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    COTM ~Sept 2013~ FrankM E30's S62 BEAST!

    As a local to Frank we have been waving at one another for over 4 years. I met him in person after calling about an e30 he had listed on CL in '10. Bought it and been friends ever since. There is no way to better describe Frank then; there is no one else like him. His brain fires in a million different directions, it is a wonder how his builds come out so clean. But when he sets his mind to it, you best believe the end result is perfection.

    Proud to see his builds unfold and help along the way. Been a long time coming buddy, you deserve this COTM! One of the most INSANE clean builds.

    I purchased the car in December of 2010 as a stock 1989 325is, 69k original miles. At the time, it had some work, rust mainly, that was needed.







    So off it went for paint in May 2011. I decided to keep it the same bronzit paint code -039.



    I drove the car for 50 miles before deciding to tear it down and transplant my 4.0L engine from my owned ‘95 540i. Teardown started in Dec 2012.





    Then in Jan 2012, work on the E30 has started...












    Bay ready for final install.






    The final product as in May 2012.

    Some general Specs:
    -‘95 M60B40 122k Miles
    -6 Speed Transmission
    -Custom Driveshaft
    -3.15 LSD
    -Cruise Control
    -AC works!
    -UUC Short Shift Kit
    -SPAL puller and pusher fans
    -UUC E39 Lightweight Flywheel/Clutch
    -E30M3 Springs
    -Bilstein HD’s
    -AZEV A - 16x7.5 ET25
    -BFGoodrich KDW 225/45/16 Square
    -300mm.de big brakes 312/294 with E34 540i calipers
    -Exhaust: 2.5” headers to Dual 2.25”, X Pipe, resonators, Dual in/out Magnaflow Muffler

    The project ended in May 2012. Entire swap took no more than 4 months...





    Shortly after in January 2013, I also bought a new set of wheels/tires. I have a thing for the classic style, while keeping a nice 17” rim size. I ended up getting the Style 5’s 17x8 BBS ET20. I spaced them out with 10mm up front and 12mm in the back. This is the last couple pics before I did the most recent tear down.



    In May 2013, I decided to break it down and rebuild with the S62 Engine from the E39 M5. I found a great donor from a t-boned M5. 94k miles, excellent shape.





    After selling my 335i M30 Convertible in April 2012, I took some of that money and started this new project: The E30 350i. The S62B50 engine has 394hp and is a monster! As I tore down the M60 swap, I kept a lot of those parts, but brought the rear end down a bit to 2.93. On to the build pics. Project started May 2013.



    Sport button
















    Project completed in September 2013. Another solid 4 months. So here we are today and here are the final pics.

    Here are the specs:
    -‘01 S62B50 94k Miles
    -Custom AlphaN Tune
    -ECU Flashed by Ergen Motorsports
    -No rear O2 sensors (no cats)
    -No MAF’s
    -No Sec Air Pump
    -No EWS
    -Sport Button Functionality
    -E46 Pedal Pot Assembly - drive by wire
    -Complete custom harness.
    -Complete Functional E30 M3 cluster
    -Custom E30 Sport Button
    -6 Speed Transmission E34 540i
    -Custom Driveshaft
    -2.93 LSD
    -AC works!
    -UUC Short Shift Kit
    -SPAL puller and pusher fans
    -UUC E39 Lightweight Flywheel/Clutch
    -HR Sport Springs
    -Bilstein HD’s
    -BBS Style 5’s 17x8 ET20 - 10mm front,12mm rear
    -Some shit Sumitomo tires that I’m trying to burn out
    -300mm.de big brakes 312/294 with E34 540i calipers
    -Adjustable Clutch Fork Mod
    -Exhaust: OBX headers, heavily modified. True dual 2.5”, X Pipe, Dual --Magnaflow resonators, Dual in/out Magnaflow Muffler. The chassis currently has 73k miles, 94k on the engine.

    Current photoshoot:
    *Special thanks to Swanny, for rolling shots in the vert and driving me in the touring for more rolling shots.






















































    Sorry for the blurry video, I forgot to zoom in.



    Remembered to zoom hahaha ending in Swanny kicking a tire with his e39 touring.


    Plans for Winter 2014:
    -1-touch E36 windows courtesy of George Graves
    -Ground Control’ Coilover Kit
    -Pair BBS Style 5’s 17x9 ET22 Rear Wheels
    -Dunlop Direzza ZII 215/40/17 Front, 235/40/17 Rear
    -Rear Mcoupe Diff Cover Upgrade
    -Alarm with window roll-up feature
    -New Trailing Arm and Subframe bushings
    -Line-In Radio Mod for Stock Radio
    -Rear Fly-out Windows (E46 Style)
    -Polish/Restore Wheels - Silver powdercoat, polished lip
    -S62 VANOS seals replace
    -Cruise Control hookup...

    Thanks for looking!!

    S62 Build thread

    M60 Build thread

    Black and Tan build

    '88 335 vert FS thread
    Last edited by F34R; 09-16-2013, 04:12 PM.
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    #2
    Awesome car.

    PS: what gives, R3v? Does nobody remember 'just say no to Bronzit'?!
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      #3
      Originally posted by Iain View Post
      Awesome car.

      PS: what gives, R3v? Does nobody remember 'just say no to Bronzit'?!
      They are too scared of being murdered by an s62 ;)
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        #4
        Bravo.
        sigpic
        January 2012 COTM

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          #5
          Now I want an S62...

          Originally posted by SpasticDwarf
          Honestly I built it just to have a place to sit and listen to Hotline Bling on repeat.

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            #6
            nice car just dont like the reverse rake

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              #7
              love bronzit; never understood the hate against it.

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                #8
                Real nice! How is air "metered" in s62's?

                1991 325iS turbo

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                  #9
                  That's a really clean looking bronzit.
                  Never thought i'd say that.
                  Zinno '89 <24v swap in progress>

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                    #10
                    Interested in commentary on the acceleration and comparisons..
                    Zinno '89 <24v swap in progress>

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                      #11
                      In love
                      sigpic

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                        #12
                        Great build Frank! Well deserving COTM honours!


                        My 1989 e30 s52 Touring... this is Betty

                        My 1989 325i vert (sold)...this is Nina

                        My 1991 M5 (sold)... this is Veronica

                        Photo comparison: OEM vs aftermarket windscreen for a convertible

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                          #13
                          I can't stop fapping
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                            #14
                            Amazing...
                            Current:
                            1989 325i
                            1988 M3
                            1987 325ic
                            Past:
                            2001 330ci
                            2001 M3

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                              #15


                              COTM support vehicle and crew carrier.
                              Swanny!
                              SUCKERS.

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