Originally Posted by theSMELSINATOR
i hate to say it but you
i hate to say it, but you could sell that dash for a few hundred (more than the car is probably worth as a whole in that shape). then you could part out the rest of the car. with 6 grand coming in and money from parts, spend the 3 grand you wanted to put into this one and buy a much nicer E30 (maybe one from 89-91 so you don't get stuck with the diving board bumpers) in full working condition. Mine was about $3500 and has a spotless interior and few cosmetic flaws.
again, i hate to even suggest selling a bimmer for parts, but at this rate its not worth putting 3 grand into. just my opinion.
I hate todo this but, I have to agree if you are going to spend $3000 you can find a much better car, I have seen some good cars going at a cheap rate, a 318is the other day go for $2400 on another site and it looked imaculate, that would leave you with $600 for basic maintence items that you should do. Why not just get something in better shape? There are a lot of decent e30s out there going for prices between $1000-2500, maybe look for one of those. I dont know if you just want a project or what but IMO spending the 3k on a decent car would get you a lot farther a lot faster.
Those look like euro elipsolids, you can find people who will sell you a set for $300 with euro grills.