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    My project: 86 325es-> Pickup

    Here begins my project thread! Lately its been becoming more apparent to me that i am in need of a truck. The hold back is... most trucks suck, therefore a better truck must be made. The e30 pickup! I'll be taking lots of pictures of my progress ;). Criticism is welcome, but in the end its my project and will end up the way I want it.


    My platform: 7/86 325es auto-tragic : $150
    Hit in front and severely beaten, the perfect candidate for this project


    MINT hounds tooth interior! minus drivers seat....


    Trunk sound deadening removed, thanks to some local help



    Roof braced and marked up for some trimming.



    And here we are at the end of Day 1.
    Last edited by mikeday; 07-09-2008, 09:41 AM.

    #2
    Day 2

    I removed the trunk lid and deck lid area. The decklid is not the easiest to cut out due to the amount of angles...



    Collected replacement parts, new hood and both fenders



    And how she looks at the end of day 2.
    Last edited by mikeday; 06-19-2008, 08:22 PM.

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      #3
      Day 3

      I started out the day by cutting out the rear roof supports and welding in patches for the bed rails. It's hard to tell how flat it is with the flat-white paint but thats all i had in the garage.







      Grabbed this chunk of ford ranger to start work on the cab portion of the e30. The roof line is a very similar arc between the ranger and e30. I walked around a junk yard with a large template for half an hour matching it up :D


      I cut the ranger cab into six parts to get all the lines right. So far i have the passenger side tacked on. The portion around the door needs a bit more work to line up right but otherwise it looks good.
      Last edited by mikeday; 06-19-2008, 08:35 PM.

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        #4
        More Progress!


        The Goal for today was to get the cab portion all tacked into place. The ranger rear section was narrowed 7 inches as cut so that the pillar angles matched up. The portion under the rear window flows right into the rear seat support to form a full "wall". And yes the fuel pump hatch is still accessible :D



        Later i need to sort out what int he harness needs to stay in the tail of the car. Whatever i decide to keep outside the cab will be cut and rewired with a large connector. This way i can push it all through a grommet, id hate to have water in the cab.







        Last edited by mikeday; 06-22-2008, 05:14 PM.

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          #5
          Todays progress.

          Lots of stuff got done today. I cut the radiator support out of Cory's parts car yesterday, then we went on a junkyard run this morning. Major score at the yard... i made it out with a euro front valence, front and rear plastic bumpers, and clean front quarters for $78!!

          Now for the work, once we got back i cut out the old rad. support while Corey removed the dash.

          Old support (note drivers side is fubar)


          Close up of fubar, it doesn't look as bad as it is. Its pushed in about 6 inches.


          New support


          The old support removed.


          The first test fit of the new support. Everything lined up great


          Just to make sure it was all lining up correctly the quarter panels went on. The Radiator support lines up perfect! From here it was all tack welded into place.


          Now for the junkyard score
          Euro valence


          Front quarters


          Front and rear bumpers


          And Finally how it sits right now.



          I'm very pleased at how everything went tonight. That front end has been holding me back for quite some time now.
          Last edited by mikeday; 02-11-2010, 05:30 PM.

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            #6
            Update:

            I started painting a few things for the engine... the entire engine and all components will be black in a white engine bay.

            wrinkle paint FTW



            aandd the bags are in!!



            Full up:



            Full down, who says you cant tuck tire on an early model....



            More to come later on...


            Edit - ran out of space...

            Next update = http://r3vlimited.com/board/showpost...0&postcount=32

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            Last edited by mikeday; 09-10-2008, 09:45 PM.

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              #7
              Fuck the project whos the cute guy in the background of pic 4 lol

              Oh so Im just a local now ey lol ok ok.

              Atleast its a running good looking "E" and is something that I will show respect to other than other peoples cars
              92 Granite Silver Vert
              M60B40 5spd

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                #8
                Originally posted by RedHoodRidah View Post
                Fuck the project whos the cute guy in the background of pic 4 lol
                He looks gay.


                When are you delivering the houndstooth?
                Byron

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                  #9

                  = /end

                  I will be over at your place tomorrow Mike. Friday Pick Up Build FTW
                  92 Granite Silver Vert
                  M60B40 5spd

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by E30SPDFRK View Post
                    He looks gay.


                    When are you delivering the houndstooth?

                    when you deliver my s38 swap kit, including hardware

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                      #11
                      you work too quick mike lol

                      need any help gimme a ring

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by RedHoodRidah View Post

                        = /end
                        That's a different guy, he is way more attractive.
                        Byron

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                          #13
                          how much for the girl in the engine bay?








                          (apologies to Wally for stealing his line)

                          Originally posted by whysimon
                          WTF is hello Kitty (I'm 28 with no kids and I don't have cable)

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                            #14
                            dude this project is sick!!!

                            Originally posted by whysimon
                            WTF is hello Kitty (I'm 28 with no kids and I don't have cable)

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                              #15
                              ^^^ Updated ^^^

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