repaired a loose, wobbly driver's side mirror by transplanting the adjustment motor, plastic gears, and glass from a complete 1985 325e mirror i got on ebay. the old motor seemed to work and the glass was ok, it was just the plastic motor housing that was cracked and allowing the mirror to wobble around.
the mirror glass from the 85 325e is thinner and seems less "zoomed in" for a wider viewing angle. not sure why it was more zoomed-in for the 88 m3. i really liked the multivex mirrors i had on my exige, so maybe i'll just end up getting those.
removed the remaining parts of the non-functioning heat and a/c system. most of the hoses were just hacked off before, but now the blower motor, heater housing, controls, lots of wiring, and other junk are all out of the car.
the seat, steering wheel, and instrument cluster have been removed temporarily so that i can clean the floor of the car and repaint it. the cage will also be painted white.
purchased this alpine white 88 e30 m3 from a private seller and drove it home from minneapolis, minnesota.
it has an 8-point roll cage, single omp race seat, schroth 6-point harness, dinan ecu chip, baffled oil pan, custom 3-inch exhaust, and bilstein sport shocks and h&r race springs. it came with two sets of wheels and tires with a full-sized spare.
the odometer reads 83k miles but the odometer gears were blown out long ago (common after 20 years of grease deteriorating the polyurethane gears) so the mileage is closer to 100k according to the previous owner. i've ordered a new set of aftermarket gears and will be reactivating the odometer at 100,000 miles as soon as they arrive.
the heat, air conditioning, radio, and some other minor electrical things have been removed (or rather, not re-installed when it was gutted).