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e30 build

Postby jerseypug » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:20 am

After not doing too much damage to my compact in the jersey rally, I was looking for a project to keep me busy. I have always liked the e30 and as they share a lot of parts with the compact i could swap parts between the 2. I had finished building another compact with standard engine which i only used in one rally and then sold to a friend as he wanted it so i had some spare cash and started looking for a decent shell to start from. I had bought a mint 325i sport which had been stored in a garage for the last 9 years and was in really good rust free condition. I couldn't bring myself to start cutting up a really good shell to make into a m3 lookalike After finding a mint shell that i paid a deposit on, I came over to the uk to collect it but unfortunately it was pretty bad and needed lots of work, Luckily i managed to get my deposit back. I sold the sport and bought an interesting LHD 320 auto e30. I got it in the garage and stripped down to a shell so i could see the condition of the shell. it was really bad in some areas and ok in others. it was a non sunroof and the top half was really good but the jacking points were bad along with the footwells. i started cutting out and welding in new metal taking each repair one at a time finishing before i started the next. some areas looked bad and weren't, others didn't look too bad but were.
Most the rust is out now and i have fitted the cage, converted it to rhd and started to fit the corsa c power steering motor to the e30 column
I have put the pictures on youtube detailing the progress if anyone is interested. i have an e30 M3 body kit to fit but i will leave the original steel quarters on and tub the arches as i want it to keep its strength. you will see it is quite literally car porn
https://youtu.be/3HJGIHaBxEk
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Re: e30 build

Postby denzilbmw » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:36 pm

if id realised you were bored Tim i could have sent you a few jobs to do on mine :lol: coming along tidy it all takes time though...
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Re: e30 build

Postby jerseypug » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:58 pm

im bored of cutting and welding now, looking forward to the paint stage. yours is coming along nicely.
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Re: e30 build

Postby jerseypug » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:06 pm

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its been a lot of work but getting there
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Re: e30 build

Postby Bimsy » Tue May 01, 2018 8:06 am

jerseypug wrote:Image
its been a lot of work but getting there


Can`t open the picture Tim. :shock:
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Re: e30 build

Postby jerseypug » Wed May 09, 2018 9:10 pm

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can you see this one?
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