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m335
08-25-2009, 10:36 PM
So I started working on the car again after taking a few years off of it to work on my Neon. Started by buying a parts car as I didnt have much left in the car cuz it was striped for a S38, but decided to go a different way with it since it only has 280ish hp and and it needed alot of work to finish the install of that motor. So I picked up a 1989 325 5 speed with a few goodies on it like h&r race springs shrick (sp?) cam and a bav auto chip and short shifter. Stupid me I didnt take any pics of the parts car BEFORE I started striping it lol just during. Anyways here are some pics of the 86 when I brought it home.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/Pics202.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/DSC01272.jpg

This is the S38 that was in it
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/DSC01280.jpg

Here is a few shots of taking the engine out of the parts car lol
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/Pics247.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/Pics251-1.jpg
damn! cant get the car any higher! the engine is stuck
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/Pics249-1.jpg
nope just cut the rad support lol
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/Pics254-1.jpg
yes it is all together! I was lazy and didnt want to come out the top and i needed the cross member anyways as mine was cut for the other engine.
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/Pics259-1.jpg
This is getting the front of mine up high enough to get the whole assy under it cuz i didnt want to cut the rad support on this car.
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/Pics257-1.jpg
BAH! rust! I dont remember this when the floor was done!
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/Pics258-1.jpg

m335
08-25-2009, 10:50 PM
Found a pic of the frame all done
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/Pics279.jpg
Just a random pic to show how close to the floor i had the back.
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/Pics261-1.jpg
the 2.5 in it
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/Pics283-1.jpg
and this got broke some how when it went in dont ask i dont know wtf happened. took it to a shop and got it welded.
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/Pics284-1.jpg
Damn thos h&r race are low! dont now if i can drive this thing on the road!
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/car007.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/car008.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/car010.jpg
This is doing the same for the rear as I dont have any breaks on my car and the diff in mine is only a 2.93 non lsd
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/car012.jpg
This is a pic of the parts car as it sits now
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/car015.jpg

Here is a few pics of the inside of the car
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e75/justin112983/car002.jpg

Thats all for now will be putting the rear in tomorrow. Then its all the fun of running the brake lines and fuel lines. Good thing I have help with this lol

mario09
10-12-2009, 05:41 PM
Great job man, cant wait to see more progress!

m335
10-12-2009, 07:22 PM
Ya its been slow as I have been working on my neon, gonna get the fuel lines on this week I hope and the oil cooler mounted and then the interior will get all cleaned up.

325man
10-12-2009, 08:47 PM
nice engine choice, i hope you clean it up a bit......but um... maybe you should just stick to neons if you're going to use bumpers like those... *wiggle*

m335
10-12-2009, 08:54 PM
Whats wrong with the bumpers?

razzor
10-12-2009, 09:17 PM
It's all good keep at it till it's done.

BMW BMXer
10-12-2009, 11:46 PM
Those frame rails my god.

ACS_DAN
10-13-2009, 12:45 AM
Awesome Progress.

So... what are you doing with the s38?

=p

m335
10-13-2009, 06:42 PM
Ya tell me about it the frame is scary! Well it was, its better now! And Im not too sure what Im gonna do with the s38, might get rid of it havent made up my mind yet.