Ryki's Intro to M3

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Ryki's Intro to M3

Postby Ryki » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:29 am

So, picked up this beauty:

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I'll be posting pictures and things that came with her later today :D
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Re: Ryki's Intro to M3

Postby Yoshi » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:05 pm

You can't fucking post that and not pictures of the car. FUUUUCK YOU corbin.
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Postby M20_fever » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:58 pm

Yoshi wrote:You can't fucking post that and not pictures of the car. FUUUUCK YOU corbin.


This!
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Re: Ryki's Intro to M3

Postby Ryki » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:22 pm

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Forgive the paint, she will be taken care of as I was given a box of seals and plastics to replace everything when I do.

Also some 17x8 and 17x9 BBS RS's

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Along with some tidbits of the truckload of parts I got!

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Postby M20_fever » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:29 pm

Damn, actually looks pretty clean! The paint should buff up nice. My 318is looked like that and buffed out like new. Interior pics?
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Re: Ryki's Intro to M3

Postby Ryki » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:57 pm

It got late before I could get some interior pics, I'll get some tomorrow but it looks good for black leather :D I'm also hoping I get another few things from him, like the stuff to make it a 2.5l (pistons etc.)
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Re: Ryki's Intro to M3

Postby blasphemy101 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:40 pm

Seriously jealous! My dad's M3 had Style 5s (RS). In my opinion, they're the best-looking wheels you could put on that car. You should just ship me your Type A's and I'll take care of them... Shame about the paint, but that's easy enough to get taken care of. The interior looks nice from what I can see of it. The E30 interior always looks so classy in black.

I'd be careful about snooping around inside the S14, unless there's something particularly wrong with it. They can be a little temperamental to begin with, and if things go wrong, parts are pretty pricey.
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Re: Ryki's Intro to M3

Postby M20_fever » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:36 pm

yeah, like $15k to rebuild properly pricey. :shock:
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Re: Ryki's Intro to M3

Postby Yoshi » Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:47 pm

Paint can always be fixed. I don't get why so many people will pass on a car that has paint like this. A respray isn't too bad and you can buff most stuff out.

Definitely looks like a keeper.
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Re: Ryki's Intro to M3

Postby Ryki » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:35 pm

Happy to hear! Everything's good and original that I can find and she's does run well right now so I'll fix small things and work on buffing the paint for now. Gotta handle a poor attempt at a restart on the trunk, seems they wanted to start small and failed.... She's back on stock weaves til I can clean and polish the RSs. Thoughts on color? Silver lip and gold center seems popular and attractive. I plan on rebuilding the trans first as the previous owner *should* be including the new sprockets, chain, gaskets, seals and guide rails to start off my engine rebuild parts cache. I'll see if that happens but for now I'd like to fix the output shaft leak, even if it is small.

I'm just glad that's she's complete and mine : ) I'll be putting a fair bit of time getting her heading in the right direction, seeing as my 318is is pretty much scored she should get most of my free time.
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Re: Ryki's Intro to M3

Postby M20_fever » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:39 pm

Gold with polished lips is timeless.
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Re: Ryki's Intro to M3

Postby Nsquared97 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:17 am

M20_fever wrote:Gold with polished lips is timeless.

Indeed, not that I am partial in anyway...

And just to re-inforce what has already been said about the paint, mine looked fairly similar before I buffed it. Zinno is surprisingly resilliant, I'm betting you can get it back to being a 5-10 foot paint job.

Congrats on the aquisition though man, I'm excited for you! Should be a lot of fun bringing her back into her prime and beyond.
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Re: Ryki's Intro to M3

Postby Ryki » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:47 pm

Hmmm, I'll definitely look at wipping her up and doing some rust prevention underneath. If the paint turns out decent enough then I'll start elsewhere. I've already got bushings, the strut towers were replaced so I'm gonna do the ball joints and control arms and then move to the rear subframe. Probably pull the whole thing and fix her up before putting it back on. Definitely excited and glad to have her :D

Thoughts on things to bring the paint back to life? Maybe something to remove the oxidization, then a typical buff, then a sealer and finally a good strong wax? I know Tony said he had one and worked on it but if I wanted to do my best and no effort would be ignored for it?
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Re: Ryki's Intro to M3

Postby M20_fever » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:37 pm

Start with a clay bar kit, then wax and buff, you'll be surprised how much it improves.
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Re: Ryki's Intro to M3

Postby Nsquared97 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:33 am

I tried claybar on mine and it really didn't seem to do much. I just ended up buffing it by hand and it turned out great. But, not even 2 years later it needs it again. Never really waxed it though so that probably doesn't help. I am thinking claybar after buff? IDK, I'm definitely not a paint/body expert.
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