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craz azn
01-15-2008, 10:45 PM
Well, since everyone is on the subject of whoring their cars out, so will I. I finally got wheels+tires on my car last week. The tires are a bit tall, gonna go 205/50 next time around, but its good enough to roll the 'turkey'(cars name lol) around for now. I couldn't agree more with the offset as its perfect. I was quite pleased to see it fit so well. Now for paint... *rockout*

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/1646/200801131719rd4.jpg

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/71/200801131719ftb5.jpg

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8754/200801131720uk1.jpg

Bandi
01-16-2008, 12:46 PM
seriously, that is awesome... got any more pics?

Axxe
01-16-2008, 03:42 PM
Someone is in for a lot of body work.

jm1602
01-16-2008, 06:37 PM
Well, since everyone is on the subject of whoring their cars out, so will I. I finally got wheels+tires on my car last week. The tires are a bit tall, gonna go 205/50 next time around, but its good enough to roll the 'turkey'(cars name lol) around for now. I couldn't agree more with the offset as its perfect. I was quite pleased to see it fit so well. Now for paint... *rockout*

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/1646/200801131719rd4.jpg

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/71/200801131719ftb5.jpg

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8754/200801131720uk1.jpg

Way funny there dude. I spoke with Richard about your roller, looks good. What colour are you going with, how about the flat grey like the TI/SA?

craz azn
01-16-2008, 10:56 PM
seriously, that is awesome... got any more pics?

LOL, mmmmm.... dunno. I will look around the computer.... I remember snapping a pic to see what the 16" e30-spec Rota Slipstreams look like on it. Looks ballin'

Someone is in for a lot of body work.

Word. Brand new Fiberglass Fenders, Turbo Flares, Turbo front skirt, Rear bumper, and Trunk lip ready to see some hardcore '02 action... *th-up*

Way funny there dude. I spoke with Richard about your roller, looks good. What colour are you going with, how about the flat grey like the TI/SA?

Yep. Turkey. Its because of the stand the car came with. Remember that deally-on-wheels it was on? Looks kind of like a rotisserie. So we called it the Turkey. The old car was 'Rusty' because it was, well, rusty... hence why we got the Turkey to replace it. I'm not really into naming cars, but those names stuck to its respective car.... *wiggle*

Colours?? Hmm... I wanted a Dark colour to offset the chrome. Dad wants it white. Rich doesn't really care as long as its fast. So I suggested at that moment, lets keep it the way it is, all junky and go school 'em at the track, hahaa wouldn't that be classic, seeing some rusty pile of crap blowing by in a Turboed flame of side exhaust gases. Dad didn't think that was funny. :D

jm1602
01-17-2008, 08:44 PM
Ya I remember the "spit" for the turkey, looked dangerous LOL. White would look O.K. but I really like the flat grey.

ZiMMie
01-17-2008, 09:42 PM
wait a min, when did u get a 2002?
:confused:

craz azn
01-18-2008, 10:18 AM
LOL I've had it for years Mike. Just not much motivation to finish, and me getting in troubles usually don't help for the monies department :D

craz azn
01-25-2009, 07:12 PM
So... unfortunately, nothing happened all year... Until today :D

I gave some parts a whirl for fitment purposes to see how things fit on a mockup motor.

The pics are self explanatory, its just mocked up for now. The turbo needs to be rotated down I think... The used exhaust pipe I found, by coincidence must have been on a M10 before, since it fit mint. I will use it as a template to get a new 3" version made up. So I set out on making some new flanges, but I gave up halfway through because I got hungry... Maybe more progess next weekend. *rockout*

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/6646/turborearyo3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/753/turbofrontjs5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8122/flangesn2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img510.imageshack.us/img510/9302/flange2xl8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

T.Dot_E30
01-25-2009, 07:37 PM
Awsome man, get that thing on the road!

e30_kid89
01-25-2009, 08:08 PM
Do i spy a old school Callaway manifold? SICK!

///Maluco
01-26-2009, 09:56 PM
Awesome...I actually dig the Turbo up top...more oldschool!

Keep the progress pics coming!

73 Tii
01-27-2009, 05:45 PM
Good for you.I remember seeing that shell when your Dad was building my motor. Paint it grey and put a set of those BBS racing wheels on that he has in the shop

craz azn
01-29-2009, 09:40 PM
Good for you.I remember seeing that shell when your Dad was building my motor. Paint it grey and put a set of those BBS racing wheels on that he has in the shop

*th-up* Thanks Kris... Grey?! Ughhh I hate flat primer coloured paint *shiner* I settled on simple White, as its easy to put on, and it is one of the best for hiding any imperfections in the bodywork. I would use the BBS 13"s on it but maybe only as show rims or something... I was planning to use 15"s for track due to tire selection.

SamE30e
02-01-2009, 12:50 PM
Body work is over rated. Just drive it like that.

Awesome though.

craz azn
02-01-2009, 04:43 PM
Slow progress this week... but progress is progress right?

http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/6882/200902011605sk5.jpg

Can I haz BBS? :D

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/8744/200902011606cj9.jpg

Umm...





































http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/7744/2009020116067lawlri9.jpg

Too bad the tires I have a tad too wide... 10" slick on a 9" rim = fail

Back to the 15" rims idea. I guess the Kosei K1s from my e30 will find their way onto the 2002 soon enough.

Thats all for this week folks. *rockout*

jm1602
02-01-2009, 09:24 PM
Maybe time for a visit to the shop. Looks good Rudy.
J

craz azn
03-28-2009, 08:37 PM
Got a spare minute in between school and started to pull the donor lump out. Will use it as another mockup, then eventually all the fuel injection will be switched onto the 2L short block thats currently in the car.

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/3739/200903281625.jpg

pierre²
04-03-2009, 04:22 PM
With all those engines around any chance you got a 318i m10 fuel rail ??

Pierre

tominizer
04-04-2009, 01:49 PM
*sigh*


Will your old man adopt me ?!!?!?

craz azn
04-04-2009, 09:40 PM
With all those engines around any chance you got a 318i m10 fuel rail ??

Pierre

Sorry man, I only have the one that came with the motor, and I need it. I can let you know if I come across another one.

craz azn
04-11-2009, 03:02 PM
Yesterday did some work. The 318 manifold just clears the brake booster (*mumble* was looking for an excuse to remove it) and the turbo+exhaust manifold fits nice. Going to use e30 318 rads, since I have 3... might as well recycle *rockout* so bottom rad support will have to be choppy choppyed. Last thing, the motor may be relocated, 2 inches back, so that will necessitate oil pan chopping. E21 320 oil pan, and E30 318i pans won't fit :(

I need a new kidney grill, my friend decided as a joke to step on my bent one :huh?:, which I could have fixed, so I get a new one now, courtesy of jackass friend. W00t!

I did get some picture worthy additions so far today. I wet sanded and polished the taillights that came with the car. Painted the backing silver, so the light 'pops' now all I need is a new chrome trim housing and these are set. Old one beside for comparison... :puke:

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2272/200904111333.jpg

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9240/200904111350.jpg

325isStephen
04-11-2009, 04:42 PM
omgzzzzz race car.



:D

craz azn
05-08-2009, 01:12 AM
I got some Euro Signal lenses this afternoon... Tomorrow going to wetsand and polish these suckers back up.

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/3227/200905080109.jpg

I promise more updates tomorrow too. :)

pierre²
05-08-2009, 02:55 PM
Curious! Possible to get fiberglass fenders in Cnd ???

Pierre

craz azn
05-08-2009, 04:35 PM
Sure, the front fenders, or the flares? PM me what you would like. Thanks.

craz azn
05-08-2009, 05:31 PM
And here is the update so far. Engine bay painted with a first coat, one more to go. That will be done after all the gussets and support brackets are welded in. Just wanted to seal the metal so it wouldn't rust where it was bare.

I think the motor relocation idea will be scrapped, too much work, and I'm too lazy *angel*

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/3789/200905081650.jpg

SamE30e
05-09-2009, 01:12 AM
Looks good, keep it up.

craz azn
05-09-2009, 11:34 AM
Hey Sam, you are into rotaries and stuff right? I found this on another forum, you might be interested. Apparently cranks out ~420rwhp. I was impressed to say the least.

http://ebsart.com/images/Net%20Publication/06,10-7+8,%20BMWCCA%20school%20at%20Cal%20Speedway/2002.JPG

http://ebsart.com/images/Net%20Publication/06,10-7+8,%20BMWCCA%20school%20at%20Cal%20Speedway/2002%20%286%29.JPG

http://ebsart.com/images/Net%20Publication/06,10-7+8,%20BMWCCA%20school%20at%20Cal%20Speedway/2002%20%284%29.JPG

73 Tii
05-09-2009, 01:22 PM
Nice work Rudy. Gotta come up soon and see the progress.

2002guy
05-12-2009, 09:27 PM
so whats happening with the bbs's

craz azn
05-12-2009, 09:30 PM
so whats happening with the bbs's

Nothing at the moment. They are just hanging out on the shelf for now. Might get around to redoing them if I am bored, but lately, I've been mad busy helping around the shop, so I don't think I even could if I wanted to right now.

2002guy
05-13-2009, 09:01 PM
damn thought they were gonna go up for sale

craz azn
05-31-2009, 05:50 PM
My wheel fitment calculator aka test whatever I can get my hands on and guess. I had initially wanted a 15x8 et0 rim, as I knew it would fill out the arches nicely. I had the opportunity to try such a size out, and I was bang on with the fitment. Judge for yourself :D

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/7011/200905101818.jpg

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/3743/200905101819.jpg

SamE30e
06-02-2009, 01:27 PM
Hey Sam, you are into rotaries and stuff right? I found this on another forum, you might be interested. Apparently cranks out ~420rwhp. I was impressed to say the least.

http://ebsart.com/images/Net%20Publication/06,10-7+8,%20BMWCCA%20school%20at%20Cal%20Speedway/2002.JPG

http://ebsart.com/images/Net%20Publication/06,10-7+8,%20BMWCCA%20school%20at%20Cal%20Speedway/2002%20%286%29.JPG

http://ebsart.com/images/Net%20Publication/06,10-7+8,%20BMWCCA%20school%20at%20Cal%20Speedway/2002%20%284%29.JPG

haha yea. I had a 13b sitting in my garage when I blew my M42, gave me ideas. My brother has a streetported 13b that he's dropping into his rx7 this weekend, managed by a Tec3r, pricey stand alone. Going to be hella fast once it's boosted.

