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  • 2mAn
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    Originally posted by CabbE30 View Post
    Hey bro, ever complete the new swap?
    looks like it, butttttttt.............

    https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...d.php?t=421222

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  • spiDmang
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    Condolences on the white E30. I followed this thread while i was swapping my own.

    The brilliantrot looks great though (and IMO, a better color!).

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  • CabbE30
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    Hey bro, ever complete the new swap?

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  • eThirtyAaron
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    Any way you can update the picture host?

    Edit: For the original pictures early on in this thread.

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  • craiggroves91
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    Installed bronze pivot pin


    Did the differential flange seals and orings




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  • craiggroves91
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    Oh and here is an update from the new owner of the original beast.
    He still hasn't welded in new radiator support but it's coming along

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  • craiggroves91
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    Originally posted by MR E30 325is View Post
    Excellent work swapping to a new chassis, though it sucks to hear about your old one.

    I rocked a 91 318is with an S52. Was a blast. Hope you get to enjoy yours soon.
    Thank you, yeah I'll miss the white one since I invested so much time into it. When it comes down to it, an e30 is an e30 and this new one is overall nicer.

    I can't wait to get it on the road!

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  • MR E30 325is
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    Excellent work swapping to a new chassis, though it sucks to hear about your old one.

    I rocked a 91 318is with an S52. Was a blast. Hope you get to enjoy yours soon.

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  • craiggroves91
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    Forgot to post this earlier. Front subframe is back in with new redesigned Condor mounts. They are much nicer


    Drilled the holes for the brake booster relocation and notched the firewall for the steering column.



    Removed RTABs. This is definitely better than burning them out



    Installed delrin brake pedal bushings and bronze clutch pedal bushings


    Installed new front wheel hubs with new dust covers and new nuts





    Also got wheel studs on



    Got the proper strut nuts from vorshlag


    Rebuilt the half shafts








    Got new parking brake cables installed


    Installed a differential stud kit from garagistic

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    Last edited by craiggroves91; 05-18-2017, 11:14 AM.

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  • craiggroves91
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    Originally posted by TheWipprSnappr View Post
    way to bounce back :up: and nice work. Im really digging that front suspension setup. What spring rates are you going with on the gc's?
    Thanks! Yeah I'm super excited to finally habe proper suspension.

    I have 700# in the rear and 550# up front. I'm not going to run a rear bar and see how it feels.

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  • TheWipprSnappr
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    way to bounce back :up: and nice work. Im really digging that front suspension setup. What spring rates are you going with on the gc's?

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  • craiggroves91
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    Just some adventures of the day


    Burned out the subframe bushings



    Painted the brake line holders brackets or whatever just to tidy things up. I also painted the custom coupler nut for my swaybar should I made from e36 m3 endlinks




    Test fit the struts with the e36 m3 swaybar tabs welded on and the end links I made. Seems like it will work great. I'll know more when it's on the ground.


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  • craiggroves91
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    Success. Rebar vs an extension helped. Also helped to have my dad beat it while I heated it with torch.

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  • craiggroves91
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    Subframe bushings are seized on the chassis arghhhh :down:

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  • craiggroves91
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    Bye bye beast. You will be missed, but Brilliantrot has me feeling some type of way.




    So I had to grab a lot of parts from the beast, including its front subframe. So pulled the m42 and its front subframe and stock suspension to swap with the beast. Here are some pics of that


    Pressure washed the BAE




    Subframe and suspension dropped


    Dropped the steering column to put in the pedal box from the beast that was welded when it broke a little while back. I figure it is much stronger and it will prevent the same breakage from happening to the stock pedal box.



    I've done more since then, but need to take pics still. I am awaiting some important parts, too.

    Pumped to get my coilovers on, but I don't have the correct strut not from vorshlag. So hopefully I can get that sorted out.



    Last edited by craiggroves91; 05-10-2017, 11:22 PM.

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