostly buttoned up, with the exception of the Sport door and side panels. You'll also notice I am still using...
Forum: Engine Swaps 08-01-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,405
Posted By Strawman
Because I'm a total glutton for punishment, and...

Because I'm a total glutton for punishment, and Rich (BlackBMWs) is my enabler, I decided to swap from a Sandgrau interior to a black one to match the various Stoff/Anthracite parts I'd been...
Forum: Engine Swaps 08-01-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,405
Posted By Strawman
While the initial cutting is messy (the slurry...

While the initial cutting is messy (the slurry gets everywhere!), buffing is even messier. I used an 8" wool pad on the big panels and a 3" wool pad on nooks/crannies. Meguair's UltraCut is the stuff...
Forum: Engine Swaps 08-01-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,405
Posted By Strawman
Cool So the paint job took a lot more time than I...

So the paint job took a lot more time than I originally anticipated. In total, I probably have 150 hours into this body work and respray project, and I still need to finish the final polish/swirl...
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 07-25-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By Strawman
Offers?

Offers?
Forum: Parting out & Parts (US) 07-12-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,106
Posted By Strawman
FS: Medium-case 3.07 Torsen LSD differential, $300

I bought this from a local dude who wrecked his 2001 BMW Z3 about a year ago when I realized the clutch-pack LSD in my Z3 M Roadster was toast -- but I ended up selling the car before I installed it....
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