5thseries
06-07-2009, 03:13 PM
You should stuff a 2.7 m20 in there like your e30, that thing will move.. even force induce it xD

Meth09
06-08-2009, 01:40 PM
What are the size of those rims/tires? The fit looks really good within the arches – are you using any spacers? *th-up*

craz azn
06-08-2009, 07:53 PM
What are the size of those rims/tires? The fit looks really good within the arches – are you using any spacers? *th-up*

The rims pictured are 15x8 et0 with 205/50/15s. They are just some random rims I borrowed for fitment, my rims will need 25mm spacers to fit like that since they are currently et25. Since I will be using studs, a spacer shouldn't be a problem.

As for tires, I don't know if I will go with 205/50s, or 225/50s... I could easily fit 225s if I backed off the spacer width a bit, but I probably will try to make the car as low as can be for looks, so 205/50 is in the cards :D

325isStephen
06-08-2009, 09:13 PM
That a boy, I will guide him in the right direction.... small tires :D

73 Tii
06-09-2009, 04:09 PM
The rims pictured are 15x8 et0 with 205/50/15s. They are just some random rims I borrowed for fitment, my rims will need 25mm spacers to fit like that since they are currently et25. Since I will be using studs, a spacer shouldn't be a problem.

As for tires, I don't know if I will go with 205/50s, or 225/50s... I could easily fit 225s if I backed off the spacer width a bit, but I probably will try to make the car as low as can be for looks, so 205/50 is in the cards :D

Dude I have 205/50's on 15x7's with no flares and a good drop on H&R's. I expect to see you with some W I D E rubber on the flared machine

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y172/billwill72tii/Events/2009%20Vintage%20at%20the%20Vineyards/KrisTobiascar.jpg

///Maluco
06-09-2009, 05:10 PM
I expect to see you with some W I D E rubber on the flared machine

I second this statement...*rockout*

2002guy
06-09-2009, 06:13 PM
stretch those tires... im gonna be using 205 50's on a 15x9 rim

craz azn
06-09-2009, 07:16 PM
bwwahahahahaaa this thread got pretty funny all of a sudden, all over tires :D

Here it goes: stretch tires crowd VS meaty tires crowd... haha.

///Maluco
06-09-2009, 09:07 PM
the right amount of stretch vs. meat....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/egrbgr/Lime%20Rock%202008/IMG_2993.jpg

craz azn
06-10-2009, 12:24 AM
LOL. Thats square man, its Curtis' car is it not? I believe it also has 225s on a 8 inch rim... so not stretched at all :P

Alls I know my car will be is SLAMMED, so regardless of what tires, I want this car to be in the floor LOL. Okay, slight exaggeration, but yeah, its gotta be damn low or I won't approve myself.

///Maluco
06-10-2009, 09:44 AM
LOL. Thats square man, its Curtis' car is it not?

Actually, it's Roy Wiklund's car with an s14 2.5 AC Schnitzer engine.

Here are the different threads on his build-up. What an awesome machine.

When he spilled the beans on this project
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=6258

In it's raw stage
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=42084

more body prep
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=26599

in paint phase
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=43897

Update
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=44446

Interior
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=42114

assembly
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=45510

more assembly
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=47772

almost complete
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=49348

a few more details to go
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=51075

the end result will speak for itself
http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?t=53202

craz azn
06-10-2009, 11:24 AM
Doh! Thats right, my mistake. I remember showing that car to everyone here one day at the shop because I was in awe of all the stuff that was retrofitted onto the car, like the steering rack swap, e30 rear suspension, work of art exhaust system, etc etc... Really well put together car.

///Maluco
06-10-2009, 12:14 PM
c'mon dude...more pics of your progress are mandatory now...where they at boy! *rockout*

5thseries
06-22-2009, 12:12 PM
ugh i want to restore one soo bad!

T.Dot_E30
06-22-2009, 12:35 PM
16x9 w/225s get on it.

craz azn
06-23-2009, 06:59 PM
Got the new diffy installed today... got it from a 320 w/LSD, swapped the rear covers and lifted it in to see how everything mounts up with all the solid bushings. Went right in, looks minty.

Will take it out later down the road after the car is running and I know everything is copacetic and put a hose on the breather on the cover so it won't spit anything out.

325isStephen
06-23-2009, 07:00 PM
ballin'

///Maluco
06-24-2009, 08:37 AM
cool man!
did you weld on those extra fins? ....I like.

That should slice up some roadkill really well...hmmmmm :D

D..
06-24-2009, 11:08 PM
where did u get the diff from? u know of anymore that are available?*wave*

craz azn
09-11-2009, 11:07 AM
Got a few updates since.

Worked on the donor 2.0L over the summer. Pretty much threw all the 318 FI parts onto the 02 block, while throwing in some new gaskets and such. Blocked off the fuel pump port. Painted the valve cover and put some newly plated bolts on here and there.

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/5822/200907092104.jpg

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3563/200907092105.jpg

craz azn
09-11-2009, 11:10 AM
Worked on the front frame rails which were a bit of an issue previously. So far they are only half finished, but we got the base pieces welded in. Still have to make the bottom of the rad support and clean it up so everything looks finished.

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7064/200908131943.jpg

craz azn
09-11-2009, 11:17 AM
Did a bit of fitting the bodywork. Ran into a small snag. The replica Turbo front spoiler I got (which is the same one sold on the bmw2002faq.com) has a bit of an issue lining up with the front fender flares. So far I left it, but I will attend to it later, definitely before the car gets painted.

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/4674/200908131517.jpg

This is how the car sits as of current. Got the spring sizes picked, just need to buy shocks, and the main of the suspension is more less sorted.

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2515/200908072014.jpg

And one wheel test fitment teaser. I am satisfied with the offset, although I may have to space it out 5-10mm. Waiting until I get some longer studs, then I will mount the wheels on all four corners.

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1102/200907301752.jpg

Last week got the 318 5spd transmission cleaned up, ready to bolt it on the motor to mock up the driveline, so we can make some mounting points for the transmission support bracket. That should happen I hope within the next two weeks, as school now bites back into my schedule.

///Maluco
09-11-2009, 11:25 AM
oh yeah baby...that is looking über sweet. Keep it up Rudy*th-up*

jm1602
09-11-2009, 12:08 PM
Look at you man with all that progress and everything. Can I be part of your pit crew next summer?

craz azn
09-28-2009, 08:02 PM
One more piece to the puzzle. 320 halfshafts. Time for a rebuild.

craz azn
09-28-2009, 08:03 PM
Look at you man with all that progress and everything. Can I be part of your pit crew next summer?

I wish it could be ready by next summer. At the rate things are going, it would be nice to even see it run by then.

DriveItSideways
09-28-2009, 08:19 PM
Nice bro!! keep up the good work!

Dissembler
09-28-2009, 08:41 PM
it took me a while to realise that this thread was over a year old lol, i thought to myself "wait a minute, thats not rudy's 02"

didn't realize that thing had such a shiny motor in it, looked good at night though!

craz azn
10-15-2009, 04:53 PM
Rolled the car around for some more work last weekend... Lots more progress.

The mockup engine makes another appearance. Bolted up to the e30 318i trans, it was hoisted and dropped into the 02s engine bay.

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/6018/200910101540.jpg

Forgot to take a pic of the engine sitting in the engine bay.

When underneath, progress took off. Chopped a few pieces of metal, and with the help of dad and the welder, got a transmission brace fabbed up. We recycled my old infamous solid transmission mounts from my e30, and lined everything up.

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/249/200910111516.jpg

Driveshaft was also fabbed up, made from a hodge-podge of BMW driveshafts, no pics of that either.

Still have to attend to shift linkage, axle halfshafts, and flywheel/clutch/starter assembly and the main bits of the driveline will be figured out.

Ant118
10-15-2009, 06:20 PM
Nice rudy... We need to run both our cars next year dude!

///Maluco
10-16-2009, 09:52 AM
yeah baby....

73 Tii
10-16-2009, 02:20 PM
Those tranny mounts are SOLID. Nice work Rudy! Get 'er done!!

craz azn
10-16-2009, 08:24 PM
^ You bet buddy. Its gonna be a buzzy lil car with everything solid. Motor, Trans, suspension, the whole nine yards!

jm1602
10-16-2009, 09:25 PM
I wish it could be ready by next summer. At the rate things are going, it would be nice to even see it run by then.I need to get up to the shop to it live. Keep on working man, it's looking very good.

craz azn
10-17-2009, 01:12 AM
I need to get up to the shop to it live. Keep on working man, it's looking very good.

Yes you do :D

We will see how the next few weekends go with events (autoXs) and school... Pipe dream to make it run NAed at the very least before the snow flys? :cool:

craz azn
11-06-2009, 11:30 PM
Never got around to posting these. So much for making it run, snowed up here like mad yesterday, and not even a smidge of progress. Weaksauce.

Damn engine bay is so big, could almost swallow up a V10 :D

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/8475/200911031636.jpg

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/6333/200911031637.jpg

jm1602
11-07-2009, 10:38 AM
Was up to the shop last week and noticed...a total lack of progress. One day there buddy. Liking the Fiord Tii with Webers in the lot, too bad I'm broke. Also liking the red M1 from New Brunswick. Also too bad I'm broke.

craz azn
01-18-2010, 09:06 PM
Not much progress lately. Got a Turbo drain fitting on the block if I haven't mentioned that already, will get a pic of that soontimes.

Got the Turbo manifold painted along with the exhaust housing of the turbulator... painted and baked, ready for action. I wonder how long this paint will last :rolleyes:

Also mounted up one of my old RA1s onto the rims to be used on the car. Holy damn, still intrigues me how much wider R Comps are compared to regular street tires... or unless Falken street tires run really, really narrow lol.

Also came across another problem. Using the original 4 piston calipers is now out of the question due to poor rim clearance, I guess that is what I get for trying to run with such silly rims with huge lips. The new plan for brakes is E36 components up front, while E36 calipers and VW rotors will occupy the rear end.

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/3627/img0004ax.jpg

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/544/img0005po.jpg

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/5184/img0006np.jpg

Yea, I'll try to resize those for next time, *shiner*

Bullet Ride
01-18-2010, 09:50 PM
Those rims are silly...




...in a good way*th-up*

blk3
01-18-2010, 10:16 PM
nice man, didnt realize you are up in port perry, your not too far from me

craz azn
01-19-2010, 12:13 PM
Those rims are silly...




...in a good way*th-up*

Ha, I wish. Mounting tires on those rims on our machine was a bitch. *shiner* I'm def takin' em to a tire shop once I get a good set of rubber to install.

