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Old 11-02-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Hello there, ill take this opportunity to introduce myself, im Ryan, im 33 and a third, and im from Rotherham, in the centre of England, in the UK.
I never wanted a Bmw Compact, as my sister bought one new in 1999, 318tds, and she had nothing but problems with it. I was looking for a saloon, but couldnt find the spec I wanted.
Eventually I fell on this....
Its a 2000 model with half leather, aircon and sunroof... BONUS!
it was first registered on my birthday. .. date not year. So had to go for a look....
So... £500 later, ive got a 12yr old 318ti, on a private plate (albeit a crap one), with 100k miles.
My plan was to get some decent wheels and lower it.
I ended up with....
Courtesy of ebay and £240, wrapped in 1 week old rubber thatcost the guy £250. The wheels were suffering from ssevere laquer peel, so I had to spend some time sanding and polishing, but all in all, I was a happy bunny.
At this point the car looked ok, buy slightly more off roader than street cruiser....


Next was a set of ebay special suspension (I cant afford serious money suspension, and its no track car so sod it), I landed these for £150....
So as things currently are, the car stands me at £900, which aint too shabby.
Heres a couple of pics from a month ago...



I was going to enter the last pic into the calender comp, but still not figured out how to do it yet.

Plans for the future? Ive already polybushed front arms, rear subframe bushes need doing, so im contemplating standard or polybush for them, monies tight so have to see when then time comes. More power is on the cards, im watching for an accident damaged 330ci or 328i, so I can swap it all over, but im in no rush for that

I look forward to reading more posts and seeing your cars. Happy driving people!
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to the .org, car is looking good!
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need to do - fix door panels, paint job, MORE MONEY!!
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Hi, and Thanks man!
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:16 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Org. Nice ride!
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Welcome to the org.
DANG!
The last picture is a shoe-in for the calendar (my opinion of course). You will need 5 posts to get a pic in the running. But, since you already posted pics...I assume you can get them in the contest.
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Welcome to the Org. Nice ride!
Thanks, love your name, id never thought of the compact as a bobtail lol
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DANG!
The last picture is a shoe-in for the calendar (my opinion of course). You will need 5 posts to get a pic in the running. But, since you already posted pics...I assume you can get them in the contest.
Good Luck
Ive taken a few pics of my car, but this was took using my samsung s3 on a recent trip to Scotland. Couldnt resist taking it. Thanks.
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Very nice! Welcome..
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