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tyleR
2011-03-05, 10:15 PM
this will be my "purist" build...
basically everything going on the car will be rare euro or oem option.

the car -

a VERY clean delphin grey metalic 1984 325e...

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/7073/96814643.jpg

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/9585/18652508.jpg

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/4551/15528459.jpg

on to the build!

today i completely restored the sport seats...
ive been hunting down the fabric parts ive been needing and finally got the last few pieces in last week.

i now have a FLAWLESS black checker cloth sport interior :mrgreen:

how the drivers seat started out
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/7329/01seat.jpg

doing tear down
http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/5939/02seat.jpg

john welded some broken frame parts for me
http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/8686/03seat.jpg
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/5761/04seat.jpg

cleaned and resprayed frame parts
http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/1323/05seat.jpg

started assembling
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/5003/06seat.jpg

top of seat reupholstered
http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/2817/07seat.jpg

bottom of seat reupholstered
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6960/08seat.jpg

the seat all together
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/1864/09seat.jpg

the perfect pair!
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/3927/10seat.jpg

snm95ls
2011-03-05, 10:21 PM
So what have you built?

tyleR
2011-03-05, 10:22 PM
So what have you built?

completely rebuilt the seats from the ground up so far :thumbsup:

snm95ls
2011-03-05, 10:32 PM
completely rebuilt the seats from the ground up so far :thumbsup:

I see no fabrication.

:razz:

tyleR
2011-03-05, 10:33 PM
some of the parts in the stash waiting to go on...

mt1 steering wheel
http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/9981/mtechwheel.jpg

new door knob style shift knob with mt1 selector
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3186/shiftknobl.jpg

cassette holder console
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/7627/tapeconsole.jpg

husco arm rest
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6453/huscoarmrest.jpg

leather shift boot and ebrake boot
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2043/leatherboots.jpg

E34 leather ebrake handle
http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/148/e34brakehandle.jpg

maplight mirror
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/8752/maplightmirror.jpg

german check panel
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6119/germancheckpanel.jpg

new roundels (front/back)
http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7095/emblems.jpg

euro grilles
http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/2621/eurogrill.jpg

smoked euro hellas with wiper motors
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7439/smokedhellas.jpg

headlight wipers
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/6237/wipers.jpg

euro rear plate filler
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/3622/platefiller.jpg

period correct baron plate frame
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/8269/plateframe.jpg

door card coin tray
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/1261/cointray.jpg

new kidney grill
http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/6237/grillu.jpg

tyleR
2011-03-05, 10:37 PM
I see no fabrication.

:razz:

fabricated a new clip on the rod for the frame sliders cause the old ones were broken :mrgreen:

Boorah
2011-03-05, 11:15 PM
Nice! Looks good.

TRsixxx
2011-03-06, 04:50 AM
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES X infinity.

Squeaky192
2011-03-06, 09:12 AM
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES X infinity.

this x infinity.

freekwonder
2011-03-06, 10:05 AM
LOVE the color.

KANYA
2011-03-06, 11:23 AM
this looks good. one of the few "build threads" on here that i can tell will get done, and done right.:thumbsup:

Mantooth
2011-03-06, 11:33 AM
Very cool! Looking forward to the rest of the installs.:thumbsup:

99sil-teg
2011-03-06, 11:35 AM
Can't wait to see this thing, we can have a slow race with our eta's lol

BDoty
2011-03-06, 11:53 AM
Sounds like a great idea. I love really clean, OEM-style 80s cars.

Kyle H
2011-03-06, 11:56 AM
This is my favorite build of yours yet.

Mike V
2011-03-06, 01:10 PM
The car looks great in gray. Can't wait to see what else you do with this one.

KC_Si
2011-03-07, 09:47 AM
Awesome!

What wheels are you going to go with on this build?

tyleR
2011-03-07, 02:39 PM
thanks guys!
ive been planning this car for quite awhile so i really cant wait to get it on the road!

Awesome!

What wheels are you going to go with on this build?
i have a set of basketweaves ill be putting on (like these)-
http://bbscarwheels.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/bbs-car-wheels--1791505016712150.jpg

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update -

ENGINE OUT!

swapping in another M20b27...
bought this car with a snapped timing belt to repair, but came across an engine that was completely rebuilt 60k ago and literally 4 days before the car it came from was wrecked it had a new timing belt and water pump put in giving those components maybe a couple hundred miles on em.

