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Gem's BMW E30 325D Touring
17-07-2013, 11:51 AM
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Gem's BMW E30 325D Touring
After being offered RM1's Malachite green touring, we took the opportunity and drove down December 2011 and picked it up.

We were originally going to break it and use the bits for our other touring, but this one's in a lot better condition and needs less work so all plans have been moved on to this one, and the other ones being scrapped.

What we've done so far:

2.5 TDS Engine
Black Leather Seats (Front's are E36)
Black Carpet
Boost, ETG and water temp gauge with carbon fibre effect gauge pillar gauge pod
Borbet A's 16x9s all round (Resprayed Graphite BMW Silver)
Custom Mechanical Pump (1 of 10 ever made)
E36 M3 Steering rack
Intercooler
IS Splitter
Kidney Grills/Engine Bay also resprayed Graphite BMW Silver
HID's
Pressed Plates
Purple Dice Dustcaps
Strut brace
TVR Exhaust

2013 Plans:

New Engine
Bigger Turbo
5 Stud conversion
16x8 et16 Aluline alloys

So pics, these were the ones we were sent.
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Ready for the trip home.
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Pics at home with her new sister.
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Going to get the seats removed and replaced with the black leather as they were tan.

Ordered some engine mounts and carpet dye, they came today so work should hopefully start soon.

We've resprayed the carpets black, more to do though.

Last night John fitted the rear carpet and seatbelts & started fitting rear seats and rear boot carpet. Only got 5 weeks to complete her.. eeek!

I would recommend this lady (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/kaz01462/m.htm...4340.l2562) on ebay though for the dye. Comes next day delivery and quite good prices.

Looks really good inside, part of the boot carpet, rear seat carpet and this bit is done but couldn't get a decent pic apart from this one.
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More black bits.
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Last night I had a go at spraying the interior and was impressed with how it looked.
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^ The only M51 2.5TDS E30 in the UK ^
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17-07-2013, 07:52 PM
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RE: Gem's BMW E30 325D Touring
Not had time to read this full thread yet but holy sh#t that's an awesome build thread !
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18-07-2013, 03:55 PM
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RE: Gem's BMW E30 325D Touring
that's a LOT of pictures Icon_smile fab thread... it is coming along nicely
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19-07-2013, 03:46 AM
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RE: Gem's BMW E30 325D Touring
Worth it by the looks of things Icon_smile
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19-07-2013, 09:16 PM
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RE: Gem's BMW E30 325D Touring
I think most of the BMW wagons look better than their saloon counterparts. The E30 wagon is way better looking than the saloon!

Pretty cool project to have!
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20-07-2013, 09:27 AM
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RE: Gem's BMW E30 325D Touring
looking mint, lots of love for E30`s

who goes offroading ?
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20-07-2013, 04:43 PM
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RE: Gem's BMW E30 325D Touring
cool ill post some pics, dessert mostly not done korc yet as there is always one of our trucks thats shat its pants, also laning, holymoorside, padley wood, biggin quarry and frickley :-)
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