Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Project Weißer Regen: 91 318iS Restomod

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • AndrewBird
    replied
    Pretty sure it's this guy:

    https://www.stitchedwheels.com/?fbcl...oAIJLY9BxyzC5c

    Leave a comment:


  • ClassicE30
    replied
    Originally posted by Jordan View Post
    Logistics didn't work out to get the car over to the shop today, but most likely tomorrow...

    I ordered these OE BMW R134a fitting adapters and got them installed so I can charge the system. The high side adapter sits very tight against the line so the hood shock support hinge actually clears it. I was going to leave the R12 caps in place for aesthetics but decided the adapters are more prudent so no one down the line gets confused as to what refrigerant is in the system.



    Reworked rear seat upholstery came in earlier in the week and I got it installed.




    and today with the fantastic weather I took her out for another drive, car is solid. 9.8mi total on the build.



    UPS also brought me a tasty treat today, my visors and overhead panel for the E30 came in from StitchedWheels. Extremely nice work, as always!



    Do you have a contact for the person who did you overhead panel? And the car looks amazing man! I’ve been away from r3v for a bit but the first thing I did was find this thread to see the progress, glad it’s completed!

    Leave a comment:


  • bmwman91
    replied
    Amazing work, I am super happy to see that it is done and on the road! I wish I could see this thing in person, but then again I'd be so depressed every time I looked at my car that it is probably for the best lol.

    Anyway, big ups for the attention to detail and dedication that this took.

    Leave a comment:


  • Jordan
    replied
    Thank you gentlemen, and teej, uh next project I don't know about that. This one took a lot out of my physically and financially. I' going to enjoy it for a quick minute and then it will be offered to a few parties that have expressed interest, followed publicly offered for sale if those parties pass.

    Realistically a collaboration project with Jon and I on his brand new M3 shell is the most likely next project, barring that I need a break.

    Leave a comment:


  • Matt@EDC
    replied
    Jordan

    Just wanted to pitch in and say thank you, thank you, and thank you again for the level of detail and knowledge demonstrated in your build threads. It's all been very inspirational, and will surely prove invaluable, to my own project.

    I must have read this and the red M54 car thread start to finish at least twice each. Thoroughly enjoyable and it's great to see this latest masterpiece come to completion. When are you starting the next one...?

    Matt

    Leave a comment:


  • E30 Wagen
    replied
    I was sad selling those smilies but I'm happy they at least found their way onto such an immaculate restoration. Car turned out great, amazing dedication and work as always.

    Leave a comment:


  • Digitalwave
    replied
    Whoa there, do I spy flaws by the front frame rail tow hooks and the area where the CAB lollipops mount?

    Leave a comment:


  • Jordan
    replied
    Originally posted by Vincenze View Post
    I wonder what that super-duper alignment machine does to fix the alignment.

    I thought you can only adjust the tie rod ends, so the front wheels are parallel to each other.

    How does that machine change other aspects of the alignment?
    The BMW KDS alignment machine is just a tool to show you the vehicles alignment specifications so you can accurately adjust them, and is standard yes E30's only have front toe adjustment.

    I have fabricated and installed an adjustable rear subframe so camber and toe are adjustable on the rear as well.

    Leave a comment:


  • Vincenze
    replied
    I wonder what that super-duper alignment machine does to fix the alignment.

    I thought you can only adjust the tie rod ends, so the front wheels are parallel to each other.

    How does that machine change other aspects of the alignment?

    Leave a comment:


  • Jordan
    replied
    Busy day today.... I towed the vehicle over to the shop to draw a vacuum and provide an initial charge on the air conditioning system, and then carry out an alignment. 25 miles of continuous driving was a little more than I was keen on with an eyeball alignment on the freeway most of the time.

    Got her up on the 2 post rack to wipe down the undercarriage, dust off spider webs and take some nice shots.







    Took a slew of photos on a creeper and stitched them together into a panorama.



    Onto the alignment rack after that



    Nothing beats new, fresh is fresh





    Our BMW KDS alignment machine at the shop mounts directly to the hub for optimal readings.




    All done, snap a quick one in front of the building before I head home.



    I charged the system with 1.75lbs of R134a, ambient is 80F today with a relative humidity of 40%

    40.5°F sustained vent temp ain't too shabby.



    Got her home safely and without event, car drives and handles much better with a proper alignment! Odometer now reading 46 miles.
    Last edited by Jordan; 05-10-2020, 02:47 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • majdomo
    replied
    I’ve been subbed to this one from the beginning, when you picked it up from under 11’ of standing water. This is one damn amazing journey and car! Many congrats, BAT would be lucky to get it. EAG, maybe, as well?

    Leave a comment:


  • Bill Brown
    replied
    Originally posted by econti View Post

    What's yours going in for, much the same? I hope so. The world needs more Jordan builds.
    No, I wish!

    Mine is coming along nicely, I have done a fair amount of things (and also was fortunate to have started with a pretty good car).

    But I have to present these expenditures to my wife spaced in time and in reasonable amounts. Would take me 2 lifetimes to get it to Jordan's car's status! :)

    Bill

    Leave a comment:


  • e30_dan
    replied
    Such an incredible car! Amazing! Also love the name "Weißer Regen".

    Leave a comment:


  • TeXJ
    replied
    Alright so when does the LSA swap start? haha just joking...sort of...

    That car is so clean. Try to get some video of it and stuff, would love to hear this baby purr.

    Leave a comment:


  • econti
    replied
    Originally posted by Bill Brown View Post
    I drove my AWII 318is down to Jordan's shop this afternoon. I had emailed that I was on my way. As an idiot I didn't see his response inviting me to come by and see his in person!

    On one hand I regret not being able to see in person such a wonderful car. On the other....may have looked at mine is dismay afterwards and offered a blank check!

    Needless to say, I am excited about Jordan and his shop getting their hands on my car :)

    Bill
    What's yours going in for, much the same? I hope so. The world needs more Jordan builds.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X