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Zorin
08-25-2007, 05:21 PM
I am currently restoring 84 318i with M10 engine.
I want to remove the A/C and reduce the overall weight of the car.
Any ideas and suggestions regarding the rebuilding of the car are welcomed.

Thanks,

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_1_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_20_full.jpg

static
08-25-2007, 06:21 PM
por-15 is your friend (there is distributor in ajax)

if you have space and will and if it's a track car, i'd play with fiberglass/CF fabrication for hood , sunroof and fenders. I hear m10 are good for turbo. Another alternative is to swap in a more modern m42.

Alex

Zorin
08-25-2007, 06:26 PM
Interesting product but expensive. It is probably better to clean all the rust, cut out larger rusted areas, prime it and spray with rubberized undercoating.

e30jones
08-26-2007, 04:57 PM
it's not expensive if you value your time at all...trust me. It seals the metal against moisture and stops rust from forming. You can cover a lot of area with a quart of por-15 and it works amazingly, just make sure you wear gloves when you use it, or your hands will be black for quite a while.

The car looks in good condition on the outside, hows the rust situation, is there a lot to fix?

Zorin
08-26-2007, 05:41 PM
I will into the product.

The body had small surface rust - all gone now.
The frame is clean as is the most of the floor. There is rust in the trunk (both sides but not in the center), around fuel tank and at the front part of the floor (in front of the seat mounts) both driver and passenger.

dgmorr
08-26-2007, 11:11 PM
Where can you get Por-15 in Mississauga?

craz azn
08-27-2007, 09:15 PM
I am currently restoring 84 318i with M10 engine.
I want to remove the A/C and reduce the overall weight of the car.
Any ideas and suggestions regarding the rebuilding of the car are welcomed.

Reducing overall weight is easy, hard, cheap, and expensive. You can start by scraping out all the sound deadening from the floor, take out the actual carpet, scrape the undercoating under the car. It can get expensive by getting fiberglass body panels ie. hood, trunk, doors, fenders, etc. Also racing seats, lexan windows etc etc...

If you want to get power out of an M10, its turbo time... unless you want to spend some $$ on some decent internals and some headwork, add in some sidedraft carburators, headers, and you have a quick nimble machine.

Redo the suspension and wheel setup before really modding it. You will thank yourself after the first drive with a tight handling car.

Zorin
08-28-2007, 12:03 AM
I already removed the carpet and padding. I am in the process of cutting the rust out and fabricating replacement pieces. I also removed the back seats as well. I will also remove A/C and possible install larger but lighter radiator (any ideas ?). As to the M10, I am planning on going turbo.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_19_full.jpg

racer-x
08-29-2007, 09:21 PM
resto or building a race car?

Zorin
08-29-2007, 09:26 PM
mainly resto but with old style rally flavour :-)

BMW BMXer
08-30-2007, 07:45 AM
Where can you get Por-15 in Mississauga?
I don't think you can. Mine was shipped to me.

BMW03
08-31-2007, 10:54 PM
Sounds like a sweet project, once you get it going post some pics.

Zorin
08-31-2007, 11:05 PM
Thanks, here is current progress:

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_26_full.jpg

P.S. I am looking for some Warsteiner stickers.

BMW03
09-01-2007, 06:00 PM
wow man that is for sure a project, I have a 86 325es and I love it.

Zorin
09-01-2007, 09:11 PM
Yes, I have been at it for 2 weeks now (few hours a day) and I am close to fabricating floor and trunk pieces I have cut out. I also removed the A/C already and next week I hope to pull out the engine and then work on the suspension. The car was driven till June and looked really good but as usual all the rust was hidden under rubber paint on the bottom of the floor and rubber (soundproofing) on the fire wall.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_24_full.jpg

Zorin
11-17-2007, 08:21 PM
Progress as of today:

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_44_full.jpg

e30_kid89
11-18-2007, 02:54 PM
Acid Dip. Do it.

Axxe
11-18-2007, 04:29 PM
Acid Dip. Do it.

Problem with acid dip is that you would have to do a paint dip after. Media blasting is more cost effective.

