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old bmw beater

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Dman1100, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. Dman1100

    Dman1100 Senior Member

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    My friends brother bought an old beat up beamer and now he's buying his friends civic. I might pick the bmw up for cheap to nothing because it's got bad tranny problems i guess. I was wondering if anyone has any idea how much parts would cost, like a new motor possibly, and definately a new tranny. It's a real piece and it's got some speed holes due to rust. i think it would do good at the track if it was built right. I think it's around an 85 - 90 maybe older. anyone know about old beamers?
     
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    there heavy as hell and parts arent cheap. sounds like a money pit.
     
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    i was thinking it would be expensive but i'll take it if they give it away. Maybe it's fixable and i can drive it instead of the civic
     
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    junk yards baby...I know where a few bmw's are around my house in some yards, if you get it I can front you the part, you sent me the cash, then I could send you the part. and there are only 2 yards that rip you off...there is this one yard that I can get a whole motor for $200, tranny for $150. with 90day warnt. although thats if you can find what you want, most of the time its striped down...but I would get the car if it was a few hundo or less...
     
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    i think i'll get it and take a few trips to the junk yards and try to make somethin happen
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :withstupid: I've got a friend with two late 80s Beemers, they're beautiful cars, but expensive as fuck to mod out.
     
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    this car is anything but beautiful
     
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    Spend the money on your civic.
     
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    even if you can fix it up enough to make a quick $100, it would be worth it to me. Just make it forsale as soon as you get it
     
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