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    R3Vlimited/BBQ2U PRO3 build/Journal

    This is the build thread for my BBQ2U/Accuracy Automotive/R3Vlimited PRO3 race car. Please enjoy. The first few posts will be catching everyone up to where I'm at currently.

    I will be updating the information when I have time.

    Chassis:1987 325Is.
    I drove it to the E30 picnic in 2011 to get a rough Idea of how the chassis/engine felt and ran.

    Here it is before work began:

    The Interior looks decent it pictures but it all was trashed and thrown away with the exception of the drivers seat.


    Nice and stripped, ready for a cage but first...

    RA1's and baskets:

    Bought the wheels and RA-1s from Rich Milham, who is pictured here, Rich was my first instructor and was just getting out of racing at the time.

    Sticky rubber is always better.
    Last edited by Jparkr; 02-20-2012, 05:00 PM.

    1987 PRO-3 car /1990 325is (2.7i Concours)

    Time to get to TC Motorsports and Godspeed Fabrication for the roll cage.

    I decided to drive there and for safety I asked Justin to follow me.

    Go time:

    yes, my cluster was held in place by a big bungee cord.

    Here is Justin posing next to the car just in case I died on the way up. lol.

    Cage building progress:

    1987 PRO-3 car /1990 325is (2.7i Concours)


      Cage complete

      ^ My car's head mechanic Reid

      Sunroof delete

      Suspended the panel in place, then marked where we would drill the holes for the supports

      Drilled holes in the panel

      Nate drilling holes in the chassis

      Me prepping the metal for the 8115 panel bonding we will use as the final act of securing the panel in place.

      Nice and flush

      Here is how we suspended the panel. We used these bolts to weld on.

      Tacking the panel and chassis to the bolts

      Tacked in place


      This is the panel bonding, 8115. If you know it, you know its serious business and basically liquid weld

      Smoothed out

      Chris sanding it all smooth

      No more sunroof!

      Next update is painting!
      Last edited by Jparkr; 02-20-2012, 04:59 PM.

      1987 PRO-3 car /1990 325is (2.7i Concours)



        Roof scuffed and primed


        Before shots



        Oh, its go time!

        Me painting the cage

        Nate and I doing work

        Cage is painted a orange for the look of Fire. This is the BBBQ2U car after all.

        Interior painted grey


        Quick done shot of the interior

        scuffed and masked

        BBQ pit black!

        This is also done in satin so panels can easily be replaced, if any on track incidents occur.

        time to re-assemble

        Dash back in.

        Back up in my shop. Accuracy Automotive.

        Next update is suspension and brakes

        1987 PRO-3 car /1990 325is (2.7i Concours)


          Nice! This is lookin good. Keep it up!
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            Splendid build, cage looks excellent.
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              Looks good man!
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                Great build so far. Can't wait to see what happens next.


                  great build!
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                    I like. In for more updates.

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                      Nice work.

                      I'm also busy to build a cage.


                        Awesome so far! also just gave me an idea for a cleaner looking sunroof delete... I assume that compound can be bought for noncommercial use?

                        Go here be happy!

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                          Wow, your car looks great. Awsome Build:up:


                            I love it! I am doing the same thing to get rid of my stupid sunroof =)
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                              looking good! in for more updates. oh and i love the cage color!