Zorin
11-18-2007, 05:42 PM
I am using laquer thinner and wiping the grease off - quick and easy.
I will then use different wire and nylon brushes to clean all that is left.

e30_kid89
11-18-2007, 06:08 PM
Sounds like a plan. BTW how did u get it on its side like that? was it hard?:)

Zorin
11-18-2007, 06:17 PM
Actually, believe it or not, I got 60% of grease off today.
Once you remove front and rear suspension, the unibody is really light. It took 2 of us maybe 25-30 minutes.
We started by putting the unibody on 2x4s and then slowly raising one side by adding more blocks of wood.
Finally we lifted the side and placed it on its side on bigger blocks.

I think it should be recommended maintenance every 6 months :-)

Zorin
11-18-2007, 06:44 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_46_full.jpg

beamer boy
11-22-2007, 06:32 PM
thats funny cause i had the exact same car, year model and color and everything and i rolled it*thmbsdwn* , and me and my buddy rolled it right back over....... but it still had everything on it
check it out
http://niagarac.facebook.com/album.php?aid=6218&id=558960520

Zorin
11-28-2007, 07:51 PM
thats funny cause i had the exact same car, year model and color and everything and i rolled it*thmbsdwn* , and me and my buddy rolled it right back over....... but it still had everything on it
check it out
http://niagarac.facebook.com/album.php?aid=6218&id=558960520

I guess you intention was not to restore it when you rolled it :D

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_47_full.jpg

biotek
11-28-2007, 09:03 PM
Looking good man, Im in the same boat right now, But i cleaned the underbody on a creeper :D I still have to pull the rear end out and gas tank, Witch im keep putting off lol

Zorin
11-28-2007, 10:21 PM
Looking good man, Im in the same boat right now, But i cleaned the underbody on a creeper :D I still have to pull the rear end out and gas tank, Witch im keep putting off lol

Thanks.

Gas tank is easy to remove once the driveshaft is removed - spray some liquid wrench on the tank bolts and let them soak overnight. The rear end is easy to pull, but watch out for subframe bushings getting stuck on the bolts or ripping apart.

I still have to finish cleaning the underbody and then do some welding. I will then flip onto the other side and do some more welding.

oldskool3
11-29-2007, 03:20 PM
You should invest in a rotisserie so you don't have to keep rolling your car on it's sides. Project looks awesome though.

Zorin
11-29-2007, 07:41 PM
You should invest in a rotisserie so you don't have to keep rolling your car on it's sides. Project looks awesome though.

That would be nice :-)

The car will be 84 body with ix side skirts and flares and plastic bumpers with post 88 front valance with fogs with infinity lip and rear will have modified Hartge valance. To top it off it will have Mtec 2 spoiler. Inside will be like rally car with braces (not the full cage). Suspension will be Ireland bushings and steering will be e36 rack. Rims will be Koenig Rewinds.
I have 95% of all parts and I hope to be done by September of 2008. Car will be painted white with M stripes like DTM M3.

Zorin
12-03-2007, 10:24 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_49_full.jpg

e30_kid89
12-03-2007, 10:50 PM
Good work cleaning. Nice to see some e30 guys still working on their projects during the winter.

Zorin
12-04-2007, 09:39 AM
Good work cleaning. Nice to see some e30 guys still working on their projects during the winter.

I need few more days to clean the rest of the underbody and then it is welding time :-)

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_48_full.jpg

slimjim
12-10-2007, 08:59 PM
lol man u dont fool around. looks really good......hmmm if i empty my garage while my parents are out shopping and tip the ca.....naw that wont work

Zorin
12-10-2007, 09:23 PM
lol man u dont fool around. looks really good......hmmm if i empty my garage while my parents are out shopping and tip the ca.....naw that wont work

it is a large but cold garage - 2 "real" cars are parked on the driveway in the snow :-)

slimjim
12-10-2007, 11:18 PM
it is a large but cold garage - 2 "real" cars are parked on the driveway in the snow :-)

heh, ya i remember when i was younger ( about 12 ) i built a 8x8 tarpped shed, took apart my 1979 xr80 dirbike, sanded the frame,painted it, rebuilt the motor, new tires etc when it was snowing. all i did was go to canadian tire and buy a 15$ heater and some red spray paint while i was their and it was all good...stayed up late and getting in shit by my parents but it was fun.

Im not going to lie, im jelous u have the room, money, patience, and time to do this. Although ur methods are questionable:confused: lol 2x4's?! the project looks awsome. :D O and are u changing it to manual or wat?