///Maluco
01-20-2010, 03:36 PM
That paint won't last too long. I did the same on my Bavarian manifolds and it didn't too long. The NOS stahl headers I had ceramic coated on the other hand are a different story...but mucho $$$

Keep the pics and updates coming. it's looking awesome....even with those silly rimzzzz :D

craz azn
01-21-2010, 09:21 PM
mmm... clean turbulatorz

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/2605/img0018i.jpg

That's all for this week folks!

///Maluco
01-22-2010, 12:15 AM
daaayyyeeeeeeeeeemmmmmmm

73 Tii
01-22-2010, 02:35 PM
Dude that's a big snail for sure.

I jet coated by header and it the coating has stayed put. Only problem I have is a few rust spots near the tranny bracket

dble Trouble
01-25-2010, 11:59 PM
These pictures of the wheels DO NOT do them justice. In person they look even better. Drooling...............!

DEZIAC
01-30-2010, 12:50 AM
Is that an old m10 Callaway?

Looks like one I picked up for free in Virginia. I think I got everything except the exhaust down pipe.
<a href="http://s472.photobucket.com/albums/rr87/deziac/?action=view&current=IMG00045-20090929-1012.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr87/deziac/IMG00045-20090929-1012.jpg" border="0" alt="AiResearch t04 turbo"></a>
<a href="http://s472.photobucket.com/albums/rr87/deziac/?action=view&current=IMG00040-20090929-1010.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr87/deziac/IMG00040-20090929-1010.jpg" border="0" alt="free parts"></a>
Anyways, just thought I'd share, look forward to your progress.

craz azn
01-30-2010, 12:40 PM
Haha nice score! Yes sir, it's an old Callaway system, but I only have the manifold and turbo, none of the other bits. It's fine, because I plan on running a FMIC anyways, and the original setup wasn't designed that way with the charge pipes running across the top of the engine bay. Oh yeah, I've also got a 2.5 inch downpipe for mine, but I want to make a new one in 3". Are you planning to install yours?

DEZIAC
01-30-2010, 12:54 PM
Haha nice score! Yes sir, it's an old Callaway system, but I only have the manifold and turbo, none of the other bits. It's fine, because I plan on running a FMIC anyways, and the original setup wasn't designed that way with the charge pipes running across the top of the engine bay. Oh yeah, I've also got a 2.5 inch downpipe for mine, but I want to make a new one in 3". Are you planning to install yours?

Ya I'm planning on installing mine in the spring/summer, but unsure if I want it in my e21. I've been yearning for an 2002 for some time now, but will see come spring though. The problem is that I have a slight hairline crack on the exhaust manifold. I want to do a FMIC also, although the setup does look good w/ the earlier intake manifold. But performance would be alot better w/ some upgrades
http://i472.photobucket.com/albums/rr87/deziac/PIC-0076.jpg

BTW will you be selling the down pipe after you fab up your 3"? Let me know if you plan on letting it go.


.

craz azn
01-30-2010, 01:19 PM
Thanks for posting that pic... Never really saw a complete kit installed before. I don't plan on using CIS injection though. I found an old Haltech system I will use (can't argue with free right!?!) and will put that on my M10 once I get it running with the stock Jetronic, just to see that this motor even runs. After the I think 6 or 7 years I've had this 2002, I've never heard it run LOL. I do agree with the older intake mani, looks much more correct, a lot closer to the original 02 Turbo than the e30 318 intake. I'll definitely keep you posted on that downpipe. I just need it for fitment for the time being.

craz azn
07-24-2010, 10:46 PM
Err... I almost forgot I have this car! *rockout*

Finally I decided to get off my lazy ass today and get crackin'. I want this car running in 2 weeks (no reason, just thought I should set up a goal). I picked up a flywheel for it last week, so that kick started my desire to finish this hog.

I pulled the motor out from under the shelf this morning. Yes, I know, I need a prettier alternator... On the to-do list, but priority is run run runnn.

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5417/img0418r.jpg

Here is my Turbo drain I had referred to earlier. It is drilled it at the back of the block, as per the instructions on the Callaway install manual. I found that as a better solution, because I didn't like having the drain in the pan... What if I need to take it off? One more thing to take off, and I'm damn lazy.

http://img803.imageshack.us/img803/585/img0419.jpg

Here's the drains' plug, since I want to run the car NAed first just to make sure everything (motor) is copacetic.

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/8568/img0420d.jpg

Next thing was a new pilot bearing since the 2002 was actually an Automatic in it's first life. Next went the flywheel... and finally my old infamous solid disc Race Clutch I had on my E30 a few years back. I street drove that thing for 40k before I decided I'd had enough. Life expectancy on that sucker wasn't long, its already half worn, and I never even abused it, not once! Maybe it was from all the stalling it had to take from some maX members who couldn't drive it *cough*Mystikal*cough :P haha j/k bro. Regardless, for a track car that won't be ever in traffic, it's more than good enough, I don't have a problem recycling it for this project, even if it is temporary.

Lining up with the fancy BMW M clutch alignment tool aka blown up input shaft LOL.

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/3898/img0421i.jpg

I got sidetracked for the rest of the day helping out my friend change injectors on his newly built E30 325 racecar, which I must say turned out friggin' awesome! Just a couple odds and ends like front spoiler, brake ducts, etc and its ready to rock! This is where my old Koseis ended up.

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/8122/img0422d.jpg

Finally, before I called it a day, I managed to squeeze the old 318 engine harness into place. A couple few bolts to take care of to attach the alternator firmly, and it's ready to drop in tomorrow morning! Stay tuned!

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6418/img0425b.jpg

jm1602
07-24-2010, 10:59 PM
Keep on working.

craz azn
07-25-2010, 10:22 PM
Oh I'm working John! *th-up*

So this morning, I hooked the motor up to the engine hoist. Got it all balanced out, and pulled it into the parking lot to plop it in the car, only to realized I forgot to take out the mockup motor! DOH!

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/8545/img0427de.jpg

I dropped everything, loosened off all the mounts, and pulled the mockup engine out. Found where my release bearing went, on the transmission! I pulled that off to clean/regrease it before putting it back in. After a lot of grunting, swearing, and scratching/cutting up my hand and arms, I got the motor in! I set the e30 318 rad in, and to my delight, fit fairly well.

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/6866/img0428ym.jpg

However, the rad mounts a bit differently, so I had to make a bracket to bolt onto for the top, and I still have to make some sort of bracket along the bottom to support the rad. I'll get to that this week sometime. Here is my solution for the top bracket.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7800/img0431em.jpg

All welded in. Pounded around the rad cap with a hammer to get some clearance for the cap.

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5683/img0432r.jpg

Bolted in a few odds and ends, one major piece: the starter. Needs some cleaning and paint, but I wanna see it in action first. It's easy to pull out later on. Hell on that note, the motor may have to come out once or twice more... the joys of building a project car! *sad*

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/1327/img0434q.jpg

One boo boo I managed today was to break the distributor housing. It wouldn't go in, so I tried to spread it apart with a screwdriver and.. SNAP! Well lucky me, my mockup motor had one. Yoink!

http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/280/img0435.jpg

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6614/img0436b.jpg

And this is how I left it for today... Damn, I might actually be able to hear this run by the end of this week?!

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/4333/img0437cc.jpg

Bullet Ride
07-26-2010, 08:36 AM
good stuff!

e30_kid89
07-26-2010, 06:16 PM
Must install tarboez.

///Maluco
07-26-2010, 06:26 PM
it's nice to see it finally coming along. Can't wait for a vid of the initial start-up!!! ...bwahahahaha

craz azn
07-27-2010, 01:12 AM
LOL no vids... I need to save myself the embarrassment. I mean uhh... my Iphone doesn't take vids?! Yah, that one! LOL.

propr'one
07-27-2010, 03:18 AM
^^you can take vids on iphone, but, dont. Just finish it and bring it to toronto:P

jm1602
07-27-2010, 09:56 AM
Oh I'm working John! *th-up*

So this morning, I hooked the motor up to the engine hoist. Got it all balanced out, and pulled it into the parking lot to plop it in the car, only to realized I forgot to take out the mockup motor! DOH!

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/8545/img0427de.jpg

I dropped everything, loosened off all the mounts, and pulled the mockup engine out. Found where my release bearing went, on the transmission! I pulled that off to clean/regrease it before putting it back in. After a lot of grunting, swearing, and scratching/cutting up my hand and arms, I got the motor in! I set the e30 318 rad in, and to my delight, fit fairly well.

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/6866/img0428ym.jpg

However, the rad mounts a bit differently, so I had to make a bracket to bolt onto for the top, and I still have to make some sort of bracket along the bottom to support the rad. I'll get to that this week sometime. Here is my solution for the top bracket.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/7800/img0431em.jpg

All welded in. Pounded around the rad cap with a hammer to get some clearance for the cap.

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/5683/img0432r.jpg

Bolted in a few odds and ends, one major piece: the starter. Needs some cleaning and paint, but I wanna see it in action first. It's easy to pull out later on. Hell on that note, the motor may have to come out once or twice more... the joys of building a project car! *sad*

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/1327/img0434q.jpg

One boo boo I managed today was to break the distributor housing. It wouldn't go in, so I tried to spread it apart with a screwdriver and.. SNAP! Well lucky me, my mockup motor had one. Yoink!

http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/280/img0435.jpg

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6614/img0436b.jpg

And this is how I left it for today... Damn, I might actually be able to hear this run by the end of this week?!

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/4333/img0437cc.jpg

Ha Look at you man with the cuts on the hands and all that. Very nice job on the dizzy housing! Let me know when it starts, maybe I'll drop by for a visit.

richie_s999
07-27-2010, 10:27 AM
you are excused from not coming to Eurofest because you got so much down!!! Let me know when she's running and i'll bring my milkcrate for a ride!!

craz azn
07-27-2010, 09:34 PM
Let me know when she's running and i'll bring my milkcrate for a ride!!

LOL. I'll cut some holes in the floor so we can stop! Who needs a pedal box and working brakes?!

craz azn
07-31-2010, 10:22 PM
So... a lot of visitors at the shop today kind of hindered some progress, but I got it as far as firing over and running for a few secs on a few cylinders lol... I think I am fighting a fuel problem as I have good spark, but it got too dark outside so I called it a day.

The war zone around 5pm:

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/1659/img0445a.jpg

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3929/img0446gv.jpg

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/1572/img0447p.jpg

And how I left it for the night :)

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/5697/img0448x.jpg

craz azn
08-02-2010, 12:11 PM
Wow, so I am officially a retard. I had the fuel lines hooked up backwards, that's why there wasn't much pressure! DOH! Oh and that great rusty starter? Yea, it shit the bed trying to get it going... had to replace that already. Luckily, it's an easy swap. So after all that, it started right up yesterday! Seems to be good, oil is in the head, it isn't making any strange noises. Also got the timing set somewhat... Safe to say the motor is solid! Now time to clean up the install.

