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    The trunk setup
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    Front crossmember back in. Need bottom bag mounts and redoing shock absorber mount (not shown).
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    Finalized the family holiday card
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    Waiting for the rearend to be rebuilt to move forward on air suspension so got the front seat webbing replaced.


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    Got the rear axle back in (woo hoo!)

    Ran into some issues with the wheel spares I had. I have (2) 4"widths and (3) 4.5" widths. Weird.

    But here's a picture tucking 15" wheels in the rear, which would never happen because the frame would be on the ground.
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    Got to figure out what I want to do with wheels. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotheframe View Post
    Got to figure out what I want to do with wheels. Any suggestions?
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    Maybe some Snowflake....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotheframe View Post
    Got the rear axle back in (woo hoo!)

    Ran into some issues with the wheel spares I had. I have (2) 4"widths and (3) 4.5" widths. Weird.

    But here's a picture tucking 15" wheels in the rear, which would never happen because the frame would be on the ground.
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    Got to figure out what I want to do with wheels. Any suggestions?
    I would love some 17" ExtremeOffset smoothies with a bug smooth chrome hub cover on this

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotheframe View Post
    Got to figure out what I want to do with wheels. Any suggestions?
    Some 17 or 18" banded steelies with Volvo moon caps would suit this so well IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruttolo View Post
    I would love some 17" ExtremeOffset smoothies with a bug smooth chrome hub cover on this
    EDIT: ^^^ haha, beat me to it ^^^ +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by poondobber View Post
    Borbet Type A
    I have Autostrada Modena in my browser history. Not done a pshop tho.

    Quote Originally Posted by v8-rekord View Post
    Maybe some Snowflake....
    Which one’s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruttolo View Post
    I would love some 17" ExtremeOffset smoothies with a bug smooth chrome hub cover on this
    Would like to see a pic of the setup with “bug covers”.

    Quote Originally Posted by stanhayward View Post
    Some 17 or 18" banded steelies with Volvo moon caps would suit this so well IMO.
    There’s a wagon owner that split stock steelies and converted to 3pc. They’re glorious.
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    Made a lot of progress.

    Ran into an issue with the smoothies fitting once the car was dropped so I had to make the repainted oem steelies work even though the widths are different. Running the 4.5"widths in back and placing the 4"widths in front. Then the remaining 4.5" wheel will go back in the trunk for a spare.
    The Vredestein Sprint Classics came in - 155/80. Super skinny. Didn't want to run this circumference since its 7/8" taller than the tires on the Smoothies but I like the classic tire on the steelies.
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    Since these are oem wheels I have a variety of centers to chose from. I've ran smoothies for a while and wanted something different so I picked up some center caps for the steelies from VP Autoparts.
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    Also got the front suspension buttoned up.
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    This is how the car sits right now.
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    Next up, notching the rear seat floor to accommodate the drive shaft and figuring out the exhaust.

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    This is so beautiful. I love the skinny wheels on those steelies
    "You could roll an E30 in a BMW showroom today and people would think:
    Well, they finally got the 1 series right!"

    3.0 L e30 ground up build

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnmzl View Post
    This is so beautiful. I love the skinny wheels on those steelies
    Thanks! A lot more thought went into it than I convey here.

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    The Amazon is now off the blocks on its own wheels for the first time in 5 months.
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    Aired out
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    Pics are from a video so not best quality and the first one looks off level but its in the process of airing out. Test drove it, needs a couple things worked out like exhaust, brakes, and alignment. So excite!

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    Wow this is awesome. I love the way it looks, especially with that color!

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    Well, it certainly looks amazing. Where's that video at?
    "You could roll an E30 in a BMW showroom today and people would think:
    Well, they finally got the 1 series right!"

    3.0 L e30 ground up build

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    Love the quality work on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonaskvale77 View Post
    Wow this is awesome. I love the way it looks, especially with that color!
    Thanks! I love the color too. Can't wait to put the green interior in it.

    Quote Originally Posted by gnmzl View Post
    Well, it certainly looks amazing. Where's that video at?
    Thanks! Video right now is on my Instagram. Link in sig. I have a YouTube but doesn't have any of the build on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Miroteknik View Post
    Love the quality work on this.
    There's high standards to live up to in this group so that's a huge compliment. Mike (unclebubsgarage) does great work.

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    Getting closer.
    Had to cut the exhaust at rear axle since it can no longer go up and over axle. Picked up a VP Auto 025KSS 2" Stainless kit that includes 2" 2-into-1 downpipe, resonator and muffler. The kit has a section that still goes over rear axle but I repurposed the length to run under axle and attach to muffler. I was missing some hardware to hang the system so fabricated two hangers for the kit's rubber grommets out left over control arm spacers. I am worried that the resonator being about 3" diameter is going to have a problem once aired out. Aired out, there's very little light coming under on the shop floor. So I may rework this section at a later date.
    Under Axle Section. Sorry for the poor image quality - I pulled this from the video below.
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    Downpipe New vs Old.
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    Aired out. That's a 1961 International on the left with a Cummins transplant that moved into the shop.
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    Exhaust Video


    Next up alignment.

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    Last edited by gotheframe; 03-17-2020 at 03:50 PM. Reason: some error

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    trying this again, received an error the first time.

    Hitting exhaust
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    First sunshine in a while
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    Just before leaving the shop and coming home
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    Next up, Interior. Under-dash wiring is a mess. Planning is to run a Francis box and wiring and lay down some undercarpet channels. Clean up the engine bay wiring (which includes speaker wire and home interior wire :headexplode), lay down some sound mat, and finish upholstery.

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    Oh man, that is sooo good. I love the amazon, but would also love to see more of that '61 International.
    "You could roll an E30 in a BMW showroom today and people would think:
    Well, they finally got the 1 series right!"

    3.0 L e30 ground up build

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    Oh man, this makes me want to bag my '66 122S wagon. I just dropped it 40mm with competition lowering springs, but you're making me want to go even lower now.

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    Awesome build, def something I can get behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnmzl View Post
    Oh man, that is sooo good. I love the amazon, but would also love to see more of that '61 International.
    I don’t have any more pictures of the International but the owner is on IG @rodneyparks414.

    Quote Originally Posted by Børk Volvo View Post
    Oh man, this makes me want to bag my '66 122S wagon. I just dropped it 40mm with competition lowering springs, but you're making me want to go even lower now.
    Haha, if I make you want to go lower, certainly don’t find Atom’s Amazon wagon (body on e30 and converted to 2-door wagon).

    Quote Originally Posted by promking View Post
    Awesome build, def something I can get behind.
    Thanks for the support!

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