Zorin
12-11-2007, 09:07 AM
heh, ya i remember when i was younger ( about 12 ) i built a 8x8 tarpped shed, took apart my 1979 xr80 dirbike, sanded the frame,painted it, rebuilt the motor, new tires etc when it was snowing. all i did was go to canadian tire and buy a 15$ heater and some red spray paint while i was their and it was all good...stayed up late and getting in shit by my parents but it was fun.

Im not going to lie, im jelous u have the room, money, patience, and time to do this. Although ur methods are questionable:confused: lol 2x4's?! the project looks awsome. :D O and are u changing it to manual or wat?

I always liked those homemade projects :-)
The 2x4 are not real supports and have no other role than stabilize the car when it is being worked on. The main supports are 6x6 on the ground. If you are local you can come and see it in person. It is not the first time I did this trick with a car.

Zorin
12-15-2007, 06:13 PM
more progress *th-up*

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_51_full.jpg

e30_kid89
12-15-2007, 07:17 PM
Are you going to be doing the painting or you're going to be sending out to be done?

Zorin
12-15-2007, 07:29 PM
Are you going to be doing the painting or you're going to be sending out to be done?

priming will be done by me but painting will be done by a friend with a mobile spray booth/tent.

M_Sleeze
12-18-2007, 09:59 PM
Looking good man, Im in the same boat right now, But i cleaned the underbody on a creeper :D I still have to pull the rear end out and gas tank, Witch im keep putting off lol


*sleep*

Zorin
12-23-2007, 11:40 AM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_52_full.jpg

http://www.guide2christmas.com/i2christmas_tree.png

Zorin
01-05-2008, 05:42 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_54_full.jpg

lytew8is
01-05-2008, 09:43 PM
Nice job.. your really cleaning her up like its meant to be done :)

Keep rolling!

Zorin
01-08-2008, 11:21 AM
Nice job.. your really cleaning her up like its meant to be done :)

Keep rolling!


so far cleaning is the main part of the project :)
I cleaned rust, grease, undercoating and all sorts of things :)

HoldenC
01-08-2008, 12:59 PM
I will into the product.

The body had small surface rust - all gone now.
The frame is clean as is the most of the floor. There is rust in the trunk (both sides but not in the center), around fuel tank and at the front part of the floor (in front of the seat mounts) both driver and passenger.

I assume you wetsanded or grinded the rust away? If so, you should give it an acid bath to prevent it from recurring.

Zorin
01-08-2008, 02:56 PM
I assume you wetsanded or grinded the rust away? If so, you should give it an acid bath to prevent it from recurring.

I cut out the rusted metal and welded in new. As to surface rust, I removed it with a wire brush and primer the area.

HoldenC
01-08-2008, 03:12 PM
If you still have access to the area, you should give it an acid bath. This is because you cannot always see all the rust that is present. In that way, it is much like a disease where the limb must be amputated.

Zorin
01-08-2008, 08:40 PM
agreed
I have cleaned all that I could see, but I am planning on painting entire unibody with POR 15.

HoldenC
01-08-2008, 08:52 PM
agreed
I have cleaned all that I could see, but I am planning on painting entire unibody with POR 15.

I have zero experience with this product so I am not so certain about its capabilities. Why not post up a thread on autopia.org and see what they say? Perhaps someone has used it already and can give you some idea of what to expect from POR 15.

HoldenC
01-08-2008, 08:53 PM
Oh, btw, best of luck to you with this project. I am certain it will be rewarding.

Zorin
01-08-2008, 09:01 PM
I have zero experience with this product so I am not so certain about its capabilities. Why not post up a thread on autopia.org and see what they say? Perhaps someone has used it already and can give you some idea of what to expect from POR 15.

Have a look at http://www.por15.com/

Zorin
01-08-2008, 09:01 PM
Oh, btw, best of luck to you with this project. I am certain it will be rewarding.

Thank You ! :)

Zorin
01-14-2008, 01:28 PM
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Bandi
01-15-2008, 04:33 PM
Sweet car, I have an '84 318i in the same colour.

Unfortunately, mine won't rev above 1500 rpm.

Zorin
01-15-2008, 06:13 PM
Sweet car, I have an '84 318i in the same colour.

Unfortunately, mine won't rev above 1500 rpm.

Let me finish mine and I will help you with yours :)

What's wrong with it ? Are you planning on restoring it ?

Here is some more work being done - ix fender flares being pre-fitted.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_57_full.jpg

maxima_'90
01-15-2008, 07:30 PM
I'm planning on rebuilding an E30 in the near future to the same extent you seem to be, gut it and rebuild form the ground up. Any idea what your final price tag will be?