Won't be any updates for the next week and a bit. 'Till next time...!

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/7700/img0449c.jpg

Bullet Ride
08-02-2010, 01:10 PM
noice! *rockout*

SamE30e
08-03-2010, 07:45 PM
Yes!

dble Trouble
08-04-2010, 10:33 PM
Are you done yet?

dble Trouble
08-04-2010, 10:34 PM
How about now?

E30M42cab
08-08-2010, 12:42 AM
I likey.

325isStephen
08-08-2010, 01:53 PM
Needs more low :D

Seriously.

SamE30e
08-08-2010, 07:51 PM
Needs an LSx

talltorontoguy
08-20-2010, 12:23 AM
Rudy - update? don't leave us hangin man...

craz azn
08-20-2010, 10:36 AM
Well, I guess what will happen next is just to get the car going NAed for now. A friend offered a header to borrow temporarily. Looks like a nice piece, just needs sandblasting and paint. I think that's fair, my friend will get it back in better shape than he lent it to me!

Nice 2.5" outlet will mate up to my 3" turbo exhaust better than the puny reducer that I chopped off the end of the header.... I'm not too worried about backpressure and such right now, as this won't be permanent.

http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/2971/img0473n.jpg

craz azn
08-29-2010, 10:22 PM
Small updates today.

Painted the header today and installed. Looked great until I looked underneath and saw how much it stuck out the bottom of the car.

http://a.yfrog.com/img689/2236/img0569ah.jpg

Talk about clearance fail. Almost the entire diameter of the header outlet is sticking down lower than the floor and frame rails... So much for going low. Probably a sign that I need to go function over form on this car compared to my E30 LOL.

http://a.yfrog.com/img202/1717/img0570x.jpg

Also busted out the hole saw and pounded a hole into the firewall to get my harness through. Ecu and Idle control box happily live inside the car now. Mounted my coil as well, but I need to get another bracket and this one didn't fit to my liking around the coil itself.

http://a.yfrog.com/img710/3953/img0567r.jpg

Also mounted the ignition control unit to the firewall.

http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg375/scaled.php?tn=0&server=375&filename=img0568s.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

markw
09-16-2010, 12:40 PM
Updates fgt!




<3

craz azn
09-16-2010, 11:10 PM
Updates fgt!




<3

love you too jackass LOL. Where you been bro? Your name popped up when I was chatting with some of the boys at the dealer in Toronto a couple weeks back... *wave*

School is back in swing, updates will have to hold off for a bit. September is a busy month, at the track almost every weekend until October.

craz azn
10-09-2010, 06:58 PM
Update:

That exhaust header has to come off. The car literally got stuck rolling onto the hoist today. I can't stand that. Raised the car up half an inch for now.

Got some small stuff done today. Got a rad support welded in. Used some rubber grommets from an E30 in the back so it locates the rad at the bottom like stock. Finished a couple patches on the frame rails and gave it some paint so it won't rust.

http://imgur.com/2291ol.jpg

Yeah, it sticks out the front a little. No big deal, it is covered by the front spoiler anyways.

http://imgur.com/jYAHhl.jpg

Just for kicks, I threw on my newest set of BBS wheels I've picked up recently. Had these on the E30 for a week just to try them out, but I think they look best on the 02. I've got some cool plans for these in the future once the car is up and running :D

With a 6mm spacer up front. This rim is 15x7, et25... now effectively et19. I'd like to run a 20mm, then it would pair well with the other set of wheels I have for the car, but we'll see when I get to that point.

http://imgur.com/2MhLMl.jpg

http://imgur.com/4niCUl.jpg

http://imgur.com/paPzPl.jpg

craz azn
11-08-2010, 11:18 AM
So yesterday, a few friends came over to help dig into the bodywork. The plan was to chop out any major rust spots, and paint it all up with random paint so it won't rust over winter. What was a quick day job has now turned into a perfection, estimated two week long body makeover in the garage with lots of sandpaper, a few rollers and a can of tremclad. Yeah I said it. But I am very confident I can make this look good.

Richard went to work on taking the car apart. Tore off the door seals, drilled out the rivets in the trims, and lots of odds and ends here and there. Kurt got the easy job taking panels off the car, and scraping what we found was a HUGE puddle of bondo in the right rear quarter. And I was just running around sanding random parts of the car with probably the most worn out piece of sandpaper ever seen...

Here is the car after all the fun and games yesterday afternoon/evening.

http://imgur.com/7uqqxl.jpg

This is the right side quarter I bashed out. It took awhile to figure out how to get the huge dent out, but slowly bit by bit, I got the creases and the stress out of the panel and it popped back into shape for the most part. The circled bit was the worst of the area. I started to chop some more pieces out of the bottom of the valance... eww crustyyyyy.

http://imgur.com/ek8zwl.jpg

http://imgur.com/LKOiRl.jpg

And the roof. That's only one thin coat... Even though it looks shitty in pics via phone, and shitty in person, it's definitely salvageable. I forecast with three coats, it will look great.

http://i.imgur.com/aeygDl.jpg

Within the next three days I hope to have all the holes and patches welded, and possibly even go as far as cutting the rear fenders for the flares (since I won't need that nice fender lip digging into my tires when the car is lowered). *rockout*

GBel
11-08-2010, 08:08 PM
Hey Rudy just happen to stumble on your 02 project,I am impressed.I guess you will have
it ready by spring. Keep up the great work. I will have to drop by the shop & have a
gander. I just put my E9 away for the winter today.

Gary
73 Chamonix

dble Trouble
11-08-2010, 08:19 PM
Roller? Dude, I thought we were going to spray it in my garage? Do the prep, and bring it here.

talltorontoguy
11-09-2010, 02:22 PM
Rather than tremclad, do single stage acrylic and then wetsand. If you want a hand let me know.

I showed you the bumpers on mine and that's what I did - not bad and the acrylic is not that expensive. Likely under $100 for enough to do entire car, and you get a bmw colour match.

2nd page has the good links...

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=93128&page=3

TTG

craz azn
11-10-2010, 12:22 AM
Gary - thanks man

John - I'll give it a try first. Worst case is sand half of it off and spray the whole car.

Rod - I know I'm letting you guys down :(... but like I said, if it doesn't work, it's easy to sand off and paint over. Then at least the car has a decent base of white to spray onto.

I worked a bit on the right side of the car this afternoon. Funny, I thought I did so much, but after standing back and looking at it, I have barely anything to show for. Got all the holes on the right side filled, most are grinded down. I also started to sand out all the dust in the roof, going to buy some new rollers and give it a second coat tomorrow evening. I think that will be the deciding factor if I push on with this chintzy painting method or if I will actually man up and spray it myself.

This is how I left it. I hope there is enough hardener in that, or that will cost me another hour of swearing up and down trying to clean it all up. We'll see tomorrow morning before I go to class.

http://imgur.com/Rx44ml.jpg

craz azn
11-10-2010, 11:45 PM
Well... so... fail! Hardener sucked nut.... by almost 24 hours later it was still tacky. I wasn't a happy camper. Went to buy new hardener and so far so good. I only did a small section this time instead of wasting a load of filler. I'll be sanding the crap out of it tomorrow.

Also gave the roof a scuff and layed down another layer of paint. It definitely has more depth than the last time, but with that depth starts to show a few dents I kinda missed before :( Whatever, not gonna loose sleep over it. Ended up with the same texture, but with enough paint put down, it should easily sand back down. So far, I am more less on schedule. I will drop another coat on the roof on Friday, and by Sunday I'll give wetsanding a try. In the meantime, busy prepping everywhere else, welding holes, filling bumps, and lots and lots of sanding.

http://imgur.com/ZzXfXl.jpg

http://imgur.com/MzXsFl.jpg

jm1602
11-11-2010, 02:11 PM
Fridge-like.

Sort of like the yellow car Dave and Richard painted.
Keep at it buddy.

craz azn
11-11-2010, 03:03 PM
Fridge-like.

Sort of like the yellow car Dave and Richard painted.
Keep at it buddy.

Looked at it this morning, its almost dry and now that it is settled, it actually looks a lot better. I might fix the dents in the roof afterall.... I am sure I can make this look good. It will just take a bit of time, thats all. *rockout*

craz azn
11-11-2010, 11:49 PM
Today was mostly sanding, and another application of spots that didn't get bondo before. I will need to fill once more on the passenger door since I ran out, but it should be ready to paint by tomorrow night. I think it is turning out great! I gave the passenger floor a coat of paint to use up one of my junky rollers I don't want to use on the outside (lint and crap in it).

http://imgur.com/fjVKal.jpg

http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/9959/img0679z.jpg

craz azn
11-14-2010, 10:30 AM
Yesterday was a good day. The weather was super kind, so I had a chance to work outside for once, and it was great. Slowly bit by bit, I worked through the right side of the car and sanded everything flat... or at least for the most part :P

http://imgur.com/FuM3Zl.jpg

http://imgur.com/A9xA8l.jpg

Look at that sexy roof! Lawl.

http://imgur.com/3mQjQl.jpg

http://imgur.com/hHYaDl.jpg

http://imgur.com/FtPWpl.jpg

http://imgur.com/Meb0Ll.jpg

Richard comes by, so I decide to let him loose with the cutoff wheel and go nuts. Bye bye rust

http://imgur.com/7iVGwl.jpg

He's really into it lol

http://imgur.com/6snHIl.jpg

Half the door done

http://imgur.com/yGckgl.jpg

craz azn
11-14-2010, 10:43 AM
Alright... enough sanding. I'm sick of it for today, I don't care how many imperfections there are... I just want to see WHITE!

http://imgur.com/iLE93l.jpg

http://imgur.com/0HJy5l.jpg

Richard also chopped out the front signal light holes for me

http://imgur.com/9br1zl.jpg

After I was done with it:

http://imgur.com/XU4wGl.jpg

Light fitted! OMG, looks soooo good *mw*

http://imgur.com/o07dul.jpg

*Russell Peters voice* PAAAAAAIIIINNNNTTT

http://imgur.com/b5KXQl.jpg

Don't worry about the light coat, its supposed to be my base. It will be sanded lightly, and at least 2 more coats will be applied.

http://imgur.com/vR8EHl.jpg

Since the new fiberglass parts are already white from the gelcoat, they look great with just one coat!

http://imgur.com/R1vK2l.jpg

http://imgur.com/fnmwJl.jpg

So that was yesterday. We'll see what I can get done today!!

