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Well I suppose I should attempt an actual build thread instead of just mixing random pictures into my other thread! I'm sure most of you have seen my lifted e30, and either loved or hated it. If you hated it you should probably turn away now because it isn't going to get any better from here on out. Prior car Well upon many other issues I have found some that are starting to make that shell very inconvenient. Most notably rust, which is lame when you are trying to seal it up! That and scary looking cracks/rips The car was getting sketchy, and it was starting to tear itself apart. I wasn't ready to give up on the whole lifted e30 because of one car (and because of the money I now have sunk into it lol) so it was time to explore some options. Timing just so happened to work out correctly and the price became what I was comfortable with, so I decided to pick up another car to piss people off with! I know what you are wondering, and the answer is yes. It is. In all honesty I'm a little sad that it isn't red, as all three of my current cars are! I am excited to have a fresh start on this project, as I learned a thing or two with the last shell and I am excited to have a better starting point! Current Plans: Pull drive line out of old car and put it in the new one, retaining the E motor just feels right! Remove the front valance and most of the surrounding sheet metal to make a new (stronger) front bumper and make skid plate v2. Take all of the suspension parts I bought for the other car and install them on this one. (e46 control arms, strut top spacers, vert suspension, new wheel bearings, longer tie rods, new shocks) This should result in a more level vehicle with a touch more lift. Remove spare tire well again, this is a pain but proved to be worth it when we took the last e30 up north on the trails. As for now, I should get back to work, but I look forward to getting started on this and look forward to more confused stares, laughing people, and amusing days at the shop doing things to a car that you never feel is appropriate. The last/other lifted car was by far my favorite car to work on, especially with other people due to the "I don't care" attitude. That trend will be carried on with this car! More random pictures of the other one, as I don't know if I posted them anywhere!