WYZEUP

F/L E30 318i coupe

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good to know folks are doing hydro-dipping down here.  I saw it on Wheeler Dealers (RX7 I think?), wondered if it would come here... at 5 times the price! ;)

 

certainly looks the biz on your inlet manifold.

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love the colour of the wheels man!

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sh*t man it's coming along nicely that intake is wicked, exhaust defiantly looks the part as does the who look of the car you must be stoked, looking forward to seeing it out and about. If ya ever need a hand with anything let me know 😄

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Things are starting to snowball, all the fabrication is being completed (only a couple of small bits once motor is in)

Engine bay is prepped and ready to go, removable rad support all riv nutted into place, holes for cables and hoses drilled, all brake lines shaped and bent ready to go. Just needs a final sand and will be time to put some paint down.

 

Have also purchased some other parts I have been chasing for the last 12 months am pretty stoked to get my hands on. Will add to the style of the wheels, next update should be a big one.

 

 

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ENGINE BAY IS PAINTED :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

its not 100% show stopping paint job, but i am happy with the outcome esp for a garage can paint job

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Also picked up some new wheels over the weekend to replace the e38 wheels, now to adjust everything so they fit nicely

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Colour looks cool

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Got the booster setup all bolted in over the weekend, just two small hard lines left to bend in the brake system.

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Also dipped my kit (skirts are off being repaired) considering going for a two tone look (bottom half black) until i can actually get vehicle painted in my prefered colour.

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Wheels are starting to come together 😁

Big things should happen this week…look out it may actually start

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Whats the sizing of the Hartges?

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The gold bolts on black centre looks incredible!

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The final specs measure strangely at 16x8.5 et37 & 16x9 et25. 

Still yet to receive rear lips so I can test fit

photos don't really do the paint of the centers any good.

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We have progress!!!!!

 

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After a lot of cursing and swearing and trying all sorts of different things the push to get the motor in quickly, i gave up and pulled the motor out to sit on the garage floor for a couple of weeks to rethink my plan of attack. I also needed to replace the c101 plug on the loom as the leveller had damaged it.

In the end i ended up stripping the motor back to a bare long block to fit and removed and plugged the heater hoses and BOOM it fits :)

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Have got the driveshaft hoops all in after re-mounting one of them, and need to re-look at my shifter as when it was shortened and welded it seems to have warped slightly causing 5th & 6th gear to bind a little bit.

Considering going to a solid mounted shifter like an AKG or similar to sort it all out.

Seeing as the motor was all in i decided i would like to see how the final picture may look so put it all together with kit (excluding side skirts) to geth an idea of the look.

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I have some spacers coming for the front to even out the offset, i did have some but was sent e39 ones and not e36 ones so will get an idea of the final offset soon.

Also got the rear wheels together so just need to get tyres mounted and will get them on for a test fit also :D

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grumpy indeed!

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It's finally got a full interior and sitting right, here's a slightly better look at its final form.

 

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Running? Where's you source the the driveshaft hoops?

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Stunning engine bay!

 

I love the attention to detail.

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thanks, hopefully by the time its finished should be a nice clean finish, are a couple of small things i would like to change, but will address those later once the vehicle is all up and running, would really like to de-loom the engine wiring as it quite bulky. 

but that is another project all in its own

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Hmmmmmmm…not sure covers on or off. Like both looks.

getting close to a test fire now. Hopefully over the weekend once I get the clutch and brakes bled

 

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Covers off definitely.

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Looking badass with covers off. 

 

Does that say get murked on the windscreen? haha

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2 hours ago, polley said:

Looking badass with covers off. 

 

Does that say get murked on the windscreen? haha

It does indeed say get murked lol, just a bit of a piss take 

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Well today we had a big accomplishment. Have a couple of small issues to sort but the big news is IT RUNS…the beast is alive!!!! I'm so pumped right now.

Will try to get a video soon.

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