Let's hear a little bit about the driver - What's your name and where are you from?
My name is Charlie, I'm 22 from the United Kingdom just north of London.
What got you into modifying cars and what kept you in it?
I'd say I've always had a passion for cars and modifying them from a young age, my dad has been a mechanic for well over 20 years now so I've grew up around cars. He use to build banger racers and race classic minis so that's where it all started but my true love for modifying cars was when one of the local homies got their first car, it was a mk4 golf in Burgundy red, he slammed it on some eBay coilovers and put some Porsche twists on it and it looked wicked! From that alone I was hooked onto the euro scene where I went onto buying my first car a mk1 caddy. For what has kept me into modifying cars? My homies. Of course I have a passion for it regardless of others being there but it's all about the memories and amazing people I have met over the time I've been into cars.
Ok ok ok... Tell us about your ride, what is it?
My current car is an bmw e36 328i sport in Montreal Blue.
So I actually bought this car of a friend of a friend on a wooden shipping pallet as it came with no wheels. Pretty gangster right? As from there I purchased a set of work meisters s1 2p's from my friend in need of a major refurb, so I stripped them back with acid and fully hand polished them myself! To make these fit I installed camber arms on the rear and up front adjustable top mounts and the e36 'washer mod' I've also fitted felony form fibreglass rear overfenders, custom made side skirt extensions made from a local DIY shop for £8 ($10) per a side, musk customs front bumper lip, hella fog light blanks, American style front plate delete, pretty much a full straight through exhaust, the wing is a japspeed BGW deck which I got for £100 ($120) I fabricated some low boot mounts and the very aggressive end plates as I've always loved this style and was inspired by @badfitment e36! Just to add the car has had a full respray in the factory colour of Montreal blue also. Oh and of course the crème de la crème the Rubadub media sunstrip banner *go to www.rubadubmedia.com to buy your own* ;)
Interior is fairly basic, I've got black heated leather seats fitted from an e46, all the headlining and trims have been refinished in black fabric and suede.
Anything special under the hood?
Same as the interior, also very basic it's a standard m52 2.8L inline 6 from BMW the plastic covers on top of the engine have been powder coated anthracite grey with black pin striping. I've also got custom made 20mm engine raisers as no one likes to smash sumps (been there done that) the front end is fully poly-bushed and the rear has solid metal bushing in it for a stiffer ride.
What are some things you've done to your car that others might not notice?
ITS STATIC. If I had a pound for everytime someone asked if I'm on air ride I'd be able to afford air ride! Due to being static, my fuel lines and brake lines are internally ran inside of the car, sometimes smells of fuel in the cab but I'd rather that than rip a hole in fuel/brake line (I've been there. It sucks.) also recently I ripped my fuel tank straps off leaving a car show about 100 miles from where I live so shout out to my boys for helping me ratchet strap the tank back on and getting it home which leads onto the point my fuel tank now has fully welded in mounts and bash guards to make sure it doesn't happen again. Just little things people probably wouldn't have thought of or ever have seen from a static car.
Anything else you'd like to add? (could be about anything)
Appreciate those around you who support and help you grow.
Oh and the "GLP" on my end plates... if you know then you know.