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  1. 9 points
    Jdesign

    1JZ E30 Vert Build Thread Thing...

    Had the ultimate motivation to work on this car. Over the weekend I had two friends (David and Cher) swing by on my birthday and practice light painting using my car. I was only given 1 photo so far, but it's convinced me to put the car on the lift and finally start turning wrenches. 💗 I will post the images as they are processed and shared with me!
  2. 5 points
    basedspider

    1995 BMW 325is Build Log

    Hey all! Its been a minute since my last post, but ive been in the business of acquiring parts recently. I was very lucky to be able to pick up these throwing stars and a UUC BBK for my e36 from @ChrisO!! So for the throwing stars, they are 17x8 square off of an E34 M5. Also the wheel with the center cap pictured has a small crack, so I am hoping to get that welded up when I get the new tires mounted and installed. The SSBC calipers also seem to be in really good condition. I was very lucky because Chris was also able to supply the mounting hardware and brackets and Im planning on having all the stuff cleaned up before I get it on the car. I was also very lucky because @Rekpoint was able to find me this awesome Eibach strut bar for a pretty good deal! I have some more parts on the way, and I will make some more posts as stuff comes in
  3. 5 points
    B C

    chit chat thread

    I'm thankful for direct-port nitrous injection, four-core intercoolers, ball-bearing turbos, and titanium valve springs.
  4. 4 points
    B C

    chit chat thread

    WIBimmers these past few weeks:
  5. 4 points
    gilber33

    1989 325i Project Thread

    One down. Marked some guidelines for the mount. Cut it out. Then cut a patch piece and used the mount cut out from the car for some guidelines on the patch. Cut off the actual mount and welded it on to the new metal. And then welded that into the car. Coated the seams with seam sealer and then will do the same as the footwells and coat it with Por15.
  6. 4 points
    The Full Banana

    1989 325i Project Thread

    Looks like they've designed them to enhance snap oversteer for additional ditch trajectory.
  7. 4 points
    Jdesign

    Secret Santa 2019!

    IM ALL IN. I promise I won't hand out flooring tiles.
  8. 3 points
    Jdesign

    1JZ E30 Vert Build Thread Thing...

    Image #2 from David. Cher took more images and I even got him to take a "practice" shot of the E24🙃😈. Im excited to see his, although I know they will take longer to process.
  9. 3 points
    Jdesign

    chit chat thread

  10. 3 points
    gilber33

    1989 325i Project Thread

    I got all the holes patched and sealed with seam sealer. Next I’ll paint the floors with Por15 to protect everything and do the same on the patches on the outside. Then need to replace the heater core, put down new sound deadening, dye the carpets and the interior can go back together.
  11. 2 points
    straight6pwr

    Secret Santa 2019!

    i like how you happen to have an mtech wheel and a can of dry moly just hanging around to hold down poster edges.
  12. 2 points
    m42b32

    Secret Santa 2019!

    Sorry for worrying you... I figured it was me when I saw this lol. I haven't been able to check my apartment mail-room for over a week because the office is conveniently only open when I'm at work 🙄 Thanks a ton for the poster, it's awesome!!! I'm going to get a poster frame and get it up asap! One of my favorite cars hands down
  13. 2 points
    Boris3

    chit chat thread

    Racecar is in storage all happy with engine issues addressed and is waiting for me to spend more $$ on suspension and do some BFH fender adjustment to run 225s next season. The ZHP is digging having the garage space, and the 318is is all juiced up with the new battery and seems to handling the winter duties so far. We'll see what happens when temps drop into single digits.
  14. 2 points
    Jdesign

    chit chat thread

    Nice! My friend Jesse goes there all the time. All he builds is crazy shit 24/7. He just build an adult Tree house this summer and it's pretty epic.
  15. 2 points
    Sunday progress motor mounts done (wil have small pad between mounts. Next up is transmission mounts should be easy lots of room. Then to the rear subframe where heavy modifying will need to happen. IMG_1275.MP4 IMG_1276.MP4 IMG_1277.MP4
  16. 2 points
    Personally I liked the image of the crusty and corroded BBS RS that's supposed to impress someone willing to spend $60k on that thing.
  17. 2 points
    straight6pwr