E30M42cab
11-14-2010, 10:55 PM
I bet you could just leave it with Richard for a few weeks and he'd work on it by himself without you. I wish I had a cool winter project to keep me busy.

dble Trouble
11-15-2010, 12:04 AM
I bet you could just leave it with Richard for a few weeks and he'd work on it by himself without you. I wish I had a cool winter project to keep me busy.

hey, you could take care of my car as a winter project, there's a bunch of things I'd like done! :D

craz azn
11-15-2010, 12:46 AM
I bet you could just leave it with Richard for a few weeks and he'd work on it by himself without you. I wish I had a cool winter project to keep me busy.

Haha, Richard only gets to stay for a few hours a week until he gets summoned by his girlfriend *whip crack* I bet it wouldn't be much better at his house :P

The reason I am hustling here is because the moment Dad gets back home, the car gets booted out of the shop. Soooo... Gotta take advantage of free indoor workspace :D

craz azn
11-15-2010, 12:52 AM
Today Richard and Kurt came by to lend a hand... and it just because another pizza/shoot the shit day. Good times, but not much work completed. All that got done was scrape excess paint off of the left rear quarter panel, mark door dings on the left side, put right side fenders on and oogle at the paint/make fun of my bodywork on the door :puke: and we got started on the trunk before it got late. Sprayed a coat of Tremclad onto the fender well, and daaamnn this stuff covers NICE. Maybe I should spraybomb the whole car? lol

http://imgur.com/mIATbl.jpg

http://imgur.com/gvkvJl.jpg

doogee
11-15-2010, 02:07 AM
Sprayed a coat of Tremclad onto the fender well, and daaamnn this stuff covers NICE.

This paint is AAAAAWESOME :eek:

///Maluco
11-15-2010, 04:58 PM
pffffff who needs European when you got craz azn....

doogee
11-15-2010, 06:08 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1433/5180222412_86a0341a6f_o.jpg

craz azn
11-15-2010, 06:14 PM
Oh no you di'int!

http://imgur.com/sfSM8.jpg

doogee
11-15-2010, 06:18 PM
Oh no you di'int!

http://imgur.com/sfSM8.jpg

Hahaha :cool:

craz azn
11-16-2010, 06:10 PM
pffffff who needs European when you got craz azn....

*rockout* Busted out the welder this afternoon... gonna get those patches... well, patched! Pics to come!

craz azn
11-17-2010, 01:02 AM
Got a bit welding done. Kinda warped the metal a bit... time to go a bit easier on the heat next time! Still need to finish the one patch to round out the corner of the valance and take care of a few small holes on the left side, then its clean up, and paint time! Also drilled a few holes to test fit the new fiberglass rear bumper. I'll try and get pics of that tomorrow.

Here is the patches for the right side (that warped like mad)...

http://imgur.com/3aAeBl.jpg

Still gotta finish that bottom section and the right side is ready for paint!

http://imgur.com/yyEwIl.jpg

InfiniteDice
11-17-2010, 08:08 AM
100% worthy of our attention! Good project.

craz azn
11-17-2010, 11:55 PM
Thanks Mike!

Got some more welding done today. I have come to the conclusion I hate welding. Mainly because I suck at it lol. I have a hard time patching these pieces together yet I can weld up one of those molding holes like its nothing! Weird. Anywho, pics from today:

Didn't feel like welding right away, so I started to hack off the paint that I started to scrape off on the weekend. Once that was done, I had to turn my attention to the trim holes that had to be welded up. Grinded them down, sanded the entire area to get it all smoothish.

http://imgur.com/d9jPzl.jpg

I'm getting good at these! Got the whole door left though!

http://imgur.com/H3Kk6l.jpg

Mixed some filler and slopped it on

http://imgur.com/3DFDdl.jpg

Now for that valance corner... ugh. I bent another piece for the straight bit, about 3 or so inches wide... but I knew the corner would be a challenge. With a bit of chopping, and banging away, I got something that resembles the bottom corner.

http://imgur.com/dvFgal.jpg

And all welded in, just a few extra welds to cover some holes I missed the first time. Looks alright, and matches the left side well I think!

http://imgur.com/cP53hl.jpg

Tomorrow its grinding and filling up the rear end panel so I can finally paint!!

MrRWD
11-18-2010, 12:55 AM
Great build.

have you considered using Por15 first before the filler.
http://www.por15canada.com/can/preventrustpaint.asp

It's used widely in classic car restoration.

For surface rust areas...that you are not cutting out..

Grind down well, use the marine cleaner to clean the metal, use the metal prep spray as directed, then put Por-15 over it.

before it dries (2-3 hours), put on a coat of regular primer..... then you can start bodywork again as normal....

It's used on frame rails, suspension pieces etc that are naturally rusty...

dries rock hard, and air tight... thus stopping the rust.

craz azn
11-18-2010, 11:27 AM
Thanks!

Yeah, I actually tried Por-15 for the first time this year on my E30 back in April, but I wasn't exactly impressed with it. Usually stuffs rusts from the inside out, so the seams, channels and whatnot you cannot get into. Even with a few coats of Por-15, and half a year later you can see traces of the rust coming back out again. It only works IF you can coat the entire area that is affected 100%, otherwise it is no better than regular paint. If you could dip the car, or at least the bottom of it, then yes I would agree that would definitely be a better option. But insides of rockers, frame rails, etc I can't get to.

The surface rust areas like the outer body I will just wire wheel, and primer/paint over. With a few good coats of paint (both sides), it should seal it well enough to stop the rust. Tremclad FTW!

///Maluco
11-18-2010, 05:57 PM
cool man...at least you know how to weld. I have no frickin clue*shiner*

MrRWD
11-18-2010, 06:16 PM
Thanks!

Yeah, I actually tried Por-15 for the first time this year on my E30 back in April, but I wasn't exactly impressed with it. Usually stuffs rusts from the inside out, so the seams, channels and whatnot you cannot get into. Even with a few coats of Por-15, and half a year later you can see traces of the rust coming back out again. It only works IF you can coat the entire area that is affected 100%, otherwise it is no better than regular paint. If you could dip the car, or at least the bottom of it, then yes I would agree that would definitely be a better option. But insides of rockers, frame rails, etc I can't get to.

The surface rust areas like the outer body I will just wire wheel, and primer/paint over. With a few good coats of paint (both sides), it should seal it well enough to stop the rust. Tremclad FTW!

Rust on seams are difficult ... almost impossible to fix without replacement or cutting it out and rebuilding it. That's the fate of a lot of e30's & eE36's... door seams rust like crazy.... Rustproofing really does help that!!!!

The surface rust... Por15 is best for that. It works!! Wire wheel it, por15 marine cleaner, por15 metal ready, then por15.. then primer or tremclad.
(Also have to follow instructions carefully... and don't contaminate the product).

I can't weld yet... so I picked a body that had good doors (seams), and very little surface rust. :)

Good project though.... great work.

craz azn
11-19-2010, 12:50 AM
So it's crunch time! I just weighed my options, as the car NEEDS to be somewhat finished by Wednesday night as it will get booted out of the shop by then (definitely not getting the hood or trunk done unfortunately). I think my plan is to work on it full tilt over the course of the weekend. I think my goals are to paint the entire car late Saturday so it can dry over Sunday and give it a quick scuff and lay down another coat Monday evening. (Roughly two days aka Tuesday and Wednesday are needed to clean the mess that I made out of the shop by trying to pull this off in such a short time)

Today I started by cutting some plates to fit in the bumper shock holes in the front nose. I got lazy and only did one side for now.

Cut up sheet to fit (I actually fit it to the other side since it fit better)

http://imgur.com/28iPrl.jpg

All welded up, holes closed, grinded down and ready for filler!

http://imgur.com/FHWg6l.jpg

Too bad I still have the other side :(

http://imgur.com/Eeb1hl.jpg

Big difference with a bit of paint!

http://imgur.com/8Oknvl.jpg

And a quick walkaround of how I left the rear end for the evening. Ground off all of the remaining welds, and slopped some filler on. Gonna be a lot of sanding tomorrow!

http://imgur.com/MuOAHl.jpg

http://imgur.com/IW7sbl.jpg

jm1602
11-19-2010, 10:44 AM
Looks like lots of progress.

talltorontoguy
11-19-2010, 11:35 AM
Impressive!

Note to self: buy welder

craz azn
11-20-2010, 11:11 AM
Woooo, more progress! Worked until 2am with the help of Kurt yesterday scraping paint and finishing up the nose on the car. I'll have to power through the left door and get it all welded shut and sanded smooth, possibly might be able to pull off paint today! Stay tuned!

jm1602
11-20-2010, 11:35 AM
Really wish I could drop by and have a look. Keep posting with the pictures.

craz azn
11-21-2010, 11:43 PM
Hmm. Now the weekend is over. I don't know, I feel almost disappointed by the lack of progress, but I can't say that, because Kurt and myself worked our asses off this weekend (with the help of Richard whenever he decided to show up lol), however I didn't reach my goal of having the whole car painted, I must look at the bright side, and at least all the main pieces of the puzzle are painted. Only the door remains to be painted, and a few spots here and there that need a few dents worked out (that mostly I decided to rush on *thmbsdwn*).

Kurt has a few pics of the front nose panel when we were working on it... that turned out super duper well. I am very pleased with that. Everything lines up well and looks nice and straight. Here are the pics I have with me currently:

http://imgur.com/tPCFbl.jpg

http://imgur.com/0CaZel.jpg

http://imgur.com/C0bfzl.jpg

And the rear of the car almost sorted, just a few more spots to touch up in this pic.

http://imgur.com/Tv0v7l.jpg

craz azn
11-21-2010, 11:52 PM
And the fun part... PAINT!

Kurt seemed to be very enthusiastic about the paint part, so he painted the front end. He did a good job.

http://imgur.com/ezyzAl.jpg

http://imgur.com/8WCnPl.jpg

... While I painted the back and left side of the car.

http://imgur.com/5pwiWl.jpg

http://imgur.com/jHzlQl.jpg

http://imgur.com/Hk9qMl.jpg

First coat complete! We'll see how the next few days pans out as far as progress goes, for now its clean up time in the shop...

doogee
11-22-2010, 12:59 AM
SAAAAAAAAAAAAAK. Take it!

craz azn
11-22-2010, 01:26 AM
Jordan Chase FTW!! *rockout* looolllll

craz azn
12-05-2010, 01:57 PM
I should be working on my projects for school, but I find myself on ebay having bought this:

http://imgur.com/KZbqol.jpg

Center console I found on ebay from a 3.0CSL. Cool piece to have... good place to put my breaker switches and kill switch.

Also eyeing some new window seals and some oddball trim pieces on ebay *mumble* lol

dgmorr
12-06-2010, 06:25 PM
Wow, can't believe I only saw this now, awesome project!

