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    Full Build Thread - '94 E30 saloon racer

    As this is a nice forum with many E30 enthousiast I decided to put my build report here. Maybe nice for people who like to follow projects, I always do ;).

    Some years ago I had a nice 325e saloon :



    Drove it for some years, rust started to kill it and we decided to take it of the streets, fix her up and create a tracktoy out of it.

    So the first step was to completely strip the mofo :





    And we planned a M50 swap so got an engine from germany :



    As we stripped the Eta out, we discovered more and more rust and at the same time we found a brand new, out of the factory, shell of a 4 door type 2 E30. A new and better base was found and bought :






    Yes a 94 e30 :nice:, 224 kg's as a shell, on an original Bmw wooden fahrwerk ;). Brought it away for a welded cage

    Meanwhile started to gather some parts here and there :





    Got the car back from the rollcage welder :




    And sent it away for painting.




    E30 Euro-S50B30 Tracktoy
    E30 M20B25 Drifttoy

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    Got the subframes and trailingarms coated :




    And started to build, some pictures here :







    Threw away the old shell :



    Got some new parts fot the engine :




    The rear suspension, aluminium subframe mounts, pu trailingarm bushings IE swaybarreinforcements :





    And we had a rolling racer :

    E30 Euro-S50B30 Tracktoy
    E30 M20B25 Drifttoy

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      #3
      Then it was M50 time :



      With the new rad :



      Also the brakesystem was fully functional, filling and bleeding :








      Engine bay at that moment :



      CAI :


      "

      The m3 covers :


      So far :



      Started fitting the bodywork :








      Meanwhile, fitted the oilcooler and read the enginecomputer :





      Fitted a seat :

      E30 Euro-S50B30 Tracktoy
      E30 M20B25 Drifttoy

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        #4
        I wish i could've started with a perfectly clean and painted chassis like that!


        The front spoiler is ugly though.

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          #5
          Finished the body fitting :



          and it was away for painting :


          Then the wiring was taken care of :




          Painted parts came back and put on the car :




          New 17" wheels :



          The new interior works. Slightly modified dash and all the electrical using switches.




          Needed some windows ;) :




          Then got it aligned :




          And the finished product ( well, finished for just a few days ofcourse, development never stops ;) ). He're some pictures at "the launch" of the car :
















          E30 Euro-S50B30 Tracktoy
          E30 M20B25 Drifttoy

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            #6
            Originally posted by Firestorm View Post
            I wish i could've started with a perfectly clean and painted chassis like that!


            The front spoiler is ugly though.
            But very light, and thats the only reason. I like it though, in white.
            E30 Euro-S50B30 Tracktoy
            E30 M20B25 Drifttoy

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              #7
              Everything was awesome until the front and rear bumpers....mtech II or stock please!!

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                #8
                Nice build on the car. Is the motor stock?
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by mbonder View Post
                  Everything was awesome until the front and rear bumpers....mtech II or stock please!!
                  As above ;) there is a big weight difference and we can use the shape of the bumpers quite well ( In aero I mean, for upcoming modifications ).

                  Originally posted by 240zs30 View Post
                  Nice build on the car. Is the motor stock?
                  At the moment it almost is. A bit different exhaust, an open filter for the intake and a light flywheel.
                  E30 Euro-S50B30 Tracktoy
                  E30 M20B25 Drifttoy

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                    #10
                    That's what I call a build thread!

                    Great work! I don't really mind the front and rear bumper covers. It was built to race! :)

                    Originally posted by whysimon
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                      #11
                      That is amazing, but that car is a 12/94.... so it should be actually considered a '95. :p

                      You probably have one of the newest e30s out there!!
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                        #12
                        Damn that is SEXY! Nice build!

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                          #13
                          Wow, what a great read.

                          Soon I hope to see a great video.

                          Tom, let me make this clear...NO MUSIC ON THE VIDEO, motorsong only, please.

                          I wish I was there to do the wiring...I mean the only thing I see anywhere that is less than 100% clean is the bracket for the air filter and...the wiring.

                          Sweet build, guys! You earned that champagne.

                          Closing SOON!
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                            #14
                            This build went from sweet to ugly in about 2 seconds.

                            However, good job, I would have chosen different valences and wheels though.

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                              #15
                              Well, I've got a video but it's not really good quality.

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdWQAww2y7A&NR=1

                              Car passing by on the Circuit of Zolder in Belgium, Europe. Note that at that moment, we had a 3.25 diff and the car is passing in 3rd gear, going to 4th at the end of the straight, way too long. At the moment we use a 3.73 with a 40% LSD :



                              I will get some nice videos in 2008, got a camera allready ;).

                              Originally posted by FredK View Post
                              That's what I call a build thread!



                              Great work! I don't really mind the front and rear bumper covers. It was built to race!
                              We share the same opinion. It's a racer, not a showcar so it's never perfect looking. I actually like the looks of the car but I understand that some don't.
                              E30 Euro-S50B30 Tracktoy
                              E30 M20B25 Drifttoy

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