Thursday, April 6, 2023

BMW E36 Pull-A-Part spending spree on 318ti

Pulling a bunch of parts! We loaded up on $365 worth of BMW 3-series parts, including an M bumper at the Pull-A-Part in Birmingham, Alabama. As I stood back and admired the prize emerald green Compact Beemer, it wasn't long before parts vultures circled the green 1997 BMW 318ti with the Contour wheels. I had just pulled the front bumper and started yanking seats. A crew of BMW drifting competitors from Atlanta shadowed my footsteps. "You want those wheels?" Yes, I thought, but my wheelbarrow was already loaded and my wallet overwhelmed by my enthusiasm to spend parts on my $845 wrecker auction find in
Hellrot Red.

"You can have them, I guess. I don't need to spend more money," I laughed. As soon as the words left my mouth I regretted them. The wheels were off the car in a matter of minutes and rolled away. Time flies I continued to work for about four hours. Koni shocks, struts, and rear springs joined the bumper and white leather seats in my overflowing wheel barrow. I made my exit. Forced to carry the seats about 25 steps, sit them down, then retrieve the wheelbarrow full of parts and tools. The see-saw approach to moving the big load would not have been needed had I rented a golf cart. Lesson learned. The PAP $5 rental fee would have been a good investment. And...I shoulda grabbed those wheels! Stay tuned! Jody Potter – Junkyard Life: The Story Beneath the Rust

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