You need some of this
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs056.ash2/36140_440574897693_505137693_5869101_7182161_n.jpg

craz azn
12-06-2010, 08:06 PM
Haha thanks Dave *th-up*

Hopefully I'll get some proper updates for this thread during the Christmas break... Mmmm Centerlock BBS.... Not sure if '02s ever had those, but damn it they look good on anything *mw*

E30M42cab
12-08-2010, 05:49 PM
A guy on R3V was (and probably still is) selling a few sets of e30 M3 BBS centrelocks, with one full set of hubs... but sooooo expensive:(

craz azn
12-08-2010, 05:58 PM
Yeeee I saw that... I do think they did sell though. You'd be surprised how much demand there is for these types of wheels. Problem is, the wheels (usually the centers) are somewhat fragile and have a relatively short service life due to fatigue in the magnesium centers.

GBel
12-13-2010, 06:26 PM
Hey Rudy It's good to see the project moving right along and looking great.
Stay with it brother, can't wait to view completion.


Gary 73 Chamonix :cool: :moon:

E30M42cab
12-14-2010, 07:14 PM
Yeeee I saw that... I do think they did sell though. You'd be surprised how much demand there is for these types of wheels. Problem is, the wheels (usually the centers) are somewhat fragile and have a relatively short service life due to fatigue in the magnesium centers.

Almost a "play and throw away" scenario with the rims, eh? Essentially you figure they are retired rims because they probably have existing hairline cracks. Still. BBS.... Magnesium... Centrelock... I want them. And an M3 to put them on.

craz azn
12-14-2010, 11:37 PM
Yeah man. It sucks, I could build a set of wheels with all the cracked centers I've seen over the years from the cars. I was trying to buy a set of used M3 DTM wheels from a guy in malaysia during the summer, but within a few weeks of chatting with him, out of the blue he had them redone... I said dude, now its worth even less because I can't see ANY cracks at all anymore... and needless to say he wanted more because they were fixed up. Ha, fat chance. Wasn't planning to gamble on those. Could buy 5 e30s for the money he ended up wanting for the set *shakes head*

ACS_DAN
12-16-2010, 12:53 PM
The wreck is looking pretty legit'.

Nice!

craz azn
12-16-2010, 07:56 PM
The wreck is looking pretty legit'.

Nice!

Yeee, thanks Dan. I need to get ordering my wheel studs so I can affix my wheels onto it with a nice spacer and stance this biatch! *rockout*

doogee
12-16-2010, 09:18 PM
Yeee, thanks Dan. I need to get ordering my wheel studs so I can affix my wheels onto it with a nice spacer and stance this biatch! *rockout*

Stance is gay Rudy. :D

craz azn
12-16-2010, 09:44 PM
Stance is gay Rudy. :D

LOL. Okay we won't call it stance... but I do want to tuck tire all around. :)

E30M42cab
12-17-2010, 05:36 PM
LOL. Okay we won't call it stance... but I do want to tuck tire all around. :)

Damn straight you do!! Tuck that shit!
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h179/e30m42cab/blog192.jpg

BMW BMXer
12-18-2010, 08:48 AM
Stance is gay Rudy. :D

:huh?:

Dems fighting words!

However I will accept most peoples small minded vision of stance is gay.

*wave*

doogee
12-18-2010, 03:50 PM
:huh?:

Dems fighting words!

However I will accept most peoples small minded vision of stance is gay.

*wave*


Haha I was just kidding

craz azn
12-20-2010, 08:33 PM
For the past couple weeks, I've been pondering what to do for gauges. Researching countless ideas online, nothing really fit my criteria of clean appearance, and a price tag that isn't out the window. This isn't some championship winning build, so I ruled out using a digital dash (although it would be pretty badass). I resorted to some creative thinking using a 2002 gauge cluster that I bought on here recently which I later discovered wasn't a good purchase (very poor shape), but I'm trying to make good out of a shoddy situation. I took the cluster apart, and started to make a template for my gauge holder. I will be reusing the original 2002 rpm gauge, but shifted over to the center of the cluster, while 4 VDO 2 1/16th gauges will be housed alongside. I'll also be putting in a few warning lights for low oil pressure and such.

Paper template cut out.

http://imgur.com/AgrTvl.jpg

Now to figure out how to put the gauges. Not left with enough space, so staggering them will have to do!

http://imgur.com/VtNfol.jpg

jm1602
12-21-2010, 04:17 PM
Duplicating what Alpina did? You could fabricate something out of fiberglass (considering your new found bondo skills this should be easy). Mount on top of dash above the center console.

jm1602
12-21-2010, 04:23 PM
http://www.vintagebmwsource.com/02-body-chassis

craz azn
12-21-2010, 05:20 PM
^ Haha, funny that dash is a CSL dash (but a poor copy). We have a mold for that too actually, but I didn't want to make a mini-CSL. I'm starting to regret buying that console now too :(

As for the gauge pod in the dash, I don't know, I never was a fan of those. The other thing is, majority of the gauges in the cluster will now be rendered useless. I don't have a fuel tank anymore, so the gas gauge is useless. And I don't have a speedo drive anymore, so the speed gauge is not being used either. I figured, the least I can do is try to salvage that garbage cluster...

On another note, the piece I was working on yesterday became a bit more of an episode than I thought. The hole-saw decided to eat the sheet, tearing it off the wood I had it clamped to, shattering into a few pieces and became a sweet makeshift sawblade. One finger became a casualty, I thought it went through because I couldn't feel it at first, but turns it out it only cut about 1/4 way through. Still though: FAIL. Might go back to it in a day or so, I'm still quite cheesed off about it. That's why my update just kind of stops lol *par-t*

jm1602
12-21-2010, 09:25 PM
any slice on your fingers hurts like hell, all those nerves.

On another note what about something like this.

craz azn
12-21-2010, 09:47 PM
^ Yes sir! That's along the lines I was thinking. I couldn't help myself, and had to go work anyways... 9 fingers wasn't gonna stop me. I'll edit this post in a bit with an update.

So UPDATE:

I set off to make another panel after the first one disintegrated while cutting. Here is the last test fit of the original one in the cluster:

http://imgur.com/TmVjgl.jpg

It fit nice. Too bad. One to number two.

http://imgur.com/Zqro4l.jpg

Dremeled out the spaces for the gauges

http://imgur.com/PY5BIl.jpg

Hmm, they look nice!

http://imgur.com/760OAl.jpg

Last check to make sure it fit without any stressed edges. Eventually it will be glued to the cluster.

http://imgur.com/NDBrhl.jpg

Good enough. Paint time! I hope this ends up drying into satin.

http://imgur.com/BKzhIl.jpg

Meanwhile, waiting for paint to dry... I took a try at cleaning the gauge glass. What's cool about it is, it's actually glass!

http://imgur.com/8JUoMl.jpg

I slid the half wet panel onto the cluster to see how it looks. I'm happy with it! We'll see how it looks tomorrow with a few gauges in it. Still waiting for my Rpm gauge to arrive this week then I can see how it all fits together.

http://imgur.com/9X3lWl.jpg

talltorontoguy
12-22-2010, 11:29 AM
what material did you use for the gauge panel? Looks good bud. I like the green painters tape on the damaged finger... true car guy.

craz azn
12-22-2010, 09:58 PM
^ Ye yeee thanks dude! I just used some plastic sheeting I found in the shop, it's no more than 3mm thick.

craz azn
12-24-2010, 06:36 PM
Got some glue yesterday, time to put it all together.

The war zone on my desk. Pretty awesome.... Hell, I've had the window open in my room for half an hour, still smells like epoxy LOL.

http://imgur.com/sqWKNl.jpg

And the finished cluster. Excuse the shitty lighting in my room. Gauges are fit, RPM nice and centered, couldn't be more pleased with it. I may still have to install a couple of little warning/idiot lights, but I'll get to those later.

http://imgur.com/tLuVkl.jpg

Merry Christmas guys!

canuckder
12-24-2010, 06:42 PM
^^ I like that alot,

craz azn
12-24-2010, 06:50 PM
Thanks dude!

canuckder
12-24-2010, 08:40 PM
What did you use for the top peice

doogee
12-24-2010, 09:08 PM
What did you use for the top peice

2002 cluster.

craz azn
12-24-2010, 10:55 PM
What did you use for the top peice

It is just a stock cluster from a 2002, with thin sheet of plastic glued on top to house the VDO gauges.

jm1602
12-29-2010, 12:21 PM
Got some glue yesterday, time to put it all together.

The war zone on my desk. Pretty awesome.... Hell, I've had the window open in my room for half an hour, still smells like epoxy LOL.

http://imgur.com/sqWKNl.jpg

And the finished cluster. Excuse the shitty lighting in my room. Gauges are fit, RPM nice and centered, couldn't be more pleased with it. I may still have to install a couple of little warning/idiot lights, but I'll get to those later.

http://imgur.com/tLuVkl.jpg

Merry Christmas guys!


Looks very nice, love the look of the stock tach.

craz azn
02-12-2011, 07:41 PM
Update:

New shortened strut tube? Check.

New coilover sleeve seatring? Check.

Extra negative camber? Check.

Short Bilsteins that fit minty? Check.

http://i.imgur.com/Cc7gjl.jpg

Still have to make one more support to gusset the tube to the spindle, repaint entire strut, and figure out whats going on for a camber plate. But I'll need to dig the car out of the snow for that, so it can wait until April :D

DEZIAC
02-13-2011, 12:30 PM
I haven't been on here in a while, but great work man!

craz azn
02-14-2011, 01:01 AM
I haven't been on here in a while, but great work man!

Thanks dude. I'm super motivated currently into getting this car done. My goal is to be able to take it to Mosport in June to shake it down. We'll see. Depends largely on me getting a job once I'm done school in April :D

craz azn
05-09-2011, 09:52 PM
After a fairly long hiatus, I pulled the car cover off today and made a quick assessment of what I should concentrate on next. I was in a painting mood today around the house, so in the afternoon, I took a break to paint the roofliner from that questionable cream colour to a nice, matte black. I will take a look at the cage this week, possibly recycle some piping from an AutoPower roll bar that came with the car, or construct something new. We will see.

http://i.imgur.com/jlikgl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xVq1Kl.jpg

jm1602
05-31-2011, 06:27 PM
Need the updates?

Well? How 'bout it??

craz azn
05-31-2011, 07:54 PM
I wish I had more to say.... roll cage piping is ordered... hopefully I can start on that next week. The car is now fully white.. no more 'rust' colour anywhere. Gonna work some more on the outside paintwork when the car is more complete. Being at the track almost every weekend since April isn't helping me for progress either :D

jm1602
05-31-2011, 09:43 PM
Excuses.

