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Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
12/5/17 7:50 p.m.

After all sorts of issues, I've given up on my V8-swapped M3 project. Instead, I'm going to stuff my LS1 into a 350Z, which should be way more fun.

That means I have an E36 carcass to get rid of, so let the partout begin!

What: 1997 BMW M3 Sedan (black)

Where: Ormond Beach, Florida (but I'm great at shipping)

Parts Available:

  • Complete Dove Grey interior with manual, heated seats. Great shape aside from two small holes in driver seat bolsters
  • Perfect dash
  • Cluster
  • Radio
  • Airbags
  • CD Changer
  • ABS Pump
  • 4 doors
  • front fenders
  • 4 contour wheels with Hoosier rain tires on them. Not bent or scuffed, but for some reason the PO painted the lips of two of them purple.
  • All window switches/motors/glass/etc.
  • Side mirrors
  • Headlights
  • Side-marker lights
  • M3 Bumpers and side moldings
  • Front brakes, though they're stock 325i stuff
  • Front sway bar

This isn't the complete list, but is most of the good stuff. As items sell, I'll delete them from the list. No, there is no drivetrain for sale. If you need something that isn't listed here, post below and I'll let you know if I have it.

Price? Make me a fair offer. As a general guide, I'm aiming for 50% of eBay prices for GRM folks.

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
12/5/17 8:24 p.m.

Did you already have the swap parts like the mounts and stuff?

Asking for a friend....

secretariata
secretariata Dork
12/5/17 8:56 p.m.
Robbie said:

Did you already have the swap parts like the mounts and stuff?

Asking for a friend....

Robbie, thanks for looking out for me... ;)

In line behind Robbie for V-8 swap parts.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
12/5/17 10:03 p.m.

No swap parts. Focus on the BMW you vultures! 

Turbine
Turbine New Reader
12/6/17 5:29 a.m.

I’ve got a couple things I could use. Which stereo does it have? And which OBC? I’d also be interested in the rear deck speakers if they’re in decent shape. 

Thanks! 

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
12/6/17 5:34 a.m.

Mmmm... heated Vaders...  so tempting... although I haven't a clue what I'd put them in and my attic is already brimming with superfluous seats.  

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
12/6/17 7:28 a.m.

In reply to Turbine :

It has the Harmon/kardon unit with a changer in the back, seems to be in great shape too. Does that narrow it down enough? Sorry, e36 stereo isn’t my specialty. The car seems to be pretty loaded, though. 

The OBC should be the good one, too. I’ll grab pictures. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
12/6/17 7:30 a.m.

In reply to Ian F :

I’ll post pictures. Delivery to import carlisle would be pretty easy. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
12/6/17 10:04 a.m.

Radio and OBC:

 

Turbine
Turbine New Reader
12/6/17 11:26 p.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard :

Thanks!

Unfortunately, my coupe is pretty much a zero option car, so I’m not sure if either one of those will work for me. I’ll have to check

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero UltraDork
12/7/17 11:56 a.m.

PM'd for rear sway bar!

Sil80redtop
Sil80redtop HalfDork
12/7/17 4:12 p.m.

Are sedan front vaders the same as coupe vaders?

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
12/8/17 6:05 a.m.

Yes, they should be the same. 

Slippery
Slippery SuperDork
12/8/17 7:09 a.m.
Sil80redtop said:

Are sedan front vaders the same as coupe vaders?

I am 99.9% sure that 4 door cars never came with Vaders, only coupes and not all of them. 

With that being said, Vaders will bolt into a 4 door e36. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
12/8/17 8:25 a.m.

You know what, crap, I just looked again and they aren't vaders. My bad! Sorry about that, I'm sure I would have noticed when I pulled them out to ship. I'm an E30 guy and haven't really played with an E36 before, so I missed this one.

So, correction, Dove Grey M3 Sedan interior for sale. Sorry about that!

Good catch, Slippery.

glueguy
glueguy Dork
12/8/17 9:22 a.m.

You showed the OBC powered off.  Can't even make a good pixel joke.

 

 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
12/8/17 9:34 a.m.

Hah. If anybody is interested, I’ll find a battery and power it up. I’m at PRI, hence the lack of time/effort here. Next week the car will be on eBay in a much more dissassembled state. 

tripp
tripp Reader
12/12/17 4:40 a.m.

Is it complete shy of a drive train? I am wondering what it would take to drop a 350z engine and tranny in and have a daily driver. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
12/12/17 5:12 a.m.

It’s missing the front subframe, but aside from that yes, it’s pretty much complete. The front bumper/lights and such are sitting on my bench, not missing.

Here are a few pictures; I’ll shoot more once I’m back home. 

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UltraDork
12/12/17 7:55 a.m.

Those seats look nice.  Too bad they're a B*thch to ship.  

russde
russde New Reader
12/12/17 1:49 p.m.

Steering wheel condition? Don't need the airbag, my wheel is missing a lot of leather on the top (12 o'clock area)

How about the shifter? Just the knob (way to easy, just leave that one alone guys), again, mine just has leather damage (202k miles)

thanks,

Russ

wake74
wake74 New Reader
12/12/17 5:23 p.m.

Tom - Tried sending a PM through the Contact feature, but apparently it isn't working very well with my yahoo email account. Got kicked back.  Can you shoot me a note with the diff ratio, and price shipped to 27539?  Thanks!  Glenn

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
12/12/17 5:37 p.m.

In reply to volvoclearinghouse :

Maryland, huh? I’m headed up your way in February, and could probably drop them off. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
12/12/17 5:38 p.m.

In reply to russde :

I believe they’re both in good shape. Pictures and price with shipping can come tomorrow. 

What’s your zip code? 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Digital Experience Director
12/12/17 5:38 p.m.

In reply to wake74 :

Will do tomorrow evening. Thanks. 

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