    1989 325i Project Thread

    not 100% sure, but the brackets for the two rear gas tank mounting bolts might be hung under those square sections. I've never had the gas tank out of an e30, so I do not know for sure. this under chassis picture leads me to believe they are, and the three rust spots you're seeing on them are the spot welds that hold that bracket on.
  18. 2 points
    DrLeadFoot

    SCHLEPN | The E39 540itA Story

    10mm rear spacers installed. I think this makes the wheels ET 4 in the rear and ET 9 in the front. Structure and Fab sent some pics of the rear passenger jacking point rebuild. Thank goodness Chris is better at fab work than taking pictures. 🤣
  19. 2 points
    gilber33

    1989 325i Project Thread

    Bushings flush on the arm and the sleeve flush on one side. This is how much it sticks out. Sleeves trimmed and test fitted. I have new poly grease coming from amazon to lube it all up.
  20. 2 points
    As some of you know, prior to the cruise this developed a small oil leak at idle. Seems like the VC bolts backed out a touch and the VC started to weep. I am glad it was a simple fix. Prior to that I also noticed that a small clunk was developing up front. I assume since the car had more miles put on it in the last few months than it had in the past 10 years, things were going to show their age. I diagnosed that the steering rod joints had started to fail. I ordered a new one and installed it once it arrived. After installing I came to the realization that the only parts in the the assembly that were not replaced were the inner tie rods. They looked terrible against all the new parts and I was certain it was only a matter of time that I would need to replace them as well, so I ordered inner tie rods and replaced them too. I string aligned the car and took it for a drive. Much better.
  21. 2 points
    Still even so, thats a damn good price IMO. Find another touring for sale, MANUAL, for less... I'll wait.
  22. 2 points
    DrLeadFoot

    SCHLEPN | The E39 540itA Story

    Structure Fabrication cut out the rot/rust on my passenger rear jacking point and rebuilt/over built it back up looking as close to stock as possible. Rust proofed it all. Pretty big job as they had to pull the gas tank. They found some old bondo from a hack job fix from years and years ago. Glad they got in there to cut out the cancer! They also popped on my new snow tires on the "new" wheels! 245/18/40 Blizzaks on some 6 series wheels. Not sure which style code they are. 18 x 8.5 et14 if I remember correctly.
  23. 1 point
    patsbimmer1

    Secret Santa 2019!

    USPS says my package should be delivered Friday but based on my experience with USPS you'll see it sometime in February.
  24. 1 point
    Boris3

    Secret Santa 2019!

    😁 Sorry I couldn't resist adding the bleeder screws plus it's always good to have spares! A lot of good info in the book that will lead to all sorts of "a ha" moments the more track experience you get. Enjoy!
  25. 1 point
    There's no way it isn't! That car has been for sale for as long as I can remember haha
  26. 1 point
    Jdesign

    chit chat thread

    Very much so. Everyone is hopefully just in their garages working on stuff so diligently, that they haven't had time to post updates.
  27. 1 point
    damnboy037

    New guy - F30 335i

    Great pic of a great car.
  28. 1 point
    No, say it isnt so. 🤣
  29. 1 point
    selling your car on consignment is not much different from buying a car from a used car lot - you gotta deal with the damn salesmen. that business just attracts those lie-though-their-teeth kinda guys, no matter which end you are on. wish you had better luck.
  30. 1 point
    straight6pwr

    1JZ E30 Vert Build Thread Thing...

