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Old 04-16-2017, 06:39 AM   #151
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Hey, I live in Williamsburg, what junkyards have you found around Hampton Roads that have the occasional BMW? I haven't found any yet..
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Old 04-16-2017, 08:23 AM   #152
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Well since this thread is bumped to the top I guess I should update it. I took my 325i in for a little bit of work and to check out a rough idle. Well the rough idle turned out to be a bad piston ring.... or lack there of. It was a pain in the ass, but I tracked down a good engine and I'm dropping it off tomorrow to get installed. I'm also likely going to pick up a 5 speed swap to go along with it.



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Hey, I live in Williamsburg, what junkyards have you found around Hampton Roads that have the occasional BMW? I haven't found any yet..
Pick N Pull down here in VB has some stuff, but when ever its an e30 me and the 757 guys usually rip that thing apart in a matter of a couple of days. There was one a couple in the yard just last week, but there wasn't much when I last say it.
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:12 PM   #153
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Picked up a 5 speed today!!



I also got to see everyone favorite V12 e34 touring in person.



I'm hopeful major progress will be made on the car in the next week, but in the mean time I'm going to browse craigslist for e34 tourings and check the yards for 750i's
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:11 PM   #154
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Had no idea you had a build thread for your E30's.

Excited to see the style 5's finally get installed.

Read your whole thread. Makes me want an iX now!
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:39 AM   #155
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Had no idea you had a build thread for your E30's.

Excited to see the style 5's finally get installed.

Read your whole thread. Makes me want an iX now!
I actually just bought something to help me get those Style 5's on the car
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:04 AM   #156
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5 lug???

EDIT scratch that it's an IX, so 1 piece style 5 poke in front not an issue... adapters should work fine!
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:11 PM   #157
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5 lug???

EDIT scratch that it's an IX, so 1 piece style 5 poke in front not an issue... adapters should work fine!
Actually the ix is staying on stock weaves (Maybe some 16" Alpina's down the line but thats another story). The style 5's are going on the 325i and yes I will be going 5 lug



This is also why I need to make a separate build thread for the 325i
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Well I just found out that my car won't be ready for another week.... To cheer me up I broke out some parts and took a picture with them all together. The calipers should be on there way, but I still need to buy rotors, pads, and lines.

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Well I finally got my baby back!!! Its been a few hard months struggling with school, no car, and trying to find an engine to get this thing back on the road. I'm just happy its all over with. The new engine pulls really strong and the 5 speed really just changes the car. I didn't mind the auto, hell I even liked it a bit, but the 5 speed just makes it so much more enjoyable. I also had them do the Z3 steering rack swap while the engine was out and JESUS.... I'm falling more in love with car every mile. I also had a bunch of extra parts like control arms, control arm bushings, tie rods, ect... sitting in my trunk and they installed those for me at no extra charge. I honestly can't say enough great things about Racewerks out in Virginia Beach. My bill should have been a lot higher for the amount of hours they put into this thing.

Now onto the next part.... What to do with it? I've been collecting parts for my "Ultimate E30" however I've basically come to the realization that I'm half assing my dream e30. My ultimate e30 isn't a coupe, its a touring and I don't want to finish the build and regret using the "wrong" chassis. So now I'm kind of stuck in what direction to take this car. I think for now I'm just going to make a build thread for it. Keep fixing it up and doing things to it and see where it takes me.
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Old 06-01-2017, 12:56 PM   #160
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So I finally made a thread for my lil bundle of Cirrus Blue fun

Project Stitch: The 1980's car with a 21st Century Spin
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:28 PM   #161
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I'm on the exact same page as you with getting the 'right' chassis. I bought a local-to-me E30 sedan to see if that would solve my E30 cravings, but it has missed the mark by miles.

My mind can only picture me spending my time/money building a RHD touring. Any other E30 chassis just isn't making sense to me.
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:51 PM   #162
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I still have the same feelings towards finding the "right chassis" but I'm proceeding with the build as planned. I can't put my life on hold to track down the "right" car. Imported cars are just to expensive and tracking one down and importing one myself is a huge gamble on my part. I still love my car and I don't want to just sell it because I think a touring will be more practical.
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