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Old 12-30-2007, 10:57 PM   #1
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community build?

hey guys, i have a neat, and possibly fun idea.


this would involve donations, and massive amounts of my time. i dont know if you guys would be for this idea or not, but its worth a shot.


how would you guys like to do a community build/restoration of a (cheap) car? i would spend my time building it, as long as you guys donate some cash for parts. now, once the car is complete it will be sold on ebay, half going to a charity and half going to unitedbimmer. or the full amount going to charity. we would have to discuss the type of car, but i would like to do a vw beetle. mainly because i can work on them easily, and because parts are extremely cheap. i have found one localy for $900, engine runs fine, interior is OK, but has rusty floor pans($70 for new) and no headliner($30 for new). its a 1965 sunroof beetle(RARE) and when finished it would sell for anywhere from 5K-12K

if everyone OK's it, i have the time, truck, and trailer for it.
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:31 PM   #2
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It's well worth looking into
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Old 12-30-2007, 11:48 PM   #3
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It's well worth looking into
yeah i think so.



heres the car:



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Old 12-31-2007, 12:17 AM   #4
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We're a BMW site.
Let's settle on a BMW and let's do it!!!

we're in for a "cheap" E36. Like a 318. We'll need a custom paint job but we'll donate parts for it - lighting of course
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:48 AM   #5
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yeah, a Bimmer would prolly work better for this site, especially because most supporting vendors are bimmer-specified
although the bug you're thinking about is quite interesting. Sunroof bugs really are rare...
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:21 AM   #6
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yea but i think if its a bimmer he may not be able to work on it as easily, hell most mechanics cant work on these cars as easily
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:10 PM   #7
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yea but i think if its a bimmer he may not be able to work on it as easily, hell most mechanics cant work on these cars as easily
yeah, i dont think i could work on a bimmer. well, i probably COULD as long as it dosnt need any engine work or whatever,but it would take alot more time and money. an e30 wouldnt be so bad besides, beetles are still german and the parts for beetles are 100X cheaper then parts for bmws. that was my thinking when i sugested the bug.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:17 PM   #8
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we're in for a "cheap" E36
we want to make money. not loose it

(most of you know my e36 prejudice)

that said i think its a cool idea, i donno if i could contribute much, as i just quit my job and am still in college.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:23 PM   #9
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How about u just donate some money to me for a 911 turbo from like the 90's and i'll build it better.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:44 PM   #10
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How about u just donate some money to me for a 911 turbo from like the 90's and i'll build it better.
LOL. thats funny. do you have any mechanical skill at all? i pretty much rebuilt my last vw bug from the ground up untill i lost my job and had to sell it, and my dad is an ex-mechanic incase i need any extra help.


how about on old vw dune buggy?



it looks identical to that one,but it has the same problem my last bug did, brakes are locked up, which would take me about 30 minutes to clear that up. paint is good on it, just needs some interior parts (wont cost more then $80) and i could probably pick it up for about $500. i know the guy that ownes it and he told me he would sell it to me for a good price if i ever wanted it. let me know what you think.
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:59 PM   #11
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Yea I was on the research and development team when they were making the M6 and that came out to be a pretty good car so yea I have some mechanical skill.
Nahhhh I'm just kidding I never re built a car in my life but I could learn as I go.
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:09 PM   #12
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Yea I was on the research and development team when they were making the M6 and that came out to be a pretty good car so yea I have some mechanical skill.
Nahhhh I'm just kidding I never re built a car in my life but I could learn as I go.
if you want to learn how to work on a car, start with a bug. those things are extreamly easy to work on and you will learn ALOT while just tinkering with it. i mean, they may not be the best looking or the fastest when stock, but with some small upgrades they can look fantastic and be doing wheelies in no time with a motor swap

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Old 12-31-2007, 05:52 PM   #13
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Dude i'm not sponsoring a rebuild project on a BMW forum unless its a BMW.
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Realistically I don't see it working, would be nice and all if it did.
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^+1 :/

A bug or buggy are def. awesome cars, I'd wish it would work out
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