Zorin
01-15-2008, 07:44 PM
I'm planning on rebuilding an E30 in the near future to the same extent you seem to be, gut it and rebuild form the ground up. Any idea what your final price tag will be?

So far almost 5 months into it and 500+ hours. As to cost, it is around $2000 with all parts, supplies and spare 325e. I have calculated additional $1000 for extra parts and supplies.

craz azn
01-15-2008, 10:18 PM
^^ Thats pretty good. What 'parts' are you replacing? Obviously the bodywork, but are you replacing any other mechanical parts like suspension bushings, motor/tranny mounts, clutch, rims, tires etc??

Zorin
01-16-2008, 07:35 PM
Suspension will be swapped from 325e with all new bushings, ball joints etc and steering rack from e36. Engine will remain M10 (with new hardware and mount) for the first year or two until I rebuild the M20 with turbo and 5 speed.
First summer will be with bottlecaps :-)

craz azn
01-16-2008, 10:29 PM
Don't do the ball joints from the e36. They are worse than regular e30 ones.

Zorin
01-17-2008, 07:48 AM
Don't do the ball joints from the e36. They are worse than regular e30 ones.

Just the steering rack is from e36. Everything else is e30 specific.

craz azn
01-17-2008, 10:02 AM
Ah. Good good... Would you be interested in some rims ?? :D

Zorin
01-17-2008, 06:51 PM
Ah. Good good... Would you be interested in some rims ?? :D

The rims I will get are Konig Rewinds

http://adaptivestrategies.com/KONIG-Rewind-GraphiteRWD.jpg

Zorin
01-26-2008, 05:46 PM
Further progress - some more welding to be done and then time to properly seal / paint underbody, interior and engine bay.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_58_full.jpg

Zorin
03-20-2008, 07:54 PM
Here is the car as of today:

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_60_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_61_full.jpg

Primer is next once it warms up.

Zorin
04-25-2008, 08:59 PM
Here it is today *wiggle*

Priming prep begins -
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_66_full.jpg

Garage made rear strut brace with battery tray -
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_65_full.jpg

Positive comments only :)

craz azn
04-25-2008, 09:43 PM
May I ask the reasoning behind the relocation of the battery?

Zorin
04-25-2008, 10:50 PM
May I ask the reasoning behind the relocation of the battery?

It was at the front (passenger side) and I wanted to move the weight to the back.

craz azn
04-25-2008, 11:01 PM
Why wouldn't you put it in its normal rear location on the right side of the trunk?

Zorin
04-25-2008, 11:22 PM
Why wouldn't you put it in its normal rear location on the right side of the trunk?

Because I wanted it to look like it was done on 70s / 80s rally cars.
Also larger battery would not fit into side pocket.

Here is similar layout on 2002
http://homepage.mac.com/iandickerson/M2002/pictures/M2002_battery.jpg

craz azn
04-25-2008, 11:39 PM
Because I wanted it to look like it was done on 70s / 80s rally cars.
Also larger battery would not fit into side pocket.

So hold up. You want a bigger battery? -1. You mounted it deeper inside the trunk so its hard to get to? -2. And now its higher than normal, so its increased the center of gravity? -3. And all to 'look'... Sound like one of those things called show cars. All show and no go.

Seriously man, I'm not trying to be a dick or anything, but wheres the logic in that?

PS. That brace you put serves no purpose. Rear braces in e30s are useless.

Zorin
04-26-2008, 12:21 AM
So hold up. You want a bigger battery? -1. You mounted it deeper inside the trunk so its hard to get to? -2. And now its higher than normal, so its increased the center of gravity? -3. And all to 'look'... Sound like one of those things called show cars. All show and no go.

Seriously man, I'm not trying to be a dick or anything, but wheres the logic in that?

PS. That brace you put serves no purpose. Rear braces in e30s are useless.


Factory battery was much smaller than the regular batteries today.
1. It is not hard to get to it anymore than to the pocket mounted one and how often do you get to a battery.
2. It is 6 3/4 higher than pocket mounted battery and 12 1/2 lower than front mounted battery. It will not affect the center of gravity as we are talking about 5kg practically centered on the rear subframe. In case of a e30, the front is heavier than the rear and engine is tilted to the passenger side, so any additional weight in the rear will only improve handling.
3. The car is not meant to be a show car, but to a have a certain look to it.

