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Full Metal Bracket

As we all know by now, the e36 BMW is notorious for its use of plastic. The interior is the usual target of most criticisms, but it doesn’t stop there. Plastics are found all throughout the car, even making their [...]

April 19, 2018 Projects

Braking Things Daily

When building a car, a lot of people (myself included) forget that a fast car needs to be able to shed that speed at a moment’s notice. After going back and forth what to do with the e36 318is, we [...]

December 8, 2017 Projects

In the Bumper Down Under [Project e36 328is]

One word: Plastics. No, I’m not giving advice from 1967 concerning an industry with a great future, but rather that most cars built within the last 20 years are chock full of plastic panels that cover virtually anything and everything. [...]

August 2, 2017 Projects

[Project 328is e36] Full Circle Suspension Fail

Sometimes what seems to be a good deal is in fact too good to be true. For several years I had wanted to upgrade the suspension on the e36 to a true adjustable coilover setup. [...]

February 28, 2017 Projects

[Project 328is E36] Undoing the Upgrade

I’ve been monkeying with old Bavarian cars for about ten years now. In that time, I’ve been able to test a lot of the tried-and-true “upgrades” folks seem to perform to these cars. When the 328 received its s52 swap 3 [...]

January 23, 2017 Projects

[Project E36 318is] Lieutenant Dan to Ground Control

Our latest project car, the extra-not-fast BMW 318is, is being tweaked into a fun daily driver without going overboard. [...]

October 11, 2016 Projects

[Project E36 318is] Caking On the Makeup

Cosmetic pieces are usually the last additions I make to a car. Namely because their only function is to look pretty. [...]

September 8, 2016 Projects

High Mileage Hero

  I‘ve spent a lot of time talking about other people’s cars, but even the mad scientist behind the articles has a story to share about his ride. I’ve owned this car 6 years and it’s gone through a series [...]

June 14, 2016 Reviews