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    new feature! R3Vs COQ: F34R

    YES YES YA'LL! Its back and its better than ever! we all want a COTM, but until it ramps up, I present to you my COQ (Car of the Quarter).



    editors note: I will be doing much of what we love with the choice in COTM, but I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I think you will all appreciate. I decided to start this new chapter with a closure of the old one and a thank you to the previous editor of the COTM, Brandon aka F34R. His car is a true definition of what a COTM or COQ should be. He built this car for himself, he built it right and has evolved his own vision of the car. Its not a car built to grace the covers of magazines, he built his own "ultimate driving machine" and it certainly performs.

    Where do I start?! Well I came into the BMW e30 world when I was 15, I picked it up about 6 months before I was able to take my permit test in NYS. It was a 1986 325es, that is what hooked me and I have owned an e30 for the last 14 years straight! Rewind to March 2010 and that is when I bought the shell that would become known as 'Polly'. She is a 1987 4 door in Luxorbeige Metallic that was being parted out. I struck a deal for the complete car minus the b27 and auto transmission for 250.00.

    Drivetrain:

    -m30b35
    -260/6 transmission
    -ARP head studs
    Complete resealed
    Everything powder coated

    Suspension:
    -GC coils 800(4")r/500f
    -GC e28 race camber plates
    -GC Rear race shock mounts
    -GC E30 M3 custom sway links
    -Koni valved adjustable shocks and inserts
    -Shortened housings and E30 M3 tabs~by me
    -Meyle arms
    -Tree house racing eyeballs
    -AKG bushings/IE replacing ALL stock
    -e30tech weld in correction kit
    -UUC 22mm SwayBarbarian front kit.
    -Condor Speed engine and transmission poly bushings.

    Brakes
    UUC BBK 2pc rotors
    SS brake lines
    Massive brakes Booster delete kit
    Slotted Zimmerman rear rotors and Hawk race pads

    Wheels/spacers:
    Artec MI 3pc 17x8/9 4x100 et38(before spacers)

    42 Draft Designs custom spacers:
    25mm front 15mm rear.

    Hardware:
    Motorsport Hardware 90mm bullet nose studs w/ NeoChrome lug nuts.

    Tires:
    BFG Sport Comp-2
    215/45/17 & 245/40/17

    Interior:
    -Recaro LS-B e21 seats with custom seat bracket bases~by me
    -Gutted 95% of everything


    Exterior/paint:
    -Euro bumpers
    -MT1 e28 rear spoiler
    -Pfeba lower lip and '84 lower metal valance
    -Sunroof delete
    -Euro smiley headlights
    -Rat rod <3

    Curb weight:
    -2,428lbs with 1/4 tank and roof rack(rack is around 35-40lbs).

    This is how I got her(wheels were on though)


    How she sat after everything was pulled.


    Rear suspension rebuilt, blasted and coated in two layers of engine temp paint then undercoated.


    Converted to e30 M3 sway links.


    M20b27 was the first engine, it would soon become an SETA bottom end with b25 head and 288 Schrick(W/Schrick Hi-performance springs) with IE HD rockers.


    Just a short video after meeting Swanny, I wanted to show the travel from the insane suspension setup I am running. Uploading a few more right now.




    Thought it was neat to show how everything works with one another.




    This was before the SUPER light Recaros.


    Scored these NIB Recaros from 1983 off CL for peanuts.


    Made brackets




    Scored this m30b35 in the dead of winter that would replace the cammed m20




    Started making some engine mounts for the m30.


    Tore the engine down to do the timing and a complete reseal.




    Little brother lending a hand.






    M50 header conversion, cut off old flange and welded it to one of the m30 3/8 thick flanges.


    M30 blank flanges to m50 SS headers fitted to the m30 blanks, down pipes to 2.5 dual turns to a custom Y 2.5 inlet/3" outlet, 3" straight back.


    Polly has a sexy rack ;)


    You can see roof rack build here:
    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=241501

    Not much happened after the e28 MT1 or sport wing






    melted the BFG Comps in prep for new tires.







    Shout out again to Matt aka Mr. 325 for giving me a heads up on my dream lip!
    Pfeba goodness:






    Current photos of her, not much has changed besides getting ALL new electrical in the bay(Coil, plugs, wires, cap, rotor)







    Thanks for making it all the way through! If you want to read the whole build see below:

    http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=218261

    Live updates pop up on my www.instagram.com/bweissleather

    Thanks for everyone over the years for the inspiration and hands in making a car destined for the crusher to become something truly evil.

    Plans: finish off interior, cage and boost at some point next year???? Not sure since I am buying a house the very day this COTM goes live.