///Maluco
05-31-2011, 10:28 PM
^^^+1

craz azn
05-31-2011, 11:06 PM
:(.

craz azn
06-09-2011, 10:59 PM
Figured I should post some of my progress in the past few weeks (months)...

I can report my welding is getting much better... but I still think I will leave the roll cage welding to the pro :D Once the base plates of the cage are finished, then I will know how/where to run the fuel lines so I can get started on the fuel system.

http://i.imgur.com/YDJ6zl.jpg

After sandpaper, wire wheel and paint:

http://i.imgur.com/FESLyl.jpg

73 Tii
06-09-2011, 11:07 PM
Nice and clean Rudy, but where does the spare go :D

craz azn
06-09-2011, 11:22 PM
Nice and clean Rudy, but where does the spare go :D

I think this thing should still qualify for BMW Roadside Assistance, don't you? :D

doogee
06-10-2011, 03:33 AM
Looks good!

dble Trouble
06-10-2011, 08:26 AM
I thought roadside assistance automatically comes with the CPO cars?

///Maluco
06-10-2011, 12:11 PM
Nice and clean Rudy, but where does the spare go :D

The spare ...car.... will be in the trailer which this '02 will be hauling...*rockout*

it's coming along nicely Rudy! Keep it up dude!!! I can't wait to see it finished.

craz azn
06-14-2011, 08:58 PM
A couple lengths of tubing showed up today! Omg omg omg!! :) :) :)

http://i.imgur.com/Vr4Gyl.jpg

doogee
06-15-2011, 12:03 AM
A couple lengths of tubing showed up today! Omg omg omg!! :) :) :)

http://i.imgur.com/Vr4Gyl.jpg

Looks like quite the exhaust you're going to have there :D

Smitty
06-15-2011, 08:11 AM
Looks like quite the exhaust you're going to have there :D
LOLOL, first boso on Max? *th-up*

richie_s999
06-15-2011, 08:24 AM
LOLOL, first boso on Max? *th-up*

think steve did it on his red E30 last summer!

BMW BMXer
06-15-2011, 09:33 AM
I was going to say or a sick set of monkey bars.

///Maluco
06-15-2011, 12:42 PM
yummy...straight pipes FTW...

Bullet Ride
06-15-2011, 02:12 PM
LOLOL, first boso on Max? *th-up*
think steve did it on his red E30 last summer!
I was going to say or a sick set of monkey bars.



Making a roll cage that doubles as an exhaust would be the most boso thing ever

Smitty
06-15-2011, 02:56 PM
^^ Do it, Rudy!

craz azn
06-15-2011, 05:11 PM
^ Haha. My turbo would die such an unhappy death :D

Smitty
06-15-2011, 06:01 PM
^ Haha. My turbo would die such an unhappy death :D
You don't live your life one quarter mile at a time??

craz azn
06-15-2011, 07:08 PM
You don't live your life one quarter mile at a time??

If I did, I'd have to overnight parts from Japan! :D

craz azn
06-28-2011, 12:11 PM
Not much progress, but hey, getting somewhere!!

On the weekend, I started to pull the last piece of the car I have never touched yet, and that was the dash. What an ordeal... Ton of rusty bolts, broke a screwdriver on one of them... and had to pull the windshield because two bolts are hidden underneath the window seal. I have realized how heavy this dash actually is, and I am now looking into a dash cover to use as a replacement. I have found a cover at dashtop.com; I am waiting for a reply before pulling the trigger on one of those (funny, I just received a reply while writing this post out. I'll probably end up buying one). I plan to remove all of the framework behind the dash and just run a simple bar across the cage a pillar bars to mount the steering column to instead.

The war zone:

http://i.imgur.com/73GdPl.jpg

The trunk still needs one more coat of paint and I can start to put stuff back in.

http://i.imgur.com/8CmfZl.jpg

Bah, stupid heavy piece of junk!

http://i.imgur.com/qPXukl.jpg

The car is settling into it's temporary home for the next few months.

http://i.imgur.com/3NCsel.jpg

Earlier in the thread, I posted a few pics of some taillights I cleaned up. Well, my friend ended up giving me a complete set of taillights recently, these with good chrome trim (compared to my originals which are faded to hell and back). He mentioned that these are the original taillights from the car Smitty now owns... I don't know if that is true or not, but after a ton of wetsanding, they came up okay. The one has a crack in the lense, but that is the least of my worries right now. Looks good!

http://i.imgur.com/0NKMYl.jpg

///Maluco
06-28-2011, 12:25 PM
whoohooo...keep going dude. *rockout*

doogee
06-28-2011, 02:15 PM
Why no more M5 in garage? Because racecar!

http://i.imgur.com/3NCsel.jpg

craz azn
06-28-2011, 02:42 PM
^ lmao!

craz azn
06-30-2011, 10:20 PM
Might have to switch gears on that dashboard idea after my first attempt at a center console/switch panel was a flop yesterday. Looking into flocking and also making a new center console that mimics the stock one out of balsa wood... we'll see next week what I can get my hands on for materials.

craz azn
07-01-2011, 10:39 PM
Worked on the seat mount today. With the help of my Dad, we got it all planned out and executed. I'll have to do the passenger side myself next week sometime.

My seat sees the light of day again outside! Nice and minty. Had to dig up my side mounts and sliders I had in my parts stash. It's a bit of a heavy seat for a fiberglass bucket, but is it ever sturdy! Overbuilt... I like!

http://i.imgur.com/kPZUol.jpg

Settled on a simple, yet beefy solution to mount the seat sliders to. Two bars, running from rocker to tunnel. Amazing how much strength these bars will provide the chassis... the whole tunnel flexes when I jammed in the bars before they were fit to its exact spot. I guess in a stock 2002, it relies heavily on the seats to help give it some rigidity.

http://i.imgur.com/8XSjgl.jpg

Second bar set in with support plates.

http://i.imgur.com/FEFzPl.jpg

Bolted on the sliders and set the seat on to see placement... looking good!

http://i.imgur.com/DtxK2l.jpg

A few more tacks here and there and for the first time I could actually sit in the car PROPERLY! What a feeling! (No seats were present when I got the car many moons ago) I moved it forward a hair when sitting in it, and I think the position is pretty good... maybe a bit tall, but that is easy to correct with the side mounts. Worst case, I'll ditch the lower seat cushion...

http://i.imgur.com/DlfPBl.jpg

All finished up with a light squirt of paint just to seal it for now. Will do a second coat in the near future.

http://i.imgur.com/4A9kgl.jpg

More progress next week! Until then... I'll be at Mosport. Again :rolleyes: :D

bmwm5lover
07-02-2011, 04:08 PM
What's the deal with the extremely dusty 00 M5 to the right?

nonlocal
07-02-2011, 10:50 PM
Your seat has cameltoe..

craz azn
07-02-2011, 11:32 PM
What's the deal with the extremely dusty 00 M5 to the right?

Lazily waiting for an etest so it can be driven. It's nice and shiney now since that picture. All claybared, waxed and happy under a cover. :)

Your seat has cameltoe..

LOL. I thought the same thing the first time I saw the seat. Always good for a chuckle. I mounted the seat back in today, and played around with the height. Just simply removing that lower cushion got me to exactly the right height I would like to sit at.

Fatass cushion!

http://i.imgur.com/UsCNLl.jpg

craz azn
07-10-2011, 02:00 AM
Made a plate for the fuel jazz it chill out on w/quick releases. I kind of rushed it, so its not as good as it could be ie. straight and symmetrical... but it does the job. Tomorrow is fuel line time.

http://i.imgur.com/OM3hMl.jpg

craz azn
07-12-2011, 02:55 AM
Got the fuel lines all mounted underneath. Had to swap that filter in the picture for a new E36 one that had proper hose ends instead of a collection of fittings the old one needed. Everything runs smooth, no leaks or anything.

Cleaned the dash and popped it back in with the gauge cluster to get a sneak peak of how it will look. Looks good!

http://i.imgur.com/MNuK5l.jpg

Still chasing a wiring issue with the engine harness... not sure if I have a wiring routing problem, or if the harness IS the actual problem as the injector wiring doesn't have any power going to them (when cranking, etc). If anyone has had issues and successes in the past with wiring problems related to a E30 M10-powered 318, please PM me...

///Maluco
07-12-2011, 08:31 AM
Wow, all that effort on the cluster layout sure paid off. It looks awesome!!!

craz azn
07-12-2011, 11:45 PM
<iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RC_kmwrvY0o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

IT RUNS!!! Idles perfectly!!!! ZOMG!!!!11111

I think the issue was my engine wiring harness all along because it is now hooked up the same way, and everything seems to work. Now just have to look for a few parts and I'll be on my way. Anyone parting an M10 powered 318 E30 please PM me!

Wow, all that effort on the cluster layout sure paid off. It looks awesome!!!

I'm liking it too! Now to figure out how to hook it all up lol.

tonyhavana
07-13-2011, 07:03 AM
Gettin' close to bein' finished there Rudy. Looking forward to seeing it on a track! Autocross?

Smitty
07-13-2011, 08:04 AM
Great stuff, Rudy!

///Maluco
07-13-2011, 01:03 PM
IT RUNS!!! Idles perfectly!!!! ZOMG!!!!11111


LOL...ah yes, the very first start-up moment. What a feeling! Awesome, isn't it!!!

nonlocal
07-13-2011, 08:00 PM
Sweetness.

craz azn
07-14-2011, 12:29 AM
Thanks guys.

BTW, for future use, f@ck this stupid tool :mad:

http://i.imgur.com/BH5xql.jpg

Canadian Tire pipe bender FTL.

E30M42cab
07-15-2011, 12:30 PM
You're supposed to be using the Princess Auto pipe bender FTW. Come on Rudy. Geeze!

richie_s999
07-15-2011, 12:40 PM
Not sure which bender Greame has but it bent the "S" shaped rear lines amazingly when I redid my lines.

craz azn
07-15-2011, 01:03 PM
You're supposed to be using the Princess Auto pipe bender FTW. Come on Rudy. Geeze!

LOL. I wish we had a Princess Auto nearby. I was in a pinch and I figured it would do the trick. fcplm

Not sure which bender Greame has but it bent the "S" shaped rear lines amazingly when I redid my lines.