Rear braces serve purpose on all cars as they provide the rigidity to the unibody. If you notice most rear braces bolt to the strut mounts and not to the body itself.

craz azn
04-26-2008, 10:06 AM
Factory battery was much smaller than the regular batteries today.
1. It is not hard to get to it anymore than to the pocket mounted one and how often do you get to a battery.
2. It is 6 3/4 higher than pocket mounted battery and 12 1/2 lower than front mounted battery. It will not affect the center of gravity as we are talking about 5kg practically centered on the rear subframe. In case of a e30, the front is heavier than the rear and engine is tilted to the passenger side, so any additional weight in the rear will only improve handling.
3. The car is not meant to be a show car, but to a have a certain look to it.

Rear braces serve purpose on all cars as they provide the rigidity to the unibody. If you notice most rear braces bolt to the strut mounts and not to the body itself.

I still don't get why you need a bigger battery. You plan on running a massive stereo or something?

I'm pretty sure a battery weighs more than 5kg. Mine at least weighs more than 10kg. So even if the engine is tilted, the driver is a good chunk of weight that offsets a lot.

As for the brace, I can agree its probably more effective on the body than at the top. But then why didn't you weld some plates or something to distribute the forces more evenly? Right now its just a 'U' welded to sheet metal. And I still think its a waste of time. Its only in the area of the shocks, which isn't critical in terms of movement. Only if it was a true rear coilover setup or something, then yes I could see a benefit.

Whatever, it doesn't matter. We are all awaiting the finished result! :)

Zorin
04-26-2008, 10:24 AM
I still don't get why you need a bigger battery. You plan on running a massive stereo or something?

I'm pretty sure a battery weighs more than 5kg. Mine at least weighs more than 10kg. So even if the engine is tilted, the driver is a good chunk of weight that offsets a lot.

As for the brace, I can agree its probably more effective on the body than at the top. But then why didn't you weld some plates or something to distribute the forces more evenly? Right now its just a 'U' welded to sheet metal. And I still think its a waste of time. Its only in the area of the shocks, which isn't critical in terms of movement. Only if it was a true rear coilover setup or something, then yes I could see a benefit.

Whatever, it doesn't matter. We are all awaiting the finished result! :)

No, no massive stereo system :-) I don't really want a bigger battery, but in case I want one I am ready :-)

I agree that driver offsets the weight, but only partially.
The rear shock housings are made of 1/8+ thick metal and the U shape mounts are made from 1/8 metal as well. They are welded to the housings and the brace is welded to both the U shape mounts and and housings.

In my opinion, it was not a waste of time as it will reduce the flex of the unibody and I enjoyed making it :-)





The battery

Zorin
08-29-2008, 08:10 AM
For those still interested progress as of mid-August:

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_74_full.jpg?570008-229

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_77_full.jpg?570008-229

BMW BMXer
08-29-2008, 09:48 AM
Primer?

Fel
08-29-2008, 11:16 AM
wow... this is srsbsns

Zorin
08-30-2008, 04:31 PM
Further progress - fenders and apron lined up and installed.

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_79_full.jpg?292613-243

M-Technik 2 spoiler (replica) lined up and installed.

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_80_full.jpg?382013-243

More to come soon :D

noid
08-30-2008, 06:34 PM
I would LOVE to do this with my car (you've seen it remember :p)

Things in my way

Number 1: need another car for the time being while i do it.
Number 2: My single garage isn't going to cut it. Working on getting a 2 car though :p
Number 3: Being scared shitless that i wont remember how/where everything goes back



Out of curiosity how much money a month did you put into this restoration? Even a rough estimate.

Zorin
08-30-2008, 08:28 PM
every e30 needs some kind of work so no worries :-)

thanks - moneywise it is around $4000 at this moment, but my only expenses to come will be within another $500

also i know i could have bought a "better" e30, but this one will be all done by myself using bmw parts :-)

Zorin
08-31-2008, 07:18 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_81_full.jpg?221616-244

noid
08-31-2008, 09:56 PM
Was there rust on the outside of the body when you started? As in behind the doors and other visible places? How did you take care of those areas?

Zorin
08-31-2008, 11:24 PM
the body panels were free of rust - rust was mainly on the floor and inside the wheel wells. i cut out all that was rusted and welded in new metal.

