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    Default E30 built not bought

    An E30 build that takes forever.
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    No pictures? or story? NOT COOL!


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    GET THE FUCK OUT



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    "on our way back i hit a bump and both of the springs slip off of their seats and slashed both of my front tires."

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    Default Photos for those who are interested.

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    Tnx...Now Slammit lmao
    What are you planning for this one?
    Racing/Street or Show etc?


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    Default The story

    When I was 17 I bought an 1986 BMW e30 316. There were so many rust holes in the body, that there was no use to restore it. So as I turned 18 I got this 1989 e30 body.
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    Default The idea

    I will try to make it as clean and oem as posible, but not as an resturation project. A little drop and some wide steelies for starters.

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    Default Mods so far

    First job on the list was to patch up some rust holes.
    So I had to learn how to weld.
    Next up 5 bolts conversion, almost done. Found out that it is not that easy, couse front wheels are sitting way back in the wheel arches.
    Engine - nothing big, an 1.8is from bmw compact.

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    what suspension are you running in the front? e36?

    to get the wheel to line up in the center of the wheel arches, you must use the +97 ///M kingpins, swing arms and offset bushings. all of these items will get your caster to around 13ish (were you want it to be) and in the center of the wheel arch.

    Good luck with the project.
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    Default The warm welcome

    Thank You Funtington for the "Warm Welcome"!

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    Thank You Zic for the info, I appreciate it.

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    Default Progress

    Parts are being prepared for painting.
    Used sandblaster to remove rust from doors. Wash primer and primer applied.
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    Can't wait to paint them!

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    Default The suspension

    Nothing fancy or show spec. Sandblasted and powder coated. Photobucket
    Sitting on stock springs for now.
    Stock shocks.
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    Default Buggy stance.

    This one failed at MOOG's shoe test
    But I will drop it as soon as its painted, I hope.
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    whats the plans, bmw drivetrain?

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    this is more like a bf.c thread.. but anyway i will be back later when the drop is done and an engine shows up

    keep it up


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    The long cold winter has finally passed so it's time to continue my e30 build.

    First job on my list was to lay down some primer and paint the engine bay so I can put the engine where it belongs.

    Spent endless hours sanding the body and engine bay for the primer. After that I spent even more time preparing engine bay for the color and clear coat.

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    Now I just need to find a pot of gold to paint the whole car

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    Default UPdate

    Finally found some time to play withe the body filler.
    Driver side door and side panels were pretty messed up, so quite a few hours were spent in the process.
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    Unfortunately the weather has tuned and it is cold outside,
    so it's bloody cold in the workshop too.

    I will wet sand the body as soon as its worm outside.

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    There's something about bare shells coming together that gets me

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    Default NewsFlash

    Started to block sand the primer.
    Found many low spots, so more filler was required.

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    finally. this is getting super good!! what block for sanding are you using


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    Quote Originally Posted by 244Brick View Post
    finally. this is getting super good!! what block for sanding are you using
    Nothing fancy, found some old piece of something hard lying around, made it flat and combined it with p320 paper .

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    New episode of MIGHTY CAR MODS is out! MAAAAAD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinselerts View Post
    nothing fancy, found some old piece of something hard lying around, made it flat and combined it with p320 paper:d .
    thanx man:d


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    Default Looks bad

    So today I decided to test fit the front end before the final coat of primer.

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    The front fenders are made in Taiwan, so they don't fit.
    Front valance that I got from local scrapyard was twisted out of shape and parts of it were missing.

    I found another front valance which will be sandblasted tomorrow.

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    Right now the car looks TERRIBLE!
    Can't wait to Slam it.

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