But how small is the radius? Thats the hard part...

craz azn
07-24-2011, 01:14 AM
Finally got a free day which I could direct some time towards the 2002. Started to hack away at the rear fenders so the arch won't create an addition tread pattern in my tires. After a quick romp with the dremel tool verified that I would be there for ages cutting this thick metal, I dug out a cutoff wheel and fired up the grinder. THREE layers later of metal, and I could see the inside of the car... no wonder these cars rust out with all that junk that was in between. Besides the goop, sound deadening, dust/dirt/crap that finds its way in there after 40 some odd years... yeah, one of those times overkill become a bit umm... detrimental to a car in a northern climate. Anywho... a bit of choppy choppy later, and I had a few bits on the ground:

http://i.imgur.com/vLNiul.jpg

After a bit of hammering around, and raising the slots a bit higher... and more hammering, I got the metal into a shape I think would provide enough clearance. Afterall.. I only plan to run a 225... considering you can fit 225s under near-stock fenders... this is already overkill.

http://i.imgur.com/lkFhjl.jpg

It was a bit difficult to weld, mostly because of the goo from the glue and sound deadening crap that would catch on fire and/or contaminate the weld. For the most part, it is strong enough, and I will just seam sealer the holes from the inside so there won't be any issues.

http://i.imgur.com/xQJCZl.jpg

All done!

http://i.imgur.com/dhrRel.jpg

The sides blend in somewhat okay to my liking. At least there isn't any sharp bits!

http://i.imgur.com/ClZVbl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/S1637l.jpg

Hopefully I can finish the other side tomorrow without getting sidetracked too much.

craz azn
07-25-2011, 10:46 PM
Like I said before, and I'll say it again... I am pretty confident I can make this paint look good. Maybe not perfect, but definitely good enough for a car that will get most of its use at the racetrack.

Yeah don't mind the windex bottle... my phone sucks for pics. But you can see how much the texture changed, all within a 5 min span (quick wetsand w/random sandpaper and hit it quick with a cutting compound), and all by hand. Imagine how that will look when I cut it with a proper polisher!

Before: (fridge-like as John put it lol)

http://i.imgur.com/a2YgJl.jpg

After:

http://i.imgur.com/JRKPvl.jpg

Getting there! Unfortunately in other spots, I am starting to get lazy with the bodywork prep just so I can hopefully finish it before this years track season ends. I am also pondering what to do for a hood, as both hoods I have for this car are quite rusty... :(

njansenv
07-26-2011, 09:57 PM
You know...I might just have to try this roller paint thing! Nice job!

craz azn
07-27-2011, 06:16 PM
^ Thanks! Its definitely worth a try. What I am eager to find out is how durable the paint will be. Hopefully it won't just chip that easy or I'll be mighty disappointed.

Got home a bit early today and decided to try and retest fit the Oldschools for the fun of it. Mmmmmmmm.... and that is only with a 16mm spacer. I am shooting for a 20mm.. and cramming a 225 onto that rim instead of that 205. Should look and hopefully fit well!

http://i.imgur.com/oApVfl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/30PTFl.jpg

desmo
07-28-2011, 03:57 PM
Looks great! Are you keeping the flares white as well?

craz azn
07-28-2011, 08:19 PM
Yup! For now anyways...

tonyhavana
07-28-2011, 08:22 PM
You're getting there Rudy. You do plan on licensing this for the street I hope?

craz azn
07-28-2011, 08:31 PM
You're getting there Rudy. You do plan on licensing this for the street I hope?

Maybe. I'll have to talk to Richard on that one and see if he can help me out with that *wiggle* But for this season, I don't think I'll have time for it.

///Maluco
07-29-2011, 08:23 AM
niiiiiice....looking slick Rudy! Flares are awesome!!!
Keep on going dude.

The Twin
07-29-2011, 12:51 PM
holy cow nice!

I had no idea you had the skills!

awesome project keep it up*th-up*

craz azn
07-30-2011, 11:10 AM
Thanks guys!

I finally got another fuel pump relay and an ignition unit. Sweet! I'll maybe look at some wiring this weekend, get my mind off sanding...

craz azn
07-31-2011, 11:34 PM
More progress this weekend! Got a shifter installed... interestingly with pretty much all OEM BMW parts, but nothing really majorly 2002 lol. Not sure what the base is from, but it was only a hair too short. Easily dealt with that problem by spacing the base out from the trans. The base holders I found already had delrin inserts pressed in from a previous life, so that worked out perfect. I chopped up an E30 Rad support rubber to insulate the rear of the base to the body. No solid shift bases for me!! I'd like to make a DSSR soon, but this will do for now.

http://i.imgur.com/6GJvql.jpg

Today, I took another look at my fuel lines I had fabbed up a few weeks back. After a few weeks of letting that solution simmer, I felt that it wasn't good enough, so I took another crack at it and made them fit up against the body much tighter than they were previous. I still need to weld a few more studs into the body to hold the clips on.

http://i.imgur.com/qOoMHl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/EFg7ll.jpg

jm1602
08-02-2011, 08:24 PM
I like it. Nice and clean.

propr'one
08-02-2011, 08:36 PM
shweeeeeeeeeet.

Bullet Ride
08-02-2011, 08:49 PM
Not that it's likely but if your driveshaft were ever to fail (u-joint or support bearing) I can see the potential for one or both of those lines to get damaged and potentially leak and if the exhaust is running down the middle that could be a bad combination.

Again, very highly unlikely as you won't have driveshaft shattering power in this car and you can hear the u-joint and bearing going bad long before they'll explode but it did cross my mind when I looked at those pictures.

Looks good though, nice fitment *th-up*

craz azn
08-02-2011, 11:47 PM
I like it. Nice and clean.

Was wondering where you went... haven't seen you on here lately *wave* Sorry we didn't chat at Mosport man, I ran over to the DDT just as you guys pulled in... I was offered a chance to take an E30 M3 for a spin over there, so I didn't want to miss out :P

Not that it's likely but if your driveshaft were ever to fail (u-joint or support bearing) I can see the potential for one or both of those lines to get damaged and potentially leak and if the exhaust is running down the middle that could be a bad combination.

Again, very highly unlikely as you won't have driveshaft shattering power in this car and you can hear the u-joint and bearing going bad long before they'll explode but it did cross my mind when I looked at those pictures.

Looks good though, nice fitment *th-up*

To be honest, the thought crossed my mind too. However, in vintage racing, the rules specify all cars must have driveshaft loops. Its pretty much just a U bracket(or circle) that is bolted to the tunnel (can have more than one) to prevent the driveshaft from flying away in the case something were to happen. I'll be forced to put at least one in soon! ;)

Bullet Ride
08-03-2011, 12:04 AM
To be honest, the thought crossed my mind too. However, in vintage racing, the rules specify all cars must have driveshaft loops. Its pretty much just a U bracket(or circle) that is bolted to the tunnel (can have more than one) to prevent the driveshaft from flying away in the case something were to happen. I'll be forced to put at least one in soon! ;)

That'll do *th-up*

craz azn
08-09-2011, 10:53 PM
Not much to update since I was at Mosport all weekend. After some discussion, it was decided that the kill switch will be mounted somewhere inside the car, and a T handle will be the solution to access it outside the car. The T handle will reside in the gutter near the passenger wiper. A cutout in the hood will need to be made, but that isn't a big deal right now.

http://i.imgur.com/kmUpdl.jpg

Found an old heater box block off plate that must have been for some other car in its previous life. I trimmed the sides, drilled new holes, and installed for a test fit. I will glue it in so it is sealed after the engine bay is painted.

http://i.imgur.com/W2wV0l.jpg

Took the pedal box apart today. Luckily the bushings and stuff are in decent shape, so a slosh of paint, new hardware, and it will be reinstalled.

http://i.imgur.com/m2K8al.jpg

The car is soooo motivating now that it is in one colour! Not eager to start wetsanding though... :(

http://i.imgur.com/FVyxql.jpg

///Maluco
08-11-2011, 09:15 AM
oh yeah...keep going man!
Trust me, you'll be one happy camper when you take her for a spin for the first time.
I wish you were closer because I'd love to come and help you.

craz azn
08-11-2011, 11:38 PM
oh yeah...keep going man!
Trust me, you'll be one happy camper when you take her for a spin for the first time.
I wish you were closer because I'd love to come and help you.

Commmaaannnn its not that far :P


Built up my pedal box this afternoon. Regreased all the bushings, found some nice plated hardware to use, just have to put some grip tape on the surface of the pedals and I will be set!

Managed to install it, along with the brake system mechanism. The new clutch master came in the mail as well by coincidence today, and with a new shorter mount on the end installed just perfectly.

http://i.imgur.com/RBS2ol.jpg

No more for now, as I'll be at Mosport again tomorrow! fcplm (shouldn't I be saying *rockout*????!)

craz azn
08-13-2011, 11:54 PM
Remember these? The E21 halfshafts that were donated to this project back on page 4 lol

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=92146&stc=1&d=1254182547

Anyways, now I know why I put the halfshafts off for so long... what a messy and time-consuming job! Maybe I should have just opted for the regular 2002 shafts + spacer solution lol.

This is only half of the messy warzone:

http://i.imgur.com/DevEQl.jpg

After a few hours of cleaning and a bit of painting, this is what I got:

http://i.imgur.com/qy0qnl.jpg

I only put half of the shaft together before calling it quits for the evening.

http://i.imgur.com/gHQckl.jpg

jm1602
08-14-2011, 10:27 AM
Good job on the finished product. Did you remember to put it back together with the shafts in the same orientation as they came out?

craz azn
08-14-2011, 09:46 PM
Good job on the finished product. Did you remember to put it back together with the shafts in the same orientation as they came out?

You saw the finished product before I did? Man, you are good! lol. What a bitch to get the 2002 CV side back on. In short, I had to mix and match some parts, but it should be okay. As far as orientation goes, no they weren't marked when I got them, so I'll just put them in and hope for the best. But if anything in the rear end twists off first, my money is on the outer flange in the trailing arm... *rockout*

A somewhat blurry pic that uploaded, now obvious once on the computer.

http://i.imgur.com/yFgl4l.jpg

craz azn
08-22-2011, 11:10 PM
Small stuff done lately including some rust repair for the inner left front fender area. Also got cracking on finishing the front of the fuel lines that run into the engine bay. Got some clips and stuff happening there to keep it tidy. Also installed the new grommets into the brake master so I could run the lines into there from the original reservoir. Unfortunately, I didn't have enough of the newer fancy blue soft line, so I will have to scavenge some from somebody's parts car soon enough! Also made a clutch line to connect the reservoir to the master down on the pedal box... yay stainless E36 fuel lines! Recycling FTW! LOL

http://i.imgur.com/H5bWQl.jpg

Bullet Ride
08-31-2011, 09:36 AM
Here's some inspiration
http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,50/page,viewtopic/t,362345/