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      07-08-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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TUN3D 135i build (1M Conversion)

Thanks to ilikebmxbikes, Sk8fe, Venom, EINSER M, Mybad135, Tony135, uberschnell, and a few others for answering my questions in regards to this project. Not reinventing the wheel here, just another boring 1M conversion -- haha! Hopefully some of the pics will help the next guy in line -- so lets get to it.

Note: I broke this build into different sections/threads. The page was getting so big that even I had trouble following or finding things at times. This conversion has many phases. I've done my best to group them in a manner which is easy to understand and navigate.

Navigation: Conversion & Parts List
Home Page & Main Build Thread <
Front
Rear & Quarters
Battery & Exhaust

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PREFACE
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This is the goal. I want to get as close to this as possible...

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08/13/14
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08/17/14
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09/04/14 - BODY WORK
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09/18/14 - PAINT
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10/28/14 - BACK TOGETHER
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10/29/14
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11/12/14 - NEW WHEELS
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      07-08-2013, 03:04 PM   #2
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First question...where's the pics mang?!
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      07-08-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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infinitekid2002 > Ha! Coming man, I didn't think anyone would give 3-shits so soon! I'm going to post some good shit, specifically related to the 1M-DTM/Kerscher front bumper. Stay TUN3D!
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Ha! Coming man, I didn't think anyone would give a 3-shits so soon! I'm going to post some good shit, specifically related to the 1M-DTM/Kerscher front bumper. Stay TUN3D!
cool, you've joined the club!
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Update >

Got things rolling today. More to come.
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awesome! lots of work, my bumper from Kersher came a bit different than yours, no white coating, had grills already installed and came with most of the precut holes as did the lip
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infinitekid2002 > Sweet! Is it the same bumper?
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Sweet! Is it the same bumper?
i think so
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oh how did u get the grills in? mine did not come with grill holes. i'm thinking about using my stock bumper to create a template and then drill holes with that
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      07-09-2013, 10:19 PM   #10
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Bump to post some finished pics lol
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      07-09-2013, 10:33 PM   #11
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Dtm fiberwerks is a local small company in LA. Seems like they took the Kerscher bumper and made their own mold from it.
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Looks great. Didnt think it would be that much work though YUCK! Not acceptable to see that kind of damage.
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Fiberglass for the lose
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infinitekid2002 > I didn't do this myself. Body-shop is on it as we speak.

SfValley335i > Yup. I wonder how these two are related.

greensto > The chip was really small. The minute I saw the bumper I knew it was going straight to the shop. I've done fiberglass kits before enough to know that it wasn't going to be a problem.

ASPEC135i . Agreed.

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More images are coming guys. I did a fitment test myself (which is what you see in my signature), the minute I got the bumper. It was on point. I'll post images of that shortly along with my solution for the ducts. I'm waiting for OSS to wrap up my headlights by Friday morning so I can drop it off for final fitment before paint. Got the blessing from Einser M to go BloodShot! Finish will be over gunmetal with a black-out (shit is gonna be serious).
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Update >

- Added the ducts section
- Added "fitting" images for 1M bumper
- Added some other cool images
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Looks good so far! I would just like to say thanks for all the great photos and the awesome commenting on them!
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I35it > No worries, thank you for checking it out! I'll be refining the comments as I go. At the latest I should have the everything back from the body-shop and mounted by Monday/Tuesday.
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      07-10-2013, 06:39 PM   #18
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Stohlen > N.. O.. D.. O.. U.. B.. T!

BTW...did you know you can get this insured?
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Hey have you drilled the holes for the grill if so how did you do it? Thanks man looks sick
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C.junior > I'm not doing the work...body-shop...
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      07-10-2013, 09:37 PM   #22
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Ook kool one other question what suspension u on your car is slammed
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