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    Hi all, I've been on this thread for a while and my project is a couple years in, but due to recent events, I've decided to start a build thread for my car, partially to keep me motivated to work, but also just to share I'm 19 years old and I am a History major(I want to be a high school teacher) and yes my dad bought me my car, and has supported some of my car
    (mostly mechanical,) but I worked hard to get my car to here. Anyways.....

    The story begins: I was turning 16 maybe (or 17) and my Dad bought me a 1991 318i from a guy local to me, he swapped the motor for an M52 out of a 98 328i, and autocrossed the car for a couple years. It was lowered on Koni & IE3 Springs, the interior was in great condition. The car was in great shape and we got a good deal on it. The day i got it!

    Fast forward a couple months: I wreck the car, no other cars involved, I was being dumb in the rain and the M52 and my lack of skills put me in a ditch, which destroyed my fender and the valence, for some reason I have no pictures directly after the wreck but here is one with new panels.

    So with the help of my dad who did bodywork on boats when he was younger,I did all the sanding, as he told me where to sand more and to keep sanding(not a fun process) and then he painted the car, in the driveway, paint turned out better than I ever expected!
    And then I picked up some 16x9 Miro STP1's!
    The next few months was just picking up random pieces of trim and other small things missing on the car, and fixing hiccups mechanically!

    Early 2014 I picked up Megan Coilovers, an iS Lip, and some 17x8 Rotiform BLQ's, threw all that on and went to Sowo

    And then we found out the reason the car wouldn't run for more than 3 weeks without a problem was the PO kinda just threw together the swap in ways, the car was basically half OBD1 and half OBD2, so thanks to Markert Motorworks, we got a new wiring harness, ECU, and then a DynoTune, The M52 put down 196hp/186ft/lbs of torque

    Then we painted the IS lip white and hooked up with my man Yusuf Shakirov!

    A weekend or two ago I removed my old hood insulation and repainted the hood and reinstalled a mylar hood liner, very happy with the results! (That's my Pop's painting)
    And the result!

    AND NOW WERE HERE:
    My car was hit & run in my apartment complex... No cameras exactly on my car, but there are some in the area, I actually saw the truck driving away, so I do have some idea, right now we are still studying the security cameras to find the idiot responsible. I'll need a new fender, mirror, and possibly a door. Makes me sick and this is the reason I started the thread, because now I have to start over again, and I know this will motivate me!

    But that's my build thread to date, got a lot in store for this car this year, thanks for reading

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    Wow, what a fucking bummer man, keep this shit coming, love the direction your going with this so far

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    Damn some bad luck man, looks good though. Can't believe I didn't see this at Sowo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99sil-teg View Post
    Damn some bad luck man, looks good though. Can't believe I didn't see this at Sowo.
    we'll be back this year, no worries! haha

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    how unfortunate man. I dig the car. im subbing to this thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by volkswagger84 View Post
    how unfortunate man. I dig the car. im subbing to this thread
    Preciate the love

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    Thats good power for an m52 whats done to it?
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    Meh gusta! keep it going! you have a great platform you're working with

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    Quote Originally Posted by meech View Post
    Thats good power for an m52 whats done to it?
    OBD2, Markert Motorworks wiring harness, and tune, also intake. plus, the guy who owns market motor works which is just a local bmw shop, has the same set up, but my lack of headlight/funnel towards the intake gave me 5 more horsepower than him he was angry, haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by emanyankee View Post
    Meh gusta! keep it going! you have a great platform you're working with
    I've got some good plans once I get back to working and sell my rimZ

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    Bummer about the hit and run. Very clean car otherwise and you pull the rotiforms off very nicely
    Great neck

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.Three.0 View Post
    we'll be back this year, no worries! haha
    I'll have to keep an eye out, I'll have the 02 there again this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsjustkevin View Post
    Bummer about the hit and run. Very clean car otherwise and you pull the rotiforms off very nicely
    Thanks man and yeah I loved them, but I will be selling them, time for a different look, which I'm very excited for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99sil-teg View Post
    I'll have to keep an eye out, I'll have the 02 there again this year
    YES! I'll be on the look out

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    Awesome to see another Georgia teenager building an old car. Hopefully I'll see you at sowo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatbeetleguy View Post
    Awesome to see another Georgia teenager building an old car. Hopefully I'll see you at sowo.
    I get out of class like 2 weeks before sowo, so ill be up there the whole week of and the weekend!

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    I'll see you around there in my kia! can't wait for sowo


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    Quote Originally Posted by 244Brick View Post
    I'll see you around there in my kia! can't wait for sowo
    I've seen you around before, but i know, it can't come quick enough!

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    Not much happening, the apartment complex kept putting me off to watch security film and now its "gone" since its been a week so they're contacting the video camera company to try and recover the film, kind of frustrating cause they have not helped much, may just be paying out of pocket.
    Still waiting on wheels to sell, if they don't i have a nice color in mind to change the rotiforms to.
    Here's a pic from my brothers wedding shower, parked VIP since he drove it there

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    Well the apartment complex kind of screwed me over, and kept pushing me back, and so yeah, I don't think we'll be finding the guy... But I went to Strictly German and picked up a fender a mirror so I can go ahead and start fixing it. More updates coming soon

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    That hit and run sucks bro, but keep up the good work! I like the paint job you got on there.

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    WHEELS FINALLY SOLD! Should be picking up my new wheels sometime next week! Things should get exciting soon!!! ))))

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    can't wait to see the new wheels. i think i follow you on IG and have seen this a bunch. looks like with your and your fathers bodywork skill you'll have the new fender and mirror on in no time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eethirty View Post
    can't wait to see the new wheels. i think i follow you on IG and have seen this a bunch. looks like with your and your fathers bodywork skill you'll have the new fender and mirror on in no time.
    Im pretty excited, the wheels will be a little project, which I've never done, so I'm looking forward to it!

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    ideas for new wheels?

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