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E36 Compact Build

Postby Richardt1985 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:25 pm

So i recently bought a lovely looking E36 Compact 318ti sport.

Always ran E30's as i love them but price/availability is above my station.

bought this little hog for 400 quid and the aim is to be build a tarmac spec car for as cheap as possible.

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Re: E36 Compact Build

Postby mrfuzzyfelts » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:11 pm

Nice, looked forward to the mandatory stripped out photo :mrgreen:
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Re: E36 Compact Build

Postby Richardt1985 » Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:17 pm

Well the leather seats are for sale in anyones interested?? :D :roll:
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Re: E36 Compact Build

Postby Adam Gardner » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:29 am

Looks a tidy one to start with!
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Re: E36 Compact Build

Postby Richardt1985 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:16 pm

So last weekend I finally managed to have a look at her since parking ehr up a couple of months ago.
The overall plan is to have a 2.8 motor but for the time being im wanting to get the car handling/stopping well do some trackdays in her while i save up the mods required to rally her. Hopefully a long term project where i can build the car up as and when time and money allows as ive previously delved in too far too soon and spent more time working on a car than using it therefore the interior will remain in tact albeit a proper seat and harness until i fit a roll cage as i hate seeing a stripped out car sat in a garage months on end.

So last weekend i fitted the front suspension and brakes.

I had picked up a pair of M3 Legs and brakes for 200 quid, DS3000 Pads for 150 and some H&R progressive sprins delivered on ebay for 40 quid!

As a note the standard springs felt stiller but were about 1" taller and the H&R springs were progressive. Front end isnt excatly "Stiff" but has good solid rebound. I also think it has dropped it around 10mm fron the standard 318 setup. Will keep the standard M3 springs if i need mor rife height.

One question if anyone could help? Will the 318 master cylinder be ok for the M3 brakes or do i need to swap forthe M3 one?

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Re: E36 Compact Build

Postby rearwheelsteercompact » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:12 pm

Richardt1985 wrote:Hopefully a long term project where i can build the car up as and when time and money allows as ive previously delved in too far too soon and spent more time working on a car than using it therefore the interior will remain in tact albeit a proper seat and harness until i fit a roll cage as i hate seeing a stripped out car sat in a garage months on end.


Makes good sense in my eyes.
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