    Shout outs:

    Corbin my little brother, my partner in wrenching.
    FrankM
    Swanny
    Chris
    Tom aka ttrousdell
    Matt(Mr. 325) /Shant
    Slammin
    Dave@renewed finishes
    The good guys at Ground Control for all the parts!
    Steve aka Bunt Tech
    Levent
    Condor Speed Shop
    Motor Sport hardware
    James for keeping this place running.

    2mAn for taking on the COTM and selecting me for his first...hope you're ready for the wave of annoying members flaking!!!
    Last edited by 2mAn; 09-30-2015, 08:38 PM.
    Simon
    Current Car:
    -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
    -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



    Make R3V Great Again -2020

    #2
    Almost 100 views! And no comments lol you better pick an e30 M3 next time.
    ~ Puch Cafe. ~ Do business? feedback ~ Check out my leather company ~

    Instagram: @BWeissLeather

    Current cars:
    ~ '87 325 M30B35 swap
    ~ '87 535
    ~ 01 540 Msport 6spd
    ~ '06 X5 4.8is

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      #3
      Easily one of my favorite cars on the forum man, Love it!

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        #4
        I hope you never sell those wheels F3AR.
        1989 BMW 325is | 2019 Ford Ranger FX4
        willschnitz

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          #5
          so raw. thanks for letting me drive her.
          Nice face corbin

          The Build:
          http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=191125

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            #6
            perfect example of function > form. Love the car!
            2.7i Stroker Turbo Build Thread

            90 325i | 95 Miata

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              #7
              Originally posted by F34R View Post
              Almost 100 views! And no comments lol you better pick an e30 M3 next time.

              Its funny, I have made a list already of the cars I am hoping to have featured and only one is a M3

              Originally posted by cleanasse30 View Post
              perfect example of function > form. Love the car!
              exactly! :thankyou:
              Simon
              Current Car:
              -2000 330i Estate, the dad-mobile
              -1975 Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Super 1300, the never-ending name & project



              Make R3V Great Again -2020

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                #8
                I vote YES on this car. Always liked the wheel color too.

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                  #9
                  Glad this is back in action!

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                    #10
                    this car is awesome. such a dope, purposefully built machine.

                    Simon, i'll let you know when my car is ready :up: :p
                    -Brad, AlphaTeam Motorwerks, LLC
                    91' 318i Slicktop Touring - M54 Swapped
                    04' Porsche 911 C4S
                    12' E70 X5 Diesel - Daily Driver


                    Originally posted by IronJoe
                    Alpha Team: running through e30s, gringo icebergs, and 19 yr olds.

                    Originally posted by 2mAn
                    Brads a standup guy even though he likes buttsex

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                      #11
                      Killer beast, looks mean as hell. Love it! Kudos to Simon for getting this going!

                      Originally posted by F34R View Post
                      you better pick an e30 M3 next time.
                      Oh, herro prease.
                      '89 Schwarz E30 M3 Cabriolet Build

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                        #12
                        The most wabi-sabi e30 there is.
                        love it.

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                          #13
                          I've seen this car in person many a time and can say it's a one of a kind true e30-rod for sure. But don't be fooled. This thing is powerful and LIGHT! Brandon took his time and did it the way HE wanted to, with a strong engine rebuild, quality wheels, and if you haven't seen his rear view mirror, take a look because if you thought you had visibility before, this mirror is a force to be reckoned with.
                          Congrats Brandon
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by FrankM E30 View Post
                            I've seen this car in person many a time and can say it's a one of a kind true e30-rod for sure. But don't be fooled. This thing is powerful and LIGHT! Brandon took his time and did it the way HE wanted to, with a strong engine rebuild, quality wheels, and if you haven't seen his rear view mirror, take a look because if you thought you had visibility before, this mirror is a force to be reckoned with.
                            Congrats Brandon
                            Thanks for the kind words, Frank! We missed you at the local cruises! Hope you're well in your new settings! And if you noticed...I put the door trim back on the passenger side :)
                            ~ Puch Cafe. ~ Do business? feedback ~ Check out my leather company ~

                            Instagram: @BWeissLeather

                            Current cars:
                            ~ '87 325 M30B35 swap
                            ~ '87 535
                            ~ 01 540 Msport 6spd
                            ~ '06 X5 4.8is

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                              #15
                              This car is the reason I will be putting an m30 in my own early model parts car. As soon as I get back to the east coast where she is.

                              Have always loved it from afar with respect Brandon. I love that it is built to drive and enjoy, not as a queen.

                              Respect x100000000000 my friend.
                              Derek-

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