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Old 06-30-2011, 03:30 AM   #1
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Hello, for a quick intro, my name is Mike, I'm just shy of 30, have a master in Mechanical Engineering and have a full blown car addiction.

I recently bought a 1995 318ti as I wanted something small, RWD, and that had a decent wheelbase and the 318ti does that with a hatchback to boot. I've been looking for one to make into a project car for a while and finally came across a good deal so I picked it up. I rationalized the purchase with the wife as a short term daily driver...but I have other plans for it not too long after that.

I want to eventually build this car into something formidable on a road course. I'm not looking to build for any kind of class or anything, I just like building and designing parts more then anything else and I have some ideas rolling around that could be fun. I'm debating between a turbo setup on the current motor, or something with a bit more displacement...

Anyway, I'll update this thread should I do anything notable to the 318ti. In the mean time, here is my other ongoing project car.

2003 EVO, 400 HP, 2700 pounds, street mod
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welcome you got any pics of the Evo?
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Welcome and nice work on the evo... I can't wait to see what you have in store for your ti.
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Been busy already.

Interior is now Black and charcoal and my EVO Recaros are mounted up. Well it is most of the way there I should say. Still have to do the dash and head liner and find some E30 seat belt buckles for the front. I have to fix the door panels too as the previous owner apparently didn't own a TORX bit set and decided to break all kinds of plastic in the panels instead of buying a set. I'll add pics when it is all done on the interior.

This winter I hope to do the exterior, we will see how much free time I have though. I'd really like to do a duck bill trunk spoiler but I haven't found one I liked so I may have to make my own. That and an M3 front end and some paint should make it look nice.

I guess I should focus on registering it at this point though.
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