Zorin
09-01-2008, 05:57 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_82_full.jpg?135314-245

Zorin
09-06-2008, 10:01 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_84_full.jpg?515718-250

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_83_full.jpg?065918-250

jeremy
09-07-2008, 12:32 AM
Wow

Zorin
09-09-2008, 04:08 PM
car standing on all 4 wheels for the first time since november :-)
i need people to push me in it on my driveway :-)

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_85_full.jpg?350713-253

craz azn
09-09-2008, 05:00 PM
Looks good. Where did you buy the rear wing from? And what will you do about the rear bumper fitment?

Zorin
09-09-2008, 05:23 PM
the wing is from a company in uk - my friend was there for vacation and bought for me when coming back. the price was around 75usd + case of beer for a friend.
the rear bumper is almost done and there is around 3/8 to be trimmed sticking into the rear wells.

davericher20
09-09-2008, 10:11 PM
hey, wanna work on my car? it's a mess

Zorin
09-09-2008, 10:27 PM
pay me my monthly income and you got a deal :-)

Zorin
09-11-2008, 10:44 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_86_full.jpg?054219-255

davericher20
09-12-2008, 12:10 AM
pay me my monthly income and you got a deal :-)

hmm......which is???

pm me.

sic///M
09-12-2008, 07:31 PM
I guess you intention was not to restore it when you rolled it :D

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_47_full.jpg

how did you keep the quarter panel from denting under the load? i want to do this myself, any tips?

Zorin
09-12-2008, 08:25 PM
the car was rested on 2 points - one at the front and one in the rear - centered on the wheel wells - they are the strongest points in any unibody car.

Zorin
09-20-2008, 08:52 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/11/web/2831000-2831999/2831989_89_full.jpg?584416-264

craz azn
09-20-2008, 08:55 PM
When does it get painted? You still going with the M Stripes paint/look?

Zorin
09-20-2008, 10:13 PM
I finished putting first coat of flat white, but i need to touch up few places before 2nd and 3rd coat. then stickers and then clearcoat.

noid
12-11-2008, 11:09 PM
update?

Zorin
12-11-2008, 11:13 PM
update?

The car has been painted semi-gloss white and was wet sanded - final coat will be done once all trims are installed. Headliner was reinstalled along with all the windows.

http://memimage.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/1328/4781/28319890090_large.jpg?464113-326

craz azn
12-12-2008, 01:26 AM
Looking good, are you leaving the trims/door handles in white?

Did you spray it yourself?

Zorin
12-12-2008, 08:29 AM
Looking good, are you leaving the trims/door handles in white?

Did you spray it yourself?


For now the trims will be white as I want to see how it will look - the bumper and side trims will be black. If not, I will spray them black.

I sprayed the car myself and I am happy with the end result.

Again, this will not be a showcar, but garage project.

BMW BMXer
12-12-2008, 09:07 AM
I personally would do the trim black to avoid the appliance look.

I want to paint a car one day.

MiroE36
12-12-2008, 10:33 AM
good work, always helps when you happy with it

spoony_prelude
12-12-2008, 11:28 AM
Great work man! I really admire the work you put into this car! as for the rear strut brace /battery relocation. I totally agree with you, I think it looks great! and i would probably do the same. It looks great and in my opinion does balance out weight/help make the body a little bit more rigid!

Great work man!

Jay

noid
12-12-2008, 03:37 PM
How did you spray it? Compressor and paint gun? spray cans? or what?

Zorin
12-15-2008, 02:04 PM
I personally would do the trim black to avoid the appliance look.

I want to paint a car one day.

Yes, I will mostlikely paint it but not completely since I want the mirrors white.

Zorin
12-15-2008, 02:05 PM
Great work man! I really admire the work you put into this car! as for the rear strut brace /battery relocation. I totally agree with you, I think it looks great! and i would probably do the same. It looks great and in my opinion does balance out weight/help make the body a little bit more rigid!

Great work man!

Jay

Thanks and I also like it *wave*

Zorin
12-15-2008, 02:06 PM
How did you spray it? Compressor and paint gun? spray cans? or what?


Ofcourse I used spray cans - 20 of them and pack of Marlboro menthols to kill the smell of aerosol paint :D

No, I used the compressor and siphon type paint gun. Next project I am using HVLP gun.

PinkieMoscow
12-15-2008, 04:08 PM
That's really awesome man, I wish I had skills like that. Maybe my car wouldn't have been sitting in my garage for two years, the repairs are still pending =(. Amazing job though, how many hours do you speculate you put in?