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198202_519890464122_94100061_30641891_4648911_n.jp g

LOTSSSS more to come.

turbotuner20v
2011-03-07, 02:55 PM
nice, where are you working out of?

grunt2001
2011-03-07, 03:03 PM
sorry to de rail your thread man but where is a good place to find a good engine? i found a clean e30vert, but has a crack in block and leak's oil:mrgreen: i can pick it up from like 500

tyleR
2011-03-07, 03:04 PM
nice, where are you working out of?

a friend of my brothers just opened a little shop one street over from my moms sign shop...
i have all my parts in storage up there so lugging them one street over is convenient.

tyleR
2011-03-07, 03:05 PM
sorry to de rail your thread man but where is a good place to find a good engine? i found a clean e30vert, but has a crack in block and leak's oil:mrgreen: i can pick it up from like 500

i got mine off of craigslist... there is a place called avenue auto though that usually has a few M20's on hand as well as other BMW engines if you were wanting to upgrade.

grunt2001
2011-03-07, 05:34 PM
is the swap fairly easy? plug and play etc etc.....by the way your car is pure titts man:cheers:

tyleR
2011-03-07, 06:13 PM
is the swap fairly easy? plug and play etc etc.....by the way your car is pure titts man:cheers:

thanks man!

if you are going straight over with the same motor it shouldnt be too complicated... its an older car, so its a simpler engine... but being older also means plugs, boots, and hoses are brittle.

grunt2001
2011-03-07, 07:02 PM
Thank you:mrgreen:

Azrael
2011-03-07, 10:15 PM
Why did you chose the chrome grill over the non? Looks like a sweet build.

99sil-teg
2011-03-08, 10:03 AM
Why did you chose the chrome grill over the non? Looks like a sweet build.

My guess is because chrome is OEM and this is a purist build

comtrang
2011-03-10, 12:01 PM
I swear your posts are the only reason why I even like E30's. The seats look great, nice job :thumbsup:

tyleR
2011-03-13, 11:19 AM
My guess is because chrome is OEM and this is a purist build
yep! wanting to keep everything OEM/euro/rare.

I swear your posts are the only reason why I even like E30's. The seats look great, nice job :thumbsup:
thanks man!

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update...
with the engine out i did a complete new clutch kit, resurfaced flywheel, new rear main seal, all new belts, oil filter and of course all new fluids...
this combined with the fact that the engine only had 60k on the rebuild and 4 days on the new timing belt and water pump means this car should need NOTHING mechanical outside of oil changes for a long time!

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3716/49740857.jpg

http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/9981/20713557.jpg

busted the OEM mudflaps out...

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/5348/59370077.jpg

and heres the car running with most parts installed...

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/5791/15404276.jpg

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/7434/20898304.jpg

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/9808/45062955.jpg

ill try to get some proper pics of the car later on today. :thumbsup:

Azrael
2011-03-13, 11:51 AM
That thing is just awesome.

99sil-teg
2011-03-13, 05:48 PM
I hate to say it but I think the kidneys need to be painted black... they stand out way too bad with those smoked headlights.

Mike V
2011-03-13, 05:52 PM
Do you plan to keep this car or are you going to sell it to me? I sold a car to you, so it's only fair that you return the favor. :)

tyleR
2011-03-13, 07:10 PM
I hate to say it but I think the kidneys need to be painted black... they stand out way too bad with those smoked headlights.
i like the contrast, last time i had black with smoked the whole front end disappeared back in there... this pops better showing off the body lines IMO. besides, BMW never put black kidneys on it :mrgreen:


Do you plan to keep this car or are you going to sell it to me? I sold a car to you, so it's only fair that you return the favor. :)
i plan on keeping this one around for quite awhile, but in the event of selling ill shoot you a message before i list it. :thumbsup:

Scooby24
2011-03-13, 10:32 PM
I love what you're doing with this.

tyleR
2011-03-14, 06:32 PM
few more cell pics -

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6606/photo1ec.jpg

http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/8320/photo2w.jpg

http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/729/photo3q.jpg

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/6820/photo4my.jpg

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5931/photo5nl.jpg

99sil-teg
2011-03-14, 07:12 PM
Damn thats nice, where are the front mudflaps? Also are you going to switch to the IS front air dam eventually?

tyleR
2011-03-14, 07:49 PM
Damn thats nice, where are the front mudflaps? Also are you going to switch to the IS front air dam eventually?

ive got the front flaps but havent put them on yet...
might get to it this weekend.

as far as the air dam i think ill leave it as is for awhile, concentrate on my E34 525i for a bit then revisit this car and do euro bumpers... if i really feel like investing in it ill do an m tech 1 kit :drool:

99sil-teg
2011-03-14, 08:07 PM
So basically I'm going hate you and your car due to jealousy lol

Mike V
2011-03-14, 10:47 PM
i plan on keeping this one around for quite awhile, but in the event of selling ill shoot you a message before i list it. :thumbsup:

That would be appreciated! Thanks!

GKV
2011-03-15, 10:06 AM
Sweet car phone!

beerguy6903
2011-03-15, 10:21 AM
Sweet car phone!

Beat me to it... That thing is kick ass, so full of win it's ridiculous...

grunt2001
2011-03-15, 03:40 PM
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQrEuPDUBz5c29RqTdail8LtvPY_Fcx2-JGctWzIMMUxA8BB3NRl_9OLko (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.mentalfloss.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/zack-morris-phone.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/23852&usg=__1FxwP0gs15EljNTRpzh8YIOuRUY=&h=250&w=250&sz=19&hl=en&start=7&zoom=1&tbnid=cWNYV7D83QZFzM:&tbnh=111&tbnw=111&ei=gcB_Ta21B8Ga0QGvgonwCA&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dzack%2Bmorris%2Bcell%2Bphone%2Bpic%26 hl%3Den%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:1&itbs=1)