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      01-20-2013, 12:05 AM   #1
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Arrow (E36 ///M CONTENT) Update!

Original thread when I purchased the car: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=782734


Hey guys I did a quick unedited(yet) photoshoot today scroll down for pics. So... where to begin... After rescuing this car from it's previous owner (who had it for 10 years, 5 of which, it sat in a garage collecting dust.) I changed all of the fluids, spark plugs, brake pads, etc. etc. (regular maintenance blah, blah.)


Then I started on the cosmetic stuff. Changed the hideous ///M roundels to OEM roundels, but went with a black set in the end. The ///M badge was faded and dull so i updated it with a gloss black badge. The OEM tail lights were dull and yellow so I purchased a clear set to replace them. The chrome door handle trim was ripped off and replaced with black, along with the chrome kidneys. Tinted the windows, and did a few other things here and there...

STILL ON THE HUNT FOR ERA APROPPERIATE WHEELS!!! If you have something you think might work, PM me.


Anyway, to the pictures-
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      01-20-2013, 12:11 AM   #2
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WOW she looks GORGEOUS, I love the color and IMO you did an awesome job on making her come back to life, thanks for sharing and keep up the great work!
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      01-20-2013, 12:20 AM   #3
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      01-20-2013, 03:49 AM   #4
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      01-20-2013, 04:30 AM   #5
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nice!!
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      01-20-2013, 05:04 AM   #6
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She is a beauty, nice work!
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      01-20-2013, 07:02 AM   #9
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Off to a good start. As mentioned in your other thread--that car does not look like it is the OEM yellow. Check the paint code in the door jamb and see what it says.
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This thing is gorgeous! Get that diffuser painted black pronto! Everything else looks great, great buy!
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Thanks guys!!! Over the last few weeks this car has taken up a lot of my time. Between work and my family, I don't have much of it left. But it's paying off. I've gotten a lot of compliments on it on the streets.
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Off to a good start. As mentioned in your other thread--that car does not look like it is the OEM yellow. Check the paint code in the door jamb and see what it says.

The OEM color is dakar yellow, but the previous owner repainted it. I'm not entirely sure, but I'm thinking it could be the phoenix yellow? I've seen a few e46's in phoenix and this seems pretty close.


Btw, I found a set of those throwing stars (style 21's) you were telling me about the other day. But by the time I got off work and called the guy he had already sold them!!! Too bad... They are hard to find.
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Love the E36 ! Had 3 of them, and would have another as a project one day
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The OEM color is dakar yellow, but the previous owner repainted it. I'm not entirely sure, but I'm thinking it could be the phoenix yellow? I've seen a few e46's in phoenix and this seems pretty close.


Btw, I found a set of those throwing stars (style 21's) you were telling me about the other day. But by the time I got off work and called the guy he had already sold them!!! Too bad... They are hard to find.
phoenix yellow is like baby throwup metallic. Not even close to this. This is more like atacama yellow.
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Feeling nostalgic. I loveee E36s. Just don't like the cheesy HIDs.
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