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    Hi there,
    I recently started modifying my partner and I's E36 316i Compact. She always use to go on about beemers are wonderful!, they're more than just something to get you from A to B! etc, etc. I have to admit I was once in the frame of mind that a car's just a car. That is until an unfortunate (or very fortunate, depending on how you look at it) inccident happened where her old Fiesta was stolen one snowy Sunday night only to be found burnt out and crumpled in a field up the road the next day!
    Anyway, after the initial shock and tears (from her may I add!) we started looking on ebay for a cheap motor. We came across the Compact not far from where we live, it had a bit of a prang in the passenger side door and the rear quarter was slightly dented but other than that it was sound so we bought it for £700!
    I was driving a Renault Megane coupe that I'd had no end of trouble with so decided to get rid of it as I don't need the car for getting to work as it's only a 10 minute walk and quite frankly I could do with the excercise! After I started driving the beemer I have to admit I was hooked and my girl adopted one of those "I told you so" smug grins!!!
    From back when I first started driving I've always wanted to mod a car but never had the opportunity to do it. Luckily my girl's a bit of a petrol head and loved the idea of tidying up the Compact. So far I've replaced the ugly orange indicators with smoked ones and changed the standard side repeaters with M3 style clear ones that I must say has already made an improvement!
    Just bought a set of 17" M3 EVO replica rims that we're picking up next week and I can't wait to get them on the car.
    Future plans include performance exhaust, corner splitters on the front bumper or possibly the E46 style M3 bumper, M3 or K6 style wing mirrors, bumpers, side skirts and said mirrors colour coded while replacing passenger door and body work being touched up then possibly having the windows tinted.
    I'll post some photos along the way to show you all the progress.

    Bye for now,
    Rich
     
     

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    welcome aboard rich,but,if i may?...think twice on tinting windows these days.plod takes a dim view cos they can't see to book you for using your mobile.heard a story where they stopped some woman with tints.her hubby had to drive out with a razor and scratch the film before they let her drive on...twas a range rover but still...
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    Sounds like an awesome project, i'd like to see lots of pics

    Keep us informed every step of the way.... Petrol head GF, that's cool
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum Richie Twinz, it's a addictive trait until you have to work on them everyday! , Hope you enjoy your stay
     
     

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    Thanks guys,
    i'll definately put some pics up soon of what i've done so far even though it's not a lot. Can't wait to get the dents removed and everything colour coded coz dark grey plastic just ain't attractive now is it?!?!
    A20, ur car looks SIIIIICK!!!!! (in a bad meaning good type way!)

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    Hey guys,
    As I said at the beginning i'll post some pics soon i thought I'll post some during the progression of my beemer's transformation, kind of an ugly duckling into a swan type thing!!! (and trust me, it was kinda ugly when i first got it as u can see!!!!)
    The 17" M3 EVO rep rims were finally picked up and as soon as i get some new rubber and fitted them i'll post some new pics (MOT's due next week and i don't think it'll pass with a few of the tyres on the EVO's!!!)
    Fog lamps also turned up and will be fitted very soon (even if just for show until i've grown nads enuff to attempt wiring them up! lol)
    Look forward to comments and suggestions

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    mmmmm.......nice dent!!!!!
     
     

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    OK, new pic with new lights! (indicators, side repeaters and front fogs).
    Funny how something so little can make such a big change!

    Rich

     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richie Twinz View Post
    Thanks guys,
    i'll definately put some pics up soon of what i've done so far even though it's not a lot. Can't wait to get the dents removed and everything colour coded coz dark grey plastic just ain't attractive now is it?!?!
    A20, ur car looks SIIIIICK!!!!! (in a bad meaning good type way!)




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    Thanks very much mate


    Quote Originally Posted by Richie Twinz View Post
    OK, new pic with new lights! (indicators, side repeaters and front fogs).
    Funny how something so little can make such a big change!

    Rich

    What a transformation, looks soo much cleaner. Keep up the good work and keep posting the pics mate
     
     

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    Needs wheels now and that bodywork doing and it will be looking pretty tidy
     
     

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