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    Introducing my fully repaired, rebuilt, restored, repainted, V8 swapped 85 325e

    After nearly a year of blood, sweat, and tears to rebuild a car that I've owned since I was a kid, I can finally say it's 'finished'. I bought this car when I was 15 (my first car), with 100k miles on it. I put another 200k on it over the past 12 years, and it started to show. The car was rusting apart, and basically junkyard-bound. However, my emotional attachment to this car is to the point where most people would say it's unhealthy. So I decided to tear it down and fix the rust last October. And then I decided to repaint it. Then I decided to shove an m60b40 V8 in it.

    Here is the build thread, for those who are interested:
    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=225093


    The car was built from the ground up in my garage, including the paint job, where we built a filtered booth and sprayed it. HUGE thanks to everyone who had a hand in this. I absolutely could not have done this without the help of my friends. Mainly, my good friend Walt who did some amazing body and paint work, and Garey (bmwmech1) answered countless m60 swap questions and helped me with some of the custom parts. Thanks to everyone who had even a small hand in this project for making this happen.



    So, here it is: My 295k mile 1985 BMW 325e sedan. Big thanks to Jason for the amazing pictures.





























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    Last edited by JGood; 10-07-2012, 12:26 PM.
    85 325e m60b44 6 speed / 89 535i
    e30 restoration and V8 swap
    24 Hours of Lemons e30 build

    #2
    Well...hello there.


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      #3
      Love it man, great work. What a long way it has come, that color is sick!

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        #4
        Quite possibly the sexiest e30 I have ever seen. And I never say shit like that.....so it is the truth.
        Stage rally/rallycross e30 build/competition journal
        Track/street e21 build
        visit Condor Speed Shop
        visit Motorsport Hardware



        [FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"] 1985 318i/M50 Rally Car - 1988 Porsche 924S - 2005 Sequoia tow pig - 2018 GTI

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          #5
          Absolutely stunning.

          `92 325 vert - `90 325 coupe `99 m3 - Instagram @e30L

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            #6
            Amazing.

            Any reason why you chose to do plastic bumpers over euro bumpers?

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              #7
              so much respect for someone who could do all that to a car. great work man it really shows. btw i love that color because its very different you dont see it to often.
              M30 is God's motor.....but Jesus drives an M60'd car -slammin.e28

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                #8
                Love seeing nice 4 doors. Awesome job, you certianly have an eye for detail.
                I like cats.

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                  #9
                  Wow!! Great work!! I am speechless!

                  1991 Alpine S52 318is
                  Instagram:
                  https://instagram.com/saltybeast/
                  Build Thread:
                  http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=210734

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                    #10
                    Amazing job! That color is sex.

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                      #11
                      Much love man!

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                        #12
                        please, have sex with me right now

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                          #13
                          Wow!!! I love it.
                          Projects Hartge,Alpina & AC Schnitzer Builds.http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=280601
                          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=227993
                          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=289362

                          DSC04926 by Raul Salinas, on FlickrDSC03413 by Raul Salinas, on Flickr

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                            #14
                            Things sweet how fast is it?
                            88 325is Five Speed
                            Lachssilber

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                              #15
                              ^borderline ludicrous speed

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