Boris the BMW E46 Build

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  1. sideswiper1

    sideswiper1 New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    After cutting my teeth on an MX5 at Norfolk Arena, I decided to make life a bit easier (the MX5 had no powersteering and you had to drive the bollocks of it all the time) So I bought a very tidy E46 323 Ci for £500 with 98.000 on the clock. First jobs were to reduce the weight by stripping out the unnecessary crap and to fit coilovers. I made a very amateur youtube video about it:


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    Here are a couple of pics to give you an idea of what it looks like now:

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    More parts bought, some fitted....

    More parts were needed, before I could even think of taking Boris for some big skids! So next up I bagged a set of mint 15" skid rims for a bargain £35

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    So we painted them in loud colours as per the skid scene!

    Next up I managed to get hold of a medium case 3.38 diff from an automatic for £75! :o I then set to with the welder and welded the crap out of it!
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    Next up I got some 3 point harnesses and scored some bucket seats for £20 for the pair! Result! They needed a scrub and one has a small tear, but what the hell at that price who is arguing?

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    I have fitted the passenger seat, but haven't had time to get them both in, so next jobs up are fitting that and the diff.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    You've been misinformed pal
     
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    sideswiper1 New Member

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    Why do you say that?
     
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    Because lairy coloured wheels are so 2011. But its your car dude!
     
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    As above, just because it's a drift car doesn't mean it has to look like a banger racer.
     
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    "woah mate, i gots a drift slut so need luminous wheels to make me a better hook slider..."

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    Blimey, I didn't realise I could rattle your chains sooooo easily!!! I don't need luminous wheels to look a better slider! lol I don't take myself too seriously, the whole car is a bit 'tongue in cheek', I didn't realise you all had to take so seriously, or are you just people who talk the talk, but don't walk the walk?
     
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    I've been walking the walk for quite some time now. Albeit a slightly different one to you. With less luminosity.
     
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    Well each to their own I guess, but a sliver BMW is not going to be the most exiting thing to watch going round Norfolk Arena. Plus I take my 12 year old daughter as a passenger, so I would rather the car is visible (less likely to get twatted into). If it's going to really bother people I will paint the skid wheels hearing aid beige?
     
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    Paint the car beige but keep the bright wheels.

    Up to you dude your car, if they were nicer wheels people might have liked it more.
     
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    Hi, thanks Andy for the support, at least you aren't a member of the 'Driftworks anti membership brigade!
     
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    Work has continued with Boris, both the bucket seats are now in and the really make a difference and hold you in. The welded diff is now fitted, plus the traction control and ABS is now disabled.... IMG_0482.JPG
     
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    The rear box has been deleted mainly because it was blowing! So I have welded a straight piece of pipe on...It makes an interesting noise now! Plus I have removed the front bumper, and chucked away a lot on crap that wasn't needed behind it like the horns ducts etc. I have fitted another horn under the bonnet as the OEM ones didn't work. Then I removed the fog lights, and chopped some other bits out of the front bumper to allow access to the front suspension so an 'A' frame can be fitted easiliy.
     
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    Been twirling the spanners again on Boris.... this time added some adjustable top mounts to add gangster camber!

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