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    #31
    Don't know how I missed this thread. Pretty awesome! Where in AZ are you?
    1991 325i - Daily Driven lightly modded.
    1988 325 M50NV swapped SETA (the free project).
    bacon by Jared Laabs, on Flickr

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      #32
      Thank you all my dudes!

      ^I'm up in Mesa, I meet a lot of e30 guys.. maybe we've met.. regardless join us for a meet up, maybe a cruise

      Progress ensues..

      Turns out if you don't go grocery shopping you can buy more car parts..





      Milled bracket for e36 VTPS





      AFM delete and GM IAT sensor



      AEM wideband



      Audio? glove box? no, race car!



      Literally 5 pounds of unused wire pulled out of the front of the car/dash.



      Stealth.. I might run it



      Modifying a spare VC









      Completed with catch can



      Land rover disco throttle body.. slightly bigger ~3mm at the butterfly. Refurbed to single cable, heater block off, and handmade spring bushings.







      last but not least - a spare manifold.



      Gasket matched









      Clears the master, relay post, dipstick, and filter housing..



      That's all for now! Good luck tig welder..

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        #33
        What about the late model euro bumpers?
        How to remove, install or convert to pop out windows
        http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=297611


        Could be better, could be worse.

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          #34
          Not much progress on the bumper, aesthetics are low priority right now. I did get some trim to wrap all the way around but I need to make the end caps. Tried cutting up the US trim, but no luck. Euro trim might work but I have none to test. If anyone has Euro end caps they can measure that'd be awesome. :D

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            #35
            So a cop pulled me over.. for reasons.. But he was super cool and we chatted about the car for a while. He made a comment about needing a new rear bumper... and well, he's right - I've strayed from my power adders and finished this PITA-Eurostyle-aluminium-thing.

            First I rivet some 1/8th aluminium into the channel - this provides the necessary height to mount the trim, and also solidifies the bumper as one piece.



            Mock the trim



            After many hours of making custom end caps. I was not satisfied.. so I decided to make an e21 style.. days of work would have been saved if I left these sections on the bumper...



            Fab both sides



            Aluminium brazing is possible, and IMO way more work then its worth, buy an A/C TIG for bonding this stuff.



            Now the hard part - blend and polish.



            Be happy its over





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              #36
              Great job on the bumpers, they look fantastic. Looking forward to seeing more.

              Originally posted by 2mAn
              The BMW V6 is the best

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                #37
                Incredible work.
                Simon
                Current Cars:
                -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                Originally posted by Melon
                Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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                  #38
                  The bumper looks great. I would run it. I look forward to seeing what you do with the front.
                  How to remove, install or convert to pop out windows
                  http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=297611


                  Could be better, could be worse.

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                    #39
                    Awesome project, looking forward to turbo fun!

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                      #40
                      Poast moar pics dammit
                      1991 325i - Daily Driven lightly modded.
                      1988 325 M50NV swapped SETA (the free project).
                      bacon by Jared Laabs, on Flickr

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by AwakenNoMore View Post
                        Poast moar pics dammit

                        Originally posted by 2mAn
                        The BMW V6 is the best

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                          #42
                          loooool

                          I picture dumped on my work computer, so Ill have to post the rest Monday.

                          But good news, emissions passed (some how?).. so two more years on the plates. Turbo time!

                          Intake manifold is done and was a bitch to weld.

                          Head gasket and studs should be on order soon.

                          Wasted spark is up and running.






















                          Shhhh no one will see the M







                          Turned some throttle bushings



                          Tease.. expect 16x9.5



                          And last but not least, my sisters Easter bunny

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                            #43
                            Just read this whole thing. You are doing God's work my man. I hope the PO stumbles across this thread some day.
                            1990 325iX - sterlingsilber metallic
                            1991 325i - lazurblau metallic



                            Originally posted by delamaize
                            E30 = Lego for men.

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                              #44
                              Super good project. Love me these types of threads.

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                                #45
                                Wow you got some skills. Keep up the good work. In for more updates

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