    not sure how limited you want to keep the fab work on this but here's what popped in my head: leave a stub of the z4 shaft connected to the u-joint. cut a flat onto it and put a hole through the middle. key the flat into the adapter plate and put a bolt through to clamp the two parts together. a recess in the adapter plate could keep the bolt away from the flex joint.
  31. 1 point
    Today’s progress flipped the frame back over and set the body back on. Dropped the motor in and line up the drive line components. Up next motor mounts and rear sub frame modification. I have to finish weld the the front subframe. And waiting on rear wheel from bassets racing. So I can start string lining gauging for. Rear sub Frame mounts. IMG_1269.MP4
  32. 1 point
    Let's not be fooled by the house. She probably took the pictures after dropping off some Amazon packages for her holiday side gig.
  33. 1 point
    +1 on the integrale 😍 That 'one female owner' has a big house and fancy car and also can't construct a sentence. Super hot or english as a second language?
  34. 1 point
    So it's always amusing seeing what is for sale out here. There is an importer nearby, so stuff like this pops up frequently
  35. 1 point
    GunMetalGrey

    New build! E90 M3

    This thread is delivering as expected. I wasn't creeping too hard, just came here to remind myself what color your car is.
  36. 1 point
    After those pictures it went on consignment at Gateway Classic Cars Milwaukee location (which is actually in Kenosha, but whatever). The guys there shit when they saw it, Ruben and his crew did that good a job on it. It sold within three weeks for more than I originally expected out of it, despite their poor pictures and relatively poor description. Seeing as they tack their commission on top, they must have gotten a lot for it. Well, a lot for an e21, borderline e30 money. The car is being shipped to California, at least that's what they told me. It kind of sucks I had to sell that car, but it was a poor choice from the beginning. I should have bought a less nice one with more miles so I wouldn't be afraid to drive it.
  37. 1 point
    jc43089

    1989 325i Project Thread

    Maybe measure the length of the sleeves on the original bushings and trim these to match?
  38. 1 point
    Boris3

    1989 325i Project Thread

    Just out of curiosity if you assemble the pieces without installing them in the trailing arm, like the garagistic picture above, does the sleeve fit flush?
  39. 1 point
    This car has officially been accepted by BaT and will be listed in the coming weeks. I have been putting together all of the documentation and building the photo gallery. I am still open to local offers if anyone has interest.
  40. 1 point
    The approach I took was cutting out the old seat perch risers from the e21 and welding in cross bars that sit a lot lower. The problem with using the e21 seat perches is the e30 seats will sit way too high. Making new cross supports lower in the chassis is the only way to go.
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    B C

    Secret Santa 2019!

    Assignments to be made later this week
  43. 1 point
    Good thing the timing belt was changed on that 335i... I'm sure that was an expensive service job....
  44. 1 point
    P_Roloff

    So, what are you listening to?

    I just looked at this too. 1,018 hours, or a little over 42 full days. Damn. Guess I’m getting my money’s worth on Apple Music.
  45. 1 point
    Rekpoint

    Secret Santa 2019!

    Please feel free to send me enough for my garage.
  46. 1 point
    B C

    Heavy snorting...

  47. 1 point
    Thanks. After all the sight unseen "what's the lowest you'll take for it" and low ball offer emails ("it's not worth it me driving out to look if you won't take my offer"), it seemed that the few serious folks that passed on it wanted something that could carry more weight. I ended up adding more detail to the CL ad on dry weight and load capacity to try to address this. The guy that bought it contacted me by email with a name and number to arrange a meet, made no mention of low ball, drove down from the Fond du Lac area, looked it over, asked if I might have some price flexibility, I said make me an offer, he met my minimum (tired of dealing with this) price, counted out a stack of $100s, signed papers, hooked it up to his truck, done.
  48. 1 point
    SHE’S ON THE ROAD AGAIN!! Well, it’s been since 1998, but the old girl is back on the road under her own power. Amazingly, she drives better than I thought! Goes down the road straight, and most things seem to be working as they should. It’s easy to tell the suspension bushings, and tie rod ends are cooked. 20 miles so far, and looking forward to many more.😁 -Tim
  49. 1 point
    Caveman - fire good man cave - fire bad Congrats on the successful revival!
  50. 0 points
    Such a sad sight. It could be worse though.....
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